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SeaLife Micro 2.0

SeaLife Micro 2.0 Digital Camera

16MP CMOS 60m Aug 2016
Megapixel Count Waterproof Sensor Type Maximum Waterproof Depth Release Date
Small and ergonomic, the Micro 2.0 camera is easy to handle underwater, operating with three wide Piano Key controls. Features 16MP SONY CMOS Image Sensor for stunning still images, full 1080p HD... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Size

Some SeaLife Micro 2.0 reviewers who purchased the SeaLife Micro 2.0 reckoned that it was lightweight. In October this year Pc Mag scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Lightweight in the hand”. Pc Mag also wrote “The Tap is lightweight and fun to travel”.

One SeaLife Micro 2.0 owner who bought the product said that it was compact.

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Good Connectivity

A few SeaLife Micro 2.0 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. Pc Mag said this month “Built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of the SeaLife Micro 2.0. Pc Mag also wrote “Compact size Comes with Alexa Convenient wireless charging cradle”.

One customer who reviewed the SeaLife Micro 2.0 wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag a few weeks ago “USB adapter is easy to lose”.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One SeaLife Micro 2.0 owner who reviewed the SeaLife Micro 2.0 thought it was good in terms of power usage. This month Pc Mag scored this digital camera 70 out of 100 and wrote “Very energy efficient” in their SeaLife Micro 2.0 review.

Good Product Quality

One SeaLife Micro 2.0 owner considered that it was good quality. This year Pc Mag gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and said in their SeaLife Micro 2.0 review on PC Mag “Better sound quality than the Echo Dot”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who purchased it thought it had a good lens.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “Its ultra-wide lens is a plus for underwater photography, where getting i” .

Just Released Four Months Ago

This compact camera has only been on the market for four months. Newer cameras like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

Good Quality Pictures

One SeaLife Micro 2.0 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images.

Waterproof

The Micro 2.0 is waterproof, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Micro 2.0 are not waterproof.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other latest compact cameras, the Micro 2.0 supports WiFi connectivity.

Other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100, the Fujifilm X70 ($680.00), or the Canon G7 X Mark II.

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Very High Maximum Waterproof Depth

With a maximum waterproof depth of 60 meters, the Micro 2.0 has a very high maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Micro 2.0. Across all the newly released cameras the maximum waterproof depths range from 3m to 60m.

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 32,000 megabytes, the SeaLife Micro 2.0 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst cameras of this age. The internal memory of digital cameras that were released in the last year range from 8MB to 32GB.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Micro 2.0 that we have checked, the battery capacity of the SeaLife Micro 2.0 of 2,400 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest. The battery capacities of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Micro 2.0 range from 680mAh to 2,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,400mAh.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Micro 2.0 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by new compact cameras. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800" and "Auto" are also supported by this SeaLife camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many latest similar spec cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was not quick to charge. Pc Mag wrote “Can't dock to charge while using Sling” yet they still gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was not easy to use. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera this year “Because it's not always listening you have to push a button to talk Alexa isn't as convenient to use on the Tap as it is on the other Echo devices” .

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year, the SeaLife Micro 2.0 does not have an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Lumix DMC-TZ100, or the DMC-LX15 both from Panasonic or the Canon G7 X Mark II.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SeaLife Micro 2.0 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other new cameras.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100, the Fujifilm X70 ($680.00), or the Canon PowerShot G9 X ($428.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact cameras that have been around for the last year are not 3D compatible. The Micro 2.0 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The SeaLife Micro 2.0 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other new compact cameras also do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon G7 X Mark II which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The SeaLife Micro 2.0 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Micro 2.0 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year, the Micro 2.0 does not have a built-in flash.

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Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of new compact cameras range from 2.3" to 3". With a screen size of only 2.4 inches, the Micro 2.0 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-LX15 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The Micro 2.0 has a quite low megapixel count (only 16 megapixels) compared to most of the other latest compact cameras. The lowest megapixel count of latest compact cameras is 16MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 19MP.

If this SeaLife camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-LX15 (20.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year have maximum ISO speeds of between 800 and 52,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 800, the SeaLife Micro 2.0 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Micro 2.0.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the latest compact cameras the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.04s to 60s. The Micro 2.0 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 0.04 seconds) compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Micro 2.0 is more than most digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC and MP4 are also supported by this SeaLife camera.

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2 Other reasons to consider the SeaLife Micro 2.0

Average Weight

The Micro 2.0 has a pretty typical weight (279 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot G9 X ($428.99) (185g and higher rated), the Fujifilm X70 ($680.00) (302g and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (268g and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G9 X ($428.99), or the G7 X Mark II both from Canon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Shock Resistant Case
Lens System
Fixed Focal Length
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Included Wrist Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker
Relative Aperture (F-Number)

Expert Reviews

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18 March 2016

The SeaLife Micro 2.0 WiFi can dive deeper than most waterproof point-and-shoot cameras, but it's a slow performer...

Waterproof to 200 feet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Large easy-press controls
Ultra-wide lens
1080 60 video capture
Lengthy shutter lag
USB adapter is easy to lose
Low-res rear LCD
Fish-eye look isn't for everyone
Wi-Fi remote feature has blocky, low-quality feed

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