Top 5 Best Underwater Cameras for Snorkelling

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Top 5 Best Underwater Cameras for Snorkelling

By Ninja Shark’s founder (and water enthusiast), Andrew Porter

Some of the things you see underwater while snorkelling are so incredible, they just have to be captured on film. While snorkelling on your own can be fun and adventurous, half of the enjoyment comes from sharing the wonderful things you have been able to see. And luckily, we’re living in an age where underwater cameras are accessible and make it easy to capture the amazing things you see while snorkelling.

If you think it’s time you had an underwater camera to take on your snorkelling adventures, good decision. We’d love to see your photos! To help you choose the best piece of equipment to take with you, here are the top 5 best underwater cameras for snorkelling. 

1. Ninja Shark Explorer

When Out And About, it’s important to bring the right camera! 

Action Camera Explorer is the ideal gadget for families who want to capture the best pictures and videos of hikes, snorkel tours, ATV rides, and other fun activities. Having kids is a reason to travel, never a reason to stop. 

Do you feel inspired? Take out the action camera and create lasting memories.

STABILISATION - Built-in motion detection and Smart anti-shake program ensure excellent experience in shooting fast-moving objects. Video fluency and stability are greatly improved during endurance events so that you can deliver spectacularly smooth and steady videos.

TIME-LAPSE: Set a shooting schedule [2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 30s, or 60s] or set it for Continuous lapse to meet the demands of your project. With a click of a button, time-lapse videos are processed and ready to share. There is no limit to what you can capture.

2. Apeman 4k Underwater 40M Waterproof

This is a fantastic alternative to the GoPro - an action camera with ultra HD shooting and a wide variety of cool specs and features. You need a micro SD card that’s class 10 or higher, with 8 - 128GB to use this little sucker, but it’s worth it for the 4K video and 20MP photo resolution. Did we mention it’s also 40 metres waterproof? Here’s what else comes with the Apeman:

Stabilisation: A built-in electronic gyroscope stabilises your images for smoother, better focused videos and photos. Ideal for being in the water!

Time lapse: Choose a time interval and take amazing time lapses of the sunrise, sunset, and ebb and flow of tides.

Control via app: Download the OK Cam app to control the Apeman camera in real time from your phone or tablet. You can also use it to view and share your shots easily.

Accessories galore: The Apeman comes with 20+ useful accessories and an awesome carrying case for everything you need, inc. HDBI, USB, and AV outputs.

2. Apeman 4k Underwater 40M Waterproof

This is a fantastic alternative to the GoPro - an action camera with ultra HD shooting and a wide variety of cool specs and features. You need a micro SD card that’s class 10 or higher, with 8 - 128GB to use this little sucker, but it’s worth it for the 4K video and 20MP photo resolution. Did we mention it’s also 40 metres waterproof? Here’s what else comes with the Apeman:

Stabilisation: A built-in electronic gyroscope stabilises your images for smoother, better focused videos and photos. Ideal for being in the water!

Time lapse: Choose a time interval and take amazing time lapses of the sunrise, sunset, and ebb and flow of tides.

Control via app: Download the OK Cam app to control the Apeman camera in real time from your phone or tablet. You can also use it to view and share your shots easily.

Accessories galore: The Apeman comes with 20+ useful accessories and an awesome carrying case for everything you need, inc. HDBI, USB, and AV outputs.

3. Akaso EK7000 Waterproof Snorkel Camera

Another stunning, ultra HD waterproof camera is the Akaso snorkel camera, built specially for snorkelers. It’s got 4k 25fps / 2.7k 30fps / 1080p 60fps video for sharp, life-like images and smooth shots with a high frame rate. This one is waterproof up to 30 metres, and features other benefits like:

Instant share: With built-in 2.4G WiFi, you can instantly share your videos and photos with friends by connecting the Akaso to your smartphone.

Wide angle: With a 170° wide angle lens, you can capture more in your shots for an expansive field of vision. That means you can capture all the goodness of the reef + animals in one great shot.

Image stabiliser: With built-in Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), the Akaso can capture action shots easily. YOu can even capture fast-moving subjects on video with HyperSmooth Video Stabilisation up to 1080p at 60fps or 30fps

4. Nikon Coolpix AW130 Waterproof Camera

This is one serious camera. Dust-proof, cold-proof up to -10 degrees, shock-proof up to 2.1 metres, and waterproof up to 30 metres, this is our choice for a GoPro alternative. Here’s the lowdown on this hot piece of equipment:

Wide angle action shots: With a wide angle f/2.8 NIKKOR lens, the AW130 takes stunningly sharp images whether you’re shooting underwater or at night. Your images will be perfectly clear with 16 megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor and EXPEED C2 image-processing system. Yeow!

Zoom like crazy: Choose from 5x optical zoom or 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom*2 for ultra close-up shots of those creatures you just can’t get up close and personal with.

Built-in GPS: You’ll never get lost at sea with built-in GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, compass, and a world map. Pair this with altimetres and depth gauges and you’ve got the smartest tool in the shed.

Share images: With built-in WiFi and NFC*1, you can easily connect the AW130 to your smartphone or tablet to shoot remotely and share images on social media. You can even pre-select photos and they’ll automatically transfer once you’re in range.

Video features galore: If you’re more of a video taker, enjoy the full HD 1080p/60i format with 5-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction to lose the bumps and smooth out your videos. There’s also time lapse options and a short movie feature that lets you create movies from your images and videos.

Five colours: Choose from five colours: orange, blue, yellow, black, and camo.

4. Nikon Coolpix AW130 Waterproof Camera

This is one serious camera. Dust-proof, cold-proof up to -10 degrees, shock-proof up to 2.1 metres, and waterproof up to 30 metres, this is our choice for a GoPro alternative. Here’s the lowdown on this hot piece of equipment:

Wide angle action shots: With a wide angle f/2.8 NIKKOR lens, the AW130 takes stunningly sharp images whether you’re shooting underwater or at night. Your images will be perfectly clear with 16 megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor and EXPEED C2 image-processing system. Yeow!

Zoom like crazy: Choose from 5x optical zoom or 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom*2 for ultra close-up shots of those creatures you just can’t get up close and personal with.

Built-in GPS: You’ll never get lost at sea with built-in GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, compass, and a world map. Pair this with altimetres and depth gauges and you’ve got the smartest tool in the shed.

Share images: With built-in WiFi and NFC*1, you can easily connect the AW130 to your smartphone or tablet to shoot remotely and share images on social media. You can even pre-select photos and they’ll automatically transfer once you’re in range.

Video features galore: If you’re more of a video taker, enjoy the full HD 1080p/60i format with 5-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction to lose the bumps and smooth out your videos. There’s also time lapse options and a short movie feature that lets you create movies from your images and videos.

Five colours: Choose from five colours: orange, blue, yellow, black, and camo.

5. Olympus Tough TG-5 Waterproof Camera

Here’s another durable, rugged machine that has tough literally in its name. This camera is shockproof up to 2.1 metres, crushproof up to 100kg, freezeproof up to -10 degrees, and waterproof up to 15 metres (or more). With 4k video and action track sensors that track environmental and movement data, the TG-5 also reaps numerous other features:

High-speed lens: With an F2.0 high-speed lens and 20fps burst shooting in RAW, the TG-5 is perfect for action shots and capturing fast-moving fish in the sea. You’ll never miss a shot again with the Pro Capture Mode, which buffers a running series of HD images and captures an exact moment along with the previous five frames.

Bright shots: Even if you're shooting in low light, the TG-5 will capture little noise and a tonne of brightness. Thanks to the image sensor and advanced dual quad core TruePic VIII Processor, you can count on increased dynamic range even in dimness.

Underwater shooting: The TG-5 has its own Underwater Shooting Modes, specially crafted for taking snorkelling photographs. The modes include Snapshot, Wide, and Macro, as well as an Underwater HDR Mode that combines multiple images to enhance light and shadow. At night, you can use Live Composite Mode to capture star trails.

Lens features: Take ultra-wide shots with the waterproof FCON-T01 Fisheye Converter Lens, and extend your zoom up to 7x with the TCON-T01 Teleconverter Lens. For better lighting, there's the waterproof FD-1 Flash Diffuser.

Go deeper: While the TG-5 is waterproof up to 15 metres, you can also use the PT-058 Underwater Housing to take the camera further underwater to a depth of 45 metres.

Microscope mode: Shoot incredible coral reef detail with the Microscope Mode that lets you get as close as 1cm to your subject. The Control Mode provides incredible magnification of up to 44.5x so you can capture the breathtaking detail of underwater life.

Don't forget to share

Going to spoil yourself with one of these amazing snorkel cameras? Make sure you take advantage of that built-in WiFi and show us all the incredible shots you’ve taken! Just add #NinjaShark to put your images and videos on our radar. 

How many people dream of snorkelling but don't feel comfortable wearing a snorkel mask? 

The answer is: too many! Traditional snorkel masks can be uncomfortable and scary for many people, so the beauty of snorkelling goes undiscovered and unexperienced. Whether it's breathing difficulties, choking on sea water, or foggy goggles, there's a lot that prevents people from enjoying the wonderful sport of snorkelling. And that thought makes us sad.

We think everyone should be able to enjoy the underwater world - safely, comfortably, and easily. That's why we created Ninja Shark and our revolutionary line of full face snorkel masks. They're designed to be super comfy, easy-to-use, and make snorkelling accessible for all. Because nobody should miss out on discovering what's under the sea. 

The Influencer @lud.around is a NINJASHARK lover!

NINJASHARK is the sound of a revolution in snorkeling. Whereas other water equipments companies are constantly adding poor quality products, we listen to your feedback and constantly improve our products to fit for all of your needs.


While other water equipments companies offer just a way to look under the water, NINJASHARK wants to create an amazing experience for water enthusiasts. That's why we listen to your feedbacks and we develop products based on them.

The Influencer @lud.around doesn’t believes just in snorkelling, but in the entire experience of it. When NinjaShark asked her what is in her beach bag everytime she goes on a vacation, she said, “Ninja Shark:I'm not leaving my room without the mask. The full face snorkeling mask from Australia is comfortable and fit me perfectly! Love how easy it is to breath out your nose and mouth when you snorkeling and even has earplugs! ”

“The mask include GOPRO mounts, so you can easily film and photograph underwater scenery! I highly recommend especially to people who have a fear of snorkeling! This mask is really easy to use and is safe!” said @lud.around. “I can’t wait for my next trip with my new mask!”

At Ninja Shark, we say “quality over quantity.” Our line is a super multitasker that can replace everything in your snorkelling experience—with just one mask.

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks makes your experiences the best they can be. They are exclusively sold on the Ninja Shark website.


How many people dream of snorkelling but don't feel comfortable wearing a snorkel mask?

The Influencer @lud.around is a NINJASHARK lover!

NINJASHARK is the sound of a revolution in snorkeling. Whereas other water equipments companies are constantly adding poor quality products, we listen to your feedback and constantly improve our products to fit for all of your needs.

 
"I'm not leaving my room without the mask. The full face snorkeling mask from Australia is comfortable and fit me perfectly! Love how easy it is to breath out your nose and mouth when you snorkeling and even has earplugs!"

“The mask include GOPRO mounts, so you can easily film and photograph underwater scenery! I highly recommend especially to people who have a fear of snorkeling! This mask is really easy to use and is safe!” said @lud.around. “I can’t wait for my next trip with my new mask!”

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks makes your experiences the best they can be. They are exclusively sold on the Ninja Shark website.

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks comes equipped with advanced Anti-Fog technology, automatic drainage, no CO2 Buildup with improved uni-directional valves, and a revolutionary breathe flow system so you can breathe through both your nose and mouth.


“If you thought we’re just here to sell you products, think again. You’re part of the Ninja Shark family, and your feedback matters! We’re constantly working to improve our products and deliver the full face snorkel mask that exists only in our dreams!”

What customers are saying about us…

“Awesome set.

Loved the complete set. I even used the waterproof phone pouch to take photos and videos underwater. It made my Fiji experience so much better than using the free snorkel set that hurt your face after 2hours and leaving a sun/mask mark. The ninja leaves no marks and gives great vision under water in comparison. It did take some getting used to but it definitely paid off! Only frustration is that the tightening straps are quite basic; they should be much simpler to loosen and tighten both in and out of water.” – Jock

Try our line of snorkelling and swimming gear
by Ninja Shark! You’ll love it.

All Ninja Shark Products are tailor-made
with medical silicone.

We care about making our products safe and healthy for you—and our planet.
That’s why the Ninja Shark Full Face Snorkelling Masks are made from a non-toxic and environmentally friendly anti-allergic medical grade silicone, that’s not only safer for your kids but safer for you too.

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks comes equipped with advanced Anti-Fog technology, automatic drainage, no CO2 Buildup with improved uni-directional valves, and a revolutionary breathe flow system so you can breathe through both your nose and mouth.

Our founder Andrew and Alizee are lifelong entrepreneurs and happy husband and wife. Andrew, is the visionary and marketing genius behind Ninja Shark. He’s always loved to swim and explore vast open waters, whether that be in a river, lake, or sea. Since he started snorkelling with a full face mask and flippers, however, his fascination with the underwater world has become unstoppable. Andrew always says: “The sea will be conquered!”

Alizee, is first and foremost a child of the land and avid hiker, with her passion for mysterious underwater life coming in second. In her past life (as in, before Ninja Shark life), Alizee created and sold a real estate company and managed the backend of numerous other businesses. She’s the glue that keeps Ninja Shark from busting at the proverbial seams as it grows from its current state of small Aussie family business. She’s the business brain, taking care of all things logistical and numeric, she’s the “life saver of the company”.

Ninja Shark started out more as a passion than a business.

Since Andrew and Alizee loved to go underwater so much, they tried to take their friends with them. We’ve all been in that situation where we try to share an incredible experience with loved ones, and that’s where Andrew and Alizee were at. But every so often, they’d come across someone who just couldn’t manage to breathe through a tube with their nose blocked (i.e, snorkelling).

It’s a wide held belief amongst the general public that snorkelling can be a little difficult. It’s fair enough – breathing seems unnatural with a snorkel, and the mouthpiece might be considered uncomfortable or unhygienic. The mask’s field of vision can be quite narrow, and when it fogs up you don’t really get to enjoy the underwater marvels so much.

You might be reading this as a snorkeller and scoffing, but it’s all true! Many studies have been conducted on the beaches of Europe, China, and Brazil, and the results all share the same sentiment: snorkelling is often considered difficult by the general public.

So, that was what started Andrew and Alizee off on their journey, where they eventually found the concept of a full face mask. Although the idea was already on the market, it was in its early beginnings, and they had to be sure it was something worth recommending to their friends.

Andrew and Alizee tested at least 6-7 types of full face masks, each with their own unique differences. They were surprised to find so much variation between the different types of full face masks, despite it being a relative newcomer to the scene.

Over the next 12 months, Andrew and Alizee worked tirelessly writing down, testing, adapting, studying, and testing again, to come up with the most advanced full face mask on the market.

And that’s how Ninja Shark can offer you the numerous improvements made to the special v2.0 Full Face Mask Model.

“If you thought we’re just here to sell you products, think again. You’re part of the Ninja Shark family, and your feedback matters! We’re constantly working to improve our products and deliver the full face snorkel mask that exists only in our dreams!”

What customers are saying about us…

“Awesome set

Loved the complete set. I even used the waterproof phone pouch to take photos and videos underwater. It made my Fiji experience so much better than using the free snorkel set that hurt your face after 2hours and leaving a sun/mask mark. The ninja leaves no marks and gives great vision under water in comparison. It did take some getting used to but it definitely paid off! Only frustration is that the tightening straps are quite basic; they should be much simpler to loosen and tighten both in and out of water.:|zpendofcontent|:

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