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Got my new DC800

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by okamiotoko2004, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. okamiotoko2004

    okamiotoko2004 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tamuning, Guam
    Last week I got my new DC800 camera. Awesome camera. The pictures I got from it were great. I like the different water, WB settings and the housing. Also the macro and infinite pushbutton controls are great for switching back and forth when in the water. I also like the fact that the battery in the camera lasts for several dives and all the pictures I took with flash on. The buttons on the underwater housing are also easy to use underwater and with gloves on and also fits nicely in my bc pocket when I am not using it underwater.
    The one thing I don't like is the LCD view goes blank when taking a picture. Not a big deal if I am stable underwater but if hovering and it is surging it can be a bit difficult to keep the scene you want centered.
    All in all I really like the DC800 and the couple times I have been in the water with it have been great.
  2. Former Sealife Employee

    Former Sealife Employee Contributor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: New Jersey
    Thanks for the nice feedback. Please help us to better understand the Blank Screen issue you mentioned. The LCD will go blank for one second after taking the picture but not while you are taking the picture. If we better understand this issue, I am sure we can offer some solutions.
  3. pidgiepoo

    pidgiepoo Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: columbus, ohio
    We just ordered a DC800 today. Will use it for first time in Cozumel Aug 14. Can't wait!! We recently drowned our JVC while in Curacao. Hopefully we'll have better luck with the DC800. Can't wait to see some good pics.
  4. okamiotoko2004

    okamiotoko2004 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tamuning, Guam
    Yes the screen does goes blank after the shot is taken. I just got used to my DC500 where the view locked after the picture was taken and I got instant gratification of a good shot or bad shot. All in all thought the camera is great!!!! I have taken some great shots with it. The different settings are great and really make a difference. The battery life is awesome. I regularly get 3 hour long dives on the battery!

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