Coming in at #5 on our review list of the best dive cameras available on the market is the Intova DUB Waterproof Hi-Res Camera.
For those who are relatively new to the field of scuba diving, and are looking to get their hands on a simple, easy-to-use camera that has plenty of features for them to enjoy, then the Intova DUB may be the perfect one for them!
Infused with a host of different features to accompany its beautiful aesthetic and cheap price, this is definitely one of those dive cameras that you absolutely can’t pass up, if you’re new to the dive camera field, and you are looking to get a feel for how to integrate dive cameras into your routine!
Intova Dub Waterproof Hi-Res 8Mp/1080P Photo And Video Action Camera, Grey
Aesthetically, this dive camera is a beauty. With an outside texture that is faintly reminiscent of an actual submarine, the camera has a very rough and sturdy look to it. The outside of the lens itself looks just like the windows that you would find on a submarine.
The entire camera has a camo green theme to it, as you would expect a submarine to contain, and just conveys the general appearance of the type of camera that can endure a significant amount of wear and tear, which is important if you’re going to be bringing this camera on diving expeditions.
1080p Video Resolution – This is the absolute peak in terms of recording features are concerned. Thus, we felt that this was worthy of much note in the featured section of our article, and something that you would greatly appreciate. You can be assured that when you’re recording different experiences underwater, you’ll be able to replay them back in nearly the same quality that you first witnessed them.
30 FPS – This may fall under the spectrum of video resolution, however, we believe that it deserves its own category for recognition. This is because the frames per second refers to the number of frames within a given second that can be rendered by the camera itself. In non-geek terms, this essentially means that there should be no glitching, or weird slowing down in the frames.
8 MP Sensor – The 8 Megapixels capacity on this bad boy is very solid. So, not only are you rewarded with 1080p video capability, but a whopping 8 megapixels for clarity in the photos as well.
Waterproof to 200 feet – This is one of the most crucial features of this camera. The outside housing that encases the device allows it to be used up to 200 feet when underwater. This allows any diver to capture a substantial amount of aquatic activity and marine life. Just a fun reminder, that 200 feet is almost three-quarters of a football field.
Built–in LCD screen – Yes, you read that right. There is a built-in LCD screen for the dive camera, just as you would expect from other cameras on the market. This allows the user to have live-action visibility of the types of things they are taking a picture of, before they take that picture. This is absolutely crucial, as no one would want to waste time going out scuba diving, and realizing that all the pictures they took, didn’t fit their specific needs.
Compatible with 32GB MicroSD card – This is absolutely critical because it ensures that you will have access to a significant amount of memory, if needed. Of course, memory will play an inherently crucial role in the storing of pictures taken out in the ocean. It would be unfortunate for someone to do all of the necessary planning, only to end up with less than what they bargained for, because they ran out of storage space!
Lightweight – This is one of the better aspects of this camera. Its light weight allows for a wide variety of uses.
There is a plethora of reasons why someone should consider investing in the Intova DUB. While it is not the absolute best dive camera that exists on the market, in terms of the features that it offers, it is absolutely a great model for those who are just getting a ‘feel’ for scuba diving, or those who have never used a dive camera before.
At its current list price at the time of writing, which hovers around $100, it is hard to pass up a deal like this one. You get a high-quality camera, that is durable, and allows you to swim to a respectable depth while capturing images and videos in high-definition. You couldn’t ask for much more of your first dive camera.
Other more advanced ones cost significantly more money, and require a little more expertise to manoeuvre. In addition, it is helpful to use a more basic dive camera first, in order to gain a better idea of which dive camera you would like to purchase in the future, once you have the general ‘gist’ down pat.
About the author:
Garth loves camping under the stars with his Arb III, scuba diving, snorkeling, and also tanning. His favourite snorkel spots include Alanya (Turkey), Koh Rong (Cambodia), and Maui (Hawaii, USA).
He also loves to visit the cenotes in Mexico and he recommends everyone reads the book, “The Soul of an Octopus”, because, he says “they are sensitive, just like me”.