You guys! Remember back on January 5th of this year when I put up a post about these scuba goggles that have a built-in high definition video camera for recording stuff under water? Well, they’re finally available. Ah, January 5th. Those were the days.
Just look at all these video clips of various sea creatures attacking other sea creatures! That could be YOU wearing the mask that captures such exhilarating high definition footage.
The clip of the octopus attacking the crab would have scared the bejesus out of me. You should never mess with an octopus and you should especially never mess with a squid. Trust me, I grew up in Minnesota. I know all there is to know about sea creatures.
Back to the actual goggles, the high definition version records in 720p and can dive to a maximum depth of 115 feet. Pricing starts at $300. There are less expensive, lower-resolution models available starting at $110 as well.
Scuba Video Masks [DiveCamCentral.com]
Here’s the full press release:
Liquid Image Scuba Series HD Camera Mask Now Available
The Liquid Image SCUBA SERIES HD320 Camera/Video Mask allows recreational scuba divers to capture underwater photos and High Definition digital video hands free. The HD video is 720P (1280 x 720) and records at a rate up to 30 frames per second with audio. The camera mode features a 5 MP (2560 x 1920) still image. This model is certified during production to a pressure depth rating of 35 meters / 115 ft. Large lever style buttons allow for greater dexterity while wearing diving gloves.
Video Samples on YouTube
To take a photo or a video, the diver lines up the crosshair marks on the mask with the object, and then presses the capture button. LED lights inside the viewing area indicate the mode. Files may be downloaded to a computer through the High Speed RCA/USB cable provided, or through a Micro SD/SDHC card. A 2GB Micro SD Card is provided. The Micro SD/SDHC Card slot holds up to a 32 GB card.
The hands free aspect of this unique underwater camera is appealing to divers performing additional activities. Markets outside of recreational scuba diving include: spearfishing, search and recovery, evidence collection, military,ecological ocean monitoring, reef monitoring groups, reef rehabilitation efforts, TV Shows and films.
In the US, consumers may purchase the Scuba Series Camera Mask through Dive Cam Central, West Marine,Comp USA, Tiger Direct, Circuit City, Sharper Image and a variety of scuba stores plus online retailers.
The Scuba Series HD 320 model shipped a few months after the release of the VideoMask model 310. These new models meet more rigorous depth certifications along with higher quality video modes and larger storage capacities than the original Explorer Series Camera Mask model 301 & 302.
Liquid Image Co, LLC, is an international manufacturer of cameras, electronics, toys and games that target sports and outdoor activities. The corporate office is located in Sacramento, CA, with an international office located in Hong Kong.