Video Housing Electronic Controls
"Electronic controls allow convenient button placement"|
Great theory, but the button functions can be confusing to remember, while button size and placement may be difficult to operate with gloves. Good video is not the result of control manipulation.
"Electronic controls eliminate housing penetrations"
Electronic controls introduce difficult to resolve problems with their delicate wiring and contacts. Some electronic controls are liquid filled to prevent leakage, and some may have wiring that penetrates the housing.
Ikelite "mechanical housings"
Quad-Seal Ikelite camera controls are famous for their dependability, require very little maintenance, and have a negligible chance of failure. When was the last time you heard of them leaking even one drop of water?
Ikelite housings "are big"
Many of the newer camcorders are very small and are installed in housings that are injection molded without seams, leaving almost nothing to be desired for compact size and low weight. Many of these newer housings provide neutral buoyancy while weighing only about nine pounds. These "Clearly Superior" designs provides full view of the camcorder and controls, assurance the system is safe, and can not corrode.
Claims of "low travel weight"
Our housings are weighted for approximate neutral buoyancy. We see housing claims of 5.75 pounds that show 3 or 4 pounds positive buoyancy in the fine print. The customer must add the 3 or 4 pounds to make the housing manageable underwater for a total that may be more than the nine pounds of some Ikelite molded housing that provide neutral buoyancy.