Updated February 18, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Underwater Video Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you want to make a movie to remember your next snorkeling expedition, or even just capture some magical moments with the kids in the pool, one of these underwater video cameras will get the job done. We've included models rated to tackle a variety of depths, offering features like shockproof housings, zoom lenses, and wireless connectivity for easy sharing. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best underwater video camera on Amazon.

10. Nikon Coolpix W100

9. Ricoh WG-50

8. Olympus TG-Tracker

7. SeaLife DC2000

6. Sony FDRX3000 Camcorder

5. Nikon Coolpix W300

4. Sony DSC-RX0

3. Olympus TG-5 Tough

2. Fujifilm FinePix XP130

1. GoPro Hero 7 Black

Editor's Notes

February 11, 2019:

It's no surprise that GoPro takes a top spot on this list, as it's had such a head start in R&D and such an influx of money to spend there. Many of the other models out there are essentially waterproof point-and-shoots when you break down their components, but some choices, like the Sony RX0 and the SeaLife DC2000 feature much larger sensors than the common compact camera. That might make them more attractive to anyone planning to use their new toy on dry land, as well. At the end of the day, though, performance while submerged was paramount to the ranking.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 18, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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