By Martin Vedris

SYDNEY, NSW: Hold your breath on this: Tasco is going to fairly great ‘depths’ with its new $69 underwater digital camera. What depths are we talking? The new Intova SS1000 Snap Sights Sport Utility Digital Camera is waterproof to an impressive 15.24 metres.

For anyone who wanted to have a go at underwater photography but didn’t quite have the budget for some of the premium quality models on the market, this could be a good ‘toe in the water’.

It is being marketed to “divers, surfers, skiers, and adventure seekers”. According to the distributors, Tasco Sales Australia, it is also ideal for taking photos in the rain or at the beach.

For RRP $69 you get a 1.3-megapixel camera with 1280 x 960 resolution, and a 1.4-inch LCD viewfinder. It also features USB connectivity, it uses micro SD cards, and Tasco Sales states that the casing is waterproof to 15.24 metres.