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The SeaLife Photo/Video LED Light is that better than the SL961 Digital Pro Flash? or is there advantages the flash has that the Led light doesnt?
Hello Dennis, if you are doing more video and still pictures, then you are going to order the strobe. If all you are doing is video then you are going to want the video light. With the video light every time you take a still pic it will turn off the light. If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
Thanks for your two previous answers. I just have a couple more to ask. 1. I noticed that the DC1400 with external flash attachment does not show an internal flash. Is that a cap over the flash while the external is mounted? 2. With the external video light attached, does the internal flash work to take good pictures. I want to use the camera above water more than I do diving. I only get to dive the good waters once a year and I get to visit my grandkids many times during the year. I want to be able to shoot good still pictures and video then as well as below water when I dive. Most of the pictures below water will be still shots. Which would be my best choice at this time, knowing that I may add the other light next year. (Flash this year, video light next year or vise versa)
Hello Curt, yes with the flash link adaptor installed on the camera it will cover the internal flash. So that when the internal flash go off it sends it to the flash so the strobe know when you are taking a picture and makes the strobe go off. As for attaching the video light when you take a still picture it send a signal to turn the video light off. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
You said that when taking a still picture the light turns off. Is this before or after you take the picture?
HELP!HELP! I NEED A CAMERA ASAP. WHICH IS BETTER WITH THE SEALIFE DC 1400 THE DIGITAL PRO FLASH OR THE LED VIDEO LIGHT? IS EITHER EVEN NEEDED? IVE ONLY MESSED AROUND WITH OTHER DIVERS CAMERAS BUT I WANT MY OWN.
Neither is better than the other, but rather are used for different functions. Use the Digital Pro Flash for still photography and the LED Video Light if you are mostly shooting video. Neither are necessary to use the camera, but both will improve your photography or video quality when used.
Can the video light be used effectively for still pictures too? And, if so, what are distance limitations?
Hello Felix, the video light does not make a good still picture strobe. If you are looking to take stills you need the digital strobe. With the video light taking stills the video light is designed to turn off when you take a still picture. So you do not get a lot of back scatter in your shot.
Can one use the video light to take still pictures? What I mean is it has a cancallation feature so it will not dim for stills. If one covered up the flash from the camera would it provide sufficient light for stills? I find using the built in flash inadequate because of backscatter. I was hoping to be able to just have one external light for less bulkiness. Still I do more stills than video so would it be better to have both flash and video light? Planning to upgrade my old sea life camera/flash set (DC 600).
Hello Tim, the video light is designed to turn off when you take a still picture. So if you take more stills then video I would suggest going with the digital pro flash. Or if you do both still and video then I would suggest going with the Sealife DC1400 14 Megapixel Underwater Camera Pro Duo Kit with L.E.D. Video Light and Digital Pro Flash web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-535/168210/Sealife-DC1400-14-Megapixel-Underwater-Camera-Pro-Duo-Kit-with-L.E.D.-Video-Light-and-Digital-Pro-Flash.html.
Does the waterproof camera housing come in other colors other than Black? If so what colors and does scuba.com carry them?
So if I understand this correctly, the video light turns off for still pictures and it then just uses the built in flash?? But can you use the video mode without the video light? I am assuming not so if you wanted to do both one would need both flashes is that correct? Also being unfamiliar with videos, how much memory (card space) does say a 1 minute stream of video take up? How much video could one take on say an 8 gig card?
The video light has a cut-out sensor that dims the light when it senses a strobe or flash firing so as to not wash our your photos. You CAN shoot video without any light at all if conditions allow or you so choose. This camera is designed to function perfectly without either light if the user so chooses. On an average setting a user can expect approximately 45 minutes of video per GB of space on their memory card.
SeaLife DC1400 camera:
“Piano Key” controls for easy operation. 5 large buttons with big shutter and zooming lever for easy camera control, even with gloves on.
Easy Set-up mode – Easy 1-2-3 graphic on screen guide –takes the guess work out of setting up the camera for great pictures.
6 Underwater Modes for sharp, colorful underwater pictures under any conditions. Includes 4 built-in digital color correction filters.
Expandable with one or two SeaLife Digital Pro Flashes (SL961) and Photo-Video Lights (SL980) (Note: SL970 wide-angle lens will vignette)
Spy Mode – The camera automatically shoots continuous pictures at set time intervals.
Rubber armored, shock-resistant for rough handling and tough environments.
Depth tested to 200 ft (60m) – Guaranteed
Manual shutter and aperture control in Ext Flash mode.
No O-ring lubrication required – Hassle-free O-ring maintenance, Just keep O-ring clean!
HD Video mode – Record continuous High Definition video with sound
14 megapixel CCD for sharp, high-resolution pictures.
26mm Wide Angle lens. Get closer to the subject and fit everything into the picture.
Super Macro Auto focus from 1” (2.5cm) to ∞
SeaLife Photo/Video Light
Powerful 500 lumen LED light. Latest LED technology featuring 3 x 3W Cree XP-G R5 LEDs.
One button control for easy operation. One button to power light on/off and select light modes.
Quick-release detachable head - Detach light from its arm for aiming into dark areas and discover hiding sea creatures.
Flash Cancellation mode - Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash.
No hot spots. Soft, 70 degree light beam evenly illuminates the subject with no hot spots.
Depth tested to 300 ft (100m) – Guaranteed
Customized Light Modes – Select between 8 different light mode settings:
Flash Cancellation ON or OFF: Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash.
Light Power Levels: Single power (100%) or 3 power (100%→50%→25%) or 3 power plus signal (100%→50%→25%→Blinking→SOS)
Power Overdrive: Increase light power to 600 lumens for 2 minute.
Coiled safety lanyard so you don’t lose the light when it’s disconnected from its arm.
Rubber hood for added shock protection against drops and rough handling.
What's in the Box:
1x Digital Camera (SL72001) w/ lanyard
1x Camera pouch (SL70090)
1x Underwater Housing (SL114) w/lanyard (SL72070)
1x User manual (SL72025) & Quick Guide (SL72024)
1x USB cable (SL18130)
1x AV cable (SL18131)
1x AC power adapter (SL72032)
1x International plug adapters (SL19003)
1x Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (SL7014)
1x Flash Link optical cable adapter (SL72052)
1x Flash Diffuser (SL72071) with lanyard (SL95010)
1x Moisture Muncher / 2-pack sample (SL2522)
1x Cleaning brush (SL256) & lens cloth (SL25210)
1x 3-in-1 Photo-Video Light (SL980)
1x Carry Case for camera, housing & light (SL947)
1x Instruction Manual/Light (SL9805)
1x Spare O-rings/Light (SL9806)
1x Silicone O-ring Lube/Light (SL9807)
1x O ring removal tool (SL9808)
1x Mounting screw for 1 accessory (SL96025)
1x Mounting screw for 2 accessories (SL96022)
SeaLife DC1400 Specifications
Image Sensor 14 mega pixel CCD (1/2.33”)
Color 24-bit color (RGB)
Image Resolution 4288x3216(14mp), 3264x2448(8mp), 2304x1728(4mp), 1600x1200(2mp), 640x480 (VGA)
File Format JPEG
Movie Resolution HD 720p / 30fps, 640x480 or 320x240
File Format AVI (Motion JPEG)
Lens 5X Optical Zoom
Aperture: F2.8(W) – F7.9(T)
Focal Length 4.7mm ~ 23.5mm
Film equivalent = 26 ~ 130mm
Focus Type Auto Focus from 1” (2.5cm) to infinity
Focus Modes Auto, AF Tracking, Face Detection, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity.
Focusing Ranges Auto focus/no zoom: 6” (15cm) to ∞
Auto focus/5X zoom: 24” (60cm) to∞
Macro focus: 2” (5cm) to ∞
Super Macro focus: 1” (2.5cm) to ∞
Infinity focus: 3ft (90cm) to ∞
Horizontal field of view / No zoom:
Land: 68 °
Underwater: 51 °
Zoom 25X Total zoom
Shutter Speed Mechanical shutter
1 to 1/2000 second
Recycle Time As fast as 0.3 seconds (Ext Flash mode, flash on, landscape focus)
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800,1600, 3200
Flash Auto, Force ON, OFF, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Pre Flash
Scene Modes 6 Underwater Modes:
Dive mode with UW color correction
Snorkel mode with UW color correction
Ext Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external flash(es).
Ext Light Mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external photo-video light(s).
Ext Flash + Light mode - for automatic exposure settings when using external flash and photo-video light combination.
Ext Flash Manual mode for manual aperture and shutter speed exposure controls when using one or two external flash accessories.
27 Land modes: Program AE, Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Intelligent Scene, Sports, Smile Detection, Anti-Shake, Panorama, Skin Soften, De-Blemish, Portrait Man, Portrait Lady, Landscape, Sport, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Candlelight, Fireworks, Text, Sunset, Sunrise, Splash Water, Flow water, Snow, Beach, Pets and Natural Green.
Auto, Manual (-2 ~ +2 EV in 1/3 steps) or Ext Flash Manual
White Balance Land: Auto, Manual, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2
Underwater: Ext Flash WB, Blue water <25ft/8m, Blue Water > 25ft/8m, Green water <25ft/8m, Green Water >25ft/8m
Self-Timer Self Portrait, 2 second, 10 second delay, and 10+2 second (2 pictures)
Shooting Modes SPY mode, Single shot, Continuous (3pics), Continuous Flash, AEB (bracketing), Album Shot, Burst, Pre-Shot, Couple Shot, Burst 30fps
LCD 3.0' color LTPS TFT LCD
External: SD/SDHC card up to 32GB (Recommend 16GB Class6 SDHC card)
Read/Write Speed 3 MB/s
Video Output Yes (NTSC and PAL support)
Audio Output Yes (mono, 1x speaker)
EXIF Format EXIF 2.2
USB Version 2.0
Operating Environment PC: Windows XP / Vista / 7
MAC: OS 10.4 and up
Included printed English manual.
German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch languages available on SeaLife website.
On-Screen Display: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (T-C and S-C), Korean
Instruction manual: English (printed), German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Connector USB connector, AV connector, USB AC power adapter
Battery: Lithium rechargeable battery (3.7v, 700 mAh)
Battery Life 200+ pictures, 2+ hours, 2-tank dive per charge
Certification CE, ROHS, FCC
134 grams (4.7 ounces)
WITH battery and SD card.
2.4”H x 3.8”W x 0.8”D
60mm x 97mm x 19mm
Underwater Housing Specifications
Depth Individually depth tested to 200' (60 m)
Controls Control buttons for Power, Shutter, Zoom, Mode (video or still image), Playback, Focus, Flash, Menu.
Operating Temp. 33 degrees F to 110 degrees F
Storage Temp. -20 degrees F to 140 degrees F
Lens Port Optical glass lens port with anti-reflective coating
With snap-on ring to adapt accessory lenses
LCD Optical grade polycarbonate window
Tripod Mount Standard 1/4-20 tripod threads to adapt accessories
Lanyard Padded lanyard with swiveled attachment clip
Hardware 304-316 series marine grade stainless steel metal hardware
Material Rubber overmolded polycarbonate housing.
Weight 370 grams (13 ounces) Housing only without inner camera
504 grams (17.7 ounces) Housing and inner camera
3.7” H X ” 5.3W X 2.8” D inches
93mm X 135mm X 71mm
Warranty 1 year limited warranty
Sealife is helping scuba divers improve their underwater photography by offering the Sealife DC1400 14.0 Megapixel Pro Kits. These kits, offering either the Sealife Digital Pro Flash or the Sealife L.E.D. Video Light are complete packages for the diver looking to take the next step in honing their underwater photo or video skills.
Perfect for the beginner and advanced photographer alike, eScuba.com is making taking great underwater photographs easy for all levels of divers and snorkelers by introducing the Sealife DC1400 Digital Underwater Camera with HD Video. Easily Sealife’s most advanced and feature packed product to date, the DC1400 uses large “Piano Key” controls, for easy operation, a rubber armored, shock resistant coating on the housing, and is depth tested to 200 ft/60 meters. The internal camera boasts a new HD Video mode that allows the diver to record continuous High Definition Video with sound, a 14 megapixel CCD for sharp, high-resolution pictures and a 26mm Wide Angle lens that eliminates the need for the external wide angle lens used by previous models.
Other important features include the Super Macro Auto Focus that allows the diver to focus all the way down to 1”/2.5cm and 25x Zoom. With the large 3” /7.62cm LCD screen and optical image stabilization and up to 26 different pre-set scene modes, the diver will be able to see exactly what they are shooting and be assured that it will appear the same in the image. Powered by a rechargeable, 700mAh Lithium battery designed to last up to 2 hours/200+ pictures, the camera has enough power to last through an average 2 tank dive. Travelling divers will be excited to learn that all these features are packed into a camera and housing set that weighs in at 17.7 ounces/504 grams.
Next in the package Sealife includes the SL961 Digital Pro Flash and Flashlink OR the SL980 L.E.D. Video Light. The Digital Pro Flash was designed specifically for underwater digital photography. The strobe is designed for any level of user, offering variable power adjustments allowing the manual fine tuning of the flash power or a new Auto Mode setting that adjusts the brightness of the flash automatically to give the diver the perfect exposure of their shot. The Sealife L.E.D. Video Light has been designed as an affordable, multi-purpose light with a primary function of offering bright, color correct lighting for underwater video using the latest in L.E.D. technology. Whether your main focus is Digital Still photography or Underwater Video, these lights will aid with color correction and illumination of underwater subjects.
The Pro Kit is completed with the inclusion of USB and Video cables for downloading your images or video, a long-life 700 mAh lithium ion battery and charger, a care kit, wrist lanyard and carry pouch for the camera. It all fits conveniently into the padded, soft carry case included as a final touch. Sealife’s DC1400 Elite Kits are the perfect choice for any beginner through advanced underwater photographer and will have you shooting like a "pro" in no time and for years to come.