SeaLife DC2000 Digital Underwater Camera

SeaLife DC2000 Digital Underwater Camera

SeaLife DC2000 Digital Underwater Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • 20MP 1" Sony BSI CMOS Image Sensor
  • 31mm f/1.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • RAW & JPEG Image Capture
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video, Picture-in-Video
  • Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority Modes
  • Aperture Priority, Manual Modes
  • 3.0", 920k-Dot LCD Screen
  • 4 Underwater Scene Modes, 25 Land Modes
  • 8-fps Burst, Time-Lapse, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
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SeaLife DC2000 overview

  • 1Description

Capture the beauty of the world beneath the surface at depths as great as 200' with the DC2000 Digital Underwater Camera from SeaLife. This compact, waterproof point-and-shoot is protected by a rubber-armored housing that allows it to withstand rough handling and tough environments. A 20MP, 1" Sony BSI CMOS image sensor produces sharp, detailed photos and Full HD 1080p video at 60 fps.

The DC2000's fast f/1.8 lens helps you achieve effective low-light shots with shallow depth of field. In addition to JPEG images, the camera can capture RAW photos to give you much more image data to work with in the editing process. As an extra bonus, the picture-in-video feature allows you to capture still images while recording Full HD movies. Available exposure modes on the camera include Programmed Auto (P), Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), and Manual (M), as well as 4 underwater scene modes with built-in color correction and 25 land scene modes. Additionally, the DC2000 is capable of continuous burst shooting at 8 fps to help you catch fast action, as well as time-lapse shooting to show change over a given period of time. Enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless image transfer.

Waterproofing and Durability
  • Features a depth rating of 200' when inside housing and 60' when housing is removed
  • Rubber-armored housing designed to withstand rough handling and tough environments
  • When not inside housing, camera is still shockproof against drops up to 5.0'
  • Housing made of corrosion-resistant, rubber-molded polycarbonate with 304/316 type stainless steel hardware
20MP Photos and Full HD Video
  • 20MP, 1" Sony BSI CMOS image sensor for sharp, detailed images
  • In addition to JPEG images, camera can capture RAW photos in .dng format to give you uncompressed files with much more image data to work with in editing process
  • These Adobe Digital Negative RAW files can be edited using Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom
  • In addition to maximum of 20MP, following resolutions can be selected: 18, 17, 13, 10, 7.5, 6.5, 5, 4.2, 3.7, and 0.3MP
  • Continuous 10-fps shooting at full resolution to help you catch fast action
  • Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps--with stereo sound, thanks to dual microphones
  • Picture-in-video feature allows you to capture still images while recording Full HD movies
  • Camera can also capture 5 or 10 images in 1, 2, or 3-sec time intervals and save them as a .gif file
Wide, Fast f/1.8 Lens
  • Wide-angle lens with 11.6mm (35mm equivalent: 31mm) focal length
  • Enables camera to capture low-light shots with shallow depth of field
  • Mechanical 7-leaf shutter for full manual exposure control from f/1.8 to f/11 in 0.3-stop increments
  • Fast auto focus with 0.1-sec shutter response time
  • AF range from 4" to infinity
  • Optical Image Stabilization reduces the effects of camera shake for clear, blur-free images
  • Fully multi-coated, 7-element aspherical lens design
  • Angle of view: 61° diagonal/51° horizontal on land, 46° diagonal/38° horizontal underwater
  • Optional multi-coated SeaLife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens (SL975) can be added on above the water's surface or below it, in order to increase your angle of view to 83° diagonal/63° horizontal--so you can get closer to subjects and fit more in frame
  • Multi-coated Wide Angle Lens (SL970) is another add-on option, increasing your coverage angle substantially but to lesser degree than Fisheye
  • Housing has glass lens port with anti-reflective coating
Display
  • Equipped with a 3", 920k-dot color LCD monitor for image preview and review/playback
  • Screen visible in direct sunlight
Controls and Handling
  • Large, piano key-like controls for easy operation with or without diving gloves
  • Push-button and dial controls
  • Short-cut key for quick, easy access to favorite menu setting
Shooting Modes
  • Programmed Auto (P), Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), and Manual (M)
  • 4 underwater scene modes with built-in color correction: dive, snorkel, external light, and external flash modes
  • Dive mode: Automatic exposure control and color correction in deeper water
  • Snorkel mode: Automatic exposure control and color correction while snorkeling or diving in shallow water
  • External Light mode: White balance and exposure are calibrated to suit a Sea Dragon Photo-Video light
  • Built-in color-correction filters for shallow, deep, and green water
  • Manual White Balance control lets you customize underwater color correction
  • 25 land scene modes for various environments and situations
  • Intelligent Auto mode selects the optimal land scene mode for nearly effortless shooting in various situations
Time-Lapse Shooting
  • Captures 2MP, 16:9 images at 5-sec, 10-sec, 30-sec, 1-min, 5-min, 10-min, and 30-min time intervals
  • Combines shots into MPEG-4 video clip for 10-fps playback
Connectivity
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity for wireless previewing, downloading, and sharing on smart devices using free SeaLife Link123 Plus app
  • App includes Geotagging and "Auto Send" functionality
Mounting and Lighting
  • Standard 1/4"-20 tripod thread for connection to camera tray or tripod/monopod
  • Tray offers attachment points for optional grips and arms that support optional flash units and constant light sources, such as Sea Dragon Flash (SL963) and Sea Dragon 2300 Auto Photo-Video Dive Light
  • Flash link optical cable is supplied, providing a means of connecting flash to camera
Memory
  • Accepts microSD and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including fast UHS-1 cards
Power
  • Runs on removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 3.7V of output power and a 1130mAh capacity
  • Includes wall charger with North American plug type and international adapter plugs for use in Europe, UK, and Australia
Supported Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Turkish
  • Polish
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian
  • Czech
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Greek
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Finnish
  • Danish
  • Arabic
  • Indonesian
  • Malay
  • Thai
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • S. Chinese
  • T. Chinese
UPC: 077068417408
In the Box
SeaLife DC2000 Digital Underwater Camera
  • Underwater Housing
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Wall Charger (5V, 1A)
  • Set of International Adapter Plugs: NA/US, EU, UK, AUS)
  • USB Cable - 23.6" / 60 cm (Micro B Type)
  • Nylon Case
  • Wrist Strap for Camera
  • Wrist Strap for Housing
  • Flash Link Optical Cable Adapter
  • Moisture Muncher Desiccant Capsules (2-Pack)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    SeaLife DC2000 specs

    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1.0" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG, RAW
    Movies: H.264, MOV
    Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Max Resolution 20 MP: 5472 x 3648
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Optics
    Lens 7 elements in 1 groups
    EFL: 11.6mm (35 mm equivalent: 31mm)
    Aperture: f/1.8 (W) - 11 (T)
    Zoom Digital: 3x
    Focus Range Auto: 4.0" (10.16 cm) to Infinity
    Macro: 3.54" (9.0 cm) to 19.69" (50 cm)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-25600
    Shutter Type: Electronic
    Speed: 1 - 1/2000 Second in Auto Mode
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 15 - 1/2000 Second in Manual Mode
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Shooting Modes Art Filters
    Back Light
    Background Defocus
    Beach
    Candle
    Continuous Shot
    Dusk/Dawn
    Fireworks
    Food
    HDR
    Intelligent Auto
    Kids
    Landscape
    Night Portrait
    Night Scene
    Party/Indoor
    Portrait
    Self-Portrait
    Smile
    Snow
    Soft Skin
    Sports
    Sunset
    Time-Lapse Movie
    Underwater
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Tungsten, Underwater
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 20 MP for up to 10 Frames
    Up to 3 fps at 20 MP for up to 50 Frames
    Up to 60 fps at 2.0 MP for up to 25 Frames
    Up to 120 fps at .3 MP for up to 50 Frames
    Self-Timer 2 Sec
    Interval Recording Yes
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Forced On
    Off
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Memory
    Built-In Memory 80 MB
    Memory Card Type SDHC (up to 32 GB)
    SDXC
    microSDHC
    microSDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps
    1920 x 1080p: 30 fps
    1920 x 1080p: 15 fps
    1280 x 720p: 60 fps
    1280 x 720p: 30 fps
    640 x 480p: 120 fps
    Video
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type None
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (920,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity 1x USB 2.0 Micro-B
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
    Software System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    33 to 110°F (0 to 43°C)
    Operating
    0 to 120°F (-17 to 48°C)
    Storage
    -20 to 140°F (-28 to 60°C)

    33-110 deg F underwater, 0-120 above water

    Waterproofing 200.0' (61.0 m)
    Certifications CE
    FCC
    ROHS
    Power
    Battery 1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 1130 mAh
    AC Power Adapter Yes, with international adapter plugs (Included)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.9 x 4.0 x 3.2" / 14.9 x 10.2 x 8.1 cm
    Weight 1.54 lb / .7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 10.5 x 4.0"

    SeaLife DC2000 reviews

    DC2000 Digital Underwater Camera is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hamstrung camera... Like the housing and the idea. I've bought this unit for an upcoming visit to the islands. I own lots of cameras and a few UW housings for a Canon 5D mark III. I purchased this camera in hopes of downsizing a rig for free-diving and scuba. I was very interested in a unit that could shoot RAW with a decent sensor. The images from this unit are good, not great. The settings make this camera crippled in some very key aspects. All scene setting ONLY shoot in jpeg. If you switch to a semi control setting (A, S, or M) you can get it to shoot RAW. The kicker is RAW images take close to 5 seconds to process and be ready for the next shot. This is a deal breaker if your free diving or shooting a fast moving object. Jpegs are a bit faster but the image quality suffers. And I have spent money on a really fast card, it makes no difference... the RAW process lag is insufferable. What I'd suggest to the manufacturers is taking out all the setting that are included to make this camera an all-arounder and really make this the UW camera that they sell it as. Face recognition? Night scenes? Smile detector? Non-sense settings that a UW photographer doesn't need. If your serious about an underwater camera I'm sure you already have tons of PS and DSLRs that can easily fill those needs. Eliminate all this and work on RAW logistics... then it might be the UW camera your looking for.
    Date published: 2017-03-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Big improvement, but still needs development Huge improvement over the DC1200, which was so slow to focus and expose as to be useless. The DC2000 is definitely fast enough in this regard. I was warned about the excessive length of time it takes to store away a RAW image. I can vouch that it's pretty quick with JPG only, but the RAW takes too long. Some definite opportunity for improvement. Make sure you know there is no zoom to the lens. Prime FL only. I find this not to be a big disappointment in an underwater camera. There is a bug in the software when shooting RAW and the memory card is empty. The camera hangs forever and is unresponsive to all buttons. The claim is that firmware version 1.01 fixes this problem, but that claim is false. There is a beta version 1.04 that does seem to fix the problem, plus several other minor glitches, and so far I recommend downloading and installing 1.04. The download and update procedure is straightforward and worked the first time. Thanks, SeaLife, for some well-written instructions. Shouldn't there be a battery charger available? No, you have to charge the battery IN THE CAMERA with the sealed door open. It makes owning a second battery pretty useless for a two-tank dive. A little bit of product development here, please, SeaLife. I have not yet tried the fancy BlueTooth or WiFi connectivity yet. But a cable connect to my computer worked just fine for offloading photos. No issues at all.
    Date published: 2018-06-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around camera - but not for everyone The camera has a 1" sensor, is waterproof to 60 feet (not 6), and fits into a back pocket of my shorts. It downloads (with some difficulty) to my Android smart phone, and should download to an I-Phone. So what is there not to like? The fixed 35mm lens. The only way to "zoom" is with your feet. This can be difficult while on a boat watching whales. That is why I did not give it the final 5th star. Despite that limitation, it is with me as my "go to camera"
    Date published: 2018-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product Used in cayman worked GREAT!!!
    Date published: 2017-02-13
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