Average Customer Review: based on 106 reviews.Rating: Not good for close photos and Battery life is inadequate
1. Will it float? 2. If it will not, what can I buy that will attach to it to make it float? 3. Is it suitable for my 10 year old granddaughter to use snorkeling?
Hello Dennis, no this camera will sink if you let go of the camera. If you want to float it, then I would suggest the http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/168100/Scuba-Deluxe-Float-Strap.html. If you use the float strap then if the camera is let go of then it will float the unit to the surface.
I am so confused. I have been reading all the SeaLife reviews on all the cameras...mini, min-2, bigger one, etc. i am a novice snorkler. I do not SCUBA, & at my age believe I will not take that up. Once a year we go to the Caribbean & I love to take pics while I snorkle. I have been using a camera we found in Miami one day on sale. Its ok, but the shutter speed frustrates me. we use the camera regularly for boating on the lake in the summer (this is Wisconsin). so, the larger, more expensive camera seems to have many advantages, but may be overkill for my needs. I am most concerned about the shutter speed however, as that is what drives me nuts about the camera I have. Your suggestion??? thanks
Most all of the current cameras for diving and snorkeling offer MUCH faster shutter speeds than cameras developed even a few short years ago. The "larger" camera you mention is probably the DC1400 which offers a great deal of features for snorkeling as well as out of the water use. It is easy to use and operate, has an extremely fast shutter speed and has numerous settings to help correct the color in the photos as you use it. It will also take full HD video as well as still photos. It is an extremely versatile camera that would give many years of use.
What is the warranty for the camera? ttok it diving this weekend and it leaked.Whater got in the battery and the card. HELP!!! What do I dneed to do?
The best thing to do is contact Sealife directly. This link will give you their contact information. http://www.scuba.com/resources/repair/sealife.asp
can you ship to the uk, how long does it take, ids there a carriage chargde
Hello from across the pond Trevor, Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, we do ship to the UK! When placing your order through www.scuba.com, be sure to select the “Amazon Check-Out” method when checking out from your shopping cart. You can select International Express Shipping that takes from 1 to 3 days or Economy International, which takes 4 to 5 days. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168174/Sealife-Reefmaster-Mini-2-9.0-Megapixel-Underwater-Camera.html If you would like to place an order or have questions about our products, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: email@example.com
I had this camera and i had a problem there is some water went inside. Can i find a complete electronic part which is inside?? And if u have it how much will it cost? thank you
Does this camera comes with an SD memory card without me choosing the option "Black with 2GB memory card"? Well, the desc said "Free SD card".
Hi, i have a question: do accessories mount with the SL 330? I was told by my local shop that this one wasnt accessories-ready. Would you please tell me what I can or cant add to this specific camera? Thank you!
New Reefmaster mini or the Mini II? Which is the better underwater camera for a novice underwater photographer considers ease of use as important as picture quality.
They are both perfect choices. Basically the same camera, with the Mini 2.1 being a slightly updated version. It comes with the wide angle lens and works to a slightly deeper depth, although the original Mini still works to the limits of the recreation diving planner.
when I use mini 2 in video mode on land, the sound is not good. low volume and then loud sound. anybody about 3 feet or more it dose not pick up.
Currently have a Sea life reef master mini with a wide angle lens. My question is can I use the same wide angle lens with new camera? Also, can I get my old camera refurbished (buttons stick but camera and housing work fine)? Thanks, Don
The best thing to do is contact Sealife directly for warranty repair. http://www.scuba.com/resources/repair/sealife.asp
does the sealife 11 take good clear pictures and does it have it`s own flash? I have under water camera in a housing and the pictures it takes are not good . going to dive with the whale sharks thanks bob
I would have bought two if it had audio recording. The typical water proof cameras good to 30 or so are not durable enough for me.
The DC1400 would have the audio recording feature and is rated to 200 feet. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168207/Sealife-DC1400-14-Megapixel-Underwater-Camera-and-HD-Video.html
The Sealife page says this model has 28mb internal memory and a spare o-ring. Your we page says a 14mb internal memory and no mention of the spare o-ring. Please clarify. Thanks.
I have an canon 7.1 megapixel camera with underwater housing Ive used in the past on my dives. I want to upgrade to a camera that will give clearer pictures with more accurate color, especially at deeper depths. Would you recommend the mini, mini 2 or another model? I would like to keep price low as possible. Thanks!
can the camera be connected directly to my computer via a usb cable or do you have to remove the card and go thru the reader to download. If the battery gets low can you loose pics on the card?
I am a novice scuba diver. I ordered the Mini II...I didnt order the macro lens as I wasnt sure how often I would use it. Do most people take most of their pics with or without it? Is it easy to change underwater?
hello I bought this camera before I went on my cruse and during my cruse it broke, I went on a scuba dive and I dont have my C card so the dive was only a 20-40 foot dive and we only went to 20 feet after the dive I noticed there was water behind the LCD display, so I put it back in the carrying case and when I got back to the ship opend the door and water was inside, the o ring is in mint condition and the camera is totaled, how do I go about a refund, I also watned to mention the pictures it did take at 20 feet were bad really bad, blury no color and just crap
Hello Richard, if you go to: http://www.scuba.com/ads/shipping.asp#return. That will take you to our return form. Just print, fill out and put that form in the box when you ship it back to us.
hi i just want to know if i am buying this camera will it include like on the website all accessories : 1x Mini II camera 1x Attached strap (SL32070) 1x Soft neoprene camera case 1x Spare O-ring 1x Cleaning Brush/Tool 1x Flash Link Adapter 2x AAA Energizer Ultimate lithium batteries 1x SD/SDHC Card Reader 1x Instruction manual
Can i keep the camera under water for as long as I want? or is there a limit as to how long it can stay in the water? can it record? does it have sound?
I am looking to order this and needed to know if it would be shipped to Windsor Ontario Canada by nov 14? and how much would the express shipping be if I did that
hello, im looking to buy an underwater camera so i can go further in my photography. i just want to make sureits going to work and get the good pictures i like. most of my pictures are in depth. although i will not be using it in sea water, i just want to use it in lake and such. will it work the same?
I was wondering how long the typical alkaline batteries vs rechargeable batteries would last doing video? I saw a mention in the reviews of 10 minutes, is this typical?
Does it come with a carrying strap? I had a sealife camera a few years ago and the viewer did not display well at all for focusing. Is this one more effective?
How long is the typical battery life is youre just taking pictures? I saw some people mentioned a 10 minute life, but Im not sure if that was for picture taking or videos.
Impossible to say. Battery life depends completely on type and quality of the batteries used and how frequently in a row images are shot. I have seen standard alkaline batteries die quite quick. I've seen Lithium batteries last 2 full dives. I currently am using a set of the newer fast charge, rechargeable nickel metal hydride NiMH with very good success.
What is the difference between the Sealife Mini 2 underwater Dive camera and the Sealife Reefmaster SL332 underwater Camera? Thanks, Judy
going to Great Barrier Reef. want to take underwater photos. must be easy to use. do not want to spent a lot because this will be only time used. but want camera that will take descent picts. price range around $200. want to be able to put photos in with photos taken with regular digital canon rebel camera. what do you recommend?
Waterproof to 130ft / 40m
Shockproof 6ft / 2m
Fully rubber-armored body
Large, wide spread 3-button controls for easy operation
Easy Set-up mode 1-2-3 graphic on-screen guide for setting camera mode – no complicated menus
-Land Auto mode for action land pictures and videos in extreme conditions
-Dive mode for underwater exposure control and color correction – no more blue pictures
-Snorkel mode for underwater exposure control and color correction – no more blue pictures
-Ext Flash mode for integration with external flash to enhance color and brightness underwater
Video mode at 30fps with Sound
Soft Rubber grip design for sure grip
Spy Mode – The camera automatically shoots continuous pictures at set time intervals
Compact, Slim design (pocket size)
2x AAA Energizer Ultimate lithium batteries included
Self-contained dive camera (no housing)
9 megapixels for sharp, high-resolution pictures.
Large 2.4' TFT Color LCD for easy on-camera viewing
Instant focus lens from 2 ft to infinity
SD and SDHC card compatible (8GB recommended)
What's in the Box:
1x Mini II camera
1x Attached strap (SL32070)
1x Soft neoprene camera case
1x Spare O-ring
1x Cleaning Brush/Tool
1x Flash Link Adapter
2x AAA Energizer Ultimate lithium batteries
1x SD/SDHC Card Reader
1x Instruction manual
Mini II Specifications
Image Sensor 9.0 megapixel CMOS image sensor
Color 24-bit color (RGB)
Image Resolution 9MP (3472x2604)
Picture File Format JPEG
Movie Resolution VGA (640x480) at 30 frames per second
Video File Format AVI
Lens Aperture F3.0
Focal Length 7.9mm (film equivalent = 45mm)
Focus Type Instant fixed focus lens
Macro: 2ft~4ft (60cm to 1.3m)
Normal: 4ft~Inf (1.3m to ∞)
W/ SL974 Mini Wide Angle Lens:
Macro: 1ft~3ft (30cm to 90cm)
Normal: 2ft to ∞ (60cm to ∞)
Field of View
Land: 49°; UW: 37° (horizontal)
With SL974 Mini Wide Angle Lens:
Land: 65°; UW: 49° (horizontal)
Zoom 3x Digital zoom
Shutter Speed Mechanical shutter
Land: 1 to 1/2000 second
UW mode: 1/60 to 1/2000 second
Flash Auto, Fill, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Scene Modes Auto, Snorkel (underwater), Sea, Ext Flash Mode
Shooting Modes Single, SPY
LCD 2.4' TFT LCD color display
Memory Internal: 28MB (10 hi-res pictures)
External: SD and SDHC card
Recommend: 8GB SDHC card
EXIF Format EXIF 2.2
Operating Environment PC: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
MAC: OS 9.0 and up
CD/Software International instruction manuals in 6 languages
Language Support On-Screen Display: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (T-C and S-C)
Instruction manual: English (printed), German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Power AAA Battery x2
Battery Life Approximately 100 pictures with Alkaline and 500+ pictures with Energizer Ultimate
Certification CE, ROHS, FCC
Weight 10 oz. (286g) with strap
4.5' x 1.8' x 3.0'
(11.4cm x 4.6cm x 7.6cm)
Depth Individually depth tested to 133 (40 m)
Buoyancy Slightly negative
Operating Temp. 33 degrees F to 110 degrees F
Storage Temp. -20 degrees F to 140 degrees F
Tripod Mount Standard 1/4-20 tripod threads to adapt accessories
Warranty 1 year limited warranty