This is Our New Favorite Underwater Camera

Nikon
Nikon AW 1Nikon

This underwater camera is different from any other I've used. The Nikon AW1is ready to descend to 49 feet without a housing, and it's mirrorless, which means I can press the button while diving or snorkeling and get an instant shot, leaving no time for fish to flee in fear. It can also be dropped from almost 7 feet without damage, a major plus for a travel photographer. So too are the interchangeable lenses that allow me to adjust the zoom manually without clumsily using a zoom button (like on a point-and-shoot). Geotagging is a cinch with the onboard GPS, but it does run the battery down quickly. I've long been a Canon-only guy, but with this camera, I may have to make an exception. From $799.95, nikon.com