SeaLife DC1200 Elite Underwater Camera with Wide Angle Lens, 12 Megapixel CCD, Large 3" LCD, Total 25x Zoom, 5x Optical Plus, 5x Digital Zoom


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About Sealife

Sooner or later, divers realize that adding an external flash produces the brightest, sharpest, most colorful underwater pictures. The DC1200 Elite includes the camera, wide angle lens and Digital Pro Flash in a lightweight travel case.

Set the camera to Ext Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure control with the Digital Pro Flash, resulting in vibrant colors and reduced backscatter. The Ext Flash Manual mode offers advanced UW photographers manual aperture and shutter speed controls.

Quick shutter response for fast action photography. Long lasting lithium battery for all day of diving. Automatic focus from 4" to infinity. Large format continuous video recording with sound. Depth tested to 200ft. Fully rubber armored for shock protection. 1-year warranty covers the underwater camera and flash accessory.

Sealife Features

  • "Piano Key" controls - No button clusters. 5 large menu keys. Oversized shutter button and zoom toggle 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
  • Sea mode with 4 UW color correction settings for blue and green water conditions at shallow or deeper depths
  • Ext Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for beginner and intermediate UW photographers
  • Ext Flash Manual mode for manual aperture and shutter speed exposure control when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for advanced UW photographers.
  • Snorkel mode with color correction setting matching shallow water light conditions.
  • Spy Mode - The camera automatically shoots continuous pictures at set time intervals. Ideal for wildlife photography or other hard-to-shoot subjects.
  • Expandability with SeaLife wide angle lens (SL970) and up to two Digital Pro Flashes (SL961)
  • Removable inner camera for use on Land & Sea
  • Rubber armored for durability and sure grip
  • Depth tested to 200 ft (60m)
  • 12 megapixel CCD for sharp, high-resolution pictures.
  • Large 3" LCD for easy on-camera viewing
  • 25X Zoom. 5X optical plus 5Xdigital zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - CCD shift technology reduces camera shake caused by hand movement
  • Auto focus to 4" (10cm)
  • Lithium battery 700mAh for 2 tank dive+ (2+ hours or 200+ pics)
  • Fast shutter response time* and quick start-up for fast action photography. *(As fast as 0.1 sec in Ext Flash mode and infinity focus)
  • SD and SDHC memory Card compatible up to 16GB
  • 2+ hours of continuous video w sound (usin a 4GBSD card)
  • 12 Land modes - Automatically pre-sets the camera for the type of scene. Includes Anti-shake and aperture/shutter priority.
  • Manual White balance control

Sealife Specifications

Image Sensor
12 mega pixel CCD
12-bit color (RGB)
Image Resolution
3968x2976, 3264x2448, 2304x1728, 1600x1200, 640x480
File Format
Movie Resolution
640x480 or 320x240 at 30 frames per second (FPS)
5X Optical Zoom Aperture: F3.5(W) - F5.6(T)
Focal Length
6.3mm ~ 31.5mm (film equivalent = 34 ~ 170mm)
Focus type
Auto Focus
Focus modes
Normal, Macro, Landscape [Infinity]
Focusing ranges
Wide: 10cm (4") to infinity, Tele zoom: 35cm (14") to infinity
Shooting angle
Horizontal field of view / No zoom: Land: 56°, Underwater: 42°
25X Total zoom, Optical: 5X, Digital: 5X, Playback: Up to 4X zoom
Shutter speed
Mechanical shutter-Land mode: 1/10 to 1/1500 second, Sea mode: 1/60 to 1/1500 second, External Flash mode: 1/90 to 1/500 second
Shutter Response
0.3 seconds (Auto mode, flash off, landscape focus), 0.3 seconds (Ext Flash mode, flash on, landscape focus)
Recycle time
About 3 seconds (depending on battery load and flash setting)
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, Force ON, OFF, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Pre Flash
Picture modes
4 Underwater modes - Sea mode with UW color correction for diving without external flash accessory
Snorkel mode with UW color correction for snorkeling without external flash accessory
Ext Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for beginner and intermediate UW photographers
Exposure adjust
Auto, Manual (-2 ~ +2 EV in 1/3 steps) Av, Tv, or Ext Flash Manual
White Balance
Land: Auto, Manual, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2
Underwater: Blue water <25ft/8m, Blue Water > 25ft/8m, Green water <25ft/8m, Green Water >25ft/8m.
2 second, 10 second delay, and 10+2 second (2 pictures)
3.0" color LTPS TFT LCD
Shooting modes
SPY mode, Single shot, Continuous (3pics), AEB (bracketing), Continuous Flash, Burst, Pre-Shot, Couple Shot, Album Shot
Internal: 29MB (10 hi-res pictures), External: SD and SDHC card, Recommend:4GB (tested up to 16GB)
Video Output
Yes (NTSC and PAL support)
Audio Output
Yes (mono, 1x speaker)
EXIF Format
EXIF 2.2
Version 2.0 (high speed)
Operating Environment
PC: Windows XP / Vista / 7, MAC: OS 9.0 and up
International instruction manuals in 6 languages
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, AC power adapter
Battery: Lithium rechargeable included (3.7v, 700 mAh)
AC power: Switchable AC input: 100 - 240V, 50 - 60 mHZ Output DC 3.7V
Battery life: Approx. 200 pictures or about 2 hours per charge
2.4"H x 3.9"W x 1.0"D / 62mm x 99mm x 25mm
132 grams (4.7 ounces) without battery and SD card
Underwater Housing:Depth
Individually depth tested to 200' (60 m)
Negative (without external flash)
Control buttons for power, Shutter, Zoom, LCD, Menu, Mode, 4 navigation buttons, Set and Delete buttons
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 snap-on ring to adapt accessory lenses
Tripod Mount
Standard 1/4-20 tripod threads to adapt accessories
Padded lanyard with swiveled attachment clip
304-316 series marine grade stainless steel metal hardware
Rubber overmolded polycarbonate housing
3.5" H X " 5.5W X 3.4" D / 8.9cm X 14cm X 8.6cm
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