Underwater Digital Camera Mask Works Under Water

Photo Scuba Mask

By Evan Ackerman

As a diver, I am usually disappointed by “underwater” commercial electronics (cameras, mp3 players, etc.). It’s rare that you find something designed to be used more than 10-15 feet underwater, and a lot of times, the really cool looking stuff is deeper than that. Besides, you don’t want to have to worry about your gear getting ruined if you accidentally go a little too deep (there are enough other things to worry about when that happens). This underwater digital camera mask from Liquid Image is waterproof to a depth of 30m (about 100 feet), which is about as deep as you’re probably going to go in the course of a normal dive. It’s also very well designed, in my opinion: it runs on AA batteries, features USB connectivity, expandable microSD memory, and a 5mp sensor (also good for 25fps VGA video with sound). Crosshairs on the mask show you what’s in frame. There’s even a little LCD status display inside the mask. The only downside might be the small sensor (it’s kinda dark underwater) and the fixed focus range of 5 feet. Looks like it’s great for snapshots, though. Rumor has it that one version of the mask (the less-cool version, I’m guessing) will retail for about $100, but we’ll probably find out more in the next week or two.

[ Liquid Image ] VIA [ Like Cool ]

5 thoughts on “Underwater Digital Camera Mask Works Under Water”

  1. A good idea, but I don’t think it will be much use at 30m without a flash. By that depth the water has filtered out enough light/colors that you won’t get decent pictures without one.
    Good for snorkelers, but I don’t think it would be much use to scuba divers going particularly deep.
    That would of course depend on where you’re going and the visibility of said place.
    I’ve yet to do my first dive though (still in training!), so take what I say with a grain of salt.

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