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SeaLife DC1400 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14MP 5x Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Average owner reviews
Does not have a good image stabiliser
9 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 9 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 67 out of 100. 56% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

SeaLife Digital Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

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

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Five owners said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Tlacuache said on Bhphotovideo.com “Vieo qualitu is pretty neat as well and for the price it makes q great entry-level camera for undewater enthusiasts”. Tlacuache also mentioned “The accesories are inexpensive as well and a good complements” in their review. Tlacuache also said “I strongly recommend this camera, if you are in a budget the little extra compared to other brands of point” in their review.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was expensive. Val mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com five years ago “This camera is way overpriced” in his review of this digital camera but despite that he scored it 20 out of 100.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Small Compact” in their review of the SeaLife DC1400.


Design

Easy to Use

Three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Sussuarana said on Bhphotovideo.com “The equipment is easy to use, without complications” and gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Brad said “It is very easy to use”.

One owner who purchased it wrote that it was easy to setup. Dr Lou mentioned “Very easy to set up and the outer housing has large controls” in their review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Kim said in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com five years ago “The specs look pretty good” although he scored this digital camera 20 out of 100. Carol mentioned “The images are pretty good if you can capture something” however he only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was neat.

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Well Made

Two people reckoned that it was well made. Bhphotovideo.com gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Solid Housing” in their SeaLife DC1400 review. Tlacuache scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The housing feels very solid and the functions are good enough for getting started”.

One person who purchased this digital camera said that it was good at resisting water ingress. Tlacuache said “The DC1400 has am effective filter for underwater use that is pretty good” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 17m. The SeaLife DC1400 has one of the higher waterproof (up to) (60 meters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 60m waterproof digital cameras and we think the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Good Quality

Three customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good Image Quality” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Val mentioned five years ago “It didn't have good enough quality for me, so I figured a [$] camera must be better” in his review of this digital camera but despite that he scored the SeaLife DC1400 20 out of 100.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SeaLife DC1400 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-W580 both from Sony which has better reviews.

If this digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the D4 (£4,225.00) (3.2"), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Leica T (£359.00) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Good Image Stabiliser

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Poor Image Stabilization” . One customer considered that it did not have a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Limited Zoom”.

Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed the SeaLife DC1400 agreed that it was good for video recording. Sussuarana said in their review of this digital camera “The HD videos are excellent too”.

Good Picture Resolution

Three owners who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago Carol mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It is impossible to tell what you are taking a picture of”.

Two people who purchased the SeaLife DC1400 agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Bhphotovideo.com wrote five years ago “Great Resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Stevo wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “You canot see what you are shooting the camera lag is to long” yet they only gave the product a score of 2 stars out of 5.

One customer who purchased it wrote that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Good in Low Light”.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The SeaLife DC1400 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the FinePix S9400, or the X-M1 (£349.00) both from Fujifilm or the Samsung 200 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The SeaLife DC1400 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SeaLife DC1400 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 which is also higher rated.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The SeaLife DC1400 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this SeaLife 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). The best video resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SeaLife DC1400 supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at include the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-W620 both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SeaLife DC1400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The SeaLife DC1400 does not have a video out, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a video out.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SeaLife DC1400 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SeaLife DC1400 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon L120, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W, or the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The SeaLife DC1400 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 2304 x 1728 and 3264 x 2448. Across all cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera 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 SeaLife DC1400 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (4288 x 3216 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The SeaLife DC1400 has a relatively typical digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the 77, or the ST100 both from Samsung or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the GE G100 (6x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£94.00) (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The SeaLife DC1400 has a relatively standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the A2600, or the 125 HS both from Canon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 7.9, the SeaLife DC1400 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SeaLife DC1400 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 130 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the SeaLife DC1400 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The SeaLife DC1400 features smile detection. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The SeaLife DC1400 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the SeaLife DC1400 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The SeaLife DC1400 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SeaLife DC1400 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The SeaLife DC1400 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00077068417248

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