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Versatile Underwater Camera


December 10, 2003

Thursday December 11, 2003

Continuing the theme of underwater exploration begun with last week's look at the state-of the-art SpyFish STV, this versatile underwater camera brings the fun of recording what's going on beneath the surface of the ocean, lake or backyard pool closer to reach of the average budget. The Underwater Cam from Swann records up to 4 hours of sub-marine action to a depth of 16m in colour and connects to camcorders, TVs, VCRs, portable monitors and LCD Screens with AV inputs.

With 20m of cable and an operaing time of uo to four hours on one battery charge, Underwater Cam Ideal for recording and improving kids' swimming techniques, diving and snorkeling, checking the condition of your boat beneath the waterline and research, rescue, or even plumbling purposes where wells, dams, rivers and flooded mine shafts need to be explored.

The camera takes 250 x 920pixels video images via a 1/3" CMOS sensor and the in-built white LEDS project light underwater to enable image capture in murky waters .

Visit www.swann.com.au to learn more.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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