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Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony HDR-CX550, HXR-MC50
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony HDR-CX550, HXR-MC50
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony HDR-CX550, HXR-MC50
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony HDR-CX550, HXR-MC50
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony HDR-CX550, HXR-MC50

Waterproof Housing for Sony HDR-CX550, HXR-MC50

MSRP $1000
Product Number 6038.53

Molded of clear polycarbonate to provide seamless construction and corrosion proof performance. This "Clearly Superior" design provides full view of the camcorder, control functions, and assurance the system is safe. Fail-safe mechanical controls are provided for important camera functions. Controls for the LCD screen touch pad provide full access to setting white balance and white balance shift.

The camera's large viewing screen can be viewed using the External Mirror featured on the side of the housing. Included image reversing circuitry horizontally flips the image in the camera's LCD so that its reflection in the mirror appears correct left-to-right. Camera microphone is disabled when the circuitry is turned on. Circuitry may be turned on and off while underwater. The side-mounted External Mirror is hinged to fold against the housing for travel.

A magnified Super-Eye Viewfinder is provided for enhanced viewing of 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 included Stability Base removes instantly with a unique toggle clamp for traveling or to reduce overall system size. The handle assembly detaches from the housing by removal of just two nuts for packing.

The included UR/Pro Color Filter provides color correction in tropical blue water with available sunlight up to 80 feet (24 meters). A Green Water Filter (Product Number 6441.81) is also available to achieve more natural tones in green water settings. Color correcting filters may be used with either automatic or manual white balance.

Adequate light is key to crisp, colorful high-definition underwater video. Powerful lights are usable for both day and night diving.

The housing port is threaded allowing the use of 67mm threaded macro lenses.

Due to the nature of the camera's native lens, 67mm threaded wide angle options are not compatible with this installation.

The optional Flat Port for Raynox HDS-680 (Product Number 9306.71) replaces the housing's standard flat lens port to allow the attachment of Raynox DCR-730, DCR-731, or HDS-680 wide angle lenses. These lenses attach to the front of the camera and are not removable underwater. The Flat Port option offers zoom and macro capabilities but reduces the overall conversion factor of the lens. If widest possible angle of coverage is desired, choose the optional Dome Port for Raynox HDS-680 instead.

The optional Dome Port for Raynox HDS-680 (Product Number 9306.70) provides increased angle of coverage and improved clarity, but limits zoom and macro range.

Use of a Raynox wide angle lens requires a 37-52mm adapter ring for attachment to this video camera. Lens and adapter ring are not available for purchase through Ikelite.

Special polycarbonate blends allow us to create an extremely strong, clear enclosure. We believe there's no substitute for inspecting the actual o-ring seal once your housing is closed. Our signature clear construction lets you see that the housing is watertight and dry before you enter the water, and provides full view of the camera while you're diving. Polycarbonate is fundamentally corrosion-resistant for easy maintenance year after year.

Like every Ikelite product, our housings are designed, built, and tested in the USA. We use locally sourced, top-grade materials. Our housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit, function and waterproof integrity. The average assembly technician is a certified scuba diver and has over 16 years of experience building Ikelite products. We back our products with over 50 years of experience and the most accessible and responsive customer service staff in the dive industry.

  • Housing
  • Tray with dual handles
  • Stability base
  • External UR/Pro Color Correcting Filter for tropical blue water
  • Vinyl port cover
  • Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • 200 ft (60m) depth rating
  • Controls for Power On/Off, Record START/STOP, Zoom, Mode button, Snapshot, LCD Touch Screen (3 controls)
  • Built-in image reversing circuitry for correction of reflected image
  • Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
  • 3 in (7.6 cm) diameter glass port with 67mm thread
  • Accommodates Sony FV50, FV60, FV70, and FV100 extended life batteries
  • Weight 5.9 lb (2.7 kg) not including tray + handles
  • Dimensions 7 x 6.5 x 8.5 in (18 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm) including controls; not including handles or base
0109Main o-ring 0200Vinyl port cover 9290.95External mirror
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The MSRP referenced is a suggested US market retail price. Actual sales prices are set exclusively by Authorized Ikelite Dealers. Shown with camera, not included.

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