Underwater photographic equipment maker SeaLife has created a premier package for divers who want to record their time exploring the world beneath the seas. Called the DC1400 Pro Duo, the unit blends a feature-packed, easy-to-use, 14-megapixel underwater camera with a powerful 500-lumen, three-in-one LED photo/video light and a Digital Pro Flash. The camera shoots stills or high-definition video.
The DC1400 features five simple-to-operate “piano keys” that select the camera’s operational modes for shooting above and below the surface. It has six underwater color modes that allow you to take photos down to 200 feet. It can shed it’s rubber-armored and waterproof shell to become a familiar pocket-size point-and-shoot camera.
With a one-button control for easy operation, the photo/video light provides the depth and detail for close-up photos and videos that strobe-only pictures tend to lack due to the intensity of the flash. With its three-position array of 6,500K-color-balanced, 3-watt Cree XP-G R5 LEDs, the constant light makes close-up colors come alive with its 70-degree wide-angle beam that evenly illuminates the subject without hot spots or overpowering. It has eight customized light modes including a power overdrive that increases light output to 600 lumens. The light head can be quickly detached from its arm for precise aiming, and a coiled safety lanyard is included to prevent loss of the light head. The photo/video light is depth tested to 300 feet. The effective range for recording video is up to three feet, and the range for photography is up to two feet.
For longer-range still shots, the Digital Pro Flash kicks in to create an ideal underwater lighting set-up. The flash easily brightens up the colorful background at the longer shooting distances with a mode that automatically adjusts flash brightness for optimal image exposure. A variable power adjustment also allows the user to set his/her own exposure. The color temperature of the flash provides compensation for water, which tends to absorb the red and yellow light spectrum, resulting in vibrant colors of both coral and sealife. The Digital Pro Flash is depth rated to 200 feet, and the effective underwater shooting distance is up to eight feet.
The DC1400 Pro Duo package comes with a soft case has an MSRP of $1,129.95.
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