The Deep Blue Pro underwater video camera is our Flagship camera. First unit coming off the line in 1997 it is our longest running and highest sales volume unit that we offer. Offering great images and outstanding reliability the Deep Blue Pro is still a great option for people looking to add a high quality drop / towed underwater video camera at a price that make sense for many.
Base Package Includes:
- Camera Head
- Umbilical Cable
- Hand Held Cable Reel (up to 200 ft. Cable Length)
- Power/Video Connections to connect to AC or DC power and monitor/recorder
- Drift Stabilizer Fin
- Cable Clamp for anchoring or turning camera head
ProPack 200 adds:
- Pelican Case with full connection consul
- 10″ High Bright Color LCD Monitor
- Video Recorder
- 12 Volt Rechargeable Battery
- Imaging Device: 1/3″ 960H High Sensitivity CCD
- Video Format: NTSC
- Picture Elements NTSC: 1020(H)x508(V)
- Effective Picture Elements: NTSC: 976(H) x 494(V)
- Horizontal Resolution: More than 750 TVL
- Sensitivity: 0.1 lux
- Diameter: 0.32”
- Weight in air: 3 lbs. / 50ft.
- Length: Standard 50 ft. to 200 ft. / Long: up to 900 ft.
- Jacket: Poly-urethane cut resistant
- Construction: 1ea. 75 ohm coax, 8ea 600v power wires
- Size: 3” D x 3.5” L
- Construction: Anodized cast aluminum
- Finish: Thermoplastic Paint
- Pressure Rating: 300 ft. with compression fitting / 1000 ft. with submarine plug
How far can you see?
Viewing distance is almost exclusively a function of water clarity. If you have dirty water viewing distance will be limited. In clear water you will have much better viewing distance. Poorest viewing will be just a foot or two. In good conditions you can effectively see 20-25 feet.
Adding more light will not help in dirty water conditions. Getting your light farther from the camera will help a bit in dirty water.
Does the camera come with light?
The Delta Vision cameras do come with internal bright white LED’s. Plus, you can purchase external battery-operated lighting for the Delta Vision or Deep Blue models. In cold saltwater such as the Puget Sound you can see on natural light down to about 100 feet during daylight hours.
Can I get more cable later?
You can order any of our cameras with lengths of 50 to 600 feet of cable. Typically, you want to order about 15% more cable than you think you will need. Some customers will order a short and a long cable. You will need to order the camera disconnection option at the time of purchase to be able to change out cables. The standard cable set up uses a compression fitting on the cable. The camera cannot be disconnected using the compression fitting.
What can I use to watch the camera on?
We do sell a surface monitoring/recording case with a 12V battery you can view any of our cameras on. You can also use any monitor that has an RCA composite video input (Standard Definition Models). If you have an HD model you will use the HDMI input on any TV.
What about power for the camera?
The camera runs on 12V DC power and uses only 250mA. There are two power connections that come with the camera. DC car jack and a 120-240AC to 12V DC power supply for AC power.
How do you control the camera?
All cameras come with a current stabilizer fin. The camera is designed to look into the current while deployed. If you are using the camera in low currents or very shallow you can use the cable clamp/handle to rotate the camera by spinning the cable. The cable has very high torsional strength so this works fairly well.