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Sea&Sea DX-1G review Question

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea' started by brin1174, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. brin1174

    brin1174 Instructor, Scuba

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    Who has a DX-1G, and who can tell me if the camera is pleasing. If not tell me the cons, and pros of the camera.
     
  2. djarth

    djarth Garibaldi

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    Pros:

    1. Looks great!
    2. Shoots great on land
    3. Using ISO 80 you get lovely pictures
    4. Ability to shoot RAW
    5. Buttons are well placed


    Cons:
    1. Noisy above ISO 100 so have to use strobe
    2. Onboard flash is not powerful
    3. Underwater setting doesnt really cut it, have to use RAW or
    color balance often
    4. RAW files take 6-8s to write
    5. Buoyant like a bloody float

    Overall, this camera takes fantastic photos on land, however when it comes to underwater the noise generate by pushing by the ISO is really bad.
    It doesnt perform well in low light so a strobe is a must!
    Plus the bloody stxpxd RAW files take forever to write and the underwater setting of the camera doesn't color correct properly for JPG setting.....

    This camera is really meant for someone who understands shooting techniques (aperture, shutter) to be able to use properly

    If you have the know how and strobes andall..it takes great photos :)
     
  3. Sideways

    Sideways Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    I don't disagree with anything DJarth mentioned. That being said.... is there any underwater cam you want to utilize without an external strobe?

    I have had mine for a couple months now. A few of the things like "Noise" are correct. I don't shoot above ISO 100, usually Im on 80. Are the equivalent P&S's like the Canon G9 better? I don't know.

    I have yet to venture into Manual modes. I'm shooting strictly Auto at the moment. There's a couple slide shows in my siggy line. DX-1G, YS-110 strobe, Wide Angle lens on some. Feel free to PM me with any specific questions, I'll try my best to give you a heads up of my experience with this Cam.


    Good luck!!!

    Greg
     
  4. brin1174

    brin1174 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Netherlands
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    Hi guys

    Thanks for the advices on the Sea&Sea
     
  5. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

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    The camera takes great pictures. Here is a link that shows pics taken by ESKASI with the DX-1G http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/un...sea-dx-1g-sipadan-mabul-kapalai-malaysia.html. If you click on my "photos" link in the left panel and clikc on my Galapagos album you can see some pics I took with the DX-1G. To get the colors you absolutely need an external strobe. I use the Sea&Sea YS-110 and it works well. I also have a few pics from a trip I took to the Red Sea that I haven't uploaded yet but will send them to you if you want to look at some others. Email me at jamescrew6@verizon.net.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  6. Web Designing

    Web Designing Guest

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    Sea&Sea introduces the worldÂ’s most advanced compact underwater digital camera system available to date. The new Sea and Sea DX-1G housing and 1G camera features 10.01 effective Megapixels from a high quality CCD sensor and a 24-72mm wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom lens for incredible versatility.
     
  7. RAWalker

    RAWalker Divemaster

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    And they have a 12 Megapixel model coming out soon DX1200 HD. Looks real interesting also with 3" LCD and 3200 iso
     
  8. kgault

    kgault Instructor, Scuba

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    The DX2G is out on display at DEMA. differences from DX1G are larger screen on back, no video mode, 12 Mp. It fits in the DX1G housing, but the screen is not fully visible. The reps are unable to say if the 2G has corrected the screen brightness problem that brought about a camera manufacturers firmware update (a thread on this board).

    Keith
     
  9. kgault

    kgault Instructor, Scuba

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    Found out the best reason to wait for the 2G (or to replace a 1G) -- It can take 5 RAW photos in sequence before needing a pause to write due to a bigger buffer ;> No more 17 second wait between photos.

    Keith

    Anyone want to purchase a used DX1G :wink:
     
  10. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    HI Guys-
    The DX-2G will be available in the spring and available as camera/housing set or with lighting packages and accessories. Price and availability is TBD. The DX-2G camera is not compatible with the DX-1G housing, it does fit, but with a 2.7" LCD and button relocation not all items are accessible 100%. And yes, the housing is a frosted clear polycarbonate and Ricoh has upgraded for the LCD brightness and contrast in comparison to the DX-1G. Stay tuned for more information when it is available.
     

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