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Underwater Camera Housing – Affordable substitute for waterproof cameras.

Waterproof digital cameras have become increasingly popular with travelers in the last year or so. They are affordable, perfect for traveling, and compact. But what if you bought your digital camera before the waterproof digital camera revolution started? You start looking into underwater camera housing.

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Underwater camera housings come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and costs. There are underwater camera housings for old school 35mm cameras to pro digital SLR cameras. Basically though, a underwater camera housing is a plastic enclosure for your camera to protect it from water and pressure.

Waterproof camera housings are a nice way to give you many of the benefits of waterproof cameras. One of the added benefits of underwater camera housings are that they can usually have a higher depth ability. So, if you like to scuba, you may want a camera housing instead of a waterproof camera to begin with.

Here are a couple of the top underwater camera housings:

  • Canon Waterproof Case WP-DC800
  • Fuji Film Aquamask
  • Olympus PT – 019
  • Casio EWC-80
  • DiCAPac

Something to keep in mind when looking for a waterproof camera housings is that they are usually made specifically for certain cameras. Obviously so, not all cameras have buttons in the same places, and all cameras are built a little different. The list above is just some of the more popular underwater camera housings for the more popular digital cameras.

What do you think about underwater camera housings? Would you rather have one them or a waterproof digital camera?