Sealux has announced a housing for the Sony FS5 4K Camcorder. It offers lens support for a wide variety of lens combinations, including the Metabones Speedbooster adaptor. It can be fitted with an external recorder/monitor, an internal monitor or the camera’s own can be used. The housing fits into standard carry on size luggage.
The Sealux housing for the Sony FX5 is available now.
SEALUX Housing for Sony PXW-FS5 4K Camcorder
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 aluminum 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, the Sealux 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.
Made from seawater-resistant aluminum, CNC milled from a monobloc, hard anodized for maximum ruggedness.
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.
The grips are ergonomically adjustable and detachable for transport in the carry case.
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.
The camcorder is mounted on the tripod base and secured at the front, thereby allowing easy replacement of the rechargeable battery and memory card.
The reliable control system allows activation of functions on the FS5 handgrip at the press of a button.
Manual functions on the right
- Zoom lens ring
- 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
- FULL AUTO
- IRIS PUSH AUTO
- PICTURE PROFILE
- FOCUS PUSH AUTO
Underwater sounds are recorded via a high-quality electret microphone.
To monitor the well-being of your camcorder you can either make use of a moisture alarmor a vacuum-system.
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)