At $199 it's not the cheapest underwater housing for a phone we have seen, but it looks more solid than most.
Articles tagged "underwater"
The WG-70 is Ricoh's latest ultra-compact in its WG series of rugged cameras. It features a 16 Megapixel backside-illuminated sensor capable of capturing 1080p (Full HD) video and features a number of dedicated shooting modes for underwater and macro photography.
Nov 22, 2019 at 15:32
Use your existing smartphone as an underwater camera that runs a dive computer at the same time with this new Kickstarter campaign for Diveroid.
Oct 3, 2019 at 15:28
The tethered drone has an F1.6 lens with 1/2.9" CMOS sensor capable of recording at 1080p and relies on an app to control the drone while underwater.
mobileMar 28, 2019 at 20:48
Apple has filed a patent application describing a system that automatically optimizes camera settings and image processing for underwater photography.
Nov 22, 2018 at 15:01
Underwater housing manufacturer Nauticam hasn’t taken very long to create a new unit designed for owners of Nikon’s new full frame mirrorless cameras.
The SeaLife DC2000, is a waterproof, rugged compact camera with a large 1"-type sensor and a fixed 31mm-equivalent F1.8 prime lens. It's primarily aimed at diving enthusiasts, but we've seen what it can do above the sea as well as below.
Jun 2, 2018 at 13:00
A longtime amateur photographer, Ze’ev Kirshenboim shares his story of learning to photograph the colorful – and sometimes dangerous – underwater world.
videoNov 15, 2017 at 19:21
You’d have to be pretty brave to immerse your $50K RED cinema camera underwater. But if you've got the guts, Gates just released a new housing you can be pretty sure won't wreck your unbelievably expensive toy.
Nov 3, 2017 at 19:51
Outex has launched a clear version of its popular rubberized underwater camera 'housing' on Kickstarter, hoping to raise $35K to bring this latest version to market.
Sep 16, 2017 at 14:00
Photographer Josselin Cornou tells the breathtaking story behind two beautiful photos captured while snorkeling with humpback whales in Tonga.
Aug 21, 2017 at 19:47
Curious how the Sony a9 performs underwater? Our friends at Backscatter took the camera diving off the Baja California coast, to find out how it handled shooting great white sharks.
Jun 2, 2017 at 09:00
In a recent interview with My Modern Met, Australian photographer Jem Cresswell describes the intricacies of his project, Giants, a series of stunning underwater portraits of humpback whales during their annual migration to Tonga.
Feb 19, 2017 at 11:00
The results from the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition are in and to say that we're impressed is an understatement. Read more
mobileJan 26, 2017 at 19:27
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can stand up to immersion in water, but if you want to dive deeper with your smartphone LenzO's dedicated underwater housing might be up your alley. Read more
camera newsNov 23, 2016 at 19:54
Underwater camera maker SeaLife has launched the DC2000, a 1" 20MP compact with a waterproof housing rated to 60m. Read more
Jul 19, 2016 at 12:00
Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo is the largest underwater imaging equipment supplier in the world, and from their point of view the Canon EOS-1DX II is hands-down an underwater photographer/videographer's best choice. Read more
Jun 14, 2016 at 11:00
Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo in Monterey CA is the world's leading supplier for underwater imaging equipment. But as well as selling underwater photography gear, the staff at Backscatter also put it to good use. See video
While most of the rugged cameras we covered in last year's roundup have received minor upgrades, the Olympus Tough TG-4 brings something big to the table: Raw support. Does adding Raw put the TG-4 at the top of its class? Read more
Aug 24, 2014 at 10:00
Todd Bretl says he asks himself 'Would I hang this on my wall?' when he's composing his photos of marine life. Challenging himself with this question has helped him produce some stunning works of art. Some of his images call to mind glass sculpture, while others capture the wildness that thrives below the water's surface. He answered our questions about his process and gear - take a look at some of his work and find out more about how it's created. See gallery
Jun 29, 2014 at 09:00
Anyone who has attempted surfing can testify to the amazing force generated by even small-seeming ocean waves. That's part of what makes Clark Little's photography so impressive. Formerly a surfer himself, Little specializes in capturing shorebreaks - large waves that break on the shoreline. It requires impeccable timing and the dangers are real, but the payoff is evident in his breathtaking photos. Take a look at some of Little's work. See gallery
With our yearly waterproof compact group test nearing completion, and we put out a call on our new underwater photography forum asking readers to showcase their best photos from the deep. The responses were impressive - take a look at a few of our favorites. And if you're inspired to dive in and take some photos of your own, rest assured our waterproof group test is just around the corner. See gallery
Jun 13, 2014 at 10:00
Benjamin Von Wong isn't afraid of a little drama. His work incorporates elements of fantasy, turning models into otherworldly creatures and fire-breathers. So who else might you expect to find at the helm of an underwater shoot with two models, a team of divers and a shipwreck? Yep, he went there. Take a look at some of the photos and watch a behind the scenes video to see how he pulled it off. See gallery
Jun 5, 2014 at 16:58
We're pleased to announce the creation of two new forums. 'DIY and Photo Experiments' is the place to show off your photography-related DIY projects, discuss homemade solutions to hardware problems and share photo experiments with other dpreview users. If it's safe, legal, and you figured it out yourself, this is the place to show it off. Meanwhile, 'Underwater Photography' is the place to share and discuss - yes, you guessed it - all things related to taking pictures underwater. Click though for more information
Apr 10, 2014 at 04:02
For those who want to take a swim with Nikon's latest 1 System mirrorless camera - the J4 - the company is also releasing both an underwater housing and speedlight. The WP-N3 housing lets you take the camera up to 45m underwater and supports several 1 System kit lenses. It also has a port for connecting to a strobe, such as the new SB-N10, which has a maximum depth of 100m and works with the already waterproof AW1, as well.
accessory reviewSep 30, 2013 at 17:18
An almost-in-depth review of a more than just affordable alternative to established brands of underwater housings. Read this multi-page Meikon-42 underwater housing review and find out how it compares to competition.
Sep 2, 2013 at 02:00
If you have a digital SLR and don't want to blow two grand on an underwater housing, check out the alternative the folks at Digital Camera World came up with. Just put your camera into a clean fish tank, attach a remote shutter release cable, lower the tank into the water, and fire away. Naturally, this only works in calm water, so don't take it into the ocean unless you fancy buying a new camera. Details and a photo after the link.
We've completed the third in our series of underwater/rugged camera reviews, this time covering the Nikon Coolpix AW110. This camera is loaded with features, including a GPS system with maps and landmarks, plus Wi-Fi that gives the ability to control the camera from your smartphone. Click the link to read the review, and don't forget that we'll be comparing all six cameras in a few weeks.
Nikon is a relatively new entrant into the world of underwater/rugged cameras much like its arch rival, Canon. Its original model, the AW100, was announced in Fall of 2011, and then replaced in January 2013 by the Coolpix AW110. The Coolpix AW110 is quite similar to its predecessor, retaining its design, sensor, and lens. So what's new? The AW110 is more rugged, sports a sharper OLED display, and supports Wi-Fi for easy photo sharing.
reviewJun 18, 2013 at 23:17
We've posted the first in a series of six reviews of rugged/waterproof compact cameras. First up is the Canon PowerShot D20, whose fish-inspired design can go for swim, get dropped on the floor, and shoot in freezing temperatures. Once we've completed our reviews of all six cameras, we'll put together a comparison, so you can find out which is best-in-class. Follow the link to see how the PowerShot D20 performed in our tests.
While other camera manufacturers have been making rugged cameras for many years, Canon didn't enter the market until early 2009 (preferring to create optional waterproof housings for many of its 'regular' compacts instead). Canon's first truly waterproof digital compact camera, the PowerShot D10, had a rather unique (and chunky) design, but its solid performance photo quality earned it a 'Highly Recommended' badge in our 2009 Waterproof group test.
Mar 20, 2013 at 16:58
Photographer Henrik Sorensen has uploaded an interesting behind-the-scenes YouTube video of his recent 'submerged fairy' shoot for the advertising campaign for Hasselblad's H5D digital medium format camera. Taking inspiration from Danish folklore and its royal history he opted to use a submerged castle interior as the backdrop. Click through to watch the video (via FStoppers)
Feb 15, 2013 at 00:49
US underwater housing maker Nauticam has announced the NA-NEX6 for Sony's NEX-6 mirrorless camera. Providing protection up to 100 meters depth, its body is made from aluminum with a scratch-resistant acrylic rear cover. It features a single-lock housing and a patented lens attachment mechanism that allows you to change lenses without removing the camera from the housing. The NA-NEX6 is available at a retail price of $1650.
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