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 New Compact Digital Underwater Camera From SeaLife

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SeaLife have launched a brand new underwater camera for 2017, the DC2000

Marketed as an underwater compact camera offering 'DSL-like imaging', the DC2000 features a 1/2.3”, 20 Megapixel sensor and RAW image capabilities alongside the standard JPEG format.

The camera offers a 'Quick Set Mode' dial and large keys for changing settings while underwater, plus the all-important shortcut key for accessing regularly used menu features.

Four underwater shooting modes are available, plus three inbuilt colour correction filters (shallow, deep and 'green' water settings) but the camera also has a manual white-balance control for full customisation of the picture according to depth and visibility.

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The inner camera (L) and the external SL975 Fisheye Lens (R)

Manual shutter and aperture settings (F1.8 to F11 in 0.3 stop increments) are available for divers who prefer having more control over their photography, with in-built optical image stabilisation, autofocus from 10cm to infinity and an 'Intelligent Auto' mode which automatically selects the best shooting mode for photography at the surface. Continuous burst shooting is also available.

The inner camera is shock-resistant and waterproof and the rugged, rubber armoured external housing is waterproof to a depth of 60m.

The system is expandable with Sea Dragon Flashes, Photo-Video Lights and the SeaLife SL975 Fisheye lens. Components are available separately or as part of a package. The Pro Flash Set includes the Sea Dragon external strobe, the Pro 2500 set with the Sea Dragon 2500 light and the 'Pro Duo' comes with a Sea Dragon Flash and Sea Dragon 2300 Auto Light, which features an auto-detect mode that will disable the light if it detects an external flash.

 

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Three standard lighting packages are available, from L-R the Pro Light Set, Pro Flash Set and Pro Duo

Other features include wi-fi to preview, download and share pictures with a smartphone or tablet, and the camera is compatible with Micro SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-1 memory cards.

The DC2000 is sold with the housing as standard, the camera and associated accessories are available from authorised Scubapro dealers.

Specifications:

Sensor: 1/2.3'' CMOS, 20MP
Aperture: f/1.8 - f/11
Shutter Speed: 1/2000s - 15s
ISO: 125 - 25600
Zoom: 1x optical, 3x digital
Auto Focus: 10cm - infinity
Macro Mode: yes
Manual White Balance: yes
Full Manual Control: yes
RAW: yes
Max. Resolution 5472x3648
Video: Maximum 1080p full HD/ 60fps
DEPTH: 18m (inner camera only) / 60m (with housing)

RRP DC2000: £669
RRP DC2000 Pro Flash Set: £955
RRP DC2000 Pro 2500 Set: £1029
RRP DC2000 Pro Duo Set: £1299
RRP SL 975 Fisheye: £255

 

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