Mangrove ships housing for JVC camcorders

Mangrove has announced their housing for the JVC GY-HM200 and GY-HM170 camcorders. The housing offers LANC control of 37 camera functions, including manual white balance. It also has an in-built 3.5” High–Resolution TFT LCD monitor which has its own power source, so as to preserve the camera’s battery. The MVHJ-HM200 is compatible with Mangrove’s port system.

The MVHJ-HM200 housing is available now priced at $2,899.

Press release

Aditech has unveiled their new Mangrove housing for the JVC GY-HM200 compatible also with the GY-HM170 camcorder. The MVHJ-HM200 features a new control system that uses the camera’s LANC control and gives access to 37 camera functions, including manual white balance. The controls are all accessed via 12 external push buttons and give user feedback via the camera’s touch screen.

New MANGROVE housing for JVC GY-HM200/170.

Aditech is proud to announce the lunching of the new Mangrove housing MVHJ-HM200 for the JVC camcorder GY-HM200 and GY-HM170. The housing’s front case is constructed from marine grade aluminium, machined, anodized and the rear case is machined from solid Delrin. The Mangrove housing is designed for optimal grip operation, it is depth rated to 200 meters (660 feet).

The housing MVHJ-HM200 comes with a bayonet lens mount system that accepts optional removable ports like the dome port DP-320 or the flat port Mangrove FP-320 that supports 67mm threaded wet lenses when using the optional macro ring adapter.

The Mangrove MVHJ-HM200 is fully electronically controlled housing that uses the remote LANC connector on the JVC camcorder, the external controls on the housing are linked by 12 electromagnetic pushbuttons to corresponding controls on the camera inside the case. The electromagnetic controls do not penetrate the housing wall and can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. With non-penetrating electronic controls there is virtually no risk of the housing leaks typical with full mechanical through-hole designs. Another convenient feature of this type of system is that the controls for the housing are grouped together in three locations, to the left, right and under the in-built monitor, so that each function can be operated by your thumbs while maintaining a steady grip on the handles. In this position you can instantly see the labels for the names of each control, as compare to a mechanical housing where you must either memorize the location of the controls or rotate the housing to read the name of the control you want to operate. Grouped electronic controls are very convenient on deep dives where nitrogen narcosis may be a factor.


Rather than viewing the underwater world through a small viewfinder, the housing incorporates a High–Resolution TFT LCD monitor built into the back of the case that gives you a large 3.5” image; you see what the camera is recording, in full color, while holding the housing at arm’s length. Not only will the larger image be of great assistance in composing your shots, you can instantly see the results when you change manual focus, turn on lights, or use your filter, you will also see all the status information normally displayed in your camera’s screen/viewfinder.

The in-built monitor has a hood that eliminates glare and reflections from your surroundings, which also allows viewing even in strong ambient light; furthermore the LCD screen is 25 degrees angled for enhanced viewing at arm’s length. The monitor is powered by their own Lithium batteries so they do not rob any power from the camera’s battery. The rearward placement of the handles is also a boon for those who suffer from Hyperopia and Presbyopia. Rear monitor housings can be difficult for bad eyesight sufferers and often you can see many people shooting with arms straight out to be able to focus. A few inches do make a difference for many and the handle position allows all but the most farsighted divers to comfortably maintain relaxed arms for steady shooting.