Several years ago, everyone would have laughed at anyone claiming to use a phone to take professional photographs. Today, you can use your iPhone to take HD underwater photos — you only need a secure, protective housing. Undoubtedly, the image of a typical professional photographer must still be embedded in your mind. The half-sleeve jackets with multiple pockets for storing films, the extended lens, flash-mounted cameras slung over both shoulders, and the detachable tripods for mounting the expensive looking cameras. It was all too theatrical. Anyway, that was before the smartphone was invented. Nowadays, a professional photographer can fit all his/her equipment in his pants' pockets — that’s the beauty of invention and innovation. Similarly, a modern-day professional photographer can enjoy multiple benefits by using a cased iPhone for underwater photography.
High Quality Photography
Obviously, many professionals use their iPhones to take ordinary photos on land today and they can attest that the quality is exemplary. Likewise, you can use iPhone to take incredible underwater photos — you just need to do a little outfitting. Veteran innovators, who used to design underwater camera housings, are now focusing on smartphone housings. As such, the latest underwater smartphone housings are amazing. For starters, they feature an optical dome lens designed for land and underwater use, meaning it offers the same field of view underwater as on land. And to ensure that your photos are extra sharp and clear, this dome lens has internal color correction filters and it produces no distortions or soft corners. Therefore, instead of investing in two commutable gadgets (phone and bulky camera), you will achieve the same, or even superior, functionality with just your iPhone and its sleek underwater case.
Enhanced Smartphone Protection
You might be worried that the idea of using your iPhone for underwater photography might be too farfetched and risky and that this whole enterprise is an exercise in futility. That is fully understandable considering the inherent risks involved — your phone might be damaged by shock, water leakage or water pressure. What you might not know is that all these risks have been considered and averted. You iPhone will be fully protected in a hardy casing that is pressure tested and depth rated, up to 100 meters. The best underwater iPhone casings feature a specially designed retaining system that holds the smartphone securely in place and amortizes shock. They feature a secure main safety lock and a tight-fit rubber O-ring seal to prevent water leakage.
Finally, you might be concerned about accessing the controls and features of your iPhone, now that it is fully enclosed in a foolproof underwater housing. The good news is that superb underwater casings feature ergonomically designed controls to ensure ease of access to all the native smartphone camera functions, including 4K mode, access resolution and frame rate settings. Modern underwater housings for iPhones are designed for specific models and their subsequent models, such as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Therefore, the housings feature optimal design features and ergonomic controls to ensure 100% fit and operation of each specific model. By getting the right housing for your iPhone model, you are assured of full access to stills, video, bursts, panoramic, time-lapse, and square shooting modes. Also, you will still be able to swipe to unlock the iPhone and you will have a sleep/wake push button for active operation. You will never loose functionality or access just because your phone is in its protective underwater housing.