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999 | 50 | 2017-06-13T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best Underwater Cameras of 2017: Compacts & Mirrorless

Updated in July 2017! We reviewed dozens of options and picked the best cameras suited for underwater photography. Top rated cameras for our 2017 review include the GoPro HERO5, Olympus TG-5, Panasoni...

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500 | 5 | 2017-05-17T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Olympus TG-5 and PT-058 Underwater Camera and Housing Review

Olympus was able to get us an early release of the new Tough TG-5 camera and PT-058 housing. We were able to shoot it on the island of Bonaire for some macro and wide angle testing. Read on to see how...

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6 | 99 | 2017-07-12T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Panasonic Lumix LX10 Underwater Camera Review

When the Panasonic LX10 was released, all the specs pointed in the direction of a perfect compact camera. Large sensor, 4K video, and a zoom lens that does not require any housing port changes for wid...

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5 | 200 | 2017-05-10T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Panasonic GH5 Underwater Camera & Housing Review

We tested the Panasonic GH5 in our home waters of Monterey, CA and traveled halfway across the globe to Anilao, Philippines. Our main goal was to see if it would perform a manual custom white balance ...

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5 | 300 | 2016-05-13T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Nikon D500 Underwater Camera Review

The D500 is Nikon’s long awaited update to the D300. With blazing shooting speed and Nikon’s first dive into 4K video, see how this camera performs in the water in our full review with images and vide...

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4 | 1 | 2015-09-14T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Sony a7R Mark II Underwater Review

The 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...

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3 | 300 | 2016-06-10T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Canon 1Dx Mark II Underwater Camera Review

Here 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...

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2 | 300 | 2017-02-01T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best GoPro Underwater Filter and Macro Lens - Filter Solutions for GoPro 3, 3+, 4 & 5

The Flip Filter System by Backscatter provides you with the most comprehensive filter kit available. We've got you covered underwater with color correction, lens correction as well as topside len...

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2 | 0 | 2016-11-23T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Canon 5D Mark IV Underwater Camera Review Part II

The Canon 5D Mark IV is the long awaited 4K update to the Canon 5D line. But with an updated 30MP sensor and true live focus in video mode, this is more than just a 5D Mark III with a 4K update. Read ...

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1 | 0 | 2016-09-30T11:30-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Hands-on Underwater Review

We've put the new GoPro HERO5 through a series of test dives and have explored all the menus. Watch the videos below for an overview of new features and great underwater footage.

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1 | 0 | 2016-07-11 | How to Articles

Manta Flight with Berkley White

Berkley White, owner of Backscatter, shares his meditation on mantas and top shooting techniques.

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