SeaLife Takes Underwater Photography to a New Depth with the ReefMaster Mini Underwater Camera

SeaLife®, the leader in underwater cameratechnology, has announced the introduction of its new deep dive ReefMaster™ Mini, a self-contained 9-megapixel digital dive camera that’s waterproof down to 200 ft. The ReefMaster Mini features enhanced underwater color correction, and it includes a quick detachable wide-angle lens.

With its intuitive Easy Set-Up Mode, you simply navigate through the ReefMaster Mini’s graphic on-screen guide to select the mode that suits your environment—from Land to Snorkel to Dive—and the ReefMaster Mini does the rest for you. The underwater modes include enhanced color-correction software that automatically removes the blue hues from underwater pictures and video. There’s also an External Flash Mode that precisely calibrates color and exposure for taking underwater pictures with an optional SeaLife Digital Pro Flash.

The ReefMaster Mini includes the fully multi-coated Mini Wide Angle Lens, which allows the camera to focus to within 12 inches of the subject. Getting close to your subject is one of the key principles to taking good underwater pictures.

Entirely self contained and covered in a distinctive red-on-black rubber-armor coating, the ReefMaster Mini is extremely durable, and it has proven flawless in operation even after extensive drop testing from six feet. It is also virtually crushproof. Its large 2.4-inch color LCD screen is perfect for changing settings quickly or reviewing images and video on the fly. The ReefMaster Mini also features a 30-frames-per-second VGA Video Mode with sound. Powered by two AAA batteries, the ReefMaster Mini accepts SD and SDHC storage cards.

The ReefMaster Mini will be available at SeaLife dealers later this month with a suggested retail price of $259.95. The ReefMaster Mini Elite Set adds a SeaLife Digital Pro Flash and a soft travel case at a suggested retail price of $609.95.

For more than 25 years, Pioneer Research has created the world’s most popular underwater cameras. Pioneer developed SeaLife Cameras in 1993 as a new breed of cameras that made it easier and more enjoyable then ever before to take pictures underwater. In 2000, SeaLife pioneered underwater digital imaging with the introduction of its first digital camera that revolutionized the industry. Today, SeaLife offers a wide array of popular underwater digital cameras, as well as underwater camera lighting, strobes and accessories. For additional information on SeaLife, visit www.sealifecameras. com, or write to SeaLife, 97 Foster Road, Suite 5, Moorestown, NJ 08057.

SeaLife ReefMaster Mini Specifications:
Image Sensor: 9.0 megapixel CMOS sensor
Waterproof: 200ft (60m)
Shockproof: 6ft (2m)
Color: 24-bit (RGB)
Image Resolution: 9mp (3472×2604)
Picture File Format: JPEG
Movie Resolution: VGA (640×480 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 (from 2 feet to infinity)
Focus Ranges: Macro: 2-4ft., Normal: 4ft-infinity
Macro: 1-2ft., Normal: 2-3ft. with Mini Wide Angle Lens
Field Of View: Land: 49°, UW: 37°
Land: 65°, UW: 49° with Mini Wide Angle Lens
Zoom: 3X digital
Shutter Speed: Land: 1 to 1/2000 sec., UW: 1/60 to 1/2000 sec.
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Shooting Modes: Single, Spy
LCD: 2.4-inch color LTPS TFT LCD
Memory: Internal: 28 MB, External: up to 8 GB SD or SDHC card
Power: Two AAA batteries
Battery Life: Approx. 100 images w/Alkaline, 300 w/Energizer NiMH
rechargeable and 500 w/Energizer Ultimate Lithium
Tripod Mount: Standard ¼-20 thread
Accessories: Mini II Wide Angle Lens, wrist strap with clip, soft neoprene
camera case, spare O-ring, cleaning brush/tool, flash-link
adapter, two AAA Energizer Ultimate lithium batteries,
SD/SDHC card reader, instruction manual
Warranty: 1-year limited