Dave's Picks

Underwater/Tough

Editor's Choice Res Lens Avg. Price
image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 digital camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 16.1 4.60x $239.95
A state-of-the-art waterproof camera packed with a ton of advanced features, including 1080/60p video The Panasonic TS5 waterproof camera should thrill photo geeks who love advanced features and functionality. It's the first camera in its class to deliver advanced Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities that includes remote capture when paired with a smartphone or tablet. Moreover, the TS5 boasts full 1080p HD video recording at 60 frames per second and 10fps full-res still burst shooting. Unfortunately, the TS5's image quality proved to be mediocre overall, and its dedicated underwater mode photos came out somewhat flat with muted colors. Still, it could be the right compact waterproof model for those who demand the latest high tech gadgetry. Check out our 2013 Best Waterproof Cameras shootout for our Panasonic TS5 review. (minimize)

Other Top Choices Res Lens Avg. Price
image of Olympus Tough TG-4 digital camera Olympus Tough TG-4 16.0 4.00x $299.00
With RAW capture & plentiful features, the TG-4 rugged camera stands out from the "rugged" pack.
Following up on 2014's impressive TG-3 tough camera, the Olympus TG-4 improves in numerous ways while still offering the same fun shooting experience of its rugged predecessor. Performance is solid across the board for this class and the addition of RAW image capture (a first for this class of camera) is a well-received bonus for enthusiasts. The small 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor captures good images, considering its size, and the built-in lens offers a fast f/2.0 maximum aperture. How does this tough camera stack up against the rest of the class? Read our Olympus TG-4 Review to find out! (minimize)

 
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