Best waterproof camera for hiking

The importance of having the best waterproof camera for hiking cannot be overemphasized.

It is impossible to capture the beauty of the backcountry with a camera. But having a waterproof camera is wholesome because it guarantees that your camera is safe during a storm or underwater.

My team and I gave a good look at some of the best waterproof cameras out there and we came up with something you will definitely like.

Having one of these cameras among your hiking accessories will make your photo or video shoots worth it.

Without wasting much time, let’s get to the list.

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Best Waterproof Camera For Hiking

GoPro Hero10 Black


Weight: 153g

Waterproof: 10m

Stills resolution: 23MP

Battery life: 1-32hrs

4K video: 120fps

5K video: close to 60fps

1080P: close to 240fps


Lens coating is water resistant

Increased frame rates

Sleek user interface

Kodax Sports Underwater Camera

Number of exposures: 27

Film type: Color

ISO speed: ISO800

Film format: 35mm

Modes: Auto

Type: Single-use


Waterproofed to a 15m/50ft


No flashlight

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DJI Osmo Action

Type: Compact

Sensor: ½.3in

Megapixels: 12MP

Lens: 145 field of view, f/2.8

Waterproof: 11m/36ft

Resolution: 4K

LCD: Front-facing


High image quality


Panasonic Lumix TS30/FT30


Type: Compact

Sensor: ½.3in

Megapixels: 16.1MP

Waterproof: 8m/26ft

Resolution: 720p (HD)

LCD: 2.7in, 230k dots




GoPro HERO8 Black


Type: Compact

Sensor: 1/2.3in

Megapixels: 10MP

Waterproof: 10m/33ft

Battery life: 1-3hrs


Quality image


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