Point and shoot waterproof cameras are becoming a bit more popular in the market, so that makes the process of choosing the best camera with waterproof and "tough" capabilities a little more difficult.
However, that also means that you have more good choices in terms of these types of cameras. Keep in mind that a waterproof camera requires you to do regular maintenance on it, and you don't want to exceed the manufacturer's limitations when it comes to water depth.
Still, if you follow the rules, underwater photography can be a great hobby. To read my updated list of the best waterproof cameras that are point and shoot models for the holiday shopping season, including the Fujifilm FinePix XP170 pictured here, just click the link.
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