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Compact Camera Underwater Hard Case

With 71% of the Earth's surface covered in water, it makes sense to say that of all the beautiful things to photograph or video, many of them will be below the ocean or in lakes or seas. Whether you're a scuba diver looking to document your dives for posterity, or a hardcore photographer looking to expand your shooting to a whole new level, sooner or later you are going to need to look at buying waterproof hard cases for cameras that can handle a range of underwater environments.

Whereas waterproof cameras can take pictures underwater adequately enough, underwater hard cases for cameras provide a new level of control and quality that can be hard to achieve otherwise. When making your decision on which type to buy, several important factors come into play, which can help you decide on the best fit possible.


There are a variety of materials to choose from, though most models come down to either polycarbonate (very strong plastic) or aluminium (a light, soft metal). Plastic cases are cheaper, but can be heavier and stand up to less punishment. Whereas aluminium is lighter and more sturdy, but the price tag typically reflects that.

Maximum depth

The depth rating, usually measured in metres but also measurable in feet or psi, shows the maximum depth that your camera case is guaranteed to function correctly at. If you exceed this depth, the casing may fault or become damaged, therefore damaging or destroying your compact camera . So bear in mind your desired depth when making the purchase.

Ease of use

Diving underwater is difficult enough without operating complicated camera equipment. Many casings are designed to make the camera easy to use underwater, whilst still maintaining all of their features and functionality. Look for a case that advertises an easy to use interface.

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