Ikelite 6038.53 Underwater Video Housing For Sony HDR-CX550 / HXR-MC50

Ikelite 6038.53 Underwater Video Housing For Sony HDR-CX550 / HXR-MC50

Ikelite 6038.53 Underwater Video Housing For Sony HDR-CX550 / HXR-MC50

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Ikelite 6038.53 Underwater Video Housing For Sony HDR-CX550 / HXR-MC50

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Product Highlights

  • Mechanical Controls
  • 67mm Threaded Optical Glass Lens Port
  • Wide Angle Dome & Flat Ports Available
  • External Mirror
  • Image Reversing Circuitry (IRC)
  • Magnified Super-Eye Viewfinder
  • Base Removable for Travel
  • LCD Touch Pad accesses White Balance
  • Rated Down to 200'
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  • 1Description

This Ikelite 6038.53 Underwater Video Housing For Sony HDR-CX550 / HXR-MC50 is designed for the Sony HDR-CX550 and HXR-MC50 video cameras. The housing is compact and has mechanical controls, and it is molded in clear polycarbonate. The housing includes an optical glass lens port with removable UR pro filter. The housing's port has 67mm threads, allowing the use of optional macro lenses.

External wide angle lenses do not have an advantage with the Sony CX550 due to severe vignetting. Special ports are available for use with the Raynox DCR-730 high resolution wide angle lens. Optional ports sold separately include dome port #9306 or flat lens port #9306.1. The 37mm-52mm thread adapter ring is required to attach the DCR-730 lens to the CX550 camera. Using a wide angle lens will increase image quality because you are able to move in close and reduce the amount of water between your lens and subject.

The camera's LCD monitor can be viewed from the rear of the housing using the external mirror. The external mirror is hinged so it can be opened to reflect the image from the camera's LCD monitor. This housing includes (IRC) Image Reversing Circuitry. The circuit reverses (flips) the image and text on the LCD screen so that when the image is reflected in the external mirror, it appears correct left-to-right. The camera's microphone is disabled when Reversing Circuitry is turned on.

Another viewing option is to use the magnified Super-Eye Viewfinder for viewing the camera's optical viewfinder through a diving mask. The camera requires that the LCD monitor be closed to use the optical viewfinder. This is a limitation caused by the camera, not the housing.

The base removes instantly with a unique toggle clamp for traveling or attaching the optional Pro Video Lite 3 battery pack. The handle assembly detaches from the housing by removal of 2 nuts. The housing is easy to use and will allow you to capture the moment underwater in video or digital stills. Other features and controls include: power on/off, record-start/stop, zoom, snapshot, mode button and LCD touch screen (3 controls). The LCD screen touch pad provides full access to setting white balance and white balance shift. The housing is rated to a depth of up to 200'.

Built from strong, corrosion-resistant, clear injection-molded polycarbonate, allowing visual inspection of the camcorder, control functions, and all sealing surfaces
Dependable mechanical controls are sealed with Quad-Ring seal glands
Controls Include:
  • Power on/off
  • Record-start/stop
  • Zoom
  • Snapshot
  • Mode Button
  • LCD touch screen (3 controls)
  • LCD reversing circuit on/off (microphone disabled when on)
  • LCD
    The camera's LCD monitor can be viewed from the rear of the housing, using the external mirror featured on the side of the housing
    (IRC) Image Reversing Circuitry
    Image and text on the LCD screen are reversed (flipped), so that when the image is reflected in the external mirror, it appears correctly left-to-right
    Color Corrector Filter
    The included UR/Pro color-correcting filter enhances the warm reds and oranges that are lost underwater
    Quick-Release Base
    The quick release base removes instantly for traveling
    In the Box
    Ikelite 6038.53 Underwater Video Housing For Sony HDR-CX550 / HXR-MC50
  • Color Correction Filter
  • Port Cover
  • O-Ring
  • Silicon Lubrication Tube
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Construction Clear injection-molded polycarbonate
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls Power On/Off, Record Start/Stop, Zoom, Snapshot, Mode button, LCD touch screen (3 controls), LCD reversing circuit On/Off (microphone disabled when on)
    Depth Rating 200' (60m)
    Buoyancy Slightly negative
    Port Flat, with 67 mm thread
    Filter External filter
    Wide Angle Lens Optional Raynox DCR-730 high resolution wide-angle lens with dome port #9306 or flat lens port #9306.1
    Microphone No
    Moisture Alarm No
    Camcorder Mounting Plate
    Pluggable Underwater Connector Optional
    Color Clear, black
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.25 x 11 x 8" (210 x 270 x 200mm) with handles and base
    Weight (without Camcorder) 7.4 lbs (3.3kg)
    Other Hinged mirror is used to view LCD screen.
    (IRC) Image Reversing Circuitry reverses (flips) image and text on LCD screen
    Sony FV50, FV60, FV70 and FV100 batteries are accommodated
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 12.1 x 10.3"

    Ikelite 6038.53 Underwater Video Housing For Sony HDR-CX550 / HXR-MC50 Review

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