SEALUX HDFS5

Housing for Sony PXW-FS5

The SEALUX HDFS5 is a safe, tailor-made housing for the professional PXW-FS5 4K 4:2:2 10 bit camcorder made by Sony. This means it is one of the smallest and lightest aluminium underwater housings on the market for the PXW-FS5. With this housing our main focus has been on operational versatility.
2 additional sockets (optional) allow connection of external devices, for example, an external monitor/recorder and a vacuum-system. The basic model features screw plugs instead. In addition, the housing has enough space for common adaptors such as the Metabones Speedbooster and is therefore ready to work with a great number of lenses. Using the full range of Sealux ports, the housing is perfectly equipped to work with most combinations of lenses and adapters. Like the FS7 housing, theSealux FS5 housing features 3 M6 bolt-on points on the underside, situated right and left at a 30º angle, respectively, for runners or a buoyancy system, for example.
The back part was designed to provide enough space for a 5 inch internal display (optional). In the basic version, the SONY FS5 display is used instead. All camera functions are operated mechanically. 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. 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, hard anodized for maximum ruggedness.

Locks

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

Port Changing System

Thanks to the Sealux photo bayonet system there is sufficient space for large lenses, too. Furthermore, the range of Sealux ports allows a broad spectrum of applications.

Grips

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

Viewfinder

Provides comfortable viewing at an angle of 30° relative to the swimming position thanks to the use of the FS5 display accommodated on the base plate. Alternatively you can use an internal 5 inch display (optional).
A lens-hood protects the display against annoying 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 control system allows activation of functions on the FS5 handgrip at the press of a button

Manual functions on the right

Zoom lensring
Lens lock release

Manual functions on the left

Second lens ring (for example focus) depends on lens used
POWER switch
REC Start/Stop
ND filter
Iris wheel
ND-IRIS switch
PRESET switch
GAIN switch
WB switch
WB-Set lever
Set/Sel wheel

Keys

FULL AUTO
STATUS
IRIS
IRIS PUSH AUTO
WB
ISO/GAIN
SHUTTER
S&Q
PICTURE PROFILE
FOCUS PUSH AUTO
DISPLAY
MENU
THUMBNAIL
SET/SEL

Underwater microphone

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

Moisture alarm(optional)

To monitor the well-being of your camcorder you can either make use of a moisture alarmor a vacuum-system.

Dimensions, weights

Dimensions: W x H x D: 176 mm x 162 mm x 289 mm
Weights: Housing (standard): about 5 kg
Buoyancy: depending on lens and port used
Maximum depth: 90 m (tested)