With a depth rating of up to 3m for up to 2 hours, the waterproof Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP could be the perfect beach accessory this summer. Whether you're splashing in the surf or lounging in the pool, this is a camera that you can take with you. It's small, it's simple and, at around £160, it's rather affordable too. You can even pick a colour to match your towel.
This is a very pretty little camera. Fujifilm's chosen really bright and eye-catching colours (blue, green, pink, yellow and black), and created a camera that looks contemporary, fashionable and elegant at the same time. It just shows that underwater cameras can also look cool.
Round the back, there's no navigation pad -- just a screen and a vertical grid of buttons on the right, four of which double up as navigational buttons. It takes a while to figure out how to use the controls, but it's an efficient system and, of course, it's waterproof. It also looks rather good.
Inside, you get a 10-megapixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom, which is fine for a casual snapper like this. The shooting modes include Fujifilm's handy 'natural light with flash' option, which takes two pictures -- one with flash and one without -- so you can pick the one that works best. The flash also blends in rather well with the existing light to produce more natural-looking flash shots.
It looks like Fujifilm's forgotten about the old xD-Picture Card format. For a while, it's been building dual-format slots into its compacts that can support both xD-Picture Cards and SD cards, but the Z33WP is SD/SDHC only. That's hardly a great loss, it has to be said.