Imagine how great it is that you can use a camera wherever you want to, regardless of the weather condition or the harsh environment. This is the reason why vloggers, hikers, and extreme sports lovers are looking for tough cameras that is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and dustproof.
This post finds the right rugged cameras that are waterproof & shockproof based on our technical outdoor photography experience.
Olympus TG-6 (Best Rugged Camera Overall)
The Olympus TG series has a strong reputation among the rugged camera industry. The rugged digital camera from Olympus is strong enough to tackle challenging environments and also packed with stunning imaging and video technology.
The TG-6 is a 4K rugged cam that introduces some neat new features that its predecessors, including a new Underwater Microscope mode to get a better view underwater. The rugged camera provides 4K video at 30fps and a full HD video at 120fps. With a versatile 25-100 mm optical zoom lens, you can get the scene in the long-distance close to you.
This ruggedized camera is waterproof to 15 meters, shockproof to 2.1 meters, crushproof up to 100 kgf) and freeze proof in 14 degrees. The lens is anti-fog, too.
AKASO Brave 7 LE (Weatherproof & Waterproof Action Camera)
AKASO Brave 7 LE is a rugged action camera with a list of respectable specs. The action camera is IPX7 certified, which means it can withstand rain spray and water splash. To fully submerged in the water, it should work with the waterproof box that comes in the box.
The action camera can record 4K videos and 20MP images. And it can be mounted on a hat, backpack, chest, handlers to easily take action shots.
And The added functionality of the front screen enables you to take selfies easily. And its electronic image stabilization function lets you get stable videos even on the bumpy road.
Nikon Coolpix w300 (Waterproof & Freezeproof Digital Camera)
For all water sports lovers, the Nikon Coolpix W300 would be your best waterproof compact cameras. The Nikon rugged camera can be waterproof at depths of 30m, exceeding most waterproof rugged cameras. It is also equipped with a barometer that provides underwater data such as altitude and depth.
And it is 2.4 m shockproof and safe from bumps and knocks
The camera has Bluetooth capabilities, which can accomplish quick image transfer even in the backcountry with a poor network. Offering 4K video, 5x optical zoom, a fast f/2.8 wide-angle NIKKOR lens, the rugged camera can provide you fantastic shooting experiences in your adventure.
FUJIFILM FinePix XP140 (Dustproof & Shockproof Compact Camera）
The Fujifilm XP140 is a well-built and rugged camera with a wide variety of merits, including 4K video capture at 15fps, 25m waterproof capability, advanced SR Auto mode, 12800 ISO sensitivity, etc., although the rugged camera struggle to focus on close-up subjects and capture image in low light conditions.
The Fujifilm XP140 is the newest in Fujifilm's XP line of rugged cameras. It is shockproof to 5.9ft (1.8m) and freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C). It’s also dustproof.
Canon Ivy Rec (Waterproof & Shockproof Outdoor Camera）
Ivy Rec is a portable waterproof and shockproof rugged camera that is launched in 2019.
The Canon Ivy Rec is about the size of a small phone and easy to be mounted to a backpack strap or belt. Although it is small in size, the camera is rugged and waterproof up to 6.6 feet (2m), making it suitable for outdoor use. It is a rugged camera that you can travel with without adding a burden to your luggage.
The rugged camera has a carabineer clip, letting you mount it to your backpack harness, belt loop, or tactical jacket.
It is shockproof up to 6.6 ft./2m so you can wear the camera with no worry.
The drawback is that the small rugged camera doesn’t have a screen so that you have to use the camera with the Canon Mini Cam app on your phone to control it.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX0 II （Waterproof & Crushproof Point and Shoot Camera)
The Sony RX0 II is a crushproof, waterproof, and rugged camera with a 1-inch sensor, a high-quality lens, and a 4K video recording. The rugged camera is perfect for still photographs in the wild. Its compact size and a wide-angle ZEISS® Tessar T* lens are able to deliver stunning images in any condition. It is also equipped with a modern tilting selfie screen for recording you in the scene.
All these features are packed in a tough body. The camera is IPX8 waterproof, which means that the camera can be fully submerged deeper than 1 meter. And it is durable and crushproof up to 200kgf, which means that the camera can withstand pressures of up to 200kgf.
However, its steep price tag and the limited battery life might let you down a little bit.