Best Underwater Cameras of 2016

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ARTICLES & NEWS

Review of the top three snoot options for underwater photography
Get creative with your underwater photography by using a snoot. Find out which one best suits your needs with this snoot review, including the Reefnet, 10Bar and Retra LSD snoots for underwater strobes.
Fix Aquavolt Mini 5000 Review for Underwater Videography
Incredibly bright underwater video light that's only the size of your hand! Read more about this great option for professionally lit underwater video.
Sony A6300 review
Sony A6300 Review with pros/cons, high ISO tests, underwater photos, housings, recommended lenses
Panasonic GX8 Review for Underwater Photography
Underwater review of the Panasonic GX8 the first 20 MP micro four thirds camera with 4k video recording.

In Focus Blog Posts

The Canon 7D Mark II is a staple for underwater photography. A lightning-fast dual-pixel autofocus s...
The sense of being out in the middle of nowhere is strong during the crossing to the Archipelago Rev...
The Canon 7D Mk II is one of the best choices for serious underwater macro photography.  With 65 AF...
I sit here in Anilao, Philippines watching the peach sunset afterglow fade to black behind dancing p...

UPCOMING TRIPS

Anacapa Island on the Peace
July 24th, 2016
$145
4 Excellent photo sites at Anacapa Island. Hoping for nudies, Black Sea Bass & Sea Lions
Solomon Islands Underwater Photography Workshops 2016 with Mark Strickland
Aug 23 - Sept 9, 2016
$3,640
Photo Workshops on the Bilikiki with photo pro Mark Strickland, some of the most pristine & untouched coral reefs in the world
Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2016
$2,699
Some of the best diving in the world on a sleek boat with a max of 16 divers!
Sept 24 - 29, 2016
$2,935
Go face to face with the elusive great white shark, onboard the Nautilus Explorer!
SoCal Shootout 2 Day Trip
Sept 9-10th, 2016
$355
SoCal Shootout 2-Day Trip - Santa Barbara & Santa Cruz & Anacapa on the Peace

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