The best underwater camera of 2017?

When it comes to taking pictures, quality is always the first thing you look at. However, depending on where you plan to use the camera, other aspects arise. One such aspect considerably important is water resistance. Whether on holidays, swimming or hiking, taking photos of great moments may involve the camera being exposed to water or even being totally submerged in water. It is for this reason that many companies have in the last year invested in bettering water resistant cameras.

While most have excelled, one camera has managed to stand out from its beers to become what I regard as the best underwater camera of 2017: the Olympus Tough TG-5.

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Olympus Tough TG-5 Review

Much like the name suggests, the Olympus Tough TG-5 is built to survive the toughest of conditions. This includes weather, shock and as expected, water. The camera can pretty much survive anything that comes its way. Its design makes it perfect for ease of use in whatever weather conditions. Though unlike its predecessor the camera has reduced its pixelation from 16MP on the Tg-4 TO 12MP on the TG-5, it has more than compensated for it in other aspects.

The manufacturer guarantees the camera safety in water to a maximum depth of 15 meters making it ideal for taking pictures in the swimming pool. Features such as the built-in field sensor system, GPS sensor, compass, pressure and temperature sensors make the camera ideal for virtually any environment. perhaps the feature to brag about most is its TruePic VIII processor capable of capturing 4K motion videos at 30p.


Olympus Tough TG-5

This camera is perfect for any beginner and adventurer looking to capture their moments in a secure fashionable way. Perfect for any environment, this camera has very well earned its spot in the top underwater camera for 2017. If you looking to invest in a camera, look out for the Olympus Tough TG-5.