Dive Buddy
Evo HD Elite II

For Select Sony® Camcorders

Now capturing the quintessence of the deep blue sea is one Dive Buddy away...

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With the ever popular Dive Buddy® housing, which has brought ease of use, top performance and above all pleasure for underwater recreational divers for years, the EVO HD Elite II for select Sony® High Definition camcorders are no exception.

Dive Buddy® Underwater Video housings

Large 3.5” Color Digital LCD Viewfinder

The continuous evolution of the Dive Buddy housing now incorporates a large 3.5” Color LCD viewfinder that is located at the rear of the housing with 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 fingertips. These newly designed marine grips have access to all key camcorder functions to create exceptional HD video. They include Record/Standby, Photo Mode, Variable Speed Telephoto and Zoom. With nothing left out you are ready to point, shoot and enthrall your family and friends with your video wonders of the marine underworld.

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, there will be an electronic wet sensor moisture alarm that will activate and signaling 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!

Amphibico Dive Buddy housings are 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 and decide what optics best fits your style of filming.

Optics sold separately

Optics sold separately

Flat Port bayonet assembly or, if you seek wide views, the .55x bayonet wide-angle lens.

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
Dive Buddy 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

Having the right tools can make all the difference ! Get more from your Dive Buddy® housing with accessories that will enhance your experience. Designed to be innovative and fun, they will make your dives easier and your videos look more professional.

Discovery 10 Arc Light "HID Technology" with adjustable ball joint arm.

Amphibico's recreational Discovery 10 Arc Light will bring life to your underwater videos when diving in those dark or shady areas of the marine underworld.

Discovery 10 Arc Light HID Technology with adjustable ball joint arm.
 

0.55X Wide Angle Lens Assembly or 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.

0.55X Wide Angle Lens Assembly or 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
 

Soft large carry case with tailored foam

For easy travel and protection of your Dive Buddy® equipment and accessories.

Soft large carry case with tailored foam
 

Filters and close-up diopters

Amphibico carries diopters and filters for both freshwater and saltwater.

Filters and close-up diopters
 

Dive Buddy EVO HD Elite II Housings & Lights Kits

Seers are believers and this is so with night divers, therefore assembling the finest recreational underwater video kit is essential. By combining both the Dive Buddy housing with Discovery 10 Arc light, you now have 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 Housings & Lights Kits
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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