Fantasea Line has released a new waterproof housing for the Canon Powershot G16 camera.
The FG16 housing is certified to a maximum depth of 60 meters (200 feet), according to a company statement issued last week.
“The FG16 Housing, specially designed for the Canon G16, meets the same high and professional standards of function, style and durability as previously found in popular and successful Fantasea F series Housings (FG15, FP7100 and FP7000). It is ergonomically designed, fully functional and features easy-to-use, clearly labeled controls. This shock-resistant housing protects your G16 camera from damaging elements including water, sand, dust, snow, ice and pollutants.”
A complete accessory line complements the housing, including wide-angle and macro lenses. Additional accessories include a variety of color correction filters and lighting sets, which enable photographers to further enhance the quality of their images and videos.
The PowerShot G16 sports a DIGIC 5 image processor that delivers 45 percent faster auto focus, shorter shutter lag, increased continuous shooting speed and better performance in low-light conditions. A built-in Wi-Fi transmitter allows the shutterbug to wirelessly transfer those most impressive files to social networking sites, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
In addition to the 60m/200-foot depth range, the housing also sports these other features:
- Ergonomic design
- Full access to all camera controls & functions with clearly marked controls
- Shock resistant
- Double O-ring seal
- Special mount for lighting accessories
- Removable double fiber optic cable connection
- Removable flash diffuser
- Easy and secure installation of camera
- Removable anti-glare hood for the LCD screen
- Built-in moisture detector for increased confidence
- Dedicated video control button for easy video filming in any shooting mode
- Compatible with a wide range of underwater photo accessories
- Manufacturer’s warranty included
The FG16 housing’s retail price starts as low as US$499.95/530 Euros and could vary based on location and warranty program, according to the company. Bundling it with the camera would cost around $999.95.