It looks like high-tech underwater goggles, but the Liquid Image Underwater Digital Camera Mask can shoot 3.1 or 5MP images, depending on the model, in depths down to 15 feet. While high-end underwater cameras like the Sea & Sea DX-1G
have nothing to worry about--the lens is fixed-focused on 5 feet and it lacks exposure control or flash--it's nonetheless a fun way to get one's feet wet, photographically speaking. The specs say the Underwater Digital Camera Mask is rated for ages 8-Adult, and its list price is $99, which ought to tell you something.
For details, read the Liquid Image press release:
LIQUID IMAGE CAPTURES LIFE UNDERWATER
Sacramento, CA. – Liquid Image is releasing the 5.0 MP Digital Underwater Camera Mask at the 2008 CES show in Las Vegas January 7th – 10th.
The Liquid Image Digital Underwater Camera Mask allows swimmers to record underwater photos and video hands free. Whether it is backyard pool fun or stunning fish and coral from a special vacation, users will enjoy the combination of a camera and mask in one while swimming. The benefits include a hands free experience for easier and safer swimming. Other underwater cameras require the user to hold the camera while swimming to photograph their underwater adventures.
To take a photo or a video, the user lines up the crosshair marks on the mask with the object, and then presses the capture button. LED lights inside the viewing area indicate the mode the camera is in when activated. Users can download the digital images and video they’ve captured to a computer through a USB cable. Software is included to edit photos and videos. Users can print or email the files to share with friends.
The camera comes with 16 MB SD RAM internal memory. A Micro SD Card slot allows the memory to be upgraded to hold more images and video. The camera and mask combination is available in both a 3.1 and a 5.0 MP version.
The Digital Camera Mask is the first in a series of electronic products planned for release . US and International distribution is set for spring 2008.
Ages 8 and up
SRP - $99
Liquid Image, formerly known as Zocker Toys, is an international manufacturer of Games, Sports, and Water Products that target family entertainment. The corporate office is located in Sacramento, CA., with its international sales office located in Hong Kong.