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Average Customer Review: based on 5 reviews.Rating: Great camera
thank you for a quick respone,im interested in buying dc1400 but as u might know, everyone has a opinon. it has been compared to a polariod
Hello Jose Thank you for your inquiry! If some divers are comparing the DC1400 Pro Duo kit to a Polariod Land Camera, the only comparison would be the simplicity in their use! The DC1400 UnderWater Housing uses a piano key style buttons to interact with the fantastic 14 Megapixel digital camera inside the housing. Easy to use with out with gloves, no film, easy download and much, much more. Everything you want in a camera can be found with the DC1400 Pro Duo kit. 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 If you would like to place an order, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If I use this as a land camera too, can I change out the lens? Are there filters that fit on the lens? Thanks!
As a amature diver, i would like to get into UW photagraphy. Would you recommend this product for beginers?
Need sealife batterys for the 1400 camera do you carry them
Yes, you can find the Spare Replacement Battery for the Sealife Camera on our site at http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/068699/Sealife-Spare-Replacement-Battery.html
I want to purchase the DC 1400 Pro Duo Kit/LED Video/digital pro flash and maybe other accessories. I am going to Scuba expo in Chicago 2/15 will you have a booth to see the camera? can I purchase there or is there an advantage to ordering instead? Any other reommendations?
I bought the sealife 1200 two years ago from scuba.com. Love the camera but when I zoom out I get a shadow on the left side of my viewing area and also on my photos. I took in to a camera repair shop and they said it looks like everything is stable on it but they do not know why I am getting the shadow. Anyone know how or where I can get this fixed. Thank you.
You might want to contact Sealife directly for help with this. http://www.scuba.com/resources/repair/sealife.asp
I purchased this camera last year and took it to Wakatobi and Komodo. I had a major problem getting clear, up close/macro photos. I took numerous close up photos of clownfish in their anemones, as well as quite a few photos of static subjects like clams and shells. Most came out blurred. I read and reread the instructions, but had no luck. It seemed the best photos were taken at distance underwater as well as on land. What am I doing wrong? I would hate to have to find another camera. My old Minolta Weathermatic 35mm was great at any distance.
Contacting Sealife directly would be the best way to find out if the camera is defective. http://www.scuba.com/resources/repair/sealife.asp
I want to get my husband an underwater camera with lights attached for snorkeling which isnt too heavy to carry, easy to use and really takes great pictures. Does this camera meet these criteria? Are there other models I should be looking at?
I am looking to purchase the Sealife DC1400 14 Megapixel Underwater Dive Camera sea dragon pro duo. I had also looked at the Reef edition with the wide angle lens. Forgive me if this question seems to "basic" but I am new to diving and have zero knowledge of picture taking aside from point and shoot. Is there a wide angle lens option that can be added or purchased separately for the Sea Dragon Pro Duo or is it a one lens-comes as it is type camera? Im not sure it would matter to me but I am thinking it may be nice to expand my options with the camera in time if I want and be able to add the wide angle lens down the road. additionally, is the Pro Duo necessary or would just the camera be sufficient? my assumption is the extra lights and flashes are probably necessary for good photos under water. During my first 5 dives (in my cert. class) I used a VERY cheap camera (as I was not certain I would like diving but I LOVE it) and the photos were garbage so its time to invest in something better. Im just trying to balance and justify the dollars I spend. Thank you.
Hello Travis, yes if you go to: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/168263/Sealife-Fisheye-Wide-Angle-Lens.html. This would be the wide angle lens you would need for this camera.
So why when I click on the Sealife DC1400 14 Megapixel Underwater Camera Pro Duo Kit with L.E.D. Video Light and Digital Pro Flash to add it to the cart to purchase it on your website, it comes up in the cart as a DC1200 camera and accessories? What am I getting??? When I click on the DC1200 camera link in the cart, it takes me to the DC1400 description. Is the DC1200 a typo and it IS the DC1400 as I am expecting it to be?
Do you know if the light tray that comes with this kit is universal? Basically, could I put a GoPro cam on it as well? I really love this kit because it has everything you need to start taking pics. thanks for any help!
Hi Angela, Yes this tray is a standard fitting for cameras. For GoPro's you need a tripod mount to connect this to this tray. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/168352/Gopro-Tripod-Mount-for-HERO-Cameras..html
Are there significant upgrades in the sea life DC1400 sea dragon kit vs the regular (older) DC1400 pro duo kit? Is the camera model and flash different in any important way, or is it just the greater attachment flexibility and cross compatibility with other systems?
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 Digital Pro Flash
Auto mode automatically adjusts flash brightness for optimal image exposure
Variable power adjustment allows user to manually fine-tune flash brightness for desired effect and image exposure.
Includes Flash Link optical cable connection
Flexible, rubberized arm for easy aiming and sure grip.
Depth rated to 200 feet (60m)
5 pre-flash cancellation settings.
Effective underwater distance up to 8 feet (2.5m)
Approximately 100 flashes with 4 AA batteries (not included)
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 Digital Pro Flash w/ arm & tray (SL961)
1x 3-in-1 Photo-Video Light (SL980)
1x Soft Duo Case (SL944)
1x Flash link optical cable – Long (SL96208)
1x Instruction Manual/Flash (SL96154)
1x Instruction Manual/Light (SL9805)
1x Spare O-rings/Light (SL9806)
1x Silicone O-ring Lube/Light (SL9807)
1x O ring removal tool (SL9808)
2x 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