Our staff and customer evaluate cameras underwater photography performance according to below five factor:

1. Sensor

The good sensor will let camera get more clear, pure and better depth of field, that is why top level underwater photographer 

always choose Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800.

2. Aperture

3. Focus speed

4. Macro and Wide angle 

5. Other Functions

Like image-stablization, Raw, Mount of red filter, housing mirror optimization

Snorkelling Benchmark

Camera Waterproof Depth Closest focusing distance Aperture Focal length Functions Score
Olympus TG-3   3.5 5 4 3.5 5 4.2
Nikon AW120S 4 5 3 4 3 3.8
Olympus TG-2 3.5 5 4 3.5 3 3.8
Pentax WG-3 3.5 5 4 3.5 3 3.8
Nikon AW110S 4 5 2 3 3 3.4
Sony TX30 3 5 2 3 3 3.2
Canon D30 5 5 2 3 0 3
Sony TX20 2 5 2 3 3 3
Nikon AW-1 3.5 1 2 2 2 2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scuba Benchmark

        Camera              Sensor         Lens      Focus speed        Macro       Others       Score   
 Canon 5D3  5  5  5  5  5  5
 Canon 5D2  5  5  5  5  4  4.8
 G1XM2  3.5  4  4.5  4  5  4.2
 G7X  3  4  4.5  4  5  4.1
 RX100M3  3  4  4.5  4  5  4.1
 700D  4  2.5  5  3.5  5  4
 G16  2  4  5  4.5  4.5  4
 Lux6  2  5  4.5  4.5  3.5  3.9
 XZ-2  2  4  5  4.5  4  3.9
 RX100M2  3  3.5  4.5  4  4  3.8
 A7  5  2.5  4.5  2  5  3.8
 A6000  4  2.5  5  2  5  3.7
 G15  2  4  4.5  4.5  3  3.6
 TG-3  2  3  3.5  5  4  3.5
 NEX7  4  2.5  5  2  4  3.5
 RX100  3  3.5  4  4  3  3.5
 NEX5T  4  2.5  3.5  2  4  3.3
 G1X  3.5  3  3  2.5  4.5  3.3
 NEX5R  4  2.5  3.5  2  4  3.2
 S110  2  3.5  3.5  3.5  3.5  3.2
 G12  2  3  3  4.5  2.5  3
 NEX5N  4  2.5  3.5  2  3  3
 S95  2  3.5  3.5  3.5  2  2.9
 Sealife DC1400  2  2  3.5  3.5  3  2.8
 NEX5C  4  2.5  3  2  2  2.7

 Hope this benchmark can help you choose camera for scuba and snorkelling, and select relevant camera housing at

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