January 23, 2009 Liquid Image has seriously upgraded its range of camera scuba masks with the introduction of its HD Scuba Series. The mask gives divers a simple to operate, hands-free tool for taking 720P (1280 x 720) video at 30 frames per second (with audio) as well as 5 MP (2560 x 1920) stills.

Shown at the 2009 CES, the SCUBA SERIES HD320 is tested and certified to a depth rating of 35 meters / 115 ft during production and includes adjustable light attachments for dimly lit conditions below 5 meters. The operating buttons on the original design have been replaced with large, glove-friendly levers and a darker silicon skirt shields peripheral vision.

So you know exactly what your shooting, crosshairs are marked on the on the lenses and an LED indicator lets you know when you are recording.

The units have a 64 MB Nand Flash internal memory expandable up to 32GB via a Micro SD/SDHC Card. One GB of memory is enough for around 30 minutes of recorded video.

The Liquid Image SCUBA SERIES HD320 will ship in Spring 2009 at around the USD$215 mark (not including lights). The as yet unpriced PRO HD350 SERIES, which is designed for use by professional scuba divers and will be tested and certified to a depth rating of 100 meters / 330 ft, is expected to ship at around the same time.