Digital Waterproof Camera Reviews
Best Waterproof Camera for 2011 - PANASONIC TS3
For 2011, Panasonic has reduce the pixel count of it's latest waterproof digital camera. As a result, the new Panasonic TS3 is head and shoulder above the rest when comes to the photo and video quality.
Panasonic's old model, the TS2 was 14.1 Mp, and the high resolution renders the picture softer than the 2009 TS1. But the latest TS3 comes with a 2 million pixels reduction to only 12.1Mp. This helps improve the quality of each pixel. The result is sharper, more high quality image.
Waterproof Latch Improved
The battery & memory card compartment door has been reinforced. This reduces the chances of water flooding the camera.
Better Video Handling
While the HD quality video produced by the previous Panasonic was considered breathtaking, most non techie users complain that the AVCHD format was not Youtube friendly. Panasonic has made an improvement to the TS3. It is now equipped with a Youtube uploader. Users do not need to do any video conversion anymore.
Improved Scene Mode
You no longer need to switch between underwater mode and beach mode. The new TS3 is equipped with a smart single mode that detects if you are underwater or on the beach and takes the perfect picture with it's automatic setting.
Second Best Waterproof Camera - Pentax Opti WG-1
The Pentax Optio WG-1 comes in two flavors, the standard WG-1 and the WG-1 GPS, a slightly upgraded model with GPS navigation function.
The Third Best Camera - Canon Powershot D10
The Canon D10 is a 2009 model. But the price is just as steep as the newer 2011 cameras because it is still selling very well.
The picture quality is as good as the Panasonic TS3, but the VGA video is under average by today's standard.