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999 | 2021-08-20T00:00-08:00


This holiday season we're offering unbelievable deals on the hottest gear for every underwater photographer. Whether you're seeking a special gift for the diver in your life or treating your...

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999 | 2020-10-13T00:00-07:00

Best Underwater Video Light - The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Has You Covered

The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light is the ultimate video light for any video or photo shooter. Its compact size is great for travel, it’s versatile for macro and wide shooters, and offers pra...

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998 | 2021-09-28T00:00-07:00

GoPro HERO 10 Underwater Review

The GoPro Hero 10 Black offers new 4K 120p & 2.7K 240p super slo-mo video, new HyperSmooth 4.0 digital image stabilization with automatic Horizon Leveling, and a new processor that makes the touch...

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998 | 2021-07-22T00:00-07:00

Best Underwater Strobes & Flashes of 2021

The Backscatter team has taken all of the best strobes for underwater photography and put them to the test to determine which strobe is our Top Pick for different applications and budgets. Whether see...

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998 | 2021-05-01T00:00-07:00

Best Underwater Mirrorless Cameras 2021

The Backscatter staff have spent plenty of time shooting mirrorless cameras in the water around the world in all sorts of conditions, from our home waters of Monterey, CA, to the Caribbean, and the In...

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998 | 2020-11-30T00:00-08:00

Introducing the Backscatter Color Filter System

Add a new dimension to your videos and photos with the Backscatter Color Filter System. The Backscatter Color Filter system is compatible with the Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1, Backscatter Macro Wide 4...

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965 | 2020-12-09T00:00-08:00

Sony a7S III Underwater Camera Review

The Sony a7S III camera looks and feels similar to other cameras in the a7 series, but under the hood, it is dramatically different. This camera was made for video shooters. The camera allows for shoo...

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960 | 2020-07-29T00:00-07:00

Olympus E-PL10 Underwater Camera & Housing Review

Striking a balance between value, performance, and ease of use is the ideal trinity of underwater photography equipment. The Olympus PEN E-PL10 camera and limited edition Backscatter E-PL10 Octo Housi...

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950 | 2019-10-17T00:00-07:00

Best Underwater Compact Strobe - Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1

Most of the conventional wisdom surrounding underwater strobes is that brighter and wider always equals better. While no one can deny that bright and wider is better for super-wide scenes and large su...

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925 | 2019-12-06T00:00-08:00

Backscatter Mini Flash Field Test—What is a Snoot and Why You Need One

The new Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1 and Optical Snoot OS-1 can turbo-charge your macro creativity by isolating subjects and creating a completely new perspective for your shots. We’ll look at side-by-...

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910 | 2020-04-10T00:00-07:00

Weird Underwater Lenses

When it comes to underwater photography lenses, the best performance and most reliable results are going to come from either the ultra-wide fisheye or high-magnification macro ends of the lens spectru...

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900 | 2020-03-25T00:00-07:00

Backscatter Mini Flash Demo Squad Images

The new Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot combo is one of the easiest to use and most versatile underwater flash systems available today. As we covered in our comprehensive review, the Mini Fla...

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800 | 2018-05-23T00:00-07:00

Best Underwater Cameras of 2021: Compact Cameras

We spent hundreds of dives to find the best underwater cameras of 2021 for scuba diving and snorkeling. This real world review features our top rated underwater cameras in compact sizes.

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800 | 2017-02-01T00:00-08:00

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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700 | 2020-05-05T00:00-07:00

Best Buoyancy Solutions For Underwater Cameras

Diving with a camera system and shooting underwater images or video is difficult enough. Adding a camera and housing that is too negatively or positively buoyant can turn a fun dive into a challenging...

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600 | 2020-07-21T00:00-07:00

Sony RX100 VII Underwater Camera Review

On the surface, the Sony RX100 VII looks almost identical to the previous RX100 VI camera. Under the hood, however, it packs a new upgraded sensor and an improved autofocus system. The new autofocus s...

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550 | 2019-07-26T00:00-07:00

Olympus TG-6 Review: The Easiest Underwater Compact Camera

We love the Olympus TG-6 for its extremely simple operation, outstanding macro ability, and the great image quality produced in both photo and video. It’s our pick for the Best All-Around Underwater C...

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525 | 2020-02-20T00:00-08:00

Sony a7R IV Underwater Camera Review

Backscatter has been busy putting the new Sony A7R IV to the test in the clear tropical waters of Little Cayman and the mucky, macro-rich black sands of the north coast of Bali. While the big news wit...

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500 | 2019-11-29T00:00-08:00

Laowa Venus 24mm f/14 Macro Probe Lens–Underwater Lens Review

“Whoa! What is that thing?!?" is the most common question I get when people see the Laowa Venus 24mm ƒ14 Macro Probe Lens on my underwater camera rig. The best way to describe it is a super macro...

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499 | 2019-09-05T00:00-07:00

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K - Underwater Camera Review

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (or BMPCC4K for short) is one of the most affordable cameras for capturing stunning cinematic 4K 60p video. It possesses a unique combination of Micro Fou...

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498 | 2019-07-12T00:00-07:00

Panasonic LUMIX S1 Underwater Camera Review

The Panasonic S1 is the first full-frame mirrorless camera in the Panasonic Lumix camera line. It joins a crowded field of other full-frame mirrorless heavy hitters, like the Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7, an...

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495 | 2019-04-12T00:00-07:00

Panasonic LX100 II Underwater Camera Review

The Panasonic LX100 II is a compact-body, fixed-lens camera with the large sensor and fast-shooting ability of a high-end mirrorless system. We love it for producing the best image quality and fastest...

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493 | 2019-05-17T00:00-07:00

Olympus TG-6 Underwater Camera Review

We were able to get our hands on a prerelease Olympus Tough TG-6 camera and Olympus PT-059 housing and spent a few dives with it in our home waters of Monterey. On paper, the Olympus TG-6 looks very s...

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491 | 2019-02-11T00:00-08:00

Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens Review

The M52 Wide-Angle Air Lens is a wet-mount wide angle conversion lens designed to work best with Olympus TG series cameras. The lens cancels out refraction and restores the camera’s topside field of v...

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400 | 2018-02-20T00:00-07:00

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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300 | 2016-06-10T00:00-08:00

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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300 | 2016-05-13T00:00-08:00

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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99 | 2017-07-12T00:00-07:00

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 | 2017-06-26T00:00-07:00

Nauticam Red Weapon Underwater Housing Review

Just when camera manufacturers started catching up with the resolution of digital cinema cameras released by RED, they were once again left behind with the release of RED’s new 8K Helium sensor. Gran...

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5 | 2017-01-10T00:00-07:00

Introducing Isotta Underwater Camera Housings & Accessories

Backscatter is now the premiere global dealer for Isotta underwater camera housings! Learn more about many of the unique features Isotta housing offer.

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| 2020-01-10T00:00-08:00

New Canon 1DX III Pro Body DSLR Camera Announcement

Backscatter is excited for the new Canon 1DX III and we cant wait to get it in the water. As soon as we do, we will update this article with our experience and example images we took underwater. So ...

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| 2019-07-12T00:00-07:00

Canon EOS R Underwater Camera Review

The Canon EOS R is Canon’s debut in the full-frame mirrorless arena. It’s got outstanding image quality that’s so good, you can essentially consider it a mini-5D4. It feels right at home performance-w...

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| 2019-07-09T00:00-07:00

New Canon G7 X III Camera Announcement

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the Canon G7X III camera. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II, this new camera usher in a plethora of new and innovative functiona...

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| 2018-11-29T00:00-08:00

New Underwater Camera Gear Coming in 2019

We had an amazing time at this past DEMA and seeing all the new gear to come in 2019! Thank you to all the vendors and participants as well as all the amazing folks that stopped by our booth. It was a...

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| 2018-10-16T00:00-07:00

Sony RX100 VI Underwater Camera Review

The Sony RX100 VI follows a long line of excellent cameras that has evolved over the years in the RX100 line. With the Mark VI, Sony has made a major change with an all-new 24-200mm lens, making this ...

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| 2018-09-20T00:00-07:00

GoPro HERO7 Black Underwater Camera Review

So what’s new and exciting about GoPro HERO7 Black? The biggest new features are the Hypersmooth image stabilization, overall improved image quality, and some tweaks to their performance tiers, specif...

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| 2018-09-20T00:00-07:00

The Best Underwater Scooters For Underwater Photographers

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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| 2018-08-24T00:00-07:00

Nikon Z 7 Underwater Camera Review

This high-resolution 46-megapixel beast produces the best overall image quality that we’ve seen yet from a mirrorless camera. Let’s break down what us underwater shooters need to know about the Nikon ...

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| 2018-07-13T00:00-07:00

Backscatter M52 Underwater Wide Angle Wet Lens

The Backscatter M52 wide angle wet lens was designed with the Olympus TG series 1 through 5 of cameras in mind. With a 120 degree angle of coverage, sharp corners, and no vignetting at 24mm this lens ...

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| 2018-06-06T00:00-07:00

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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| 2018-05-14T00:00-07:00

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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| 2018-04-23T00:00-07:00

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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| 2017-11-14T00:00-08:00

Retra Flash - Underwater Strobe Test and Review

UPDATE 4/20/19: The Retra Flash has been discontinued by the manufacturer, Retra. An announcement will be made regarding future plans by Retra in the coming weeks. The RETRA Strobe is the newest stro...

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| 2017-11-13T00:00-08:00

Saga Magic Ball—Underwater Macro Fisheye Lens

The result is something that will open new doors for your underwater photography. The SAGA Magic Ball is possibly the most fun lens you will ever use. It produces a circular fisheye image in the cente...

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| 2017-11-06T00:00-08:00

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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| 2017-10-26T00:00-07:00

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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| 2017-08-17T00:00-07:00

Sony a9 Underwater Camera Review—Shooting Great White Sharks

With the high speed shooting of the Sony a9 mirrorless camera and just released Nauticam NA-A9 underwater housing, we decided the best underwater photography test was to take it to the island of Guada...

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| 2017-07-14T00:00-07:00

Nikon 8-15mm Circular Fisheye Lens Underwater Photography Review

The new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye zoom lens was released only days before our departure to the Digital Shootout. We were able to MacGyver a makeshift zoom gear with a few items around the shop that worked ...

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| 2017-07-12T00:00-07:00

Sony a6500 Underwater Camera Review

The Sony a6500 is a 24MP APS-C sized mirrorless camera that also shoots 4K video at a bit rate of 100mbps. You can shoot it like a compact with the kit lens and add wet lenses for wide angle and macro...

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| 2017-07-12T00:00-07:00

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Underwater Camera Review

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 II easily impressed us when it came out. We were blown away by the mind-boggling continuous shooting at 60 fps for stills (yes, I said stills, not movie!) in single AF, and 18 fp...

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| 2017-05-25T00:00-07:00

Arri Alexa Mini Underwater Camera & Nauticam Housing Review

We take a look at the Nauticam underwater housing for Arri Alexa Mini with Backscatter's own Resident Cinematographer Matt Ferraro. Check out some awesome sample footage from the Channel Islands!

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| 2017-05-17T00:00-07:00

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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| 2017-05-10T00:00-07:00

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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| 2017-04-04T00:00-07:00

The Best Underwater Lenses for Compact Cameras 2021

From the Caribbean to the Coral Triangle, we've spent hundreds of hours shooting compact cameras underwater. We've shot and tested dozens of compact (a.k.a. point-and-shoot) camera lenses to...

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0 | 2017-03-18T00:00-07:00

AOI UMG-01 LCD Magnifier for Olympus Compact Camera Housings Review

This is the AOI UMG-01 LCD Screen Magnifier for Olympus Compact Housings. This is the best accessory we’ve seen yet for the Olympus TG-4 system because it cuts out annoying screen glare in bright wate...

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| 2016-11-23T00:00-07:00

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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| 2016-09-30T11:30-08:00

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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0 | 2016-09-16

Canon 5D Mark IV Underwater Camera Review

Canon has just announced the Canon 5D Mark IV Camera. This long awaited camera looks to have some great features with some beautiful options for underwater. Stay tuned for more information and reviews...

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0 | 2016-06-21

Backscatter Dual Handle Tray - More Than Just For GoPro

Our custom aluminum handle gives you a comfortable foam grip and helps stabilize your shots. This tray is not just for GoPro. The Backscatter Double Handle Tray is affordable, small and our handle ke...

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0 | 2016-05-05

Nauticam A7II External Battery Pack

If you shoot underwater video with the Sony a7 II, a7R II or a7S II then you need the Nauticam External Battery Pack for Sony a7 II, a7R II, & a7S II Cameras! One knock on the Sony a7R II and a7S...

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0 | 2016-01-01

Underwater Camera and Housing TTL Reference Guide

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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0 | 2015-12-12

10Bar Strobe Snoots - Underwater Snoot Review

Snoots are a great way to add more drama to your macro pictures and rekindle your love for all things small in the ocean. The 10Bar Snoot will narrow the beam of your strobe, concentrating the light o...

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| 2015-09-14T00:00-08:00

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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0 | 2015-08-14

Olympus Tough TG-4 Underwater Test and Review

TG-4 now shoots RAW photos! We recently shot some amazing photos and video with the new Olympus TG-4. Read on for the full review.

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| 2015-07-17

Want color? Add an underwater light to your GoPro!

While the GoPro works great with ambient light and filters, you can expand the types of shots you can take by adding on lights. You can separate your foreground and background subjects by lighting you...

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| 2015-07-09T00:00-07:00

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Underwater Camera Review

Read our underwater review of the Panasonic LX-100. 4K video recording capability, excellent custom white balance, 11 fps shooting in RAW with super-fast auto focus. The LX-100 is a camera that will f...

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0 | 2015-06-04

MACROMATE MINI - The Ultimate GoPro Macro Lens

The design team at Backscatter spent more than a year perfecting the ultimate underwater macro lens for GoPro. Watch this video to see razor sharp macro images and open a new door on your GoPro creati...

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0 | 2015-04-08

Best Underwater Video Lights 2015 - Review

Backscatter has done extensive testing of the best underwater video lights currently on the market. Read on for the results. In the past few years, there has been a revolution in underwater video ligh...

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0 | 2015-02-15

Canon Powershot G7X Compact Camera Underwater Review

The Canon G7X is Canon’s first 1 inch sensor compact camera. Watch some of the first underwater sample footage shot with the G7X camera.

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0 | 2015-02-06

Olympus E-M5 Mark II Underwater Camera Review

Olympus was kind enough to send us an E-M5 Mark II camera and PT- EP13 Underwater Housing to check out. Watch the video and get a rundown of the new key features and a first look at this camera and ho...

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0 | 2015-01-26

Canon Powershot G7X Compact Camera First Look for Underwater Photography

Learn more about using the G7X Camera for scuba diving with this thorough first look video by Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo's very own Mike Tamayo.

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0 | 2014-10-08

Sony A7 Underwater Camera Review - Three Camera Models, One Housing

If you’re looking for a small backup system to your Canon SLR or a full frame mirrorless system at a smaller size, the A7 lineup is a great choice. You actually get 3 choices—A 12MP low light monster,...

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0 | 2014-07-30

Panasonic GH4 Underwater Camera Review - Big 4K Resolution, Small Price

The GH4 is the only mirrorless or SLR camera to offer on board 4K 30p video recording directly to an SD card—no bulky external recording units required. Shoot cinema quality video at a consumer-friend...

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0 | 2014-07-23

The Olympus TG-3 Underwater Camera Review - Amazing Super Macro

Olympus was kind enough to send along a pre-release sample of the newest Tough camera to The Digital Shootout, the TG-3. The tough series of cameras are truly tough—waterproof to 50 feet without a hou...

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0 | 2014-07-04

Crop Sensor or Full Frame for Underwater Photography - A Review of the Nikon D800E in a Nauticam Housing

Backscatter's Pro Team Member, Jason Bradley, gives his impressions of the performance of the Nauticam DA-800 housing in a recent expedition to photograph whale sharks.

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0 | 2014-05-31

Panasonic GH4 Preview - 4K Revolution

It’s a 4K revolution! Now consumers can shoot cinematic 4K video with the Panasonic GH4. Compatible with lenses from previous models of Panasonic GH, GF or GX cameras and also Olympus OMD and PEN seri...

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0 | 2014-05-05

The Fiber Optic Cable or Sync Cord Debate - Pros & Cons

With so many underwater housings to choose from, plus a large selection of strobes, how do you decide on what strobe sync system is right for you? Here is a list of the pros and cons of fiber optic an...

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0 | 2014-01-31

Sea & Sea Optical YS TTL Converter First Look and Details

Introducing a new compact unit that converts the camera's TTL signal to a light signal.

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0 | 2014-01-30

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Camera Review - First Dives and Photos

Get an in depth first look at the new Mirrorless Camera from Olympus, the E-M1. Learn more about the new 1/320 sync speed, 16 megapixel sensor with increased ISO sensitivity, 4 bank white balance, cus...

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0 | 2014-01-30

A Guide to Using the GoPro Hero3 / Hero3+ Underwater

Whether you are just getting started with underwater image-making or a serious cinematographer, the GoPro Hero3 / 3+ is a versatile, fully auto HD camera, perfect for making underwater moments lasting...

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0 | 2013-12-01

The Backscatter AirLock Vacuum System for Underwater Camera Housings

Backscatter is pleased to announce AirLock, our new vacuum verification system for underwater camera housings. With custom bulkheads available for Aquatica, Sea & Sea, Subal, Seacam, Nauticam and ...

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0 | 2013-11-15

Olympus PT-EP11 Underwater Housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro 4:3 Mirrorless Camera

Get an in depth first look at the new Underwater Housing for the OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Camera from Olympus. Learn more about taking the OM-D E-M1 Underwater with the PT-EP11 housing from Olympus.

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0 | 2013-10-20

Panasonic Lumix GH3 and Nauticam NA-GH3 Underwater Housing Review

The GH3 is the latest micro 4/3 camera from Panasonic. Micro 4/3 is a joint venture between Panasonic and Olympus. Both brands share the same camera mount, meaning lenses from one brand will work on t...

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0 | 2013-10-16

Nauticam Canon 70D Underwater Housing Review

The NA-70D, the latest in Nauticam's acclaimed line of precision crafted underwater camera housing features a new, totally integrated electronic vacuum check system - and a host of refinements su...

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0 | 2013-10-11

Canon 6D Underwater Camera Review

The Canon 6D is a new addition to the Canon SLR line up. It's a lower end full frame sensor camera that slots in below the Canon 5D Mark III . It's a little bit smaller and has fewer buttons...

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0 | 2013-06-14

Sony RX100 Underwater Camera Review

The RX100 is our favorite underwater point and shoot camera for 2013. This diminutive camera is a remarkable piece of engineering that delivers outstanding stills and full 1080p/60p video in a sleek, ...

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0 | 2012-11-01

Hands on with the Canon 5D Mark III, the Nikon D800, and the Nikon D4

The Backscatter crew has had a chance to play with the three most exciting SLRs of 2012 - the Canon 5D Mark III, the Nikon D800, and the Nikon D4.

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0 | 2012-05-23

Canon 5D Mark III Underwater Video Samples

This video is composed of 70% underwater footage from the Canon 5D Mark III. Read on to learn the pros and cons of this new camera.

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0 | 2011-07-13

Pegasus Thruster Scooters now available from Backscatter

Pegasus Thrusters, an innovative tank-mounted underwater scooter are now available from Backscatter.

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0 | 2010-12-06

Olympus PEN E-PL1 & PT-EP01 Underwater Housing Review

A unique compact camera system featuring interchangeable lenses, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 represents our favorite option for shooting the new micro four thirds system underwater. We took the PEN to sever...

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0 | 2010-10-08T00:00-07:00

Canon T2i Underwater Housing Review

All images and video in this article were taken with the Canon Rebel T2i in Aquatica T2i and Nauticam T2i underwater housings. Well over 100 test dives were logged making this one of our most diverse...

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0 | 2010-09-15

Nikonos lenses on a digital camera?

Nikonos lenses were a cornerstone of underwater photography for over 30 years and unfortunately faded away in the digital age. Nauticam, a new manufacturer in Hong Kong, is soon to deliver a solution ...

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0 | 2010-01-04

Canon 7D Underwater Housing Review

Canon 7D vs. Canon 5D Mark II for underwater photography. All images in this article were shot with the Canon 7D underwater. Read this article if you're deciding between the Canon 7D or the Can...

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0 | 2009-08-06T00:00-07:00

Canon 5D Mark II Underwater Video Review

The Backscatter team has extensively tested the Canon 5D Mark II underwater in video and photo modes. Watch the Bahamas dolphin and shark test video that owner Berkley White shot mounted to a Dive-X ...

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0 | 2008-04-08

First Dives: Nikon D3 in a Subal ND3 Underwater Housing

Russ Sanoian popped open our first shipment of Nikon D3 underwater housing from Subal. Here's a brief review of out thoughts on the best underwater camera housing for the Nikon D3.

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0 | 2008-01-17

First dives with the Nikon D300

First underwater photography with the Nikon D300 in a waterproof Sea & Sea MDX-D300 underwater camera housing. Underwater sunballs are back and the Sea & Sea MDX-D300 underwater housing is th...

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0 | 2007-08-13T00:00-07:00

Sea & Sea YS-250 - the big bang

The much anticipated Sea & Sea YS-250 finally arrived. After prying it out of the staff's hands I was able to put it through a few quick tests. Sea & Sea recently updated the published ...

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