Fuji has announced an underwater housing for their Finepix F420 zoom, a compact 3 megapixel camera. Fuji's official press release:
Fujifilm's popular new FinePix F420 Zoom is a camera that's small and chic enough to take anywhere. And now even underwater photography is not out of bounds, thanks to a robust, sealed casing unit offering sub-aqua shooting at depths of up to 40 metres.
The housing extends the possibilities of digital photography by allowing you to capture fantastic underwater images and video. With an attractive ergonomic design, and bright orange detail, it's highly visible when under water, and looks great, too. The housing is made from expertly-designed, hard-wearing, transparent polycarbonate, which is also ideal for extreme conditions such as snow, dust and torrential rain.
For anybody planning holidays by the sea, the housing is a must-have accessory, and a great gift for anyone into diving, sailing, snowboarding or any extreme sport.
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Consumer Products, said, "Being able to use a digital camera underwater and in difficult conditions opens up an exciting new world to photographers of any level of experience. The FinePix F420 Zoom is a beautifully designed digital camera that lends itself perfectly to this type of photography as it's powerful and robust, yet lightweight and compact in size."
F420 underwater housing - features at a glance:
Pressure resistance: 40 metres Made from tough, transparent polycarbonate Dedicated design retains full camera functionality when sealed FL reinforced glass lens window 120mm x 105mm x 81mm (W x H x D) Weight: 245g (excluding camera and accessories)
Waterproof case Hand/wrist strap Silicon grease Silica gel Spare O-ring Unlocker/O-ring remover Spare optical sensor pad Owner's manual.