How Underwater Cameras Work?

(Last Updated On: November 8, 2021)

How Underwater Cameras Work?

Have you have thought of this question? Explorers and photographers (and any other adventurous soul) are the people who, if they could, leave no place on earth un-seen and un-touched. About 70% of our planet Earth is water, and of course, these thrill-seekers found a way around water too.

Underwater cameras do not work like every other camera. They are specifically designed to exist under the surface of the water as well as above water, with some exceptions, of course, that can work underwater after being sealed in a plastic or aluminum housing. Besides, before diving deep under the sea, they are enclosed into a protective housing which prevents water from getting to the inner camera. This housing also saves the camera from the strong pressure of water in deeper waters and the corrosive salt that can ruin the machinery. Additionally, housing can attach strobes and flashlights for better navigation and better-colored pictures and videos in the deep water where the only color you can see is mushy blue.

The Best Part:

Underwater cameras are built to endure water, humidity, or moisture in any form. Their bodies are compact and lightweight so that it’s easy to work with them. Operation is made effortless by incorporating large-sized keys or even touch-screens. Underwater cameras are equipped with outstanding lenses up to 20MP and 4K ultra HD video features. The housing of an underwater camera can attach additional lenses even once the camera is entirely jam-packed in it. This gives the diver liberty and freedom of creative choice.

Underwater cameras, without housing, on their own are waterproof to appalling depths, most of the models can go as deep as 120ft down below sea surface. So even if you are not a professional, and you love to just grab your camera to take on adventures and click away memories, these cameras, and their waterproof technology will save you a ton of money you otherwise have had spent on housing. The more professional high-end photography you move to, the better the equipment you are using must be.

Underwater cameras work around 2 plus hours on a single charge, mostly. They come with Li-ion batteries around 1130 mAh or more. Moreover, there is no hardcore maintenance routine you have to follow to make sure your underwater camera is working fine. You just need to wash it with fresh water once you are out of the sea. Their rugged and impact resistant exteriors protect them from falls, crashes, and water damage and their high-resolution front lenses combined with a huge variety of modes and features result in outstanding and colorful images and videos.

The gist of it all is that underwater cameras work by an incredible combination of special underwater equipment and perfectly curated lighting and last but not the least, a universal storage format that enables editing and manipulating of digital images to represent the best of the sea world. So, they are just perfect to tag along underwater!


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