There are a wide variety of underwater cameras available to the sport diver. All of them are now digital cameras. Some are mounted on masks, some are in waterproof cases, some are just waterproof. The prices of the camera masks are based on the depth that they can go. The deeper y6ou can dive, the more expensive the camera mask. Here are some suggestions for the underwater photographer.
Liquid Image 5.0MP Scuba Series Underwater HD Video Mask. This camera mask has the deepest depth rating. Liquid Image has less expensive units for shallower diving. Keep your hands free as you snorkel or dive! This is the world’s only HD (1280×720) Dive mask that has an integrated waterproof digital video camera plus photographs at 5MP. Operates to a depth of 115ft / 35m for Medium and 130ft /40m for X-Large and eliminates the need to hand carry an underwater camera. Connects to your computer with the USB cable provided. Currently priced at $249.95. Please Visit Our Product Page to Purchase.
Sealife 12 Megapixel 5X Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD screen Underwater/Land Camera. “Piano Key” wide-spread controls. No Button Clusters. 5 large menu keys, Oversized shutter button and zooming lever for easy camera control, even with gloves on. Easy Set-up mode – a graphic on-screen guide that takes the guess work out of setting up the camera for great pictures on land or underwater. Four specially designed underwater modes that make it simple and easy to take perfect pictures in any water setting and its updated design includes an ergonomic design, large shutter button and well-spaced buttons make the camera easy to handle and user-friendly. Quick shutter response for fast action photography. Long lasting lithium battery for all day of diving. Automatic focus from 4-Inch to infinity. Record 2+ hours of continuous video with sound using 4GB SD memory card. Depth tested to 200ft. Fully rubber armored for shock protection. 1-year limited warranty covers the underwater housing and camera. This is a top of the line underwater camera that can also be used for land photography. Currently priced at $449.95. Please Visit Our Product Page to Purchase.
Intova Compact Waterproof Digital Camera. This Intova Compact Waterproof 8.0 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 4X Digital Zoom has a 130 feet depth Waterproof Housing. High Quality, full featured cameras, combined with rugged and durable polycarbonate housings, at price points that are unmatched in the industry. Perfect for all of your recreational needs for most outdoor sports. Camera can be removed from its housing for normal use, or placed in their housings for wet and wild photo occasions. Rugged Housings feature a dual O-ring design for added protection and water resistance, and feature full function controls. Camera has a 2.5-Inch LCD Display, uses SD memory and 2 AAA Batteries. Currently priced at $105.00. Please Visit Our Product Page to Purchase.
Intova Digital Sports Utility Camera. The economical alternative for underwater photography. The Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Digital camera offers a poly carbonate case waterproof to 100 feet/ 30 meters, and is a perfect low priced choice for divers, surfers, and outdoor adventure seekers who wish to document their experiences with pictures or video. This camera is also ideal for taking worry free pictures in most any wet conditions or at the beach. This low cost camera is a great alternative to waterproof single use cameras, and the SS1000 offers digital convenience to save your photos – no film processing fees, and you can easily upload your photos or videos to a computer or internet social websites with a USB port. Currently priced at $35.84. Please Visit Our Product Page to Purchase.
Sealife DC800 Pro 8.0 Megapixel 4 X Optical Zoom 2.7- Inch LCD Screen Underwater/Land Camera in Removable Housing with Digital Pro Flash. Sooner or later, divers realize that adding an external flash produces the brightest, sharpest, most colorful underwater pictures. The DC800 Pro includes the camera and Digital Pro Flash in a soft travel case. Set the camera to Ext Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure control with the Digital Pro Flash, resulting in vibrant colors and reduced backscatter. The Ext Flash Manual mode offers advanced UW photographers manual aperture and shutter speed controls. Quick shutter response for fast action photography. Long lasting lithium battery for all day of diving. Automatic focus from 2″ to infinity. Large format continuous video recording with sound. Depth tested to 200ft. Fully rubber armored for shock protection. 1-year warranty covers the underwater camera and flash accessory. Pro Set Includes: DC800 8.0 mp Camera and Housing Digital Pro Flash Flash Link Soft Pro Case Technical Features: – 8 megapixel CCD for high-resolution, quality enlargements. – Large 2.7″ LCD for easy on-camera viewing – 20X zoom – 4X optical zoom plus 5X digital. – Auto focus to 2″ (5cm) – High capacity rechargeable lithium battery 1250mAh for 2 tank dive. (2+ hours or 200+ pics) – Fast shutter response time and quick start-up for fast action photography. – SD and SDHC card compatible up to 4GB. – 22 Land modes- Automatically pre-sets the camera for the type of scene. Includes Face-Detection, Anti-Shake, and aperture/shutter priority. – 640×480 Video mode with sound – Depth tested to 200 ft (60m) – Wide angle optical lens 28mm to 112mm film equivalent. Special Features: Five Underwater Modes for sharp, colorful underwater pictures anywhere in the world: – Sea modes with 3 UW color correction settings (Oceans Blue, Oceans Green, and Rivers/Lakes). – Ext. Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for beginner and intermediate UW photographers. Currently priced at $674.95. Please Visit Our Product Page to Purchase.