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Liquid Image Explorer Series 5.0MP Underwater Digital Camera Mask


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  • Hands-free swim mask with built-in 5.0-megapixel digital camera
  • Tough tempered glass lenses with integrated crosshairs for lining up shots
  • Operates at depths of up to 15 feet; 16 MB of built-in memory
  • MicroSD card slot with capacity of up to 2 GB (card not included)
  • Includes PC-only image editing software; USB port for downloads
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Liquid Image
  • Model: 302
  • Optical zoom: 1 x
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 5 MP

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 5.3 x 8.4 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0017JQCKK
  • Item model number: 302
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,117 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Keep your hands free as you swim! This is the world's only swim mask that has an integrated waterproof digital video camera plus photographs at 5 MP. Operates to a depth of 15ft/5m making this ideal for snorkeling and or pool play.

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Keep your hands free as you swim. According to the manufacturer, this is the world's only swim mask that has an integrated waterproof digital-video camera and the ability to take photographs at 5MP. The mask operates to a depth of 15 feet underwater and eliminates the need to hand-carry an underwater camera. It's ideal for snorkeling or swimming pools.

The goggle lenses are made of tempered glass and have integrated crosshairs that help you line up shots. Turn the camera on and choose a mode with the upper button. Simply press the shutter button to record pictures or videos. An LED inside the mask tells you whether you are in still-image or video mode.

Downloading images is as easy as plugging the mask into your PC or Mac's UBS port. (A USB cable is included.) The included software (which works on PCs only) enables you to edit your image or video content.

The built-in 16 MB memory can store up to 27 high-resolution pictures or up to 52 seconds of video. A MicroSD card slot allows you to expand memory up to 2 GB for additional pictures or videos. The mask requires two AAA batteries, which are included, and is designed for ages 13 years and up.

What's in the Box?
Underwater digital camera mask and two AAA batteries

Customer Reviews

He has taken both great pictures and great videos.
Beverly B. Haslauer
I did not have any problems with leaks on the memory or battery compartment, but it does take some effort to close them properly.
Brisguy
Great mask, best snorkel mask I ever owned, so to use it does not compromise your snorkelling adventures.
Hawaiianivan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Chris on April 22, 2009
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This is a great little camera that works exactly as advertised. I used it last week on a vacation to Key West and the photos and the videos were outstanding. It was really great being able to have my hands free to swim and not having a separate camera to carry around or worry about getting wet. I also felt that my eyes were freed up because I was not constantly putting a camera in front of them to take a picture and possibly miss seeing the scenery in real time. I purchased a 2 GB card to add to the memory and was literally able to shoot hours of video and/or thousands of stills. After several days of use all of the electronics, etc. stayed bone dry and the materials seem to be of pretty substantial quality. I would expect this camera mask to perform for a long time into the future. I felt that this was really a great value for the purchase price.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Brisguy on June 11, 2009
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I recently purchased the Liquid Image Model 302 camera mask and used it on a recent trip to Cozumel to take pictures and videos while snorkeling. Overall, I was satisfied with the videos, but disappointed with the still pictures. After some analysis, I have realized that the pictures are not really 5MP at all but upconverted from a much lower resolution. I suspect that the actual sensor resolution is the same as what is used for the video, which is 0.3 MP (640 x 480). In addition, the camera tends to have a slow shutter speed underwater due to limited light and this causes a lot of blurred images. Of the 30 or so pictures I took, only about 5 were even worth keeping. The videos were actually quite good however, and really impart a sense of 'being there' that still images can't capture anyway. There was an odd 'warping' effect that occured sometimes when panning on videos. The whole image just seems to shift or warp in size for a few frames and then looks OK again. I contacted Liquid Image about this, but they had no explanation.

This was my first attempt at underwater photography and I was prepared to accept the loss of color which will always occur unless you use artificial light. The camera is at its best in shallow water where more light gets through and the bluing affect is minimal anyway. So this is not too big an issue unless you are trying to shoot something that is more than 15 ft. deep.

Image quality aside, I found I struggled with three things the entire week:
1. Getting the camera into a known state (picture or video)
2. Aiming properly
3. Getting the proper angle

Because this camera can only go in shallow water, the sun will almost always overpower the tiny LED that shows the camera status.
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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful By B. Williams on September 9, 2008
We took new camera mask to Fiji. Some of the pictures were very good. There were many limitiations:
1) The camera quickly turns itself off, so you cannot take many pictures in a row.
2) You cannot tell on a sunny day if you are in video or picture mode. We finally waited for a beep to turn itself off, before proceeding.
3) The camera did leak water, even when using silicone.
4) There is no web support.
5) Cannot easily remove mini SD chip
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James W. Mason on July 30, 2009
This camera is an all around good buy for individuals who are new to snorkeling and scuba. In addiditon to the underwater abilities it also takes good pictures on land too. I took this camera to Panama City and did some testing for a Cozumel trip and never had a problem functionwise. In one instance I took it up with me for Parasailing and got some nice shots and even some video. Turned out great. Since there is no flash you are heavily reliant on the amount of sun outside. It works great on clear skies, partly cloudy, and light overcast. Anything beyond that and the quality degrades quickly, especialy under water. That being said I have some pointers for those considering buying one of these.
1. When using it under water do not move after you hear the beep. The shutter snaps about 1-1.5 seconds after you press the button and hear the beep. Not doing this makes the pictures very blury.
2. Take tons of pictures.. In another review a person said that they got 5 good pics out of 30 shots. This is a valid statement. Since there is no way to immediately view the picture that was taken it is better to bank on volume and then upon review later pick the ones that need to be saved or deleted.
3. If you dont have a laptop to take with you for extended trips, consider getting a netbook so you can see the pics quicker vs. waiting till the trip is done. This is a basic enough device that you will have no problems reviewing your pictures on an Acer Netbook (about the cheapest of the netbooks). Haviong something to review a days worth of shots can help you get a better handle on the mechanics of the camera to take better pictures the next day..
4. Before you take it on vacation practice and test it in a pool.. You WILL look a little goofy, but practice makes perfect pictures.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TCH on July 13, 2010
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The Camera Mask is a great mask with an OK camera. The video images are better than the still photos because the still photos tend to be blurry. There isn't a light with the camera, so the water needs to be fairly clear to get a good shot. Also, there is no sound on the video.

Given all that, it's still fun to get underwater photos without having to carry around a special camera. It's also a great way to get kids to swim underwater more.
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