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900 | 600 | 2018-05-23T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best Underwater Cameras of 2018: Compacts & Mirrorless Cameras

Updated in June 2018! We reviewed dozens of options and picked the best cameras suited for underwater photography. Top rated cameras for our 2018 review include the GoPro HERO6, Olympus TG-5, Panasoni...

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500 | 900 | 2018-09-20T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Underwater Scooter Package Sale

We’re proud to offer 3 different underwater scooter packages to fit the needs of every underwater photographer or videographer. An underwater scooter (or DPV, Diver Propulsion Vehicle) is one of our f...

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500 | 10 | 2018-04-26T00:00-07:00 | How to Articles

Olympus TG-5 Best Underwater Camera Settings

The Olympus TG-5 has been a popular camera for divers looking for a compact and affordable way to shoot both photos and video underwater. Here’s a quick look at our favorite settings for macro photo a...

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250 | 475 | 2018-08-24T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

The New Nikon Z7 & Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

The new Nikon Z mount system is comprised of mirrorless cameras and compatible NIKKOR Z lenses and accessories. This system has been realized through the pursuit of a new dimension in optical performa...

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200 | 475 | 2018-05-14T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Nikon D850 DSLR Camera VS Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera Underwater Comparison

Over the last few months, we’ve had a chance to test two of the world’s most popular professional camera bodies, the Sony a7R III and the Nikon D850, in the water. Backscatter CEO Jim Decker and media...

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200 | 450 | 2018-04-23T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Nauticam Best Underwater Cinema Cameras 2018

From big-budget motion pictures to backyard documentaries, Nauticam's lineup of cinema housings hits every level of movie making. While the Panasonic GH5 (or GH5s) and Nauticam NA-GH5 housing are...

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200 | 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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165 | 400 | 2018-02-20T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Nikon D850 Underwater Camera Review

When the specs for the Nikon D850 were released, we couldn’t help but lick our chops. With high resolution, fast frame rates, and some big claims in the video arena, the camera sounded too good to be ...

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160 | 350 | 2018-06-06T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Sony a7R III Underwater Camera Review

The Sony a7R III is a full frame mirrorless camera that shoots 42 MP stills, 4K video, and has a great low light capability. The Sony a7R III has what is called a back-illuminated sensor. By moving el...

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150 | 100 | 2017-11-06T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Our Favorite Underwater Photography Gadgets & Cameras

If you have an underwater photographer on your gift-giving list this year, Backscatter is the place to find the perfect gift. We have the hottest deals of the year on our Holiday Gift Guide! Our top p...

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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 | 99 | 2017-10-26T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

GoPro Hero 6 vs. Hero 5 Underwater Camera Review

So far, the GoPro HERO6 has blown us away with it's improved image quality over the GoPro HERO6. All of us here at Backscatter loved the GoPro HERO5 and thought that the underwater footage looked...

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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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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 | 500 | 2017-02-01T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Guide for the Best Filter for your GoPro

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 | 2016-07-11 | 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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