XD Amphibicam X3
Hybrid Pro Housing

For the Sony® PMW-EX3 camcorder

Into the depths, another member of the Amphibicam® family descends...

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Our former X3 housing has now gone HYBRID...introducing the XD Amphibicam X3 Hybrid, another addition to the Amphibicam® family of professional underwater housings.

Specifically designed for the Sony® PMW-EX3 camcorder and Convergent Designs nanoFlash recorder. This Hybrid delight is a compact housing that boasts the full access of the Sony® PMW-EX3 camcorder controls and has an optional built in accessory panel to access the Convergent Designs nanoFlash recorder.

The optional accessory panel accesses the Convergent Designs nanoFlash recorder using mechanical buttons to have full control of the recorders functions. With the seamless design of the product any professional will be able to reach beyond his potential producing stunning results.

With a ton of features to keep any pro thrilled, you will find all the important features such as White Balance, ND Filter, Gain, Shutter Speed, Iris, Zoom, and Manual Focus are all at your fingertips.

Some might call it the little brother of the HD Amphibicam with matching features, except it is better suited for travel with its compact size.

Superior balancing and handling

Sooner than you expect, in its underwater debut, it shows off its finest moments with superior balancing and handling. It brings to the videographer a sense of being one with the housing while allowing any diver the freedom to enjoy the experience.

Great ergonomic design

Great ergonomic design follows in the wake of past Amphibico greats, like the HD Amphibicam F900.

Meticulous engineering

Amphibico's continued innovation brings to the forefront the meticulous engineering that satisfies the most discerning videographer, who expects no less than perfection.

XD Amphibicam X3 Underwater Video housings

High quality professional video

High Definition images that dazzle the eye with a splendour of sharpness making this a must have for any videographer seeking to add high quality professional video edits to their portfolio.

The Amphibico brand has always been associated with high quality construction and reliability, and this is no different with the XDAmphibicam X3 Hybrid Marine U/W housing.

XDAmphibicam X3 Features

  • Marine Grade Aluminum Construction
  • Fully Anodized with a hard coat of Polyurethane paint and a clear coat
  • All Hardware is Marine Grade Brass and Stainless Steel
  • Optics: Marine Bayonet Mounted Lens System, Dome Port.
  • Equipped with a window to view the camcorder's own HD LCD Monitor
  • Color bar display
  • Sensitive Dual Hydrophones to pick up high frequency sounds, such as whales and dolphins
  • Tally light flashes green while filming
  • Visual leak alarm on both grips
  • Secure Lockable Safety Latches
  • Bayonet Mounted Lens System
  • 4 Auxiliary ports to serve as video out or audio feeds

XDAmphibicam X3 Underwater Video Housing

XDAmphibicam X3 hand Controls

  • Mechanical power ON/OFF switch
  • Mechanical controlled ND filter selection
  • Mechanical controlled manual focus wheel
  • Electronic variable zoom wheel
  • Manual Iris wheel

XDAmphibicam X3 Underwater Video Housing

10 Electronic push button controls to access up to 14 functions

  • Record/Pause
  • Record review
  • Auto/Manual IRIS
  • Gain selection
  • Manual white balance
  • Feature to toggle between WB A, B and preset
  • Shutter ON/OFF
  • Shutter speed selection
  • Menu display
  • Menu navigation panel (cancel, +, -, exec)

Convergent Design Accessory Panel Features

Access all the Convergent Designs nanoFlash Recorders functions mechanically from the side accessory panel of the the housing (optional). Forgoing the optional accessory panel will be replaced with a 'Panel Plug'.

XDAmphibicam X3 Underwater Video Housing

Operating Depth: 330 ft (100m)

Weight of unit

  • On land:
    • With weight ballasts ready to dive with camera: 45.9 lbs (20.8 kg)
    • Without weight ballasts, but with camera: 41.9 lbs (19.0 kg)
    • Without weight ballasts or camera: 34.8 lbs (15.8 kg)
  • In Water: Neutral


  • Length 20.5 inches (521mm)
  • Width 15.1 inches (384 mm)
  • Height 14.5 inches (368 mm)
XDAmphibicam X3 Underwater Video Housing

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