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SeaLife DC1200 Underwater Digital Camera

SeaLife DC1200 Underwater Digital Camera

SeaLife DC1200 Underwater Digital Camera

B&H # SEDC1200 MFR # SL700
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Product Highlights

  • 12MP Camera
  • 3" LCD
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Sea Modes with 4 UW Color Settings
  • Captures Photos a Set Intervals
  • Piano Key Controls
  • Rated Down to 200'
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Overview
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With the Sealife DC1200 Underwater Digital Camera you can take photographs and video as you explore the world's oceans, rivers, and lakes. This easy to use 12.0MP camera has a housing that is rated down to 200' (60m). Of course it is also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.

The camera features a large 3" LCD screen that allows for precise framing underwater. When shooting underwater without flash the camera has 4 underwater white balance settings: blue ocean water less than 25' (8m), blue ocean water deeper than 25' (8m), green fresh water less than 25' (8m) and green water deeper than 25' (8m). With the Spy mode feature you can set the camera to automatically take photos from 3 seconds to 60 minute intervals. By setting the camera on a tripod and swimming away you can photograph very shy creatures.

The camera housing allows access to all camera functions underwater. The housing is designed with "Piano Key" controls that have replaced the button cluster found on most housings. This along with the large shutter button that extends forward with a fingertip-control lever that allows scrolling through menus or zooming in and out without releasing your grip from the camera allows for easy handling even when wearing gloves.

The sure fire flash connection system holds your fiber optic cable in the perfect position so the flash will fire every time. External Flash Auto mode is the perfect feature to get you started in underwater photography. In this mode the camera automatically adjusts the exposure. For a more creative approach advanced users can use External Flash Manual mode. In this mode you have complete control over the aperture and shutter speed.

The camera is part of a system that will nurture your creativity and allow expansion of your underwater photography skills. Since water absorbs the red and yellow light spectrum resulting in blue pictures, the optional Sealife SL961 external strobe will bring out the intense colors of the underwater world. It also reduces the backscatter problem that normally will occur when using the camera's built-in flash.

Since one of the most important secrets to quality underwater photography is to be as close to your subject as possible, for large subjects the optional Sealife Wide-angle Lens is extremely important. It will increase your field of view by 50%. You will be able to capture that 5' shark from 5' away or fit a group of divers into one frame. You can get as close as 12" to your subject to ensure bright colorful pictures. This wet lens can be attached or removed from the camera while underwater. This allows you to shoot wide-angle and close-up photos on the same dive. The optional lens dock allows you to store the wide-angle lens on the flash arm when it is not attached to the camera housing.

DC1200 Camera

Easy 1-2-3 graphic on screen guide takes the guess work out of setting up the camera for great pictures
Sea mode with 4 UW color correction settings for blue and green water conditions at shallow or deeper depths
External Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external strobes is ideal for the beginner and intermediate underwater photographer
External Flash Manual mode for manual aperture and shutter speed exposure control when using one or two external strobes is ideal for advanced underwater photographers
Spy mode allows you to spy on nature with automatic continuous shots at pre-set time intervals between 3 seconds to 60 minutes
12 Land modes automatically pre-sets the camera for the type of scene; includes anti-shake and aperture/shutter priority
Rechargeable lithium ion battery for extra long battery life
"Piano Key" controls replaces the button cluster found on most housings
The camera is part of a system that includes strobes, and lens attachments that will nurture your creativity and allow expansion of your underwater photography skills
In the Box
SeaLife DC1200 Underwater Digital Camera
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for DC1200/DC1400 Digital Camera
  • A/C Adapter with International Plug Adapters
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Padded Case for Inner Camera
  • Wrist Lanyards for Both Inner Camera and Housing
  • Flash Deflector
  • CD
  • Care Kit with Anti-Fog Desiccant Cartridges
  • 1-Year International Warranty
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    Specifications
    Underwater Capabilities
    Configuration Land camera in housing
    Depth Rating 200' (60m)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount Sealife push-on mount
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 12.0 MP CCD sensor
    Effective Resolution 12 million pixels
    Color Depth 12-bit color (RGB)
    Image File Formats JPEG
    Video Mode Motion AVI 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 at 30 frames per second (FPS)
    Audio Annotation No
    Optics
    Lens Optical zoom lens
    Optical Zoom 5X
    Focal Length 6.3 - 31.5mm (34 - 170mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 5X
    Minimum Focus Distance Wide: 4" (10cm)
    Tele: 14.0" (35cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/3.5 - f5.6
    Filter Size None
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto focus
    Focusing Range Wide: 4" (10cm) to infinity
    Tele: 14.0" (35cm) to infinity
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Exposure Modes Land modes: Auto, Sports, Sunset, Sunrise, Snow, Beach, Panorama, Splash-water, Flow-water, Night Scene, Landscape, Fireworks
    Underwater modes: External Flash Auto, External Flash Manual, Snorkel mode, and Sea mode [with 4 color correction settings]
    Aperture F3.2(W) - F4.8(T)
    Shutter Mechanical shutter
    Land mode: 1/10 to 1/1500 second
    Sea mode: 1/60 to 1/1500 second
    External Flash mode: 1/90 to 1/500 second
    White Balance Land: Auto, Manual, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2
    Underwater: Blue water less than 25' (8m), Blue water deeper than 25' (8m), Green water less than 25' (8m), Green water deeper than 25' (8m)
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Auto, Force on, off, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync, Pre flash
    Effective Flash Distance Land: 10'
    UW: 5'
    External Flash Sync No (Slave only)
    Display
    LCD Display 3" color LCD
    Viewfinder Non
    Memory & Power
    Internal Memory 29MB
    Memory Card SD or SDHC cards tested up to 16Gb
    Images with Included Memory 10 Hi res jpg
    Power Source Lithium rechargeable
    General
    Self Timer 2 or 10 sec.
    Burst Mode 10 continuous photos
    Date & Time Stamp No
    Input/Output
    Interface USB 2.0
    Video Out NTSC / PAL switchable
    System Requirements PC: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    MAC: OS 9.0 and up
    Physical
    Color Black
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.5 x 5.5 x 3.4" (89 x 140 x 86mm)
    Weight 16.6 oz (471g) Housing with Camera

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