Underwater Photography Reviews

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

Why the Canon EOS R5 is Still Our Favorite
After diving with the Canon R5 for a year, these are our favorite (and least favorite) things about it....
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The Sony FX3 Underwater Review & Housing
The Sony FX3 has the Same Amazing Underwater Video Capability as the Sony A7S III in an FX Cinema-Line Body
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Sony A1 vs Canon EOS R5
Breaking Down Two Heavy Hitters
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Sony A1 Review
1 Camera to Rule the All? An underwater review of the Sony A1 - Sony's best, full-frame camera.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro: Initial
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is a solid upgrade from the original BMPCC 6K with better battery life and built-in ND filters
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Nikon Z7II & Z6II Review
The Best Nikon Cameras for Underwater Photo and Video
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Sony a7C: Initial Thoughts & Review
The world's smallest full-frame mirrorless camera (with IBIS) is also one of our top picks for an entry-level full-frame underwater camera!
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Canon EOS R6 Review
The Canon EOS R6 is the best value underwater camera with a 20.1 MP full-frame sensor capable of 12 fps burst shooting, 4K video @ 60fps, and IBIS
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Sony A7S III Review
The Sony A7S III is Sony's newest full frame mirrorless video-oriented camera with 4K @ 120fps capability and a wide range of recording options for any workflow. Our full review includes sample underwater photos and video.
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Insta360 One R Underwater Review
The Insta360 One R action camera introduces a modular design for multifaceted fields of view with 5.3K video, 360 video, FlowState Stabilization, Hyperlapse, and a wide range of accessories
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The "Big 3" Best Underwater Cameras
Comparing the Canon EOS R5, Sony A7R IV, and Nikon Z7
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GoPro Hero9 Black Review
The GoPro Hero9 Black is an excellent underwater action camera capable of 5K video, 8X slow motion, 20 MP photos, and improved Hypersmooth stabilization
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SeaLife Micro 3.0 Review
The easiest to use underwater compact camera on the market featuring 4K video @ 30 fps and 16 MP images
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Canon EOS R5 Review
The Canon EOS R5 is one of the most exciting cameras of 2020 for underwater photo and video featuring 8K video, a new 45 MP CMOS sensor, in-body image-stabilization, and 12 fps burst shooting!
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Nikon Z5: Initial Thoughts & Review
The Nikon Z5 full-frame mirrorless camera is the newest, most affordable entry level full-frame camera on the market with 24.3MP of resolution!
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Review
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is the top micro four thirds camera for underwater photography, similar to the Mark II
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Nikon D780 Review
The Nikon D780 is a revolutionary new full-frame DSLR with phase detect live view AF, AF tracking, 12 fps burst shooting, and 4K video
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Best Underwater Cinema Cameras
An overview of cinema cameras for underwater use
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Canon 1DX Mark III: First Look & Review
The Canon 1DX Mark III is Canon's top DSLR ever made. It features a incredible processing power resulting in a record breaking buffer, 5.5K video with RAW recording up to 60 fps, and more!
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Nikon Z50 Review
The new Nikon Z50 is one of the top cropped sensor cameras for underwater photography and video
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review
A detailed look at the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III for underwater photography and videography
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Sony RX100 VII Review
The Sony RX100 VII’s performs great underwater! Sony made spectacular updates to autofocus and burst shooting...
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Sony a6100 Review
A full review of the Sony a6100’s underwater performance, new features, and updates to the a6000
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Sea & Sea DX-6G Camera and Housing Review
The Sea & Sea DX-6G camera and housing combo is an ultra-compact, point-and-shoot underwater system
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GoPro Hero 8 Underwater 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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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 featuring 4K video, 20 fps burst shooting, slow motion video, and more!
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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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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 First Look & Review
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 Z7 and Z6 Camera Review
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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