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Snap Sights SS01 35mm Underwater Camera with Flash Preloaded with 27 Exposure/ISO 800 Film - Rated up to 100'

B&H # SNSS01 Mfr # SS01
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You Pay: $19.95

The Snap Sights SS01 underwater camera is a simple 35mm camera in a clear case that allows you to take snapshots as you explore the ocean world both above and below the surface. This easy to use camera is very rugged. For pictures on land, the camera's outdoor housing provides protection from rain, moisture, sand and other extreme environments.

The SS01 camera features a pressure-resistant shutter button, one way clutch on the wind knob and it also floats. The built-in flash automatically shuts off to give you perfect exposures. There is also a built in flip-up sports finder for easy framing while wearing a mask. The camera is operational to a depth of 100' (33 m).

The built-in flash automatically shuts off to give you perfect exposures
Rugged polycarbonate full function housing
Built in flip-up sports finder for easy framing while wearing a mask
Pressure-resistant shutter button
One way clutch on the wind knob
Preloaded with 27 Exposure/ISO 800 Film
Waterproof down to 100' (33 m)
Camera is ideal for snorkeling, surfing, skiing, fishing and sailing
Lens 28mm
Format 35mm
Maximum Depth 100' (33 m)
Focus Modes Focus free
Focusing Range 3' - Infinity
Exp. Modes Auto
Shutter Speed Not specified
ISO Range Not specified
Flash Yes
Film Wind One way clutch wind knob
Self Timer No
Color Black
Power Source 1- AA batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.75 x 5 x 2.5" (171.45 x 127 x 63.5mm)
Weight 6 oz (170 g)
Snap Sights SS01 35mm Underwater Camera with Flash Preloaded with 27 Exposure/ISO 800 Film - Rated up to 100'
  • Preloaded with 27 Exposure/ISO 800 Film
  • AA Battery
  • Lanyard
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Snap SightsSS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash
     
    3.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Functional (8)
    • Weather proof (8)
    • Good depth range (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Snorkeling (8)
      • Lake (6)
      • Swimming pool (6)
      • Diving (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best Underwater Option

      This camera provides a real surprise in terms of the photo quality of underwater images. Coming preloaded with fast (800 ISO), relatively low grain color negative film, we used the cameras in...Read complete review

      This camera provides a real surprise in terms of the photo quality of underwater images. Coming preloaded with fast (800 ISO), relatively low grain color negative film, we used the cameras in snorkeling Hawaii and came back to enjoy the results. Scanned negatives were wonderful with fish, turtle and corals quite reminiscent of the images in scuba diver magazines after minor contrast/saturation tweaking. Easy to use, comes with a flash battery installed. No leaks detected in either camera to 5 ft depth. (being a novice snorkeler, didn't try anything deeper)

      Great things: Image quality really outstanding considering the low cost. Could spend much more and not get huge increase in photo quality. Reloadable.

      Not so great: Analog.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It leaks!

      Bought the camera and took it diving that same day where I couldn't manage my big UW camera & strobe. It Leaked around the film advance and shutter button shafts in 45 ft....Read complete review

      Bought the camera and took it diving that same day where I couldn't manage my big UW camera & strobe. It Leaked around the film advance and shutter button shafts in 45 ft. (slow seeps). About a tablespoon of water after half an hour. Film was a total loss.

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      1.0

      Flash didn't work!

      By MC

      from Colorado Springs,CO

      Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

      Very disappointed because I didn't get any good photos. The flash wouldn't work.

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      3.0

      good and bad

      By dr, ghee

      from long beach, ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Water activities

        Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

        i bought these for my grandchildren, twins at 10 y.o., and twins at 7 y.o.
        the 10 year olds could use them properly, the 7 year olds could not. the shutter is difficult to depress for the youngsters.
        the waterproof aspect of the camera works well. we did shots while kayaking in the ocean, swimming in the pool, and swimming in caverns. No problem there. and the camera is durable.
        The major issue is with re-loading the camera with a new role of film. the instructions are barely legible and it takes two people to pull it off w/o major frustration. in days of old, the take up spool had a slot in it and it was easy to re-load. this thing has one sprocket on the take-up roll and you need to be quick and have great dexterity to re-load. even the expert at B&H was frustrated with the process. we got it done, working together, but it was a pain.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Amazing Underwater Photos

        By Scott

        from St. Pete, Fla.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great pictures
        • Great Resolution
        • Low cost
        • Reusable
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Positively Bouyant

        Best Uses

        • Outside in Wet Conditions
        • Travel
        • Underwater Photos

        Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

        This camera takes better pictures underwater than the $350 digital camera I bought for that purpose......for [$]. And it's reusable. I've put as many as 12 rolls of film through one of these before it gave out. I usually have to toss them because I scratch the lens covers eventually. I've had them down to 130' and have only had one give out due to water pressure. After 12 rolls of film. I highly recommend them if you don't want to spend big bucks on a high quality digital.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Camera surpassed expectations

        By Amateur diver

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Depth Range
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

        • Blurry Photos

        Best Uses

        • Diving
        • Lake
        • Snorkeling
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

        This camera worked quite well. I took it on four dives in Bermuda to a maximum depth of 50 feet and it didn't leak at all. It was pretty easy to use and the housing is pretty sturdy, so I didn't have to worry about it getting scratched or broken. I used the film that came in the camera, and although I'd read several reviews that suggested replacing the film first, all of my photos turned out. I used the flash each time. The photos were not great quality (a little blurry), but you could make out what's in each picture, and some turned out very clearly. Overall, it surpassed my expectations, and I would definitely recommend it as an inexpensive option with a good depth range and a flash!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        It leaks!

        By Diver Dan

        from Colorado Springs

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Leaks

        Best Uses

        • Snorkeling
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

        Bought the camera and took it diving that same day where I couldn't manage my big UW camera & strobe. It Leaked around the film advance and shutter button shafts in 45 ft. (slow seeps). About a tablespoon of water after half an hour. Film was a total loss.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best deal for the money!

        By Water pictures

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Depth Range
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Diving
          • Lake
          • Snorkeling
          • Swimming Pool

          Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

          This is a good two or three time use camera. I used it on three dives one was 115 feet and the camera held up well. After my last dive the camera started to get condensation inside the case. I did not open the case and remove the camera, that caused the flash to short out. It takes good pictures, however, I read a lot of reviews where people did not like the film that came with the camera so I changed it before I used it. I also found out why all of the people who said the film was bad did not get any pictures. The speed of the film is 800 and when you travel the 800 speed file will be processed when scaned at the airport. 400 or less will not be affected. Overall buy it.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Unbeatable for the price

          By "WhyAmIOnTheBottomOfTheRiverAgain?"

          from SF Bay Area, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Water-tight Seals

          Cons

          • Counter hard to read
          • Easy to scratch lens port

          Best Uses

          • Lake
          • Snorkeling
          • Swimming Pool

          Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

          Used as a destroy-able camera in Central America.
          Took decent photos in a river and in 98% humidity.
          Replace the film this cam comes with with a good high speed film (ISO 400 and above)for best quality.
          Make sure the seal gasket and housing channel is clean when you close the case (I squashed a "Moisture Muncher" capsule behind the camera at the top to absorb humidity sealed in with the camera- Make sure if you do this that the housing is not stressed and the seal is tight!)

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          5.0

          Great Pictures

          By Gary

          from Oneida, New York

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Depth Range
          • Water-tight Seals

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diving
            • Snorkeling

            Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

            Great camera....Takes great picture with added flash

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            5.0

            Great Camera for the price!!!

            By Jim

            from Las Vegas NV

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Depth Range
            • Water-tight Seals

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Diving
              • Lake
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming Pool

              Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

              This is a great price on an underwater camera!

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              4.0

              simple & worthy

              By "under water Wanda"

              from Madison, WI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Depth Range
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lake
                • Snorkeling

                Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

                Teenager on an austrialia trip of a life time and this camera is easy to use underwater with out missing a beat on viewing the ocean floor. Light weight and easy to pack. RECOMMEND IT! :-)

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Bang for the buck

                By JJ

                from Murrieta, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Inexpensive
                • Water-tight Seals

                Cons

                • Poor installed film

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

                  I bought this camera for my trip to Cancun. I know I would be snorkelling and did not want to spend the money on an expensive underwater camera. My only complaint is the cheap film that the camera comes loaded with. Get some Fuji or Kodak film rated 400ASA or higher and you will notice a marked difference in the quality of the photos. Fo the price and with good quality film you cannot find a better deal. Easy to use and can be handled roughly.

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                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Underwater Option

                  By Pinholga

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Depth Range
                  • Water-tight Seals

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lake
                    • Snorkeling
                    • Swimming Pool

                    Comments about Snap Sights SS01 Underwater Camera w/ Flash:

                    This camera provides a real surprise in terms of the photo quality of underwater images. Coming preloaded with fast (800 ISO), relatively low grain color negative film, we used the cameras in snorkeling Hawaii and came back to enjoy the results. Scanned negatives were wonderful with fish, turtle and corals quite reminiscent of the images in scuba diver magazines after minor contrast/saturation tweaking. Easy to use, comes with a flash battery installed. No leaks detected in either camera to 5 ft depth. (being a novice snorkeler, didn't try anything deeper)

                    Great things: Image quality really outstanding considering the low cost. Could spend much more and not get huge increase in photo quality. Reloadable.

                    Not so great: Analog.

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