Underwater Photography Reviews

Camera Reviews

We work closely with the Bluewater Photo team to review all new cameras that have potential as great tools for underwater photography.

At UWPG we review new housings, cameras, lenses, strobes, video lights, focus lights, wet lenses, diopters and ports for underwater photo and video.

Sony RX100 VI and Available Housings Announced
Sony introduces the newest member of their highly acclaimed RX100 lineup - the Sony RX100 VI
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Sony RX100 VA (RX100M5A) Announced
Sony makes updates to the original RX100 V with their new RX100 VA model
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The Nikon D850 vs the Sony A7R III for Underwater
Dissecting the world’s best choices in underwater photography
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Olympus Tough TG-5 Camera Review
Specs, features, thoughts from the UWPG community, sample underwater photos, and comparisons to the competition for the Olympus TG-5 compact camera
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Nikon D850 Review
Full, in-depth review of Nikon's full frame camera - the D850 - covering new features, video, and recommended lenses and housings
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Sony A7R III Camera Review
In-depth review of Sony's next full frame mirrorless camera - the A7R III - covering new features, test video, and recommended lenses and housings
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Review
Newly Updated! Features, Image Stabilization Tests, Hi Res Shot Mode, Underwater Photos, Videos, Lens Options, Housings and Comparisons to the Competition
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GoPro Hero 6 Review
An in depth review of the GoPro HERO6 featuring amazing technological improvements in underwater video!
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Sony RX100 V Review
Newly updated! Features, Wet Lens Options, Underwater Photos, Videos and Housings
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Nikon D850 First Underwater Impressions
Taking the Nikon D850 Underwater for the first time
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Canon 6D Mark II Camera Review
The new addition to Canons full-frame cameras with specs and recommended lenses.
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Sony a6500 Camera Review
Detailed review of the Sony a6500 mirrorless camera for underwater photo and video, tested for macro and wide-angle across 30 dives in the Philippines.
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Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Preview
Sony has announced flagship full frame camera body designed for speed, with 24MP sensor and 20fps burst shooting
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Nikon D7500 Camera Preview
Preview of the newly announced Nikon D7500 camera specs and best lenses for underwater photography
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Panasonic GH5 Camera Review
In-depth review of the Panasonic LUMIX GH5 micro 4/3 mirrorless camera, with video tests, comparisons, still photos and more
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Nikon D500 Review with Sea & Sea MDX-D500 Housing
In-depth look at the Nikon D500 for macro and wide-angle, including comparisons to the D300s and D7100, plus detailed MDX-D500 housing review
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First Look at the Canon G9X Mark II
Canon reveals their new addition to the PowerShot Series, the G9X Mark II with new processor, improved stabilization and lots of new shooting modes
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Canon 5D Mk IV Underwater Video Review
Review of the 5D Mk IV for video, including HDR shooting, ISO tests, dual-pixel autofocus, dynamic range and 4K resolution image quality
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SeaLife DC2000 Underwater Camera Preview
SeaLife’s most advanced underwater camera to date, featuring a 20MB Sony sensor, manual shooting modes, raw recording and more
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Review: Canon 5D MK IV in Aquatica Housing
Andy Sallmon shares his first impressions of the Canon 5D Mark IV, best lenses, new Aquatica A5DMKIV housing and comparison with the 5D Mark 3
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GoPro HERO5 Review for Underwater
Detailed review of the GoPro HERO5 for underwater photo and video, plus best settings, how to use new features and more
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Review: Canon 5D Mk IV with Ikelite Dry Lock Port
David Fleetham shares first impressions of the Canon 5D Mark IV for macro and wide-angle with Ikelite's new Dry Lock Port System
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Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera Review
24.2 megapixel sensor, lightning-fast autofocus, 4K video recording, 11fps and more in this powerful mirrorless camera
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Olympus PEN E-PL8 Preview
Olympus has just announced the new E-PL8 mirrorless camera with 16.1 megapixels, 81 autofocus points and more
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Canon EOS M5 Preview
Canon USA introduces the latest member of the EOS Family
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Canon 5D Mark IV Review
An in-depth review of the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR with specs, autofocus tests, sample pictures, housings and thoughts for underwater photo and video
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Canon G7 X Mark II Camera Review
First camera to feature Canon's new DIGIC 7 processor, plus faster autofocus, increased noise performance, better RAW capture and more
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Best Compact Cameras of Summer 2016
We compare the best compact cameras for underwater photo and video, including specs, photos
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SeaLife Micro 2.0 Camera Review
16 megapixel high resolution power with Full HD video in a very compact, easy-to-use underwater camera
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Canon 80D Review for Underwater Photo & Video
Review and comparison of the 80D, featuring a 24.2 megapixel dual-pixel CMOS sensor, 45-point AF system, DIGIC 6 processor
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Sony a7R II Camera Review
In-depth review of the Sony a7R II with best lenses, comparison with other cameras and underwater housings
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Canon 5Ds Review plus 5D Mark III Comparison
Canon 5Ds camera review with 5D Mark III comparison by underwater photographer Ken Kiefer
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Nikon D500 Review
The long awaiting D500 finally arrives. Can it do ISO one million? See what the hype is about
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Sony RX100 IV Review
Features, Housings, Wet Lens tests, Underwater photos, plus slow motion video demo
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Sea Lions with the SeaLife Micro HD+
We test the SeaLife Micro HD+ with photos & video of fast sea lions in La Paz
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Announced
Olympus brings advanced 5-axis stabilization to their entry level mirrorless E-M10 camera
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera Review
Detailed impressions using the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera underwater
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Olympus Tough TG-4 Review
A review of the TG-4 and housing for underwater photo and video, including new RAW recording and Microscope Mode
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Best Cameras of Summer 2015
UWPG & Bluewater Photo owner Scott Gietler looks at the best cameras of Summer 2015 Including the Sony RX100 IV, Olympus TG-4, Canon 5DS R, Sony a7R II, Nikon D7200 & Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
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Nikon D810 review for underwater photography
A look at macro, wide-angle, lenses, focus & more
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