I had wanted to post this sooner, but I delayed a bit after contacting a dealer and making a reservation. I expect these things to go like hotcakes. MWEHEHE. In fact, they’re already selling out.
As a diver, I’m always looking for really great underwater casing solutions for video and photo capture. Usually I just borrow marine casing from the local reps at SONY and they lend me anything from a W or T series camera with a marine pack housing that can go down up to 140 feet in depth, a little beyond the maximum limit for recreational diving. Other marine solutions such as the FLIP camera have el-cheapo USD $15.00 they sell in Amazon, but these only get you to 30 feet and from they way the casings look, they might flood!
IKELITE and JVC have a promo for an underwater case . The contents of the casing is a JVC Picsio GC-FM1, an HD enabled video recorder that can also take photos. Yeah as far as I know this is the only underwater case for a compact video camera (there’s nothing for the SONY Bloggie). The cost: USD $430
What makes the package a great deal is that the casing can go up to 200 feet — well beyond the 130 ft depth for recreational diving, plus the fact that the case comes with a red filter — a must have for underwater photography or video without a strobe. The casing also has a slot at the bottom for attaching a video light.
Still not convinced? Here’s a sample video!