Epoque EHD-900 Ai Underwater Camera Kit - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation

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”Here are a few sample shots taken with the Epoque EHD-900 Ai, both above and under water.”


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My usual distortion test shot shows significant barrel distortion, and even at this size you can see the corner blurring.


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The image is horribly compressed, which loses a lot of fine detail, not that there was much to start with.


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Corner blurring and chromatic aberration are particularly bad.


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The monitor hood made the camera difficult to aim, and it refused to focus on this shell.


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Again, the terrible low-light focusing results in a blurred shot.


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At least this one is sharp, but that’s just because the seabed happened to be in the area that the camera had randomly focused on.


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Score in detail

  • Value 6
  • Image Quality 3
  • Build Quality 10

Features

Camera type Digital Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 9.12 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 3x
Image Sensor CMOS
Optical focal length Not stated, approx 35 to 105mm
Shutter speed Not stated
Auto focus Yes (just, barely)
Manual focus No
Max output resolution 3488x2616
Other resolutions 2592x1944, 1280x960, 4032x3024 (12MP interpolated)
Focus range 20cm to infinity, macro 5cm
Exposure control Program auto, scene modes
Exposure metering Yes (just, barely)
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV
Image Stabilisation No
ISO settings Auto only
LCD Monitor 2.4-inch, 115k dots
Viewfinder No
Flash range Not stated, approx 2.5m
Flash modes On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync
White balance modes Auto only
Drive modes Single shot only
Image formats JPEG
Picture adjustments No
Video (max res/format) VGA, 30fps
Movie length Not known, presumably card capacity
Self timer 10 secs
Memory card slot SD
Supplied memory No
Batteries supplied 2x AA
Charger supplied No
A/V output PAL, NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
Manual Six-page guide on single folded sheet, also 14-page manual

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 137mm
Depth (Millimeter) 100mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) Housing with camera 578gkg
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