The Ikelite 6146.12 TTL Underwater Housing/ Canon PowerShot G12 Camera Kit from B&H is a durable polycarbonate housing with a Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera. The housing is an injection-molded clear polycarbonate case, known for its strength and corrosion-free properties. It offers an unobstructed view of the camera's information and control functions and operates safely to a depth of 200'. Every camera function is accessible in this housing including the front dial control on the G12. Camera installation is quick and simple, and the O-ring seal can be checked visually through the clear housing. The camera's built-in flash can only be used to illuminate macro subjects. An external strobe is recommended for better results. This will bring out the natural color of your subject and reduce the illumination of particles. This housing includes circuitry that converts Canon eTTL signals from the hot shoe for TTL compatibility with Ikelite DS SubStrobes.
The release handle system allows for easy attachment and removal of SubStrobe mounting arms at the touch of a button. The housing is slightly negative in saltwater for stability, and handles superbly underwater. The housing comes standard with an optical-grade glass flat port which allows full use of the camera's zoom without vignetting. The Canon G12 and G11 cameras feature a 28 mm wide-angle setting. External wide angle conversion lenses cannot be used to any advantage. For wide-angle work, the housing accepts the Ikelite WD-4 Wide-Angle Conversion Dome Port.
The Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera boasts a 10MP CCD Image Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, as well as a 2.8" Vari-Angled PureColor System LCD screen. It also comes with a 28 mm wide-angle lens with 5x Optical Zoom, which reaches 140 mm at the telephoto end. Enjoy 1280 x 720p HD video capture and save RAW and JPEG files to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camera also makes it easy to display HD videos and still photos on your HDTV with a mini HDMI connector. The G12 features high sensitivity with a new high ISO setting of 3200.
Hybrid IS / Image Stabilization corrects for camera shake, reducing motion blur for clearer images, while High Dynamic Range / HDR helps you capture a well-balanced image that presents both highlights and low lights (shadow) in an appealing manner - giving your images that pop factor! Smart AUTO instantly selects the best settings for the scene, so all you have to focus on is getting your shot. Another neat feature is Canon's Tracking AF, allowing you to select a subject to 'track' in case of movement while shooting.