Join Us at the 2016 Monterey Shootout in Monterey, CA! - Aug. 26 - 28th, 2016You don't need to be a pro to have fun and win big in our friendly competition. You just need to get in the water this weekend. The 32 hour photo and video competition has categories for beginner, intermediate, and advanced shooters with great prizes from our sponsors. All competition entrants must register for a full weekend pass to enter.
Canon 1Dx Mark II Underwater Camera ReviewHere at Backscatter we are fortunate to have a large customer base of professional underwater filmmakers. This year our conversations have revolved around three cameras: Red Weapon/EPIC Dragon, Sony a7R Mark II, and the new Canon 1DX II. We’ve had the chance to spend time in the water with all of the above, and each has their benefits and drawbacks. Here’s how the 1Dx Mark II stacks up...
Rear Curtain Sync - Put motion in your underwater photographyThe team here at Backscatter is celebrating recent advances in TTL circuitry for underwater housings. You can read a summary of these new options in our TTL roundup article. Personally, I’m most excited with the ability to use rear curtain sync with Canon DSLR cameras.
Nikon D500 - First Shots UnderwaterThe wait is finally over for a Nikon pro level APS-C camera, and we couldn’t be more excited. The Nikon D500, a long awaited replacement for the D300, is here. You can let go of your D300! And keep your much-loved and loyal Tokina 10-17! With fast focus and 10 frames per second, getting more keepers is easier than ever before. The introduction of 4k 30p video has finally made a place for Nikon in the hands of still shooters venturing into video. We had high hopes for this camera, and Nikon did not let us down!
Best Underwater Compact Cameras for 2016Updated in March 2016! We reviewed dozens of options and picked the best cameras suited for underwater photography. Top rated cameras for our 2016 review include the GoPro Hero4, Olympus TG-4, Sony RX100 IV, Olympus E-M5 MkII, Panasonic GH4 and more!
Sony a6300 Underwater Test and ReviewThe Sony A6300 can almost be any camera you want it to be. You can shoot it like a compact with the kit lens and add wet lenses for wide angle and macro, or go totally pro with top grade dedicated SLR type optics. With a price tag of $999 can it live up to the high performance levels one would expect from its specs?
Sony a7R Mark II Underwater ReviewThe Sony A7R Mark II is a full frame mirrorless camera that shoots 42 MP stills, 4K video, and has low light capability that is second only to the best low light camera ever, the Sony A7S. Can the new A7R perform on all fronts as promised? Read on to see photos and 4K video from this revolutionary camera.