As a rule, ruggedised compact cameras don’t come cheap. However, if you’re looking for a durable budget snapper to take along on your adventures, SeaLife’s 9-megapixel Mini II dive and sport camera could work for you. Rubber-armoured and waterproof to 40 m, it can withstand a drop of 2 m on to hard concrete, making it ideal for recreational divers, snorkellers, boaters, hikers and paddlers.
An on-screen setup guide makes it easy to configure the camera to suit your subject matter and photographic conditions, after which you’re set to capture great images on land or under water. There’s even a “spy” mode that allows you to capture images at predetermined intervals (you know, for those occasions when your subject is unaccountable shy). It also captures 30 fps video, with sound.
Price: about R2 850. Visit www.have2have.co.za