PMA 2010 Report
Waterproof and shockproof digital cameras are likely to become the hit of 2009, or at least; if it is up to the manufacturer. Various famous brands such as Olympus, Canon and Fujifilm have all introduced their own version of this type of camera, however, corporations such as General Imaging are also beginning to see the light. Although GE still seems unable to really get things started with a solidly built assortment of digital cameras, General Imaging did introduce the GE G3WP at the PMA 2009 show. The GE G3WP is a waterproof digital camera that can be used to a maximum depth of 10 feet. It features 12.2 Megapixels and an 4x optical zoom, all of which should add to the freedom of the active outdoor photographer, in order to capture his or her favorite moment.
In one of the smaller booths, EWA Marine 'pops up'. EWA Marine is a brand that provides (under)water sports solutions for the wide array of digital electronic equipment that is available nowadays. And what's better than capturing the fabulous underwater wildlife with a digital camera? EWA Marine provides many affordable solutions for any digital compact or DSLR camera you can think of, allowing you to explore the underwater world. New during PMA is an underwater housing for those who love snorkeling. Not every person is able to go for scuba diving or has the possibility to do it. Snorkeling is an entirely different thing.
The M/V Shearwater departs from West Palm Beach (Florida) towards the Bahamas where we go on our shark expedition. During this expedition we are searching for large sharks such as the tiger shark, the bull shark and the great hammerhead shark. The Nikon D80 in combination with the Nikon 12-24mm lens will capture a very special experience. I am nervous about what is to come. I do not know if they are healthy nerves or if they are nerves that make me ask myself if I should have booked this trip... After a very rough passage from West Palm Beach to the Bahamas I prepare my camera in the morning.
I just ran into Nadav from Fantasea Line who gave me an exclusive look at brand new underwater housing for the Nikon D40x digital SLR camera that was introduced just a week ago. The Fantasea Nikon D40x underwater case will be introduced next month, but thanks to Nadav you are able to get a first look of this brand new product. As soon as the product is officially introduced we will give you an update about the specifications as to weight, dimensions, etc. I believe the Nikon D40x will be very popular, also for the enthusiastic underwater photographer with the availability of the new Fantasea underwater housing, offering 10 Megapixel, 3 fps, low sensitivity of 100 ISO and longer-lasting battery.