Five Great Digital Cameras For Summer

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I’m not quite sure how it happened, but here we are on the edge of July, right smack in the middle of summer (on the top of the globe, anyway). No doubt, many of you have exciting summer vacations, activities and events planned that could benefit from a new digital camera. This article lists five great summer cameras for families, casual photographers and serious photography enthusiasts.

Digital Cameras For Summer

There are lots of great digital cameras at the moment and I’m not billing this as a “Top 5″ list. Instead, I’ve listed cameras with different feature sets that make them great summer or vacation cameras. I’ve also included an alternative choice with each camera. If you’ve got your own favorite summer camera, tell us about it in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Kodak Playsport waterproof HD camcorder
Camera Five
Panasonic Lumix ZS7 pocket superzoom digital camera
Camera Four
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D digital SLR
Camera Three
Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera
Camera Two
Sony Cybershot TX5 waterproof, shockproof digital camera
Camera One



Camera Number Five:
Kodak Playsport waterproof HD camcorder

Kodak Playsport Waterproof HD Camcorder

Price: $149

The Kodak Playsport is a pocket-sized hybrid camera that can capture 1080p HD digital video and 5-megapixel still images. It’s waterproof so you can take it to the beach, the pool or on that raft trip you’ve been planning. Best of all – it’s only $150!

Kodak Playsport Announcement Article >>
Outdoor & Waterproof Digital Cameras Guide >>

Alternative Camera:

Pentax Optio WS80 >>


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About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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