ReefMaster DC100

ReefMaster DC100

SeaLife ReefMaster DC100 Review

By Movable Type Admin


Steve's Digicams

SeaLife ReefMaster


Review posted 8/12/02


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The SeaLife ReefMaster DC100 Digital Camera is the first dedicated underwater digital camera. It's rated to 100 feet and can be set to three different automatic exposure modes: Land, Sea, and Sea w/external flash. The "Sea" modes set the camera for optimal color reproduction in the deep blue. The 'one-button' operation makes it easy to use underwater, just aim and shoot. The large 1.8 inch LCD makes aiming easy, the rubber armored outer housing fits just right in your hands. The instant review and delete function practically guarantees great pictures on the spot.

The real beauty of digital photos is that you can save just your good shots and delete the bad ones. With the Instant Delete function, every time you shoot a shot it will be displayed on the large 1.8-inch monitor with a "Delete Current?" prompt for 4 seconds. If you like the shot - just wait a few seconds. If you don't like it, simply hit the shutter again and it will remove it from memory without having to change modes! This makes it easier and faster to insure you get only the shots you want!

Get long, two-hour battery life when using SeaLife 1800 mAh rechargeable NiMH batteries. The DC100 can also be expanded with all SeaLife accessories like the macro kit, external flash and wide angle lens. The perfect gift for the warm-water tropical vacationer or diver in your family!


SeaLife ReefMaster DC100



ReefMaster DC100 Features

  • 1.3-Megapixel CCD, creates 1280x960 or 640x480 images
  • Land Mode, Sea Mode and Sea Mode w/External Flash
  • Sea modes generate vivid colors in low light
  • Review and Instant delete option in both Sea Modes
  • One-button operation
  • Automatic TTL exposure control in 3 programs
  • 10 second self timer
  • Automatic power save mode
  • Expandable with all ReefMaster lenses, flashes and accessories
  • Depth tested to 100 feet (DC200 model to 200 feet)
  • Double O-ring for extra safety and maintenance-free use


The ReefMaster DC100 outfit is available now and includes: 1.3-Megapixel DC100 digital camera, Underwater housing, wrist and safety strap, CD with MGI Photo Suite software, USB cable, Video cable, Care Kit with anti-fog desiccant cartridges, Full color manual, Detailed instruction book, Soft case for inner camera.



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SeaLife ReefMaster DC100

SeaLife ReefMaster DC100

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The DC100 is -not- waterproof unless it is inside of the underwater case.





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Reefmaster DC100 Specifications

Rated Depth: 100 ft.
Effective Pixels: 1.3 Megapixels
Image Quality: 3 levels (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
Image Sizes: 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480
File Format: JPEG, EXIF 2.1
Exposure Modes: Land, Sea, Sea w/external flash
Lens: ~38mm fixed focus lens, 0.6m to infinity
When in macro 0.3-0.6m
Exposure Compensation: -1.8 to +1.8EV in 0.3EV steps
Digital Zoom: Yes, 2X
TTL Exposure Control: Aperture: f/2.8 or f/8
Shutter speeds: 1/30th - 1/800th
Shot-to-Shot: approx. 4 seconds in Land mode w/out flash
approx. 8 seconds in Sea mode w/flash
White Balance: Auto, Sun (5500K), Shade (6000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Tungsten (2850K)
Flash Modes: Auto, on, off, pre-flash Red Eye reduction
Self timer: 10 seconds
Slide Show: YES
Color LCD: 1.8 inch color monitor 280 x 220 pixels
Data LCD: Flash, Quality, Battery status, Number of images
Optical Viewfinder: Yes, with 85% frame coverage
Memory: 8 MB builtin
plus CompactFlash card slot
Number of pictures: 8 MB 17 high quality, 138 e-mail quality
32 MB card: 64 high / 852 e-mail
128 MB card: 256 high / 3,400 email
Connectors: Video/USB/DC IN
Video Signal: NTSC or PAL selectable
Playback Features: Single image, image with information, multi-image 3x3 thumbnails, slideshow, delete, DPOF
Power: 4X AA alkaline, NiMH (recommended), lithium
Dimensions: 4.25 x 2.75 x 2 inches
Weight: 7.0 oz
Underwater Housing
Construction: Crystal Clear Makrolon
Hardware: Stainless Steel
O-rings: Yes - dual o-rings
Closure: single latch
Lens Port: New Snap Port for secure lens attachment
Specifications as represented by the manufacturer





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