Canon announces an exciting first with its new WP-V1 underwater housing for the VIXIA HF20 & HF200 flash memory camcorders

Canon announces an exciting first with its new WP-V1 underwater housing for the VIXIA HF20 & HF200 flash memory camcorders

This case is good up to an amazing 130 feet! You can shoot video, or stills with the camcorder flash. This compact and light-weight housing hugs the camcorder like a wet suit, enabling easy on-camera operation and control.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 18, 2009 – Canon announces an exciting first with its new WP-V1 Waterproof Case for the VIXIA HF20 and VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory Camcorders. Consumers can now dive up to depths of 130 feet and still be able to capture exciting underwater adventures. The ultimate accessory for divers who want to shoot video and photos while underwater, this compact and light-weight housing hugs the camcorder like a wet suit, enabling easy on-camera operation and control.

This is one thing I never liked about my huge underwater housing- it was way to big and unwieldy, and too hard to operate the camcorder controls.

I predict the HF20 will become the new standard for inexpensive underwater HD video.

About the Canon VIXIA HF20 and VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory Camcorders
The VIXIA HF20 and VIXIA HF200 are Canon’s most compact high-definition Flash Memory camcorders. The VIXIA HF20 offers the option of recording to a 32GB internal Flash drive or SDHC card slot and the VIXIA HF200 records to a SDHC memory card only. Additional features include a 3.89 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, newly designed Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens, Genuine Canon Face Detection, Video Snapshot and Dual Shot Modes, and an Advanced Auto Exposure system.

The WP-V1 Waterproof Case for the VIXIA HF20 and VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory Camcorders is scheduled to be available in May for an estimated retail price of $599.

I bought this combo (HF20+WP-V1) and took it to Bali last November, and shot these:

2 Comments

  1. I really like the side position for the zoom. That may be good for “out-of-water” use….

    I wonder if there is anything for a HV20, 30 or 40?

    • Josh 8 years ago

      Only the huge, unwieldy housings.

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