SeaLife DC800 Maxx Kit Underwater Digital Camera

BH #SEDC800MAXX • MFR #SL189
SeaLife
SeaLife DC800 Maxx Kit Underwater Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 8 Mega-pixel
  • Two SL961 Strobes
  • Rated up to 200'
With the Sealife DC800 Maxx Kit you can take photographs as you explore the ocean world both above and below the water. This easy to use 8.0 Mega-pixel camera is good to depths of up to 200' (60 m). Of course it is also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.

The camera features a large 2.7" LCD screen. This allows precise framing underwater. When shooting underwater without flash the camera has three underwater white balance "Sea Mode" settings. One is for blue ocean water. The second is for green ocean water and the last is for fresh water. With the Spy mode feature you can set the camera to automatically take photos in ten seconds, thirty seconds, one minute, or five minute intervals. By setting this up on a tripod and swimming away you can photograph very shy creatures.

The camera housing allows access to all camera functions underwater. The sure fire flash connection system holds your fiber optic cable in the perfect position so the flash will fire every time. The camera is part of a system that will nurture your creativity and allow expansion of your underwater photography skills.

The kit includes two Sealife SL961 external strobes. Dual strobes eliminate shadows by illuminating the subject from both sides. Since water absorbs the red and yellow light spectrum resulting in blue pictures you need a flash to bring out the intense colors of the underwater world. It also reduces the backscatter problem that normally will occur when using a camera with a built-in flash.

When using the Auto Mode Setting, the strobe automatically adjusts the brightness for optimal image exposure. You can also shoot in manual mode. The strobe features variable flash control enabling you to dial the flash power up or down for better image exposure. Also included is a flexible, rubberized arm for easy aiming and a sure grip. This will allow you to position the flash for the best possible lighting.

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SeaLife DC800 Overview

With the Sealife DC800 Maxx Kit you can take photographs as you explore the ocean world both above and below the water. This easy to use 8.0 Mega-pixel camera is good to depths of up to 200' (60 m). Of course it is also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.

The camera features a large 2.7" LCD screen. This allows precise framing underwater. When shooting underwater without flash the camera has three underwater white balance "Sea Mode" settings. One is for blue ocean water. The second is for green ocean water and the last is for fresh water. With the Spy mode feature you can set the camera to automatically take photos in ten seconds, thirty seconds, one minute, or five minute intervals. By setting this up on a tripod and swimming away you can photograph very shy creatures.

The camera housing allows access to all camera functions underwater. The sure fire flash connection system holds your fiber optic cable in the perfect position so the flash will fire every time. The camera is part of a system that will nurture your creativity and allow expansion of your underwater photography skills.

The kit includes two Sealife SL961 external strobes. Dual strobes eliminate shadows by illuminating the subject from both sides. Since water absorbs the red and yellow light spectrum resulting in blue pictures you need a flash to bring out the intense colors of the underwater world. It also reduces the backscatter problem that normally will occur when using a camera with a built-in flash.

When using the Auto Mode Setting, the strobe automatically adjusts the brightness for optimal image exposure. You can also shoot in manual mode. The strobe features variable flash control enabling you to dial the flash power up or down for better image exposure. Also included is a flexible, rubberized arm for easy aiming and a sure grip. This will allow you to position the flash for the best possible lighting.

DC800 Camera
8 mega-pixel CCD sensor
Bigger and Brighter 2.7" LCD; Easier to see while diving; Great for reviewing pictures
22 Land modes - Automatically pre-sets the camera for the type of scene; includes Face-detection, Anti-shake and aperture/shutter priority
Sea mode with 3 UW color correction settings (Oceans Blue, Oceans Green and Rivers/Lakes)
Spy Mode - Spy on nature with automatic continuous shots at pre-set time intervals of 10, 30 seconds or 1 and 5 minutes
The sure fire flash connection system holds your fiber optic cable in the perfect position so the flash will fire every time
External Flash Auto Mode allows for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external strobes
External Flash Manual Mode for manual aperture and shutter speed exposure controls when using one or two external strobes
Pocket-size removable inner camera
Rechargeable lithium ion battery for extra long battery life
Lithium ion rechargeable battery charges in camera when using A/C adapter
SL961 Strobe
Dual strobes eliminates shadows by illuminating the subject from both sides
In Auto Mode the strobe automatically adjusts the brightness for optimal image exposure
In manual mode you have a variable brightness control for better image exposure
60° angle of coverage
Recycle time of 7 seconds (Full power)
Up to 100 flashes with full power batteries
5700° kelvin color temperature

SeaLife DC800 Specs

Underwater Capabilities
Configuration
Land camera in housing with two external strobe
Depth Rating
200' (60 m)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount
Sealife push-on mount
Image Quality
Image Sensor
8.0 MP CCD sensor
Effective Resolution
8 million pixels
Color Depth
24-Bit RGB
Image File Formats
JPEG
Video Mode
Motion AVI 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 at 25 frames per second (FPS)
Audio Annotation
No
Optics
Lens
Optical zoom lens
Optical Zoom
4X
Focal Length
4.6 - 18.4mm (28 - 112mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom
5X
Minimum Focus Distance
Wide: 2" (0.05 m)
Tele: 14.0" (0.35 m)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.7 - f5.4
Filter Size
None
Focus Control
Focus Type
Auto focus
Focusing Range
Wide: 2" (0.05 m) to infinity
Tele: 14.0" (0.35 m) to infinity
Exposure Control
Sensitivity
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Modes
Land modes: Auto[Program AE], Sports, Digiscoping, Anti-shake, Sunset, Sunrise, Splash-water, Flow-water, Night Scene, Portrait, Landscape, Panorama, Candlelight, Text, Fireworks, Backlight

Underwater modes: External Flash Auto, Ext Flash Manual and Sea mode [with 3 color correction settings]

Aperture
f/2.7 - f5.4 (max.)
Shutter
Mechanical shutter
Land mode: 1/10 to 1/5000 second
Sea mode: 1/60 to 1/5000 second
External Flash mode: 1/90 to 1/500 second
White Balance
Auto, Manual, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Oceans Blue, Oceans Green, Lakes/Rivers
Flash
Built-in Flash
Auto, fill, off, red-eye reduction and External ( far, normal, macro)
Effective Flash Distance
Land: 10'
UW: 5'
External Flash Sync
No (Slave only)
Display
LCD Display
2.7" color LTPS TFT LCD
Viewfinder
Non
Memory & Power
Internal Memory
32MB
Memory Card
SD or SDHC cards up to 4GB
Images with Included Memory
4 Hi res jpg
Power Source
Lithium rechargeable
General
Self Timer
2 or 10 sec.
Burst Mode
10 continuous photos
Date & Time Stamp
No
Input/Output
Interface
USB 2.0
Video Out
NTSC / PAL switchable
System Requirements
PC: Windows 98 / 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP
MAC: OS 9.0 or up
Physical
Color
Black
Dimensions
5.5 x 3.5 x 3.4" (140 x 89 x 86mm)
Weight
16.6 oz (472g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
17.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.5 x 16 x 9.4"

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