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About Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP

The SeaLife DC1200: Radical new design features along with dive specific programming make it the easiest dive camera you will ever use!

Vibrant colorful reef scenes, a shot of elusive sea life that mystifies or pictures of wrecks from a bygone era, the DC1200 is the camera to catch them all; easy, fun and a joy to use. With a radical new design that eliminates all but a few buttons on the housing, the DC1200 12-megapixel camera combines modern design and programming savvy to bring you the simplest camera to use underwater or on land.

The DC1200 housing uses only 5 large "piano key" buttons to access key elements in the cameras program. Navigating through the menushas never been easier than now with the introduction of the Zoom Control system, which acts as both the 5X optical zoom adjustment as well as the fingertip control to toggle through the menus. The shutter button also doubles as the set button while diving to minimize the need to move your hands around the cameras housing.

The newest addition to the SeaLife line debuts the Easy Set-up mode - a graphic on-screen guide that takes the guess work out of setting up the camera for great pictures on land or underwater. The DC1200 includes four new specially designed underwater modes that make it simple and easy to take perfect pictures in any water setting and its updated design includes an ergonomic design, large shutter button and well-spaced buttons make the camera easy to handle and user-fr iendly.

SeaLife's Sea Modes which have built in color correction and External Flash Modes for vibrant color and manual control of the cameras shutter and aperture, round out the DC1200.

Picture Modes 4 Underwater modes.
Sea mode with UW color correction for diving without external flash accessory
Snorkel mode with UW color correction for snorkeling without external flash accessory
Ext Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for beginner and intermediate UW photographers.
Ext Flash Manual mode for manual aperture and shutter speed exposure controls when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for advanced UW photographers.
12 Land modes: Auto, Sports, Sunset, Sunrise, Snow, Beach, Panorama, Splash-water, Flow-water, Night Scene, Landscape, Fireworks.

The Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP is commonly used for Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming Pool and more. The Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual Photographer, Photo Enthusiast among others. The Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP: Easy To Use, Functional, Good Depth Range, Water-tight Seals.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

www.sealife-cameras.com
(800) 257-7742

Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP Features

  • 12 megapixel CCD for sharp, high-resolution pictures.
  • Large 3" LCD for easy on-camera viewing
  • 25X Zoom. 5X optical plus 5Xdigital zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) - CCD shift technology reduces camera shake caused by hand movement
  • Auto focus to 4" (10cm)
  • Lithium battery 700mAh for 2 tank dive+ (2+ hours or 200+ pics)
  • Fast shutter response time* and quick start-up for fast action photography. *(Asfast as 0.1 sec in Ext Flash mode and infinity focus)
  • SD and SDHC memory Card compatible up to 16GB
  • 2+ hours of continuous video w sound (usin a 4GBSD card)
  • 12 Land modes - Automatically pre-sets the camera for the type of scene. Includes Anti-shake and aperture/shutter priority.
  • Manual White balance control
  • "Piano Key" controls - No button clusters. 5 large menu keys. Oversized shutter button and zoom toggle for easy camera control even with gloves on!
  • Easy Set-up mode - Easy 1-2-3 graphic on screen guide - takes the guess work outof setting up the camera for great pictures
  • Sea mode with 4 UW color correction settings for blue and green water conditionsat shallow or deeper depths
  • Ext Flash Auto mode for automatic exposure settings when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for beginner and intermediate UW photographers
  • Ext Flash Manual mode for manual aperture and shutter speed exposure control when using one or two external flash accessories. Ideal for advanced UW photographers.
  • Snorkel mode with color correction setting matching shallow water light conditions.
  • Spy Mode - The camera automatically shoots continuous pictures at set time intervals. Ideal for wildlife photography or other hard-to-shoot subjects.
  • Expandability with SeaLife wide angle lens (SL970) and up to two Digital Pro Flashes (SL961)
  • Removable inner camera for use on Land & Sea
  • Rubber armored for durability and sure grip
  • Depth tested to 200 ft (60m) - Guaranteed

Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP Specifications

Weight [with packaging]
2.5 lb

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4.0

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to use (19)
  • Functional (18)
  • Weather proof (18)
  • Good depth range (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Diving (19)
    • Snorkeling (13)
    • Swimming pool (4)
    • Lake (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18), Yes (3)

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    good camera

    I consider myself experienced in "above water" photography, but using this camera was my first experience with taking pictures and movies underwater. I enjoyed using this camera very much and even...Read complete review

    I consider myself experienced in "above water" photography, but using this camera was my first experience with taking pictures and movies underwater. I enjoyed using this camera very much and even took some good pictures and movies. [...]

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    Decent camera, but purchase the strobe.

    This is a decent camera for the price. However, if you purchase, I recommend that you purchase the kit with strobe included. The photos are somewhat cloudy, but for the price, it's...Read complete review

    This is a decent camera for the price. However, if you purchase, I recommend that you purchase the kit with strobe included. The photos are somewhat cloudy, but for the price, it's not too bad.

    I also recommend getting the DC 1400 since the biggest difference is that the DC 1400 captures HD video.

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    4.0

    Strobe for SL700 Sealife Camera

    By Phil S

    from Idaho Falls, ID

    About Me Casual Photographer

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          Comments about Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP:

          I received a request from Leisure Pro to respond to someone with a question concerning a strobe for this camera. They asked if you can use a YS-25 probe with this camera. I think this should be a question for Sealife. But, my opinion is don't buy an external strobe for this camera. The camera does just as good with the built-in strobe and it is much more cumbersome to handle with the strobe added. A friend of mine bought the strobe and we have been on several dive trips together. I don't see any advantage of using the strobe.

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          4.0

          I'm my own worst enemy

          By alexis

          from Calgary

          About Me Casual Photographer

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Water-tight Seals

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diving

            Comments about Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP:

            Well, I'm a guy and before all of those out there judge, don't put a 32GB card in this thing. If you read the tech specs carefully it will say that it is good for 4GB. Talking to my dive shop afterwards, they say you can push it with an 8GB. The 32GB that I stuck in it right before an 8 series back to back dive in Nassau fried it. Yes, I should have read the detailed instructions instead of just the quick guide, but after inserting the card I had absolutely no idea that my camera was going to have a spack attack on me. I missed 8 full dives of photo's because it never indicated that the card was not compatible. Seems to be a great camera otherwise, but stick with the 8GB max or prepare to walk away with not a single photo or video in hand.

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            4.0

            excellent camera

            By love diving

            from Glendale, Az

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Water-tight Seals

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Diving
              • Snorkeling

              Comments about Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP:

              The best part of the camera is the piano keys, they are very easy to use, especially with gloves on. I would definitely recommend an external flash if diving below 35ft. I had an older model sea life camera and this one is definitely better and easier to use.

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              3.0

              Decent camera, but purchase the strobe.

              By ScubaSteve

              from I move a lot, currently in Africa

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Depth Range
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

              • Blurry Photos
              • Cloudy photos

              Best Uses

              • Diving
              • Lake
              • Snorkeling

              Comments about Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP:

              This is a decent camera for the price. However, if you purchase, I recommend that you purchase the kit with strobe included. The photos are somewhat cloudy, but for the price, it's not too bad.

              I also recommend getting the DC 1400 since the biggest difference is that the DC 1400 captures HD video.

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              4.0

              Nice beginner camera

              By Duane

              from Helena, Montana

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Depth Range
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Diving
                • Snorkeling

                Comments about Sealife SL700 DC 1200 Digital Camera - 12MP:

                Camera worked great on a recent trip to Grand Cayman. Easy to use. I am planning on adding accessories for it.

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                Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
                LINDY S  I choose this camera because I needed to replace an old sea life camera. This is a great camera, the piano keys are much easier to use, especaily when you are wearing gloves. If you go below 50ft I definitely recommend using an external flash as the photos lacked color and brightness
                Shopper  How well does the built in flash work in this camera at derth?..60-100ft. Thank you
                Stanley S  Hello! I'm not a good photographer but I took some picture on depth 75-80ft on reef in Fort Lauderdale and I would say that the flash is rather weak, the pictures which I took are mostly green or grey but it depends from many things: visibility, time of day, weather etc. In my opinion additonal flash should help.
                Mike S  What type of memory card does this camera use?
                ALAN C  We have a 8GB SD HC card in ours.
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