Camera Suggestions

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  1. eb.adam

    eb.adam

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm planning an island holiday this July. Nonetheless, I'm definitely going to get pictures of the marine life. My wife has a decent Cybershot W320 for which an underwater housing costs approx. R2000.00. For the price, I'd rather buy a cheaper underwater camera. This is like a once or twice of thing.

    Can anyone suggest a camera for underwater use for approx R1000?

    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. AndrévN

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    A guy in jhb selling diving masks with built in cameras if i remember correctly ill check and pm you if you like
     
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  5. AndrévN

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    Underwater Scuba Mask Camera (4GB)


    Have fun at the beach with this Scuba accessory that comes with a little twist. Built with a camera lens that lets you take photos and videos underwater, along with 4GB of internal storage.
    The unit is a great novelty and is ideal for pools and shallow reefs where underwater visibility is very clear. This scuba gadget comes with a magnetic ring that acts as a shutter release. Located at the top side of the Scuba mask are the ON/OFF and Camera icons.
    # To take photos and videos with this novelty gadget, you should perform the following:
    - Brush the magnetic ring around the power icon, to power the camera ON.
    - To capture a photo, brush the magnetic ring on the camera icon for one second, you should feel the Scuba mask vibrate once, this means that you have successfully taken a photo.
    - To capture a video, brush the magnetic ring on the camera icon for 2 Mississippi seconds, when the scuba mask vibrates twice in a row, then this indicates that you have begun filming.
    The unit is built with hard ABS, flexible high quality rubber, and tempered glass for excellent underwater vision.
    * Under water photography
    * Great fun for the whole family
    * Scuba diving mask and snorkel
    * Take photos and video underwater
    Manufacturers Specification
    * Primary Function: Underwater Scuba Mask Camera + Snorkel (4GB)
    * Color: Bluet, Transparent, Orange
    * Material: ABS, Rubber, Tempered Glass
    * Sensor: CMOS
    * Mega Pixel: 1MP
    * Video Specifications:
    - Audio - 8000Hz 64 kb/s (1 chanel)
    - Audio Codec - PCM Audio
    - Recording Format - (AVI) MJPEG
    - Frames Per Second: Auto
    * Still Image Specifications:
    - F/Stop - F/3
    - ISO Speed - 100
    - Focal Length - 6mm
    - Exposure Time - 1/30
    - Resolution - 1280x960
    - dpi - 72
    - Color Representation - sRGB
    - Bit Depth - 24
    - Flash - None
    - White Balance - Auto
    * Memory: 4GB Internal Memory
    * Power Source: Built-in rechargeable battery
    * Charge Type: Via USB Cable or Wall Adapter
    * Certification: CE, FCC, CCC
    * Dimensions:
    - Mask - L:120 x W:155 x D:70 (mm)
    - Snorkel - L:380(mm)
    Product Notes
    * Underwater camera with video recording option.
    * Really cool gadget will make others at the beach jealous of you.
    * Excellent novelty for children, get kids interested in marine biology and scuba diving at an early age.
    Package Contents
    * Scuma Mask with built in camera + snorkel
    * USB Cable
    * USB Wall Charger
    * Attachments
    * User Manual + CD - English
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Can the memory on the scuba mask with video camera be expanded?
    * The scuba mask with built in video camera comes with 4GB of internal storage, the memory cannot be expanded.
    Does the unit also record audio?
    * Yes, the underwater scuba mask with built in video camera also records audio.
    I've never heard of auto frames per second before, how can it be auto?
    * Depending on lighting conditions, the video recording frame rate will slow down in low lighting conditions in order to capture as much detail as possible
     
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    I don't know anything about underwater photography, but suspect that the combination of slow shutter speed and large aperture will result in many blurred/out of focus photos...

    Hennie
     
  7. AndrévN

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    I have no idea hennie just knew of the guy selling them. You guys know better than me. ;)
     
  8. durleo

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    what price does it sell for
     
  9. AndrévN

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    What the diving mask camera i think R1500 if im not mistaken.
     
  10. shrimpman

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    What to buy?.

    HI,Single use camera,or the cheap ones, don,t waste your money there rubbish, i use a sony cyber-shot with a marine pack.Very good pic,s worth the outlay you can use them over and over,offset the cost.shrimpman.
     
  11. eb.adam

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    ah i may go the housing route
     
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