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Sea & Sea DX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera & Housing

B&H # SEDXGE5BC MFR # SS-06633
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Product Highlights
  • 12.2 MP
  • 4x Optical Zoom
  • Large 2.7" LCD Screen
  • Underwater Photo & Video Modes
  • Face, Smile, & Blinking Recognition
  • Blur Reduction Function
  • Camera Without Housing Waterproof to 16'
  • Housing Rated Down to 180'

The Sea & Sea DX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera & Housing is a kit that includes a Sea & Sea housing that is rated to a depth of 180' (55m), along with the Sea & Sea DX-G5WP camera that is waterproof to 16' (5m). The camera is ideal for snorkeling, surfing, skiing, fishing, sailing, and even certain industrial situations without the housing. When placed in the included housing, you can document the underwater world with both still images and video. The underwater photo and video modes help you take photos that will impress your land locked friends. If your housing floods your camera will still be safe since it is waterproof.

With face, smile, and blinking recognition functions, as well as blur reduction this is a great camera to use on land as well as under the sea. The camera features a large 2.7" LCD monitor with an automatic brightness adjustment function. This makes framing easy and fun. It is also perfect for low light photography with an ISO setting up to 1600.

The Sea & Sea DX-GE5 housing allows access to all camera functions underwater. The removable diffuser softens the light from the internal flash so it is suitable for macro photography, but an external strobe will give you better results. The housing can be opened or closed when attached to a camera tray and the retractable fiber optic cable socket, will position the optional fiber optic cable so your external strobe will fire every time.

The camera is part of a system that includes not only strobes but also a wide-angle conversion lens. Getting close to your subjects will improve the quality of your underwater images. The wide angle lens allows you to get close to large subjects and still have them fit in the frame. The DX-GE5 is a camera that you can grow with as you expand your underwater photography skills.

DX-GE5 Housing

All functions of the DX-GE5 camera are available underwater
Features fiber-optic cable connector sockets and housing can be opened when mounted on a camera tray.
The removable diffuser softens the light from the internal flash so it is suitable for macro photography.
Comes with an LCD monitor hood to improve LCD visibility
Optional wide angle conversion lens can be directly attached to the housing with a specially designed bayonet mount
Strong yet compact housing that's rated to a depth of 180' (55m)

DX-G5WP Camera

Waterproof down to 16' (5m) without a housing, the camera is perfect for all outdoor activities and your camera will be safe even if the housing floods.
12.20 effective megapixels in a 1/2.3" primary color CCD produces hi res images.
2.7" LCD monitor with an automatic brightness adjustment function is easy to see when checking photos while shooting or during playback. It automatically adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen to match the amount of ambient light in the area.
Underwater photo and video modes are ideal for capturing perfect underwater images or video.
The 4x optical zoom has a practical 38-152mm zoom range.
Equipped with recognition functions for faces, smiles, and blinking, as well as blur reduction function makes this the perfect camera for land use as well as underwater.
With a high sensitive ISO of 1600 the camera is suitable for low light photography
Underwater Capabilities
Configuration Waterproof camera in housing
Depth Rating 16' (5m) without housing
180' (55m) in housing
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount Sea & Sea specially designed bayonet mount
Image Quality
Image Sensor 12.2 MP 1/2.3" CCD
Effective Resolution 12.2 million pixels
Image File Formats Still image: Exif2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: Quick Time Motion JPEG, Audio: G.711 (Monaural)
Video Mode 720 x 480 (30fps, 15fps), 320 x 240 (30fps, 15fps)
Audio Annotation Not Specified by Manufacturer
Lens 4x optical zoom
Optical Zoom 4x
Focal Length 35mm film equivalent 38 to 152mm
Digital Zoom 4.5x
Minimum Focus Distance Normal: 23.62" (60cm)
Macro: 2.36" (6cm) (wide)
Maximum Aperture Not Specified by Manufacturer
Filter Size None
Focus Control
Focus Type Single AF, Multi AF (TTL 9-point), Face Detection AF, AF aux. light
Focusing Range Normal: 23.62" (60cm) - infinity
Macro: 2.36" (6cm) - 31.5" (80cm) (wide)
Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO, Selectable ISO (64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Exposure Modes Artificial Intelligence AE (Ai AE), Center-weighted light metering, Spot metering, Program AE (AE-lock available), +2.0 to -2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Aperture Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter 4-1/2000 sec, 30 sec in manual
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Incandescent, Manual
Built-in Flash Auto, Red-eye flash, Flash On, Flash Off, Flash synchro, Red-eye flash + Flash synchro
Effective Flash Distance Up to 14.43' (4.4m)
External Flash Sync Fiber optic cable port
LCD Display 2.7" TFT liquid crystal monitor (460,000 Pixels)
Viewfinder None
Memory & Power
Internal Memory 16MB
Memory Card SD and SDHC up to 16GB
Images with Included Memory 1 - 62 pictures
Includes 54MB Internal Memory
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery GB-10
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec
Burst Mode 1.39 fps
Date & Time Stamp Not Specified by Manufacturer
Interface USB 2.0
Video Out NTSC/PAL switchable
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.3" (140 x 109 x 82.5mm)
Weight 13.5 oz (385g)
Sea & Sea DX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera & Housing
  • Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Handstrap
  • LCD Hood
  • Desiccant Pack
  • O-ring Remover
  • O-Ring (Installed)
  • O-ring Maintenance Manual
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    Sea & SeaDX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera & Housing

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Slightly hard to use but good photos

    By B Flat

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Functional
    • Good Depth Range
    • Water-tight Seals


    • Shutter delay

    Best Uses

    • Diving
    • Snorkeling

    Comments about Sea & Sea DX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera & Housing:

    The camera has very good resolution and takes very sharp pictures. Housing and controls are nice and easy to use.

    However, there seems to be a significant delay from the time you press the shutter button until the picture takes. I have many pictures of the tail fins of fish that swam out of frame during this delay. There was some learning curve there that I am still working on.

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