Underwater Action! Waterproof Video Cameras

Underwater Action! Waterproof Video Cameras

Joel Pirela
Oct 29, 2010

Right now, the new video camera's trend is "smaller and sleeker" but thanks to manufacturers water proofing your favorite device, the chance of being able to shoot the new sequel of "Jaws" is not that far away. There's no need to build one yourself. More high definition video cameras, are adding this cool feature; for your next H2O adventure.

JVC Picsio GC WP10
This little gem records full HD at 1080p and ebb takes 5MP still pictures, so the is no need to bring a point and shoot camera and a video camera: this one will play double duty. The built-in software let you upload your film and pictures to YouTube and Facebook in a snap and even export your files to iTunes. You can playback to an HDTV via a HDMI output.
Waterproof to 10 feet guarantees to be a perfect snorkeling companion and even comes with image stabilization. It sells for $199.99

The new Panasonic SDR-SW20 combines a rugged, compact body with waterproofing that allows use in water, including seawater, to a depth of five feet, shock-proofing that protects against drops from up to 4 feet, and a dust-proofing design that shuts out airborne dust particles that can lead to malfunction. The SW20 features 10x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD screen and a new design for easy and comfortable shooting. It also has a grip designed so the user can stabilize the unit by bracing the elbow against the body as with conventional camcorders. In addition, a Sub Rec button on the front of the camera, makes it possible to shoot with a pistol-grip style.

The SW20 records to SD or SDHC memory cards, which further contributes to its compact design and also provides extended recording capability. A 16GB SDHC memory card allows up to approximately 13 hours, 20 minutes of recording.

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