Taking underwater pictures couldn't get any easier than this. Today in our ever-growing pace of technology, we have thousands of water proof cameras to take advantage of.

Don't worry, soaking a water proof camera will not ruin it. That's why it's called an under water camera!

Depending on where you'll use the camera, there a few options to use and all of them are great. If you are using them recreationally at an 10 foot deep pool or during a deep dive in Barracuda Point in Malaysia.rgr

Knowing where you would like to take pictures will help you figure out your budget.

A camera for swimming at a regular pool will cost you a lot less than one that you would need to go deep with.

If you are a diver and you would like to get the best out of your photos, then you should invest in an Olympus Tough TG-2. It can go as deep as 130 feet and it has a fast frame rate which can make any shot great.

If you taking photos of something swimming really fast, this is guaranteed to snap it as it has one of the quickest captures rate with incredible focus. This also helps with videos as all the details are perfectly shown. This camera makes it easier for dark shots as well. The only con is that it doesn't have full manual exposure. It does cost around 600, it doesn't cost an arm or a leg but it is considered to be one of the best entry-level cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Digital Camera (Orange)
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For the snorkeling trips and regular swimming pools, if you want the best of quality than Sony made a camera just for you. In terms of image quality, touch screen abilities, video quality, the TX-20 offers the best of these. Even though it's menus can take a bit of getting used to but when you do, you'll find no better place to spend 200$. It's price makes it almost a steal for its waterproof, dustproof and shock proof features. It's also a full HD at 1080/60i with dual record of images and video. It's highly reviewed as to be one of the best affordable waterproof cameras.

If you're really tight on budget, and you want to spend less than 120$, then you should look at Fujifilm XP50. It goes down to 16.5 feet and shock proof for 5 feet or less falls. It offers 1080P HD video and special camera effects. It's resolution is at 14MP and both video and images are perfectly clear underwater. If you don't plan to be a diver or a full time snorkeler, than you should invest in this camera. It's price and features make it a great deal for the low price and it won't hurt your budget.

These are the top 3 water-proof cameras which anyone can afford. Whether you are going diving in the best places of the world, or just looking for an affordable camera for a few underwater photo albums, than invest in one of these.They are all great in their own categories.

Good luck! Let us know what's your favourite water-proof cameras below in the comments!