SeaLife (http://www.sealife-cameras.com), which specializes in underwater photographic equipment, has introduced its 9-megapixel “go-anywhere” Mini II Dive & Sport digital camera.
According to the folks at SeaLife, waterproof and shockproof, the Mini II has been tested and guaranteed to operate underwater at depths down to 130 feet — without an external housing. In addition to ensuring a sure grip, rubber armoring has provided for operation after extensive 6-foot drop testing.
The Mini II boasts several modes. The Land Auto mode automatically controls exposure and internal flash. The Sea Mode brightens up the exposure while eliminating the “blue effect,” and the Snorkel Mode controls exposure and color correction in shallow-water settings. An External Flash Mode allows for the integration of an external strobe to further enhance color and image brightness underwater.
An Easy Set-Up Mode provides a 1-2-3 graphic guide on its 2.4-inch color LCD screen. The Mini II also features a 30-frames-per-second Video Mode with sound. A Spy Mode also allows the user to program the camera to automatically shoot continuous strings of images at pre-set intervals. When the camera is in Spy mode, aim it at the desired scene, push the shutter button and the camera will do all the shooting.
Powered by two AAA batteries, the Mini II accepts SD and SDHC storage cards up to 8 GB. It’s expandable with SeaLife accessories including the Digital Pro Flash, Photo-Video Light and Mini Wide Angle Lens. The suggested retail price of the Mini II is US$259.95.