DXG U579V Underwater Camera Pack Review

Posted: August 10, 2009
DXG U579V Underwater Camera Pack Review

Chris Hardwick and Sara Jean Underwood take a look at the ultimate summer item, the DXG U579V Underwater Pack with a water and weather proof camera for both 8 megapixel photographs and video.

What You Need To Know

  • The DXG Underwater Camera isn't as sleek and skinny like the Flip camcorder, but it's still thing enough to fit in your pocket at 1.5" thick.
  • It weights next to nothing!
  • The controls are easy to use, but it feels kind of cheap and plastic-y.
  • The case works well with the camcorder. Just pop open the case, power on the camera and you're good to go.
  • You can't access the menu or turn the camera off when it's in the case, so bring extra batteries if you plan to film a lot underwater.
  • The case also floats.
  • The vide looks better than we expected, with outdoor and normal light footage looking detailed and vibrant.
  • The colors are accurate but there's no image stabilization.
  • Low light footage isn't the best, but night mode helps make it less grainy.


  • $130.00 and worth every penny. The camcorder alone is good but you should spend the extra $20-30 for the underwater case.


  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5.(How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The camcorder is the perfect gadget for summer: affordable, good quality and easily made waterproof.



Comments are Closed

  • iReviewForYou

    Carissa and Sara are pretty good, and remember, Sara was with Chris Hardwick, who is a pretty straightforward reviewer, so he gets to say A LOT about gadgets while having his partner ask questions to intro his review. We can't always rely on our favorite Olivia Munn and Kevin now can we?

    Posted: August 28, 2009 12:52 PM
  • need4speedmwanted

    Chris was funny. I'm glad he had Sara there when he was talking and gesturing to make his points. Chris's voice is expressive.

    Those must have been Sara Jean's hands putting the DXG into the water proof case. If she can do that the camera can't be that difficult to use, it floats in water too. The camera functions ok and take vibrant videos. That's important info at this price.

    Posted: August 13, 2009 12:30 PM
  • byro1218

    shes cute cause it seems that she doesnt know what shes doing

    Posted: August 11, 2009 10:34 PM
  • threephasewolf

    i liked the show thought it was pretty cool, and the new girl is hot, but when is munn coming back she's hot and fun (the whole package).

    Posted: August 11, 2009 3:15 PM
  • nicksbia

    awww shes cute

    Posted: August 11, 2009 10:03 AM
  • FenchyisMB

    She is not as cool or good looking as Carissa. I prefer Carissa this person is boring. Carissa should be on this person sucks! If they are looking for someone to replace olivia munn or alison haislip then get the amazingly elegant Carissa Walford then this new boring person!

    Posted: August 10, 2009 7:19 PM
  • maruhan2

    I love chris
    that was so funny

    Posted: August 10, 2009 6:03 PM