Top 6 beach-safe underwater cameras

Which one is the ultimate beach accessory this year?

Ricoh g600

Ricoh G600

If looks counted for anything, the Ricoh G600 would be the toughest camera around. It's much larger than the most compacts, and has a rubber-like finish that feels much more suited to bouncing off rocks or getting a grip on underwater

Key points

  • Waterproof to just 1m
  • Shockproof to 1.5m, and operates down to a minimum -10 degrees
  • 5x wide-angle zoom range (28-140mm equivalent)
  • 360-shot battery life around 50 per cent better than the rest
  • Big, clearly marked controls which are easy to work wearing gloves
  • Quite expensive for what you get

Read: full Ricoh G600 review