Sea&Sea has announced the DX-6G rugged sports camera and underwater housing, which is based around a repackaged Ricoh WG-50 compact. The camera itself is depth-rated to 46 feet (for up to two hours), while the housing increases the depth rating to 180 feet—and removes the time limit underwater.
The camera is built around a 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and a 28–140mm (equivalent) f/3.5–5.5 lens. There are dedicated underwater modes that adjust white balance and contrast. The camera can also capture Full HD video at 30fps.
The macro mode makes it possible to focus as close as 0.4 inches (1cm) from the subject, and the housing comes with a removable flash diffuser. The optional x0.6 wide-angle wet lens (WCL06), which features a bayonet mount, increases the angle of view to 94 degrees for capturing wide-angle scenes.
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DX-6G Camera and Housing Set
Rugged sports camera with depth rating of 14m/46ft and drop impact resistance of 1.6m/5ft
U/W housing with depth rating of 55m/180ft
The 6G is an all-weather, rugged and reliable camera for all adventuers
Take it mountain climbing, skiing, fishing, and scuba diving—boasting a depth rating of 14m/46ft and drop impact resistance of 1.6m/5ft. The camera will also function at temperature as low as –10℃/14°F.
5x zoom lens from wide-angle 28mm reproducing high-definition and crystal-clear images
CMOS with 16 megapixels together with high-performance image engine to produce low-noise and wide dynamic range images.
Equipped with Macro Mode. As close as 1cm/0.4inch to the subject
Enables you to bring the lens as close as 1cm/0.4inch to the subject without a close-up lens, enabling enlarged picture of a small objects.
Equipped with Underwater Mode for optimum underwater photos and videos
This mode uses white balance optimized for underwater photos, making colors appear more natural by adding reds that tend to get lost in photos taken underwater.
Left: Taken in Program mode. Right: Taken in Underwater mode
Records High Definition video
Records H264/30fps High Definition movie. As equipped with HDMI terminal (type D), the camera can be connected to a television with ease.
Comes with Macro ring diffuser as standard
Diffuses light from the built-in flash evenly, illuminating whole image when macro photo is taken.
Left: Without macro ring diffuser. Right: With macro ring diffuser
Wide-angle conversion lens x0.6. Can be attached and detached underwater
When the optional SS bayonet wide-angle conversion lens WCL06 is mounted, the angle of view will increase providing stunning images. When the bayonet mount is used, the lens can be attached and detached with ease, so as not to miss any critical shots.
Left: Without WCL06. Right: With WCL06
DX-6G Other Features
- Equipped with two fiber-optic cable sockets for external strobes.
Compatible strobes: YS-03, YS-D1 in slave TTL mode and YS-D2 in slave TTL mode or YS-D2 sold after May 2019 in DS-TTL mode (in customize mode - E position).
*YS-01 is not compatible.
- Equipped with Flash Shutter Lever. When an external strobe such as YS-03 is used, light from the camera's built-in flash can be shaded.
DX-6G Housing Specifications
- [Construction] Polycarbonate
- [Depth rating] 55m / 180ft
- [Dimensions (WxHxD)] 165 x 93 x 61.5 mm / 6.5 x 3.7 x 2.4 inches
- [Weight] Approx. 412g / 15oz (Housing only) / 605g (including camera, battery, SD card)
- [Underwater Weight] Approx. 30g
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