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Aquatica Shipping 5HD Monitor
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 9, 2019 @ 09:30 PM (EST)

Aquatica has provided more details about its 5HD Monitor that has been under development and testing—including the May shipping date. The Canadian company says the monitor is first of a planned monitor/recorder series.

The specifications confirmed in the press release include 5.7” IPS LED backlit display, Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution, 460 cd/m² brightness, and a 1400:1 contrast ratio. What we didn’t know: Its aluminum enclosure is good down to 100 meters (330 feet), it will run for up to four fours on its NP-770 battery, and it’s not only available in red—black as well!

Accepting a 4K HDMI input, the monitor can be used with any housing (Aquatica’s included) that has an M16 bulkhead. The 5HD Monitor ships in May with an MSRP of $2,195. Backscatter is now taking pre-orders.


Announcing our new Aquatica Monitor 5HD!

In our ever evolving desire to offer the greatest tools for underwater photographers and videographers, we have created a solution for photographers who need a larger view than what is available with their camera’s viewfinder or rear LCD. Introducing our new 5HD Monitor...

Primary features:

  • Aluminum housing rated for 100 meters
  • Supports focus peaking and false colour to assist in focusing and proper exposure
  • Adjustable colour temperature
  • Safe area (80/85/90/93/93% 2.35:1)
  • Monitor image can be flipped horizontal, vertical, or both simultaneously
  • New quick release sunshade, no tools needed!
  • Sunshade can be stored in housing when travelling
  • Compatible with other underwater manufacturer housings (using 16mm bulkhead)
  • Available in black or red


Available in gloss red, or traditional textured Aquatica black finish



  • Full HD 1920x1080 resolution
  • 460 cd/m² Brightness
  • 1400:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 5.7” IPS LED-Backlit Display
  • Accepts 4K HDMI Input
  • Up to 4 hours running time when using NP-770 Battery
  • Positively buoyant


  • Standard ball clamp
  • Ball clamp with extended knob (low profile)

Housing seals with Aquatica’s signature rotary lock and has a detachable sunshade, also featuring stainless steel buttons

In the box:

  • Monitor and HDMI cable
  • Quick release ball
  • Screen shade
  • Housing bulkhead with choice of A,C,D HDMI

* Battery and charger not included

Price: USD $2195* / Shipping May 2019!

We are currently accepting pre-orders. Contact your dealer or info@aquatica.ca

When purchasing underwater photography equipment like the products mentioned in this article, please support DPG by supporting our retail partner—Backscatter.com.



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