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Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera

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Product Highlights
  • Shoots Still & Video
  • YouTube Ready
  • 1.4" LCD Viewfinder
  • Accepts microSD Memory Card up to 2GB
  • USB Computer Connectivity
  • Rated Down to 100'

The Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sport Utility Digital Camera is an incredibly durable and waterproof pocket camera for divers, surfers, skiers, and all sorts of adventure seekers who wish to document their experiences in pictures and video. Of course it is also ideal for taking worry-free pictures and video in the rain or at the beach.

This low-cost camera is a good quality alternative to waterproof single-use type cameras, yet the SS1000 offers full digital convenience, including: 1.4" LCD viewfinder, USB computer connectivity, microSD slot for memory cards up to 2GB, casing waterproof to 100' (30m). The quality of the QVGA 30fps video is very good for a camera in this price range, and the files are ready to upload to YouTube.

Waterproof to 100' (30m)
1.4" LCD viewfinder
YouTube ready QVGA video at 30fps
USB computer connectivity
micro SD slot for memory card up to 2GB
Underwater Capabilities
Configuration UW Camera
Depth Rating 100' (30m)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
Image Quality
Image Sensor CMOS
Effective Resolution 1.3MP
Color Depth Not Specified by Manufacturer
Image File Formats JPEG
Video Mode AVI
Audio Annotation None
Optics
Lens Fixed focus F/3.1 6.5mm
Optical Zoom None
Focal Length 6.5mm
Digital Zoom 4X
Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' (0.5M)
Maximum Aperture Not Specified by Manufacturer
Filter Size N/A
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto
Focusing Range 1.64' (0.5m) - infinity
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure Modes Not Specified by Manufacturer
Aperture F3.1
Shutter Not Specified by Manufacturer
White Balance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash
Built-in Flash None
Effective Flash Distance N/A
External Flash Sync N/A
Display
LCD Display 1.4" color
Viewfinder N/A
Memory & Power
Internal Memory 16MG
Memory Card microSD memory cards up to 2GB
Images with Included Memory 70 to 90 Still images or 2 minutes of video
Power Source 2 x AAA Batteries
General
Self Timer 10 sec.
Burst Mode 30fps @ QVGA, 20fps @ VGA
Date & Time Stamp None
Input/Output
Interface USB 1.1
Video Out N/A
System Requirements N
Physical
Color Green
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 1-Year International Warranty
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    IntovaSS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera
     
    3.3

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Functional (12)
    • Weather proof (12)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Compact (8)
    • Good depth range (6)

    Cons

    • Lag / shutter delay (4)
    • Poor in low light (4)
    • Short battery life (4)
    • Blurry photos (3)

    Best Uses

    • Snorkeling (11)
    • Swimming pool (8)
    • Lake (6)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (12), Casual photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Can't Beat the Quality for the Price

    I would best recommend this for a casual snorkeler. I just got back from my cruise and my videos and photographs are great. Many were blurry since I moved the camera too fast underwater...Read complete review

    I would best recommend this for a casual snorkeler. I just got back from my cruise and my videos and photographs are great. Many were blurry since I moved the camera too fast underwater and it doesn't take the best pictures when using zoom underwater since you have to stay still for so long. Took 200+ photos and a good 60+ turned out well, along with videos. A disposable camera can't do that for the price. Takes very decent pictures above ground for the price as well. Have used repeatedly underwater throughout the week without a problem but cannot say to a long term lasting waterproofness. Get the memory card, otherwise forget about videos.

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    Never buy this again

    The buttons are difficult to use.It has no flash It goes off too fast. It only stays on for 60 seconds. I am forever turning it back on with those difficult buttons.

    The buttons are difficult to use.It has no flash It goes off too fast. It only stays on for 60 seconds. I am forever turning it back on with those difficult buttons.

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    1.0

    Never buy this again

    By Fred the hiker

    from Guam

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls

    Best Uses

      Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

      The buttons are difficult to use.It has no flash It goes off too fast. It only stays on for 60 seconds. I am forever turning it back on with those difficult buttons.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 2
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      was not impressed

      By cheryl

      from chicago, il

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

            I know this camera is only 35 dollars but it really looks cheap in person. Returned it because I was too embarrassed to give to my 4 year old. I spent a few extra dollars to give her a better looking and better quality camera. Just looked to cheap.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            1.0

            Took 6 pictures before failing

            By just the memories

            from colorado

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                Got camera to take to mexico for 25th aniversary.
                took 6 pictures snorkeling before the shutter button failed.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 3
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great for the price

                By Max

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Poor Image Stabilization
                • Poor in Low Light
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                With the cost of developing film these days especially if you want to develop underwater camera film to the best of its ability this option blows it out of the water and the pictures are about the same as using one disposalable camera and it also gives the option to take video. Button is hard to push when underwater and little bulky.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 6
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                How to use instructions not good

                By Fred

                from Wake Forest, NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Complicated Controls
                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Limited Zoom
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                Buttoms are difficult to push, but are manageable with practice. The operating instructions were not very clear and it took awhile to figure out what to push to get to the correct menu location. I do not like the fact that it defaults to video mode each time it powers off.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 5
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                undrwater fun

                By sprng

                from jacksonville. fl

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor in Low Light
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Bright light underwater

                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                its really inexpensive underwater video camera for playing around. was easy to use and just had tons of fun with it

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Can't Beat the Quality for the Price

                By Michelle

                from Herndon, VA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Battery Life
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom
                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                I would best recommend this for a casual snorkeler. I just got back from my cruise and my videos and photographs are great. Many were blurry since I moved the camera too fast underwater and it doesn't take the best pictures when using zoom underwater since you have to stay still for so long. Took 200+ photos and a good 60+ turned out well, along with videos. A disposable camera can't do that for the price. Takes very decent pictures above ground for the price as well. Have used repeatedly underwater throughout the week without a problem but cannot say to a long term lasting waterproofness. Get the memory card, otherwise forget about videos.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 7
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Surprising little camera

                By Snonut800

                from Dover, New Hampshire

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Floats
                • Good in Low Light
                • Good Price
                • Great Resolution
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Small lcd screen

                Best Uses

                • Great in the water
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                Bought this camera for a cruise we took last week. I put a 16GB Micro chip in it. When I bought it the description said 2GB but when it showed up it said 16 was useable. Like others say the video display is a little tough to see but I couldn't have my reading glasses on in my mask. Practice a little with it before using it to get familiar with the buttons and what they do. They do push a little hard. I shot video while snorkeling and while going down the waterslide on the boat. I thought it did an excellent job, good color and clarity and it focused pretty well while moving pretty fast. Also I put a little Vaseline on the seal to prolong the useable life of the camera. The one still shot I took was above water but it came out very clear. I didn't try the zoom, like I said, my eyes aren't that good to be messing around with it. I just wanted something simple. I reviewed the videos on a 23 inch monitor and was amazed with the quality

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 6
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Novelty item

                By Roy

                from Edmonton, AB

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Inexpensive
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor Image Stabilization
                • Poor in Low Light
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Casual day at the beach

                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                I bought this camera when my Playsport Zx3 (which takes reasonably good stills and video) suddenly developed a leak and stopped working. What can I say? When you buy a sub $40 camera don't expect brilliant performance. I found that holding the camera VERY still, only shooting in fairly bright light, and really framing the shot carefully helped to the point where photos and videos were 'acceptable'. I encountered most of the limitations other reviewers have commented on as well but, again,for the price... My advice: Use a better quality camera (at least a point and shoot) for your usualy shots but consider this for hostile beach and UW conditions to preserve your better gear. If you're serious about doing more UW photography invest in a housing for your usual camera that is rated to at least 100'. The force of jumping into the water and the crashing of waves can easily equal or exceed the pressure of 10' of water. For that reason, don't rely to heavily on the apparent 10' depth rating of "waterproof" cameras like the playsport.

                Other comments: Colours are a little flat, battery life is very short, downloading photos is uncomplicated.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 5
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Better pictures than we had expected

                By Chhaps

                from Jersey City, NJ

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Battery Life
                • Great for under water
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Extremely hard buttons
                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor in Low Light
                • Skewed images
                • Video has no Sound

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                My wife and I are turning professional photographers, we didn't want to buy a case for our Nikon, and wanted something for our 4 day cruise to Bahamas. While reading the past reviews, i wasn't sure if this would be a good camera to carry, we bought it anyways and took two other cameras as a backup.

                The camera is very small, except for the shutter button, the other buttons are very very hard to press. The camera always started in the video mode, so at times we would think it took a picture ,but was recording instead.

                The screen ofcourse is very tiny, and you can barely see through it, though once we got to using the camera more, it became easier

                We didn't go about reviewing every picture or video we took, so i guess we saved the battery to some extent, and didn't have to change batteries for the 2 days we used it.

                It takes decent pictures under water, not the sharpest or best, but it does a fair job. Maybe the light we were in also helped use.

                Another thing which we realized after copying the pictures from the micro SD card to the laptop was that quite a few pictures were skewed, like the funny or crazy mirrors.

                The shutter speed is not too fast, so if i was counting 1, 2, and 3...i would click at 2 and get the picture at 3...makes sense?

                However, it still is a good camera for the price, and i will carry it to the next trip which involves using the camera in water

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 5
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                pretty tough little camera for kids

                By daugher's grown up helper

                from Rochester NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                      My five year old loves this camera. The MP are low 1.4 but she takes a gazillion pictures and movies and the memory keeps on going. The batteries don't last long but it's light and durable. We haven't tried it underwater yet but it seems to be sealed well. The navigation buttons are hard to push but the shutter button is big and easy to press. There isn't much lag and it's ready again quickly. We put the card into the computer and look at the pictures and movies together. It makes for fun projects.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Fair performance for a low price

                      By Spidermom

                      from Seattle, Washington

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Water-tight Seals

                      Cons

                      • Blurry Photos

                      Best Uses

                      • Snorkeling

                      Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                      My rating would be 2-1/2 stars, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. My daughter and I took this camera to Bonaire with us for underwater shots. The quality of photographs was fair, and the ease of transferring them to my daughter's laptop was top-notch. However, the screen was nearly impossible to see underwater, and the camera shuts itself off after about 30 seconds, which resulted in me thinking the camera was on when it was off, so I was mistaken about too many of the great shots I thought I had gotten. I will invest in a better camera before my next trip.

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                      • No

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                      1.0

                      HOrrible camera

                      By diver

                      from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Blurry Photos
                        • Leaks
                        • Not Versatile

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                          The buttons are too hard to push.
                          You can not scroll through the pics to see if they are any good or delete.
                          When I hook up to my computer- the computer does not recognize it and will not load any pics.
                          YOu can not see anything underwater.....how do you tell if there is anything in front of you?
                          I paid 70 bucks for this camera and the store will not take it back. They no longer carry it as it is useless.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Value

                          By estur

                          from New York, New York

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • A must for beach vacation
                          • Functional
                          • Water-tight Seals

                          Cons

                          • Buttons hard to push

                          Best Uses

                          • Beaches
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Swimming Pool

                          Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                          For the money I thought that this was a great camera - it was perfect for our vacation. The quality of pictures is much better than I had expected. The only downside is that the buttons are sort of hard to push. Otherwise, I thought this was a great purchase

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          does the job

                          By tifosi ob

                          from istanbul, turkey

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Depth Range
                          • Water-tight Seals

                          Cons

                          • Small LCD
                          • Stiff shutter

                          Best Uses

                          • Beaches
                          • Lake
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Swimming Pool

                          Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                          I bought this machine as an inexpensive back up for my DSLR to use on the beach and underwater. Even though I had serious suspicions on image quality before I bought it, I definitely loved it by the time. The shutter button is so stiff that you must totally have a steady hand to prevent shaking otherwise the image comes out blurry but when you manage to stabilize your hand the image quality is quite good for a [$] camera but of course you should not expect too much. The on-off button at the back of the camera was not working when I first bought it, so I removed the buttons and saw that the silicon button was not fit to its place and the control buttons were not sealed properly, so I bought an all-purpose glue to fix it. I tried in the sea at about 3 meters (10 ft) and in the pool 2 meters (7 ft, took pictures and video. As long as you manage to stabilize the cam which is a hard issue due to stiff shutter, the results are good. -There is no audio in video, just the image. -The image is set to 1.3 mp as a default setting, but you can choose 3 and 5 mp with interpolation which may cause pixellation. -The menu is kind of hard to understand but when you get used to it, it is simple and easy to use. -The camera is buoyant in the water, even if it gets out of wrist, it won't sink. -The LCD screen is so small that you can not see the pictures you are about take clearly. -It uses 2 AAA size batteries and the battery consumption is average, you can take about 120-150 pics with a pair of new batteries but this number may increase if you use a good quality or charged batteries.-The camera can support micro sd card up to 2 gb.Overall, you should not expect so much from a [$] camera, but if your aim is to memorize your moments on the beach and underwater without concerning the image quality, this camera will do the job.

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                          • No

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                          2.0

                          You get what you pay for.

                          By Lisa

                          from Detroit, MI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Water-tight Seals

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lake

                            Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                            Waterproof function of the camera is great and easy to understand control option. However, buttons are difficult to depress and engage. Not recommended for action shots or children to use. Pictures taken downloaded fine, but were very difficult to see on the camera as the screen is small and pixels were poor. Basically you get what you pay for. A cheap waterproof camera. You'll want something different for everyday useage.

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                            4.0

                            You get what you pay for!

                            By Slick Willy

                            from USA/UK

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Functional
                            • Water-tight Seals

                            Cons

                            • Blurry Photos
                            • Shutter button too stiff

                            Best Uses

                            • Snorkeling
                            • Swimming Pool

                            Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                            The good stuff: This is a no-nonsense, no-frills underwater camera. I was looking for something inexpensive, & value-for-money wise, it's pretty good. The instructions for using it aren't too easy to follow, but once it's set up, it works as advertised. Don't expect very high quality shots; even in 5Mp mode it's a bit "soft-focus" looking, even above water. But the LCD screen is a great improvement over trying to use a viewfinder wearing goggles!The fact that you can purchase a micro-SD card to expand the storage is a big plus, also.
                            The bad stuff:
                            Apart from difficulty deciphering the rather cryptic instructions, the main drawback I found was the stiffness of the shutter button; a child would not be able to operate it, and my wife has difficulty. Really, those are the only drawbacks

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                            5.0

                            Wish come True!

                            By Sandy

                            from New York City

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Lake
                              • Snorkeling

                              Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                              My nephew wanted to take photos underwater at camp and when I brought him this camera he was ecstatic. I had a little trouble getting the batteries in right, I always do, but then it was up and running. he will have great photos to share with his family and campers.

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                              4.0

                              Very good camera for the price

                              By Don

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None that I know of

                              Best Uses

                              • Rafting

                              Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                              I bought this waterproof camera for a white water (very wet) raft trip, rather than buy a waterproof disposable. I have tried it out, the stills and videos are very good, and I don't have to get my good video camera wet. Very simple to use, too.

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                              4.0

                              Beats buying disposable UW cameras

                              By Emulover

                              from Clinton, PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Diving
                                • Lake
                                • Snorkeling
                                • Swimming Pool

                                Comments about Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sports Utility Digital Camera:

                                Used by non photo savy husband in poor visability situation and still got some nice pictures. Used with a micro SD from a cell phone and pictures uploaded great. Directions were not great but camera is uncomplicated and easy to use. If you use this camera more than a few times, it beats buying disposables. Fits nicely into a pocket in swim trunks. Zoom function nice. LCD screen very small and no flash but overall performs well for price.

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