Shooting under water

() - January 22, 2011 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines –  Scuba divers love the mystique of the underwater world. From coral reefs to a wide variety of brilliantly-hued sea creatures, the flora and fauna of the sea are what beckons water sports enthusiasts to explore the colorful depths of the ocean.

The wonders of the sea can be immortalized and shared with Liquid Image underwater cameras. Liquid Image creates products fit for active lifestyles by incorporating electronics with traditional sporting goods items. Its award-winning products include cameras for off-road sports, snow sports, and scuba diving.

In the Philippines, Liquid Image products are exclusively available at Cutting Edge Stores, a unique lifestyle gift store that features the world’s best brands in outdoor and travel gadgets, home and office tools, games, hobbies, and electronics. It showcases only the hottest and most sought-after, world-class merchandise.

Cutting Edge recently rolled out the red carpet to welcome the new line of Liquid Image underwater cameras and accessories found only in their stores.

• Scuba Series HD320 (SRP P13,995). Keep your hands free as you dive! This gadget allows divers to enjoy and immortalize the vibrant underwater scene with its integrated waterproof HD 720p digital video camera plus photographs at 5 megapixels. The first in this line of Liquid Image’s products, the high-definition Scuba Series HD320 was tested and certified to a depth rating of 35 meters or 115 feet. It comes with a 64 MB and Flash internal memory. An integrated micro SD/SDHC card slot allows the memory to be upgraded to 32 GB.

Scuba series HD322a is an upgrade of the previous HD320 model. This version features the same impressive specifications with that of its predecessor and more.

• Scuba Series HD 322 (P19,995). An upgrade of the previous HD320 model, this version features the same impressive specifications with that of its predecessor and more. The lens was modified, doubling the Scuba Series HD320’s field of view to capture all the action underwater in high definition while snorkeling or scuba diving. The Wide Angle Scuba Series HD322 Camera Mask comes equipped with a 135-degree wide angle lens which captures a larger field of view and addresses the limitations of the previous 54-degree lens. It’s a mid-size dive mask that records HD720p video along with 5.0MP still images. The depth rating on this new model is 40m/130 ft. It comes with a 2GB micro SD card and can increase up to 32 GB. It operates on 4x AAA batteries.

• 342 Torch & Mount Wide Angle 4.7w (P4,895). This accessory enhances any underwater video shots with its 4.7w high-power LED light source and 130 lumens light output. Its wide-angle beam eliminates hot spots common with the use of spot light torches. The bracket can be rotated inward and outward to focus the beam on closer objects or create contrast and light illumination on an object. The light bracket is easy to attach to the camera mask with a single screw. The 4.7W Dive Side Light is depth certified to 120m (400ft) and has a burn rate of 600 minutes.

Cutting Edge has five outlets located at the second floor, TriNoma, telephone number 901-3229; UGF, Bldg. A, SM Megamall, tel: 633-8601; third floor, Greenbelt 5, tel: 728-0351; second floor, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, tel: 556-0394; fourth floor, Eastwood Mall, tel: 470-9247. For information, visit www.facebook.com/cuttingedgestores.

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