SEALUX HDP200

Housing for Sony PWM-200

The SEALUX HDP200 is a safe, tailor-made housing for the professional PMW-200 FullHD 4:2:2 camcorder made by Sony. This means it is one of the smallest and lightest aluminium underwater housings on the market for the PMW-200. With this housing our main focus has been on operational versatility. A window on the top surface allows comfortable viewing of the display whilst shooting videos near the bottom of the sea or a lake. There are 3 additional sockets to connect external devices: 1 x HDMI and 2 x two-pole sockets, for an analogue monitor, for example, and a hydrophone (optional). The basic model features screw plugs instead. The back was designed to provide enough space for the larger BP-U60 rechargeable battery for longer video shoots. In the event of failure of the housing electronics, all the camera functions, except the menu functions, can be operated manually.
As a whole, the dimensions of the housing were optimized so that it fits inside a piece of standard hand luggage with the grips detached. The interchangeable wide-angle lenses stand out for a maximum degree of flexibility and the highest optical quality possible. The smooth combination of both electronic and mechanical operation is a guarantee of perfect operability in any situation. All function elements are sealed twofold and up to fourfold. To provide the highest degree of safety is our command.

Housing

Made from seawater-resistant aluminium, CNC milled from a monobloc, anodized in black (anti-reflex) and powder coated on the outside as well for maximum ruggedness.

Locks

The four quick-action locks incorporate safety-devices. Back sealed with a large precision o-ring.

Port Changing System

The standard housing comes with a flat port made of optical glass. A bayonet joint with safety lock allows easy replacement of the flat port with the high-grade wide-angle optics made by Fathom or with a dome port for the Sony VCL-EX0877 wide-angle converter lens.

Grips

The grips are ergonomically adjustable and detachable for transport in the carry case.

Carry handle

The solid carry handle is detachable to minimize packing size and can be mounted crosswise (for improved display vision) or lengthwise.

Viewfinder

Suitable for comfortable viewing at an angle of 10° relative to the swimming position. A detachable lens-hood protects the viewfinder optics against sunrays.

Tripod base

The camcorder is mounted on the tripod base and secured at the front, thereby allowing easy replacement of the rechargeable battery and memory card.

Functions

The reliable RX5 IR control system allows activation of the following functions:

Left keypad

Cursor up
Cursor down
Cursor right
Cursor left
Enter

Right keypad

Rec Start
Rec Stop
Zoom Tele
Zoom Wide
Push Auto

Manual functions on the right

Zoom rocker
Rec Start
Rec Review
Expanded Focus

Manual functions on the left

Focus ring
Aperture ring
Focus switch
Aperture switch
Macro switch
ND filter
White Bal key

Keys:
Zebra, Peaking, FullAuto, Assign 1-4, Picture Profile

Gain switch
White Bal switch
Audio level CH-1
Menu key
Cancel key

Functions at the back

On/Off power switch

Coated close-up lens/ Red filter

Can be swivelled in front of the housing both with a flat port and a high-grade wide-angle port. Also, a red filter can be fitted instead of the close-up lens.

Underwater microphone

Underwater sounds are recorded via a high-quality electret microphone.

Moisture alarm

Two moisture alarms monitor the well-being of your camcorder, with an acoustic warning signal at the front and an acoustic and optical warning signal at the back.

Dimensions, weights

Dimensions:
W x H x D: 213 mm x 215 mm x 350 mm

Weights:
Housing with flat port: about 9,000 g
120º Fathom optics: 4,170 g

Buoyancy:
housing with flat port and camcorder: 0.8 kg

Maximum depth:
90 m (tested)