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Equinox Releases Landslide of Housings
By Joseph Tepper, September 24, 2012 @ 08:00 AM (EST)

Our friends at Equinox have a landslide of new products for underwater video shooters.

Their first new product, called “The Fishin’ Buddy,” is designed to be a “complete combo set up for all your underwater needs.” Depth rated to 330 feet, the housing is paired with the Canon HFM 500 High Definition Camcorder and comes complete wth a 16 oot telescoping pole mount kit—hence the name “fishin’ buddy.” 

For videographers hoping to use this for pole underwater photography, the kit also includes a 25 foot video link to connect the camera with a 5 inch LCD topside monitor. The kit retails for $1999 and the company can customize the housing to fit other consumer camcorders.

Equinox also extended their lineup with the HD5, which is customized to both Canon and Sony camcorders. According to the press release: “The HD5 is smaller and lighter than any other Equinox housing, and will perform at greater depths than most other housings in its class.”

The HD5 features 4-5 manual control functions (more can be added at request), a new 330 foot depth rating, 2.5 inch rear mounted LCD screen, and a 58mm  wide-angle lens with macro (if camera allows for it). The HD5 is now shipping and will retail for $1349.

The final announcement from Equinox will satisfy JVC fans—the new housing for the popular JVC HMQ10 4000K. The HD8 housing is depth rated to 250 feet and offers access to all manual controls. More demanding videographers might be interested in the HD8X version—which includes the same features of the HD8, PLUS a Sony 5” VLM HDMI monitor and bulkhead for HDMI Mini connection. 


Again, both the HD8 and HD8X are now available for $1799 and $2799, respectively. 

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