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SeaLife DC500 SL150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the color and portability. The screen and image quality are also appreciated. The sensor and shutter get critical reviews. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

usability, image quality, screen, portability, color

battery, responsiveness, shutter, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the SeaLife DC500 SL150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for SeaLife DC500 SL150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of SeaLife DC500 SL150 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

image quality, usability, focus, lens

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sealife 5MP DC500 Underwater Camera with 3X Optical Zoom

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Don`t buy from www.tristatecamera.com

 

I spent a lot of time checking this camera out even went to a friend and tried theirs. Finally decided to buy and ordered it from tristatecamera.com.10/9/2007 What a mistake!!!!

My friend loves his

top side pics of darker areas won`t auto focus

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Good

 

I bought this product as my first digital underwater camera and have taken some wonderful picture with it on my last two dive trips to the Red Sea.

Colour quality, display screen, feel, 5 mega pixels, rugged armoured housing

menu a bit long winded and short battery life

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Good

 

Colour quality, display screen, feel, 5 mega pixels, rugged armoured housing.

menu a bit long winded and short battery life.

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Sealife Camera Flash system problems

 

light, simple learning curve.

Badly designed strobe system because of the fiber optic connection to sensor.

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Sealife Camera Flash system problems

 

I have had more problems with the strobe firing underwater.

light, simple learning curve

Badly designed strobe system because of the fiber optic connection to sensor

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Great little camera. Great company.

 

I had used a Sealife DC310 and loved it but wanted a camera with a higher number of megapixels that would allow me to better crop my photos without pixilating. I have had nothing but exceptional customer service from Sealife (Pioneer Research) so I ...

Compact, rugged housing. Great picture quality and great lighting control with the digital strobe

The menus take some time to get used to

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Great little camera. Great company.

 

I had used a Sealife DC310 and loved it but wanted a camera with a higher number of megapixels that would allow me to better crop my photos without pixilating. I have had nothing but exceptional customer service from Sealife (Pioneer Research) so I...

Compact, rugged housing. Great picture quality and great lighting control with the

The menus take some time to get used to

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Great little camera.Great company.

 

Compact, rugged housing.Great picture quality and great lighting control with the digital strobe

The menus take some time to get used to.

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SeaLife DC500

 

I have used the DC500 on several dive trips now and have become more and more pleased with its performance each time I have used it. In my experience it focuses just as well if not better than any other camera I have used while diving and provides very...

Superb focus, great color when paired with the digital strobe,very helpful customer service staff

The camera battery only last about 3 dives(longer lasting battery is on the way)

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Product Specifications

The SeaLife DC500 Digital MAXX is the ultimate digital dive camera system that includes everything you need to take professional quality, underwater digital images. The MAXX inner digital camera is SeaLife's 5 mp DC500 that includes exposure programs for Land and Sea including: External Flash Mode, Auto, Sports, Night, Macro, Portrait and Landscape Modes. The "Shark Mode " feature allows for faster and sharper pictures of moving objects underwater by setting the shutter to virtually no shutter lag. The MAXX is equipped with two Digital Flashes that will light up the deep and capture spectacular underwater images with the brightest colors you ever imagined. The advanced dive housing is rubber armored and includes a full access control system, allowing users to manipulate resolution, light sensitivity, exposure modes and much more. The MAXX is depth tested to 200 ft.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:2.3in
Weight:0.2lbs/4.2oz
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Land / Macro / Night scene / Sea / Snap shot / Sports mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Pioneer Research
Model:Digital MAXX Camera/Elite Set/ProSet/SL150
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SeaLife DC500

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:16.2mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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