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Sea&Sea DX-1G review Question

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

  1. seansrs36

    seansrs36 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Santa Ana, CA
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    Is there a firmware update for the Dx1G? I can not find it on the Sea and Sea webpage.

    Thanks
     
  2. lucidblue

    lucidblue Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philadelphia PA
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    When you say spring does that mean March or does that mean late in May? :wink:
    I was pretty close to buying the DX-1G and a bunch of accessories. I like the sound of the improvements in the 2G, but don't want to go on another vacation without a new camera (was probably planning another vacation in March).

    Also, do the following current accessories fit the new housing?

    • Macro Flash Diffuser
    • Close-up Lense/Lense Adapter
    • Wide Angle Lense
     
  3. jclausen

    jclausen Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: PA USA
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    Well then , please tell me which is better, the DX-1G or the DX- 1200? I know the 1200 HD has HD video but what about picture quality?
     
  4. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia
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    From what I read they are quite different cameras. I never take video with my DX-1G, I only take still shots. My feeling is that if I want to take underwater video, then buy a video camera that will get you much better pictures for a longer period of time. The DX-1G is a more flexible camera in that it allows you to take shots manually while the 1200 is more of a point and shoot camera. Personally, more pixals does not equate into better pictures. I like the DX-1G because of the flexibility it gives you in taking pictures. personnally, I don't subscribe to the view that more pixels are better. The current number of pixels offered in all digital cameras is sufficient to give you a good print. I also think that the quality of the pictures is more dependent on the person taking the picture than on the camera itself. I would also consider waiting until the DX-2G comes out, not because it is a 12 megapixel camera but because of other enhancements such as a larger lcd screen, a brighter lcd screen, the enhanced ability to take pics in raw mode, etc.

    Just my thoughts,

    Bill
     
  5. boccio

    boccio Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Italy
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    Fully agree with Hammerhead last post.

    About additionals for DX-1G:
    * Macro Flash Diffuser: which is the best quality/cost?
    * Wide Angle Lense: I'm taking the S&S even if only 85° u/w... friends told me it's great in
    any case, but there's something wider on the shelf in the next future?
     
  6. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The DX-1G accessories are 100% compatible with the DX-2G - Wide-Angle Lens, Close-Up lens, macro diffuser, etc. If interested, you can download the 2009 Product Catalog HERE.
    The DX-1200HD, while @ 12MP and with HD video does not produce the image quality that the DX-1G or 2G does. This is due to a variety of things, most importantly the sensor quality. Additionally, the DX-1200HD is approximately 50% less at MSRP than the 1G/2G. We highly recommend NOT comparing these 2 cameras based on resolution alone.
     
  7. hereitcomes

    hereitcomes Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Dutchess County, NY
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    Is there a more accurate date as to when the DX-2G is being released?
     
  8. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia
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    I have not heard of a release date but what I have read is that it is expected to be released in "late spring." My guess is toward the end of May.
     
  9. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi everyone-
    Estimated availability in the US is mid-april. When a confirmed date is available we will make a public announcement.
     
  10. lgrieve

    lgrieve Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Littleton CO
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    So from what I have read above from kgault the DX-2G does not have the ability to take video, is this correct ? I am thinking of purchasing the DX-1G but then seen the DX-2G is coming out soon, but I want the ability to take video if I want to with my UW camera. Also I have seen an issue with the screen being dark, but that is supposedly fixed by a firmware update from the manufacturer. So being a standard UW camera user would it be best to wait for the DX-2G or just go ahead and get the DX-1G now ?
     

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