SeaLife Announces DC800 8 megapixel waterproof Camera

Another day, another waterproof camera announcement. Unlike the Ricoh G600 announced last week, though, the SeaLife DC800 is a true underwater camera. To be precise, it's really a 8-megapixel point-and-shoot in a waterproof housing, so it can be popped out of the housing and used on land as well.

SeaLife Announces DC800 8 megapixel waterproof Camera
Another day, another waterproof camera announcement. Unlike the Ricoh G600 announced last week, though, the SeaLife DC800 is a true underwater camera. To be precise, it's really a 8-megapixel point-and-shoot in a waterproof housing, so it can be popped out of the housing and used on land as well. This particular point-and-shoot, however, is designed expressly for underwater photography, offering five unique underwater modes to help you capture sharp and colorful photos in various underwater settings. With a nice and wide 28- to 112mm equivalent f/2.7-5.4 lens and solid specs, it's a full-featured camera for both in and out of the water.

The housing is guaranteed to a depth of 200 feet, so you can really scuba dive with it, and is relatively compact at 3.5x5.5x3.4 inches. There's a 2.7-inch LCD and a high-capacity rechargeable battery that SeaLife claims will power the camera for a two-tank dive and over 200 photos. The camera is currently shipping for a suggested list price of $549.95.