SeaLife has updated its popular Micro camera series with the release of the third generation of this permanently sealed, entry-level underwater camera.
The compact unit has easy-to-use controls and menus, a 16-megapixel Sony sensor, 64GB of built-in memory and can also take 4k ultra-high-definition video.
The sealed unit means no O-rings to look after and no fears of the camera being flooded.
As with its predecessors, you can use its piano key style controls even with dive gloves. The interface is simple to use and takes you through an intuitive set-up process based on the shooting environment, depth and lighting accessories being used.
However, the Micro 3.0 does allow you to take more control as your skills develop with manual white balance adjustments and the ability to capture images in RAW format, for those that want to edit their images later.
The Micro also has a time-lapse function – shooting at set time intervals as a video file or series of still images, and a rapid-fire burst mode that quickly captures a series of full-resolution still images at 10-frames per second.
It has a built-in wide-angle 100° lens. You can download by WiFi and there is a free smartphone or tablet app for both Google or Apple.
The Micro 3.0 includes the Micro 3.0 camera, wrist strap, USB adapter, 90cm USB cable and camera pouch. An optional screen shield is available for the camera’s display window to protect it from fingerprints and scratches.
The Micro 3.0 is also available in two complete camera and light set combinations, one with a Sea Dragon 3000F Auto Light and the other with two Sea Dragon 2500F Lights (Pro Duo 5000 combo).