Best Underwater Cameras of 2017

View our guides to the Best compact cameras, Best mirrorless cameras, Best dSLRs of 2017. A must read when picking a new camera!

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Canon 5D Mark IV Housing Guide
Complete underwater housing guide for the Canon 5D Mark IV with specs, best features and more
Nikon D500 Housing Guide
Complete underwater housing guide for the Nikon D500 with specs, best features and more
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Housing Guide
Complete underwater housing guide for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II with specs, best features and more
Sony A6500 Housing Guide
Complete underwater housing guide for the Sony a6500 with specs, best features and more
Panasonic GH5 Camera Review
We test the Panasonic LUMIX GH5 with sample video, video comparisons with the GH4, image quality comparisons, new feature breakdown and more.
UWL-09 Wide Angle Lens Review
Image quality tests on the top compact camera housing systems
Kraken Underwater Video Light
Check out the new Kraken Video lights - high end options full of useful features.
iTorch Symbiosis Strobe Review
First strobe ever to combine a powerful video light with a high-end strobe light. Find out what other great features this light has.

In Focus Blog Posts

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If you are a photographer who has decided to try your hand underwater you may start to feel that you...


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Anilao underwater photo workshop December 2017
Bluewater Photo's December 2017 Anilao Underwater Photo Workshop  Join Bluewater Photo in...
Galapagos liveaboard underwater photography workshop
2018 Galapagos Islands Underwater Photo Workshop This will be an epic trip with a rarely offered...
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