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Sea & Sea DX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera Sport Kit

B&H # SEDXGE5SPYS1 MFR # SS-06634S
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Product Highlights
  • 12.2 MP
  • YS-01 Strobe, Fiber Optic Cable
  • Single Sea Arm VII Compact,
  • Soft Camera Bag
  • 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 Sport Kit features the 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 kit includes one Sea & Sea YS-01 strobe that can be used for wide angle or macro photography. With its circular beam angle of 100 x 100° and a guide number of up to 20, it is the perfect strobe for the DX-GE5. The DS-TTL (Digital Slave TTL) feature gives you automatic exposure control or shoot in manual mode. This is easy, since it has a ten-level power dial located on the back. The YS-01 is powered by 4 AA batteries. You can get up to 330 flashes at full power with NiMH batteries. With NiMH batteries you will get a blazing fast 1.9 second recycle time so you will not miss all the action on the reef. The YS-01 has a bright 1W LED target light that is bright enough to use as a dive light on night dives. It is best to connect the strobe to the housing with the included fiber optic cable.

The Sea & Sea Sea Arm VII Compact is constructed of fiberglass-reinforced plastic resin offering a lightweight yet strong arm. With the included camera base, head adapter, double ball section medium, and 2 ball clamps this is a versatile arm for all your lighting needs. Also included is a soft camera bag, so you can transport your camera gear to your next adventure. This kit includes everything you need to nurture your creativity and allow expansion of 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

YS-01 External Flash

Connects with a fiber optic cable and gives you DS-TTL (Digital Slave TTL automatic exposure control)
Manual control is easy with the ten-level power dial
Circular beam for a broad 100 x 100° angle of coverage
Bright LED target light in center of the strobe face is bright enough for night dives
Guide number 20 (ISO 100/m) for high power performance
Recycle time of approximately 1.9 seconds with NiMH batteries at full power
Included fiber optic cable fires the flash when the camera flash fires
The included Sea Arm VII Compact is rigid to keep the strobe in the right position
Underwater Capabilities
Configuration DX-GE5 Waterproof camera in housing
YS-01 flash
Sea Arm VII Compact
Fiber optic cable
Soft camera bag
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
Optics
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
Flash
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
Display
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
General
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec
Burst Mode 1.39 fps
Date & Time Stamp Not Specified by Manufacturer
Input/Output
Interface USB 2.0
Video Out NTSC/PAL switchable
Physical
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 Sport Kit
  • DX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera & Housing
  • YS-01 Strobe Head Only
  • Sea Arm VII Compact
  • Fiber Optic Sync Cable L-Type
  • Soft Camera Bag
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Sea & SeaDX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera Sport Kit
     
    3.0

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    3.0

    Decent kit for price

    By Mitchg

    from Canada

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    Pros

    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Forgets macro setting
    • Relatively short battery

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Sea & Sea DX-GE5 Underwater Digital Camera Sport Kit:

    I use this camera for personal dive trips. Just got back from my 2 week trip. Things I liked about the camera were the adjustabilty of the arms, adjustability of flash power, construction including the optic cable. Reservations are about the camera itself. It was a bit of a pain when using a zoom level. Had to change the mode from macro and back all the time. If the camera goes to sleep it forgets it was in macro mode so you have to reset that setting. Not optimal in a surge or current environment. Not true manual mode, could only make some changes. Buttons on the back were ok but will be a challenge in cold water environment with gloves. Had to charge the battery all the time. Would not get through a day without it. Flash battery would last a couple days pending on use. Zoom in movie mode was steppy, will never use again.
    Overall I am happy with the images it provided.

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

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