Category Archives: Scuba News

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 for the Best All-Around Underwater Compact Camera in 2019, and…
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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 | Canon 8-15mm Lens | 1/125 | ISO 200 | ƒ9  …
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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 180-degree circular images to be captured on the full-frame sensor.…
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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 great image quality and similar specs. However, there are some…
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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 at 30 frames per second and uses a stylish set…
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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 contrast. With an 81° angle of coverage, sharp corners, no…
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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 down to the Caribbean for a comprehensive underwater field test.…
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Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live

Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live at www.thedigitalshootout.com Held every year in June and sponsored by Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo, full coverage of the world’s largest and longest running underwater photography and videography learning event, the Digital Shootout is now live. This year’s event was hosted by Coco View Resort (www.cocoviewresort.com)…
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Huish Outdoors acquires Oceanic / Hollis

Huish Outdoors LLC is excited to announce our latest acquisition of the Oceanic® and Hollis® brands from American Underwater Products (“AUP”).

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Shearwater Perdix AI Dive Computer

RICHMOND, British Columbia – November 14, 2016 – Shearwater Research Inc. is proud to introduce the newest addition to the Shearwater family: The Perdix AI.  Using its large, easy-to-read screen, the Perdix AI clearly displays the tank pressure as well as gas time remaining (GTR) and is capable of connecting to either one or two…
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A TRADE-IN IS A TRADE-UP

Beginning September 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016, bring in a used drysuit, from any brand, to a participating authorized BARE retailer and you will receive: $500 OFF an X-Mission or HDC Expedition Tech Dry; $300 OFF an HDC Tech Dry, XCS2 Tech Dry or XCS2 Pro Dry; $150 OFF a Nex-Gen Pro Dry.

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