[Coral-List] Underwater Video Camera

David McGuire david at trilliumfilms.net
Mon Nov 27 16:33:52 EST 2006

Dear Reuben

I would ask myself why I need the resolution of HD first?  You can  
get high quality images using a 3 chip for much less price.  Actually  
you can get a housing and a camera for the price of an HD camera.   
Ive used the Sony and the Panasonic but not underwater.  We arte  
holding off since the memory time is too limited for underwater  
unless you go lower res, and then whats the point of HD?  The p-2  
technology is coming but we are still shooting the HD with tapes  
until the bugs get worked out.  The Panasonic is said to overheat in  
the housing and shut down but that might have been resolved.

Good luck


On Nov 25, 2006, at 6:12 AM, sulu_r at usp.ac.fj wrote:

> Dear Listers,
> apologies for diverting from this important debate on climate  
> change.  Im
> considering the use of underwater video camera to do fish census  
> and coral
> transects.  This work will be in the Solomon Islands at maximum  
> depth of 20m.
> Which Camera, housing and lighting are the best for this kind of  
> work.  Has
> anyone tried the JVC or Sony 5 mega pixel HDD series (records on to  
> built in
> hard drive rather than tapes)?, are they reliable and resolutions  
> better or is
> it better to use camcorders that use tapes. Any adivise you offer  
> would e
> appreciated.
> Reuben Sulu
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