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Sealife DC1200 Review

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by EevelMonkee, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. EevelMonkee

    EevelMonkee Instructor, Scuba

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  2. irishstout

    irishstout Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cave Creek, AZ
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    Thanks for the post... it was nice to see some good shots taken with this camera. I know that there are many negative comments on this but is still something that I am considering purchasing.

    Do you have any personal complaints about it or things you wish were different? How is the shutter lag for the most part?

    Thanks, Sean
     
  3. dunbustn

    dunbustn Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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    Thanks for info and viewing samples as am doing my due diliegence on upgrading versus remaining the the point and shoot ie SeaLife 1200 Duo Maxx. I have a question when looking a videos I noticed one had a sepia tone and another green tone (phillipines) and thought I understood that this unit had built in filters. Are these active in the video mode and 2nd where you able to use the zoom when in u/w video mode? Thx.
     
  4. Joel2050

    Joel2050 Guest

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    Hi, i was wondering if i bought the duo maxx would i need to use wthe red filter because i would have the light, or could i use the light and red filter and light, or would that look crappy? Thanks
     
  5. EevelMonkee

    EevelMonkee Instructor, Scuba

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    I just looked at this thread for the first time in a while so sorry about not responding. I don't have any complaints about the DC1200. I just would like to have the strobe for it. Its difficult to get good shots in underwater mode if the viz isn't good and/or natural light is not abundant. This is probably true with any point-and-shoot underwater camera. I have taken to using Land mode with a flash and shooting close while diving in the silty Pacific.
     
  6. EevelMonkee

    EevelMonkee Instructor, Scuba

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    You may have been taking video in Land mode while underwater. Make sure you are in underwater mode before switching to video. I don't think the zoom operates while in video mode. Also, natural light has to be decent. Not usually a problem while diving in the Philippines.
     
  7. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    What's up with the red tint to my videos? The DC1200 was in U/W mode and a video taken at 25fsw w/o artificial light is tinted red.
     
  8. Madvelazquez

    Madvelazquez Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey
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    AfterDark, change the settings to cloudy.
     
  9. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    10,465
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    Thanks I'll give it try.
     
  10. darren_uk

    darren_uk Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
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    I bought this camera 2 weeks ago for a Sharm diving holiday and I was deeply disappointed with what I can only suppose was a "rushed" operating system: I, too, had the same query as you:

    I put the cam on underwater mode and then wondered why, when reviewing on the surface, the videos had a red tint: it seems that the camera stupidly keeps the video in land mode and only the photos are placed in underwater mode.

    For me, it would make more sense that a user would probably want both photo and video modes to go into underwater mode if he selected underwater.

    Careless programming from the manufacturer?
     

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