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.

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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.

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