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What To Look For When Buying an Underwater Camera


Taking a pic of all the momentous or regular things has become a trend now. On average, a person takes 20 pics in a day and shares what they are doing with the world through social media or messengers. Keeping all this into consideration we won’t blame you if you want to capture the underwater fascination while going scuba diving. It would indeed be extremely surreal to capture all the underwater wonders you witnessed during the dive. However, here are a few things you need to look after while purchasing an underwater camera.


  • Set Your Budget


You need to determine your budget, the first and the foremost requirement. In case you have missed out on choosing the budget, do that as soon as possible, as you may overspend on the camera and may be left with no money for other essential diving accessories.


  • Decide what kind of camera you want

You have to decide that you need a dedicated underwater camera or you are looking for something that will work above the waves too? If you are shopping for a scuba camera while you are not a regular diver then it would be a complete waste of money. It is rather suggested that you should go for a good quality camera that can work well underwater yet primarily is a regular one.


  • Consider the zoom capabilities

Have a think about what kind of zoom capabilities you need and whether a macro mode is a make or break option. If you’re not very confident in your abilities to get a close picture of the reef and think it may cause damage then, a good zoom is a must-have.

Moreover, if you are pretty sceptical about the small critters, consider a macro mode.

  • Chose a camera with stabilizer mode

We recommend you choose a camera with image stabilization technology if you’re enthusiastic about making underwater movies. This feature of the camera allows you to capture still photos and shoot great videos while you’re in motion and the water current is taking you all over the place.


  • Chose camera sensors over megapixel

When purchasing an underwater camera, try to get a better sensor than high megapixels. It is a misconception that megapixels are super crucial, es, they are needed when it comes to the high quality of your photos, but not as much as the camera sensor.


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