SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera

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DC800 Digital Camera - (Item #SL180)

SeaLife, the world's leading maker of underwater dive cameras, introduces its most advanced digital camera Sleek, modern design meets high-tech functionality in SeaLife's new DC800 8-megapixel camera With 5 new dive-specific color correction modes, the DC800 makes it easier than ever to take sharp, colorful underwater pictures Set the camera to Sea mode to restore lost colors typical for underwater pictures Easily expand the camera with one or two SeaLife external flash accessories Quick shutter response for fast action photography Long lasting lithium battery for all day of diving Automatic focus from 2" to infinity Large format continuous video recording with sound Depth tested to 200ft Fully rubber armored for shock protection 1-year warranty covers the underwater housing and camera

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The SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera is commonly used for Diving, Lake, Snorkeling, Swimming Pool and more. The SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual Photographer, Photo Enthusiast among others. The SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera is popular because customers like the following qualities of the SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera : Easy To Use, Functional, Good Depth Range, Water-tight Seals.

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This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

www.sealife-cameras.com
(800) 257-7742

SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera Features

  • 8 megapixel CCD for high-resolution, quality enlargements
  • Large 2.7" LCD for easy on-camera viewing
  • 20X zoom - 4X optical zoom plus 5X digital
  • Auto focus to 2" (5cm)
  • High capacity rechargeable lithium battery 1250mAh for 2 tank dive+ (2+ hours or 200+ pics)
  • Fast shutter response time* and quick start-up for fast action photography. *(As fast as 0.1 sec in Ext Flash mode and landscape focus mode.)
  • SD and SDHC card compatible up to 4GB
  • 22 Land modes - Automatically pre-sets the camera for the type of scene. Includes Face-detection, Anti-shake and aperture/shutter priority.
  • 640x480 Video mode with Sound
  • Depth tested to 200 ft (60m)
  • Wide angle optical lens 28mm to 112mm film equivalent.
  • 5 Underwater Modes for sharp, colorful underwater pictures anywhere in the world
  • o Sea modes with 3 UW color correction settings (Oceans Blue, Oceans Green and Rivers/Lakes).
  • Ext Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for beginner and intermediate UW photographers.
  • o Ext Flash Manual mode for manual aperture and shutter speed exposure controls when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for advanced UW photographers.
  • Spy Mode - The camera automatically shoots continuous pictures at set time intervals.
  • Expandable with one or two SeaLife flashes.
  • Pocket size removable inner camera
  • Rubber armored for durability and sure grip.
  • Big shutter button and widespread controls for easy access, even with dive gloves on.

SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera Specifications

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SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera
 
3.9

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Weather proof (20)
  • Functional (19)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good depth range (13)

Cons

  • Blurry photos (4)
  • Not versatile (3)

Best Uses

  • Diving (17)
  • Snorkeling (11)
  • Swimming pool (7)
  • Lake (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great camera package for the price!

I just used this camera in Curacao for 12 days and I am very happy with it. It is a nice entry level, point and shoot camera for the price. The housing is...Read complete review

I just used this camera in Curacao for 12 days and I am very happy with it. It is a nice entry level, point and shoot camera for the price. The housing is solid but the back window has a few scratches on it already, so you might want to leave the protective film on it. I was initially disappointed when I noticed I couldn’t switch from photo to video mode while the camera was in the housing, but I later learned from another review that you can access video mode. I am disappointed that the manual does not state this more clearly. I noticed a few other reviewers complain about blurry pictures, but any camera will do this if there is any significant movement during the exposure. It is a good idea to take at least two pictures of the subject in case one of them is blurry. I used the built-in flash for a few up close pictures where there was low light and it worked well. This camera takes nice land pictures as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a Happy Diver

I admit, I've used this camera once, but an experienced photographer also used it, and had same results. Initially, I couldn't wait for our first trip to try it and was thrilled...Read complete review

I admit, I've used this camera once, but an experienced photographer also used it, and had same results. Initially, I couldn't wait for our first trip to try it and was thrilled that it also had video function! I had trouble with slow shutter speed, which was frustrating. When photos and videos were downloaded, the pictures were much too blue at all depths, although settings were correct for underwater and vis was great! When the video is played a very strange, grinding, digital noise was heard in the background. I contacted and was told to send the camera back to Sealife. The original camera was sent back to me, with a note from the sales manager stating that the noise is normal for this camera, "it's like shooting video from a shoebox" is what I was told. Very disappointing that Sealife feels this way about it's product. I have gone through the instuction book, and can't try it again until we go diving again, soat this point I am disappointed with my purchase and the results. Also, software is marketed to be used with Mac as well. I could not download the program. When I called to inquire about this, hoping I would get more information, the answer was "I don't know". Look at other options is my suggestion.

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3.0

OK but

By izzyeman

from lewisville tx

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Depth Range
  • Water-tight Seals

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera:

      videos I took look great but very hard time focusing on pics in or out of water and yes I would press the button half way first. Once at dinner it would not focus AT ALL tried every different setting. Wish I would have brought my other camera for regular photos. And yes you can switch from video to photo in the water instruction book does not tell you how. It must be in sea mode and push display button

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      4.0

      Great Camera

      By Mic

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Depth Range
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera:

          This is my first underwater camera and I am very happy with it. I read lots of reviews before finally deciding to get it. I read several comments about battery life of the camera and the strobe, the inability to switch between single pic and video mode, and the inability to review previous pics while underwater.Batteries: I was on a week long dive trip and charged the camera battery once. I brought LOTS of AA batteries for the strobe as several comments said you'd need to change them daily. I never changed them out at all. I pretty much kept the strobe on the whole dive (3 per day for 6 days). The camera I set to turn off automatically after 2 mins so maybe that's why the battery lasted for me. shot/video mode and reviewing previous pics: saw several comments that you couldn't switch between modes. Then I read some that said you could with the push of a button, but the review didn't say which button. It's the disp button. The same one to see previous pics. Pressing disp cycles through different modes. Once you get to the single shot review, use the arrow buttons to go back and forward as normal. Press disp again and it goes to video mode. I accidently took a video actually because I didn't press disp again to get back to single shot picture taking mode.So, I am very happy with the camera. The pics came out nice and clear, I just need to practice more. The strobe is bright, but at depth is just fine. If you're in a shallow, sandy area, don't really need it.And a comment on LeisurePro[...] Happy diving!

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          4.0

          It is a pretty good cameral

          By CTM

          from Nevada, USA

          About Me Casual Photographer

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          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diving

            Comments about SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera:

            It works. Taking photos underwater is not easy--the light, the sediment, and the silly fish won't stand still. These problems exist no matter what level of expert you are and the equipment has to deal with it.

            I had a problem with the camera (my fault) and the Sealife customer service representative was excellent; helpful and genuinely interested that the camera operated as it should

            This camera is a nice entry level.

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            4.0

            LOVE IT! PLEASE BUY!!!

            By Gigi - Diva Diver

            from Doha, Qatar

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Can go macro
            • Functional
            • Good Depth Range
            • Pressure No prob
            • Takes very good videos
            • Very durable
            • Water-tight Seals

            Cons

            • Makes you forget time

            Best Uses

            • Any situation
            • Diving
            • In the rain
            • Snorkeling
            • Swimming Pool
            • Terrestrial

            Comments about SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera:

            Whatever you guys say, I love my cam.

            I took stunning photos without even the use of a strobe. I do recommend people to go visit underwater photography websites, before complaining. Where I dive, the visibility is not very good, and you have to learn to compensate by learning to use your cam well.

            Contrary to some opinion: IT CAN SWITCH FROM VIDEO TO PHOTOS easily, with the click of a button (read other reviews, please). The color correction modes work beautifully, and there are loads of modes to choose from. You get close to your subject (macro) and shutter speed adjustments take the worry out of blurry pics.

            I rated 4 out of 5 since there are many functions that need to be learnt before being able to enjoy the camera at first.

            Please take a moment to view some of my pics. These are untouched by photoshop and taken without a strobe...only with lots of love and patience.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was to the minute. And I live in Doha, Qatar!!!

            I called leisurepro once to ask something, and the staff were courteous and straightforward. Important when you are calling them long-distance. Kudos.

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              5.0

              This is a great underwater camera.

              By RNapman1

              from Niantic, CT.

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Great color
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

              • There are no cons

              Best Uses

              • I used it for snorkeling
              • Snorkeling

              Comments about SeaLife DC800 Reefmaster 8.1MP Underwater Digital Camera:

              I used this camera for the first time on a couple of snorkeling trips while vacationing in Cancun. All together I probably shot around 250 pictures and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. They were beautiful. The color and clarity of the pictures is amazing. I have already blown up a couple to 8 x 10's and the sharpness is really good. The camera is easy to use and works as advertised. No issues with leaks or battery life. A great product.

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              DON L R  This DC800 Camera is good on land or under water! I have very good & clear pictures too prove it! I am so glad I bought it!! It is well worth the money!!! Thanks, DON
              Shopper  Can the sealife dc 500 be used on land as well?
              LeisurePro S  Yes, absolutely! It's a great camera and can be taken in and out of it's underwater housing.
              Shopper  do you have any pictures of the camera outside of the casing? thanks!
              LeisurePro S  Here, on Sealife's site, is a picture of the camera inside and outside the housing.
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