Each issue, the Scuba Diver test team bring you the latest product and equipment releases
from the dive industry. This issue, they chose to cover the SportDiver housing.
Scuba Diver Magazine lent the SeaLife Micro 3.0 camera and Sea Dragon Duo 5000 lights to beginner photographer Jowen Spicer, from Dive Project Cornwall, who was heading out for his first-ever foreign diving excursion, as he was exactly the sort of diver who would be in the market for a camera like the Micro 3.0.
SeaLife has unveiled the SL052 Ultra-Wide Dome Lens for the company’s series of permanently sealed cameras, particularly the latest Micro 3.0 but also its predecessors, the Micro 2.0 and Micro HD/HD+.
With the launch of SeaLife’s Android app for the SportDiver, the wait is finally over for owners of Android phones. The free app is compatible with both Android 10 and 11—the latest release of the operating system.
Snorkeling Belize’s beautiful reefs offers the ideal conditions to test SeaLife’s latest cameras—the Micro 3.0 and ReefMaster RM-4K—straight out of the box.
Bluewater Photo has recognized the SeaLife Micro 3.0 and the RM-4K as their top two favorite underwater cameras for snorkeling, and the Micro 3.0 as their second pick for best compact underwater camera!
Compatible with iPhone 7 through the latest releases, SeaLife’s SportDiver housing provides access to all of the automatic and manual camera settings iPhone users are accustomed to, including background blur and live photo.
SeaLife has unveiled the most powerful addition to its Sea Dragon line of photo/video lights. The Sea Dragon 5000F Auto, which is aimed at professionals, packs 5,000 lumens and features a COB LED array with a high color rendering index of 96, promising light quality very close to that of natural light. The beam angle is 90° underwater (120° above water).
SeaLife has introduced a new set featuring the Sea Dragon 4500F, the company’s flagship photo/video light. The powerful 4,500-lumen light offers a very high color rendering index (CRI) of 96 and a wide 90° beam underwater (120° in air).
Rob Offermans took the DC2000 on a test run in the Netherlands. Find out why he thinks the DC2000 is the perfect camera for both beginners and advanced photographers!
SeaLife will be introducing a new macro lens that allows shooters to get as close as 1.5″ (just under 4cm) with the DC2000. Reducing the minimum focus distance allows macro shooters to capture stunning details of the tiniest sea creatures. Check out Ian Bongso-Seldrup’s article about it to find out more.
“The SeaLife DC2000 is a solid choice for photographers who want a tough, waterproof camera”. Jim Fisher, from PC Mag, writes an extensive review on the DC2000. Find out what he says about it.