THE most exciting underwater camcorder for 2018. Perfect 4K image quality, fast and accurate autofocus, extensive slowmotion capabilities, 12 x optical zoom and manual white balance. Combined with great ease of use. This is the underwatercamera divers have been waiting for.
The availability of good consumer class camcorders has been very limited the last decade. Underwater filmers were forced to use action cameras and photocameras. Action cameras lack an autofocus system and zoom and therefore macro posibilities are very limited. Photocameras feature a totally different auto-focus system that requires much more action and settings from the diver.
The Sony AX700, together with the fantastic gates AX700 housing, has superb images quality and an exttremely good autofocus system which makes it perfect for underwater filming.
Here's what Gates says about this system:
VERSATILE. BACKPACK-ABLE. FEATURE RICH.
A PURPOSE BUILT 4K HDR UNDERWATER VIDEO KIT.
If youre serious about underwater motion imaging, the Gates AX700 / Z90 system is for you. It has…well, just about everything.
Recreational divers will appreciate the compact size, point and shoot instant auto focus / exposure, and easy to see camera LCD viewfinder. Want more control? Manual controls include exposure (iris, gain, ss), WB, flip color filter, ND filter and 3 assignables. Professionals get even more: 4 hours+ battery life recording on 2 SD cards, 4K HDR HLG multiple format recording, and optional surface feed SDI.
And yet theres more. The camera 12X optical zoom + Gates GP34A Wide Angle Port + SAGA flip diopter means the biggest optical range of *any* underwater system. No lens changes required for over 100° wide angle to super macro all on the same dive. And of course, the AX700 / Z90 Housing is a Gates. “Bulletproof” reliability. 2 year renewable warranty. Legendary support. Dont take a chance…. take a Gates!
Compatible cameras: Sony FDR-AX700 / HXR-NX80 / PXW-Z90
Gates AX700 housing specifications:
CONTROLS (ALL MECHANICAL)
•Record-Standby / Assign #4
•Internal Flip Color Correction Filter
•Mode (Photo / Video)
•Gain / ISO
•Auto / Manual Focus
•Custom Dial (Manual Focus / Exposure)
•11.7" D x 5.8" H x 12.6" W ” (16.7" w/handles)
•30 cm x 15 cm x 32 cm (42cm)
•Machined Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized finish.
•Stainless steel hardware.
WEIGHT IN AIR
•Dry: 12.5 lbs / 5.7 kg (w/camera & GP34A Port)
WEIGHT IN WATER
•Slightly negative (All Ports)
•300 feet / 91meters
•Accommodates all batteries up to NP-FV100
•2 Years Renewable Gates warranty.
Key features Sony FDR-AX700 camcorder
•4K video 24/25/30p high quality, bitrates up to 100Mbps
•Exmor RS™ CMOS-sensor 13,2 x 8,8 mm - great light sensitivity and hardly no noise
•ZEISS Vario-Sonnar® T*-lens, 29mm wide angle and 12x optical zoom
•super fast and accurate autofocus - also with moving subjects !
•Slow motion: 120fps in Full HD, max 1000 FPS in lower resolution.
•Professional functions like ZEBRA striping, focus peaking, camera profiles and S-Gamut / S-Log.
•Extensive whitebalance possibilities
•Built-in ND-filters (1/4, 1/16 of 1/64)
•Complete automatic, but also full manual control (IRIS (aperature, GAIN/ISO and shutter speed )
Summary: a compact, sturdy underwater camcorder featuring fantastic 4K images quality, professional functions, extensive slowmotion possibilities and easy handling.