SeaLife DC1000 Underwater Camera
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Product Information
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Product design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
This includes primary product specifications, software, software drivers,
and user’s manual. This User Manual is a general reference guide for the
product.
The illustrations in this manual are for the purpose of explanation and may
differ from the actual design of your camera.
The manufacturer assumes no liability for any errors or discrepancies in
this user manual.
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Safety Instructions >>
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read and understand all Warnings and Cautions before using this product.
Warnings
Continued use under the following conditions may cause fire or electric shock.
Contact your local authorized SeaLife dealer for repair service if the product
is damaged.
If foreign objects or water have entered the camera, turn the power
off and remove the battery.
If the camera has fallen or its case has been damaged, turn the power
off and remove the battery.
Do not disassemble, change or repair the camera.
Use the supplied AC adapter only with the indicated power supply
voltage.
Do not use the camera in areas near water, rain, snow, high humidity,
sand, dirt or combustible gas* unless it is properly sealed in the
waterproof housing provided.
* Warning - the camera inside the waterproof housing IS NOT certified
to be intrinsically safe. Using the camera in an environment containing
combustible gases may result in explosion or fire.
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
The battery might cause poisoning. If any part of the battery is accidentally
swallowed, immediately consult a physician.
Do not use the camera while you are walking, driving or riding a
motorcycle.
This might cause you to fall over or result in traffic accident.
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Do not fire the flash close to anyone’s eyes.
This might cause damage to the person’s eyesight.
Do not subject the LCD monitor to impact.
This might damage the glass on the screen or cause the internal fluid to
leak. If the internal fluid enters your eyes or comes into contact with your
body or clothes, rinse with fresh water. If the internal fluid has entered your
eyes, consult a physician to receive treatment.
Cautions >>
Cautions
A camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it, strike it or use
excessive force when handling the camera.
This might cause damage to the camera.
Do not remove the battery immediately after long period of continuous
use.
The battery becomes hot during use. Touching a hot battery might cause
burns.
Do not wrap the camera or place it in cloth or blankets.
This might cause heat to build up and deform the case, resulting in fire.
Use the camera in a well-ventilated place.
Do not leave the camera in places where the temperature may rise
significantly, such as inside a car.
This might adversely affect the case or the parts inside, resulting in fire.
Before you move the camera, disconnect cords and cables.
Failure to do this might damage cords and cables, resulting in fire and
electric shock.
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Battery Usage >>
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Notes on Battery Usage
When you use the battery, carefully read and strictly observe the Safety
Instructions and the notes described below:
 Use only the specified battery (3.7V) provided with the camera.
 Extremely cold environments can shorten the battery life and reduce camera
performance.
 When you are using a new rechargeable battery or a rechargeable battery
that has not been used for an extended period of time, it may affect
the number of images that can be captured. Therefore, to maximize its
performance and lifetime, we recommend that you fully charge the battery
and discharge it for at least one complete cycle before use.
 The battery may feel warm after a long period of continuous use of the
camera or the flash. This is normal and not a malfunction.
 The camera may feel warm after a long period of continuous use. This is
normal and not a malfunction.
 If the battery is not to be used for a long period of time, remove it from the
camera to prevent leakage or corrosion and store it after no battery power
is left. Stored for a long time in a fully charged condition, its performance
may be impaired.
 Always keep the battery terminals clean.
 There is a risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect
type.
 Dispose of used battery according to your local recycling laws.
 Charge the battery fully before using for the first time.
 To prevent short-circuiting or fire, keep the battery away from other metal
objects when carrying or storing.
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Read and understand the instructions contained in this manual before
using underwater.
The inner camera is not waterproof or shock protected. Seal the camera
inside the waterproof housing in areas of water, rain, snow, high humidity,
sand, dirt or combustible gas*.
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Make sure the rubber dust cover provided is completely inserted into the
camera’s USB and Power ports unless charging the camera’s battery or
connecting the camera to the computer.
Follow these important O-ring care instructions or the waterproof housing
may leak.
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Warning - the camera inside the waterproof housing IS NOT certified
to be intrinsically safe. Using the camera in an environment containing
combustible gases may result in explosion or fire.
Do not lubricate o-ring.
Inspect and clean O-ring and O-ring contact su rfaces for sand, hair and
other debris before every use. Clean O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces
with cleaning brush provided.
Inspect O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces for damage (cuts, scratches,
tears, cracks, dents and any other imperfections.) Replace O-ring or have
waterproof housing serviced if the O-ring or O-ring contact surfaces become
damaged.
Do not use underwater housing if O-ring or O-ring contact surfaces are
damaged.
Make sure O-ring is completely seated into O-ring groove before sealing
housing.
Make sure the O-ring is not twisted when seated in the O-ring groove.
Carefully follow O-ring removal and installation instructions contained in
this manual.
Replace O-ring every year to ensure proper seal. Only use approved SeaLife
O-ring designed for the DC1000. Replacement O-rings are available at your
local authorized SeaLife dealer.
Important Notes on Waterproof Function >>
Important Notes on Waterproof Function and Waterproof Housing
Carefully close lid and latch to seal housing and make sure there are no
obstructions that prevent housing from closing or sealing properly.
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Notes on Waterproof Function >>
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Soak and rinse waterproof housing in fresh water for about 2 minutes after
underwater use or if the housing becomes dirty.
Push each button several times to clean out any saltwater, sand or dirt that
may be trapped under the buttons.
Use clean,soft cloth to dry housing.
Store camera and housing only after careful cleaning and when totally
dry.
Do not let any moisture or dirt get inside housing when opening. This may
result in damage to the inner camera.
Make sure that you and the waterproof housing are completely dry before
opening the waterproof door or changing the batteries or the SD memory
card.
Avoid opening housing wet, sandy or humid environments. It is
recommended to open and load the housing in dry cool air, such as inside
an air conditioned room. This will prevent water or humidity from being
trapped inside the housing, which may cause fogging to occur or damage
the inner camera.
Avoid getting sunscreen or suntan oil on the camera as it may cause
discoloration of the surface. If any oil gets on the camera, wash it off
immediately with warm water.
The waterproof function does not apply to the camera’s accessories.
Do not exceed the depth rating of 60m (200ft.) or the housing may become
damage and leak.
The camera will sink if dropped in water, so be sure to attach the strap
to your wrist or buoyancy control device (B) when using the camera in or
near water.
Store housing at room temperature in a clean and dry place.
Do not expose housing to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Do not store housing in extreme high temperatures, such as the trunk of
your car.
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INTRODUCTION
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA
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Recording Video Clips
Playing Back Video Clips
PLAYBACK MODE
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Capturing Images
Setting the Focus
About Easy Set-up Mode
About External Flash Modes
About Sea and Snorkel Modes
About Spy Mode
Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background Image
Combining Shots of Two People into a Single Image
Setting the Panorama Mode
Recording Voice Memos
VIDEO MODE
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Preparation
Charging the Battery
Initial Settings
CAPTURE MODE
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Front View
Rear View
LCD Monitor Display
GETTING STARTED
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Overview
Package Contents
Contents >>
CONTENTS
Playing Back Still Images
Thumbnail Display
Removing Red-eye
Attaching Voice Memos
Playing back voice memo
Protecting Images
Erasing Images
MENU OPTIONS
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Contents >>
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TRANSFERRING FILES TO YOUR COMPUTER
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Downloading Your Files
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EDITING SOFTWARE
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SPECIFICATIONS (INNER CAMERA ONLY)
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APPENDIX
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Possible number of shots (still image)
Possible recording time / sec (video clip)
UNDERWATER HOUSING INSTRUCTIONS
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MUST DO for underwater housing:
Maintaining a waterproof seal
Quick waterproof test (before you depart on your dive trip)
HOW TO INSTALL AND REMOVE O-RING
HOW TO OPEN AND CLOSE WATERPROOF HOUSING
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Capture Menu
Video Menu
Playback Menu
Setup Menu
Installing the Flash Link optical cable adapter
How to set-up the Waterproof Housing
Using and cleaning the underwater housing and camera
Great Underwater Pictures Made Easy
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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HOUSING SPECIFICATIONS
Overview
Thank you for purchasing the SeaLife DC1000 digital underwater camera.
This is not your ordinary land camera in a waterproof housing. The SeaLife
camera includes special onboard software and exposure programs have been
developed through extensive underwater testing and research to ensure bright,
colorful underwater pictures and video. It is equipped with the latest digital
technology which means the camera is automatic and easy to use.
The SeaLife waterproof housing is constructed from the finest materials to
ensure long-lasting and reliable performance. It’s fully rubber armored body
offers superior shock protection. The durable polycarbonate underbody can
withstand underwater pressure down to 200ft/60m. It’s large shutter button
and wide-spreads controls ensures a sure-grip and easy handling, even with
dive gloves on. All metallic parts are made of high-grade stainless steel to last
the punishing saltwater and marine environment.
There are so many more features and benefits that you will surely enjoy. All
of us at SeaLife hope to exceed your expectations with this new camera.
Happy diving!
Introduction >>
INTRODUCTION
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Package Contents >>
Package Contents
Carefully unpack your camera and ensure that you have the following items:
Common Product Components:
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Digital Camera
Underwater Housing with lanyard
Instruction manual and Quick Guide
CD-ROM
USB cable
AV cable
Camera strap
Camera pouch
AC power adapter
International plug adapters
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Flash Link optical cable adapter
Desiccant capsules
Cleaning brush and lens cloth
Common (Optional) Accessories:
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SD/SDHC memory card
Spare battery (Item # SL1814)
Travel charger kit (spare battery, charging tray, 12V DC power adapter
(SL1816)
SeaLife Digital Pro Flash (SL961)
Moisture Muncher desiccant capsules (SL911)
SeaLife Wide Angle Lens (SL970)
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NOTE
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Accessories and components may vary by retailer.
Visit your local SeaLife dealer or www.sealife-cameras.com for a
complete listing of accessories
Front View
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1.
Shutter button
5.
2.
ON/OFF button
6.
Lens
3.
Self-timer LED
7.
Microphone
4.
Mode switch
Capture mode
Video mode
Playback mode
8.
Flash
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Getting To Know Your Camera >>
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA
Speaker
The waterproof housing has button controls for all camera functions
except for the mode switch (#4). You can change the camera modes by
pushing the Display button (#3 on the next page) when the camera is set
to any of the underwater scene modes (Sea, Snorkel, ExtFlash Auto or
ExtFlash MNL).
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Getting To Know Your Camera >>
Rear View
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1.
2.
LCD monitor
Delete button
3.
DISP Display button
4.
MENU Menu button
5.
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Zoom in button
Zoom out button
Strap holder
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DC IN 5V terminal
8.
USB or AV OUT terminal
9.
Battery / Memory card cover
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10. SET / Direction button
 button
Self-timer button

button
Flash button
 button
Focus button

button
Exposure compensation
button
SET Set button
11. Status LED
12. Tripod socket
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When the camera is set to any of the Underwater scene modes (Sea,
Snorkel, ExtFlash Auto or ExtFlash MNL), the Display button(#3) will
cycle from: Standard  Standard with histogram  No icons - Playback
mode  Video mode  Standard [Repeat].
Capture mode
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14.
Zoom status
Voice memo
Battery condition
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] Full battery power
[
] Medium battery power
[
] Low battery power
[
] No battery power
*[
] AC adapter icon (if used)
Flash mode
[ Blank ] Auto Flash
[
] Red-eye Reduction
[
] Forced Flash
[
] Pre-flash
[
] Slow sync flash
[
] Flash Off
] Histogram
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Main focus area (When the shutter
button is pressed halfway)
Capture mode icon
[
] Single
[
] Continuous
[
] Auto Exposure Bracketing
[
] Spy
[
] Cont.flash
[
] Burst
[
] Pre-Shot
[
] Coupl.shot
[
] Album Shot
Image size resolution
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] 3648 x 2736
[
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[
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[
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[
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Available number of shots
Image quality
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[
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[
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Date and time
Self-timer icon
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10S ] 10 sec.
[
2S ] 2 sec.
[
10+2 ] 10+2 sec.
Slow shutter warning
[
] Exposure compensation
2009/01/01?08:03
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(Adjust exposure value with the /
buttons)
Metering
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[
] Spot
[
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White balance
[ Blank ] Auto
[
] BluWtr<25ft
[
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[
] GrnWtr<25ft
[
] GrnWtr>25ft
[
] Incandescent
[ 1 ] Fluorescent 1
[ 2 ] Fluorescent 2
[
] Daylight
[
] Cloudy
[
] Manual
Focus setting
[ Blank ] Auto focus
[
] Macro
[
] Infinity
Scene mode
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] Auto
[
] Sea
[
] Snorkel
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] ExtFlash Auto
[
] ExtFlash MNL
[ Av ] Av
[ Tv ] Tv
[
] Sports
[
] Landscape
[
] Panorama
[
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] Fireworks
[
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[
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[
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Getting To Know Your Camera >>
LCD Monitor Display
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Getting To Know Your Camera >>
Video mode [
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10S
00:07:30
Playback mode [
]Still image playback
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5.
Mode icon
File number
Folder number
Protect icon
Voice memo
Playback mode [
Video playback
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Mode icon
Zoom status
Battery condition
Video resolution
Available recording time/Elapsed
time
Video quality
Recording indicator
Self-timer icon
Focus setting
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Video status bar
Elapsed time
File number
Folder number
Protect icon
Mode icon
Play mode
Sound off icon (When the 
button is pressed during video
playback)
Total recorded time
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Play
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Total
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Preparation
1.
Attach the camera strap.
[Important: Camera strap must be removed
when using camera inside the waterproof
housing]
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3.
Open the battery/memory card cover.
Insert the supplied battery with correct
orientation as shown.
4.
Insert an SD/SDHC memory card (Optional).
 The camera has 32MB internal memory
(29MB available for image storage), but
you can load an SD/SDHC memory
card to expand the camera’s memory
capacity.
 Be sure to format the memory card with
this camera before its initial usage.
Close the battery/memory card cover and
make sure it is locked securely.
5.
Getting Started >>
GETTING STARTED
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Getting Started >>
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To prevent valuable data from
being accidentally erased from
an SD/SDHC memory card, you
can slide the write protect tab (on
the side of the SD/SDHC memory
card) to “LOCK”.
To save, edit, or erase data on an
SD/SDHC memory card, you must unlock the card.
To prevent damaging of an SD/SDHC memory card, be sure to turn off
the power when inserting or removing the SD/SDHC memory card. If
inserting or removing the SD/SDHC memory card with the power on,
the camera will automatically turn off.
Charging the Battery
The AC power adapter will charge the battery or operate as the camera’s power
supply. Make sure that the camera is turned off and the battery is inserted
before charging.
1. Insert one end of the AC power adapter into the DC IN 5V terminal of the
camera.
2. Insert the other end of the AC power
adapter into a wall outlet.
 The status LED lights red when
charging has started and the
LED turns off when charging
is completed. The LED lights
green when a charging error has
occurred or no battery is inserted
inside the camera.
 It is recommended that you fully discharge the battery through normal
use before recharging.
 Charging time varies according to the ambient temperature and the
status of battery.
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This camera must use with the specified battery and AC power adapter
for battery charging. Damage caused by using of an incorrect adapter is
not covered under the warranty.
The battery may feel warm after it has been charged or immediately after
being used. This is normal and not a malfunction.
When using the camera in cold areas, keep the camera and battery
warm by holding them inside your outer clothing.
Setting the Date and Time
The date/time needs to be set if and when:
 The camera is turned on for the first time.
 The camera is turned on after leaving the camera without the battery for
an extended period of time.
When the date and time information is not displayed on the LCD monitor, follow
these steps to set the correct date and time.
] or [
],
1. Slide the mode switch to [
and press the MENU button.
2. Select [Setup] with the  button.
3. Select [Date/Time] with the  / 
buttons, and press the SET button.
 Select the date format with the  / 
SET:Adj.
buttons, and press the SET button.
 Select the item’s field with the  /
 buttons and adjust the value for
the date and time with the  / 
buttons.
 The time is displayed in 24-hour
format.
 After confirming all settings are
correct, press the SET button.
4. To exit from the [Setup] menu, press the
Capture Function
Setup
MENU button.
Getting Started >>
Initial Settings
Date/Time
2009 / 01 / 01
00 : 00
MENU:Exit
SET:Enter
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Getting Started >>
Choosing the Language
Specify in which language menus and messages are to be displayed on the
LCD monitor.
], [
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1. Slide the mode switch to [
Capture
[
], and press the MENU button.
2. Select [Setup] menu with the  button.
3. Select [Language] with the  /  buttons
and press the SET button.
4. Select the displayed language with the
MENU:Exit SET:Adj.
 /  buttons and press the SET
button.
 The setting will be stored.
Formatting the Memory Card or Internal Memory
This utility formats the internal memory (or memory card) and erases all stored
images and data.
], and press
1. Slide the mode switch to [
Play
the MENU button.
2. Select [Setup] menu with  button.
3. Select [Format] with the  /  buttons,
then press the SET button.
4. Select [Execute] with the  /  buttons,
MENU:Exit SET:Adj.
and press the SET button.
 To cancel formatting, select [Cancel]
and press the SET button.
Format
SET:Enter
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You should format the memory card before its initial usage or after the
card has been used in another camera or SD card device.
Formatting the memory card WILL ERASE all images and data on the
card.
Capturing Images
Your camera is equipped with a 2.7” full color TFT LCD monitor to help you
compose images, playback recorded images/video clips or adjust menu
settings.
1. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the power on.
 The status LED lights green and the camera is initiated.
 When the power is turned on, the camera will start in the mode that
was last set.
 If the power is turned on in [
] or [
] mode, the lens will extend
forward and it is ready for shooting. In both modes, if the mode switch
], the lens barrel will retract into the camera body after 30
is set to [
seconds.
 If the power is turned on in [
] mode, the lens will remain closed.
2. Slide the mode switch to [
].
3. Compose your image in the LCD monitor.
 Pressing the button zooms in on the subject, and enlarges the subject
on the LCD monitor.
 Pressing the
button provides a wider angle image.
4. Press the shutter button.
a
 Pressing the shutter button down b
halfway automatically focuses and
adjusts the exposure, and pressing the
shutter button down fully captures the
images.
 The focus area frame turns green
when the camera is in focus and the
exposure is calculated.
 When the focus or exposure is not
suitable, the frame of the focus area turns red.
Capture Mode >>
CAPTURE MODE
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Setting the Focus >>
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Avoid using zoom while underwater to take pictures of subjects at far
away distances. For best underwater pictures, keep your subjects within
2 m / 6 ft shooting distance.
If the focus area frame is red, the light conditions or contrast may be too
low. Try again until focus frame is green, or try focussing on a subject
with higher contrast located at equal distance to the shooting subject.
Setting the Focus
Images can be captured with the distance to the subject set by auto focus,
[ ] macro or [
] infinity.
1. Slide the mode switch to [
] or [
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2. Toggle the button to select the desired focus
mode.
The table below will help you choose the appropriate focus mode:
Focus mode
Description
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] Auto Focus
Select this setting and the camera will
automatically focus from approximately 2ft (60cm)
to infinity. In Tele zoom the range is 3ft (90cm) to
infinity.
] Macro
Select this setting for close-up pictures between 2
inches (5cm) to 3ft (90cm). In Tele zoom the range
is 1 ft (35cm) to 4ft (120cm).
] Infinity
Select this setting to lock the camera to the
infinity focus point (3ft/90cm to infinity). This
setting also results in a very fast shutter response
time and is ideal for action shots.
[
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The Easy Set-up mode is a fast and easy way to set the camera for underwater
or land photography. Select Easy Set-up option located in the capture menu.
Then, select the best choice from a series of options depending on the shooting
condition and the accessories you are using.
1. Push the Menu button and select Easy Set-up:
2.
Select Underwater or Land.
Capture
Function
Setup
UNDERWATER
or
LAND
3.
About Easy Set-up Mode >>
About Easy Set-up Mode
Select Camera+Flash or Camera Only.
Capture
Function
Setup
CAMERA + FLASH
or
CAMERA ONLY
4.
Select Snorkeling or Diving.
Capture
Function
SNORKELING (< 25ft/8m)
or
DIVING (> 25ft/8m)
5.
Setup
Capture
Function
Setup
SNORKELING (< 25ft/8m)
or
DIVING (> 25ft/8m)
The camera is now correctly set for you type of shooting condition.
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About External Flash Modes >>
About External Flash Modes
When using one (or two) SeaLife external flashes (optional accessory), set the
camera Scene mode to ExtFlash Auto or ExtFlash MNL mode.
In Ext Flash Auto mode, the camera automatically adjusts the exposure resulting
in sharp, colorful underwater pictures. The camera is pre-programmed to
account for the additional flash power and result in optimal image exposure
and brightness
In Ext Flash MNL mode, the camera aperture and shutter speed setting must
be manually set for the desired exposure effect. The Manual mode is intended
for advanced photographers only who are familiar with effects of aperture and
shutter speed settings.
In both Ext Flash modes, the camera’s flash is set to Forced Flash and
will always fire. When the camera’s flash fires, it will automatically fire
the optional External Flash accessory. For more information about the
SeaLife External Flash accessory, please visit your local dive retailer or
www.sealife-cameras.com. More detailed instructions on operating the external
flash accessory are included with the external flash.
To Select Ext Flash Auto or Ext Flash Manual mode:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select [Scene mode] with the  /  buttons and press the SET button.
3. Select Ext Flash Auto or Ext Flash Manual mode with the  /  buttons
and press SET.
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Icon Scene mode
Description
Auto
Automatic exposure control with external flash.
In order to achieve proper image exposure, push
the [ ] flash button to switch between one of the
following three exposure settings:
[Blank] - This is the default setting ideal for most
underwater pictures.
[
]- Macro Flash: This exposure setting is ideal
for close-up shooting distances inside of 3ft (1m) or
make the picture less bright.
[
] - Far Flash: This exposure setting is ideal
for shooting distances beyond 6ft (2m) shooting
distance or to make the picture brighter.
MNL
Manually set camera’s aperture and shutter speed
for desired exposure effect.
To make manual adjustments:
1. Press the SET button once and the aperture
value appears on the LCD monitor (blinking).
2. Use the  /  buttons to increase or decrease
the aperture value.
3. Press the SET button again and the shutter
speed value appears on the LCD monitor
(Blinking - under the aperture value).
4. Use the  /  buttons to increase or decrease
the shutter speed value.
5. Press the SET button again to exit the
adjustment screen. The aperture and shutter
speed value appear on the LCD monitor.
About External Flash Modes >>
Exposure adjustment when the camera is in Ext Flash Mode:
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About Sea and Snorkel Modes >>
About Sea and Snorkel Modes
The Sea and Snorkel Mode are used to capture underwater pictures when
NOT using the optional external flash accessory. Sea mode is ideal for scuba
diving below 25ft/8m depth. Snorkel mode is ideal for underwater pictures
above 25ft/8m depth. The camera will make color corrections to compensate
for the loss of red colors typical in underwater photography.
In Sea and Snorkel modes, you can select the color correction you want
depending on the type of water you are in. These color correction options are
located in the White Balance Menu. The default white balance setting for Sea
mode is Blue Water > 25ft/8m. The default white balance setting for Snorkel
mode is Blue Water < 25ft/8m.
White Balance settings
1. BluWtr<25ft (Blue Water less than 25ft depth). This mode is ideal for
snorkeling or shallow diving in “blue” water.
2. BluWtr>25ft (Blue Water greater than 25ft depth). This mode is ideal for
deeper diving in “blue” water.
3. GrnWtr<25ft (Green Water less than 25ft depth). This mode is ideal for
snorkeling or shallow diving in “greener” water with higher algae content.
4. GrnWtr>25ft (Green Water greater than 25ft depth). This mode is ideal for
deeper diving in “greener” water with higher algae content.
To set SEA mode:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select [Scene mode] with the  /  buttons and press the SET button.
3. Select SEA mode with the  /  buttons and press SET.
To set SNORKEL mode:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select [Scene mode] with the  /  buttons and press the SET button.
3. Select SNORKEL mode with the  /  buttons and press SET.
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
NOTE


The default setting for Sea mode is “BluWtr>25ft”. The default setting
for Snorkel mode is “BluWtr<25ft”.
When the camera is in Sea and Snorkel modes, the scene displayed on
the LCD display will appear red in color when you are on land. This is
normal and will appear different when you are underwater.
The Sea mode color correction feature will not work during night time
diving or depths greater than 50ft / 15m depending on the amount of
available light.
For best UW pictures, keep the camera’s flash OFF when in Sea or
Snorkel mode. If light conditions are too dark, we recommend using the
SeaLife Digital Pro Flash (item SL961 - optional accessory).
About Sea and Snorkel Modes >>
To set the color correction (White Balance):
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select [White Balance] with the  /  buttons and press the SET button.
3. Select between BluWtr<25ft, BluWtr>25ft, GrnWtr<25ft or GrnWtr>25ft
with the  /  buttons depending on your type of water conditions and
press SET.
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About Spy Mode >>
About Spy Mode
This mode is used to capture continuous images at a preselected time interval.
This mode is useful for taking a sequence of images, like a sunrise or sunset,
and later selecting the best image. It is also useful for taking a series of pictures
without being discovered by the subject. For example, a bird’ s nest with an
egg hatching. A compact tripod accessory is helpful to keep the camera aimed
at the subject.
].
1. Slide the mode switch to [
2. Press the MENU button, and select the
[Function] menu with the  button.
3. Select [Capture mode] with the  / 
buttons, and press the SET button.
4. Select [Spy] with the  /  buttons, and
press the SET button.
5. Select the desired time interval with the
 /  buttons and press the SET button.
6. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
7. Aim the camera at the desired subject or
scene. It is preferred to use a compact
tripod, so the camera is steady and remains
aimed at the subject.
8. Push the shutter button. The camera will
countdown from 10 seconds and take the
first picture.
9. The LCD display will now turn off to save
battery power. The camera will continue to
take images at the preselected time interval,
until:
a. You push the shutter button again.
b. The memory is full.
c. The battery is empty.

NOTE
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When using the SPY shooting mode underwater , it is helpful to have a
waterproof tripod that can stabilized the camera. We recommend using
the Gorillapod SLR. For more information, please visit:
www.joby.com/products/gorillapod/slr/
Pre-Shot helps you get the background you want, even if you need to ask
someone else to record the image for you. Basically, Pre-Shot is a two-step
process.
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
a. Press the MENU button.
b. Select [Function] with the  button.
c. Select [Capture Mode] with the  /  button, and press the SET
button.
d. Select [Pre-Shot] with the  /  button, and press the SET button.
e. Press the MENU button to exit from the menu screen.
2. Compose the background you want on the screen, and then press the
shutter button to temporarily record it as a reference image.
 This operation causes a semi-transparent image of the background to
appear on the screen, but the displayed image is not actually saved in
camera memory.
3. Now you can stand in front of the background and ask someone else to
take your picture, using the semi-transparent background on the screen
as a composition guide.
4. After composing the final image (using the semi-transparent background
as a guide), the person with the camera should press the shutter button
to record.
 Note that the semi-transparent background image temporarily recorded
in step 2 is for composition purposes only. The final image contains
only what is in front of the camera when the shutter button is pressed
in step 4.
Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background Image >>
Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background
Image
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Combining Shots of Two People into a Single Image >>
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Combining Shots of Two People into a Single
Image
This mode lets you record images of two people and combine them into a single
image. This makes it possible for you to include yourself in group images, even
when there is no one else around to record the image for you.
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
a. Press the MENU button.
b. Select [Function] with the  button.
c. Select [Capture Mode] with the  /  button, and press the SET
button.
d. Select [Coupl.shot] with the  /  button, and press the SET
button.
e. Press the MENU button to exit from the menu screen.
2. Align the focus frame on the screen with the subject you want on the left
side of the image.
3. Press the shutter button to record the left side of the image.
4. Next compose the subject you want in the right side of the image, taking
care to align the background with the semi-transparent image of the
background of the first image, which is shown on the screen.
5. When everything is aligned correctly, record the right side of the image.
This mode is designed to make it easier to take a series of shots then stitch
them together with software to make a single image. You can capture a
photographic subject that won’t fit into a single frame, such as a landscape,
and stitch it together later with a program such as Arcsoft Panorama Maker®
4.0 or Photoshop application.
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [Scene Mode] with the  /  buttons, and press the SET button.
4. Select [Panorama] with the  /  buttons, and press the SET button.
5. Press the MENU button.
6. Select the photographic direction with the  /  buttons.
7. Shoot the first image.
 The next image appears beside the previous image.
8. Orient the camera so that the second frame overlaps a small portion of
the photographic subject of the first image and press the shutter button
to capture the next image.
9. Follow the same steps to capture subsequent images in the sequence.
10. Finish the sequence by pressing the MENU button or switch to another
mode after the last image has been recorded.
Setting the Panorama Mode >>
Setting the Panorama Mode
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Recording Voice Memos >>
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Recording Voice Memos
A voice memo can be recorded once for 30 seconds in the still image mode
immediately following a still image capture.
].
1. Slide the mode switch to [
Capture
Function
Setup
2. Press the MENU button, and select the
Capture Mode Single
Quick Shutter
On
[Function] menu with the  button.
On
Voice Memo
3. Select [Voice Memo] with the  / 
LCD Bright.
Off
Digital Zoom
Off
buttons, and press the SET button.
Date Print
Off
4. Select [On] with the  /  buttons, and
MENU:Exit SET:Adj.
press the SET button.
5. Press the MENU button to exit from the
menu.
 An [ ] icon is displayed on the screen.
6. Compose the image, press the shutter button down halfway, then press it
down fully.
 [VOICE RECORDING] is displayed on the screen immediately, and the
voice memo recording starts.
7. Press the shutter button one more time during recording, or wait for 30
seconds.
 [VOICE RECORD END] will be displayed and the recording will end.
 An [ ] icon is displayed with images that have been recorded with a
voice memo.
Recording Video Clips
This mode allows you to record video clips on land or underwater (inside
the waterproof housing) at a resolution of 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 pixels. For
recording video on land, when the camera is NOT in the underwater housing,
do this:
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
2. Compose the image.
3. Press the shutter button.
 The recording of the video clip will
start.
 Pressing the shutter button one more
time will end the recording of the video
clip.
 The recording time depends on the storage size and the subject of the
image to be recorded.
 The zoom function cannot be used during video recording.
 When the camera IS in the underwater housing and set to one of the
underwater modes (Sea or Ext Flash modes), you can switch the camera
modes to Video and Playback mode by pushing the Display button
[DISP].


NOTE

Video Mode >>
VIDEO MODE
When recording a video clip, the flash and “10+2 sec.” self-timer
function cannot be used.
If the write speed of your SD/SDHC memory card is not fast enough for
recording video clips in the currently selected quality, a warning icon
[ ] will appear, and the video recording will stop. In this case, select a
video quality lower than the current one.
When the camera is set to any of the Underwater scene modes (Sea,
Snorkel, ExtFlash Auto or ExtFlash MNL), the Display button will cycle
from: Standard  Standard with histogram  No icons Playback mode
 Video mode  Standard [Repeat].
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Video Mode >>
Playing Back Video Clips
You can play back recorded video clips on the camera. You can also play back
sound if recorded with the video.
].
1. Slide the mode switch to [
 The last image appears on the screen.
2. Select the desired video clip with the  /  buttons.
3. Press the SET button.
 A press of the  /  buttons during playback allows fast forward
play / fast reverse play.
 To stop video playback, press the  button.
This stops playback and returns to the start of the video clip.
 To pause video playback, press the SET button.
This pauses video playback.
To cancel pause, press the SET button again.


NOTE






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Video clips cannot be displayed rotated or enlarged.
The focus and zoom level can not be adjusted once the recording has
started.
Select the appropriate white balance setting when recording underwater
videos.
A video light accessory may be necessary in low light conditions.
Windows Media player or QuickTime Player is recommended to play
back the video clip on your computer.
QuickTime Player is a free media player available at www.apple.com;
and compatible with Mac and Windows computers.
For more information about the operation of the media player, refer to its
respective help documentation.
When the camera is set to any of the Underwater scene modes (Sea,
Snorkel, ExtFlash Auto or ExtFlash MNL), the Display button will cycle
from: Standard  Standard with histogram  No icons Playback mode
 Video mode  Standard [Repeat].
Playing Back Still Images
You can play back the still images on the LCD monitor.
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
 The last image appears on the
screen.
2. The images can be displayed in forward
or reverse sequence with the  / 
buttons.
 To view the previous image, press the
 button.
 To view the next image, press the 
button.
 Pressing the  /  buttons during
image playback will result in a 90degree rotated display.
 The  button rotates the image
counterclockwise and displays it,
whereas the  button rotates the
image clockwise and displays it. A
press of the button opposite to the direction in which the image was
rotated will return the image to the normal display.
 Pressing the button enlarges the image.
 To return to normal magnification, press the
button.

NOTE



Playback Mode >>
PLAYBACK MODE
When the camera is set to any of the Underwater scene modes (Sea,
Snorkel, ExtFlash Auto or ExtFlash MNL), the display button will cycle
from: Standard  Standard with histogram  No icons - Playback
mode  Video mode  Standard [Repeat].
An [
] icon is displayed with the video data. Video clips cannot be
rotated.
An [ ] icon is displayed with images which have an audio memo
recorded.
Press the SET button to playback the voice memo data.
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Playback Mode >>
Thumbnail Display
This function allows you to view thumbnail images on the LCD monitor, which
can let you quickly search for the image that you want.
].
1. Slide the mode switch to [
 The last image appears on the
screen.
2. Press the
button.
 The images are displayed in the
thumbnail display.
 Press the
button to exit from
thumbnail display.
 Use the  /  buttons to go to
previous or next page.
 Use the  /  buttons to select the file to be displayed.
3. Press the SET button.
 The selected image is displayed at its regular size.

NOTE
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An [
], [
], [
] icon may be displayed in a thumbnail.
You can use this function to remove the red-eye effect after an image is
taken.
].
1. Slide the mode switch to [
2. Select the image that you want to edit
with the  /  buttons.
3. Press the MENU button.
4. Select [Fix Red Eyes] with the  / 
buttons, and press the SET button.
5. Select [Execute] with the  /  buttons,
and press the SET button.
6. View the changes on the corrected
File Overwrite?
image.
7. To save your corrected image, select
Cancel
[Confirm] with the  /  buttons, and
Confirm
press the SET button.
 When this process ends, this replaces
SET:Enter
the original image with the corrected
image.
Playback Mode >>
Removing Red-eye
Attaching Voice Memos
A maximum of 30 seconds of audio can be recorded as a memo for captured
still images. The voice memo can be recorded only once.
].
1. Slide the mode switch to [
 The last image appears on the screen.
2. Select the image to which you want to attach the voice memo with the
 /  buttons.
3. Press the shutter button.
 [VOICE RECORDING] is displayed on the screen and recording
starts.
4. To stop recording a voice memo as it is being recorded, press the shutter
button again.
 [VOICE RECORD END] will be displayed and the recording will end. An
[ ] icon is displayed with images that have been recorded with a voice
memo.
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Playback Mode >>
Playing back voice memo
A press of the SET button displays [VOICE PLAYBACK] and plays back the
voice memo.

Voice memo is only available for still images.
NOTE
Protecting Images
Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake.
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
2. Select the image that you want to protect
with the  /  buttons.
3. Press the MENU button.
4. Select [Protect] with the  /  buttons,
and press the SET button.
5. Select [Single] or [All] with the  / 
buttons, and press the SET button.
6. Select [Set] with the  /  buttons, and
Play
Setup
press the SET button.
Protect
Single
 Protection is applied to the image and
All
the camera returns to the playback
mode.
 The protect icon [ ] is displayed
MENU:Exit SET:Enter
with protected images.
When [All] has been selected, [ ] is
displayed with all the images.
Play
MENU:Exit SET:Enter
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To cancel protection for only one image, display the image on which you want
to remove the image protection.
1. Select [Protect] with the  /  buttons from the playback menu, and press
the SET button.
2. Select [Single] or [All] with the  /  buttons, and press the SET button.
3. Select [Cancel Protect] with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button.
 The removal of image protection is executed and the camera returns
to the playback mode.

Playback Mode >>
Canceling the Protection
Formatting an SD/SDHC memory card overrides protection, and erases
all images regardless of their protected status.
NOTE
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Playback Mode >>
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Erasing Images
Erasing in Photography Mode (Quick Delete Function)
The quick delete function enables you to delete the last-captured image during
capture.
] or [
].
1. Slide the mode switch to [
2. Press the button.
 The last image and quick delete menu
appear on the screen.
3. Select [Execute] with the  /  buttons.
4. Press the SET button to confirm the
deletion.
 To not delete, select [Cancel], and press
the SET button.
Erasing single image / Erasing all images
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
].
Slide the mode switch to [
 The last image will be displayed on
the screen.
Select the image you want to erase with
the  /  buttons.
Press the button.
 The deletion menu will be displayed.
Select [Single] or [All] with the  / 
buttons, and press the SET button.
 [Single]: Erases the selected image
or the last image.
 [All]: Erases all of the images except
for the protected images.
Select [Execute] with the  /  buttons,
and press the SET button.
 To not erase, select [Cancel], and
press the SET button.

NOTE
Delete
Delete
Single
All
MENU:Exit SET:Enter
Playback Mode >>
Erasing in Playback Mode
Delete
MENU:Exit
SET:Enter
Deleting an image will not affect sequential image numbering. For
example, if you delete image number 240, the next captured image will
be numbered 241 even though 240 no longer exists. In other words, an
image-number is retired when an image is deleted and will not be reused
or reassigned to another subsequently captured image.
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Menu Options >>
MENU OPTIONS
Capture Menu
This menu is for the basic settings to be used when capturing still images.
Capture
Function
Easy Set-up
Scene Mode
Size
Quality
ISO
Color
White Balance
Setup
Next Menu
Auto
3648 x 2736
Fine
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Standard
Auto
MENU:Exit SET:Adj.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Capture
Sharpness
Saturation
Metering
Manual WB
Function
Setup
Normal
Normal
Spot
Next Menu
MENU:Exit SET:Adj.
Capture
Function
Capture Mode
Quick Shutter
Voice Memo
LCD Bright.
Digital Zoom
Date Print
Setup
Single
On
Off
0
Off
Off
MENU:Exit
SET:Adj.
Slide the mode switch to [
].
Press the MENU button, and select the [Capture] / [Function] / [Setup]
menu with the  /  buttons.
Select the desired option item with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button to enter its respective menu.
Select the desired setting with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button.
To exit from the menu, press the MENU button.
Easy Set-up
This is a step-by-step set-up which helps you to set the camera correctly for
land or underwater use. Simply follow the on-screen guide. As you become
more familiar with the camera, you may also set-up the camera manually using
the complete menu options. See page 21 for more information.
Scene Mode
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Select from 15 different scene modes in accordance with the shooting
conditions.
* Auto / Sea / Snorkel / ExtFlash Auto / ExtFlash MNL / Av / Tv / Sports /
Landscape / Panorama / Night Scene / Fireworks / Splash Water / Flow
Water / Anti-Shake:
* [
] Auto: Suitable for almost all types of pictures on LAND. (Not
for underwater). In AUTO mode, you can also change any other
camera setting depending on your type of shooting condition.
* [
* [
* [
* [
Av
* [
Tv
* [
* [
* [
* [
* [
] Sea: For underwater pictures WITHOUT external flash accessory
at depths greater than 25ft/8m. Refer to page 24 for more
information
] Snorkel: For underwater pictures WITHOUT external flash
accessory at depths less than 25ft/8m. See page 24 for more
information.
] ExtFlash Auto: For underwater pictures WITH external flash
accessory. Refer to page 22 for more information.
] ExtFlash MNL: For underwater pictures WITH external flash
accessory. Refer to page 22 for more information.
] Av: Aperture Priority mode. For land pictures. You can manually
set the aperture using the SET button. The shutter speed will be
automatic depending on the aperture you select and the lighting
condition. This mode is intended for advanced photographers
familiar with the effects of changing the aperture.
] Tv: Shutter Speed Priority mode. For land pictures. You can
manually set the shutter speed using the SET button. The
aperture will be automatic depending on the aperture you select
and the lighting condition. This mode is intended for advanced
photographers familiar with the effects of changing the aperture.
] Sports: For land pictures of fast moving objects typcial in sporting
events. The camera uses a faster shutter speed to prevent motion
blur of a fast moving subject, like car racing.
] Landscape: For land pictures of far away subjects like mountains
or buildings. The camera will set the flash off and focus to infinity.
] Panorama: For a series of land pictures that can be stitched
together using an image editing software. If your computer does
not have image editing software, refer to the CD included with the
camera for more information.
] Night Scene: For taking pictures of far away subjects at night. You
must use a tripod or rest the camera on a stable surface for night
scene pictures to avoid unsharp pictures.
] Fireworks: For land pictures of fireworks. It is helpful to use a
tripod or rest the camera on a stable surface for sharpest possible
pictures.
Menu Options >>
* [
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Menu Options >>
* [
] Splash Water: For land pictures of splashing water. The camera
will use a faster shutter speed so you can stop the motion of the
splashing water.
] Flow Water: For land pictures of flowing water. The camera will
use a slower shutter speed so you can see the motion of flowing
water in the picture.
] Anti Shake: For land pictures in low light conditions. The camera
will uses a faster shutter speed and higher ISO value to reduce
motion blur, typical for low light photography. Whenever possible,
it is advised to us a tripod or rest the camera on a stable surface
in low light conditions.
* [
* [

The underwater modes already have a built-in anti-shake mode which is
programmed into the cameras software.
NOTE
Size
This sets the size of the image that will be captured.
* [
] 3648 x 2736
* [
] 2816 x 2112
* [
] 2272 x 1704
* [
] 1600 x 1200
* [
] 640 x 480
Quality
This sets the quality (compression) at which the image is captured. A higher
quality setting will result in less compression and larger image files.
* [
] Super Fine
* [
] Fine
* [
] Standard
* [
] Economy
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This sets the sharpness of the image that will be captured.
* Hard / Normal / Soft
Color
This sets the color of the image that will be captured.
* Standard / Vivid / Sepia / Monochrome / Red / Green / Blue / Yellow /
Purple
Saturation
Menu Options >>
Sharpness
This sets the saturation of the image that will be captured.
* High / Normal / Low
White Balance
This sets the white balance for a variety of lighting conditions and permits
images to be captured that approach the conditions that are seen by the
human eye.
* [ Blank ] Auto
* [
] BluWtr<25ft (Blue Water less than 25ft depth). This mode is ideal
for snorkeling or shallow diving in “blue” water.
] BluWtr>25ft (Blue Water greater than 25ft depth). This mode is
* [
ideal for deeper diving in “blue” water.
] GrnWtr<25ft (Green Water less than 25ft depth). This mode is
* [
ideal for snorkeling or shallow diving in “greener” water with
higher algae content.
* [
] GrnWtr>25ft (Green Water greater than 25ft depth). This mode
is ideal for deeper diving in “greener” water with higher algae
content.
* [
] Incandescent
* [
] Fluorescent 1
* [
] Fluorescent 2
* [
] Daylight
* [
] Cloudy
* [
] Manual
1
2
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Menu Options >>
Manual WB
The surrounding light may affect the color balance of your picture. For example,
if a halogen light illuminates a white wall, the wall will have a yellow cast, while
in fact it should be white. Underwater pictures tend to be more blue, because
the water filters out red colors. The camera’s white balance menu includes
settings that compensate for different lighting conditions found on land or
underwater. You can also manually set the camera’s white balance if the options
found in the white balance menu are not suitable. A digital camera needs to
find a reference point which represents white. It will then calculate all the other
colors based on this white point.
To manually set the camera’s white balance, select the “Manual WB” located
in the Capture menu. Hold the white slate provided about 4in/10 cm in front of
the camera lens, so it fills up the picture frame displayed on the LCD. Hold the
white slate at a slight angle in the direction of the light source or sun.
* Press the SET button to execute the Manual WB. Do not use Manual WB
with flash photography. Reset Manual WB when changing depths or light
conditions.
ISO
This sets the sensitivity for capturing images. When the sensitivity is raised (and
the ISO figure is increased), photography will become possible even in dark
locations, but the more pixelated (grainier) the image will appear.
* Auto / 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
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This sets the metering method for calculating the exposure.
* [
] Average: Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but gives
greater weight to the subject matter at the center.
] Spot: A very small portion of the center of the screen is measured
* [
to calculate the correct exposure.
] Multi: The entire area of the screen is measured, and the exposure
* [
is calculated.
Capture Mode
Menu Options >>
Metering
This sets the recording method at the time of capturing images.
* [
] Single: Captures one image at a time.
* [
] Continuous: Permits continuous capture of up to 3 images.
* [
] Auto Exposure Bracketing: Permits 3 consecutive images in the
order of standard exposure, underexposure and overexposure
compensation.
* [
] SPY: For continuous pictures at set time intervals. (See page 26)
* [
] Cont.flash: The “Series + flash” capture mode lets you shoot a
sequence of 3 pictures with flash.
] Burst: Permits continuous photography while keeping the shutter
* [
button pressed down. As long as you hold the shutter button
pressed, pictures are captured until the memory capacity is
exhausted.
* [
] Pre-Shot: Pre-shot helps you get the background you want, even if
you need to ask someone else to record the image for you. Basically,
Pre-shot is a two-step process.
] Coupl.shot: This mode lets you record images of two people and
* [
combine them into a single image. This makes it possible for you
to include yourself in group images, even when there is no one else
around to record the image for you.
* [
] Album Shot: Creates an album-like layout to combine 3 shots into
a single image.

NOTE
In [Continuous], [AEB], [Burst], [Cont.flash], [Pre-Shot], [Coupl.shot] and
[Album Shot] capture mode, the [Voice Memo] is automatically fixed at
[Off].
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Menu Options >>
Quick Shutter
When the Quick Shutter is set to ON and you quickly push the shutter button
down fully, the camera takes image without using auto focus (Focus is set to
infinity). However, if you set “Quick shutter off”, the auto focus function works
even if you push the shutter button down quickly.
* On / Off
Voice Memo
Refer to section in this manual titled “Recording Voice Memos” for further
details.
* On / Off
LCD Bright.
Select a brightness level for the LCD monitor.
The LCD becomes brighter with the  button and darker with the  button.
The adjustment range is from -5 to +5.
Digital Zoom
This sets whether or not to use digital zoom at the time of photography.
* On / Off
Date Print
The date of recording can be printed directly on the still images. This function
must be activated before the image is captured.
* On / Off
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This menu is for the basic settings to be used when recording video clips.
Capture
Capture
MENU:Exit SET:Adj.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
MENU:Exit SET:Adj.
Menu Options >>
Video Menu
Slide the mode switch to [
].
Press the MENU button, and select the [Capture] / [Function] / [Setup]
menu with the  /  buttons.
Select the desired option item with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button to enter its respective menu.
Select the desired setting with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button.
To exit from the menu, press the MENU button.

NOTE
When the camera is set to any of the Underwater scene modes (Sea,
Snorkel, ExtFlash Auto or ExtFlash MNL), the Display button (#3) will
cycle from: Standard  Standard with histogram  No icons Playback
mode  Video mode  Standard [Repeat].
Size
This sets the size of the video clip that will be captured.
* [
] 640 x 480
* [
] 320 x 240
Quality
This sets the quality (compression) at which the video clip is captured.
* [
] Fine
* [
] Standard
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Menu Options >>
Color
This sets the color of the video clip that will be captured.
* Normal / Vivid / Sepia / Monochrome / Red / Green / Blue / Yellow / Purple
White Balance
Refer to section in this manual titled “White Balance” in Capture Menu for
further details.

When the user has the camera set to Sea or Ext Flash (ExtFlash Auto /
ExtFlash MNL) mode, the video White Balance setting will be the same
setting used in the image capture mode.
NOTE
Manual WB
Refer to section in this manual titled “Manual WB” in Capture Menu for further
details.
Audio
This sets whether or not to record audio at the time of video recording.
* On / Off
LCD Bright.
Refer to section in this manual titled “LCD Bright.” in Capture Menu for further
details.
Digital Zoom
Refer to section in this manual titled “Digital Zoom” in Capture Menu for
further details.
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In the [
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
] mode, choose which settings are to be used for playback.
Menu Options >>
Playback Menu
Slide the mode switch to [
].
Press the MENU button.
Select the desired option item with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button to enter its respective menu.
Select the desired setting with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button.
To exit from the menu, press the MENU button.

NOTE
When the camera is set to any of the Underwater scene modes (Sea,
Snorkel, ExtFlash Auto or ExtFlash MNL), the Display button will cycle
from: Standard  Standard with histogram  No icons Playback mode
 Video mode  Standard [Repeat].
Fix Red Eyes
Refer to section in this manual titled “Removing Red-eye” for further details.
Slide Show
This function enables you to playback your still images automatically in order
one image at a time.
* 3 sec. / 5 sec. / 10 sec.
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Menu Options >>
Protect
Refer to section in this manual titled “Protecting Images” for further details.
LCD Bright.
Refer to section in this manual titled “LCD Bright.” in Capture Menu for further
details.
Resize
Resizes a previously saved image. Resizing replaces the original image with
the changed image. It is only possible to resize to a smaller size.
Quality
Changes the quality (compression) of a recorded image. Compresses images
down to half of their size or less, overwrites old size images with newly
compressed images. It is only possible to reduce the image quality/size, never
to increase it.
Copy to Card
Allows you to copy your files from the camera’s internal memory to an SD/
SDHC memory card. Of course, you can only do this if you have a memory
card installed and some files in internal memory.
* Cancel / Execute
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Set your camera’s operating environment.
Capture
MENU:Exit SET:Adj.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Play
MENU:Exit
SET:Adj.
Menu Options >>
Setup Menu
Slide the mode switch to [
], [
] or [
].
Press the MENU button, and select the [Setup] menu with the  button.
Select the desired option item with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button to enter its respective menu.
Select the desired setting with the  /  buttons, and press the SET
button.
To exit from the menu, press the MENU button.
Beep
This sets whether or not to mute the camera sound each time you press the
camera’s buttons.
* On / Off
Fr. No. Reset
This creates a new folder. The captured images are recorded to the newly
created folder from number 0001.
* Cancel / Execute
Auto Off
If no operation is performed for a specific period of time, the power to the
camera is automatically turned off. This feature is useful for reducing battery
usage.
* 1 Min. / 3 Min. / 5 Min. / 10 Min. / Off
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Menu Options >>
Date/Time
Refer to section in this manual titled “Setting the Date and Time” for further
details.
Sys. Reset
This returns all basic settings to the camera’s default settings. The time setting
will not be reset.
* Cancel / Execute
Language
Refer to section in this manual titled “Choosing the Language” for further
details.
Format
Refer to section in this manual titled “Formatting the Memory Card or Internal
Memory” for further details.
Media Info.
This displays the free capacity of the internal memory or the memory card.
System Info.
This displays the firmware version of the camera.
Video Output
This sets your camera to match the system of the equipment that you are going
to connect to the camera.
* PAL/NTSC
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System Requirement
Windows






Pentium III 1GHz or higher
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
512MB RAM
150MB hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
Available USB port
Macintosh






PowerPC G3/G4/G5
OS 9.0 or later
256MB RAM
(512MB recommended)
128MB hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
Available USB port
Downloading Your Files
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Connect one end of the USB cable to an
available USB port on your computer.
Connect the other end of the USB cable
to the USB terminal on the camera.
Turn on your camera.
Select [PC] using the  /  buttons and
press the SET button.
From the Windows desktop, double click
on “My Computer”.
Look for a new “removable disk” icon.
 This “removable disk” is actually the memory (or memory card) in
your camera. Typically, the camera will be assigned drive letter “e” or
higher.
Double click on the removable disk and locate the DCIM folder.
Double click on the DCIM folder to open it to find more folders.
 Your recorded images and video clips will be inside these folders.
Copy & Paste or Drag-N-Drop image and video files to a folder on your
computer.
Transferring Files To Your Computer >>
TRANSFERRING FILES TO YOUR
COMPUTER
Mac users: Double-click the “untitled” or “unlabeled” disk drive icon on your
desktop. iPhoto may automatically launch.
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Editing Software >>
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EDITING SOFTWARE
Almost every computer already includes photo editing software, like Windows
Photo Gallery or Mac iPhoto, which allows you to open, organize and edit your
pictures. If your computer does not include any photo editing software, you
may want to purchase one.
Here are some links to popular photo editing software that you can purchase.
Many offer free trial versions:
Google Picasa: www.picasa.google.com
Adobe Photoshop (Elements): www.adobe.com
Arcsoft: www.arcsoft.com
Ulead: www.ulead.com
Item
Description
Image sensor
1/2.33” CCD sensor (10.0 megapixels)
Image
resolution
<Still image>
3648 x 2736, 2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200,
640 x 480
<Video clip>
640 x 480 (up to 30 fps), 320 x 240 (up to 30 fps)
LCD monitor
2.7” full color TFT LCD (230K pixels)
Recording
media
32MB internal memory (29MB available for image storage)
Supports SD/SDHC memory card (recommend 2GB or 4GB)
(optional)
File format
JPEG, DCF 1.1, EXIF 2.2, AVI
Lens
5x optical zoom lens
Aperture range: 3.2(W) - 4.8(T)
Focal length: 6.2mm - 31mm (equivalent to 37mm - 185mm
on a 35mm camera)
Focus Range
Standard
0.5m to infinity
Macro
Wide: 0.05m to infinity
Tele: 0.35m to infinity
Shutter speed
1 - 1/2000 sec.
Digital zoom
5x (Capture mode)
4x (Playback mode)
Flash effective
range
0.5m - 3.0m (Wide)
0.5m - 2.1m (Tele)
Terminals
DC IN 5V
AV OUT
USB 2.0 compliant
Power supply
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (3.7V)
AC power adapter (5V/2A)
Dimensions
Approx. 94 x 55 x 24mm (without protruding parts)
Weight
Approx. 132g (without battery and memory card)
* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Specifications >>
SPECIFICATIONS
(INNER CAMERA ONLY)
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Appendix >>
APPENDIX
Possible number of shots (still image)
The table shows the approximate shots that you can capture at each setting
based on the capacity of the internal memory and the SD/SDHC memory
card.
Size
[
]
3648 x 2736
[
]
2816 x 2112
[
]
2272 x 1704
[
]
1600 x 1200
[
]
640 x 480
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Quality
Internal
Memory
SD/SDHC memory card
capacity
1GB
2GB
4GB
SDHC
[
] Super Fine
4
179
358
716
[
] Fine
7
276
553
1107
[
] Standard
10
382
766
1534
[
] Economy
12
455
911
1825
[
] Super Fine
8
322
644
1288
[
] Fine
12
461
923
1848
[
] Standard
17
610
1221
2445
[
] Economy
19
674
1349
2701
[
] Super Fine
12
446
892
1784
[
] Fine
22
793
1588
3179
[
] Standard
25
886
174
3551
[
] Economy
29
1035
2073
4149
[
] Super Fine
21
752
1504
3008
[
] Fine
46
1596
3194
6394
[
] Standard
55
1913
3830
7666
[
] Economy
60
2102
4207
8421
[
] Super Fine
86
2983
5966
11932
[
] Fine
141
4864
9737
19487
[
] Standard
154
5302
10613
21241
[
] Economy
185
6365
12740
25498
Size
Quality
Internal
Memory
SD/SDHC memory card
capacity
1GB
2GB
4GB
SDHC
[
]
640 x 480
[
] Fine
00:00:17
00:10:18
00:20:38
00:44:18
[
] Standard
00:00:19
00:11:12
00:22:25
00:44:52
[
]
320 x 240
[
] Fine
00:00:54
00:31:34
01:03:11
02:06:27
[
] Standard
00:01:03
00:36:33
01:13:10
02:26:27
Appendix >>
Possible recording time / sec (video clip)
* We recommend a memory card of at least 10MB/Sec write speed to prevent
auto stop or unexpected results. If you experience an error using a slower
SD/SDHC memory card, you can set your camera’s video recording to QVGA
(320 x 240) and standard quality.
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Underwater Housing Instructions >>
UNDERWATER HOUSING
INSTRUCTIONS
Important: Please carefully read and understand these instructions before
using camera and housing underwater.
DC1000
SeaLife DC1000 Underwater
Housing:


Front view of underwater housing




Depth rated and tested to 200 ft.
(60m).
Fully rubber armored for added
shock protection.
Soft rubber grips.
Fully-multi coated optical
glass lens port for high light
transmission.
Accessory mount for adding one
(or two) external flash(es).
Large shutter button and wide
spread buttons for easy control
with dive gloves.
Backview of underwater housing

NOTE
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Metal parts made if high-grade stainless steel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Read and understand the instructions contained in this manual before
using underwater.
Do not exceed the depth rating of 60m (200ft.) or the housing may leak.
Follow these important O-ring care instructions or the waterproof housing
may leak.
Do not lubricate o-ring.
 Inspect and clean O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces for sand, hair and
other debris before every use. Clean O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces
with cleaning brush provided.
 Inspect O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces for damage (cuts, scratches,
tears, cracks, dents and any other imperfections.) Replace O-ring
or have waterproof housing serviced if the O-ring or O-ring contact
surfaces become damaged. Do not use underwater housing if O-ring
or O-ring contact surfaces are damaged. Replacement O-rings are
available at your local authorized SeaLife dealer.
 Make sure O-ring is completely seated into O-ring groove before sealing
housing. O-ring must not be twisted when seated in the O-ring groove.
Carefully follow O-ring removal and installation instructions contained
in this manual.
 Replace O-ring every year to ensure proper seal. Only use approved
SeaLife O-ring designed for the DC1000.
 Soak and rinse waterproof housing in fresh water after each use. Use
clean, soft cloth to dry housing. Store camera and housing only after
careful cleaning and when totally dry.
Carefully close lid and latch to seal housing.
 Make sure O-ring is seated in its groove when sealing the housing.
 Make sure there are no obstructions that prevent housing from sealing
properly.
Never let any moisture or dirt get inside housing when opening.
 Avoid opening housing wet or humid environments. Best is to open and
load the housing in dry cool air, such as inside an air conditioned room.
This will prevent water or humidity from veing trapped inside the housing,
which may cause fogging to occur or damage the inner camera.
Underwater Housing Instructions >>
MUST DO for underwater housing:
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Underwater Housing Instructions >>
7.
For great underwater pictures you need:
Clear water conditions, control your buoyancy before taking pictures,
get as close as possible to subject (ideal distance is 2ft to 6ft/ 0.6m to
2m)
 Use SeaLife External Flash accessory to enhance colors and reduce
backscatter.
Store housing at room temperature in a clean and dry place.
 Do not expose housing to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of
time.
 Do not store housing in extreme high temperatures, such as the trunk
of your car.

8.
Open view of waterproof housing
The housing door uses one O-ring to form a waterproof seal.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT lubricate O-ring
Important: Carefully clean and inspect O-ring and O-ring contact
surfaces before each underwater use in accordance with
instructions provided in this manual.
If O-ring needs to be replaced, contact your local
authorized SeaLife dealer for spare parts
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Every SeaLife housing is tested for quality and a waterproof seal. It is your
responsibility to properly care for the O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces
to maintain a waterproof seal. Carefully follow these important O-ring care
instructions. Not following these care instructions may cause the waterproof
housing to leak and void your warranty.
1. Carefully inspect O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces for damage (cuts,
scratches, tears, cracks, dents and any other imperfections.) before every
use. Rub finger along O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces to inspect for
damage. Replace O-ring or have waterproof housing serviced if the O-ring
or O-ring contact surfaces are damaged. Do not use underwater housing
if O-ring or O-ring contact surfaces are damaged. Replacement O-rings
are available at your local authorized SeaLife dealer.
2.
Inspect and replace O-ring if damaged: A=Cut, B=Tear, C=Dent
Carefully inspect and clean O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces for sand,
hair and other debris before every use. Clean o-ring and o-ring contact
surfaces with cleaning brush provided.
Underwater Housing Instructions >>
Maintaining a waterproof seal
Inspect and clean O-ring and O-ring contact surface for hair (#1) and
Sand or debris (#2)
Clean O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces with brush provided.
3.
Make sure O-ring is completely seated into O-ring groove before sealing
housing. O-ring must not be twisted when seated in the o-ring groove.
See page 63 on instructions on how to install and remove O-ring.
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Underwater Housing Instructions >>
62
4.
5.
Replace O-ring every year to ensure proper seal. Only use approved SeaLife
O-ring (item #SL15017) designed for the DC1000. Replacement O-rings
are available at your local authorized SeaLife dealer.
After each use underwater:
a. Soak sealed housing in fresh water for about 15 minutes. Most dive
boats offer special fresh water buckets specifically for underwater
photo equipment. DO NOT put camera housing in fresh water designed
for other dive equipment, like dive mask, because that water may
contain detergents which are harmful to the housing.
b. Push all the control buttons several times while waterproof housing is
soaking to clean out any salt water, sand or dirt that has accumulated
during usage.
c. Use clean, soft cloth to dry housing. Store camera and housing only
after careful cleaning and when totally dry.
Quick waterproof test
(before you depart on your dive trip)
Place the sealed housing without camera inside in a tub of cold water for about
one hour. Place a soft weight on top of the housing to keep it submerged.
Carefully dry housing before opening it to inspect for a leaks. If the housing
leaks, carefully inspect O-ring or replace O-ring as described above. Repeat
the above test. If housing still leaks contact your local authorized SeaLife
Dealer for repair service.
To Install O-ring:
Step 1: O-ring and O-ring groove must be completely clean before installing
O-ring.
Step 2: Push O-ring into groove as shown being careful not to twist or roll
O-ring.
Step 3: Use two fingers to push last part of O-ring into groove.
How To Install And Remove O-Ring >>
HOW TO INSTALL AND REMOVE
O-RING
Step 4: Carefully close housing to firmly seat O-ring and open housing again
to inspect that O-ring is completely seated into groove. Do NOT grease the
O-ring.
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How To Install And Remove O-Ring >>
64
To Remove O-ring:
Step 1: Push O-ring along groove until it lifts.
Step 2: Gently lift and remove O-ring from its groove.
Step 1: Push in locking tab to open latch.
Step 2: Open latch all the way to lift and release latch from housing.
How To Open And Close Waterproof Housing >>
HOW TO OPEN AND CLOSE
WATERPROOF HOUSING
65
How To Open And Close Waterproof Housing >>
66
Step 3: Open Housing as shown so inner camera does not fall out.
Step 4: Close housing and push down on latch as shown to firmly seat latch
into housing.
Step 5: Push down latch until locking tab clicks into place.
The Flash Link adapter included with your camera connects the Flash Link
optical cable to the DC1000 camera housing. This adapter is only needed when
using the SeaLife external flash accessory. Optical cables (item SL962)and
external flash accessories (SL961, SL960D) are optional accessories sold
separately. For more information about these accessories, please contact your
local SeaLife dealer or visit www.sealife-cameras.com.
Step 1: Push the optical cable into one of
the grooves so it’s locked firmly into
position. The end of the cable must
be directed at the camera’s flash
but should not stick out beyond the
adapter. The adapter has two grooves,
so you can add another cable when
using two flashes.
Step 2: Attach the Flash Link adapter around
the lens and push down until it locks
firmly into place. There are two small
locking mechanisms located on the
outer edge of the adapter that should
lock in to the camera housing. Make
sure the adapter is oriented so it
is aligned with the recessed flash
window.
How To Open And Close Waterproof Housing >>
Installing the Flash Link optical cable adapter
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How To Open And Close Waterproof Housing >>
68
Step 3: Once the cable and adapter is firmly attached, run the cables along
the bottom of the flash base and up the flash arm. The cables
should be secured to the flash arm using the Velcro ties provided
with your flash accessory.


NOTE

If using two Flash Links, attach other cable in second groove and follow
above instructions.
Secure optical cable to Flash arm using Velcro® ties (included External
Flash accessory).
Refer to Flash Link optical cable instruction manual for more details and
troubleshooting tips.
Set up camera
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert fully charged lithium battery into camera.
Clean camera lens with dry, clean cotton swab.
Remove camera strap since this will prevent the camera from correctly
seating itself inside the housing.
Use the Easy Set-Up, located in the Capture menu, to guide you through
the correct land or underwater camera settings. See page 21 for more
information.
You can also manually set camera to Sea or Snorkel mode (when not using
External Flash accessory) or External Flash mode (If using External Flash
accessory). See page 22 for detailed instructions on how to set camera
to Sea, Snorkel or External Flash modes.
Set up housing
Opening and loading of the housing should be done in a dry environment such as in an
air-conditioned room to prevent trapping moist air in the housing which can cause the
housing to fog while underwater.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Open the housing by pushing in small locking tab and lift latch up. Do not
extend housing lid beyond its stop point or damage may occur to the hinge
area.
Carefully inspect O-ring for damage and make sure O-ring is firmly seated
in its groove. If O-ring is damaged and requires replacement, contact your
local authorized SeaLife dealer.
Clean the housing glass lens port using clean, dry cotton cloth. It is
recommended to apply anti-fog solution to the inside surface of the housing
lens port.
Carefully insert camera into housing. Make sure camera is clean and
dry.
Insert one Moisture Muncher anti-fog (item #SL911) desicant capsules into
special slot inside housing. As the desiccant absorbs moist air, it turns
from blue to light pink. Replace desiccant capsule when color changes to
light pink.
How To Open And Close Waterproof Housing >>
How to set-up the Waterproof Housing
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How To Open And Close Waterproof Housing >>
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6.
Carefully clean O-ring and O-ring contact surfaces with cleaning brush
provided. O-ring must not be wet when sealing housing, allow these areas
to dry.
O-ring must be absolutely clean of all hair, sand or other small particles.
7.
Do not allow any water droplets to get inside housing. This may cause the
inside of the housing to fog.
8. Close housing lid tightly. Make sure there are no obstructions that prevent
the housing from closing. Make sure lid is tightly pressed into housing.
9. Close housing latch. Make sure the lid is pressed evenly against the housing
body look for obvious gaps which indicates something is trapped. The
housing may leak if the lid is not evenly against the housing when closed.
It is normal to see a small even gap between the housing lid and body.
10. Avoid exposing housing to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
This may promote internal fogging.
Test camera and housing
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the small power button on the top of the housing to turn camera
power on.
Press the large shutter button on the outside of the housing to take a test
picture.
The power or shutter button should have a smooth action and return to its
original resting position after pressing. It is normal to feel some resistance
when pressing the power and shutter button. If buttons do not return to
their normal position, soak the sealed housing in fresh water for a few
minutes and push the buttons several times.
Press the power button to turn camera power off. It is recommended to
leave camera power off until you’re ready to use camera to preserve battery
power.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Most dive operations will have a water tub for underwater cameras. Use
this tub to test the camera for leaks before entering the water.
Hold housing underwater for about 15 seconds with the lens pointing
upwards. Lift the housing out of the water keeping the lens pointing up
and look at LCD display window for any water drops.
If no leaks are detected, repeat step 2 but hold the camera underwater for
about 2 minutes and inspect.
If you detect any leaks, carefully dry and open the housing and inspect
the O-ring seal in accordance with the instructions on page 63.

If no water tub is available, perform the above test immediately after
entering the water.
NOTE
Using and cleaning the underwater housing and
camera
Entering the water with waterproof housing
Important: Always obey dive safety rules as a priority.
1. Do not jump into the water with the housing in your hand. Have someone
hand it to you after you have entered the water.
2. For tips on taking pictures, see “Great Underwater Pictures Made Easy”
on page 73 or visit the SeaLife website www.sealife-cameras.com for an
online guide to underwater photography.
3. Underwater for about 30 seconds
How To Open And Close Waterproof Housing >>
Before Entering Water
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How To Open And Close Waterproof Housing >>
After using housing underwater
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Cleaning housing after use
1.
2.
3.
The sealed housing must be thoroughly cleaned with fresh water and dry
before opening.
Before opening housing, everything, including your hands, head and
surrounding area must be totally dry. Have a dry towel handy.
After opening the housing, clean the camera, O-ring area and all inside
and outside parts with a clean, dry cotton cloth.
Prepare housing for storage
1.
2.
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Before entering dive boat, hand the housing to someone on the boat.
Make sure the sealed housing is placed in a fresh water tub available on
most dive boats. Push each button a few times to rinse out the salt water
trapped under the buttons. This will clean the salt water from the housing
and prevents the salt water from drying on the housing and O-ring. Never
let water dry on the camera housing. Salt crystals can damage the O-ring,
lens and attract moisture. Dry housing with clean soft towel after removing
from fresh water tub.
Do not expose camera and housing to direct sunlight – keep in a shaded
area or under a dry towel.
It is not recommended to remove camera from housing while on the dive
boat. Allowing humid air to enter the housing may cause fogging.
If you must open the housing while on the dive boat, make sure you and
the housing are perfectly dry before opening the housing. Do not allow the
inside of the housing or the camera to get wet.
Before storing the housing and camera, remove batteries, SD card and
keep in a clean dry area. Make sure the housing and any accessories are
clean and dry before storage.
Never store camera or housing in direct sunlight or in a dark damp area.
Taking underwater pictures is much different that taking land pictures. Here are
the most important tips to taking great pictures underwater:
1. Crystal Clear water.
Crystal Clear water is essential for good underwater pictures. Tiny particles
floating in the water cause low visibility and poor picture quality. Avoid
stirring up the sandy bottom with your fins. These floating particles cause
small spots to appear in your picture, known as “backscatter.” Try to
limit your shooting distance to 1/10 of the water visibility. For example,
if the visibility is 60 feet (18 m), you should keep your shooting distance
to within 6 feet (1.8m). Using the SeaLife Digital Pro Flash will reduce the
“backscatter” effect. If you are not using the external flash accessory, Keep
the camera’s onboard flash turned OFF.
2. Stay within the ideal shooting distance of 2 to 6 feet.
The ideal shooting distance is between 2 to 6 feet (0.6 to 1.8 meters). This
distance will result in detailed, colorful pictures. Remember that light does
not travel very far underwater, so the closer you are to your subject the
more colorful the pictures will be. For best most colorful pictures, we advise
using the optional SeaLife Digital Pro Flash (item # SL961).
3. Move calmly and control your buoyancy before taking a picture.
It is very hard to take good pictures when you are moving. Look around
for great picture opportunities. First, position yourself at the best angle
and neutralize your buoyancy. Second, use the LCD monitor to perfectly
frame your subject, check your shooting distance and keep the camera
steady. Third, be calm and patient: Sometimes you have to wait a little bit
so the fish that were frightened away, come back. Don’t chase the fish,
let the fish come to you.
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Always be in control of your buoyancy before taking pictures and observe all safediving rules.
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4. Shoot many pictures of the same subject - If you don’t like it,
delete it - later.
One of the great advantages of digital cameras is that you can review
and delete pictures later, so shoot several pictures of the same subject.
One of the best ways to learn underwater photography is from your good
pictures and bad pictures.
5. Use the SeaLife Flash Accessories to enhance color and
brightness.
Water filters out light and red/yellow colors resulting in darker, blue images.
The SeaLife DC1000 Sea and Snorkel mode setting will correct for lost
colors, but is only effective to a depth of about 50ft/15m, depending
available sunlight and water visibility, The most effective way to compensate
for lost colors is by using artificial light, like the SeaLife Digital Pro Flash. The
Flash easily mounts to the bottom of the housing. The flexible arm allows
you to direct the flash at the subject. Even two flashes can be mounted
onto the housing for an evenly illuminated and shadow-free image. This
system blocks the built-in flash and prevents backscatter. The flexible flash
arms allow quick adjustments of the flash.
6. Visit the SeaLife website for updated tips an advice.
Any updates to the manual or additional tips and advice can be found on
the SeaLife website at www.sealife-cameras.com.
7. Ask your local SeaLife dive dealer about underwater
photography courses.
Most SeaLife dive dealers offer underwater photography courses which
includes hands-on training as well as many helpful tips and techniques to
underwater photography.
Refer to the symptoms and solutions listed below before sending the camera for
repairs. If the problem persists, contact your local SeaLife dealer for service.
Symptom
Cause
Solutions / Corrective
Actions
The power does not
come on.
The battery is not
inserted correctly.
Insert the battery
correctly.
The battery is exhausted.
Recharge the battery.
The battery runs out
quickly.
The battery is not fully
charged. The battery is
not used for an extended
period of time after being
charged.
Fully charge the battery
and discharge it for at
least one complete cycle
before use to maximize its
performance and lifetime.
The battery or camera
feels warm
Long period of
continuous use of the
camera of the flash.
Even if I press the
shutter button, the
camera does not take
a picture.
The shutter button is
not pressed all the way
down.
Press the shutter button
all the way down.
The memory card
does not have any free
capacity.
Insert a new memory card,
or delete unwanted files.
The flash is charging.
Wait until the status LED
is green.
The memory card is
write-protected.
Remove the
write-protection.
LCD monitor is dark.
Adjust the brightness of
the LCD monitor in the
menu.
Images do not appear
on the LCD monitor.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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Troubleshooting Guide >>
Solutions / Corrective
Actions
Symptom
Cause
Although it is set to
auto focus, it does not
focus.
The lens is dirty.
Wipe clean with a soft, dry
cloth or lens paper.
The distance to the
subject is smaller than
the effective range.
Get your subject within
the effective focus range.
The contents on the
memory card cannot
be played back.
You played back a
memory card that was
not formatted by this
camera.
Insert a memory card that
was formatted on this
camera.
Files cannot be
deleted.
The file is protected.
Cancel protection.
The memory card is
write-protected.
Remove the
write-protection.
Even when the
camera’s buttons are
pressed, it does not
operate.
The battery is running
low.
Recharge the battery.
The date and time are
wrong.
The correct date and
time is not set.
Set the correct date and
time.
Cannot download
images to computer.
The free space on
the hard disk in your
computer may be
insufficient.
Check whether the hard
disk has space for running
Windows, and if the drive
for loading image files has
a capacity at least that of
the memory card inserted
in the camera.
No power supply.
Use an AC power adapter.
Recharge the battery.
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Solutions / Corrective
Actions
Symptom
Cause
Image not sharp
Focus setting not correct
See page 20 for
information on correct
focus setting
Low water visibility
Minimize shooting
distance in low visibility
waters
Too far away from
subject
Minimize shooting
distance to 6ft/2m while
underwater
dirty lens
Inspect and clean lens
Picture grainy
(pixilated)
Low light conditions
Use SeaLife Digital Pro
Flash Accessory in low
light conditions or deeper
depths
Blue or green pictures
Water absorbs red and
yellow colors
Set camera to Sea Mode
and select the appropriate
white balance setting
Troubleshooting Guide >>
Troubleshooting for underwater photography
Use SeaLife Digital Pro
Flash Accessory in low
light conditions or deeper
depths
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Troubleshooting Guide >>
Symptom
Cause
Solutions / Corrective
Actions
Picture too bright
(over exposed) when
using external flash
accessory.
Camera setting not
optomized
Select Ext Flash Auto
mode.
Select “macro Flash”
[Push the flash button]
to darken the picture
exposure level.
Reduce external flash
accessory brightness by
rotating brightness control
knob clockwise.
Picture too dark
(under exposed) when
using external flash
accessory.
Relflective subjects
Move farther away from
highly reflective subjects
that are white or silver in
color.
Camera setting not
optomized
Select Ext Flash Auto
mode.
Select “Far Flash”
[Push the flash button]
to brighten the picture
exposure level.
Increase external flash
accessory brightness by
rotating brightness control
knob counter-clockwise.
Other troubles?
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Please refer to online troubleshooting guide for
updates at www.sealife-cameras.com.
Underwater Housing:
Depth:
Individual depth tested to 200’ (60m)
Controls:
Control buttons for power, Shutter, Zoom, LCD, Menu,
4 navigation buttons, SET and Delete buttons
O-ring:
Silicone
Lens port:
Fully multi-coated optical glass lens port with snap-on
ring to adapt accessory lenses.
LCD:
Optical grade polycarbonate window
Tripod Mount:
Standard 1/4-20 tripod threads to adapt accessories.
Lanyard:
Padded lanyard with swiveled attachment clip
Hardware:
Marine Grade Stainless Steel metal hardware
Material:
Rubber overmolded polycarbonate housing.
Weight:
333 grams (11.7 ounces) Housing only without inner
camera
472 grams (16.6 ounces) Housing and inner camera
Size:
3.5”H x 5.5”W x 3.4”D inches
8.9cm x 14cm x 8.6cm
Operating Temp.:
33 degrees F to 110 degrees F
Storage Temp.:
-20 degrees F to + 140 degrees F
Warranty:
1 year limited warranty.
Housing Specifications >>
HOUSING SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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SL10025
April 2009