Best Underwater Cameras of 2018

Newly updated - our guides to the Best compact cameras, Best mirrorless cameras, Best dSLRs of 2018. A must read!

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Fantasea Canon G7X Mark II Wet Wide Angle Lens Test
Fantasea Canon G7X Mark II Wet Wide Angle Lens Test
Sony RX100 Series Wet Wide Angle Lens Test
Sony RX100 Wet Wide Angle Lens Test
Kraken Underwater Video Light
Check out the new Kraken Video lights - high end options full of useful features.
Panasonic G9 vs GX9 Comparison for Underwater Photography
A comparison of 2 great new cameras and their usefulness for underwater photography
rx100 VI review
Sony RX100 VI announced to be released end of June - what new features does it have and will it be good for underwater photography?
Nikon 8-15mm FX AF-S f/3.5-4.5E ED Zoom Fisheye Review
Get the lowdown and see some amazing photos taken with the Nikon 8-15mm circular fisheye lens
One of the best camera package deals of 2018!
One of the best camera package deals of 2018!
Learn about our photography workshops
Learn what goes on during a photography workshop and if it's right for you
Sony A7R III Camera
Newly updated! Find out if an upgrade to the A7r III for stills or video is right for you
Holiday Gift Guide 2017
Need a gift for the underwater photographer on your list? Check out these ideas for any budget.
Nikon D850 review for underwater photography & video
Updated review of the Nikon D850 for underwater photography
Review and comparison of the new KRL-04 wet wide lens.


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In Focus Blog Posts

When Necessity is the Mother of Invention - By Erik Lukas Ive always been sort of a do-it-mysel...
One thing that does not get talked about much, but is very important for an underwater photographer,...
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