John Ellerbrock of Gates Underwater Products has provided some further information about the new Sony PMW-200. The new camera will replace the previous model, with the EX1R being discontinued. In addition, the PMW-200 now meets IBU standards for top tier HD image acquisition (1/2” sensors, 50Mbps, 4:2:2) and, from customer reports, this camera now exceeds HD image quality previously achieve only with the larger ENG-type housings (like the F900). Gates will be supporting the PMW 200, with a similar housing to their existing model for the EX1R (pictured). The camera’s optics are still the same Fujinon optics as those of the EX1R, so the Gates SWP44C Super Wide port will work with it.
Prices and availability are still to be announced.
Gates announces the PMW-200 underwater housing.
Successor to the EX1 / EX1R, the PMW-200 carries forward a de facto workhorse underwater HD system.
Synonymous with reliability, Gates is pleased to announce the PMW-200 housing. Practical features like adjustable buoyancy / trim, Super Wide SWP44C precision optics, fingertip mechanical controls, ‘flip’ filter / diopters and optional Seal Check make the PMW-200 a productive partner to the underwater professional. Backed by Gates service and 2 year warranty, the PMW-200 is a Gates ‘through and through’. The PMW-200 will be available by end of 2012. Pricing TBD.
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