SeaLife's New DC800 Underwater Digital Camera

Waterproof Adventure Camera Captures the World's Colors

Apr 29, 2008, 01:00 ET from SeaLife Cameras

    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
 of accessories.
     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
Contact: Kerry Graue The Graubard Group (212) 966-9000, ext. 4

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