Oceanographer’s Video Camera Gives You HD Under the Sea
Of all the places I can think of that I would want to take my video camera, the ocean doesn’t rank very high. After all, there are some big fish with big teeth down there, and this Oceanographer’s Video Camera will help you take a nice high-definition video before the jaws clamp down. Still, if you are dead set on checking out why its hotter under the water, you would be hard pressed to find a better device for doing it.
The camera was actually only previously available to professional divers, and it is easy to see why. It can take high definition video all the way down to 300′. The camera is surrounded by marine grade ABS and an aluminum housing that puts a water right seal around the camera. The handles on either side haze a number of features, including zoom, record, manual white balance, auto/manual focus, exposure, and photo camera buttons. There are also two 14″ flexible LED lights that let you illuminate the ocean as you explore.
They are pretty powerful too, allowing up to 2,200 lumens, although you can adjust the intensity of the lights as needed. The camera can also capture six hours of 1920 x 1080 24 mbps high definition resolution video. The footage is stored on a built in 32 GB memory card, although you have the option to expand that out if you choose. All of this fancy technology comes at a price, however, so prepare yourself for sticker shock. The camera clocks in at $7,000. Ouch. Thankfully, it also has a lifetime guarantee.
If you are looking for a less serious camera or you just don’t feel like swimming with sharks, we have you covered. This Flip Ultra 3 HandyCam will get you through most of your photo needs on the go, for example. If you want something with a little more history to it, or you need to take pictures in the wastelands of the steampunk future, consider the Dragonfly camera.