The WP-V1 waterproof camcorder housing enables use of Canon’s full High Definition HF20 and HF200 camcorders at depths of up to 40 metres underwater.
Canon’s WP-V1 waterproof camcorder housing will be available in Australia in May. For use with the LEGRIA HF20 and HF200 camcorders released earlier this year, the WP-V1 will allow users to capture high definition underwater movies to a depth of 40 metres.
The Underwater Mode on the HF20/HF200 videocameras allows users to record videos with a natural colour palate and to capture subjects as close as 30 cm to the lens window when shooting in full wide angle.
A first for Canon video, the WP-V1 makes underwater shooting simple and easy by featuring a large zoom lever for precise operation and oversized, colour-coded buttons to prevent operating errors.
The WP-V1 is designed for effortless movement underwater and as such is compact and light. The casing is constructed using polycarbonate, white plate glass and stainless steel. Double-paned glass lens window with multicoating on both sides prevents reflected light.
- Watertight to depths up to 40 metres
- Compact and lightweight (approx. 845 grams)
- Easy-to-use button controls
- Tripod socket
- Mounting ring for accessories (67 mm filter diameter)
Pricing and availability
The Canon WP-V1 waterproof case will be available from May 2009 through Canon dealers nationally. Pricing is to be announced closer to the stock being in stores.