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SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo Digital Camera

$799.98
Compact Camera 14MP 5x Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Very high waterproof up to
Unexceptional brand
Does not support Wi-Fi
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Design

Very High Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 3m and the highest is 60m. When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera that we have assessed, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo's waterproof up to of 60 meters is one of the highest.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DC1400 Pro Duo supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price], and the Samsung NX100[plb_1417534_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DC1400 Pro Duo has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera, the DC1400 Pro Duo does not have a video out.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The DC1400 Pro Duo has a quite big digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SAMSUNG ST96[pl_1338363_price], or the SAMSUNG DV300F[pl_1513072_price] both from Samsung.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 7.9, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the DC1400 Pro Duo has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 130 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR[plb_2120682_price] (5.8x), or the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The DC1400 Pro Duo has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 2304 x 1728 and 3264 x 2448. Across all cameras of this spec and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The DC1400 Pro Duo has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (4288 x 3216 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of digital camera the best image resolution is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DC1400 Pro Duo features smile detection. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature smile detection.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo features multi burst mode, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1x to 16x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 4 times zoom factor, the DC1400 Pro Duo has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DC1400 Pro Duo has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DC1400 Pro Duo supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all cameras of this spec and age the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the DC1400 Pro Duo does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony SLT-A57Y[plb_1611476_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Reviews

Unexceptional Brand

SeaLife is one of the unexceptional camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and SeaLife also has unexceptional ratings for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 56% of those that bought a SeaLife camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DC1400 Pro Duo does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which support Wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Samsung 200[plb_378406_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price], or the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DC1400 Pro Duo does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the DC1400 Pro Duo which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 20 megabytes, the DC1400 Pro Duo has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average internal memory of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 220MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DC1400 Pro Duo has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price].

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the D4[pl_1998795_price] (3.2"), or the D4S[pl_2203498_price] (3.2") both from Nikon or the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00000047708273, 00077068417262, 04250770832059
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