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The best waterproof camera in 2023

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The best waterproof cameras massively expand the number of places you can shoot. There’s no fear of getting it too close to the sea or dropping it in a river because even if you do you know it will be safe.

Whether you’re jetting off to white sandy beaches, heading white water rafting, or even just shooting somewhere you know it rains a lot investing in a waterproof camera is a wise idea. Image quality is so much better than it used to be and they’re not even that expensive.

Of course, there are trade-offs. Many waterproof cameras are compacts with fairly small sensors, so their image-capturing ability will be limited compared to, say the best mirrorless cameras.

You won’t get the same dynamic range or the same depth of manual concern. However, the weatherproofing on waterproof cameras often extends to being shockproof, freezeproof, and crushproof, so they can handle a good deal more than more sophisticated cameras.

There is quite a bit of variation among cameras that can be designated “waterproof cameras”, however. Choosing the right one means thinking about what you want to do with it: whether you want to shoot photos, video, or both, for instance. Do you need a zoom lens or a fast burst rate? How deep underwater do you want to take the camera? And then, the eternal question: how much have you got to spend?

So, with the above in mind, let’s define our terms! When we talk about waterproof cameras, there are a number of different types of cameras we can mean. We’ve divided our guide into sections accordingly, so here are some quick explanations of the categories.

Waterproof compacts are a whole lot like ordinary compact cameras: a self-contained camera with a fixed lens on the front. Many of them have a zoom lens, and this gives them an advantage over action cameras (see below), which tend to have lenses with a single fixed focal length. One thing that marks out most waterproof compacts is they tend to come in bright colors, in contrast to the staid blacks, silvers, and greys of mainstream cameras. This makes them easier to see if you drop them in the water.

Action cameras like GoPros are much smaller than waterproof compacts. They are therefore easier to mount or wear on a harness or helmet, making them great for watersports. Their video specs also tend to be better, with resolutions of 4K and higher and competitive frame rates. The aforementioned fixed lens means that you’re stuck with a fixed perspective (which is why GoPro-shot videos all tend to have the same fishbowl look).

You don’t have to restrict yourself to digital! There are also some handy underwater disposable film cameras, which work just like the disposable cameras you used to take on holidays, with the crucial difference being that they can be taken underwater.

If you know what you want, you can click the headings to the left to jump straight to the section of your choice. Or, you can just scroll on as we count off the best waterproof cameras you can buy right now!

Best waterproof cameras: our top picks

1. Olympus Tough TG-6

Best overall
Olympus has a long reputation in the tough camera market, not only for being sufficiently specced to handle tough conditions but also equipped with impressive imaging and video tech.  With a decent zoom and 4K video shooting, this is our favorite all-round choice for underwater shooting.

2. Ricoh WG-6

Best mid-price option
With many camera companies withdrawing from the compact camera market, Ricoh is one of the few companies making a range of waterproof options. The WG-6 is an entry-level model – but impresses with its ability to be taken to depths of 20m without additional housing – and can be dropped from heights of 2m (6 feet).

3. Kodak Pixpro WPZ2

Best budget option
Kodak is making a bit of a comeback as one of the main players in the compact scene. And this waterproof zoom point-and-shooter is a great example of what the iconic brand is still capable of. The emphasis here is on value for money – significantly undercutting the cost of the Ricoh and the Olympus options.

4. GoPro Hero11 Black

Best action camera
It is easy to forget that action cameras are also underwater cameras too. The GoPro Hero11 is the best action camera around at the moment, and can be used to shoot video down to 10m – or deeper still with an optional sensibly-priced housing.

5. GoPro Hero9 Black

Best budget action camera option
This GoPro is two generations old – but because of this it is much better value than the latest model. It still sports a front and rear LCD screen, and can still dive to 10m deep without the need for any additional casing.

4. Kodak Sport Single-use Camera

Best disposable option
If you only want a waterproof camera for a holiday by the sea or a pool party, the cheapest option would be to use a single-use camera. This Kodak option give you 27-exposures of color film, and can be used down to 15m. 

The best waterproof cameras in 2023

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Best waterproof compacts

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1. Olympus Tough TG-6

Best waterproof camera overall


Type: Compact

Sensor: 1/2.3in

Megapixels: 12MP

Lens: 25-100mm (equiv.) f/2.0-4.9

LCD: 3in, 1,040k dots

Waterproof: 15m/50ft

Shockproof: 2.1m/7ft

Freezeproof: -10ºC/14°F

Max video resolution: 4K

Colors available: Red or black

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Reasons to buy


4K video recording


Generous optical zoom

Reasons to avoid

‘Only’ 15m waterproofing 

Newer, and expensive

The Olympus TG series has a great reputation among the tough camera market, not only for being sufficiently specced to handle tough conditions but also equipped with impressive imaging and video tech. The Raw-shooting, 4K-capable TG-6, is a fairly minor upgrade on the previous TG-5, but adds some nifty new features like improved LCD resolution and a new Underwater Microscope mode for getting in close. 

Producing 4K video at 30fps and offering the option to shoot Full HD video at 120fps for super-slow-motion, the TG-6 also has a generous 25-100mm optical zoom lens that lets you get closer and closer to the action. It’s got a chunky handgrip providing a secure hold on the camera, while the internal zoom mechanism means the lens never protrudes from the body, protecting it from knocks and bumps. Straightforward but sophisticated, the TG-6 is quite simply the best waterproof camera around right now.

Read our full Olympus Tough TG-6 review for more details

(Image credit: Sharmishta Sarkar / Digital Camera World)

2. Ricoh WG-6

Best mid-price option


Type: Compact

Sensor: 1/2. 3in

Megapixels: 20MP

Lens: 28-140mm (equiv)

LCD: 3in, 1,040k dots

Waterproof: 20m/63ft

Shockproof: 2.1m/6.8ft

Freezeproof: -10°C / 14°F

Max video resolution: 4K

Colors available: Orange or black

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Reasons to buy


20 megapixel stills resolution


Waterproof to 20m


Built-in ring lights

Reasons to avoid

Struggles in low-light conditions

No Wi-Fi connectivity

With many camera companies withdrawing from the compact camera market, Ricoh is one of the few companies making a range of waterproof options – ranging right up to its industrial-grade G900 models. The WG-6 is an entry-level model – but impresses with its ability to be taken to depths of 20m without additional housing – and can be dropped from heights of 2m (6 feet). 

It also has better camera credentials than some thanks to its backside-illuminated 20MP sensor and 4K video capability – and we loved that you get a decent 5x optical zoom, and GPS geo-location tagging. It is a tad more expensive than its older sibling the WG-80 (see below), but in our view is definitely worth the extra.

See our full Ricoh WG-6 review

(Image credit: Gavin Stoker / Digital Camera World)

3. Kodak Pixpro WPZ2

Best budget option


Type: Compact

Sensor: 1/2.3in

Megapixels: 16MP

Lens: 27-108mm (equiv)

LCD: 2.7-inch LCD

Waterproof: 15m/49ft

Shockproof: 2m/6ft

Freezeproof: -10°C / 14°F

Max video resolution: Full HD 1920×1080 pixels

Colors available: Yellow or blue

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Reasons to buy


Use to depths of 15m


Built-in wifi connectivity

Reasons to avoid

No 4K video

Removing memory card can be fiddly

Kodak is making a bit of a compact as one of the main players in the compact scene. And this waterproof zoom point-and-shooter is a great example of what the iconic brand is still capable of. The emphasis here is on value for money – significantly undercutting the cost of the Ricoh and the Olympus options, say.

So you need to be prepared not to get 4K video, and you don’t get a mains plug for the USB charging lead. But you do still get all the waterproofing and shock resistance that we expect from a rugged camera. For the money, we were very impressed for this robust little camera.

(Image credit: SeaLife)

4. SeaLife Micro 3.0

Professional diving camera with lighting options


Type: Compact

Sensor: 1/2.3in

Megapixels: 16MP

Lens: 100-degree FoV, 19mm-equiv., f/2.8

LCD: 2.4in, 260k dots

Waterproof: 60m/200ft

Shockproof: N/A

Freezeproof: N/A

Max video resolution: 4K 30fps

Colors available: Red

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Reasons to buy


Waterproof down to 60m


Big buttons


Available with or without lighting

Reasons to avoid

Small imaging sensor

Tiny, low-res screen

No zoom

SeaLife cameras are the most serious underwater option – without having to get into buying separate underwater housings and optical ports for a mirrorless camera or DSLR. The ability to be able to be taken down to depths of 200ft/60m is deeply(!) impressive, but it is photographically able too, thanks to a 16MP Sony-derived sensor and the ability to shoot RAW files.

The camera is permanently sealed to safeguard against any possible leaks and weighs just 329g. You can buy the camera on its own – but if you are using this for deep dives (and that really is the point of a camera like this), then take a look at the various kits including one or two of SeaLife’s powerful ‘Sea Dragon’ LED lights. These can output at least 3000 lumens to illuminate murky underwater depths, while also acting as chunky ergonomic carrying handles.

Read our full Sealife Micro 3.0 review for more details

(Image credit: Ricoh)

5. Ricoh WG-80

One of the toughest available, with nifty extra features and a price to match


Type: Compact

Sensor: 1/2.3in

Megapixels: 16MP

Lens: 28-140mm (equiv) f/3. 5-5.5

LCD: 3in, 230k dots

Waterproof: 14m/45ft

Shockproof: 1.6m/5.2ft

Freezeproof: -10ºC/14ºF

Max video resolution: Full HD

Colors available: Orange or black

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Reasons to buy


Decent zoom range


Useful built-in ring lights

Reasons to avoid

No 4K video

Very similar to WG-70, which can also be found still on sale

More expensive WG-6 is better value

The Ricoh WG series have a reputation as being the Swiss army knives of tough cameras. WG-80 is equipped with ring lights around its lens that function as a torch as well as a macro light, allowing you to see what you’re doing underwater as well as keep your subjects illuminated (these lights are twice as bright as its predecessor, the Ricoh WG-70. 

The WG-80 has got a fair few nifty features that make it worth consideration. The microscope mode lets it focus at distances as close as 1mm, and this mode has been improved to offer a 16-megapixel resolution (as on the WG-70). Also, the Handheld Night Snap captures several images of a low-light scene in quick succession and blends them together to create a blur-free composite image. This is all housed in a body with serious protections, able to stay submerged in 14m of water for up to 2 hours.

Best waterproof action cameras

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6. GoPro Hero11 Black

The TikTok-ready action cam adds simplicity, and a new 8:7 sensor


Weight: 4.5 oz / 127 g

Waterproof: 33.0′ / 10.0 m

5K video: up to 60fps

4K video: up to 120fps

2.7K video: up to 240fps

Stills resolution: 27MP

Battery life: 2-3hrs estimate

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Reasons to buy


Captures versatile 8:7 content


Excellent image stabilization


Horizon locking at up to 5.3K


Simplified interface for beginners

Reasons to avoid

Lowlight video isn’t great

Front display is not touch sensitive

GoPro membership required to unlock features

Despite the Hero 11 Black looking like every other GoPro this side of 2019, with upgraded hardware and software, it’s a triumph on all fronts. The new, almost square sensor is supremely versatile, the camera’s software has been simplified successfully, and GoPro’s companion app, Quik has also been improved. With best-in-class stabilization, great-looking video in all but dimly-lit and dark scenes, and some fun new modes like light painting, the Hero 11 Black is an excellent addition to the line.

The Hero 11 Black’s 8:7 aspect ratio is also a standout highlight for content creators. Able to shoot in 5.3K resolution, 8:7 video at up to 30fps, its footage can be losslessly cropped to create new 4K portrait, landscape, and square clips from a single video.

On top of 8:7 video, the Hero 11 Black captures 5.3K resolution video at 60 fps, 4K resolution video at 120 fps, or 2.7K resolution at 240 fps. You can also grab 27MP stills from 5.3K video.

The Hero 11 Black might not have wildly improved the line’s lowlight performance. Still, with its new 8:7 sensor, a simplified interface, and enhanced horizon leveling, it’s upgraded GoPro’s offering in a meaningful way. Particularly appealing to folks who use multiple social platforms, nothing else can do quite what the 11 Black can.

Read our full GoPro Hero 11 Black review for more details

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7. DJI Action 3

An extremely well-specced GoPro rival


Type: Compact

Sensor: 1/1.7″-Type CMOS Sensor

Megapixels: 12MP

Lens: 155°, f2.8

LCD: Front-facing: 1.4″, Rear touchscreen: 2.25″

Waterproof: 52ft / 16m

Max video resolution: 4K

Color options: Grey

Weight: 5.1 oz / 145 g

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Reasons to buy


Dual touchscreen control


Good vlogging tool in vertical or horizontal


No module confusion (compared to Action 2)


Extreme batteries included as standard


Cheaper than GoPro


No subscription payments required

Reasons to avoid

12-megapixel images and 4K maximum video resolution

No period of cloud backup included

We’d like to see a start and stop timer

Vertical format use requires frame

Voice control somewhat spotty

If we’re honest, while it is a little sad to see the modular design seemingly abandoned, the Action 3 is easier to manage and more capable. The only sacrifice is the larger size and weight, but even then it still has the GoPro beat. (A side note is that the Insta360 ONE RS manages to be both modular and waterproof, but needs three elements.)

The feature list is still not (quite) as rich as the GoPro Hero 10/11 (there is no equivalent of ‘Hindsight’) but the price is lower too. In fact, in some areas, it outperforms its competitor; water resistance, temperature resistance, and image sensor size. 

The EIS remains excellent from the previous generation; RockSteady and HorizonBalancing both produce smooth-video from aggressive action. For most 4K is the ideal resolution for action, especially with up to 120fps.

The fact that Action 3’s isn’t interwoven with subscription software is one we appreciate. GoPro will give you a year of cloud backup and auto upload before their Quik starts asking for more of your hard-earned; here it is much appreciated that no such clock is ticking.

Read our full DJI Osmo Action 3 review for more details

(Image credit: Basil Kronfli/Digital Camera World)


GoPro Hero10 Black

The 2021 GoPro flagship is now reduced in price


Weight: 153g

Waterproof: 10m

5K video: up to 60fps

4K video: up to 120fps

1080P: up to 240fps

Stills resolution: 23MP

Battery life: 1-32hrs estimate

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Reasons to buy


Faster user interface


Increased frame rates


Hydrophobic lens coating

Reasons to avoid

Incremental upgrade on Hero9 Black

Bigger than the Hero8 Black and Hero7 Black

Not compatible with older batteries

It may look almost identical to the Hero9 Black in almost every way, the Hero10 Black is nevertheless a significant upgrade. That’s all down to its use of the all-new GP2 processor, which powers both a speedy user interface, doubles the frame rates, and fuels the best image stabilization tech yet.

The highlight is 5.3K video with 60 frames per second, but don’t underestimate the usefulness of GoPro’s new HyperSmooth 4. 0 video stabilization – in all modes – alongside 23MP photos and best-ever low-light performance. 

Add a nifty cable for super-quick camera-to-app content transfer and auto-upload of videos and photos to the cloud while it recharges and the Hero10 Black was worth the wait.

Read our full GoPro Hero 10 Black review for more details

(Image credit: Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

9. GoPro HERO9 Black

The previous-generation GoPro is still an excellent waterproof action camera


Weight: 158g

Waterproof: 10m

5K video: up to 30fps

1080: up to 240fps

Stills resolution: 23.6MP

Battery life: 1-1.5hrs continuous shooting (estimate)

Color options: Black

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Reasons to buy


Handy front display


Excellent stabilisation


Great app synergy

Reasons to avoid

Heavier than some previous GoPros

Some touchscreen lag

Facing fiercer competition from the likes of DJI (above), GoPro needed to pull something out of the bag for its ninth Hero camera. It did so with the inclusion of a front-facing LCD screen, just like rival DJI included on its Osmo Action. 

This is hugely useful for vlogging, and GoPro upped the ante elsewhere as well, boosting video resolution to 5K, improving the stabilization, and adding the ability to extract 14.7MP stills from video, ensuring you never miss a moment.

All this tech does make the HERO9 Black a little heavier than previous cameras in the serious, but not a lot. Though it was pricey at launch, now the HERO9 Black has been replaced by the HERO10 Black, and discounts can be had on what is still one of the best waterproof action cameras around.

Read our full GoPro HERO9 Black review for more details

Best disposable underwater cameras

(Image credit: Kodak)

10. Kodak Sport Underwater Camera

Go deeper than most waterproofed cameras with this ‘hands-free’ contender


Type: Single-use

Film format: 35mm

Film type: Color

ISO speed: ISO800

Number of exposures: 27

Lens: Not specified

Viewfinder: Direct vision

Modes: Auto

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Reasons to buy


Waterproofed to a 15m / 50ft


Wrist strap provided for ‘hands free’ transportation

Reasons to avoid

No built in flash

An alternative to the Fujifilm Quicksnap Marine, that also gives you a fully waterproof camera that you can take diving with you. This one is good down to depths of 50 feet (15m) which would even make it attractive to the scuba diver. It comes preloaded with ISO800 Kodak color print film – which you will obviously have to wait for (and pay for) before you see your pictures. 

(Image credit: Agfa)

11. AgfaPhoto LeBox Ocean 400

Wet or dry, this disposable can handle it


Type: Single-use

Film format: 35mm

Film type: Color

ISO speed: ISO400

Number of exposures: 27

Waterproof: 10ft / 3m

Viewfinder: Direct vision + sports finder

Modes: Auto

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Reasons to buy


Great for snorkelling


Sand-proofed too

Reasons to avoid

Modest 3m waterproofing

ISO 400

No flash

A ‘one size fits all’ option for holidaymakers, this Agfa branded camera with flip-up plastic ‘sports finder’ can function in the wet as well as the dry – and greatly aids accurate composition underwater.

Its plastic outer case, meanwhile, protects against sand and splashes. Loaded with ISO400 film, up to 27 exposures are provided. This one can’t be used as deep as some alternatives, as it’s waterproofed to just three metres, but that should make it just fine for pool use.

How we test cameras

We test camera resolution, dynamic range and noise under scientifically controlled conditions using two key testing tools: Imatest Master and DxO Analyzer. All DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are subjected to these tests and, in some instances, high-end compact cameras.

We use these real-world testing and lab results to inform our comments in buying guides.

1. Resolution (ISO-12233): We use a resolution chart based on ISO-12233 from Applied Image inc to indicate the limit of the camera’s vertical resolution at the centre of the frame. The higher the value, the better the detail resolution.

2. Dynamic range (DxO Analyzer): This is a measure of a camera’s ability to capture detail in the highlights and shadows. We use DxO’s transmissive chart, which enables us to test a dynamic range of 13.3 stops.

3. Noise (DxO Analyzer): We use the dynamic range transmissive chart to analyze the signal-to-noise ratio for RAW and JPG files at every sensitivity setting using DxO Analyzer. A higher value means the signal is cleaner.

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Canon IXUS 285 HS – Canon PowerShot and IXUS Digital Compact Cameras

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Experience style and quality in pocket size with the ultra-slim 12x IXUS camera. Capture stunning Full HD photos and videos with ease, and share the results via Wi-Fi and NFC.


  • Lightweight, slim IXUS camera always at your fingertips
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  • Capture your memories in the best quality
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Learn more about the Canon IXUS 285 HS

Compact format

Ultra-slim, stylish IXUS metal camera can be taken anywhere no matter where you go. Equipped with a versatile 25mm wide-angle lens with 12x optical zoom and ZoomPlus for 24x zoom, it’s easy to capture any subject at any distance—and capture superb quality photos and videos. Auto zoom lets you choose the best frame for your photo with the touch of a button.

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Making great movies is easy and fun. One press of a button and you’re already shooting Full HD (1080p) video in MP4 format. Experience the freedom of creativity when shooting movies using the optical zoom, and the result will still amaze you with extraordinary clarity and smoothness thanks to Dynamic Image Stabilizer.

Quick Connect

Connect to supported mobile devices with one touch using Wi-Fi and NFC for easy file sharing. Use the image sync feature to automatically backup new pictures to the cloud and create great group photos with wireless remote shooting from your mobile device. The Wi-Fi button provides quick and easy access to Wi-Fi features.

Superb quality

Enjoy images of exceptional quality and detail even in low light with a 20.2 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor. The Intelligent Optical Image Stabilizer ensures clear photos and smooth movies in all conditions, while the large 7.5 cm (3.0″) LCD monitor makes shooting and playback easy. Creative Shot automatically analyzes the frame and creates 5 additional unique images of the original shot Capture the little things of everyday life with 1cm macro photography or simply point the camera and start shooting in Hybrid Auto mode, letting the camera automatically generate an interesting HD video digest of the day (720p)

Product Specifications

Learn more about the Canon IXUS 285 HS, its features and capabilities.

Powerful 12x wide-angle optical zoom

Zoom up to 24x while maintaining high image quality

20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor

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Send and backup images wirelessly

NFC makes it easy to share files from your smartphone

Clear images and videos in any situation

One touch smart video album editing

6 unique images from one shot

Auto zoom depending on the number of objects

Powerful DIGIC processor

Auto mode with up to 32 scene recognition technology

Smartphone camera control