Rating: Liquid Image 1080 video/ 12 megapixel mask
Reviewer: Wendell Sharp,
I purchased a Liquid Image mask that takes 12MP pictures and 1080 video, to take on vacation. I made 3 different saltwater dives at 30-40 feet using it. It is pretty impressive! There is a toggle switch at the top right for switching between video and still pictures. There are 2 choices of video quality. Lights appear in your peripheral vision, red for still pictures, green for moderate quality video, and blue for 1080 video. After each dive, just remove the micro SD card, put it into an SD adapter, and pop it into a computer. Ive received numerous comments about how clear the images and video are. There was no water leakage through the seals. The lens is tinted glass, and the surrounding rubber is soft, comfortable, and seals well, It comes in a simple, plastic carrying case that is small and easy to pack in a suitcase, with lubricant for the seals, rechargable batteries and charger, USB cord, RCA A/V and audio cords, and an 8 GB micro SD card. I took about an hour of pictures and video, and didnt exhaust the batteries or the memory card.
I very happy with my purchase!
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Questions and Answers for Liquid Image HD Wide Angle Video Mask with 12.0MP / 1080P Digital Underwater Camera:
what differences between 1080p n 720p
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The higher the number the higher defintion and picture quality.
Does anyone know of or has had these lenses replaced with prescription lenses?
Clarke (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Ben, Thank you for your inquiry! I have not heard of anyone doing so but that does not it cannot be done… There are services out that that can install custom ground Rx lenses into any masks. but it is a service that we offer. If you have questions about our products, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
how to determine size for 324 or 325
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Gary, if you are under 220 lbs then go with the smaller size. If your over 220 lbs go with the size XLarge.
I need new battery covers for my liquid image #320 MASK THANK YOU KEN
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Ken, you would need to contact the manufacture directly to get a replacement battery cover. You can contact Liquid Image at 888.399.5512
The 324 & 325 Wide Angle Scuba Series is a dive mask that makes underwater photography hands free for safer swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Photograph or video friends, family or fish up to 130ft/40m deep. Model 324 - S/M size mask, 325 L/XL size mask.
1080P at 30fps HD Video Mode
720P Video at 60fps HD Video Mode
12 MP Photo Mode
135 degree wide angle camera lens
Includes a 4GB micro SDHC card and expands up to 32 GB (sold separately). A 4GB card records approximately 2 hours of video.
Includes 4 x AAA Energizer Lithium Batteries
Liquid Image HD Video Mask
Scuba is a tough industry to be a designer or engineer. For the first few decades it was pretty easy to create something new and exciting basically because you didn’t have much of a measuring stick to compare with. The sport was new, the industry was new and pretty much everything was either home-made or built new from scratch. A great deal of trial and error was applied to the products the divers were using in the water and generally the deciding factor over whether the new idea was good or not was if the piece of gear performed the 2nd and 3rd time you used it in the water.
It would seem over the past decade or so, with the exception of the Split Fin there has been a bit of a lull in creative innovation of new dive gear. That’s not to say the gear we use hasn’t been improved upon and made lighter, more reliable and easier to use than ever before, it just seems that there has not been anything really new and exciting in some time. Until now.
Liquid Image has taken a necessary piece of equipment and combined it with one of the more fun accessories for diving and introduced the HD Video Mask! The creative people over at Liquid Image have taken a 5 Megapixel Camera with 780P HD video and combined them with a high quality diving mask and come up with a product that has made missing that amazing, once in a life time occurrence during your dive a thing of the past!
The lens is located above the frame of the mask situated in the center between your eyes. Your masks lenses have cross hairs on them that at first glance would seem very distracting during your dive. They don’t interfere at all as you hardly notice them unless you are looking for them, but when you need them they serve to show you exactly what your camera is seeing. You can’t miss your shot by not lining up the camera. The power/shutter lever is located above the right upper corner of the mask and is easy to find. Simply grasp your mask as if you were going to clear it and you’ll have the shutter under your fingertip! You can turn the power on and off or select stills or video mode from here and a little LED indicator light inside your mask will remind you what is active at a glance!
The camera itself has 16mb of internal memory which doesn’t allow for a lot of photos (approximately 25-27) but will accept a micro SD or Micro SDHC card up to 32GB! With that card that means over 36,000 still images or 16 HOURS of video out of your dive mask! Of course this is limited by your battery life. Using normal Alkaline batteries, you can get up to 500 still images which isn’t bad, but only 16 minutes of video. The battery life is better using Lithium batteries with 2000 stills or 2 hours of video. Usually more than a diver would be able to get out of a tank of air.
Once done with your diving, the package comes with a USB cable and software (in case you don’t already have an editing program) that will allow you to check out your work on your PC or Mac and manipulate them into shots you’ll share with family and friends! When you are finished it stores in a protective hard case, also included, for safe keeping until your next dives. And when you are ready to use it again they’ve even included some silicone grease designed to keep the O-ring clean, moist and sealed dive after dive. The mask comes in two sizes so it’s a fair bet that this will be an item perfect for every diver!