SeaLife Launches the New DC1400

SeaLife’s new 14-megapixel camera combines diver-friendly design and six underwater color modes for sharp, colorful photos and HD video
By Michael Zeigler

SeaLife Launches the New DC1400

The DC1400 makes it easy to capture amazing underwater photos and HD video



SeaLife’s new 14-megapixel camera combines diver-friendly design and six underwater color modes for sharp, colorful photos and HD video - underwater or on land.

Read our new Sealife DC1400 review.

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.


The new DC1400


Special 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.

  • Depth tested to 200 ft (60m) – Guaranteed

  • Manual shutter and aperture control in Ext Flash mode.

  • No O-ring lubrication required – Hassle-free O-ring maintenance, Just keep O-ring clean!



Technical Features

  • 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” (5cm) to ∞

  • 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.



The Pro Duo, which includes the Digital Pro Flash and new Photo/Video Light.



SeaLife DC1400 Camera Specifications


  • Image Sensor  14 mega pixel CCD (1/2.33”)

  • File Format  JPEG

  • Movie Resolution  HD 720p / 30fps, 640x480 or 320x240

  • Lens  5X Optical Zoom

  • Aperture: F2.8(W) – F7.9(T)

  • Focal Length  4.7mm ~ 23.5mm

  • Focus Modes  Auto, AF Tracking, Face Detection, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity.

  • Normal focus/5X zoom: 24” (60cm) to∞

  • Macro focus: 2” (5cm) to ∞

  • Super Macro focus: 1” (2.5cm) to ∞

  • Battery Life:  200+ pictures, 2+ hours, 2-tank dive per charge

  • Weight: 134 grams (4.7 ounces)

  • Dimensions: 2.4”H x 3.8”W x  0.8”D


Underwater Housing Specifications


  • Depth:  Individually depth tested to 200' (60 m)

  • Buoyancy:  Positive

  • Controls  Control buttons for Power, Shutter, Zoom, Mode (video or still image), Playback, Focus, Flash, Menu.

  • Lens Port  Optical glass lens port with anti-reflective coating with snap-on ring to adapt accessory lenses

  • Tripod Mount  Standard 1/4-20 tripod threads to adapt accessories

  • Weight  370 grams (13 ounces) Housing only without inner camera - 504 grams (17.7 ounces) Housing and inner camera

  • Size: 3.7” H  X ” 5.3W  X 2.8” D inches

  • Warranty  1 year limited warranty


Where to Buy

Bluewater Photo & Video is an authorized SeaLife dealer, and has the SeaLife DC1400 housing in stock. They can help recommend the best possible setup for your underwater photography and video needs.



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