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Designed By Divers, For Divers - the 200m Underwater Paralenz Action Camera

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The Paralenz Dive Camera is an action camera designed specifically for scuba divers, developed with the aid of divers from around the globe, and built by a team of design engineers who share a passion for scuba diving and the underwater world. Designed to be as easy to use below the surface as it is above, Paralenz has developed the ultimate action camera for divers, with a no-compromise attitude to quality or functionality.

The team at Paralenz reached out to the international dive community to ask them what they would like to see in an action camera for divers. Almost 250 divers from 38 countries have aided the development of the Paralenz Dive Camera. The result is a small, tough camera with some ground-breaking new features, never before seen on an underwater action camera.

Part of the design philosophy was to create a product that would allow anybody – regardless of their diving experience or photographic expertise – to take quality underwater pictures and record high definition footage of their diving experiences.

'Being able to get opinions from so many divers has been invaluable. It made it possible to prioritise what was important in a camera for divers, and which problems we had to solve. On top of this they have tested the camera more rigorously than we could ever have done' says Martin Holmberg, CEO at Paralenz.

Some of those key features include:

  • Temperature and pressure sensors which log your dive and display this information in your videos
  • Automatic depth-controlled colour correction, eliminating the need for lens filters
  • Long battery life allows recording of 4K video at 30fps for more than two hours
  • Paralenz Dive App allowing you to display dive profile information alongside recorded footage and share it all with other divers
  • 200m depth rating with no additional housing – a first in the recreational dive market

The camera is built from well-known and extensively tested technology, both in terms of software and hardware, but this is the first time these different elements have been combined in a diver-friendly design.

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The Paralenz's automatic depth colour correction eliminates the need for filters

'We wanted to focus on divers and give them the ultimate action camera specifically for diving. This goal has had a tremendous impact on the decision process along the way. This is not just about having a top-notch resolution and sharpness, the best components and the newest technology. It is about how we combine these elements in an intuitive design with diving specific functionalities, such as the dive log, share and camera in one,' says Martin Holmberg, one of the developers of the new camera.

“Action cameras are made for each and every purpose, but diving is a one of a kind sport and divers place the most extreme demands on their gear. We needed a camera that was actually made for diving – so we built one, and we hope it will make a difference to divers across the globe,” says Michael Trøst, CIO at Paralenz. 

Paralenz received a Red Dot Award in 2017 for the design of the product.

Technical Specifications

  • Waterproof to 200m / 656ft / 21 ATM
  • Shockproof
  • Useable with gloves
  • Video Resolution: 4K/30fps,1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps (MOV – H.264 codec)
  • Still resolution: 3840 x 2160, 8MP
  • Audio Recording, internal microphone
  • White Balance: Normal or DCC (Depth Color Correction)
  • Battery: LiPo – 1600 mAh / 3+ hours recording (1080p/30 fps)
  • App: Viewing / Sharing / Settings (iOS & Android)
  • Weight / Dimensions: 161g / 116x35x38 mm
  • Housing: Military grade aluminum & polycarbonate (No external housing required)
  • Port: USB-C (for fast charging)
  • Storage: 64 GB Micro SD-card (Class: U3 or V30) – not included
  • Mounts: Mask mount included & universal mount included
  • Connectivity: Dual band WiFi, Bluetooth & USB
  • Display: 0.5” OLED
  • Operating temp: -20°C to 85°C, EVA padding (minimize battery discharge in cold water)

Available to purchase in America, Australia and Europe from 1 June www.paralenz.com, available in Asia later this year

RRP
€649.00 (Europe, including VAT.)
$599.00 (US, excluding tax)

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