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Old November 27th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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Underwater Housing?

Is there one out yet for this camera(HV10)?
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Old November 27th, 2006, 11:21 PM   #2
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there are 2 in the works that I know of:

Ikelite has one, http://www.ikelite.com

and Seatool, http://seatoolusa.com/ also has one in development.

Both prototypes were shown at DEMA 2006

Ikelite products are available at BH Photo.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:53 AM   #3
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The Seatool HV10 case is very small. Too bad it costs more than buying another HDV camcorder with an Ikelite as well.

http://www.seatoolusa.com/hv10/index.php








LOL, $2,499.00, um. Yeah. Well, I suppose it is machined from a solid block of aluminum.

But the Seatool enclosure is very neat indeed. Almost small enough to use as an everyday case if I were shooting by the ocean all the time. Not to mention it being made of solid aluminum.

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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #4
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probably the coolest housing is the Zillion...

http://www8.ocn.ne.jp/~zillion/ivis-HV10/index.html
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Old June 18th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #5
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The non-LCD Seatool is very small. An armored suit.





Side by Side comparison pics of Ikelite vs. Seatool.
http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php...dpost&p=110959

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Old June 19th, 2007, 09:45 AM   #6
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Underwater conditions frequently fool camcorder auto modes. Don't underestimate the importance of access to manual controls.


For example, manual white balance. Shoot some footage indoors, with lower lighting. Not dark, but not bright. Record in auto and then with manual white balance set on a white object. Most likely you will see a very noticeable improvement when white balance was manually set.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #7
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SPL has one too

SPL Waterhousing also has one. http://www.splwaterhousings.com
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #8
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Sony SPK-HCB Sports Pack

What about the Sony SPK-HCB Sports Pack, for $150?

I understand that it should work. Does anyone have an opinion on it?

[see http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...418266&is=REG]
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Old June 20th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #9
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I think the Sony housing is only rated to a few feet...
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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:17 AM   #10
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i have the sony housing, and for what i've done with it, it works great, especially for the cost (got mine for about $100) it's rated to 17' and for control i use the remote in a bag.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 10:07 AM   #11
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I think the SPL is pretty limited on depth too.

Guess it depends on what your intentions are. Underwater a few feet for snorkeling and the like ? Or undewater as in scuba ?

The Ikelite and Seatool are designed for scuba depths, have more controls and therefore more expensive.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:04 PM   #12
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does the sony housing even work with the HV10? seems like people are using it with the HV20:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...rwater+housing

but the design/configuration is quite different between these two cameras. does it actually fit the HV10?
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