Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Scuba Diving Shipwrecks With Your Underwater Digital Camera

This is something I have always wanted to do, go shipwreck diving and take my underwater digital camera along to take pictures! I live in Florida and there are alot of shipwrecks here as well as New Jersery and Long Island. Lots of good info HERE

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Underwater Digital Camera With Bonus Kit

The ViviCam 5188 is a truly unique digital camera allowing you to take unforgettable photos and shoot short movies up to 15 meters underwater. This special kit includes the underwater case, 4GB SD memory card and carrying case all at no extra charge. The camera is available in five colors, powered by AAA batteries and is USB compatible making it a perfect all around digital camera to capture the special moments.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Underwater iPod and iPhone Case

Looks like cameras are not the only digital device going underwater on dives with you this year. The new iDive 300 Deep Dive Waterproof Case & Speakers allow you to take your iPod or iPhone safely underwater with you. You can not use all functions of your device but you can watch video and listen to music while diving up to 300 feet!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Underwater Digital Camera Diving Mask

Thought this underwater digital camera was cool because it is built right into a diving mask making one less piece of equitment to lug into the water.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Intova IC-600 Underwater Digital Camera

Intova IC-600 6 Megapixel, 3x Optical Zoom, Underwater Digital Camera, & Snap Sights Waterproof Torch SSPT1

Intova IC-600 is the new standard in affordable underwater sports photography. This full featured 6 MP digital camera, with a rugged and compact underwater camrea housing, fills all your photographic needs. Use the camera by itself for safe, protected environments or put it in the waterproof housing for Wet and Wild photo occasions. The polycarbonite camera housing has full button feature controls and is waterproof to 180 feet (54 meters). Other features include a 2.4 color LCD display, 12 X zoom (3x optical, 4x digital) and SD memory card capacity up to 2 gigs. Learn more here:
Intova IC-600 6 Megapixel, 3x Optical Zoom, Underwater Digital Camera, & Snap Sights Waterproof Torch SSPT1

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Underwater Digital Camera Pictures

Want to see awesome examples of underwater digital camera photography? Check out this monthly underwater photo contest HERE

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sanyo Xacti DMC-CA8 Underwater Digital Camera

Sanyo's latest underwater Xacti digital still and movie camera has added higher resolution photos, better quality video and an improved face detection. On the new DMC-CA8 the resolution of the image sensor has been increased from 6 megapixels on the old model to 8 megapixels. The sensor in this new underwater digital camera has also been switched from a CCD (charge couple device) image sensor to one based on a CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) production process.

Monday, January 14, 2008

SeaLife ECOshot Underwater Digital Camera

SeaLife Reefmaster Mini Underwater Camera

The 6-megapixel ECOshot is designed for those who love any type of outdoor diversions, from its durable fully rubberized exterior to the large accessible shutter and menu buttons that make using this camera a breeze, even when wearing gloves.

The new SPY mode allows the camera to take continuous pictures at set time intervals so you can capture the perfect shot of hard to photograph subjects. You can select the desired time interval between pictures from 5 seconds to 5 minutes and the camera will automatically take pictures until the memory card is full. The ECOshot also offers 6 modes for land-based photography, including Auto, Sports, Night, Portrait, Backlight and Landscape modes as well as a Sea mode for optimal exposure control and color correction of underwater pictures.

Guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 75 feet/23 meters, the ECOshot is small enough to fit in your shirt pocket and weighs 10.4 ounces/295 grams and is shockproof to 6ft/2m. The camera also includes a self-timer and features high-resolution Motion JPEG digital video with audio.

More Info on the SeaLife Reefmaster Mini Underwater Camera

Monday, December 03, 2007

Tips for Underwater Photography

Found this great article on with tips for underwater photography from award winning photographer Mark Snyder. I thought the underwater digital camera lighting tips including a diagram were pretty helpful and wanted to share! Here are some of the highlights:

Main strobes (A) cast the outer rim of the cone of light on subjects. Fill (B) also feathered and set to -3 EV. Contrast strobe (C) aims at right angle to lens axis for contrast and texture. Nikon D2x, 20mm f/2.8 AF Nikkor lens in Nexus housing, Inon Z-220 strobes. Exposure, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400.
• Predetermine lighting setups. While sometimes you may have a cooperative subject that will stay still long enough for you to adjust lights, sometimes you won't. Snyder will find an underwater area similar to the one he wants to shoot at, and set up his lights there.

• Shoot upward. Photographing from below a subject makes it look large and real -- shooting down makes it look smaller, and it can get lost on the background.

• Shoot close. "Twenty-four inches is an outside working distance," Snyder says. Water can simply suck up lighting -- flash falloff is much greater underwater.

• Shoot for the small reflection in the eyes. Catchlights are important for any wildlife photography, but underwater they're particularly important for dimensionality.
To view the full article with all the underwater digital camera lighting and other underwater photography tips click HERE

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Sealife DC600 Underwater Digital Camera

The Sealife DC600 6.1 mega-pixel digital camera is a point and shoot underwater digital camera that is ideal for taking worry free pictures in the rain, at the beach, on the ski slopes and of course, underwater. The Sealife DC600 underwater digital camera is good to depths of up to 200 feet, has a large 2.5" LCD screen for easy viewing under water and two Sea Mode white balance settings (one mode for above 25 feet and one for below 25 feet) for taking photos without a flash. When using the flash, the sure fire flash connection holds your fiber optic cable in the prefect position so the flash will fire every time. The waterproof camera housing allows access to power, shutter, zoom, LCD screen, menu, mode, 4 navigation buttons, OK and delete functions while still underwater. There is a Spy mode feature that will automatically take photos every 3, 10, 30 seconds or 1, 5 minutes, so you could set this camera up on a tripod and swim away to photograph very shy ocean creatures.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Underwater Camera Condensation Tip

When using your underwater digital camera, the image viewer may suddenly become foggy and you may notice condensation on the glass of the waterproof case and the camera lens. This phenomenon may occur when the humidity rises in the waterproof case do to the digital camera heating up from use.

To prevent this type of condensation from happening while underwater, prepare the case and camera in a dry, air-conditioned room and use the anti condensation fluid on the waterproof case. Many underwater photographers also insert small silica gel packages, such as the little white squires packed in with electronics, into the digital camera case. They help control the humidity inside the camera housing by absorbing excess moisture.

It is okay to insert one or two silica gel packages into the waterproof camera case as long as they do not interfere with the cameras operation or touch the O-ring when you close the case.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Predive Preparations For Your Underwater Digital Camera Batteries

Whether you are using your underwater digital camera or not, all digital camera batteries have these same characteristics:

1)Using the LCD screen instead of the viewfinder will use up the battery life quicker.

2)Battery performance decreases and the battery life is shortened in lower temperatures.

3)Batteries are discharged even when not being used.

Since you will be using the LCD screen and not the viewfinder throughout the dive, the batteries will drain quicker. Also, if the water temperature is colder than the temperature outside the water, your battery life will be shortened. Both of these problems can not be avoided but having extra sets of batteries will keep you from missing that perfect underwater photo! When not being charged, batteries lose power every day in storage, so always charge batteries the night before the dive.