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SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video
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SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video Digital Camera

14MP 5x CCD Nov 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Whether you want to capture amazingly colorful close-up pictures or shoot incredibly crisp HD video, the DC1400 Pro Video Set is the set-up for you. The powerful 500 lumen Photo/Video Light is... More
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16 Reasons For

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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.

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Very High Maximum Waterproof Depth

With a maximum waterproof depth of 60 meters, the DC1400 Pro Video has one of the highest maximum waterproof depths amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum waterproof depths of cameras of this age and spec range from 3m to 60m.

There are a number of other 60m waterproof digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a quite large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DC1400 Pro Video. The screen sizes of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DC1400 Pro Video range from 1" to 4.8".

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100 (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DC1400 Pro Video range from 1x to 810x. With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the DC1400 Pro Video has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DC1400 Pro Video.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the GE G100 (6x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£75.99) (6x).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DC1400 Pro Video, the DC1400 Pro Video supports video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DC1400 Pro Video has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the J1455, or the A1455 both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DC1400 Pro Video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The DC1400 Pro Video has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this SeaLife camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200 and 2304 x 1728 and 3264 x 2448. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DC1400 Pro Video is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a quite small maximum aperture (7.9) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average maximum aperture of cameras of this type and age is 6.8, and the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DC1400 Pro Video. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this SeaLife camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DC1400 Pro Video is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this SeaLife camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution 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 comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DC1400 Pro Video the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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TFT Display

The DC1400 Pro Video has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. 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. Digital cameras of this spec and age displays range from LCD to OLED.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. With a minimum aperture of only 2.8, the DC1400 Pro Video has one of the smaller minimum apertures amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

The DC1400 Pro Video is fairly thin (only 19 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DC1400 Pro Video. Across all the cameras of this age and type the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DC1400 Pro Video the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. The DC1400 Pro Video has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 64) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DC1400 Pro Video does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DC1400 Pro Video also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the DC1400 Pro Video is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DC1400 Pro Video do not have a GPS. The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DC1400 Pro Video are not waterproof. The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the DC1400 Pro Video has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DC1400 Pro Video. The smallest optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DC1400 Pro Video is 2.7x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Canon IXUS 125 HS which has better reviews.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.0005s, the longest is 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 1 second, the DC1400 Pro Video has a very short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DC1400 Pro Video.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The DC1400 Pro Video has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This SeaLife digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DC1400 Pro Video. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this SeaLife camera.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has one of the lower maximum playback zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.8x.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of only 2 hours, the DC1400 Pro Video has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DC1400 Pro Video have maximum battery lives of between 0.83h and 680h.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DC1400 Pro Video is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this SeaLife digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14 megapixels, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DC1400 Pro Video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500.

If this compact camera camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 (14.1MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Super Macro Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Operating System
Additional Accessory
Safety Approval

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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