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April

Comparing Point-and-Shoot Underwater Cameras

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Comparing Point-and-Shoot Underwater Cameras Posted in: Dive Gear Tips, Scuba Product Guides, Underwater Cameras

Intova vs. Sealife vs. Sea and Sea

Most divers out there are not looking to compete with Stephen Frink for regular appearances in the pages of National Geographic and Scuba Diving, and therefore they are not interested in taking a professional-grade Nikon, marrying it to an aftermarket housing, attaching powerful lamps to it and creating a high-end underwater camera that costs as much as a middling used car. This is a simple and rather obvious fact, and routinely overlooked by most reviews of underwater cameras.

Instead, most divers are like most people: they want an easily operated, reliable point-and-shoot (POS) camera. In some instances, add “compact” to that list. For divers in search of an underwater point-and-shoot camera, the question is boils down to aftermarket housings vs. Intova IC-14 vs. Sealife DC1400 vs. Sea and Sea DX-GE5.

1. The Aftermarket Housing
One way to go is to take a normal POS camera and turn it into a dive camera by adding an aftermarket underwater housing.

2.  Intova IC14

 

 

3. Sealife DC1400

 

 

4. Sea and Sea DX-GE5