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#1 scubaseven

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:35 PM

I am looking at a cheap camera and housing for shooting pics of great white sharks at Guadalupe next October.
It will be a back up/2nd rig on top of my Sony HC9 video camera/housing.

I am looking at a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 and Ikelite housing.

http://www.bhphotovi...tal_Camera.html
http://www.bhphotovi...ct_Housing.html

I am wondering would a flash/light be any good?
Most shots will be at only 1-2 metres with some down to 7-10 metres.
Would 2 be better than 1?

http://www.bhphotovi...elite_4035.html and
http://www.bhphotovi...ite_4035_1.html or

http://www.bhphotovi...be_DS_51_w.html

Any other tips/info?
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:52 PM

Also, does anyone know how many photos you could take with this camera before the battery would be low?
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:31 PM

Also, does anyone know how many photos you could take with this camera before the battery would be low?


I'd taken about 180 shots and a few minutes of Full-HD video with one charge. In a battery duration test, I recorded 38 minutes of continuous Full-HD video before exhausting the battery.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:35 PM

I'd taken about 180 shots and a few minutes of Full-HD video with one charge. In a battery duration test, I recorded 38 minutes of continuous Full-HD video before exhausting the battery.


Cheers.
Prob about half a day in the cage then.
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