Bestsellers in September 2011

The summer is at the end and therefore holidays as well. That is definitely also noticeable in Amazon’s Point & Shoot department. Waterproof digital cameras dropped down from the top ten most popular cameras at the moment. But nevertheless, that does not mean that now is a bad moment for buying waterproof digital camera and I will tell you why. As the season is ending the merchants want to empty the stockpiles and therefore now it’s very likely you will get the camera much cheaper. Definitely it is good to take a look at Amazon and other similar online shops for best prices. And this does not apply just to waterproof digital cameras, but all cameras since in autumn and winter a new cameras are announced. Cameras you buy now are not out of date, they are usually just as good as the successor of the model you are buying. Or sometimes even better since more MPix means smaller pixels and more noise.

Let’s focus now on the bestsellers in September 2011:

1. Panasonic TS3 / FT3

One could expect Panasonic Lumix TS3 / FT3 to be the winner of the summer 2011. Do you remember I have predicted this in my post in June? I won’t repeat the technical details about this splendid waterproof camera once again, check out the review I made and the video on YouTube. Panasonic TS3 is currently placed 13th, which means that it even climed 2 places since August. It’s surely the best time to buy this waterproof digital camera now. The successor (probably Panasonic Lumix TS4 / FT4) comes out in January 2012!

2. Kodak C123 Sport

That was the best cheap waterproof digital camera of the summer 2011. It resisted on the first place among waterproof digital cameras at the peak of the season – July and August. It’s surely handy and all-around waterproof digital camera you can take anywhere with you and let your kids to play around with it. For the price ($60) there’s no need to care a lot, but the image quality is good enough though. I regret a bit I had no time to get this camera in hands this season, but surely I will test this one or the successor the next spring/summer. The cameras ranks still very well, it’s currently 20th most wanted point & shoot camera.

3. Canon PowerShot D10

We have already almost forgotten about this waterproof camera from Canon. There are two years and a half since the release but D10 does not want to leave the top selling cameras in Photo department on Amazon. As Nikon has just lunched their first waterproof digital camera – COOLPIX AW100 – we can just wait for the response from Canon. We at Waterproof Digital Camera Blog are sure that this autumn/winter Canon will come up with totally new waterproof camera that will be difficult to compete with.
PowerShot D10 is currently taking 28th place. You can find preview and details about this camera here: Canon PowerShot D10.

Other popular waterproof digital cameras in September 2011

Most Popular Waterproof Digital Cameras of August 2011

Here they come: the bestselling waterproof digital cameras of August 2011. I’ve checked the bestsellers on Amazon in the Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras department. I have also made also a quick overview of the most popular cameras at this moment. Check it out!

In fact, the winning two models from July are still positioned in the same order. They have just climbed the overall list, which is not astonishing because most of people buy waterproof digital cameras in the summer. I’ll emphasize the best features of the cameras anyway.

1. Kodak EasyShare C123

This model from Kodak keeps its very good sixth place among waterproof digital cameras, just as in July.

  • Extremely good price for the camera you get (Check it now!)
  • 12 MPix sensor
  • 3 different colors (Blue, Red, Gray)
  • Waterproof up to 10 ft. underwater
  • Innovative 3-step sharing system

2. Panasonic Lumix TS3 / FT3

Even though the summer 2011 is coming to an end, this camera is still a good purchase. Now the price will definitely drop, but the camera is absolutely the Panasonic’s pearl of 2011. Don’t believe me? Check out my review. It’s currently placed 15th.

  • 12 MPix rugged waterproof digital camera
  • Waterproof up to 40 ft. (more than any other waterproof camera)
  • 28 mm (eq. 35 mm format) wide lens
  • Superb picture quality – sample shots and video, ISO test
  • You can get it for around $300 – check the price!

Canon PowerShot D10

This is the proof of how good of a camera Canon is capable of producing. Even though PowerShot D10 is practically their only waterproof compact, it still is successful after almost three years of being on the market. This month it knocked out Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 from the third place! Now we found it on 31st place overall.

  • 12.1 Mpix waterproof digital camera
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Image stabilizer
  • Waterproof to 33 ft., shock-proof, freeze-proof, dust-proof

Other popular waterproof digital cameras

Best Waterproof Cameras and Bestsellers of July

It’s July – the hottest month of the year and probably many people are going to vacations now. It’s absolutely a good decision to buy a waterproof camera if you are planning to go somewhere you can capture interesting, colorful and photogenic scenes underwater. Once again I did my best to find interesting and most wanted wateproof point-and-shot digital cameras on market. In this post you will find waterproof digital cameras of July 2011.

Some shuffling has appeared on the bestselling list on Amazon comparing to June. In fact the order of the first three cameras just reversed. Some of the cameras climbed the list and other dropped down. Here is currently the most fresh list of most popular and best waterproof digital cameras:

1. Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

This little one from Kodak jumped from the 40th place last month to 6th place now (blue version, red one is on 13th place)! Kodak really won with this model for the summer 2011. It’s inexpensive, almost anyone can afford a camera priced $65 and it is waterproof up to 10 feet / 3 meters underwater.

It’s quite obvious that this camera is so popular due to low price and pretty good characteristics:

  • 3-step sharing allows you to define the final destination of your pictures and videos to be set in the camera already. When you connect your camera to the PC, is automatically transfers your media to popular social and media sites: Kodak Gallery, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter are just some of them. Or you can set to send the images via e-mail automatically.
  • 2.4″ bright and vivid LCD display
  • 12 MPix CCD sensor which ensures large prints up to 30 x 40 in.
  • camera is waterproof and dustproof
  • many scenes and color modes
  • adjust White Balance underwater, so the colors look natural not not bluish

You can read more about this camera in post from June.

2. Panasonic Lumix TS3

This waterproof digital camera from Panasonic stays on the 2nd place on our list of bestselling cameras and dropped one place on Amazon’s bestselling point-and-shot digital cameras from June (from 17th to 18th place). As we have already mentioned last month, the camera is probably the best decision if you intend to buy a camera that will take good pictures for several years and you would like to use it all over the year, not just in the sea.

I have this camera on the test right now and in a few days (probably the next post) will be a detailed review of Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3. I took it to the seaside last weekend and did some magnificent shots underwater, so I can say this camera really rocks from personal experiences! Below you can find a sample shot taken this weekend for the review:

A large crab – sample shot, taken with Panasonic Lumix TS3 / FT3

More about this camera you can read in a review or read about it in this post.

3. Olympus Tough 6020

There is not much more to say about this camera that haven’t been mentioned a month ago. Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 was a winner of month June, but today sits on the 3rd place in the list and it is 20th bestselling camera according to Amazon.

Technical details of this camera from Olympus are the following:

  • 14 Megapixels CCD sensor
  • 5-times optical zoom
  • waterproof up to 10 ft / 3 m and shockproof up to 5ft / 1.5 m, freezeproof (-10 °C / 14 °F), dustproof
  • 1 GB of internal memory
  • dual image stabilization will help you to make sharp images in lowlight conditions
  • you can express your creativity with creative art filters
  • intelligent auto feature automatically detects the scene your are shooting
  • advance face detection can recognize up to 12 faces on your images
  • auto-panorama mode for creating panoramas

Currently priced $165 and we believe that this price will additionally decrease over the summer.

Other popular waterproof cameras in July

Of course there are not just three waterproof cameras selected above. But we can certainly say that they are probably the best decision at time. They are all in different price range and one can pick the one which suits his budget and needs.

Moreover, these cameras also deserve to be mentioned on the list of the best waterproof digital cameras of July 2011:

That’s more or less all for July. These are all waterproof camera to the 100th place on the bestselling list this moment. See you again in this category in August. Till than – go, dive and shoot!

The hottest waterproof compact cameras of June 2011

The month May passed without making a list of the best cameras in the category Top of the month. There are two main reasons – lack of time and the list stayed pretty the same as for the April. But with the beginning of the summer and warmer weather in June, a lot of new shuffling in the bestseller cameras occurred. So here we are again with the new list of the best waterproof digital cameras in the market this moment:

1. Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

The winner of the April FujiFilm FinePix XP10, which was scored at amazing 11th place two months ago, was conquered by Olympus Stylus Though 6020. This month’s winner is currently placed as 12th most wanted digital camera on Amazon. We find this pretty interesting since there are many newer waterproof digital cameras available on the market and we’ve found some comments of the unsatisfied customers buying this camera, claiming that the camera is not waterproof and it is not waterproof as promised at Olympus. Even though, it may be just bad series and it seems now they solved the problem at Olympus and also there are many more happy users of this model recently.

Anyhow, let us list some of the camera’s features. For less than $300 you will get the waterproof camera up to 16 feet underwater that makes a superb quality pictures with resolution of 14 MP or recording 720p full HD videos. Like many other waterproof cameras this one is shoockproof, freezeproof and dustproof as well. You don’t need to worry about the memory cards anymore, Olympus Stylus Though 6020 uses 1GB internal memory for storing all images and video clips. The reviews of the users you can find on the Amazon.

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2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

The new camera from Panasonic seems to be the success of this summer. The press release and announcement was published at the end of January this year and the blue version is already on the 17th place among all the digital cameras, following by the orange version on the 18th place. And the 2nd place in the list of the bestselling waterproof digital cameras. We predict this is the waterproof camera of the summer 2011.

The camera is designed very visually appealing and rugged at the same time. Currently available for a little more than $300, you get the last-generation point-and-shoot rugged digital camera with 4.6x optical zoom, wide angle lens with image stabilization and 2.7″ LCD screen. For additional $30 we suggest you to buy a set suggested by Amazon, in combination with waterproof camera float and 16 GB SDHC memory card. These are two basic accessories you need when taking pictures underwater. This camera is able to record Full HD videos in amazing resolution 1080p! And now the best features, the ones you came across this post: camera had build-in GPS function so now you now for every picture when and where it is captured. It also has a compass, altimeter for current height above the sea level and barometer for knowing how deep underwater you are.

At Panasonic they pushed the limits of this camera even one step higher, comparing to the previous version TS2 we have reviewed as well. Now the DMC-TS3 is waterproof up to 40 feet (12 m), shoockproof to drops up to 6.6 feet (2 m) and freezeproof to -14 °F (-10 °C). It has better sensor than it’s predecessor, faster processor and many other smaller attributes. Definitely consider buying this camera. Depending on the characteristics and first happy users the best buy this moment! For more pictures of this camera and user reviews follow this link.

3. Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

This entry-level digital waterproof camera has also climbed the bestselling digital cameras last few weeks to the 40th place overall. It is probably the strongest competition to FujiFilm FinePix XP10 which was the winner of April’s list and has now dropped a way down. At the time of writing this you can get Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 for a very inexpensive price $69. This is definitely the camera you can use just for one summer and don’t care much if you get mugged on the beach. Except you have some great pictures stored on it.

Anyway, despite the low price, this camera still has some great features that will satisfy your needs as easy photographer. Its resolution is 12 MP, which is pretty a lot for such a cheap waterproof camera. The lens can produce 5x optical zoom. Yes, you’ve heard right. It has an optical zoom, not like other cheap cameras in the same price range that only stretch your image with digital zoom and spoil the resolution this way. It is waterproof to the depths of 10 feet, and has 2.4″ LCD screen.

Last but not the least, the “123″ in the name is not 1, 2, 3 just by accident. It is a Kodak’s EasyShare special attribute, that the camera will share the pictures automatically to your favorite sites or send it to your friends or family via E-mail. It goes like this:

  1. Just press Share when in review mode
  2. Choose your favorite sharing destination, e-mail address, or Kodak PULSE Display
  3. Connect your camera to your computer or insert your memory card and your videos or pictures are automatically uploaded to the destination(s)

We are sure many users will find this feature very helpful (or they already did as you can read here). Consider buying it together with 4 GB SD card and camera case. Priced $75 together with the camera, these two are the best accessories you can buy for such a price with the camera.

Other popular waterproof digital cameras in June 2011

Of course there are many other waterproof digital cameras following the winning triplet. Here are some of them:

  • 43th place: Sony DSC-TX10 16 MP waterproof camera
  • 47th place: Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 14MP waterproof camera
  • 76th place: Sony DSC-TX9 12 MP waterproof camera

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Top Waterproof Digital Cameras of April 2011

Here we go, the new category is open from now on. As we have promised in the first announcement, every month we will check out the best selling waterproof digital cameras on the market. This way you will find the cameras that are actual, popular and priced-well for the features they provide.

So, let’s be enough of talking, here is the list for April 2011:

  1. FujiFilm FinePix XP10 (green) – this waterproof camera was a really huge success from FujiFilm. Currently is the 11th best-selling digital camera (overall, not just waterproof ones)! It is a top-seller since it came to the shops and it seems like that the green color gets the most exposure. It is not hard to guess why: the camera is inexpensive, but still has all the features and picture quality that offbeats many of the competitors. For those who are deciding to buy this waterproof digital camera  in the near future, here are some technical details about the camera: 12 MegaPixel resolution for sharp and large photos, waterproof, freezeproof, dustproof, shockproof, 5x optical zoom (Fujinon lenses), 720p HD capture mode for movies, many direct features for social networking (upload to YouTube, FaceBook, etc.). Read on our review on this camera.

  2. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10 (black) – it is currently the best-selling waterproof digital camera from Sony. Currently is 21th on the list of the best-selling digital cameras on Amazon. It is much more expensive than the first candidate of this list, but on the other hand it is still Sony Cyber-Shot and offers much more and better. For example, it is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freezeproof like FinePix XP10, but is has larger and better 3″ LCD screen, the resolution is build up to 16 MegaPixels, the camera can record Full HD videos in 1080p resolution. Still not convinced? This camera is absolutely for everyone who are looking for more than just a regular camera for one summer. It is best all-around camera for every occasion. We have not reviewed this one yet, but you can read the review of the smaller brother, TX9.

  3. Olympus Stylus Though 6020 (black) – this waterproof digital camera is something between the other twos, listed above. Is is on the 34th place on the bestselling cameras list, just above the Canon PowerShot D10. This camera has 14 mega-pixel CCD sensor, 5-times optical zoom, it is shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof and dustproof (like all the above). It is available under $200, for more details and price take a look at this link. We have not reviewed this camera yet, but very similar model from Olympus is Stylus Though 8010. You will find the review here.

Starting a new category – top waterproof digital cameras of the month

We have decided to start a new category about waterproof digital cameras. Every month we will check out the trends and best-selling cameras on Amazon and other similar sites and updated the list of the best for the month. It will be updated till the 15th of the month, starting with April 2011, right tomorrow.

And don’t worry, we have some gear under reviews already … so a lot of new information is about to come the next weeks, when the buying fever of waterproof digital cameras is starting for the summer 2011! Stay tuned and follow new entries via RSS.