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eatmor18

Member Since 20 Jun 2007
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Upcoming Sea & Sea DX-1G camera

20 June 2007 - 07:11 PM

Today I was given a presentation by a Sea & Sea sales rep about their newest hottest compact digital. On paper, it looks *really* good. I sell underwater cameras for a living and, along with a YS110, this just might unseat the Canon G7/Ikelite DS125 as the best non-SLR kit out there (though admittedly, TTL is sorely lacking).

Here are the details that I can tell you:
  • camera is essentially a Ricoh GX100
  • 10 megapixels
  • 24-72mm lens (far wider than anything else out there at the moment)
  • 1cm wide-angle macro
  • 4cm telephoto macro
  • RAW files (approx. 4-second write time)
  • CCD-shift image stabilization
  • external strobes triggered via fiber-optic by LED light (NOT built-in flash, which should mean much faster shot-to-shot times)
  • lever-activated shutter release
  • two VERY comprehensive custom modes activated on mode dial (set one up for wide-angle, set one up for macro)
  • knob-activated manual focus (as opposed to push-buttons) (misinformation from rep)
  • about US$1000 street price
  • housing looks very robust with a nice big grip, though still much more compact than third-party housings (e.g. Ikelite)
Sounds intriguing, no?