Underwater shutterbugs might want to check out the latest player in the camera housing market.

Italian company GioSim is offering housings for mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

The new company’s owner has worked with another Italian brand to build housings for recording videos of freediving record attempts.

The technopolymer housings are highly impact-resistant and can be custom made. All the command buttons for the camera can be accessed outside the housing using mechanical controls. Additionally, the housing features contoured handles made of nylon and rubber.

The GioSim also sports a visual and audible leak alarm as well as an eyepiece magnifier. The housing was developed with a double plug for an optical fiber but the traditional bulkhead for Nikonos-type strobes can also be attached.

Without the camera, the housing weighs 0.24 Kg/8.5 ounces in the air and has a slightly positive buoyancy in the water with the camera.

The GioSim housing can also be fitted with a variety of ports.

GioSim housings can handle non-pro Canon and Nikon cameras, as well as the mirrorless Sony and Pentax.

The company hasn’t stopped there, though — it’s working on creating housings for Pro DSLR camera bodies like the Nikon D810 and Canon 5Dmk3, so stay tuned.

Prices for the housings range from 989 Euros/US$1045 to 1399 Euros/$1480.

For more info, check out the company’s website at gio-sim.com.

SOURCEThe Scuba News
John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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