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Hero 7 Black w/Super Suit for Scuba, need red filter?

Hello,

 

I am about to purchase a hero 7 black to take scuba diving in Papau New Guinea.  I will be scuba diving to up to 60 feet.  I will use the super suit.  From what I have been reading, I will NOT need a red filter with the hero 7 black.  This just sounds so profound to me, I wanted to present the question in here to see what other people's knowledge and experience with this is.

 

Thank you for your time!


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Re: Hero 7 Black w/Super Suit for Scuba, need red filter?

Hello @carols705. The HERO7 Black camera detects when you are in water and adjusts white balance accordingly, hence it can work without filters. It performs well even for scuba diving but up until certain depth, and it really depends on the diving conditions as well. The Auto White Balance improvements will not completely resolve all scenarios (especially deep dives or low visibility/green water). In this case you may still want to consider a filter for more consistent performance. Hope this helps. 

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Re: Hero 7 Black w/Super Suit for Scuba, need red filter?

Hello @carols705. The HERO7 Black camera detects when you are in water and adjusts white balance accordingly, hence it can work without filters. It performs well even for scuba diving but up until certain depth, and it really depends on the diving conditions as well. The Auto White Balance improvements will not completely resolve all scenarios (especially deep dives or low visibility/green water). In this case you may still want to consider a filter for more consistent performance. Hope this helps. 

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Re: Hero 7 Black w/Super Suit for Scuba, need red filter?

Thank you!