Tips for buying diving cameras
# 1: You
know your choices in cameras. There are disposable underwater and
amphibious cameras that get the job done. Most people now a day have
their own digital camera. So; we recommend looking for housing for
specific camera that will give any diver's hobbits a wider choice of
cameras. There are cameras that come with their own housing and lest
not forget about video cameras.
# 2: Because the first colors you lose at depth are the warm colors (red, orange, and yellow), you will need an artificial light source (a strobe or flash) to capture bright colors, that is the key to great underwater pictures. If you don't have a strobe a red filter will help to obtain some color in the picture.
TIP # 3:
Remember that housed system are
usually bulkier and more
expensive than traditional underwater amphibious.
After buying the camera, it is a good idea to try and check the case
follow most of manuals' instructions: lubricate o-ring and
it in at least more than 30 cm (12 inches) of water, and look
for signs of
# 5: When looking for better picture also
look for fast shooting cameras or see for yourself
what can happen on the examples below.
Maintenance and Care for Diving Cameras
to diving, there is a list of
things to do with your camera: Use new batteries. Check the o-ring for
any dirt or tear and lubricate the o-ring. Close camera case
to protect it from
hits and scratches. Keep it away from the sand and direct sun light.
diving, always clean all your equipment in fresh water; removing all
the salt, dirt, and sediments such as sand. Remember to dry your
equipment out of direct sunlight. For
your camera, it is recommended to keep it in
cold fresh water for at least 5 to 10 minutes, when it is the time to
open, be sure that it is dry and blow hard arrowed and then open it
carefully so that no drops of water go inside. The best way is
holding the camera upside down.
Diving cameras we used-reviews
Some of the diving cameras we reviewed may be discontinued, but there are better versions from the same manufacturer every year. We suggest to take a look at some of our pictures taken with these cameras and then surf the net to find a newer version.
Intova IC 600 review
Digital Camera of 6 MP with 3 optical and 4 digital zoom. Housing has a doble o-ring and rated to 54m/180 ft.
Our comment : We recommend using a red filter to help get a little color in your images.
Underwater pictures taken with Intova IC 600
SeaLife DC1000 Elite review
A 10 mp
digital camera with 5 optical and 5 digital zoom. The Elite Set comes
with digital camera, underwater
housing rated to 60m/200 ft, digital
strobe, wide angle lens, and soft storage case.
comments: The learning curve with this camera is short
and with a couple of dives you will be taking good pictures. Although it took us a while to understand how to find the video options underwater.
Underwater pictures taken with Sealife DC100
Olympus E-PM1 Camera + PT-EP06 Housing review
The E-PM1 is a 12 megapixel camera, very compact, easy to use and thanks to the mirrorless technology has a very fast auto-focus system. With a 5.5fps burst shooting, 1080i HD video recording and a maximum sensitivity of ISO12800.
The PT-EP06 case is waterproof up to a depth of 45 meters/ 148 feet. Its high-quality polycarbonate design and engineering seals cameras completely from any trace of moisture, as well as cushioning the sensitive equipment from knocks and bumps on land.
comments: When the Olympus E-PM1 and PT-EP06 housing came to the market they had a very attractive price for divers interested in good quality underwater photography.
Underwater pictures taken with E-PM1 + PT-EP06
Go Pro Hero 3 review
The Go Pro camera has call the attention of many sport enthusiast. Very small and simple to use with many accessories to mount the camera. Housing resist depth of 60m/198 ft. Shoot professional 1080p videos and still 5 to 12 megapixels pictures at the same time.
The new model Hero 3 comes in three different editions: white, silver and black.
comments: For underwater we recommend the black edition because it has better low light performance than the white or silver edition. Also we recommend the use of a red filter to help obtain some color in the pictures.
Underwater pictures taken with GoPro Hero 3