SeaLife debuted the Micro 3.0 Underwater Camera, the latest and third generation of if its permanently-sealed Micro camera series. Like its forerunners, the Micro 3.0 features an ergonomic, compact design with easy-to-use controls and menus. The camera has a 16-megapixel Sony CMOS image sensor and offers 4K video. Since it’s permanently sealed, the Micro 3.0 has a large 3-plus hour battery good for a full day of diving and built-in 64GB of memory to store thousands of photos and hours of video.
The camera’s ease of use starts with the three wide Piano key type buttons that are easy to locate and control with dive gloves on. The Micro 3.0 does have an easy option for fine-tuning underwater images with manual white balance adjustments and the ability to capture images in RAW format, for those that want to edit their images later.
The built-in wide-angle 100° lens allows the diver to get close to the subjects while still keeping everything in the picture. The Micro 3.0 offers WiFi sharing ability, so you can wirelessly preview, download and share pictures and videos to a smartphone or tablet with the free Micro 3+ apps.
The Micro 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.
The Micro 3.0 is expandable with SeaLife accessories, including Sea Dragon Photo/Video lights, 10X Macro lens and the 260K high-resolution 2.4” TFT color LCD display.
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. Both sets include lights that feature a bright and wide beam, adding color and brilliance to both still images and videos.
Item Description US Retail
SL550 Micro 3.0 Compact Underwater Camera $599.95
SL552 Micro 3.0 Pro 3000F Set $999.95
SL553 Micro 3.0 Pro Duo 5000 Set $1,299.95
SeaLife Underwater Cameras are designed and created by Pioneer Research, Moorestown, NJ.