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SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video
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SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video Digital Camera

14MP 5x CCD Nov 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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 the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec 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 Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the DC1400 Pro Video of 60 meters is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of this age and spec. The waterproof up tos of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 3m to 60m.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 60m waterproof digital cameras currently available including the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DC1400 Pro Video has one of the larger display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DC1400 Pro Video is 2.8".

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung ST72 which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been available 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.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DC1400 Pro Video which do not support video capability, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video supports video capability.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Cameras that are a comparable age to the DC1400 Pro Video have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. The DC1400 Pro Video has a quite big digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DC1400 Pro Video has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DC1400 Pro Video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic DMC-LF1, or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the EX-ZR700, and the EX-ZR300 both from Casio is also worth considering.

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Has Seven White Balances

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this SeaLife digital camera.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution(s)

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

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DC1400 Pro Video the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72. The DC1400 Pro Video has a fairly small maximum aperture number (7.9) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DC1400 Pro Video.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DC1400 Pro Video. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this SeaLife digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DC1400 Pro Video supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this SeaLife camera 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DC1400 Pro Video 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 compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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. Across all cameras of this age and spec the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DC1400 Pro Video the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The DC1400 Pro Video has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s (only 64) amongst digital cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DC1400 Pro Video range from 10 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

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

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DC1400 Pro Video does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Sony DSC-WX300 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The DC1400 Pro Video is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DC1400 Pro Video are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DC1400 Pro Video does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DC1400 Pro Video also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon IXUS 140.

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Not Waterproof

The DC1400 Pro Video is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DC1400 Pro Video are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 15s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. At only 1 second, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a very short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DC1400 Pro Video.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DC1400 Pro Video is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DC1400 Pro Video. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 4 times zoom factor, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The playback zoom (max)s of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DC1400 Pro Video range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.83h to 320h. With a battery life (max) of only 2 hours, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DC1400 Pro Video.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DC1400 Pro Video has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DC1400 Pro Video.

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3 Other reasons to consider the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video

Released Over Four Years Ago

SeaLife released the DC1400 Pro Video over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DC1400 Pro Video has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DC1400 Pro Video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Canon S110 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (£69.99) (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 (£79.00) (6x).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14 megapixels, the DC1400 Pro Video has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DC1400 Pro Video.

Other 14MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

If this SeaLife camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 (14.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Super Macro Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Multi Burst Mode
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Compatible Operating Systems
Additional Accessories
Safety

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Product Identifiers

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