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Best Cameras for Diving

These are currently the best cameras for diving in our opinion and that of many other divers.

Best Diving Cameras Entry Level
GoPro-Scuba-Diving

Action Camera GoPro

The original and one of the best cameras or action cameras, not only for beginners also for experienced divers as well.

  • Small.
  • Powerful 1080p.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Adaptable.

With the Go Pro you can make videos and pictures at the same time. It has many accessories and you can even accommodate a light to improve the image underwater.

Underwater images taken with a previous version.

St Martin/St MaartenAround the Wreck

SeaLife Micro

Camera SeaLife Micro

Very good camera for diving with simple buttons "piano style" that makes it easy to operate.

  • Small.
  • Easy to operate.
  • internal memory.

You can buy it with a strobe or a very stronge light (2500 lumens) to improve the image underwater.

SeaLife DC 2000

Camera SeaLife DC 2000 Pro

Same as the Micro this camera can be purchased alone, with the strobe/flash or video light. 1"-type CMOS sensor with 20.1 megapixel.

  • Small.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Ultra-fast shutter response of 0.1 seconds.
  • 4 Underwater Shooting Modes.
  • RAW formating capabilities.
  • Depth rated down to 200ft/60m (camera in housing)
  • Depth rated down to 60ft/18m (inner camera).

And with many accessories that you can even fit a lens to wide angle images of underwater.

Underwater images taken with a previous version.

Trinidad, CubaBest Picture 2010More Diving PicturesDiving Pictures 2011

Best Compact Camera for Diving
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Camera Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Compact camera with 20.1 megapixel, good color depth, good in low light, large sensor for more details type- Exmor RS BSI CMOS 13.2 x 8.8. And a good Lens f/1.8-2.8. Top in the market for compact cameras.


Accessories for underwater photography are extraordinary and made by different companies. Several options for flashes and video lights brands.

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Camera Sony RX100 IV

Almost the same as Canon with 20.1 megapixel, good color depth, good in low light, even the same sensor type- Exmor RS BSI CMOS 13.2 x 8.8. And a good Lens f/1.8-2.8. Top in the market for compact cameras.


Accessories for underwater photography are extraordinary and made by different companies. Several options for flashes and video lights brands.

Best Mirroless - 4/3 Cameras for Diving

This style of camera brings the best of two worlds. Mirrorless cameras lack the presence of internal mirror. This feature allows the camera bodies to be smaller like compact cameras, but at the same time they have a bigger sensor and are equipped with an interchangeable lens mount like DSLR cameras.

Sony-A6300

Mirrorless Camera Sony-A6300

The Sony Alpha A6300 with a 24.2 Megapixel APSC sensor size 23.5 x 15.6 mm, offers 4k video and a powerful AF system that's ideal for capturing action.

A well-rounded camera for diving pictures, the a6300 is characterized by its speed and further qualified by its refined image and video quality.

Other Features: Fast continuous shooting 11fps. the body is dust- and moisture-resistant to permit working in harsh environments. Wi-Fi connectivity to transfer your images. Good battery life 350 to 400 shots.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Mirrorless camera with resolution of 16MP with the possibility of extending up to 40 MP thanks to an own system of multi-exposure which adds multiple images and converts them into a single high-definition., Good color depth, sensor type MOS size 18 x 13.5 mm. The magnesium alloy body is sealed to help protect against dust and liquid.

Underwater images taken with a previous version.

Pictures 2012San Martin 2013Diving SabaDiving Cayo Largo

Best Cameras Dslr for Diving

Best cameras for diving are DSLRs cameras thanks to quality pictures due to a more larger sensor size, faster and more responsive performance, a larger variety of dedicated lenses and more camera advance fixtures are some of the advantage of the DSLR cameras.

Dslr-Cameras

Camera DSLrs

It is difficult to change the preference of a professional photographer. They tend to never change the brand of DSLR camera bought at the beginning and much is also due to the preference of lenses.

Full Frame Options: Nikon D3, Nikon D4, Nikon D800, Canon 5d, Canon 5d Mark II and Canon 5d Mark III

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