Professional dive videographers used to be the only ones who had access to some serious underwater cameras, but with the Oceanographer’s Video Camera, you too, will be able to snap underwater activity in high definition at depths of up to 300 feet. That’s some serious depth for casual folks, and here’s more information about it.
Encased in a marine-grade ABS and aluminum housing which delivers a watertight seal that protects the included 1080i HD video camera, the housing comes with a couple of handles which also boast zoom, record, manual white balance, auto/manual focus, exposure, and photo camera buttons that are easily accessible at your fingertips.
There will be two 14″ long flexible LED lights which will adjust themselves to illuminate undersea features with 2,200 lumens, where each of them provide adjustable light intensity. The camera itself can capture up to half a dozen hours of 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution video courtesy of its 10X optical zoom, autofocus, and advanced image stabilization which will narrow in on an underwater subject while doing away with camera shake.
All video footage is a snap to monitor, thanks to the housing’s external 2.7″ color display. As for storage, you need not fret as the Oceanographer’s Video Camera already comes with 64GB of internal memory to get you started right out of the box, and to make things even easier for editing purposes, all video will be stored as an MPEG-4-AVC/H.264 file format. Just in case – you never know when Murphy might strike – that you run out of the 64GB of alloted space, fret not, as there will be not one but TWO SD memory card slots to further expand its storage capability.
If video isn’t the only thing you’re looking for, there is always the option to use the Oceanographer’s Video Camera to shoot 8.59-megapixel stills. The camera itself can be mounted easily within the housing securely, where it remains sealed thanks to a redundant double O-ring. It comes with all the relevant cables required for connecting to a TV or computer. This doesn’t come cheap though at a whopping $7,000 a pop, where your order is expected to ship on the 25th of March 2011.