Don’t fear ruining your camera in the rain or by the pool, make sure you’re equipped with the best waterproof cameras to make great family holiday photos.
1/ Olympus stylus tough TG-2
The lowdown: The Tough TG-2 claims to be virtually indestructible and has some great features that its rivals don’t offer. Among them, the addition of wide-angle or fisheye lenses to the 5X optical zoom, and 11 filters to get creative with.
We love: The Beauty Make-Up Mode, which allows you to choose from 18 different effects such as eyeliner, lipstick, eye brightening and cheek lift. Well who doesn’t love instant beautification?
Where to buy: Amazon; from £200
2/ Fujifilm finepix XP200
The lowdown: The latest underwater camera from the Fujifilm family can be used in depths of 15m, which makes it one of the best on the market, and has a 5X optical zoom. The quality of pictures is high and it has fun settings, such as pop colour filters and soft focus for a romantic look. It also comes with wireless transfer to upload straight to social networking sites.
We love: The motion panorama, which produces 360-degree images just by panning the camera.
Where to buy: Amazon; from £259.99
3/ Nikon coolpix AW110
The lowdown: This camera is so hardcore it’s even camouflaged. It can withstand depths of up to 18m, temperatures for up to -10°C, and has a 5X optical zoom.
We love: Its barometer, which measures atmospheric pressure and can also be used to forecast the weather, as well as the built-in GPS and world map – so the adventurers among you can not only record the location of your photos, but also track journey routes.
Where to buy: Amazon, from £200
4/ Canon powershot D20
The lowdown: Canon’s second underwater camera isn’t all about the gimmicks, it produces great quality, sharp photos too. Its wide-angle lens has a 5X optical zoom, and while it can be used in water up to 10m deep, you can buy a case allowing you to go 40m.
We love: That it allows you to focus on subjects above and below water at the same time. The menu is easy to navigate and the screen clear even in bright light.
Where to buy: Amazon; from £255.50