SEALUX HXA25

Housing for Canon XA25, XA20, HF-G30

Housing

The housing is made of seawater-resistant aluminium. It is CNC milled out of a monoblock, then anodized and covered with a special powder coating. The camcorder is precision-guided along a special slide and fitted inside the front part of the housing, thereby excluding any fitting errors.

Monitor back plate

The extra wide 4.3” high-resolution colour TFT-LCD monitor produces a sharp and crisp  16:9 format image. As a novelty, the monitor is now operated using only 2 x 3 standard AAA rechargeable batteries, resulting in a greatly improved housing balance. The viewing angle of 30º relative to the swimming plane and the effective sunshade allow comfortable viewing of shots even in shallow waters.

Locking devices

The housing comes equipped with two quick-release locking devices protected with safety-catches to protect it from being opened unintentionally.

Port-changing system

To do the large 78º wide-angle lens justice (equivalent to a 26.8 mm focal length of a 35 mm camera) we have provided our housing with a 90 mm bayonet mount, which now allows fitting a wide-angle converter lens that increases the shooting angle to an incredible 130º.
Of course, the port mount is equipped with the tried and tested Sealux 1-head locking system, permitting a fast change between flat ports and wide-angle converter lenses.

Flat port

To enable the camcorder to record the highest quality image possible, we only use optical glass for the port. Our new 90 mm flat port includes a lens cover as standard.

Wide-angle converter lens (extra)

Dome lens made of optical glass, coated, zoomable, diagonal shooting angle approx. 130º, with protection cover.

Close-up lens

The close-up lens can be swivelled in front of the housing when using the wide-angle converter lens, too. This allows both macro and wide-angle shots at any time.

UW-colour correction filter

For shots in blue water without lighting, an URPRO colour correction filter is fitted inside the housing, which can be swivelled in front at any time.

Control

Functions are activated via keypads on the left and right.
On the left at the front there is an additional control key for manual zoom or manual focus, and at the back the user keys C3 and C4 can be activated, for example:

C3: switch between manual focus and autofocus
C4: white balance 

Right keypad

Record
Tele
Wide
On/Off

Left keypad

Cursor control:
Left
Right
Up
Down
Enter

Photo function: via menu
 

Battery change

To replace the rechargeable batteries the camcorder does not need to be extracted from the housing.

Grip rail

Comes equipped with soft grips and is detachable for transport.

Moisture alarm
An acoustic and optical moisture alarm system monitors the wellbeing of the camcorder.

Stabilizing wings (optional)

Stabilizing wings onto which Sealux lighting systems are fitted   

Carry case (extra)

The carry case weighing only a minimal 2.6 kg has sufficient capacity for the whole video equipment, including the Sealux lighting system. Measuring only 500 x 390 x 190 mm it will be accepted as hand luggage.

Dimensions, weight

Housing without flat port and without keypads

Dimensions:
L x W x H: 244 mm x 150 mm x 128 mm
Weight:
3,500 g including flat port
about + 150g bouyancy with flat port ( including camera)
about - 300g bouyancy with dome port ( including camera)