Top 5 Cameras for Professional Underwater Photography by @audrey_throne #Photography

Do you need the best camera for professional underwater photography?

Underwater photography needs the best camera for handling the problems of underwater shooting. So, when purchasing an underwater camera, there are some things you will need to check. To take beautiful underwater photos, you will need the best camera. If you are finding the best way, then you are in the right direction here in this article you will read about different cameras.

Here are Top 5 cameras for professional underwater photography:

SeaLife SL512 Micro 2.0

SeaLife is some of the best underwater cameras created especially for scuba diving much like the SL512 Micro 2.0 Underwater Camera. It’s waterproof up to 200 feet. Its body is strong, shock-resistant, and permanently sealed.

Fitted with a 20mm fisheye lens and a large aperture of f/2.8, this camera permits you to record well shown full HD 1296p videos at 30fps or capture bright.

Additional special features are a 2.4-inch LCD screen; a picture-in-video function that permits you to capture while recording a video; time-lapse shooting; and underwater view modes that help with color improvement and automatic display control in both shallow and deep waters. The SL512 has 64GB internal memory.

Key Features:

 

  • Wi-Fi, USB Port
  • ISO Range: 100-800
  • Depth Rating 200ft
  • 64GB Internal Memory
  • JPEG Image File Format
  • 20mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens
  • 2.4in TFT Color LCD Display
  • 16MP Still Image Resolution

GoPro HERO5 Black

If you want an excellent underwater camera that you can also use for adventures over sea level, GoPro has approved their latest, modern series of Hero cameras to be used at depths through its regular 33 feet (10 meters). Top GoPro gimbal stabilizer is also available.

The HERO5 maintains a brighter and sharper 2-inch touchscreen display, which makes it simpler to operate the menu keys also in shallow waters.

The HERO5 captures fantastic full angle 4K video at up to 30fps, 12-megapixel images, and gets burst shots at 30fps, so you don’t skip any moments.

Key Features:

 

  • 12MP CMOS Sensor
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • MicroSD Memory Card Slot
  • 12MP Still Image Resolution
  • 2in LCD Touch Screen Display
  • RAW & JPEG Image File Formats
  • Up to 30 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30fps
  • Depth Rating: 33ft (10m) without housing and 196ft (59.7m) with housing

SeaLife DC2000

 

Another pick from the SeaLife underwater camera range is the SL740 DC2000 Digital Camera. Which maintains an excellent and enlarged 1-inch Sony® BSI CMOS image sensor that provides higher quality 20MP and full HD 1080p videos at a fast frame speed of 60fps for brighter and fairer imagery.

This SeaLife camera is waterproof up to 200 feet. You will enjoy using its eight shooting modes, one of which allows the right to change manual display settings. Additional shooting modes involve aperture, intelligent auto, shutter, underwater, land, and scene to help you complete the best settings right for every shooting condition.

The DC2000 also has various excellent features like RAW (Adobe .dng) image format shooting, fast 0.1-second shutter response, high-speed autofocusing, and three digital color changing filters for underwater shooting, making it the perfect underwater camera for both mid-level and excellent underwater photographers who want ultra-fast, high-quality photography.

Key Features:

 

  • 3x Digital Zoom
  • 31mm f/1.8 Lens
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • ISO Range: 125-25600
  • 80MB Internal Memory
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Depth Rating: 200ft (60.96m)
  • 1in 20MP Sony BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • RAW, JPEG, DNG Image File Formats
  • 3in LCD Monitor (Approx. 920K Dots)
  • 1080p Full HD Video Recording at 60fps
  • 20MP Still Image Resolution (5472 x 3648)
  • microSDHC/microSDXC/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot

Olympus Tough TG-5

 

If you desire to dive deeper, you’ll have to prepare yourself a housing for the Olympus TG-5. The greatest underwater housings are the Olympus Underwater Housing PT-058 and the Sea Frogs 60m/195f Housing. The real Olympus housing can face pressure to a water depth of 45 meters (147 feet), and a camera control dial can be utilized to show the underwater photographer’s choices.

Key Features:

 

  • Waterproof
  • SO 100-12,800
  • Pro capture mode
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • TruePic VIII processor
  • Supports Raw recording
  • 4K video (30p) & Full HD at 120fps
  • 4x zoom lens with an f/2-4.9 aperture

Intova HD Edge X With Housing

Because of its small, strong and lightweight body the Intova HD Edge X Waterproof Action Camera advances for a more affordable choice than the GoPro.

You don’t make a 4K video, but you can make full HD 1080p videos at a vast 60fps, take 12-megapixel photos at 4000×3000, and make a slow-motion video at 240fps.

The Intova HD Edge X camera’s unique feature is its body design; its parts are created right into the rubberized housing. This enables it to be waterproof at up to 330 feet (or 100 meters) underwater.

Key Features:

 

  • Wi-Fi, USB Port
  • 60x Digital Zoom
  • 1.5in TFT LCD Display
  • 1/2.3in 12MP CMOS Sensor
  • Depth Rating: 330ft (100m)
  • Up to 30 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 160-Degree Fixed Ultra-Wide Lens
  • microSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 1080p Full HD Video Recording at 60fps
  • Slow-Motion Video at 240 fps (848×480)
  • 12MP Still Image Resolution (4000×3000)

Summary

Underwater photography needs the best camera for handling the problems of underwater shooting. SeaLife is some of the best underwater cameras created especially for scuba diving much like the SL512 Micro 2.0 Underwater Camera. The SL512 has 64GB internal memory.

You will enjoy using its eight shooting modes, one of which allows the right to change manual display settings. If you desire to dive deeper, you’ll have to prepare yourself a housing for the Olympus TG-5. The HERO5 maintains a brighter and sharper 2-inch touchscreen display, which makes it simpler to operate the menu keys also in shallow waters.

In The End

Hope you like to read this article and also thanks for ending with us here in this article you read about different cameras for professional underwater photography. Kindly share this info with others who want to know about this. Never forget to share your ideas with us so comment below.

Author Bio

Audrey Throne is a mother of a 3-year old and a professional blogger by choice. Throne is passionate about lifestyle, business, automotive, technology and management and blogs frequently on these topics.  Find her on Twitter: @audrey_throne.

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