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Differences DC600 & DC800

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by scuba&golf, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. scuba&golf

    scuba&golf Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Colorado
    I'm trying to decide between a DC600 and a DC800. Other than the difference in megapixels, what has changed? And what is the advantage of the DC800 over the DC600? I have seen the DC800, but none of the local shops have a DC600 to look at.

  2. Former Sealife Employee

    Former Sealife Employee Guest

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: New Jersey
    The main differences are:

    6.1 megapixels
    2.5" LCD
    12X zoom (3x optical, 4x digital)
    Sea Mode
    750 mAh lithium battery
    Required Wide Angle Lens attachment to get wide angle pictures (lens attachment = 24 mm)
    View other specs here: SeaLife Cameras - Underwater Digital Camera - DC600

    8 megapixels
    2.7" LCD
    20X zoom (4x optical, 5x digital)
    Sea mode + 3 underwater color correction settings (Oceans Blue, Oceans Green, and Rivers/Lakes)
    1250 mAh lithium battery
    No need for wide angle lens attachment, camera lens is already wide angle at 28mm.
    View other specs here: SeaLife Cameras - Underwater Digital Camera - DC800
  3. bmchugh

    bmchugh Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Diego, CA
    The most important improvement in my opinion between the two cameras is battery life. With my DC600 I could not get a whole dive out of a battery. With the DC800 I can get two dives on a charge. This was the reason I upgraded.

  4. Diver_C

    Diver_C Registered

    I've had the DC500, 600, & 800. The 800's larger battery is very nice, although I did find some larger batteries than SeaLife's for the 600. I am very disappointed the 800 seems to have focus problems - the outer edges of the pictures won't focus. I did three dives on my first 800, then had it replaced. Have done one dive on the replacement 800 (SeaLife has always had great customer service by the way), and that appears to have the same problem. Very disappointing. Not sure what I am going to do now; waiting to hear from SeaLife. I can't believe I'm doing anything wrong. Have sold my 600, so I am kind of stuck for the time being.

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