SeaLife® New DC1400 Sea Dragon™ Camera Sets
Moorestown, NJ – SeaLife Underwater Cameras introduced three innovative camera and lighting sets with a new 2014 version of SeaLife’s advanced DC1400 Camera combined with new Sea Dragon underwater lighting at the annual DEMA (Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association) trade show.
Recent advances in LED light technology have made it possible for SeaLife to develop new versatile lights for use as photo, video and dive lights, with several times the power and half the size of past generations. The Sea Dragon underwater lighting series also includes a new digital flash that features auto brightness, instant recycle time and powerful 20 guide number packaged into a sleek, compact body.
The 2014 version of the SeaLife DC1400 Camera features improved video low-light performance, a faster shutter response time in infinity focus mode, an improved optical focusing aid, and an updated easy-setup mode for any combination of the new Sea Dragon lights and flash. An outstanding feature of the 14 megapixel DC1400 camera is the easy underwater operation with “Piano Keys” instead of the traditional button cluster.
The new sets include the innovative Flex-Connect™ grips, arms, and trays that allow clicking the elements together and separating them in seconds, allowing the sets to be packed for travel in the smallest and lightest camera gear case ever seen in underwater photography. The Flex-Connect system of interchangeable parts allows many different combinations of camera and lights – from an ultra-compact single light or flash set-up to an advanced camera rig with dual strobes mounted to Flex Arm extensions.
Each set is complete and ready to use with batteries, chargers, camera, and lighting system in 3 popular configurations:
- DC1400 Sea Dragon Pro – DC1400 camera with tray, Flex-Connect grip and Sea Dragon Digital Flash
- DC1400 Sea Dragon Pro Duo – DC1400 camera with Dual Tray, two grips, Sea Dragon 2000 lumen photo/video/dive light and the Sea Dragon Digital Flash
- DC1400 Sea Dragon Maxx Duo – DC1400 camera with Dual Tray, Sea Dragon 2000 lumen photo/video/dive light, Sea Dragon Digital Flash, two grips, two Flex Arms, a 16mm Fisheye Wide Angle Lens, battery chargers, spare batteries, a 16 GB SDHC memory card and many more useful accessories all neatly organized in a new compact waterproof shockproof travel case.
With a growing trend toward underwater video, SeaLife has not only improved its cameras for videos, but also developed new powerful video, photo, and dive lights. What appears as a colorless underwater rock literally “explodes” in bright colors when lit up by the new powerful Sea Dragon lights. This is a totally new experience of the magical underwater world for any diver, with or without a camera.
The light can be hand held with its Flex-Connect grip or mounted to one or more extendable flexible arms and trays that attach to the tripod mount of any SeaLife or other camera. A Dual Tray holds two lights, and a third light can be mounted on top of the camera’s cold-shoe creating a video or photo system with up to 6000 Lumens.
Not only the light, but also its battery compartment, is permanently waterproof rated to 200 feet/60 meters – so in the event of improper closure of the compartment, the light unit and electronics are not compromised.
The rugged flexible arms, trays, and grips do not use nuts or bolts, but easily click together and can also be quickly taken apart with the push of a button. This means that a complete system of a camera, flash, two lights, tray with dual arms and grips, batteries and charger fit in a compact lightweight case which can easily be packed in carry-on luggage – a great advantage with today’s airline baggage policies.
In close-up macro photography, the flexible arms allow bending of the lights or flash 100 degrees and within inches of the subject for creative light effects. Alternatively, the Flex Arms allow spreading the lights far away from the camera to avoid backscatter in low visibility waters.
The new Sea Dragon Flash also supplies ample power in a more compact body and fits into the cold shoe of any camera housing or clicks to arms and grips of the Flex-Connect system. Adjusting the flash to just the right brightness can easily be done with the large controls or the flash can simply be set to Auto Mode. The auto-sync feature reads and memorizes the pre-flash of any camera. The 2014 version of the SeaLife DC1400 features an easy-setup mode for the Sea Dragon flash or lights in any combination. The lights can even turn off automatically while the flash fires if desired.
The new ultra-compact system will not only appeal to the advanced pro, but also to the beginner, who in the past has been often intimidated by bulky, complex systems. Whether the flash is mounted on top of the camera or on its side, handling and control is made easier than ever before.
The new DC1400 Sea Dragon sets are available at dive and photo dealers at the following list prices:
DC1400 Sea Dragon Pro Set (item SL735) – $829.95
DC1400 Sea Dragon Pro Duo Set (item SL736) – $1,129.95
DC1400 Sea Dragon Maxx Duo Set (item SL737) – $1,829.95
About SeaLife Cameras:
SeaLife Underwater Cameras are made by Pioneer Research in Moorestown, NJ and were first introduced in 1993. In 2000 SeaLife made the first digital underwater camera. In 2007 SeaLife developed the first non-housed digital underwater camera, and in 2013 SeaLife introduced the powerful Sea Dragon Lighting system and its innovative Flex-Connect tray, grip, arm and accessory system. SeaLife Cameras and Lighting Systems are sold and serviced in 64 countries around the world. For more information visit www.SeaLife-Cameras.com.