Rather than needing a separate housing to take an action camera underwater, why not integrate the housing and camera into a single uni-body design? This is the approach Intova has taken with its action cameras, and it continues with the Edge X. Waterproof to depths of 200', the polycarbonate housing features a rubberized protective coating and buttons for full camera control in any environment. Protected inside the housing is a 12MP CMOS sensor that delivers 1080p video at up to 60 fps, 720p video at up to 120 fps, and 848 x 480p video at up to 240 fps for super slow-motion playback.
To capture nearly all of the action in front of it, the camera is equipped with an ultra-wide, 160-degree lens. The glass lens port has an optically flat design for distortion-free recording above and below the surface. A built-in 1.5" LCD screen on the back of camera provides a means to compose and play back your shots. To save battery life, the screen can be disabled, providing up to two hours of use from the rechargeable 1150mAh lithium-ion battery.
Opening the rear of the housing reveals a microSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a micro-HDMI port for connecting to your HDTV, and a micro-USB port for charging the battery and transferring files to your computer. The camera is also Wi-Fi enabled for remote control and file transferring with compatible devices. Included with the Edge X is a float strap/wrist lanyard, anti-glare hood for the LCD screen, lens cap, USB cable, and silicone grease to maintain the waterproof seal.
looks very interesting. This past November I dove in Bonaire with my Nikonos V that I bought from B+H photo years ago. I'm also checking out Sea Life. Does the Edge X have a flash. I would appreciate any advice you can give me. I'm surprised that Nikon hasen't developed a deep diving digital camera. Thanks Greg McDermott
Hi Greg -
This camera has no built-in flash, but does offer a sync light, to trigger an off-camera underwater flash.
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