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About SeaLife DC1400

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.

SeaLife DC1400 Features

  • 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
  • DC1400 camera: 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
  • DC1400 camera: 6 Underwater Modes for sharp, colorful underwater pictures under any conditions. Includes 4 built-in digital color correction filters
  • DC1400 camera: Expandable with one or two SeaLife Digital Pro Flashes (SL961) and Photo-Video Lights (SL980) (Note: SL970 wide-angle lens will vignette)
  • DC1400 camera: Spy Mode - The camera automatically shoots continuous pictures at set time intervals
  • DC1400 camera: Rubber armored, shock-resistant for rough handling and tough environments
  • DC1400 camera: Manual shutter and aperture control in Ext Flash mode
  • DC1400 camera: No O-ring lubrication required - Hassle-free O-ring maintenance, Just keep O-ring clean
  • DC1400 camera: HD Video mode - Record continuous High Definition video with sound
  • DC1400 camera: 14 megapixel CCD for sharp, high-resolution pictures
  • DC1400 camera: 26mm Wide Angle lens. Get closer to the subject and fit everything into the picture
  • DC1400 camera: Super Macro Auto focus from 1" (2.5cm) to infinity
  • Auto mode automatically adjusts flash brightness for optimal image exposure
  • Digital Pro Flash: Variable power adjustment allows user to manually fine-tune flash brightness for desired effect and image exposure
  • Digital Pro Flash: Includes Flash Link optical cable connection
  • Digital Pro Flash: Flexible, rubberized arm for easy aiming and sure grip
  • Digital Pro Flash: Depth rated to 200 feet (60m)
  • Digital Pro Flash: 5 pre-flash cancellation settings
  • Digital Pro Flash: Effective underwater distance up to 8 feet (2.5m)
  • Digital Pro Flash: Approximately 100 flashes with 4 AA batteries (not included)
  • Photo/Video Light: Powerful 500 lumen LED light. Latest LED technology featuring 3 x 3W Cree XP-G R5 LEDs
  • Photo/Video Light: One button control for easy operation. One button to power light on/off and select light modes
  • Photo/Video Light: Quick-release detachable head - Detach light from its arm for aiming into dark areas and discover hiding sea creatures
  • Photo/Video Light: Flash Cancellation mode - Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash

SeaLife DC1400 Specifications

Image Sensor
14MP CCD (1/2.33")
Color Type
24-bit color (RGB)
Image Resolution
4288x3216(14mp), 3264x2448(8mp), 2304x1728(4mp), 1600x1200(2mp), 640x480 (VGA)
File Format
AVI (Motion JPEG)
Movie Resolution
HD 720p / 30fps, 640x480 or 320x240
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 infinity Auto focus/5X zoom: 24" (60cm) to infinity
Macro focus: 2" (5cm) to infinity (with or without the Fisheye Lens)
Super Macro focus: 1" (2.5cm) to infinity (with or without the Fisheye Lens)
Infinity focus: 3ft (90cm) to infinity
Shooting Angle
Horizontal field of view / No zoom: Land: 68 deg.
Underwater: 51 deg.
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)
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800,1600, 3200
Auto, Force ON, OFF, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Pre Flash
Scene Modes (1)
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
Scene Modes (2)
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, Green water 25ft/8m
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
Camera: 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
Version 2.0
Operating Environment
PC: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
MAC: OS 10.4 and up
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
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
Individually depth tested to 200' (60m)
Underwater Housing: Buoyancy
Underwater Housing: Controls
Control buttons for Power, Shutter, Zoom, Mode (video or still image), Playback, Focus, Flash, Menu.
Operating Temperature
33 degrees F to 110 degrees F
Storage Temperature
-20 degrees F to 140 degrees F
Underwater Housing: O-ring
Underwater Housing: Lens Port
Optical glass lens port with anti-reflective coating with snap-on ring to adapt accessory lenses
Underwater Housing: LCD
Optical grade polycarbonate window
Underwater Housing: Tripod Mount
Standard 1/4-20 tripod threads to adapt accessories
Underwater Housing: Lanyard
Padded lanyard with swiveled attachment clip
Underwater Housing: Hardware
304-316 series marine grade stainless steel metal hardware
Underwater Housing: Material
Rubber over molded polycarbonate housing
Item Includes (1)
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)
Item Includes (2)
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)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Camera: 2.4 x 3.8 x 0.8" (61.0 x 96.5 x 20.3mm)
Underwater Housing: 3.7 x 5.3 x 2.8" (94.0 x 134.6 x 71.1mm)
Camera: 134g (4.7oz)
Housing Only without Inner Camera: 370g (13.0oz) Housing and Inner Camera: 504g (17.7oz)
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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 matches my mask & fins!!! :)


Good Quality and Dependable


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.


Not for Pros


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.

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