What are the best Cameras for surf and other water sports photography?

  • #1
    LM
    Written on September 28, 2017
    Lawrence Martin
    "The Canon EOS is a great camera for taking action shots. There are various modes that allow high quality burst rates so you can see every individual droplet of water if you wanted. High quality shots at 4k with 60 fps."
  • #2
    DM
    Written on September 28, 2017
    David Marshall
    "Many people want to capture photos for surfing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding. The Sony ILCE-7RM2 is a good camera but needs an underwater camera diving waterproof housing to make it feasible for such use. More direct options include for instance the Sony HDR-AS200VR which allows you to record video and take photos with a splash proof body. The Polaroid Cube+ records video and can take 8-megapixel still photos and contains a fixed 124-degree wide-angle lens. The GoPro HD Hero5 Black is a waterproof digital surf camera which mounts on your board or attaches via a chest strap or helmet. It has 4k video, and takes 12MP photos"
  • #3
    LR
    Written on October 12, 2017
    Linda Ramirez
    "If you are into recording every event in your life, from boring Sunday afternoon lounges to high flying plane rides or deep dives underwater and life's precious moments, the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 has the zoom for you. Focusing in on every vivid detail of life and never miss a beat with the magical microphone is the absolute filming experience. As a video artist who used many different types of cameras, in my opinion this camera meets the high demands and goes a 1000 miles extra with more features you ever could imagine. It is my camera of choice whatever the occasion may be, try it out for yourself."
  • #4
    JL
    Written on September 28, 2017
    Jason Lewis
    "SeaLife DC2000 is a great underwater camera. While expensive, it supports full 1080p, 60fps video recording and is great for those who like to dive and discover underwater wildlife."
  • #5
    DF
    Written on September 28, 2017
    Doris Foster
    "I recently got into scuba diving and wanted to find the perfect camera for getting pictures of what I was able to find. The Aqua-Vu manages that very well. The pictures came out very clear (as I would expect for the price) but I wouldn’t say it is the most convenient item. Whereas a GoPro makes it easier to attach to your person, this is handheld which means you have to have a place to store it while not in use. It also made me nervous about dropping it since I couldn’t attach it to myself in a convenient way."
  • #6
    DW
    Written on November 3, 2017
    Daniel Weaver
    "get a digial camera that is worthy of those moments in your life. Get the black sony Alpha, compatible with window, and mac os."

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Summary

Best Cameras for surf and other water sports photography
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Canon EOS-1DX Electronics 117 Paid
2 Sony ILCE-7RM2 Electronics 80 Paid
3 Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Electronics 63 Paid
4 SeaLife DC2000 Electronics 34 Paid
5 Aqua-Vu AV Micro 5 Electronics 29 Paid
6 Sony Alpha a6000 Electronics 4 Paid
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