SEALUX CSGH3

Housing for Panasonic Lumix GH3

 

Create impressive images and videos using the groundbreaking Lumix GH3 camera, under water, too, inside the new CSGH3 housing. 

This specialist for photos and videos stands out for its characteristics and performance:
   
The robust, splash-proof Lumix GH3 magnesium housing is perfectly equipped for outdoor activities.  The new 16 megapixel Live-MOS MicroFourthirds-Sensor provides perfect picture quality even in poor lighting conditions. Basic functions such as white balance or ISO settings can be directly controlled via keys. The fast and reliable autofocus function allows 6 serial shots per second in JPEG mode and about 5 shots per second in RAW mode.   THE OLED display boasting 614.000 pixels makes for bright and pin-sharp viewing.  The high maximum bit rate of 72 Mbps guarantees professional video quality in 50p Full-HD.  If required, the video signal can be transferred to an external monitor via the HDMI socket. These features, together with the integrated Time Code, allow perfect picture control.  

The new SEALUX CSGH3 housing made for the innovative Lumix GH3 provides perfect support for both photography and video. Now, this digital system camera with its superb operability can fully show its strengths under water, too. The new camera slide makes fitting the camera very easy. The grip fitted at the front is adjustable!  We have designed the precision-fit CSGH3 housing in such a way that you can make perfect underwater use of your Lumix GH3 camera. Safety, easy key operability and all the most important functions allow you to act in a fast, effortless and focussed way, under water, too. 
A special socket (optional) enables you to connect an HDMi monitor. This way, high definition image viewing in video mode is perfectly possible using the monitor.  The CSGH3 housing features small dimensions. Large O-rings, double seal shafts and keys sealed even fourfold guarantee a maximum degree of safety. The camera is precision-guided on a special slide and fitted inside the front part of the housing, thereby excluding fitting errors.  All flash units can be connected without a synchronization lead using optic-fibre sockets. 

Housing

 The housing is made of a seawater-proof aluminium alloy. It is CNC milled out of a monoblock, anodized in black and in addition, powder coated on the outside.  The housing has an M6 thread to fit, for example, a small video light (Matrix 2200 Di) or our new  5” HDMI monitor on top of the housing for relaxed underwater video shoots.   Minimal dimensions and weight. Excellent taring with all ports.  Ports must be ordered separately. Colour: powder coated in metallic silver. 

Standard functions

The following functions come as standard:  ON-OFF, shutter release, comfortable operation of frontal control dial from the grip, rear control dial, mode selector wheel, white balance, ISO adjustment, exposure correction, keys for playback, Fn5, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, DSF as well as cursor and menu keys. Fitted on the left you find zoom or manual focus as well as the lens release facility for changing lenses with the camera fitted inside the housing. In addition, the internal flash unit can be flipped open and shut again.  

Grip rail

The grip rail is adjustable and detachable for transport. It comes with soft ergonomic rubber handles or grips and two T-pieces to accommodate two flash arms as well as with two threaded holes to attach safety holding straps.

Locking devices   

Two spring-loaded locks with safety catches keep the housing locked with a high clamping force.   Housing bayonet:  The bayonet is sufficiently large to accommodate new large diameter lenses, too. This way, lenses can be changed with the camera inside the housing. The flat and wide angle ports are locked.  

Housing bayonet 

The bayonet is sufficiently large to accommodate new large diameter lenses, too. This way, lenses can be changed with the camera inside the housing. The flat and wide angle ports are locked.  

Flash socket  

By flipping open the internal flash unit of the Lumix GH3, external flash units can be controlled via fibre-optic cables. The internal flash unit can be flipped open and shut on the outside of the housing.  

Special functions  

Socket for connecting an HDMi monitor    Extras:   Wide angle port for the Lumix 7-14 and the Lumix 12-35 lenses Fisheye port for the Lumix 8 mm fisheye lens Clip-on display magnifying lens

Extras

Wide angle port for the Lumix 7-14 and the Lumix 12-35 lenses
Fisheye port for the Lumix 8 mm fisheye lens
Clip-on display magnifying lens

 Measurements, weight

Measurements: L x W x H: 194 mm x 156 mm x 104 mm
Weight: 2.2 kg / neutral in water, depending on port and lens 
Tested depth:  90 metres