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About SeaLife DC1400

The SeaLife's DC1400 14-megapixel camera combines diver-friendly design and six underwater color modes for sharp, colorful photos and HD video - underwater or on land. The SeaLife DC1400 is the easiest digital camera to use underwater, EVER. The camera features five widespread "piano key" controls, a large shutter button and a fingertip-control lever that allows scrolling through menus or zooming in and out without releasing your grip from the camera.

SeaLife DC1400 Features

  • "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
  • 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 infinity
  • Large 3.0" LCD for easy on-camera viewing
  • 25x zoom - 5X optical zoom plus 5X digital
  • Lithium battery 700mAh for 2+ hrs/200+ pics
  • Fast shutter response time and quick start-up for fast action photography. (As fast as 0.3 sec in Ext Flash mode and infinity focus)
  • SD and SDHC card compatible up to 32GB
  • 27 Land Scene modes - Automatically pre-sets the camera for the type of scene
  • Removable inner camera
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - CCD shift technology reduces camera shake caused by hand movement
  • Manual White Balance control with short-cut key for fast and easy manual white balance setting

SeaLife DC1400 Specifications

Image Sensor
14 mega pixel CCD (1/2.33")
24-bit color (RGB)
Image Resolution
4288x3216(14mp), 3264x2448(8mp), 2304x1728(4mp), 1600x1200(2mp), 640x480 (VGA)
File Format
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
Normal focus/no zoom: 6" (15cm) to infinity
Normal focus/5X zoom: 24" (60cm) to infinity
Macro focus: 2" (5cm) to infinity
Super Macro focus: 1" (2.5cm) to infinity
Shooting Angle
Horizontal field of view / No zoom: Land: 68deg
Underwater: 51deg
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 flashes
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, Blue Water > 25ft/8m, Green 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
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
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
Housing: Depth
Individually depth tested to 200' (60 m)
Housing: Buoyancy
Housing: Controls
Control buttons for Power, Shutter, Zoom, Mode (video or still image), Playback, Focus, Flash, Menu.
Housing: Operating Temp
33 degrees F to 110 degrees F
Housing: Storage Temp
-20 degrees F to 140 degrees F
Housing: O-ring
Housing: Lens Port
Optical glass lens port with anti-reflective coating
with snap-on ring to adapt accessory lenses
Housing: LCD
Optical grade polycarbonate window
Housing: Tripod Mount
Standard 1/4-20 tripod threads to adapt accessories
Housing: Lanyard
Padded lanyard with swiveled attachment clip
Housing: Hardware
304-316 series marine grade stainless steel metal hardware
Housing: Material
Rubber overmolded polycarbonate housing
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Housing: 3.7" x " 5.3 x 2.8" inches / 93mm x 135mm x 71mm
Camera: 2.4" x 3.8" x 0.8" /60mm x 97mm x 19mm
Housing without inner camera: 370 grams (13 ounces)
Housing with inner camera: 504 grams (17.7 ounces)
Camera: 134 grams (4.7 ounces) with battery and SD card
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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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vicki T  Does it have a macro setting for underwater?
Andrew R  From the "features" tab: "Super Macro Auto focus from 1" (2.5cm) to infinity"
Barb S  Does this underwater camera require a special casing? How deep can you go? How long can you film live video?
Calvin P  Barb, I puchased this as a gift therefore I cannot tell you how deep it can go or how long of a video it can take. I do know the camera comes with it's own underwater case and can be removed from the case to be used on land. Hope this helps
STEPHANIE B  can you force the flash?
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