If you’re heading beach-side this year, these great underwater tough-cams are well worth a look.
Packing 1/2.3in sensors, they offer you near-identical image quality to the compacts in the next list. However, unlike anything else in our test, these all-weather wonders are designed to withstand the worst. Whether it’s snorkelling in the ocean, or scaling the face of a mountain, you’ll find something here for you.
Of course, they do have downsides. The only camera which supports RAW shooting is the Olympus, with both the Panasonic and Fujifilm delivering JPEG files only. They also lack touchscreen functionality, a sacrifice which allows them to work below the briny depths. Although these features may be missed, this option is still a lot more practical than spending money on an underwater housing.