Camera Reviews

Detailed camera reviews for underwater photo and video, including specs, key features for u/w photography and camera comparisons.

Canon has announced their first two RF lens format APS-C mirrorless cameras!
By Nirupam Nigam

Canon EOS R7 & Canon EOS R10: Initial Thoughts & Review

Canon EOS R7 & Canon EOS R10: Initial Thoughts & Review
Nirupam Nigam
Canon has announced their first two RF lens format APS-C mirrorless cameras!

Last week, Canon announced their first two RF lens mount APS-C sensored mirrorless cameras - the Canon EOS R7 & the Canon EOS R10. They represent cropped sensor versions of Canon's famous EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras. The Canon R7 is the mirrorless equivalent of Canon's popular 7D series and the R10 is reminiscent of Canon's Rebel line of cameras.

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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 Best Micro Four Thirds Camera For Video?
By Nirupam Nigam

Panasonic GH6 Review

Panasonic GH6 Review
Nirupam Nigam
The Best Micro Four Thirds Camera For Video?

The Panasonic GH6 is Panasonic's newest top micro four thirds camera. It replaces the famous Panasonic GH5 which has been a staple video camera for underwater videographers for years.

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

 

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OM Digital Solutions' first camera after buying out Olympus's camera business
By Charlie Gardiner

Olympus OM System OM-1 Camera Review

Olympus OM System OM-1 Camera Review
Charlie Gardiner
OM Digital Solutions' first camera after buying out Olympus's camera business

In January 2021, OM Digital Solutions announced they had completed their acquisition of the Olympus imaging business, bringing 85 years of camera-manufacturing history to a close. OM Digital Solutions' first port of call was to reassure existing Olympus customers that they would be continuing down the same path Olympus had set out, honoring warranties and orders and developing new mirrorless cameras and lenses. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Originally from the UK but now living in the south of Spain, Charlie is a diving instructor, associate editor of the Underwater Photography Guide and avid ocean lover. You'll find him exploring the many local wrecks and travelling to new places in his spare time. 

You can follow him over at World of Travel Photography where you can also see some more of his photography. 

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A well-rounded prosumer full frame camera for underwater photo & video
By Nirupam Nigam

Sony A7 IV Review

Sony A7 IV Review
Nirupam Nigam
A well-rounded prosumer full frame camera for underwater photo & video

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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:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

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.

 


A hybrid cinema camera based on the popular EOS R5
By UWPG Editors

Canon EOS R5C: Initial Thoughts & Review

Canon EOS R5C: Initial Thoughts & Review
UWPG Editors
A hybrid cinema camera based on the popular EOS R5

Canon's EOS R5C combines the best of both worlds from the popular EOS R5 and the Canon C70 cinema camera, a true 'video first' mirrorless camera. The body of the Canon EOS R5C will be familiar to anybody who's used an R5 in the past. It's essentially the same but with an added fan for additional cooling. Admittedly, the fan does add quite a substantial amount of extra weight to the EOS R5C compared to the R5, adding about an inch in size from front to back.

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The Sony FX3 has the Same Amazing Underwater Video Capability as the Sony A7S III in an FX Cinema-Line Body
By Nirupam Nigam

The Sony FX3 Underwater Review & Housings

The Sony FX3 Underwater Review
Nirupam Nigam
The Sony FX3 has the Same Amazing Underwater Video Capability as the Sony A7S III in an FX Cinema-Line Body

The Sony A7S III was a bombshell camera release for many underwater video shooters. It's been our favorite camera in 2021 for underwater 4K video with a wide range of options for video workflows and post-processing.

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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:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

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.

 


Comparing the Canon EOS R5, Sony A1, and Nikon Z 7II
By Nirupam Nigam

The "Big 3" Best Underwater Cameras

The "Big 3" Best Underwater Cameras
Nirupam Nigam
Comparing the Canon EOS R5, Sony A1, and Nikon Z 7II

 

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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:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

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.

 


Nikon is Back on Our Radar
By Nirupam Nigam

Nikon Z9: Initial Thoughts & Review

Nikon Z9: Initial Thoughts & Review
Nirupam Nigam
Nikon is Back on Our Radar

Three years ago, Nikon released the Nikon Z7 and it quickly became our favorite camera for underwater photography. But within two years (a lifetime in the camera arms race), both Canon & Sony had pulled lightyears ahead of Nikon in technological feats. Nikon's Z line of cameras and lenses left a lot to be desired and dire financial warnings left some wondering if Nikon would pull through as a company.

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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:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

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.

 


Canon's newest top camera
By Nirupam Nigam

Canon EOS R3 Initial Review

Canon EOS R3: Initial Thoughts & Review
Nirupam Nigam
Canon's newest top camera

A year after the Canon EOS R5 was debuted as Canon's best camera ever created, the Canon EOS R3 was announced in September of 2021. As a direct response to the groundbreaking Sony A1, the Canon EOS R3 was designed for insanely fast burst shooting speeds of 30 frames per second with a 24.1 MP BSI stacked sensor.

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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:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

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.

 


After diving with the Canon R5 for a year, these are our favorite (and least favorite) things about it....
By Nirupam Nigam

Why the Canon EOS R5 is Still Our Favorite Underwater Camera a Year Later

Why the Canon EOS R5 is Still Our Favorite Underwater Camera a Year Later
Nirupam Nigam
After diving with the Canon R5 for a year, these are our favorite (and least favorite) things about it....

In today's fast-moving camera market, it's very rare that a camera has significance for over a year. But a year later, the Canon EOS R5 is still, by far, our favorite all-around full frame camera for underwater photo and video. In fact, it will likely take our top spot for at least another year or two as supply chain disruptions brought on by the covid-19 pandemic slow down R&D across camera manufacturers. 

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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:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

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.

 


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