Seas and Rivers
Video Housings & Still Camera Housings for
Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, and
shot another set in my series of
underwater adventures in Grand Cayman
using the Sony HC1 in my trusty, Aquatix
AquaCam video housing."
200'/60m, Controls: None - shoot wide/edit
AquaCam HDX - $449
200'/60m, Controls: Universal Record
AquaCam HDX - $599
200'/60m, Controls: Record, Power, and Zoom
call 1-877-387-7003 or 1-314-359-3641 if you need any
assistance with ordering.
Camcorder Model (above) and any accessory
lenses, extended battery packs, LCD monitor, or
other hardware to be used inside housing.
HDX Models/Control Options:
Electronic (shown above) - Electronic Control
System with penetration-free magnetic switching,
providing record start/stop, zoom wide/telephoto, and
power on/off for all Sony and Canon camcorders equipped
with an A/V-Remote,
LANC, or Remote jack.
Mechanical (shown right) - User-adjustable
Mechanical Control system that provides record start/stop
control on ALL camcorders. Also provides power-on control
(from record button) for many Sony camcorders after they
Basic (no controls) - Offers Basic,
simple watertight video capability -- just shoot
everything in wide-angle and edit it at home on your
- If you aren't sure about what controls you need,
start with a Basic AquaCam HDX and later add the controls
according to your actual needs. Adding
the Mechanical control
is $100 (installed). Adding
is $250 (installed).
Camcorder Acceptance - The universal AquaCam HDX
video housings can be sized and configured to accept
virtually all current camcorders, and most older
camcorders up to a maximum size of 4.6+ inches (117mm)
High, 4.8 inches (122mm) Wide, and 8 inches (203mm) Long.
Shorter housing lengths (down to 6 inches/152mm) are
provided for smaller camcorders, according to total
camcorder/lens length and selected controls. The HDX
series video housings are smaller than ever and LCD
viewing ability is optimized for small HD camcorders, and
small SD camcorders as well.
camcorders that are too large, or for custom sizing, go
With universal camcorder acceptance, the AquaCam HDX will
accept many substitute camcorders and will adapt to
future camcorder purchases, providing you with a lifetime
of underwater video capability.
Construction - The rugged, expedition-grade AquaCam
HDX video housings are depth-rated to 200 feet (60m) and
can withstand the deep pressures of scuba diving and the
pounding waves of whitewater kayaking. They are
constructed with a heavy-duty 0.5-inch (12mm) thick
plastic shell, two 0.5-inch thick optical-grade cast
acrylic ports (front and rear), and stainless steel
hardware. The cylindrical shape of the AquaCam HDX
provides greater strength under pressure and more
underwater stability than any other shape can provide.
For added underwater stability and a lower
center-of-gravity, a user-friendly Velcro ballast holder
is securely mounted to the bottom of the AquaCam HDX
housing. It conveniently accepts a standard 2 or 4 lb (1
or 2 kg) slotted dive-belt weight for ballast.
Design - The reliable AquaCam HDX video housings have
No hardware penetrations through the shell and feature a
single access-port design which requires only one port
seal because the rear port is permanently bonded and
sealed. This more than doubles the reliability of the
AquaCam HDX over many other video housings which require
seals for both the front and rear ports, and seals for
any hardware or control penetrations through the shell.
Note that housings with more sealed access-ports and
shell penetrations are inherently less reliable. For
added reliability, the AquaCam HDX video housings are
equipped with an X-ring port seal instead of an O-ring.
X-ring seals provide two bands of seal compression
(double sealing) rather than one band of compression with
an O-ring. To help ensure proper sealing, you can
visually see and verify the two bands of X-ring seal
compression against the lens port when latched, and the
safety-lock feature on the latches keeps them
clamped-shut and prevents accidental opening.
tray optimizes LCD viewing ability for smaller
Rugged, heavy-duty construction
Depth-rated to 200 feet (60m)
Reliable, penetration-free, single access-port
Superior X-Ring seal provides two bands of seal
compression -vs- one band with an O-ring.
Provides double sealing.
Visual Seal Compression Verification
Safety-lock feature on all latches, to prevent
Velcro ballast holder - requires a 2 or 4 lb (1
or 2 kg) standard dive-belt weight, depending on
Foam-grip, adjustable, comfortable
Low Center-of-Gravity for more underwater
Weight: 4.5 - 5.5 lbs (2 - 2.5 kg), depending on
Size: 6.6 inches (17cm) diameter. Lengths
(internal) vary from 6 - 8 inches (152 -
Two-Year Aquatix Warranty
AquaCam video housing has been on close to 300
dives around the world and the miles have taken
their cosmetic toll, but the housing still is
just what I want and has never had a leak, even
with the three different video cameras it has
housed. Dingy rides, rocky islands, and the fact
that all of our dives have been off sailboats
have put the housing to the ultimate test and it
has passed with flying colors even 10 years
back from my trip and I just wanted to say I
LOVE my AquaCam housing! It was sturdy, easy to
use, and easy to use in the water. I put on a 4
lb wieght on the velcro strip and it worked like
a charm. I am very glad I got the housing and I
look forward to using it on upcoming
USA-Sport Diver & Video Professional
been working with your AquaCam housings for the
last two years and have had such pleasure doing
so, thank you! I am running a BRUV project down
in Belize as part of my PhD looking at sharks
and other predatory fish species. Thanks again
for the great product!"
South Africa-Marine Life Researcher
use your AquaCam Housings and love
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the AquaCam housing for the first time,
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