A waterproof and powerful camera is very much essential for any traveler to capture his/her best adventure in wild, rugged, and also watery places. And now with the advanced technology, travelers have to worry no more. There are plenty of options available like shockproof, underwater ready, dustproof camera, which is certainly one of the best works of engineering. And for your ease, we have compiled a list of 3 best rugged cameras that are available in 2015.
• Olympus TG-3
Olympus has a very strong and powerful offering to the travelers, which is its TG-3 Tough. This camera is waterproof to nearly 50 feet and holds good 16 megapixels. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity with Android and iOS mobile devices, which let you manage the camera with the ability to control the zoom, choose shooting modes, and also self-timer. This camera is ideal for loners and also for group shots. It also has electronic compass and GPS.
• Nikon COOLPIX AW120
The new product by Nikon, which is COOLPIX AW120 has 16 megapixels and is waterproof to approximately 59 feet, freezeproof to 14 degrees and also shock proof from 6.5 feet. It holds built-in GPS with a depth gauge, an altimeter, and also Wi-Fi. It can shoot full HD 1920 x 1080 video. Also, the optical zoom the camera has is 5x with a maximum aperture of F2.8, which is considerably faster for rugged cameras.
• Panasonic LUMIX TS5
The new Panasonic LUMIX TS5 with 16.1 megapixels is waterproof for up to 43 feet, freeze-proof to approximately 14 degrees, shock-proof from 6.5 feet, and also pressure-resistant to nearly 220 lbs. It holds a 4.6x optical zoom along with 28mm wide-angle lens, which can also be used while shooting a video. The latest Panasonic Lumix TS5 also comes with an advanced underwater mode, which easily compensates for color red, which is lost is underwater video and photos. Apart from its mode support for snow, sports, snorkeling, and beach, the camera lets you control the aperture for shutter speed or the depth of field manually. Also, the HDR mode can shoot various still pictures at many exposure levels.
These 3 cameras top our list with their promising features and also with their rugged and tough looks.