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SeaLife Mini II Dive & Sport Camera (item#SL330)

Compact, rugged, easy to-use-the Mini II is ready for adventure

Depth tested waterproof to 130 feet, rubber armored for a sure grip and shockproof tested up to 6ft/2m. Madefor SCUBA divers, snorkelers, boaters, hikers, paddlers and any fun-seeking adventurer.

Large, wide-spread controls for easy operation and no complicated menus. The Easy Setup on-screen guide ensures the camera is set correctly for great pictures on land or underwater. No more blue pictures with the Dive and Snorkel modes with underwater color booster.

Let your creativity shine with the SPY mode. SPY mode lets the camera do all the work - It takes continuous pictures at set time intervals. Capture those impossible pictures when you can't get close to the subject.

As easy to expand as it is to use, for breathtaking panoramic shots, add the optional wide angle lens which allows close up picturesto within 1ft / 30cm and increases the shooting angle by 33% so you can fit everything in the picture. To bring vibrant colorful pictures while diving, add the SeaLife Digital Pro Flash.

Detailed Specifications
- Image Sensor: 9.0 mega pixel CMOS image sensor
- Color: 24-bit color (RGB)
- Image Resolution: 9mp (3472x2604)
- Picture file format: JPEG
- Movie Resolution: VGA (640x480) at 30 frames per second
- Video file format: MJPEG (.AVI)
- Lens aperture: F3.0
- Focal Length: 7.9mm (film equivalent = 45mm)
- Focus type: Instant fixed-focus lens
- Zoom: 3x Digital zoom
- Shutter speed: Mechanical shutter
- Land: 1 to 1/2000 second
- UW mode: 1/60 to 1/2000 second
- Flash: Auto, Fill, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
- Scene modes: Auto, Snorkel (underwater), Sea, Ext Flash Mode
- Shooting modes: Single, SPY
- LCD 2.4" color TFT LCD
- Memory; Internal: 28 MB (10 hi-res pictures)
- External: SD and SDHC card
- Recommend 8GB SDHC card
- Audio Output: Yes (mono, 1x speaker)
- EXIF Format: EXIF 2.2
- Operating - Environment: PC: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
- MAC: OS 9.0 and up
- CD/Software: International instruction manuals in 5 languages
- Language - Support: On-Screen Display: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (T-C and S-C)
- Instruction manual: English (printed), German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
- Power: AAA Battery x 2
- Battery life: Approx. 100 pictures with Alkaline and 500+ pics with Energizer Ultimate
- Certification CE, ROHS, FCC
- Weight 286 grams w/strap

- Environmental Specifications:
- Depth: Individually depth tested to 133' (40 m)
- Buoyancy: Slightly negative
- Operating temp: 33 degrees F to 110 degrees F
- Storage temp: -20 degrees F to +140 degrees F
- Tripod mount : Stan dard ¼-20 tripod thread s
- Warranty: 1 year limited warranty.





The Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera is commonly used for Diving, Snorkeling and more. The Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual Photographer, Photo Enthusiast among others. The Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera: Easy To Use, Functional, Good Depth Range, Water-tight Seals.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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

Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera Features

  • Waterproof to 130ft / 40m - Depth tested and guaranteed
  • Shockproof - 6 / 2m foot drop test
  • Modes for land or underwater with color correction modes no more blue pictures
  • Land Auto mode for action land pictures and videos in extreme conditions
  • Dive mode for underwater exposure control and color correction
  • Snorkel mode for underwater exposure control and color correction
  • Ext Flash mode for integration with external flash to enhance color and brightness underwater.
  • Large, wide spread 3-button operation for easy operation
  • Easy Set-up mode Easy 1-2-3 graphic on screen guide takes the guess work out of setting up the camera for great pictures
  • Video mode at 30fps with Sound
  • Rubber grip design for sure grip
  • Spy Mode The camera automatically shoots continuous pictures at set time intervals.
  • 9 megapixel for sharp, high-resolution pictures.
  • Large 2.4" LCD for easy on-camera viewing
  • Instant focus lens from 2 ft to infinity
  • SD and SDHC card compatible (8GB recommended).
  • No complicated menus easiest camera to use
  • Compact, Slim design (pocket size)
  • 2x AAA batteries Alkaline(included), NiMH rechargeable or Energizer Ultimate lithium batteries.
  • Self-contained dive camera (no housing)
  • Expandable with popular SeaLife accessories (Digital Pro Flash, Photo-Video Light and Mini Wide Angle Lens)

Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera Specifications

Image Resolution
9.0 Megapixel Cmos Image Sensor
Internal Memory
28Mb (10 Hi-Res Pictures)
External Memory
Sd And Sdhc Card
Video Mode
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Status Display
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Interface
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Power
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Photographic Distance
Null
Auto Off System Time
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High Res Mode
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Low Res Mode
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Video
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Depth Rating
Individually Depth Tested To 133 (40 M)
Shutter
Mechanical Shutter Land: 1/2 To 1/2000 Second Uw Mode: 1/60 To 1/2000 Second
Flash
Auto, Fill, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Lcd
2.4" Tft Lcd Color Display
Buoyancy
Slightly Negative
Dimensions
4.5" X 1.8" X 3.0" (11.4Cm X 4.6Cm X 7.6Cm)
Computer Compatibility
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Mfr #
SKU
SLFM2

SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera Customer Reviews

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Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera
 
2.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Weather proof (11)
  • Good depth range (10)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Diving (7)
  • Snorkeling (6)
  • Swimming pool (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best camera for high impact activities.

In short: Use high mAh rechargeable battery, work-around some minor flaws, and you will love it. Highly recommended for people who are into doing things and want a solid camera to capture their...Read complete review

In short: Use high mAh rechargeable battery, work-around some minor flaws, and you will love it. Highly recommended for people who are into doing things and want a solid camera to capture their best moments and don't have to worry about breaking it. NOT recommended for professional or people who take pictures every step of the way or do macro-photo (anything closer than 2ft will be blurry).

These are my experiences:

- Unreliable battery indicator: 2/3 bars could mean low battery, next second or next shot will become 1 bar, red-zero, then shuts down. And vice versa, 1 bar sometime could last for long, turn off and back on, it could become 3 bars. I also notice, it usually does it when the battery is more than half way done, not when they are full. So my solution: always fully charge the battery before going out.

- I used to use regular AAA Energizer, it burned battery like no tomorrow, 60-80 pix + couple of flash and it was done. But since I started using rechargeable, it's been doing a really good job. I bought the Lemar 1000mAh rechargeable from [...] $10 for 2 pairs, and did a test on a fully charged pair, result: in 2 weeks, I got approximately 40min of recording, 60 pictures with flash, and over 80 without flash before the battery died completely. Not the best, but very decent. For me, that means a total of 4-5 dives, 60min each, on a single charged set of batteries.

- If it encounters impact (like hitting its bottom hard onto your palm), especially when I enter a rocky beach and it hits a rock, the SD card will come loose off the slot and become "invisible" to the camera. The camera will then use the internal memory, which is very limited (plus there's no USB connector to retrieve the content so it's very much useless). I work around this by placing a thin piece of rubber on the SD card before closing the lid. Never got this problem again since. (careful on making the size of the rubber to avoid gap upon closing lid, causing leaking).

- The pictures quality is awesome. Just don't, please don't, judge the picture quality by looking at its small screen. Download them onto your computer and then make your judgement. The screen is not big, but not too small either. They did a good job on making it that size, consider how tough it is, virtually unbreakable. Anything bigger would just be easier to break. Video quality is also great. Just one little disappointment: you can start recording with any zoom level, but you can't change it during the recording. Audio is also clear, but I haven't got into it much to make judgement.

- The instant focus works amazing. I never have to wait for any auto-focus. However, the biggest disappointment is that it lacks the image-stabilizing feature.

- It's solid tough, virtually unbreakable. I do mainly shore dives in Parlos Verdes Estates, CA, which is very rocky. 2 dives a week and this camera always with me. After 6 months, it still looks fairly new. Some minor scratches on the rubber body but nothing big or deep or anything that I have to worry about damage. I got a few scratches on the screen which is invisible under water, but a little annoying to look at when using it on land. So I put a screen cover on it (using the invisible shield for cell phone bought on [...]). And I never have to worry about scratching the screen or seeing the existing scratches again.

- It's simple to use. Big buttons makes it especially easier when using cold-water dive gloves (I'm using 5mm Pinnacle). Setting are very simple. 1-2 and 3 ready to shoot. One thing that should have been mentioned in the manual is that: the underwater mode is only for blue water (tropical diving), not for SoCal. Dive mode makes the picture very red. I always use it on land mode for SoCal diving. Works very nice.

- It's been with me on land, on surface, and as deep as 100 ft, night and day. Always work like a champ. Let me know if you want to check out some sample pictures and video, I will post it.

- I do a lot of rocky shore dives. And I love this camera so far. When the winter comes, I do a lot of snowboarding on rails and boxes, and I can imagine this camera following me on the mountain already. I can toss it to my friend to take picture of me anytime without having to worry about him being able to catch it or not lol.

In summary: if you are like me, doing a lot of high impact activities, you will love this camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice concept but poor quality pictures

I purchased this product to hopefully find an easier solution but not so, You have to be careful to choose the proper depth range for the best color settings and changing it while in...Read complete review

I purchased this product to hopefully find an easier solution but not so, You have to be careful to choose the proper depth range for the best color settings and changing it while in progress is not straight forward. The hesitation on the camera makes it really difficult to take pictures of things in motion because you have no clue when the camera is going to actually shoot. Now for my last comment, that the camera eats batteries… did not get through two dives on a set of batteries ever…

On the plus side I'll probably give it a try on my boat as a point and shoot this summer that won't be bothered if it gets a splash or two on it…

Good Luck on one if you decide to buy it but I would never purchase this camera again!

Thanks,
Keith Rogers

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4.0

The camera has worked as advertised

By Richard C

from Acworth, GA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Blurry Photos

Best Uses

  • Diving

Comments about Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera:

The land pictures are great. I am still learning how to take underwater photos. Setting up the camera with dive gloves or underwater proved challenging.

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4.0

Great Buy!!

By Chris

from Phoenix, Arizona

About Me Casual Photographer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Diving
    • Snorkeling

    Comments about Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera:

    Since this is my 1st underwater camera, I was extremely pleased with how easy it was to use. I took terrific 1st pictures. I plan on getting a filter for the camera so that I can take out some of the greens and show more of the blues. You will not be sorry with this putchase.

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    3.0

    It's ok but could be better

    By Patch

    from Charleston SC.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Blurry Photos
    • The internal flash

    Best Uses

    • Diving
    • Lake
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming Pool

    Comments about Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera:

    I was not impressed at all with the cameras internal flash underwater, thinking this may be a way to get me to buy an external flash. The underwater pictures in 60+ viz. were ok. It's my first underwater camera so I was glad to have captured some photos. I'm sure I'll upgrade before buying assories for this camera

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    2.0

    A little disappointed...

    By Love to travel gal

    from KS

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Water-tight Seals

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Snorkeling

      Comments about Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera:

      I was excited to get this camera but no so excited once I started using it. You really do need a strobe or some sort of flash underwater. The pictures were a little better when snorkeling, but even on a shallow dive the pictures were not very good. It would be best to spend a little more money and get a better camera or if you buy this camera be sure to get the whole system that includes the flash. Thanks!

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      2.0

      Nice concept but poor quality pictures

      By Keith

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Depth Range
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

      • Not Versatile

      Best Uses

      • Lake

      Comments about Sealife SL330 Mini II Digital Underwater Camera:

      I purchased this product to hopefully find an easier solution but not so, You have to be careful to choose the proper depth range for the best color settings and changing it while in progress is not straight forward. The hesitation on the camera makes it really difficult to take pictures of things in motion because you have no clue when the camera is going to actually shoot. Now for my last comment, that the camera eats batteries… did not get through two dives on a set of batteries ever…

      On the plus side I'll probably give it a try on my boat as a point and shoot this summer that won't be bothered if it gets a splash or two on it…

      Good Luck on one if you decide to buy it but I would never purchase this camera again!

      Thanks,
      Keith Rogers

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      Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
      OLIVER F  Good reputation of the camera easy to use
      Shopper  What is the difference between the SL330 & 332?
      Michael C  The 332 is the new version of the 330. The cameras are virtually the same but the 332 does come with the wide angle add on lens.
      Shopper  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
      MICHAEL C  I would not recommend this camera, I ended up returning it when it malfunctioned after one day's use.
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