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SeaLife DC1400 Pro
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SeaLife DC1400 Pro Digital Camera

14MP 5x CCD Nov 2012
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
- 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... More
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14 Reasons For

CCD Sensor Type

The DC1400 Pro has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to the DC1400 Pro.

The worst sensor type across similar types of camera is MOS.

Alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which has better reviews.

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Very High Waterproof Up to

The average waterproof up to of waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DC1400 Pro is 11m, and the waterproof up tos range from 3m to 60m. At 60 meters, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro has a very high waterproof up to compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DC1400 Pro.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DC1400 Pro. The display diagonals of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DC1400 Pro range from 1.8" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price], or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DC1400 Pro supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price].

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Waterproof

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also are waterproof.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the DC1400 Pro the optical zooms range from 3x to 10x. The DC1400 Pro has one of the bigger optical zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price], or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] which has better reviews.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 2.7 and the smallest is 38. With a maximum aperture number of 7.9, the DC1400 Pro has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DC1400 Pro. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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TFT Display

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the DC1400 Pro the worst display is LCD and the best is OLED.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The DC1400 Pro has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2 and the largest is 8.5.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the SeaLife DC1400 Pro is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DC1400 Pro.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DC1400 Pro does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DC1400 Pro, the DC1400 Pro does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DC1400 Pro does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D. The DC1400 Pro is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The SeaLife DC1400 Pro is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|1600 x 1200|2304 x 1728|3264 x 2448|4288 x 3216, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this age and type is 0.03s and the longest is 60s. The DC1400 Pro has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 1 second) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The DC1400 Pro has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Forced on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this SeaLife camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 4 times zoom factor, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 11x, and the playback zoom (max)s range from 4x to 30x.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this SeaLife digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

The best supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the DC1400 Pro is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This SeaLife digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the DC1400 Pro. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DC1400 Pro is 7.9MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 76MB. The DC1400 Pro has a fairly small internal memory (only 20 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the SeaLife DC1400 Pro

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC memory currently available that you might also want to look at including the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this SeaLife digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro has a pretty average digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the WG-4[pl_2173526_price] (7.2x and higher rated), or the WG-4 GPS[pl_2626383_price] (7.2x and higher rated) both from Ricoh or the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (7.2x and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14 megapixels, the DC1400 Pro has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DC1400 Pro.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (16MP and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (16MP and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 134 grams, the DC1400 Pro has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DC1400 Pro.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] (98g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Compatible Operating Systems
On/off Switch
Colour Depth
Burst Transfer Rate
Viewing Angle

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00000047708273, 00077068417255, 04250770832059
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