Best waterproof cameras of 2015

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Best waterproof cameras of 2015

by Ryan Shaw

We pick the best waterproof cameras of 2015 tested at Which?. Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof - our expert testing pushes these cameras to their limits.

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The best waterproof camera for you

If you're spending your holidays snorkeling around an exotic reef or hiking through picturesque mountains, you may choose to leave your camera at home for fear of it becoming damaged by water or worse. 

With a waterproof camera, you needn't suffer such worries. The best waterproof camera can withstand being dunked in water and drops from heights of two metres, plus they can still shoot great quality photos and video.

Don't settle for mediocre - find a superb waterproof camera that takes first-class stills from our Best Buy digital cameras.

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This is the joint-best waterproof camera we have tested, with great photos and high scores across our tests. Underwater divers will appreciate the underwater HDR mode, and a built-in manometer (an instrument to measure pressure).

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With great photos and high scores across our tests, it's the joint-best waterproof camera we have tested. It features excellent image stabilisation which helps to cut down the effects of shaky hands that usually result in blurry photos.

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A solid and rugged camera, it receives our top rating for shutter speed. It’s a good choice as a go-anywhere travel companion that can take a few knocks and bumps, but still deliver decent pictures.

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This small camera is one of best waterproof models money can buy. It takes great photos in most conditions, however, video quality is only average.

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A great travel camera that's designed to operate where other cameras fear to tread. This model offers many features and functions, plus the rapid start-up and shooting time guarantee you'll never miss that crucial shot.

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Which? tests more than 100 cameras a year. We put every model through our rigorous lab tests to make sure we can recommend the best camera for you.

There's nothing more important with a camera than the quality of the pictures it takes and that's why when we test cameras we take indoor shots, outdoor shots and put the flash and zoom through its paces. This lets us give you clear advice on which camera can take great shots and which ones will give your photos blurred lines and red eyes. 

But we also go beyond picture quality. Will the automatic scene modes and auto-focus give you a decent snap? Can you see what you're shooting on the viewfinder and how easy is the camera to use? We have the answers.

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