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Olympus TG-6 Review: The Easiest Underwater Compact Camera

See why we think the Olympus TG-6 is the easiest camera to get great results with underwater in our video breakdown.    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…
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Canon EOS R Underwater Camera Review

Take a look at the gorgeous color produced by the Canon EOS R in full 4K resolution with our underwater test footage.     The Canon EOS R packs such great image quality that we call it the “Mini-5D Mark IV” Canon EOS R |…
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Panasonic LUMIX S1 Underwater Camera Review

We got a chance to shoot the Panasonic S1 in Little Cayman at the 2019 Digital Shootout. Take a look at the stunning color, sharp detail, and low-light performance in our 4K 60p underwater test footage. The use of the Canon 8-15mm lens allowed for…
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Review: Big Blue CB15000P 15,000 Lumen COB Light

Want to Light up a Whale? Can a single very powerful continuous underwater video light work well for stills of large animals? As the quality and output of video lights have increased, I’ve been asking myself that question. We know that many continuous lights can…
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The Digital Shootout 2019 Gear Test, Contest Results & Event Coverage

THE 18TH ANNUAL DIGITAL SHOOTOUT CLICK HERE to go to the Digital Shootout event coverage website! See the Contestant Results, Gear Tests and the Shootout Life in Little Cayman. 2019 CONTEST RESULTS While the Shootout is mostly a learning event with an emphasis on improving…
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Olympus TG-6 & PT-059 Underwater Camera and Housing 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 similar to Olympus TG-5, with the same…
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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 camera. We love it for producing the best image quality and fastest shooting speed from our current roundup of compact cameras. It captures 4K video…
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Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens Review

The Backscatter 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 view underwater while also enhancing the image clarity, sharpness, and…
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The New Nikon Z7 Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Z 7 Underwater Camera Review The Nikon Z7 is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Nikon, and it’s a high-resolution 46-megapixel beast that produces the best overall image quality seen yet from a mirrorless camera. Team Backscatter set the camera up in a housing and headed…
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Shoot Video & Stills with the Olympus TG-5 & Kraken Hydra Lights

The Olympus TG-5 camera and housing packages have been very popular with a wide variety of divers. The camera shoots great stills as well as 4K video. It has underwater preset modes for snapshot, wide angle and other modes that make life easy. As well…
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Nauticam MWL Lens Review: DSLR Macro & Wide Angle on One Dive!

Nauticam's innovative new MWL-1 is a game-changing wet mount wide angle lens. Designed to be used in front of a housed macro lens, it allows for an approximate 150° field of view with excellent sharpness and quality. Using a specialized double lens flip holder, you…
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