Dive Buddy
Evo HD Elite II Kit

For Select Sony® Camcorders

A mouth-watering pair that is certain to keep you capturing the activity in the dark waters of the marine world.

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Seers are believers and more so with night diving, therefore assembling the finest recreational underwater video kit is essential. By combining both the Dive Buddy housing with Discovery 10 Arc Light, you have now in your possession a mouth-watering pair that is certain to keep you capturing the activity in the dark waters of the marine world.

Dive Buddy EVO HD Elite Kit

Discovery 10 Watt Arc Light

Amphibico’s Discovery 10 Watt Arc Light is a self-contained system, compact in design and delivers daylight simulating light. It's illumination quality will allow any diver the opportunity to capture the essence of the marine underwater world in its darker moments.

Discovery 10 Watt Arc Light
With the ever-popular Dive Buddy® housing, which have brought both ease of use and pleasure for underwater recreational divers for years, the EVO HD Elite II AVCHD for select Sony® High Definition camcorders will continue this feat.

Large 3.5” Color Digital LCD Viewfinder

The persistent evolution of the Dive Buddy housing now incorporates for the first time a large 3.5” Color LCD Viewfinder which is located at the rear of the housing. It has an angle of 10° for enhanced viewing at arm’s length. True High Definition superior video and photo stills are now in your grasp.

Large 3.5” Color LCD Viewfinder

Electronic grip controls at your fingertips

Our Dive Buddy EVO HD Elite II housing with its compact and ergonomic design provides easy to use electronic grip controls at your finger tips. These newly designed marine grips have access to all key camcorder functions to create exceptional HD video.

Electronic grip controls at your fingertips
Electronic wet sensor moisture alarm

Electronic wet sensor moisture alarm

Rest assured that in the event water should find its way past the o-ring seals, an electronic wet sensor moisture alarm will activate a signal for you to head to the surface.

With a depth rate of 330 ft. (100 m) you can dive deeper while capturing and expanding your underwater video experience!

The Dive Buddy kit comes with a standard .55X wide angle lens assembly.
Standard .55X wide angle lens assembly
Important note, the Dive Buddy housing is not a fits all housing, but specifically configured for select camera models. When ordering from our resellers, be certain to select the model that matches your Sony camcorder.

Discovery 10 Arc Light Features

  • Compact all-in-one design
  • Compatible with all Amphibico Housing
  • 15" adjustable ball joint extension arm
  • 10 watt HID Metal Halide Bulb
  • Up to 2 hours continuous burn time
  • Positive ON/ OFF switch
  • Screw-on rear cover
  • Dual O-Ring Seal
  • Video Glass Reflector (No hot spots)
  • Wide angle reflector
  • Compatible with 52mm screw-on filters
  • Lightweight
Discovery 10 Arc Light

Dive Buddy Housing Features

  • 3.5" Color Monitor Viewfinder at 10° angle
  • Record/Standby
  • Electronic-One-Touch White Balance (Select models)
  • Mechanical White Balance (Select Models)
  • Variable Speed Telephoto
  • Variable Zoom Speed
  • Photo (direct to Hard Drive or Memory Stick)
  • Toggle between Manual to Auto Focus Lock
  • Image Mode Change (Camera/Photo)
  • Flashing Green Tally Light when Recording
  • Electronic Moisture Sensor Alarm
  • 55x Wide Angle Len
  • ACSC1000 Soft large carry case with tailored foam
Dive Buddy EVO HD Elite Kit Underwater Video Housing

Specifications

  • Marine Grade Aluminum Construction
  • Fully anodized with a hard coat of polyurethane paint
  • All hardware is marine grade brass and stainless steel
  • Internal Flip filter with a UR Pro Blue Water Filter installed
  • 2 auxiliary ports

Weight of unit

  • On land 11lbs (5.0 Kg) fully loaded w/camera battery and lens.
  • In seawater 0.5lbs (227grams) negative buoyancy
Dive Buddy Underwater Video Housing

New improved digital LCD display

All our Dive Buddy EVO HD Elite II housings now come standard with a newly improved digital LCD display technology to enhance the image quality being viewed underwater. The specifications of the display can be seen below.

  • Resolution: 320 X 3(RGB) X 240
  • Dot Pitch: 0.219 x 0.219 mm
  • Visual Range: 70.08 x 52.56 mm
  • Visual Angle: L/R/U/D60/60/40/60deg
  • Signal System: Parallel RGB system
  • Brightness: 300Cd/m2
  • Consumed Power: 0.539W
Dive Buddy Underwater Video Housing

Dimensions

Measurements includes
lens and grips

  • Length 12" (286mm)
  • Width 10.5" (267mm)
  • Height 6.5" (165mm)
Dive Buddy Underwater Video Housing

Operating depth

  • Each unit is pressure tested to 330ft (100m)

Accessories included

  • Camera Saddle
  • Internal flip filter with a 52mm
  • UR Pro Blue Water installed
  • O-ring kit
  • Instruction manual
Dive Buddy Underwater Video Housing
NOTE: The EVO ELITE for the HDR-XR200V is not compatible with our 16:9 HD monitor.

Expand the full potential of the Dive Buddy housing with options to bring about this experience.

Flat Port Assembly for all Amphibico housings with bayonet mounted lens systems.

Fantastic for both underwater or above water use, these lens system will bring a new dimension to your videos.

Flat Port Assembly for all Amphibico housings with bayonet mounted lens systems.
 

CrystaLens95º

Amphibico CrystalOptix® series introduces the CrystaLens95º, a wide angle superior lens system with a technology that allows you to capture crystal clear 100% zoom through images.

CrystaLens95º, a wide angle superior lens system with a technology that allows you to capture crystal clear 100% zoom through images
 

Filters and close-up diopters

Amphibico carries diopters and filters for both freshwater and saltwater.

Filters and close-up diopters
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Supported Camera Models

HDR-XR550V / HDR-CX550V
HDR-XR520V / HDR-XR500V
HDR-XR200V (no Hydrophone)
HDR-UX1/HDR-SR1/HDR-SR7/HDR-SR8
HDR-HC1/HVR-A1U
HDR-HC5/HDR-HC7/HDR-HC9
HDR-SR10D/HDR-SR11/HDR-SR12
HDRCX12 (no hydrophone)
HDRCX520V
HDRCX500V
HDRXR520E
HDRXR500E
MC-50