Underwater Housings Reviews

Detailed underwater housing reviews for photo and video, including specs, new features and comparisons with other popular housings.

Fantasea introduces a compact, rugged underwater housing for the Sony a6400 featuring a new hybrid vacuum safety system
By Nirupam Nigam

Fantasea Sony a6400 Underwater Housing Review

Nirupam Nigam
Fantasea introduces a compact, rugged underwater housing for the Sony a6400 featuring a new hybrid vacuum safety system

The Sony a6400 represents one of the few remaining affordable mirrorless options for underwater photographers in a market that is increasingly moving to the high and low ends of the spectrum. In recent years there have been fewer middle-lane, APS-C sensor and mirrorless cameras with good housing options. Thankfully the Sony a6400 is a wonderful camera with top notch underwater performance, and even better underwater housing options.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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Ikelite introduces a durable and compact underwater housing for the Sony a6400 mirrorless camera featuring compatibility with the Sony a6300, a6400, and a6500.
By Nirupam Nigam

Ikelite Sony a6400 Underwater Housing Review

Nirupam Nigam
Ikelite introduces a durable and compact underwater housing for the Sony a6400 mirrorless camera featuring compatibility with the Sony a6300, a6400, and a6500.

The Sony a6400 is one of the world’s top APS-C sensor cameras. It also has the distinction of being a small, mirrorless camera compatible with Sony’s high-quality E-mount lenses and boasts exciting autofocus capability – including the new Animal Eye AF function. It’s a true testament to how far photography has come when a camera of the a6400’s capability can be offered at a price point as low as $899. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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Sea & Sea makes a high-quality, aluminum Canon EOS R underwater housing complete with glow in the dark buttons, a port locking system, RF lens compatibility, and more!
By Nirupam Nigam

Sea & Sea Canon EOS R Underwater Housing Review

Nirupam Nigam
Sea & Sea makes a high-quality, aluminum Canon EOS R underwater housing complete with glow in the dark buttons, a port locking system, RF lens compatibility, and more!

The Canon EOS R is distinguished as the most usable full-frame mirrorless camera for underwater photography. It has the best underwater ergonomics, the quickest and most accurate autofocus, and the most customizability of any other full-frame mirrorless camera.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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The entry-level Canon EOS Rebel SL3 combined with the Ikelite Housing is the smallest and lightest DSLR underwater system on the market
By Nirupam Nigam

Smallest Underwater DSLR: Ikelite Canon SL3 Housing

Nirupam Nigam
The entry-level Canon EOS Rebel SL3 combined with the Ikelite Housing is the smallest and lightest DSLR underwater system on the market

One of the biggest complaints among photographers is space. With all the gear they carry, photographers never have enough of it. The driving force behind mirrorless and compact systems has always been their smaller size than DSLRs.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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Ikelite offers a functional, ergonomic housing for the Nikon Z6 and Z7 with lots of options for professional photographers
By Nirupam Nigam

Ikelite Z6/Z7 Underwater Camera Housing Review

Nirupam Nigam
Ikelite offers a functional, ergonomic housing for the Nikon Z6 and Z7 with lots of options for professional photographers

As Nikon’s offers its first flagship full-frame mirrorless cameras with the release of the Z-series, the future of professional photography is looking mirrorless. Not only is Nikon responding to multiple full-frame mirrorless offerings recently announced by its competitors, it is also creating an entirely new lens mount – the Z-mount. This indicates that Nikon is fully invested to the mirrorless game, and it’s here to stay.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

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Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


Nauticam releases an excellent housing to go with a revolutionary camera!
By Nirupam Nigam

Nauticam Sony A7R III Housing Mini Review

Nirupam Nigam
Nauticam releases an excellent housing to go with a revolutionary camera!

Nauticam is known for making consistently high quality and ergonomic housings. The Sony A7R III is making strides in full-frame mirrorless technology. Together this camera and the Nauticam Sony A7R III housing is the ultimate power couple of mirrorless underwater technology. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

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Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

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Taking the Nauticam NA-D850 Underwater
By Matthew Sullivan

Nauticam D850 Review

Matthew Sullivan
Taking the Nauticam NA-D850 Underwater

Nauticam is known for producing functional, ergonomic, customizable, and durable housings. The new Nauticam D850 is no exception. All the levers, buttons, and wheels on the aluminum housing are clearly labeled so there is no guessing as to what button you are pushing or wheel you are spinning.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matthew Sullivan is an underwater and conservation photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. For more of his pictures follow him on Instagram.

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In-depth review of the Fantasea Sony a6500 and a6300 housing for macro and wide-angle, tested through a series of 30 dives in the Philippines
By Brent Durand

Fantasea FA6500 Housing Review

Brent Durand
In-depth review of the Fantasea Sony a6500 and a6300 housing for macro and wide-angle, tested through a series of 30 dives in the Philippines

Fantasea, known for the great performance and fantastic value of their compact camera housings, has entered the mirrorless housing game with the Fantasea FA6500. This new interchangeable port housing works with both the Sony a6500 and Sony a6300. For this review, I shot the Sony a6500 on 30 dives during the Bluewater Photo workshop in Anilao, Philippines.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brent Durand is a weekend wanderer and story teller from California.

Brent is an avid diver and adventure photographer, and shoots underwater any time he can get hands on a camera system. He can be reached at brent@uwphotographyguide.com.

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The Aquatica A6500 is here, with built-in leak sensor, handles, hand strap, tray brackets, grip brackets and more
By UWPG News

Aquatica A6500 Housing Announced

UWPG News
The Aquatica A6500 is here, with built-in leak sensor, handles, hand strap, tray brackets, grip brackets and more

Aquatica has unveiled their housing for the popular Sony a6500 camera. The latest in an impressive line of mirrorless camera housings, the Aquatica A6500 is designed to be small, compact and easily handled - with a tray or in-hand. This versatile approach in housing design allows this camera to be used by everyone, from the beginner underwater photo/video shooter to the working professional.

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Fantasea enters mirrorless market with the FA6500 housing featuring interchangeable port, M16 accessory mount and ergonomic design
By UWPG News

Fantasea Sony a6500 and a6300 Housing Announced

UWPG News
Fantasea enters mirrorless market with the FA6500 housing featuring interchangeable port, M16 accessory mount and ergonomic design

Fantasea Line has just announced their housing for the powerful Sony a6500 mirrorless camera. The housing will also fit the Sony a6300 camera, which shares the 24-megapixel image sensor, pro-level video capabilities and 425-point phase detect autofocus system.

The housing is Fantasea's first step into the mirrorless camera housing market and the housing is sure to prove its place, featuring an interchangeable port system, M16 mount for sync cords, HDMI cable, or vacuum valve, and the lightweight ergonomic functionality that Fantasea is known for... at a great price.

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