MOORESTOWN, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as the sun sets,
dipping past the crystal blue waters of the ocean that was your host for
the day, you playback all the spectacular scenes that came to life
throughout the day's adventures. Mystical sea creatures and reefs full of
vibrant life and color all captured on your SeaLife camera. SeaLife brings
all the true colors of the water and the world to your photographs. Sleek,
modern design meets high-tech functionality in SeaLife's new DC800
8-megapixel camera, producing ultra-clear images down to 200 feet
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The camera's ergonomic design, large shutter button and well-spaced
buttons make the camera easy to handle and user-friendly. Versatility is
key, as users can take striking photographs just about anywhere. You could
feel confident to take your DC800 scuba diving or snorkeling with no fear
that water will damage the camera. No matter where you travel, the DC800
can handle the environment.
The DC800 functions just as effectively top-side as it does under water
by easily removing the slim camera from its waterproof housing. The
8-megapixel camera includes a wide-angle optical lens with 4x optical zoom,
auto focus up to 2 inches (5 cm) and features a video mode, allowing users
to capture high-resolution digital video with sound. The DC800 has
virtually no shutter lag thanks to the fast shutter response time and
quick-start for fast action photography.
You can easily expand the DC800 with the popular SeaLife Digital Pro
Flash accessory for optimal brightness and color, while preventing
"backscatter" (those annoying spots that appear in underwater pictures)
The DC800 features five unique underwater modes. The Sea mode exposure
program has three UW color correction settings (Oceans Blue, Oceans Green,
Rivers/Lakes) so the camera takes sharp colorful pictures, no matter what
color water you're diving in. Two new external flash mode settings allow
users more flexibility and creativity when taking photos with the SeaLife
Digital Pro Flash accessory. External Flash Auto mode allows for automatic
exposure settings set by the camera, while External Flash Manual mode
allows manual adjustments in aperture and shutter speed exposure controls
by the diver when using an external flash.
SPY mode allows the camera to take continuous pictures at set time
intervals so you capture the perfect shot of hard to photograph subjects.
Select the desired time interval from 5 seconds to 5 minutes and push the
shutter button. The camera will automatically take pictures until the
memory card is full, you push the shutter button again or the camera runs
out of power. Capture those impossible pictures when you can't get close
enough to the subject. The SPY mode has endless applications limited only
to your creativity.
Guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 200 feet (60 meters), the camera
measures only 3.5" x 5.5" x 3.4" (HxWxD) and weighs under 17 ounces in its
housing, yet features a large 2.7-inch display screen, a 20X Mega Zoom (4X
optical zoom plus 5X digital zoom), three underwater exposure modes (Sea,
External Flash Auto, External Flash Manual) and 16 modes for use on land
(auto, anti-shake, sports, sunrise, sunset, splashwater, flow-water, night,
portrait, landscape, panorama, candlelight, text, fireworks and SPY). The
camera's external polycarbonate shell is rubber armored for sure-grip
handling through all conditions.
"The DC800 gives users the ability to have more control and creativity
over their images," said Joe Ifi, SeaLife's director of sales and
marketing. "With its new features and upgrade in technology geared towards
the SCUBA diver and underwater enthusiast, the DC800 is sure to add a new
dimension of fun in and out of water."
The SeaLife DC800 includes 32 MB of built-in memory, and an SD/SDHC
Card can be added for up to 4 GB of memory. Included is a high capacity
rechargeable lithium battery (1250mAh) that will power the camera for a
two-tank dive and 200+ photographs. The camera comes complete with Media
One and Cool 360SE software and USB cable connectivity.
The SeaLife DC800 is available at dive and photo shops nationwide at a
suggested list price of $549.95, and it is compatible with SeaLife's line
For more information on SeaLife Cameras, please contact us at Pioneer
Research, 97 Foster Road, Suite 5, Moorestown, N.J. 08057. Tel.
1-800-257-7742. Or visit the SeaLife website at www.sealife-cameras.com.
Contact: Kerry Graue
The Graubard Group
(212) 966-9000, ext. 4
SOURCE SeaLife Cameras