Designed specifically for diving – but also able to record just fine above water – the Octospot Camera ($369) packs a few features you won’t find in any other action cams. It boasts a resolution of 4K/30fps, captures 12-MP stills, comes with a snap-on mask mount, and its battery can go for a maximum two hours of recording.
The military-grade aluminum construction ensures the cam is watertight down to 200 m (656 ft) – in comparison, the GoPro HERO 4 can only survive 40 m (131 ft). For recording there’s a sliding switch and a mode-selecting ring, both of which can be easily operated while wearing thick neoprene gloves. Other specs include a small OLED screen for displaying important info, electronic image stabilization & lens distortion correction, plus auto white balance, which means you’ll get sharp images even at the lowest depths. Made by professional divers in Denmark.