Paralenz Vaquita - Honest Review & Test 2024

By Julius
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Paralenz Vaquita review

Out of all the underwater cameras available today, the Paralenz Vaquita is truly unique.
It is the only action camera purely for diving and offers some incredible features not found anywhere else.
The two most important ones are the amazing automatic DDCC (depth dependant color correction) and the image stabilization.
These will make most of the usual artificial lightning obsolete and save you a lot of money in the long run.

Paralenz Vaquita Review - Table of Contents
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Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough Paralenz Vaquita test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.

Our Rating

4.5 / 5.0

What We Like

  • DDC (depth-dependent color correction) is amazing
  • Nice image stabilization
  • Super lightweight and compact
  • Great 4k footage
  • Makes color correction & most lights redundant

Reasons to Avoid

  • Purely made for underwater footage
  • Performs worse than the GoPro under low lighting

Important Specs & Features

  • Depth-dependent color correction
  • Image Stabilizer

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First Impression

In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.

The Paralenz Vaquita has been around for a few years and has since become the biggest competitor of the almighty GoPro for underwater video footage.

I LOVEEEE the automatic color correction that changes depending on the depth and almost makes post-processing software like Premiere Pro useless. Almost though, as the Paralenz does not perform as well in dark environments as the GoPro.

The Paralenz is excellent for those who want an out-of-the-box solution for underwater videos and cannot be bothered with big setups, tweaking settings, and optimizing artificial lighting.

The choice you have here is really: Do you want that out-of-the-box optimization, optimized for scuba diving footage?

If that’s the case, the Paralenz will be a revelation for you.

If you prefer to bring your own lights or want to use an action camera for other sports, I’d get a different one.

Check out this footage shot only with the Paralenz here:

Rating: 4.5 / 5.0

I personally love the Paralenz Vaquita and think it’s a great underwater camera you should try!

Specs & Features

TypeScuba Action Camera
Weight0.3kg (1 lb)
Resolution5k (video)
Good forVideos
Media TypeMicro SD
Other FeaturesAutomatic depth dependant color correction

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Hey! I'm Julius, professional scuba instructor, diver, outdoor lover, entrepreneur and CEO and founder of Social Diving. I write about scuba diving (including tech, cave, sidemount, and freediving), travel, and love what I do. If you have any questions, send me a message. :-)

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