Many feel that being able to purchase a waterproof camera under $200 is a highly unlikely occurrence and it would involve spending a significantly large amount. But this is not the truth. If you are a beginner level photographer who would like to own a compact camera which is able to withstand exposure to water, there are many good cameras available in the market which fall within this price range. Even some of the best Nikon cameras under $200 and those from other brands come with waterproof protection which make them ideal for use during outdoor activities.

Best Nikon Cameras Under $200 Which Are Waterproof

The forerunner in this range is the Nikon Coolpix S33. Simply put, this is a compact, budget friendly, waterproof camera model which is easy to use. Performance feature wise it is quite similar to the S32 offering some improvements. In terms of its endurance for outdoor use, the camera is waterproof up to 10 meters and is also shockproof up to 1.5 meters. To be able to compete with the other general purpose cameras out in the market, this model features a 13.2-megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, and capability to capture full HD 1080p video at 4.7fps.

Other Leading Waterproof Camera Models Available

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 is also one of the best tough digital cameras under $200. It has been quite popular among users as its compact design makes it convenient to carry around, while at the same time its performance is also highly satisfactory. Its waterproof abilities fall slightly short to the competition form Nikon, as it is only protected to a depth of 7 meters. But in addition it is shockproof to withstand a fall from 1.5 meters, freeze proof up to 14 0F and dustproof. This also makes this camera ideal to be gifted to children who have developed a liking and understanding of the subject of photography.

SVP Aqua 5500 18 MP

The SVP Aqua 5500 18 MP is a dual screen waterproof digital camera which is highly popular in the market. The dual screens comprise of a 1.8-inch front LCD screen and a 2.7-inch LCD screen as a back display. This feature goes well with the self-timer as it allows the user to take self-portraits with ease. When you purchase this camera you also get some attractive accessories which are useful for your travel such as a wrist strap and camera pouch.

Author's Bio: 

Jerome Julian is a strong lover of photography and writes about budget waterproof digital cameras and recommends the budget digital cameras from popular brands like Canon, Nikon etc.