Light and Motion has announced that it will add support for the Canon G10 prosumer camcorder to the Bluefin housing. This move is in response to the performance possible with the camera.
The Bluefin housing is available now at a retail price of $2799.00.
The Bluefin Housing is bringing professional tools to the consumer’s hands.
Monterey, CA May 24, 2011- Canon’s new HF G10 brings prosumer video technology to a new compact package. As a result, for the first time in years, Light and Motion Industries is announcing support for a prosumer camcorder in their state-of-the-art Bluefin housing.
There have been tremendous leaps in technology allowing consumers to shoot video at a professional level. The latest in Canon’s high-quality line of camcorders, the G10 sports Canon’s large HD CMOS Pro 1/3 inch native 1920x1080 sensor, which provides excellent low-light performance and high-resolution images. It offers manual controls for many functions usually automated on camcorders of its size, including controls for its 8-bladed iris, gain and exposure settings, as well as white balance. Coupled with its ability to shoot frame rates ranging from 60i to 30p to Native 24p, the G10 is rapidly emerging as a powerful compact camcorder for underwater shooters.
“After several test dives it’s obvious the G10 produces superior video results we haven’t seen in a HD compact video system. The G10 is in a class by itself,” says Paul Barnett, Domestic Sales Manager.
By supporting the prosumer Canon HF G10, Light and Motion’s compact and powerful Bluefin housing allows videographers to shoot underwater film without compromising performance. In addition to its compatibility with the housing itself, the G10 is also compatible with Light and Motion’s flagship Fathom 90 degree wide-angle lens, a full zoom-thru wide-angle adapter with tack-sharp image quality from corner to corner. The combination of Canon’s high-quality lenses and sensors with Light and Motion’s advanced electronic controls and optics make for a winning combination for the serious underwater videographer. Please see below test footage shot with the G10 in the Metridium anemone fields and kelp forests off the back of Light and Motion’s Cannery Row factory.
- Only housing to offer a true One-Touch white balance control.
- Electronic controls allow for easy access to camera functions.
- Interchangeable lens bayonet compatible with Light and Motion’s high-quality accessory lenses.
- Flip color-correction filter helps ensure the best color balance underwater.
- Rugged aluminum-extruded housing depth-rated to 300 feet.