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Top 5 Underwater Cameras for Snorkelling (2022)

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

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Find the best underwater camera to capture your unforgettable snorkelling experiences!


Whether you are snorkelling in the great barrier reef, Komodo National Park or somewhere well worth capturing, we have compiled a list of our best underwater cameras of 2022. To help you find the perfect camera to capture your snorkelling experience.


This list contains a variety of 4K ultra HD cameras to allow you to capture every detail of your snorkelling trip.


What is the best underwater camera for snorkelling?


Here are our picks for the top underwater camera to buy this year.



Let's dive into our top 5 picks!

 

(Overall Best Buy) - £109.99

This Exprotrek action camera records in a spectacular 4K Ultra HD video at 60fps.

It is waterproof for up to 40m/ 130 feet with an IP68 waterproof rating.


It has expandable storage available, up to 128GB micro SD card. This camera has enough storage for you to hold & capture unbelievable memories on your snorkelling trip.


KEY FEATURES

Our favourite feature of this ultra HD 4K action camera is its dual-screen display, so you never miss the perfect shot.


This dynamic camera allows videos in the following;

4K 60fps, 2.7K 60fps, 1080p 120fps and 720p 240fps.


The camera allows photos at 20 Mega Pixels, 16MP, 12MP and 5MP.


Make the most of your adventure with all of this camera's amazing features:

  • 170 ° HD wide angle fish eye lens, non-deformable

  • IPS display

  • Speaker 8R 0.5W + Dual MIC (noise reduction)

  • EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) + Anti-Shake

  • Video format: mp4 / image format: JPG

  • Waterproof 40 meters (underwater case)

  • Supports WiFi, apps for Android & iOS system

  • Memory slot for micro SD cards up to 128GB

  • Battery: 2 rechargeable batteries with 3.7V 1350mAh

  • Connections: USB 2.0, HDMI (supports 4K output)

All these features make this our 'overall best buy', as it has the qualities and accessories to take high-quality pictures and videos.


PROS

+ 4K Ultra HD

+ Comes with 2 batteries

+ Easy to use

+ Dual Display


- There are cameras available with higher quality pieces.


WHERE TO BUY?

Amazon - £109.99








 

(Value For Money) - £59.99

This Akaso EK7000 action camera is one of Amazon's best & most reviewed waterproof cameras.


The case for the camera is rated IP68 waterproof for up to 30m/ 98 feet.


Able to record in a stunning 4K Ultra HD at 30 frames per second and takes crisp pictures with its 20 Megapixel camera.


KEY FEATURES

Amazon's choice for a reason, this ultra HD 4K action camera features a dual-screen display, which allows you to get the shot you desire.


This versatile camera allows videos in the following;

4K 30fps, 2.7K 30fps and 1080p 60fps.


The device allows photos captured at 20 megapixels.


Make the most of your adventure with all of this camera's brilliant features:

  • 170 ° Wide view angle

  • IP68 Waterproof 30 meters (underwater case)

  • Wireless wrist remote

  • Memory slot for micro SD cards up to 128GB

  • Battery: 2 rechargeable batteries with 1050mAh

  • Built in Wi-FI and HDMI.

Take your videos/ pictures the way you want. There are a variety of modes available, such as loop recording, burst feature and time-lapse.


PROS

+ 4K Ultra HD

+ Comes with 2 batteries

+ Easy to use

+ Dual Display


- There are cameras available with higher quality pieces.

- Lacks higher fps rates with higher quality videos


WHERE TO BUY?

Amazon - Blue - £59.99

Amazon - Black - £57.99











 

(Editors Choice) - £89.99

The Surfola SF530 action camera is another model of the Surfola SF family with excellent reviews.


This outstanding camera sports a surreal 4K ultra HD video at 60fps.


When submerged, the camera is usable up to 40m/ 131ft deep.


KEY FEATURES

There are a ton of cool modes to use on this camera, such as slow-motion video, a timelapse feature and burst mode.


Video resolution on this camera allows videos in the following;

4K 60fps, 4K 30fps, 2.7K 30fps, 1080p 60fps and 1080p 30fps. EIS image stabilisation is available with all of the above options.


The device allows photos at 24 Mega Pixels, 20MP, 16MP, 14MP, 10MP and 8MP.

Jam-packed with features such as:

  • 170 ° Wide view angle

  • Waterproof 40 meters (underwater case)

  • Wireless wrist remote

  • Battery: 2 rechargeable batteries with 1050mAh

  • 8x Zoom

  • Dual Screen display

PROS

+ 4K Ultra HD 60fps

+ Comes with 2 batteries

+ Easy to use

+ Dual Display

+Waterproof up to 40m


- There are cameras available with higher quality pieces.


WHERE TO BUY?

Amazon - £89.99








 

(All Round Great Choice) - £89.99

The Apexcam M90 Pro is another camera in this list that offers exceptional 4K quality videos at 30fps.


It comes with 9 different shooting modes that include;

Burst, time lapse, slow motion, loop recording and more.


This camera is ideal for all your snorkelling needs, diving and surfing adventures. When submerged, the camera is usable up to 40m/ 131ft deep.


KEY FEATURES

With a 170 degree wide viewing angle and dual-screen lense, you'll never miss the perfect shot.


Video resolution on this camera allows videos in the following;

4K 30fps, 2.7K 30fps, 1080p 60fps and 1080p 30fps. EIS image stabilisation is available with all of the above options.


The device allows photos to be captured in up to 20 megapixels.


Packed with features such as:

  • 170 ° Wide view angle

  • Rugged IP68 Waterproof 40 meters (underwater case)

  • Wireless wrist remote

  • Battery: 2 rechargeable batteries with 1200mAh

  • Dual Screen display

  • Accessory kit

  • Great after-sales service

  • Exter Microphone

  • WIFI

PROS

+ 4K Ultra HD 30fps

+ Comes with 2 1200mAh batteries

+ Easy to use

+ Dual Display

+Waterproof up to 40m

+EIS image stabalisation


- There are cameras available with higher quality pieces.

- Unable to record 4K at higher frame rates


WHERE TO BUY?

Amazon - £72.99












(Market Leader) - £399.99

This list would not be incomplete without the addition of the GoPro camera!


Although it comes with a higher price tag, the image quality is unrivalled compared to the over cameras on this list.


KEY FEATURES

GoPro is almost a household name nowadays and is the go-to action camera for many adventurers & sports personnel. Its compact size of 29x48x66mm makes the camera perfect for many situations.


It can record in 5.3K ultra HD at 60fps, which comes in 91% more resolution than 4K. Matched with its Emmy award-winning hypersmooth 5.0 stabilisation (2021) has put this camera is in a league of its own.


This camera is able to be submerged 10m/ 33ft without an external case.

Extra protection is needed to allow this camera to withstand greater depths.


Its best feature is its hindsight tool, which captures footage 30 seconds before you press the shutter. Therefore, if you press the shutter too late, you'll still be able to capture the shot!

Packed with features such as:

  • 8:7 Aspect ratio

  • Rugged camera waterproof up to 10 meters (No case)

  • New Night Effects

  • Webcan + Live Streaming

  • Dual Screen display

  • 27 Megapixel photos

  • Uploads images to the cloud

PROS

+ 5K Ultra HD 60fps

+ HindSight tool

+ Easy to use

+ Dual Display

+Waterproof up to 40m

+Emmy Award-winning stabilisation


- Only waterproof to 10m without buying an extra case


WHERE TO BUY?

Amazon - £399.99





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