Sea & Sea DX-2G Underwater Camera Review

Conclusions about the sea & Sea DX 2G Underwater Camera

 

Front iew of the DX-2G

Front view of the DX-2G

 

 

With all of the great advanced point and shoot cameras and underwater housings available on the market now it is hard to say that any one system or combination of camera and housing is right or better for everyone. All that I can say about the Sea & Sea DX-2G is that I have been very happy with the results and functionality of the system and would have no problem recommending it or suggesting it is heavily considered by anyone in the market for getting into underwater photography, upgrading a beginner system or looking for a smaller, lighter alternative to a DSLR system.

 

Key points:

  • Great wide-angle capability with the FIX UWL-04 fisheye lens
  • Great macro ability without a wet lens, compared to other compacts. Optional wet lens makes it even better
  • RAW, full manual controls
  • Ricoh Gx200 is a great camera with RAW, full manual controls, and a wide 24mm lens. Only negative is noise - don't try bumping up the ISO on this camera.

Comparison to Canon S90, G11 - by Scott Gietler

Although the Canon S90 and G11 have a reputation as the best compact choices out there, Shawn's photos with the FIX wide-angle fisheye lens clearly shows this camera can produce great photos. In addition, it's macro capability out of the box is much better than the Canon cameras with respect to close-focus. 

 

 

Sea & Sea DX 2G main review page

Main characteristics of the Sea & Sea DX 2G Underwater Camera

Some technical features on the sea & Sea DX 2G Underwater Camera

DX-2G Wide Angle & Macro capability

Sea & Sea DX 2G underwater photos

 

Best place to purchase the Sea & Sea DX-2G

You can get purchase ths camera from our sister company, Bluewater Photo. The staff at Bluewater know this camera and its accessories inside out!

 

 

Comments

Scott, I have an opportunity

Scott,

I have an opportunity to get a Canon G11 direct from Canon for a very good price. I am going back and forth between the SS DX-2G and the Canon G11. I shoot primarily Macro and looking to upgrade from a very limited Canon PS to a more sophisticated system. Funds do not allow a DSLR system at this time.

I have a few questions:

1. When you say that the DX-2G's macro function is much better out of the box than the Canon, can you qualify what that means since I'm mostly interested in Macro photography?

2. I eventually want to have the set up be able to sync via TTL with a strobe. I gather that the oem Canon housing will not allow this. Ike makes a housing that allows it with an Ike strobe. Are there any other options for TTL without the expense of a TTL converter?

3. I understand that the G11 is not good for action photog. Not that this should be an issue with Macro subjects. However, there is the occaisonal fish, sea lion or macro shot in surge that concerns me about this issue with the Canon..Any thoughts here?

Thanks,
Eric

 hey Eric - email me directly

 hey Eric - email me directly at scott@uwphotographyguide.com 

Scott Gietler Owner/Editor, Underwater Photography Guide & Bluewater Photo http://www.uwphotographyguide.com http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com

Hi Kyle Cribb, When you

Hi Kyle Cribb,

When you decide which way you are going to go I have a dx2g camera, housing and two sets of sea and sea arms. No strobes at this time, unless I decide I am going to sell the 2x 110a strobes I have with this set up.

I have just upgraded to a dslr and am thinking of selling this. It is less than 1 year old. I have the wide angle wet lens with is but not the fish eye wet lens.

Great camera and I do love it - if you are interested please email me at debralaurie@bigpond.com

Debra Laurie

Sea & Sea DX-2G vs Canon

Sea & Sea DX-2G vs Canon G-11? Both sound good. I'm cutting back from big hard to travel with DSLR. Of the two, which one would you go with? Size difference? Quality? User friendly? Lenses? I would like to know what you think.