The SeaLife DC1400 Underwater Digital Camera Pro Duo Set with Sea Dragon Flash and Photo-Video Light bundles the DC1400 camera with the Sea Dragon Digital Underwater Flash, a flash link optical cable to ensure firing in all lighting conditions, the Sea Dragon 2000-lumen Photo/Video Light, a dual tray for smooth handling and lighting arm attachment and a comfort grip. Additionally, it includes a lithium-ion battery, an AC power adapter, a charging tray, international plug inserts for traveling, spare o-rings and lubricant and a soft travel case. Start enjoying your camera while taking advantage of a compact, variable-power flash with a guide number of 4.9-65.6', 80deg. x 60deg. coverage and an included diffuser--plus a bright, variable-power, constant LED light offering 100deg. coverage and a burn time of up to 240 min.
The DC1400 Underwater Digital Camera is housed in a rubber-molded, polycarbonate, waterproof case, from which it can be removed for use on-land. It features a depth rating of 200' and is shock-resistant for rough handling and tough environments. The camera utilizes a 14MP 1/2.33" CCD sensor for high-resolution still images and HD 720p video at 30 fps. It's equipped with a large, 3" TFT LCD monitor, as well as a 5x optical zoom lens featuring a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 26-130mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Optical Image Stabilization reduces camera shake for clear, blur-free images. Select from 6 underwater color modes that give you sharp, colorful photos and HD video under any conditions. There are even 4 built-in digital color correction filters, which help restore colors that tend to get lost beneath the surface.
The Sea Dragon Flash offers the same depth rating of 200'. Auto mode automatically adjusts flash brightness for optimal image exposure, while 8-100% variable power adjustment lets you manually fine-tune brightness. Auto Learn mode helps you easily sync pre-flash with any digital camera. The Sea Dragon flash unit has a color temperature of 5700K. Its effective underwater range is up to 8'. The unit provides about 150 flashes with 4 AA batteries, which are available separately. The durable Dragon flash is constructed from fiber-reinforced polycarbonate and has marine-grade, stainless steel hardware.
The Sea Dragon 2000 photo/video dive light can also be safely used at a maximum depth of 200'. Its 6 CREE XPL LEDs output a powerful 2000 lumens at 100% brightness level and output can also be reduced to 50% and 25%--allowing for a variable runtime of 60-240 min. The light's color temperature is approximately 5300-5700K. The wide, 100deg. beam angle evenly illuminates your subject with no hot spots. Effective underwater range is roughly 4'. Additionally, the light features an Auto Flash Detect mode, which triggers it to turn off for 2 sec when detecting an external flash. With an anodized aluminum head and fiber-reinforced polycarbonate body, the Sea Dragon 2000 is built to last.
Reviewed by 3 customers
This is my first "real" underwater camera and I'm VERY pleased with the quality of pictures. To date, I've only had it on one 2-tank dive and the day was overcast, so it was also darker underwater, but the color of the fish showed nicely in the pictures. I also love that the camera has pink trim...it matches my mask & fins!!! :)
I recently traded in my Nikonos V setup and took this camera and housing on a recent dive trip to Cozumel. It worked well, although, except in quick pic mode it's a little slow to focus. Shooting digitally underwater is a huge advantage over film and this housing/camera combination is far easier to use and maintain than the Nikonos. Overall, a good product that's easy to use.
I found this camera to be of poor quality. The housing worked well, but I had trouble seeing the screen and it was impossible to tell if it was going to be in focus or not. Often it wasn't. Definitely not worth that much money.