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3 Waterproof Cameras to Capture Your Summer Memories

Summertime is a time ripe for fun in the sun, shade and water. Whether you’re headed to the pool or the beach, now is the time to create those summer memories.

Just because you’re enjoying time in the water doesn’t mean you need to stop capturing those memories, though. With today’s technology, you can snap a pic or take a video whether you’re on shore or catching some waves. Here are some of our favorite options for waterproof cameras so you can waterproof your 2017 summer memories.

Nikon CoolPix W300

Nikon’s CooPix W300 is the perfect digital camera for all of your adventures. You can shoot in HD, Full HD or even 4K UHD in a variety of settings—including under the water. You’ll be able to take videos and picture under 100 ft of water for up to 60 minutes, so it’s not only great for the pool but also potentially a great pick for any light scuba diving adventures you may have planned as a part of your summer vacation.

It’s great on land, too, with stabilization features for those photo ops with kids, 5x wide optical zoom and 16MP resolution.

Nikon KeyMission 360

There’s a totally rad new way to capture your memories so they can be enjoyed for decades to come—just they way you enjoyed them as they really happened. When you shoot 360 videos, you’re able to relive the moment again and again, and in a new way each time as you look around at perspectives you may have missed the first time around.

With 360 cameras, you can get a 3K camera that produces an image quality reminiscent of the early 2000’s. Or you can upgrade to a 4k camera which makes it feel more like real life and the images we’re used to seeing today.

Nikon has one of the few waterproof 360 cameras on the market that shoots in 4k. While the camera is technically waterproof as is, the KeyMission360 can also shoot under 100ft of water with the appropriate housing. Just keep in mind that some of this housing may be visible in your shots.

Fujifilm Quick Snap Waterproof Disposable Camera

Maybe you already have a digital camera that you’re perfectly happy with. While summers are filled with poolside fun, the rest of the year you’re landlocked and don’t really care if your camera is waterproof. In this situation, it might not be worth dropping hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on an item that you’ll only get a season’s worth of use out of.

In these cases, there is always the option of going old-school. You can give your kids a history lesson into what it was like to take pictures with actual film back when you were a child. You can capture those waterborne summer memories with a disposable camera that will get the trick done while still preserving all the fun your family has had.

In these cases, we recommend an option like the Fujifilm Quick Snap Waterproof Disposable Camera, which can be found for under $10 at places like Walmart.