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Sealife introduces new ReefMaster MINI UW camera

(DiverWire) SeaLife® has announced the introduction of its new deep dive ReefMaster Mini, a self-contained 9-megapixel digital dive camera that’s waterproof down to 200 ft. The ReefMaster Mini features enhanced underwater color correction, and it includes a quick detachable wide-angle lens.

With its intuitive Easy Set-Up Mode, you simply navigate through the ReefMaster Mini’s graphic on-screen guide to select the mode that suits your environment—from Land to Snorkel to Dive—and the ReefMaster Mini does the rest for you. The underwater modes include enhanced color-correction software that automatically removes the blue hues from underwater pictures and video. There’s also an External Flash Mode that precisely calibrates color and exposure for taking underwater pictures with an optional SeaLife Digital Pro Flash.

The ReefMaster Mini includes the fully multi-coated Mini Wide Angle Lens, which allows the camera to focus to within 12 inches of the subject. Getting close to your subject is one of the key principles to taking good underwater pictures.

Entirely self contained and covered in a distinctive red-on-black rubber-armor coating, the ReefMaster Mini is extremely durable, and it has proven flawless in operation even after extensive drop testing from six feet. It is also virtually crushproof.

Its large 2.4-inch color LCD screen is perfect for changing settings quickly or reviewing images and video on the fly. The ReefMaster Mini also features a 30-frames-per-second VGA Video Mode with sound. Powered by two AAA batteries, the ReefMaster Mini accepts SD and SDHC storage cards.

The ReefMaster Mini will be available at SeaLife dealers later this month with a suggested retail price of $259.95. The ReefMaster Mini Elite Set adds a SeaLife Digital Pro Flash and a soft travel case at a suggested retail price of $609.95.