SeaLife Launches Its New Flagship Underwater Camera. DC1400, Pioneer Research


Mar 11, 2001
Reaction score
SeaLife Launches Its New Flagship Underwater Camera

Monday, September 19, 2011

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (September 19, 2011) - SeaLife, the world-leader in underwater photographic equipment, has raised the bar yet again with introduction of the new DC1400, setting the stage to create your own personal undersea concerto of sight and sound. Five easy-to-use "Piano Keys" allow you to take either true high-definition 720p video or 14 megapixel high-resolution images of your adventures beneath the seas-and of your topside adventures, as well.

Depth tested to 200 feet (60 meters), the DC1400 incorporates a feature-packed, premium high-resolution underwater camera with a new design that redefines simplicity and ease of use. The DC1400's five large primary control keys eliminate the confusing button cluster of a traditional camera to provide simple one-handed operation in any environment-even with gloves on.

A fingertip "Central Command" lever is located in front of the DC1400's large shutter button to allow scrolling through various menus. It also controls the 5X optical zoom without releasing your grip from the camera. The Super Macro Auto Focus lens will focus down to within one inch from the subject. The camera's external polycarbonate body is rubber-armored for sure-grip handling and shock-protection in all conditions.

The DC1400 offers six specially designed underwater modes, making it possible for anyone to take sharp, colorful underwater pictures. The DC1400's 1-2-3 graphic on-screen guide takes the guess work out of setting up the camera for great pictures on land or underwater.

The DC1400 functions just as remarkably topside as it does below. Its slim, pocket-sized inner camera can be removed quickly from its rubber-armored waterproof housing for your land adventures. Twenty-seven scene modes-from Auto to Shutter or Aperture Priority to Smile Detection to Landscape to Night Scene to Fireworks-provide optimal programming to take perfect images and videos in any condition. In Anti-Shake mode, the DC1400's new Optical Image Stabilization CCD-shift technology reduces image blur caused by hand movement on land.

The large 3-inch LCD screen on the DC1400 allows flawless framing and easy on-camera viewing above or below the waterline. A Spy Mode autonomously operates the camera to take a continuous string of images at your custom-preset time intervals, so you can capture the perfect shot of hard-to-photograph subjects.

"The DC1400 is a revolutionary camera that will allow all levels of divers, adventurers and watersports enthusiasts to take amazing photos and High-Definition videos with ease and confidence" said Brian Correia, director of sales and marketing. "Ease of use and advanced adaptation to underwater conditions have made SeaLife the world leader in underwater cameras. The DC1400 is truly a major technological step forward for underwater photography, and we are proud to introduce it as our new flagship camera."

The DC1400 is guaranteed to be waterproof to a depth of 200 feet. Complete with its rugged housing, it measures just 3.7 X 5.3 X 2.8 inches (HxWxD), and it weighs less than 18 ounces. Its rechargeable lithium battery will power the camera for approximately one hour of continuous HD video-perfect for a two-tank dive-or for in excess of 200 photographs. Spare batteries are available. The camera system includes 20 MB of built-in memory, and an SD/SDHC Card can be added for up to 32 GB of memory.

The SeaLife DC1400 Underwater Camera (item # SL720) is available at dive and photo shops nationwide at a suggested list price of $529.95. To locate an authorized SeaLife dealer near you, visit

For more than 25 years, Pioneer Research has created the world's most popular underwater cameras. Pioneer developed SeaLife Cameras in 1993, as a new breed of cameras that made it easier and more enjoyable then ever before to take pictures underwater. In 2000, SeaLife pioneered underwater imaging with the introduction of its first digital camera that revolutionized the industry. Today, SeaLife offers a wide array of popular underwater digital cameras, as well as underwater camera lights, strobes and accessories. For additional information on SeaLife, visit, call 800-257-7742, or write to SeaLife, 97 Foster Road, Suite 5, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Visit us on Facebook at
# # #

SeaLife D1400 (SL720) Specifications:
Image Sensor: 14 megapixel CCD
Color: 24-bit (RGB)
Image Resolution: 4288x3216, 3264x2448, 2304x1728, 1600x1200, 640x480
Picture File Format: JPEG
Movie Resolution: HD 720p/30fps, 640x480, 320x240
Video File Format: AVI
Lens: 5X optical zoom
Lens Aperture: f2.8(W) ~ f7.9(T)
Focal Length: 4.7mm ~ 23.5mm (film equivalent: 26 ~ 130mm)
Focus Type: Auto focus 1 in. to infinity
Focus Modes: Auto, AF Tracking, Face Detection, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity
Shooting Angle: Horizontal FOV (no zoom) Land: 68 degrees; Underwater: 51 degrees
Digital Zoom: Record: 5X (25X total); Playback: 4X
Shutter Speed: Mechanical Shutter: 1 to 1/2000 sec
Shutter Response: Up to 0.3 sec. (Ext. Flash Mode, Infinity focus)
Recycle time: 3 sec.
ISO: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Flash Modes: Auto, Force ON, OFF, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Pre Flash
Underwater Modes: Dive Mode (with UW color correction for diving without external flash), Snorkel Mode (with UW color correction for snorkeling without external flash), Ext Flash Auto Mode (for auto exposure settings with one or two external flashes), Ext Light Mode (for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external photo-video lights), Ext Flash + Light Mode (for auto exposure settings when using external flash and photo/video light combination). Ext Flash Manual Mode (for manual aperture and shutter-speed exposure controls with one or two external flashes).
Land Modes: Program AE, Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Intelligent Scene, 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 Adjustment: 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-Timer: Self Portrait, 2 second, 10 second delay, and 10+2 second (2 pictures)
Shooting Modes: SPY Mode, Single Shot, Continuous (3 pics), AEB (bracketing), Album Shot, Continuous Flash, Burst, Pre-Shot, Couple Shot, Burst 30fps
LCD: 3-inch color LTPS TFT LCD
Memory: Internal: 20 MB, External: up to 32 GB SD or SDHC card (16GB Class-6 SDHC recommended)
Video Output: Yes (NTSC and PAL support)
Audio Output: Yes (mono, 1x speaker)
EXIF Format: EXIF 2.2
USB: V2.0
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 (download at
Connector: USB, AV, USB AC power adapter
Power: Battery: Lithium rechargeable included (3.7v, 700 mAh)
Battery life: Approx. 200 pictures or about 1 hour of video per charge
Certification: CE, ROHS, FCC,
Weight: 134 grams (4.7 oz.) with battery and SD card
Dimensions: 2.4" H x 3.8" W x 0.8" D (60mm x 97mm x 19mm)
Accessories: Camera pouch, underwater housing with strap, battery, A/C power adaptor, TV cable, USB cable, International adaptors, Flash Link adaptor, Flash diffuser (for on-camera flash), Instruction manual, Cleaning kit and Moisture Muncher drying agent

Underwater Housing Specifications:
Depth: Individually tested to 200 ft. (60m)
Buoyancy: Positive
Controls: Control buttons for Power, Mode, Shutter, Playback, Menu, Flash, Focus and Zoom
Operating Temp: 33 to 110 degrees F
Storage Temp: -20 to 140 degrees F
O-Ring: Silicone
Lens Port: Optical glass with anti-reflective coating and snap-on ring to adapt accessory lenses
LCD Port: Optical-grade polycarbonate window
Tripod Mount: Standard 1/4-20 thread
Lanyard: Padded lanyard with swivel attachment clip
Hardware: 304-316 series marine-grade stainless steel hardware
Material: Rubber overmolded polycarbonate housing
Weight: 370 grams (13 oz.); 504 grams (17.7 oz.) including camera
Size: 3.7" H X 5.3" W X 2.8" D (93mm X 135mm X 71mm)
Warranty: 1-year limited

Mike Nischalke (703) 380-3595 or

Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 or

Top Bottom