Summary: After researching dive camera options on-line and considering features, price, and user-friendliness based on other reviews, I decided on the Sealife DC1400 Pro Duo, which I found new for $800. Upon receiving it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it came assembled. From other reviews, I did know that it came with a padded case, which mine did as well, though that information is hard to find in any of the ads.
Summary: Perfect, it was what we were looking for. The supplir should mention that the set is in a nice softbag. We nearly ordered a separate case for over USD 2K. Will use it on our next trip to the Maldives.
Great camera a must have for underwater impressive pictures!
9 June 2013
Summary: I researched and read many other reviews on this camera before purchasing. I just got back from a dive vacation and i love the pictures i took with it. It takes practice as all cameras do to use all the functions. But it also has the simple set up that also works very well! I would purchase this camera again in a heartbeat.
Summary: Honestly it has better video underwater for diving than any other camera has; snokeling, it is pretty cool it standards exceed the go pro hero 1 and 2 however the go pr hero 3 i do not know!!, but its a great cam. with 32gb card it has 3 hrs of vid recording to last a whole dive.
Great camera setup for the amateur underwater photographer
18 February 2013
Summary: Setup is a snap compared to the DC600. Strobe is great compare to not having one, but you should get a diffuser for it to eliminate "hot spots." Battery life could be longer. Also, moisture munchers could be cheaper. Other than that, it's not a bad way to go with underwater photography unless you want to spend a lot more money for pro gear.
Excerpt: I bought this as an easy alternative than having to buy a point and shoot camera AND an underwater housing (As I am completely uncomfortable putting my DSLR underwater - plus those housings are super pricey). The specs look pretty good but I just could not get over how slow the shutter speed actually functions you take the picture, you wait a minute than your picture is being taken.