Waterproof up to 50 Feet!
Underwater max. 12.0 Mega Pixels Digital Camera with waterproof housing
Anti-shake, face detection, red eye reduction
Charman W500N Waterproof Digital Camera is an ultra compact waterproof digital camera. It captures the motions underwater up to a maximum depth of 50 feet (15 metres). With a high precision 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS sensor, flash light with red eye reduction mode, 10 scene settings, +/- 2.0 exposure setting, ISO up to 400, anti-shaking and face detection, this underwater digital camera qualifies as the ultimate gadget for snapshot photography and underwater video shooting. (Important Note: Please be aware that there was no audible sound in the video clips taken by this camera, since the design of this camera is for underwater use)
This waterproof digital camera supports up to 32GB SDHC memory card, and uses AAA alkaline battery. Battery lasts for about 2 hours under normal use. For cost saving purpose in the long run, rechargeable AAA battery can be used as a replacement for AAA alkaline battery. "Energizer recharge" AAA rechargeable battery (1000 mAh type) has been tested with this camera and the performance is excellent. As battery is not included in the package, please buy AAA alkaline battery or AAA rechargeable battery to operate this camera.
The camera, with its tailor designed housing on, is capable to withstand water pressure under total submerged condition up to a water depth of 50 feet (15 metres). Its maximum operation depth is 50 feet (15 metres) underwater! It weighs 10.5 oz (298g) with battery, housing and strap on, and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, boating, surfing, skiing, as well as beach and camping activities. A detailed English user manual is included with the camera, while the on-screen operation menu supports English and multiple European languages.
Lomography and Underwater Photography
As lomographers, you are encouraged to take a lighthearted approach to your photography, and use techniques such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure and blurring. This attitude works for digital camera as well and it applies even in underwater environment. If you take a lighthearted approach in using this camera, you may be able to obtain some imperfect but fascinating pictures in your snapshots.
For best results, please use the default 5.0 MP setting for photo taking. The picture quality at the default 5.0 MP (2560 x 1920) is stable and vivid. When the interpolated 12.0 MP mode is chosen, picture quality is sacrificed for the higher resolution. For video filming, the VGA video mode (no audible sound) (640 x 480 at 30fps) give good quality motion pictures.
Description : Charman W900N waterproof digital camera (use with housing)
Sensor : 5.0 Mega Pixels CMOS sensor
Max Resolution : 12.0 Mega Pixels (interpolation)
Lens : F3.0, f=7.45mm
Digital Zoom : 8X
Focus Range : 1.5m to infinity (normal), 20cm to 50cm (macro)
White Balance : Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent
Date Imprinting : Date, Date & Time, Off
Scene Mode : Auto, Scenary, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Party, Beach, High Sensitivity, Underwater
Shutter Speed : 1/12 to 1/1000 seconds
Sharpness : Soft, Normal, Strong
Anti-Shaking : Yes
Face Detection : On / Off
ISO : Auto / 50 / 100 / 200 / 400
Flash : 1.2 ~ 1.8m with Auto / Off / Force On / Red Eye Reduction Mode
Playback Function: Delete, Rotate, Protect, Slide Show, Crop
Webcam : Yes
LCD Display : 2.4" Color TFT LCD display
Memory Card : Card Slot supports SDHC cards up to 32GB (this memory card is not included)
Movie Clips : MJPEG (AVI), resolution at VGA(30fps), QVGA (30fps) (no audible sound)
Still Image : JPEG, resolution at 0.3MP (VGA 640 x 480), 1.3MP (1280 x 960), 3MP (2048 x 1536),
5MP (2560 x 1920, default), 9MP (3456 x 2580) / 12MP (4032 x 3024) (interpolation)
Self-timer : Off / 10 sec. / 2 sec. / 3 frame continuous shoot
Interface : USB 2.0 Hight Speed
Language : English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Simplied Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
Auto Poweroff : Off / 1 minute / 3 minutes
Power Source : AAA alkaline battery (not included)
Accessories : USB cable, CD-ROM software disc, camera pouch, strap, user's manual
Weight : 298g with battery, housing and strap
Dimension : 98 (W) x 62 (H) x 32 (D) mm (camera without housing)
Colour : Green
Max Depth : 50 feet (15 meters)
Packing : original cardboard box packing
Supported OS : Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 and MAC OS X (10.2.6 or higher)
You will enjoy FREE SHIPPING for this item. We will send this item at no cost to you by airmail. The target delivery time of Hongkong Post is about 15 days to 22 days to various locations in the world.
For customers with delivery address in Brazil and Italy, please note that EMS (express mail service) is the only reliable delivery method. This is due to the extreme high rate of delivery problem in the form of delay or loss. The additional cost is $36 USD for addresses in Brazil and Italy. EMS offers a faster, reliable delivery with full tracking.
VALUE ADDED TAX
Value added tax, usually abbreviated as VAT, is the import tax for the item you purchased. It is also called "customs duty" or "duty". Buyers of this item shall be responsible for paying the VAT.
Different countries will have their own VAT relief threshold, as well as the VAT payable for items above the relief threshold. The following information comes from the Hongkong Post postal intelligence section. The information, which is last updated in November 2011, is given as reference only. Please refer to the relevant authority in your country for updated information.
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Buyers with delivery addresses in UK, for example, have to pay 20% VAT according to the above table. Please be aware of this hidden cost when you consider to buy this item.
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Best Performance Guidelines
For best performance of this camera, please consider the following useful information:
(A) Please read the Instruction Manual and Housing Manual thoroughly before use.
(B) Install the digital camera into the waterproof housing
1. Load the battery and SD card, and check if all functions work normally;
2. Push the safe lock, and open the rear cover of housing (refer to Housing Manual for details);
3. Visually inspect for dust, sand, hair, or any other objects adhering to the O-ring. If any is found, remove it completely;
4. Load the camera into the housing;
5. Close the rear cover; and
6. Close the latch cover. After closing, push the safe lock back to its original position.
Battery is not included. Please buy your own battery.
Make sure the AAA battery you use is "alkaline" battery. "Energizer" is a commonly used alkaline battery type which provide a stable performance. There are two types of Energizer alkaline battery: The Energizer Advanced is a more longlasting alkaline battery, while the Energizer Max is an everyday use alkaline battery.
Rechargeable battery can be used for cost saving in the long run. The Energizer Recharge is a typical high capacity rechargeable battery which is suitable for digital cameras. Please choose the highest capacity type (1000mAh) when you choose rechargeable AAA battery.
(D) Waterproof O-ring Maintenance
The O-ring is for protection against flooding the digital camera. The O-ring requires consistent maintenance by retaining its watertight integrity. The user should perform the following steps before camera use:
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Note: This is a test video taken with Charman W500N underwater camera. The video format has been converted from the original MJPEG to MP4 for easy uploading. There is a slight deterioration in video quality, and freezes or "hiccups" might happen during your first time viewing. The video improves when you view it for the second time.
Since this camera is designed for underwater use, there is no sound recording for video clips.
The following 7 pictures are taken with Charman W500N underwater camera
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Refund will be given as
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Return policy details
As long as the item is in the same new condition and the original packing is intact, we shall warrant a full refund.