Fancy a digital camera that won’t drown on your next holiday? Vivitar has joined the slowly growing ranks of companies launching digital cameras that can be taken for a swim without washing away all your holiday snaps.
However, unlike those than can withstand a depth of 3-feet, the Vivicam 6200W claims it can dive with you to depths of 30-feet. It’s a 6-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom – the useless type of zoom – and no optical zoom – the useful type.
There’s a 2in LCD so you can see those shark teeth really clearly before “Chomp!”. It comes with 16Mb of internal memory and supports SD Cards up to 1Gb.
I like the rubber wet suit that clothes this little snapper but with no in-built flash – yes, no flash – you’ll be lucky to clear shots from anymore than a few feet under the surface. On a really sunny day. In very clear and calm waters. It costs around £130 and you can see full, yet short, feature list here. -Martin Lynch