The trouble with most waterproof cameras is that they only operate up to a few metres under the surface. But Nikon’s new rugged shooter can take snaps at a depth of 30m; that’s as far down as an Advanced Open Water certification allows. In short, the COOLPIX AW130 will have you covered for any wreck dives you might be planning. Add in 2m shock-proofing, dust-proofing and cold resistance to minus-10 degrees Celsius and this can pretty much take anything thrown at it. Connected smarts come in the form of NFC support and Wi-Fi, satellite tracking with built-in GPS and GLONASS support to help log travel routes – up to 30 locations can be saved on a built-in world map. That’s all fine and dandy, but what about the camera? On board is a 16-megapixel sensor and wide-angle 24mm f/2.8 lens with 5x optical zoom extendable to 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom. Full HD movies can be shot and viewed on the 7.5cm/3in 921k-dot OLED screen. Finally, an action control response button helpfully makes key settings easily accessible by shaking the camera – ideal for fumbling fingers during those underwater shark encounters.

€369 nikon