Ikelite lets you dive into underwater videography easily and inexpensively, with its new Compact Video Package, which comes complete with a JVC Picsio GC-FM1 video camera, a waterproof housing, and a UR/Pro color filter, with the option to add a Pro V8 LED light and arm.
The camera offers 1080P, 30-frames-per-second, High-Def video recording as well as an 8-megapixel still shot option. You can switch from video to still shots with a simple push of a button.
The internal memory can be expanded with SD or SDHC memory cards up to 32 gigs, and the housing is super-compact and simple to load. Camera controls are accessed by sealed push-buttons that are depth-rated to 200 feet. The Pro-V8 Video Lite produces a warm, smooth beam that ScubaLab measured at 7.9 EV at a distance of four feet. The light delivers 10 hours of burn time on eight C-cell batteries.
The entire system takes only minutes to assemble, weighs less than 4 pounds, and is neutrally buoyant underwater.
The bottom line: This is an ultra-compact camera package designed and priced to make the plunge into underwater videography easy and affordable.