Top 6 beach-safe underwater cameras

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