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.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III: Initial Thoughts and
A detailed look at the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III for underwater photography and videography
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Panasonic GH5S Underwater Video
The Panasonic GH5S is one of the most capable underwater video cameras on the market. Check out some amazing video footage.
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Sony A7R IV Review
The Sony A7R IV is a top underwater camera boasting a 61 MP sensor, 10fps burst shooting, and excellent autofocus capability!
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Canon G7X Mark III Review
The Canon G7X Mark III is a top compact underwater camera feature 4K video, 20 fps burst shooting, slow motion video, and more!
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GoPro Hero 8 Underwater: Initial Thoughts & Review
A first look at the GoPro 8’s underwater performance including hypersmooth image stabilization, new mod capabilities, improved HDR photos, and 4K video @ 60p
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Sony a6100 Underwater: First Look & Review
A first look at the Sony a6100’s underwater performance, new features, and updates to the a6000
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Sony a6600 Underwater: First Look & Review
A first look at the Sony a6600’s underwater performance, new features, and updates to the a6500
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K: First Look and
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K features 6k resolution, a larger sensor, and dual gain ISO
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Sony RX100 VII Underwater: First Look & Review
A first look at the Sony RX100 VII’s underwater performance – including spectacular updates to autofocus and burst shooting!
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Olympus TG-6 Review
A full review of Olympus Tough TG-6's underwater performance, ergonomics, and updates to the TG-5.
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Panasonic Lumix S1H Announced: First S-Series
Panasonic introduces the S1H, the first full-frame mirrorless cinema camera capable of 6K video!
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Sony a6400 Camera Review
Sony introduces its next mirrorless Alpha line, cropped sensor camera - the a6400
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Canon EOS R Review
The Canon EOS R features a full-frame, 30.3 megapixel sensor and the best underwater auto focus and ergonomics of any full-frame mirrorless camera
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Paralenz Dive Camera Review
An in-depth review of the Paralenz Dive Camera featuring an underwater video camera built for scuba diving
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GoPro Hero 7 Underwater Camera Review
An in-depth review of the new GoPro HERO 7 Black for underwater use featuring amazing improvements in underwater video and photo
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Coldwater Diving with the Paralenz
The Paralenz Dive Camera is compact, durable, and ergonomic - everything a coldwater diver needs
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Nikon Z6 and Z7 Camera Review for Underwater
Nikon entered the mirrorless market with their new Z-series, featuring a full-frame sensor, some great specs and a bold lens mount redesign.
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Fujifilm X-T3: Taking Fujifilm Underwater
How will Fujifilm's highest resolution APS-C camera, the X-T3, perform underwater?
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Why the Nikon Z7 is My New Favorite Underwater
Initial thoughts and photos from a weekend underwater with the Nikon Z7
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Panasonic S Series: First Look & Review
Notable features and lens additions to the new Panasonic S series scheduled to come out early 2019
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Sony RX100 V and VA Review
Newly updated! Features, Wet Lens Options, Underwater Photos, Videos and Housings
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Sony RX100 VI Underwater Camera Review
Sony introduces a macro powerhouse - the Sony RX100 VI
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Olympus OM-D E-M1X: Initial Thoughts and Review
Olympus introduces new technologies in its updated flagship camera with exciting implications for underwater photography
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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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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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