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Equinox HD6 High Definition Underwater Video Housing for Canon VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder

B&H # EQHD6HFM500 Mfr # HD6HFM500
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Product Highlights
  • Depth Rating: 330' (100.6 m)
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Essential Camera Functions
  • Thermal-Based Polyvinyl Carbonate
  • Integrated Dome Port
  • Wide-Angle Lens Included
  • External Color Correction Filter
  • Ballast Release System

The Equinox HD6 High Definition Underwater Video Housing for Canon VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder is a waterproof case custom-made for your Canon VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder. It enables you to shoot beneath the surface to a maximum depth of 330' (100.6 m). The housing has near-neutral buoyancy at approximately 33' (10 m).

The housing provides access to essential camera functions, including Power on / off, Record start / stop, Photo, Mode and Zoom, via mechanical controls. It's constructed from a durable, thermal-based polyvinyl carbonate, and is equipped with an integrated dome port. It also comes with a wide-angle lens, which enables you to get close to your subject while fitting more in the frame, thus cutting down on distortion caused by the water and improving contrast and color, while providing a greater angle of view. An included external color correction filter helps to restore some of the colors that are lost underwater, restoring vibrancy and color fidelity to your images.

The BRS / Ballast Release System serves a dual purpose: Easy travel and fast transport to the surface, should you run into trouble during your underwater video adventure. Simply pull on the quick release pin on one of the wings and the wing and ballast/handle are released; the housing now becomes positive in buoyancy and shoots to the surface.

You can add the optional EO bulkhead (not included), which provides a video feed to the surface via an 18" (45.7 cm) cable with a male inline connector, to allow for topside viewing.

If you want to use optional strobes (not included) for better lighting, they will have to be triggered as slave units; there is no fiber optic cable or sync cord connector port on the housing.

The optional tripod mount #TPM (B&H #EQTPM) (not included) is available, and has a 1/4"-20 thread.

Depth Rating
Safe to use at depths up to 330' (100.6 m), enabling you to dive down deep to capture brilliant images and video
Controls
Provides access to essential camera functions, including Power on / off, Record start / stop, Photo, Mode and Zoom, via mechanical controls
Construction
Crafted from a durable, thermal-based polyvinyl carbonate. BRS / Ballast Release System serves a dual purpose: Easy travel and fast transport to the surface, should you run into trouble during your underwater video adventure. Simply pull on the quick release pin on one of the wings and the wing and ballast/handle are released; the housing now becomes positive in buoyancy and shoots to the surface
Port
Equipped with an integrated dome port. Comes with a wide-angle lens, which enables you to get close to your subject while fitting more in the frame, thus cutting down on distortion caused by the water and improving contrast and color, while providing a greater angle of view. An included external color correction filter helps to restore some of the colors that are lost underwater, restoring vibrancy and color fidelity to your images
Optional EO Bulkhead
You can add the optional EO bulkhead (not included), which provides a video feed to the surface via an 18" (45.7 cm) cable with a male inline connector, to allow for topside viewing
Strobe Use
If you want to use optional strobes (not included) for better lighting, they will have to be triggered as slave units; there is no fiber optic cable or sync cord connector port on the housing
Mounting
Optional tripod mount #TPM (B&H #EQTPM) (not included) has a 1/4"-20 thread
Depth Rating 330' (100.6 m)
Control Type Mechanical
Controls Permits access to essential camera functions, including Power on / off, Record start / stop, Photo, Mode and Zoom
Construction Thermal-based polyvinyl carbonate
Moisture Alarm None
Buoyancy Nearly neutral at approximately 33' (10 m)
Positive when BRS is engaged
Port Integrated dome port
External Strobe Connector None - optional strobes (not included) must be triggered as slave units
TTL Compatible Not specified by manufacturer
Tripod Mount Optional #TPM (B&H #EQTPM) (not included): 1/4"-20 thread
Dimensions (LxWxH) Approx. 9.0 x 6.5 x 9.1" (22.9 x 16.5 x 23.1 cm) without wings
Weight 12 lb (5.44 kg) out of water
Equinox HD6 High Definition Underwater Video Housing for Canon VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder
  • Front Faceplate with Dome Port
  • Rear Faceplate
  • 2 x Wings
  • 2 x Handles
  • Wide-Angle Lens
  • External Color Correction Filter
  • 3 x 6" O-Rings
  • 2 x O-Ring Grease Packs
  • 2 x Camera-Mounting Screws
  • 2 x Four- Arm Knobs
  • 3 x Quick Release Pins
  • 3 x Rubber Washers
  • 3 x Rubber Tips
  • 2 x Thumbscrews
  • Rubber Feet for Stability
  • D-Ring for Lanyard
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    EquinoxHD6 High Definition Underwater Video Housing for Canon VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder
     
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    5.0

    VERY NICE

    By THE DIVE MAN

    from FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Depth Range
    • Water-tight Seals

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving
      • Lake

      Comments about Equinox HD6 High Definition Underwater Video Housing for Canon VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder:

      THIS HOUSING WAS EVERYTHING AND MORE THE I COULD HAVE EXPECTED OUT OF A CAMERA HOUSING. IT IS VERY EASY TO USE.

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      Not a good housing for Canon camcorder

      By shredder

      from Potomac, Maryland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Depth Range

      Cons

      • Leaks
      • Not Versatile
      • Too Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Equinox HD6 High Definition Underwater Video Housing for Canon VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder:

        Bulky, very heavy, and flooded my camera the first time I tried to use it. The o-rings were very finicky and very difficult to work with on dive boat. Cannot be transported safely because external controls stick out.

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