I am not in need of a compact camera for underwater use, but I have a family member who would like one and I was thinking of getting him a housing. I know he can purchase a new Sony RX100II of about $425 and I have found an almost new Nauticam housing for this camera that I can get for about $500.00. I have been very happy with my Nauticam housings.
I know the camera is not current, and really haven't spent much time following developments in this market, but thought maybe this would be a good choice. Leaving aside strobes and arms and such, that would get him a camera and housing for about $1000.
Is there something else in that approximate price range I should look at? I am only going to buy about $500 worth of stuff as a gift...the rest is on him. I don't think he would spend much more than money than I have just described.