SeaLife unveils new DC1400 14 megapixel underwater camera
(DiverWire) SeaLife, a world-wide 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 www.sealife-cameras.com/dealer/index.html.