Even if mobile phones are increasing in capability when it comes to their onboard cameras, and most flagship smartphones are becoming too water-resistant, if you need real, extensive waterproofing and ruggedness, there are brilliant cameras designed to deliver just that. See the best options in our list of 5 best underwater cameras:
1. OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-6:
This is a great camera for the adventurous because TG-6’s ruggedness makes it well-suited to capturing all sorts of escapades that your phone, or standard camera, might not help with.
The image quality will exceed your expectation, partly due to the fact that is equipped with a well-performing lens with an f/2.0 maximum aperture for shooting in low light. Underwater shooters are guaranteed a specific white balance mode, underwater HDR, and a microscope mode for ultra close-ups.
2. FUJIFILM XP140:
This one can go as deep as 25 meters and it is shockproof and freezeproof, therefore can use it on all types of adventure holidays and day trips.
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It is very simple and straightforward to use, with good size buttons that are easy to understand and decipher even when using with gloves or in limited visibility. Its image quality can be better, but it gets the job done.
3. PANASONIC LUMIX FT7:
If what you care about is the waterproofing credentials, being able to dive as deep as 31 meters will appeal to you. Other useful features include 4K Photo, which allows you to extract stills from 4K video, in-camera USB charging, and a built-in viewfinder.
4. NIKON COOLPIX W300:
This camera provides excellent tough credentials, including almost class-leading waterproofing (and with a difference of just one meter between it and the Panasonic FT7, it’s a mini pass).
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Other useful features include inbuilt GPS, 4K video recording, and a 5x zoom lens. The disadvantage that comes with this option is the lack of raw format shooting, and the buttons being a little fiddly.
5. GOPRO HERO 10 BLACK:
This is the best model for those who want an all-around model adept at shooting in many different conditions, especially if you absolutely love video
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A fresh processor in this latest model also enables a resolution of 5.3K at up to 60fps, or if you’re happy to stick with 4K, you can reach up to 120fps, making it ideal for slow-motion shots. Those who like water sports, such as surfing and the likes will appreciate this one.
More Information On Gadgets:
A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.
In the software industry, “Gadget” refers to computer programs that provide services without needing an independent application to be launched for each one, but instead run in an environment that manages multiple gadgets.
The earliest documented use of the term gadget in the context of software engineering was in 1985 by the developers of AmigaOS, the operating system of the Amiga computers (intuition.library and also later gadtools.library). It denotes what other technological traditions call GUI widget—a control element in the graphical user interface. This naming convention remains in continuing use (as of 2008) since then.
It is not known whether other software companies are explicitly drawing on that inspiration when featuring the word in the names of their technologies or simply referring to the generic meaning. The word widget is older in this context.
In the movie “Back to School” from 1986 by Alan Metter, there is a scene where an economics professor Dr. Barbay, wants to start for educational purposes a fictional company that produces “widgets: It’s a fictional product.”