Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Amazon Pantry Food & Drink Beauty Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars3
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 27 November 2013
Not a real review, just clarifying !

Ad says "Film underwater up to 60 metres deep", but note this is the same housing supplied with the camera.
Its problem is that the curved window acts as a diverging lens.
If you're looking for the flat window case, as far as I can see (and it's confusing) you need
Sony AKA-RD1 Replacement Door Pack for Action Cam which actually has 2 doors - quoting Sony:

1) Crisp diving images
When you're shooting underwater, refraction and distortion are going to be an issue. To counteract this, the replacement door pack includes a special flat lens door that ensures clear and focused images to depths of 60 metres.

2) Clear underwater sound
Filming a coral reef? Want to hear what all those fish have to say for themselves? The audio enhancing door for the waterproof case has a slight opening near the embedded microphone, enabling you to record clear, rich sound down to depths of 10 metres.

I'm guessing
1) is the 'square window' - may be sharper and wider, but give more 'fisheye' distortion ?
I would have thought Auto-focus would mean the sharpness increase is small, perhaps traded for increased Chromatic Aberration ?
In theory domed windows should be better, but both Sony + GoPro seem to have underwater focus problems which flat windows solve - it's not clear why !

2) is the 'round window', since it has 'stereo' written on it, with thin membranes opposite the mics.

... and before buying, check prices on sony's UK website !
0Comment5 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 25 July 2014
Not the same as the original casing. No buttons on side to change from video to photo etc.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 October 2014
Used this in Thailand and got some great footage! No issues in my experiance.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See one answered question


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.