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Intova 8

Discussion in 'Intova' started by Diver's Wife, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Diver's Wife

    Diver's Wife Guest

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    Any divers with feedback on this camera?:popcorn:
     
  2. mitchsea

    mitchsea Captain

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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    I have one with an external flash. I have no complaints, especially compared to the price of the others. With the right technique it takes great pictures.
     
  3. sanjac

    sanjac Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Guam
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    If you are talking about the 8MB IC-800 by Intova, then I can provide some insight. I purchased one about two months ago. For the price of $140-160, it is a great deal. It isn't a professional camera by a long shot, but if you are just looking for souvenir photos and not professional ones, this will do the trick. Consider it like a snapshot camera that can go way deep under water. It has a built-in filter (unlike the IC-600), but could still use one anyway. For close-up shots, it is great. I have used it to a depth of 130+ feet and the images are great (lionfish look especially colorful). But at any distance, the blue sets in and that is when you need the filter. I got 8GB cards for it and have run video for a large portion of my dive and still had room to spare. It is hard to read the buttons and see the display underwater, but as long as you familiarize yourself with the layout, it'll work fine. Bottom Line: well worth it for a non-professional quality camera. I hope this info helps.

    Jim
     
  4. Diver's Wife

    Diver's Wife Guest

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    Thank you, mitchsea and sanjac.
    For the price, it sounds like it's worth the investment. We'll get to test it out in Isla starting August 1st.
     
  5. rab1412000

    rab1412000 Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: philippines
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    its a great camera for the price
    ive taken great macro shots with this camera. if you go on macro and leave it at autofocus you will be ok.
    but just like any other camera, if you go beyond the reach of your flash you will get bluish pictures and the only way to correct this is if you get a strobe. i got myself the intova is2000 strobe and it works great with the intova. i set the camera to antishake when doing reef/fish shots for the faster shutter speed and ive gotten good results

    i think in u/w photography having great gear helps a lot and having good technique makes up for even more. that being said i think the ic800 is the best bang for buck as long as you have good photography technique.
     
  6. Shayne

    Shayne Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: new zealand
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    Have used this camera for the last 15 dives with intova strobe is 2000 and getting good results.
     

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