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Smartphones have definitely overtaken classic cameras as the most-used option for casual photography. But rugged point-and-shoot and action-centric models are still holding strong in the areas of wet-weather photography, precisely because their single purpose allows them to focus on what they need to do, instead of having to compromise because of another core functionality.

 

If you’re looking for a camera that can take great pictures even in the wettest conditions, here are some great options.

 

Point-and-shoot Cameras

The Nikon COOLPIX W150 is an awesome tough camera that can handle rain, floods, swimming pools and beach trips alike. This device is waterproof to 10m, and can even detect faces underwater automatically.

This camera can handle accidental drops of up to 1.8m, and is designed to resist dust intrusion. With its 13.2MP sensor and intuitive, easy-to-use interface, this model allows anyone to take great shots in even the dampest conditions.

 

Compact, sturdy and designed for rough handling, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is a rugged point-and-shoot camera that is as easy to use in the wet as it is in the dry. Capable of being used while submerged up to 25m, it is shock-resistant to 1.8m and dustproof as well.

The FinePix XP140’s combination of a high-performance Fujinon Zoom lens and 16.4MP sensor allows it to take great shots when you want them. The Advanced SR Auto Mode makes this even easier, while the Continuous Shooting Mode makes sure that you get the picture you desire.

 

Action cameras

GoPro is probably the best known name in the action camera segment, and the HERO7 Black shows just why that is. Providing amazing video stabilization via the HyperSmooth feature, it can be used down to 10m below water surface without needing a case.

This top-level device takes 12MP stills, 4K @60fps videos, and even has an 8x Slo-Mo feature for those jaw-dropping highlight portions. If you’re into extreme sports or even just fun videos in the rain, or at the pool or beach, this definitely deserves a look.

 

While DJI is the dominant brand in consumer and prosumer drones, its recent releases show how the company is trying to expand to the imaging segment as well. The Osmo Action is its first attempt at making an action camera, and it is definitely an impressive first attempt.

This gadget has dual screens to make framing easy even for selfies, and it can be used down to 11m underwater. It takes 4K @60fps HDR videos and 12MP stills, and has a RockSteady video stabilization feature that combines EIS with complex algorithms to deliver stable footage. If you’re looking for the pinnacle of action-cam gear, this might be the right one for you.

 

If you see the rainy season as an opportunity to capture some interesting photos and videos, #CheckCyberzone for these water-resistant cameras. You’ll have a #LifePowered by awesome gadgets that let you shoot easy even when wet. #EverythingsHereAtSM

 

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