Sealife DC1400 14 Megapixel Underwater Camera Pro Duo Kit with L.E.D. Video Light and Digital Pro Flash - 168204-a/069873

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Mfg Part #: SL726
14 Megapixels
  • 14 Megapixel model with HD Video
    • Includes brand new for 2014 V2014 firmware
    • Free international ac adapter included
    • Free USB cable lets you upload photos to your computer included
    • Free long-life 700 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery included
    • Free audio/video cable lets you view pictures on your TV included
    • Free care kit with moisture munchers included
    • Free Padded carry case for inner camera included
    • Easy 1-2-3 Setup Mode on screen for fast simple camera set up
    • Large 3.0" LCD display
    • HD Video mode with audio feature - Shoots 720p High Definition video
    • Non-slip, rubber armored housing
    • Built in 26mm Wide Angle Lens
    • Fast shutter response time - as fast as 0.1 seconds and quick start up
    • New and improved zoom toggle trigger makes zooming in and out easier
    • Use it without the housing for all your topside photos
    • Easy to operate full function controls using 5 large "piano key" buttons
    • 25x zoom (5X optical/5X digital zoom)
    • 27 Land Modes - Night and Day from Portrait to Landscape
    • 6 Underwater Modes:
      • Dive Mode - 4 Underwater color correction settings
      • Snorkel Mode - color correction matches shallow water light conditions
      • External Flash Auto Mode - allows for automatic exposure control
      • External Light Mode - auto exposure settings when using one or two external photo-video lights
      • External Flash + Light mode - auto exposure settings when using flash/photo-video light combo
      • External Manual Auto Mode - allows for manual aperture and shutter speed control
    • Sea Mode - "Color Booster" Richer colors at deeper depths
    • Spy Mode - automatically shoots continuous pictures at set time intervals
    • Auto focus system down to 2 inches
    • Adjustable white balance
    • Adjustable flash settings for use with or without macro lens
    • Internal flash with red-eye reduction
    • 20Mb built in memory - holds up to an average of 60 low-resolution pictures
    • Optional Secure Digital external memory (SD and SDHC card compatible up to 32GB) - see below to order
    • DEPTH: 200 feet
  • L.E.D. Video Light
    • Free base tray and video included
    • State of the art ultra bright L.E.D (Light Emitting Diode Technology)
    • High Intensity White L.E.D. light travels farther underwater for maximum visibility and truer colors
    • Shock and Impact resistant L.E.D. bulbs
    • The SeaLife Photo Video light serves as 3 lights in one
    • For bright, vivid colorful close-up reef pictures and videos
    • Comes mounted on the full adjustable, ergonomic SeaLife flash arm
    • Use it by itself as a night light
    • Quick-release handle. Remove light from its arm for aiming into dark areas and discovering hidden sea creatures
    • Latest LED technology featuring powerful 500 lumen L.E.D. lights
    • One button control for easy operation (One button to power light on/off and select light modes)
    • Includes flexible arm and tray. Easy aiming with rubberized flexible arm and universal mounting tray
    • Flash Cancellation mode - Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash
    • No hot spots - Soft, 70 degree light beam evenly illuminates the subject
    • BATTERY: 4 x AA Alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or Energizer Ultimate Lithium
    • DEPTH: 330 ft
  • Digital Pro Flash Strobe
    • Free base tray included
    • Free fiber optic cable included
    • Enhances color and brightness
    • Flexible arm allows for easy aiming at any angle
    • Rubberized arm provides a sure grip
    • 5 pre-flash cancellation settings
    • Powered by 4 AA batteries (not included - see below to order)
    • Mounts easily to all digital cameras equipped with external flash mount
    • Distance range from 2 to 8 ft.
    • DEPTH: 200 feet

Customer Reviews for Sealife DC1400 14 Megapixel Underwater Camera Pro Duo Kit with L.E.D. Video Light and Digital Pro Flash:

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Average Customer Review: based on 5 reviews.

Rating: Great camera
Reviewer: L Michelle Swindall  -  View all my reviews
I purchased the total package including both lights. The camera is great. Easy to use and takes good pictures. I would recommend this camera to any diver. I would purchase this camera package again.

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Rating: Sealife DC1400 14 Megapixel Underwater Camera Pro Duo Kit with L.E.D. Video Light and Digital Pro Flash
Reviewer: Lance Burton
Camera performs as expected. Housing that camera goes into is rugged with robust gaskets. Flash/video light are plenty bright. Photos and video/audio are also acceptable with decent clarity with minimal wash out. Flash and video light will stay energized (i.e., dont go into a "sleep") so will burn up the batteries if you forget to shut off between dives. When assembled, the video stalk/handgrip restricts ability to access camera shutter button easily. If using for video, make sure you wait for the little hour glass symbol to disappear if you are going to turn off camera after shooting your video else you will probably loose the video. Would purchase again.

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Rating: Pretty nice camera
Reviewer: Nathan McCord
I bought this set up as an alternative to getting an SLR and housing, and lights, as all that stuff that adds up very quickly, and it worked out pretty well. The camera itself is very simple and easy to use. The housing is also VERY simple and easy to use. This was really nice when I was going between normal photos and macro. The white balance didnt always seem to come out the way I hoped though. Even when switching the camera between the camera alone and with flash (in the easy setup menu), I didnt see much difference and the photos were a little too blue. The focusing was usually pretty good, although it took some time to figure out how far to push the button to focus before it took a photo. As far as battery life, the camera lasted 3 and a half dives on one day of diving. The video was pretty good too. I was disappointed that I couldnt change the zoom while it was recording, and the mic picked up everything so lots of breathing and bubble noise. The video light worked out decently well. It didnt really have much effect on wide shots until I was deep, like around 90ft or so. Im sure at night it would have been much more useful. I also loved having it as a regular dive light. I found more life living in holes and caves than anyone else on the dives, because I had the light right on my camera. The fresh batteries I put in at the beginning of my trip lasted into my 8th dive when they finally died, and I had the light on most of the time during the dives. Im back and forth on the flash. I did end up with a good amount of photos where it helped a lot, but I also ended up with a lot of photos that were washed out from too much flash. I would highly recommend the diffuser for the flash, I know it would have helped a lot of my photos. For subjects 3-6 feet away it worked pretty well, up close though it over powered the subject and washed out the photo. Also the arm is a little short and doesnt have quite the flexibility I would have liked to get certain shots. Also maybe having the balance of two flashes would have been better in certain situations. I learned my lesson the 2nd day of diving when the batteries died during my 2nd dive of the day, 4th dive of the trip. They should be replaced after every 2 dives at least. The flash was also more positively buoyant than anything else which made it interesting to work with the system at times. For the money I am very satisfied with the camera. I didnt expect to get SLR quality photos, but I still came out of a 8 dive trip with a lot of impressive shots.

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Rating: Sealife DC1400 14 Megapixel Underwater Camera Pro Duo Kit
Reviewer: Yedidyah L.
The camera arrived promptly and from my initial testing above water seems to be all that it claims. I will be testing it out more extensively in the Red Sea within the next month and will get back. The flash arrived with a small blemish on the front lens, but I imagine that after using for a while it will accumulate additional scratches so that it wont be noticeable :). One odd thing about the package is that while it came with a tether for the for the ring that fits on the camera for the adapter, there is no tether for the lens cap. I am hoping that I can get one from SeaLife directly.

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Rating: DC1400
Reviewer: Michael Jacobson
The unit itself seem to be fairy easy to use. I am disapointed in the case it came in. The zipper has already broke, on both sides. Michael

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Questions and Answers for Sealife DC1400 14 Megapixel Underwater Camera Pro Duo Kit with L.E.D. Video Light and Digital Pro Flash:

  • bob:

    What is the difference pros & cons between SL 726 & SL 724? Is there a price difference? Thank you

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The SL726 comes with both a video light and a digital strobe. This allows you to take either video and still photos with the proper lighting.

  • jose:

    comparing the dc1400 to a cannon,nokia,is as good

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Dollar for dollar the Sealife is the best underwater camera for the money. It is designed for ease of use and any accessories are readily available.

  • jose:

    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

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    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. If you would like to place an order, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at:

  • Pam:

    If I use this as a land camera too, can I change out the lens? Are there filters that fit on the lens? Thanks!

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    This can be used on land, with or without the wide lens. There are no filters that fit on the outside for color corrections because of the internal digital control.

  • jovan:

    As a amature diver, i would like to get into UW photagraphy. Would you recommend this product for beginers?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jovan, yes this is a great user friendly camera for all levels of underwater photography. So yes this would be a great choice for you.

  • Andy:

    How well does the video light work for photos? Does offer an extended warranty?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at honors all manufacturer's warranties but does not offer any additional warranty beyond what is offered by the original manufacturer. The L.E.D. Video light works well for still images but not nearly as well as the Digital Pro Flash.

  • Joe:

    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?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    You will get the best price, free ground shipping and no sales tax when shipping outside CA. Everything comes with a full manufacturers warranty as we authorized dealers for everything we sell.

  • Tommy:

    Hi here Will you post abroad? I live in New Zealand...

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    You can place the order on the website. Using Amazon Checkout is the easiest way to process international orders. The shipping charge will be listed when you proceed to checkout and prior to submitting the order.

  • Margie:

    I bought the sealife 1200 two years ago from 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.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    You might want to contact Sealife directly for help with this.

  • Mark:

    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.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Contacting Sealife directly would be the best way to find out if the camera is defective.

  • Mimmy:

    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?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    This is the easiest to use and best value for an underwater camera.

  • Travis:

    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.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Travis, yes if you go to: This would be the wide angle lens you would need for this camera.

  • Travis:

    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?

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hi Travis, That was a typo in our system, we'll have that corrected.

  • Angela:

    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!

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    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.

  • John:

    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?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello John, the flashes and video light are at a higher lumens plus with the newer items you have a wide range of flexibility that you do not have with the older models.

  • Clay:

    Why does the Sealife DC1300 13mp pro duo kit with LED Video Light and Digital pro flash take video in 1080p which is really HD and the DC1400 only takes video at 720p that is not really HD.

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, it is mainly because of the faster processor.

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 ∞
Shooting Angle
Horizontal field of view / No zoom:
Land: 68 °
Underwater: 51 °

Zoom 25X Total zoom
Optical: 5X
Digital: 5X
Playback: 4X
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.
Exposure Adjust
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
Internal: 20MB
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
Instruction Manual
Included printed English manual.
German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch languages available on SeaLife website.

Language Support
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)
Buoyancy Positive
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
O-ring Silicone
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

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