Like any type of camera, waterproof cameras come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There is something for everything, from the growing family who just want something that they can intrust in their kids, somewhat unsteady hands, to the most adventurous water-lover who will be testing the limits of what their waterproof camera can handle.
If you fall into the first camp, the Nikon Coolpix W150 is perfect for you. Coming in a range of colours, this slimline camera is waterproof to 10m as well as shock and dust-proof. More than this, the W150 is simple to operate both above and below the surface of the water, and it takes high-quality images that can be quicky shared with folks back home, thanks to having built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with Nikon's SnapBridge App.
More advanced users will be enticed by the incredibly rugged Olympus Tough TG6. This camera is as tough as they come, it's not just a clever name; it is 15m waterproof, as well as dust, shock and crush-proof. To be sure that the camera is not just good at returning home in one piece, the TG6 is also a more than capable image-making tool, with a 12MP back-lit CMOS sensor and fast f2 lens, both of which make the camera ideal for low-light shooting, and 4K resolution video recording.
Even if you only get away to the beach occasionally, it's worth investing in a waterproof camera. The memories you create there deserve to be captured, and these cameras are your best chance at finding something that can safely come along for the trip.