Camera Gear Gift Guide

A guide to some of the best camera gear for the holidays for all your underwater, fishing camera needs.

1080P HD ActionPro3 CM-7500

The **ActionPro3 **has a 170-degree ultra wide-angle lens with 1080p HD video recording. Automatic photo shooting allows hands-free operation at 8 megapixel photos at up to 60 second intervals. Features include: built-in LCD screen with real time display and video playback. Waterproof up to 197 feet, remote control offers hands-free video and still shooting. Programmable modes provide single shot, triple shot, continuous shooting, and self-timer. Price: $249

Garmin VIRB

VIRB records true HD 1080p video, with adjustable resolution and filming speed from slow motion up to 120fps through the WideVü lens and processed through a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor. Still photos are captured at the same time as video recording with the touch of a button on the camera or the Garmin remote controller. HD video modes choices include: 1080p@30fps, 960p@48fps, 720p@30/60fps, 848×480@120fps. The 1.4-inch display on VIRB is also your window into the menu settings. The VIRB can be controlled remotely with ANT+ wireless connectivity and it’s compatible with other Garmin devices, such as fēnix, Oregon and Edge. Out of the box it’s waterproof to 3 feet for up to 30 minutes. For deeper or longer immersion time there’s an optional Dive Case that increases the waterproof rating to 50 meters and features a flat front lens for clear underwater imaging. Price: $299.99

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

The GoPro3+ Black Edition features video resolutions up to 4K, shoots 12 megapixel still photos at up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView and Auto Low Light modes. Waterproof to 131’/40m. Twenty percent smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor with 30 percent more battery life, it also carries a new feature, SuperView which captures enhanced-wide-angle video. The Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate to maximize low-light performance. Time Lapse mode enables automatic photo capture at 0.5-, 1-, 2-, 5-, 10-, 30- or 60-second intervals. Continuous Photo shoots full-resolution stills at a steady 3, 5 or 10 frames per second when holding down the shutter button. Price: $399.99 Right now, the item is currently out of stock – be on the lookout. #

PowerShot D20

The Canon PowerShot D20 digital camera is waterproof to 33 feet, temperature-resistant from 14°F to 104°F, shockproof up to a five-feet drop, and equipped with a GPS tracker. Slim and sturdy with a highly visible color layout, its buttons are operable even with gloved hands. Image quality with A 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor produce high quality images in a range of light conditions. The 5x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens shoots 1080p Full HD video with full zoom capability. Price: $299.99

GoPro’s LCD Touch BacPac™ Limited Edition

One of the features that the GoPro HERO3 lacks is a viewing screen, but that’s remedied with the add-on LCD touch screen accessory. It’s a removeable touch screen with control settings that also allow playback. It is compatible with the HERO3+ and HERO3. Limited compatibility with HD HERO2 and Original HD HERO. Price: $79.99

Catalyst Waterproof for IPhone

The Catalyst Waterproof is designed for IPhone 4/4S and 5/5S. It’s waterproof up to nine feet and drop proof up to 6 fee and allows full access to all of the iPhone’s features to take photos and videos, make phone calls, send messages, listen to music and plug in Lightning connect to recharge your iPhone without removing the case. This case features a visible seal, which combined with the transparent housing allows inspection of the O-ring seal for reliable waterproof protection. Price: $69.99

Liquipel Watersafe Technology

Liquipel treatment is a coating designed to protect the internal, vital components of electronics from liquid corrosion in the event of accidental exposure. Liquipel is effeftive on smartphones, tablets and headphones as well. It’s not a waterproofer. but rather helps protect electronics that inadvertantly get wet. Don’t go diving with it: it’s for accidental spills. Price: $60.00

Dredge Cam Housing

The Dredge Cam housings are made for the GoPro camera and the Sony Action Cam. Simply put the camera in the housing, clip it onto a downrigger or dredge rod, attach the baits of your choice, and press record. Then deploy the outfit and let the Cam capture the action. The weighted head comes rigged with high test stainless cable, in two gauges. Price: $179.99

GoPro Floaty Backdoor

The GoPro won’t float as it coms out of the box, but the addition of a lifejacket keeps it foating and visible if it goes overboard. he GoPro – This accessory fastens directly to the back door of the housing with two included Adhesive Anchors. A Camera Tether is included for added security in extreme conditions. Price: $19.99


GoPole REACH is a telescoping extension pole engineered for strength and durability. Its compact size means its a welcome addition to the travel kit, and fits in most backpacks and carry-on luggage. Twist locks allow extension and locking from 17 to 40 inches. It’s great for underwater or overhead shots, or flip the camera around on the swivel head to capture 180-degree point-of-view angles of yourself. Price: $54.99