Sea & Sea announces 8000G/DX-8000G digital underwater camera

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Sea & Sea Japan has announced the 8.2-megapixel 8000G digital camera and DX-8000G underwater housing (sold in a set).  The DX-8000G housing works with both the 8000G camera and its 5-megapixel predecessor, the 5000G.

The 8000G features a brisk, 0.10-second shutter lag (including autofocus—quite good for a point & shoot), movie mode, 26MB of built-in memory (expandable, using SD media), manual exposure control, and a “Color Depth” setting that “allows adjustments to chroma and contrast to match the demanding conditions of underwater lighting.”

The 8000G itself looks to be a re-branded Ricoh GX8.  I haven’t heard anything about whether the Sea & Sea has any additional features over Ricoh’s version.