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Which Camera Should I Get for My Dive Trip?

With a number of cameras available in the market, how do you decide on which one is most suited for your scuba diving needs? When it comes to underwater photography, we compare the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and a generic action camera to find out their main differences and help you make a more informed choice before you purchase one for your upcoming diving trip.

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Get a rough idea of what the camera offers

There is no one camera that suits all. Understanding your needs will help you make a better decision when choosing a camera. Are you concerned with high image quality and resolution? Do you shoot more photos or videos? Will you dive at areas of a certain depth where flash is required to light up your surroundings? Consider these factors and then look for the camera that suits the requirements.

 

Understand your camera settings

If you have a good understanding of your camera settings, it will allow you to get a better idea of what you want in your camera. Do aperture and shutter speed matter when you are shooting? Do you prefer to use auto or manual focus? There are certain settings that the PowerShot G7 X Mark II offers that others don’t, and vice versa. Refer to our infographic to find out more about these settings.

Learn more about Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II.

 

Know which accessories to get

It really depends on what you are trying to shoot, and how serious are you in underwater photography to know which accessories you should be getting. An underwater housing protects your camera from getting wet; a strobe helps to light up your subject when it’s dark; and a diffuser softens the light from the flash to create a softer image. Sometimes it’s not about simply bringing your camera underwater and shooting away, but finding what kind of images you aim to capture, and honing your photography skills to achieve that (with accompanying accessories).

 

Now that you have a better understanding in the cameras, here are 10 Tips to Get You Started in Underwater Photography. New to underwater photography? Find out what are the 10 Things to Bring for Your First Dive Trip.

 

Download a copy of the infographic here.

 


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