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Amphibico Announces Genesis Housing for Sony FS700
By Hergen Spalink, March 7, 2013 @ 05:37 AM (EST)
Source: Amphibico

The newest housing for 4K cinema cameras is here.  Amphibico has launched its latest professional level housing for the new Sony FS700U Camcorder.  The Sony FS700U is an upgrade of the FS100 and features a 35mm sensor that has a native 4K resolution.  The interchangeable lens camcorder is also capable of doing slow-motion bursts of up to 960fps for 8-16 seconds and can also record at frame rates of 240fps at 4K resolution.  The Genesis housing allows access to all camera controls through the housing's handles and the housings buttons.  A top-mounted window allows the shooter to use the camera's built-in 3.5" LCD display.  The housing will be available in April 2013 and will retail for USD $6,395.00.

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Press Release from Amphibico:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Amphibico Genesis FS700 housing for the Sony NEX-FS700U

The Amphibico “GENESIS” line of compact Prosumer HD housings is proud to announce its next creation for the Sony NEX-FS700 camera. The Sony NEX-FS700U Super 35 Camcorder is a fully professional large-sensor video camera. Hot on the heels of the FS100, this compact, highly modular camera uses a very similar-sized Super 35 CMOS sensor as the FS100. But as a marked improvement over that earlier model's sensor, the FS700 features a native 4K resolution sensor. Unlike smaller, broadcast-style sensors or the larger "full-frame" sensors of some DSLRs, the NEX-FS700's imaging area matches that of standard Hollywood film cameras. The sensor's large size offers a variety of other advantages, including increased control over depth of field, higher sensitivity in low light, lower image noise, and an exceptional dynamic range. One unique feature for a camcorder of this class is the FS700's ability to record bursts of super-slow motion video at rates up to a whopping 960 fps. (These bursts range from 8 to 16 seconds, depending of the frame rate). Full-resolution recording is possible at up to 240 fps; at 480 and 960 fps, resolution is reduced

As for the housing, it is built with the same high quality solid aluminum construction as our previous pro line of housings, no compromise was taken to create the New “GENESIS” line from Amphibico. Keeping in mind total ergonomics and underwater balance, its compact design with an intergraded electronic grip system makes the unit extremely user friendly underwater. Our engineers worked very diligently on its design, keeping in mind size, weight, balance and it’s on board electronics allowing easy and complete access to all key camcorder functions, it will give users the ability to create the best possible HD video underwater.


MSRP $6395.00US

Key Features

Solid Construction

Precision machined from a solid block of marine grade aluminum giving endless durability. Black anodized for corrosion protection a layer of tuff military grade polyurethane powder coat paint and a final coat of clear for the outmost durability in harsh sea water.

Full Camcorder Control

Complete access to your camcorder while filming underwater. The Genesis boasts a host of features that is certain to pacify the most passionate of underwater video professionals. With dual electronic grips and menu control panel, this housing gives complete access to your camcorder while filming underwater.

Top Mounted large 3.5" Window

For convenient and easy filming through Sony’s sharp, large and bright 3.5 XtraFine™ LCD/ Viewfinder. Located on the optical axis, the 3.5-inch-type XtraFine LCD panel enables easier, more intuitive framing.

Bayonet Lens Mounting System

Given that the Sony FS700U camcorder features a Super 35mm E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System, a great variety of current and future E-mount lenses from Sony Zeiss, are compatible.

3025 De Baene, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4S 1K8 - Tel: 514-737-9481 / Fax: 514-737-7685




- 6061-T6 Marine grade solid aluminum

- Fully anodized with a hard coat of polyurethane paint & a final clear coat.

- All hardware is marine grade aluminum & stainless steel

Features & Controls:

- Designed for professional underwater use

- 14 Electronic push button controls to access over 25 functions

- Control Panel for all menu access to camcorder functions

- Proportional Manual Focus

- Proportional Manual Zoom knob

- Manual White Balance

- Manual Iris

- Manual Gain/ISO using either one of the H M L presets

- Manual Shutter Speed

- ND Filter access

- Slow & Quick Motion recording

- Sensitive Hydrophone

- Moisture sensor alarm

- Tally light flashes green while filming

- 3 Auxiliary ports

- Two Year Standard Full Warranty

- Bayonet lens mounting system

- Conveniently designed to accept Aquatica ports


-on land 16lbs (7.2KG) fully loaded w/camera & NP-F970 battery.

-in fresh and seawater the GENESIS can be perfectly balanced and neutral in buoyancy by trimming it with the optional trim weight kit and port of choice.


- Length 11" (279.4mm)

-Width 15" (381mm)

-Height 7" (178mm)

Measurements include grips

Operating Depth:

- 300 feet / 90 meters

3025 De Baene, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4S 1K8 - Tel: 514-737-9481 / Fax: 514-737-7685




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