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Product DescriptionSeaLife's most technically advanced UW camera with Easy Set-up mode. Colorful tropical fish, white sand beaches and crystal blue waters all come together; creating the perfect vivid setting to capture your memories. SeaLife brings all the true colors of the water and the world to your photographs. SeaLife's new DC1000 10-megapixel camera now has features specifically designed to allow for the best possible photographs, both in and out of the water.
Submitted by Dennis rennie a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: January 25, 2011
Strengths: Pictures are of fair to good quality.In all fairness to the camera you need to practice all the settings in different water conditions with and without the strobe to achieve the best possible picture quality.The strobe reflects back on particles in the water on overcast days and you should be closer to the subjects when taking the pictures.
Weaknesses: The wide angle lens has to be installed after you are under the water or there will be a water level line on your pictures.The lens fit is tight and won't let the air out very fast.I am still trying to get the movie to work with there instructions when you have it set on the camera underwater setting.The strobe on lever is very sloppy and now broken.
I only used the Sea Life DC1000 about 18 times over the last year and a half.We used it only on warm destination dives.The external flash unit has a on/off/test lever on the top of the housing which has always been very easy to move , so much so that when traveling it would often move to the on position by itself and then drain the batteries.I learned after 3 times to remove the batteries when traveling.I just got back from a dive holiday in Belize to find that the lever now flops around by itself.I have a feeling that Sea Life is aware of this problem but nobody will admit to it.My dive supplier wants $75.00 to have it repaired.The camera always travels in my carry on and is never abused in any way.If anyone else has had a similar problem I would be interested to know about it.I don't think the quality is very good if it has broken with minimal wear and tear on a product that is supposed to be able to go down 200' and be hauled in and out of dive boats. Dennis Rennie Bolton Ontario
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Price Paid: $1580.00
Purchased At: Aqua systems Mississ
Similar Products Used: Nikonis 35 mm camera for many years before
Type of photography: Sports