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anyone got one of these yet ?
SCUBASMITTY - 5/03/2010 10:32 PM
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Ikelite Housing
JVC Camera
Ikelite Housing
 Ikelite Housing

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JVC Picsio GC-FM1 Compact Video Package
Sport Diver Magazine Editor’s Pick Housing & Camera Package #5650.02 .......... $430 Deluxe Package w/ Travel Bag #3900.01 ...... $760 Deluxe Package includes Housing, Camera, Pro-V8 LED Lite (w/o batteries), #9523.51 Tray and #3910 Compact Travel Bag. Housing Only #5650.01 ...... $260 Dive into underwater videography with this incredibly compact and simple to use package. The Compact Video housing is high quality, built to last, and backed by Ikelite’s long-standing reputation for excellence. A full line of accessories allows you to really get creative with your underwater video. 

All camera controls are fully functional through the housing and depth rated to 200ft (60m). Easy open latch and drop in camera loading make set-up a breeze. 

Housing includes a 1cc tube of silicone lubricant, vinyl lanyard and removable UR/Pro color correcting filter for tropical blue water settings. 

Camera Features. JVC CameraImage stabilization and an 8mp digital still mode really set this camcorder apart from other cameras of its kind. The FM1 accepts SD or SDHC memory cards so there’s virtually no limit to the amount of video and still images that can be recorded without downloading to a computer. 

Standard .MOV and .JPEG files are recognizable by most editing software packages whether you use a PC or Mac. The camera runs over 90 minutes on a charge and can be recharged through any computer USB port or most USB charging adapters (not included). 

- 1080P/30fps HD Video Recording
- 8 Megapixel Still Image Recording
- Image Stabilization
- 2.0" Color LCD Monitor
- 4x Digital Zoom
- HDMI and AV Output Terminals
- NTSC and PAL Video Output Formats
- Direct Sending to iTunes/YouTube
- Records on SDHC/SD Cards (not included)
- Includes USB Cable, AV Cable and Hand StrapClick here to read more about the Picsio GC-FM1 on the JVC website. Size and Weight. 5.5" wide x 4.25" high x 3.0" deep ( including controls and lens port ). 14cm x 11cm x 7.6cm. Housing with camera weighs less than 1.25lb (0.56kg) above water. Neutrally buoyant underwater. Spare Parts. #0132.45 Spare Main Housing O-Ring
#5020 Silicone Lubricant in 4 1cc Tubes
Trays and Handles. Optional trays and handles available for comfortable handling underwater and to allow for the attachment of external lighting.
Click Here for details.
External Color Filters. The included UR/Pro color correcting filter for tropical blue water settings replaces some of the reds and more natural tones that would otherwise be lost underwater. Effective in relatively shallow, sunny conditions. The #6441.71 removable color filter is available separately for use in green water settings. 
Pro-V8 LED Video Lite. (sold separately) Ikelite housing When the sun isn’t quite there for you, the Pro-V8 LED Video Lite gives all the light you need to bring out the ocean’s true colors. The Pro-V8 features a warm, even 45° beam over a whopping 10-hour burn time. The flex arm allows the light to be repositioned effortlessly. Requires the #9523.51 Video Compact Tray, sold separately.
For more light, add a second Pro-V8 LED or the Pro Video Lite 3 system with the #9523.52 Dual Tray. Requires #9523.51 Tray to attach to the Compact Video Housing.
Click here for more information on the Pro-V8 LED Lite. External Accessory Lenses. (sold separately) An external wide angle conversion lens increases angle of coverage so you can get much closer to your subject while still fitting everything in the frame. By reducing the amount of water between the subject and your camera lens, the resulting image will be more crisp and colorful. Attach 67mm threaded #6420 Ikelite W-20, Inon Type II, and Epoque lenses using the #9306.78 Port Adapter. This adapter can also be used to attach 67mm threaded macro lenses. The W-20 Lens acceptes filters #6441.42 for blue water or #6441.82 for green water settings.
Click here to see the Ikelite W-20 Wide Angle Conversion Lens.
This housing is available worldwide through any Authorized Ikelite Dealer.
Click Here for a complete listing.


jshoemaker_1 - 2/16/2012 8:59 AM
I have not had a chance to test it out yet but I have the Flip Cam and the Ikelite 5610.02 Housing. It does not do stills though editing software can pull out individual frames. I got the camera housing for $125.00 directly from Flip. Interestingly enough the first housing came with what I thought were cracks in the housing. So I called Flip, let them know of the issues and within a week they sent a replacement... no return of the old/damaged item necessary. Upon receipt of the new housing it had some of the same markings, which upon closer inspection with a magnifier appear to be slight imperfections from the molding process. The camera from HHGreg was only $35 on Black Friday but typically is less than $100. All in all housing (rated to 200’) and camera for $160.00.

Can’t wait to get this in the water. By the spring I will have the lighting attachments and off we go!
Scubakitty - 5/08/2010 9:23 PM
My husband would love this!!! Especially since the camera is glued to my hand. :-)