Top 6 beach-safe underwater cameras

Which one is the ultimate beach accessory this year?

Pentax optio w60

Pentax Optio W60

The Pentax W60 may look and feel cheaper than many other rugged cameras, but it can go to a fairly impressive 4m underwater, albeit for only two hours. It's not shockproof, though, and while it will work at -10 degrees, the battery indicator goes down to empty.

Key points

  • Waterproof to an above average depth of 4m but only for 2 hours
  • Freezeproof down to -10 degrees, but not shockproof
  • 5x wide-angle zoom equivalent to 28-140mm
  • 1,280x720 HD Movie mode, but only at 15fps
  • Cramped controls difficult when using gloves
  • Value for money given the zoom range and overall picture quality

Read: full Pentax Optio W60 review