Rating: Sealife DC800 Maxx Kit
Reviewer: Thomas Matsumoto, - View all my reviews
PROS: Overall the camera and flash work well. Camera is positive bouyant. Comes with a weight, but needs to be a little heavier. Would purchase again, but from a more reliable source than Scuba.com.
CONS: 2 x AA battery chargers were included. One did not work. Scuba.com never responded to my return inquiries (3 total). Probably more of an issue with Scuba.com than Sealife. Flashes need to come with a diffuser (must have for close in pics-at this price should have been included). Camera housing needs a bigger wrist strap mount (very wimpy) to accept universal diving attachment straps.
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Questions and Answers for Sealife DC800 8.0 Megapixel Underwater Maxx Kit..:
What cameras will fit in a DC800 underwater case?
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Curtis, only the DC800 will fit in this housing. No other cameras will fit into this housing correctly.
Featuring 8MP, five dive specific color correction modes, and a sleeker, modern design, the SeaLife DC800 was a major advancement in entry level underwater photography.
Digital Pro Flash Strobes
Provides deeper, richer colors and reduces backscatter
Works with all SeaLife cameras as well as other brands of cameras that have up to 4 pre-flashes
New Auto Mode setting automatically adjusts flash brightness for optimal image exposure
Depth rated to 200 ft / 60 m
Variable power adjustment allows user to manually fine tune flash brightness for desired effect and image exposure
5 pre-flash cancellation settings
Effective underwater distance up to 8 ft. (2.5 m)
Approximately 100 flashes with 4 AA batteries (not included)
Flexible, rubberized arm for easy aiming and sure grip
Includes flash link optical cable connection, standard mounting knob, and Deluxe carry case.
A Digital Pro Flash can be mounted on each side of the camera (requires extended mounting knob, sold separately)
Digital Pro Flash Specifications Guide Number 20 (meters distance on land) at full power setting 1.5m (meters distance on land) at low power Power adjustment range 8% to 100% (in Auto or Manual modes) Power switch Magnetic switch with On, Off, and Test Coverage angle 60° horizontal x 50° vertical (Without Diffuser) 86° horizontal x 70° vertical (With SL9618 diffuser) Color temperature 5700 degrees Kelvin Power source 4 AA batteries (NiMH recommended) Battery life 100 flashes (+/-) Recycle time Instant recycle time when power setting is less than 1/2 power 7 seconds recycle time at full power (fresh batteries) Buoyancy Positive Housing material Rubber armored polycarbonate Hardware 316 grade stainless steel Flash arm 7.5' rubber coated flexible arm Flash base Universal base with 1/4-20 threads Weight 25 ounces (711 grams) w/ head, arm and base Dimensions Head: 6.4' (16.3 cm) diameter x 3.5' (8.9 cm) depth Arm: 7.5' length Base: 7.75' L x 2' W x 3/8' Watt seconds 40 watt seconds