DSLR cameras

Nikon cameras serve professional photography needs for Cathy Church

Nikon has long held the edge on ergonomics when the cameras are housed, especially as it relates to focusing underwater.

DSLR Cameras

Point-and-shoot waterproof compact cameras

Olympus, Nikon, Fuji, and Sealife all produce great cameras which are waterproof to at least 50ft, shockproof, have 4K video, and built-in wifi. These are great cameras to take snorkeling. The Olympus TG-6 and Sealife also have housings (purchased separately), which allow depths of 150ft!

Point & Shoot Waterproof Cameras

Mirrorless cameras with full manual control and TTL

The mirrorless cameras are now the most popular choice for high quality underwater photography at low cost and small size. Many people are downsizing from the large, heavy DSLR camera systems in favor of these compact, less expensive cameras. When housed in a Nauticam housing, you can add a full size SLR style viewfinder, and interchangeable ports allow use of a wide range of lenses.

When Olympus offered the first Mirrorless cameras, there was little competition. Now there are dozens available by Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, Fuji and more. How do you choose?

The FIRST consideration in choosing a system for underwater is to find the one with the best housing.

Olympus continues to make their own, wonderful, ergonomic, low-cost housings with clearly marked controls, and light-weight neutral buoyancy. These features are important to divers and are why these systems are so popular.

Another excellent housing option is made by Nauticam. While they are more expensive and complex, and much heavier above and underwater, they offer several important advantages that are worthwhile to the serious photographer.

Mirrorless Cameras

Long zoom fixed lense cameras

Bridge cameras are styled like SLRs, but feature fixed, long zoom lenses. They’re a solid choice for photographers who want a zoom range that can only be reached by carrying several lenses along with an SLR.

Long Zoom Fixed Lens Cameras

Instant cameras

Fujifilm instax cameras are a fun and easy way to enjoy instant photo prints. Instax pushes out a print that self-develops within a few minutes of its emergence from the camera.

Instant Cameras

GoPro action cameras

GoPros are the must-have cameras for the adventurer in us all. Claiming to be the most versatile cameras out there they offer professional quality videos and photos. GoPro cameras used to be used predominantly by individuals taking part in activities such as diving, snorkeling, biking, running, skateboarding, and climbing however additions in their accessory ranges has meant that you can now involve your camera in even more activities and capture more unique points of view.

GoPro Action Cameras