MOORESTOWN, NJ – As schools across the country empty out for the summer break, families are beginning their vacations. And whether their vacation plans will take them to the local swimming hole, a relative’s home or far-off white-sand beaches, every member of the family will want to capture these precious memories. With the new 9-megapixel Mini II Dive & Sport digital camera from SeaLife, recording images and video of the summer fun is easy, and now you can let your kids use the family camera without fear of them breaking it or getting it wet.
SeaLife, the world leader in underwater camera technology, designed the Mini II to handle the worst of any environment. Take it in the pool, the lake, the ocean, the mountains, or even drive over it with your car along the way; the Mini II will work after the toughest member of your family has put it to the test.
In a national study by Expedia.com, 94-percent of Americans agreed it was important to take a vacation. When asked why, they said that vacations help create lasting memories and build bonds. The affordable, kidproof, go-anywhere SeaLife Mini II can make those memories of your great underwater and outdoor summer adventures last forever. With its simple yet intuitive interface, the Mini II makes it easy for anyone to capture life’s most exhilarating moments in the most challenging environments.
The exceptionally rugged Mini II is truly amphibious, bringing an end to the days of using plastic bags and hard cases to protect your camera from the elements and the kids. Waterproof and shockproof, the Mini II has been tested and guaranteed to operate underwater at depths down to 130 feet-without an external housing. In addition to ensuring a sure grip, rubber armoring has provided for flawless operation after extensive 6-foot drop testing. Under the armoring is an unbreakable ruggedized body that makes the Mini II virtually crushproof.
The Mini II’s new underwater modes are easy to use and eliminate the common blue hues of images taken underwater. The Land Auto mode automatically controls exposure and internal flash. The Sea Mode brightens up the exposure while eliminating the “blue effect,” and the Snorkel Mode controls exposure and color correction in shallow-water settings. An External Flash Mode allows for the integration of an external strobe to further enhance color and image brightness underwater.
An Easy Set-Up Mode provides a 1-2-3 graphic guide on its large 2.4-inch color LCD screen, taking the guesswork out of camera setup, allowing just about any family member to use it. The Mini II also features a 30-frames-per-second Video Mode with sound, so capturing those priceless moments on video is easier than ever.
Wherever your family vacation adventures lead you, SeaLife’s new Mini II will be there to record every moment. It’s simply the most versatile camera on land and sea.
Powered by two AAA batteries, the Mini II accepts SD and SDHC storage cards up to 8 GB. It is expandable with popular SeaLife accessories including the Digital Pro Flash, Photo-Video Light and Mini Wide Angle Lens. The suggested retail price of the Mini II is $259.95.
For more than 25 years, Pioneer Research has created the world’s most popular underwater cameras. Pioneer developed SeaLife Cameras in 1993 as a new breed of cameras that made it easier and more enjoyable then ever before to take pictures underwater. In 2000, SeaLife pioneered underwater digital imaging with the introduction of its first digital camera that revolutionized the industry. Today, SeaLife offers a wide array of popular underwater digital cameras, as well as underwater camera lights, strobes and accessories. For additional information on SeaLife, visit www.sealife-cameras.com, or write to SeaLife, 97 Foster Road, Suite 5, Moorestown, NJ 08057.
SeaLife Mini II Specifications:
Image Sensor: 9.0 megapixel
Waterproof: 130ft (40m)
Shockproof: 6ft (2m)
Color: 24-bit (RGB)
Image Resolution: 9mp (3472×2604)
Picture File Format: JPEG
Movie Resolution: VGA (640×480 at 30 frames per second)
Video File Format: MJPEG (.avi)
Lens Aperture: f3.0
Focal Length: 7.9mm (film equivalent: 45mm)
Focus Type: Instant fixed-focus lens (from 2 feet to infinity)
Zoom: 3X digital
Shutter Speed: Land: 1 to 1/2000 sec., UW: 1/60 to 1/2000 sec.
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Shooting Modes: Single, Spy
LCD: 2.4-inch color LTPS TFT LCD
Memory: Internal: 28 MB, External: up to 8 GB SD or SDHC card
Power: AAA battery x2
Battery Life: Approx. 100 images w/Alkaline, 500 w/Energizer Ultimate
Tripod Mount: Standard ¼-20 thread
Warranty 1-year limited
Mike Nischalke (703) 385-359
Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 [email protected]