Gates Underwater Products announces the AX700 / Z90 Underwater Housing
Supporting 3 new Sony cameras, the Gates AX700 / Z90 housing offers a suite of new features for the traveling enthusiast and working professional alike.
Gates Underwater Products – manufacturer of the world’s most reliable underwater housings – today announces the AX700 / Z90 Underwater Housing. A dedicated, purpose built motion imaging acquisition tool, the AX700 / Z90 carries forth key features of its workhorse predecessor AX100 including:
• Small, travel-friendly size, fitting into a backpack or carry-on case with space to spare; • Precision zoom-through Wide Angle GP34A Port is matched to the built-in AX700 / Z90 12X zoom lens for both wide and macro imaging: • Internal Color Correction Flip Filter assists with underwater color challenges; • Direct access to all key controls including A/M Focus, Exposure (Iris / Gain / Shutter), Variable Rate Zoom, Record and ND Filter. • Large window for the camera LCD, your big underwater viewfinder; • All camera battery sizes are accommodated for hours or run time; • A variety of accessories such as carry handle, tripod, and more. • SAGA diopter accessory for flip-in super macro imaging (available from SAGA Dive).
“The Gates AX100 is my dive buddy. Several dives every day, 300+ days per year. It’s always there, a reliable companion.”
Unlike the AX100 however, the AX700 / Z90 Housing is designed for three new Sony cameras: FDRAX700, HXR-NX80, and PXW-Z90 models. Support for all three brings professional caliber features to the AX700 / Z90 not found in DSLR or mirrorless systems.
• Several assignable buttons for functions like peaking, mode and exposure shift; • Popular one-touch white balance via assignables. • Fast Hybrid Auto Focus with Sony phase and contrast detection technologies; • Multiple Auto Focus areas and modes including lock-on focus and auto subject tracking; • 3G-SDI Surface Feed for topside viewing by the DP / AC or resort guests;
The Gates AX700 / Z90 bridges a wide range of customers like the marine researcher, dive resort pro, broadcast TV, military, recreational traveler, and natural history professional. Amateur to expert, the AX700 / Z90 is a proper video platform for those serious about motion imaging.
“Compact camcorder housings are versatile and flexible, offering opportunistic features critical to motion imaging professionals.”
Of course the AX700 / Z90 system is backed by Gates legendary service, 2 year renewable warranty and factory direct support. Durable, reliable, dependable – the hallmark of Gates since 1969.
• Price: To be announced • Availability: Q1 2018