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Corporate Name : SEA&SEA SUNPAK Co., Ltd.
Founded : August 1972 / Registration of Establishment: November 1978
Capital : 10 million Yen
Head Office : 1-4-6 Kitasenzoku, Ota-ku, Tokyo 145-0062, JAPAN
Phone : +81-3-5701-5533 / Fax: +81-3-5701-5561
Chief Executive Officer : Takeshi Fujikawa
Business Contents : General underwater imaging equipment and the production and sale of lighting application products; services related to these products.
Accounting Term : December 31 each year
No. of Employees : 80 (as of January 2007)
Banks : Shinagawa Branch of Mizuho Bank / Kawaguchi Branch of Mizuho
Bank Kawaguchi Branch of Saitama Resona Bank
Principal Suppliers : Tocad Energy Co., Ltd. / Tocad Sunpak (Hong Kong) LTD.
Main Business Lines and Products :
[Underwater imaging equipment business]
Underwater cameras, underwater strobes, underwater lights, various housings (with waterproof casings), etc.; the planning, development, production and sale of general underwater imaging equipment
[Lighting application products business]
Strobes for cameras with lights applied, video lights; the planning, development, production and sale of imaging accessories

History

1972 Developed the YELLOW SUB-32, the world's first mass-produced underwater strobe.
1974 Initiated export of the YELLOW SUB-35 series underwater strobes.
1975 Developed underwater camera housings, underwater lights, underwater wide-angle lenses, housing for underwater 8mm camera, etc.
1978 Designated as the distributor in Japan of Sea Quest (USA).
1980 Co-developed the Ricoh Marine AD with Ricoh Co., Ltd.
1981 Developed the Pocket Marine 110 SE, the world first motor-driven amphibious 110 camera
1982 Co-developed the Marine Pack MPK-M60 underwater video camera housing with Sony Corp.
1983 Developed the Motor Marine 35SE, the world's first motor-driven amphibious 35mm camera.
1984 Designated as the distributor in Japan of AMF Mares (Italy)
1985 Obtained the headquarters building and integrated the Development and Technologies Division and the Business Division
1986 Co-developed the Marine Pack MPK-M8 underwater 8mm video camera housing and the HVL-80D underwater video light with Sony Corp.
1987 Co-developed the VW-MP1 underwater video camera housing with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
1988 Designated as the distributor in Japan of APEKS (UK).
Co-developed the Marine Pack MPK-F340 underwater video camera housing with Sony Corp.
1989 Designated as the distributor in Japan of WENOKA (US), U/W KINETICS, and SSA. Developed the Motor Marine II amphibious 35mm camera.
Co-developed the Marine Pack MPK-VX1 underwater video camera housing with Sony Corp.
1990 SEA&SEA Products Ltd. established. The Distribution Center was headquartered in Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi Prefecture.
Co-developed the Marine Pack MPK-TR compact underwater video camera housing with Sony Corp. Developed the YS-200 high-powered underwater strobe.
1991 Developed the YS-20SS, the world's first cordless underwater strobe.
Co-developed the VW-SPS9 underwater video camera housing with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
1992 Developed the Motor Marine 35 MX-10 amphibious 35mm camera.
1993 Developed the YS-300 super wide-angle underwater strobe with TTL capability
1994 Established a subsidiary company in the United States, SEA&SEA USA.
Developed the SX-1000TTL single-lens reflex camera and the SX-1000 underwater housing
Developed the WL-12, the world's first underwater fish-eye lens.
Developed the PROFILE-1000 diving computer, incorporating the world's first Dive Profile Graph function.
1995 Became a Sony dealership.
Developed the Motor Marine IIEX 35mm underwater camera.
Developed the YS-120 Duo underwater strobe with the world's first DUO capability.
Developed the NX-50 and CX-500 underwater camera housings.
1996 Developed the NX-90PRO underwater camera housing.
Developed the VX-1000 PRO and VX-55 underwater digital video camera housings.
1997 The new SEA&SEA USA building was completed.
Designated as distributors of Canon, Sigma, and Nikon.
Developed the CX-600 underwater camera housing.
Developed the YS-30TTL DUO, the world's first underwater cordless TTL slave strobe.
Developed the VX-65 underwater video camera housing.
Co-developed the Marine Pack MPK-TRV7 small-sized underwater video camera housing and the HVL-ML20 underwater video light with Sony Corp.
1998 Announced a worldwide contract with Kodak.
Developed the NX-5PRO, the top-of-the-line underwater camera housing.
Developed the VX-100D underwater digital video camera housing with LCD.
Co-developed the MPK-DVF small-sized underwater video camera housing with Sony Corp.
1999 Developed the NX-60 and NX-90Z underwater SLR camera housings.
Developed the VX-1D and VX-3D small-sized underwater digital video camera housings.
Developed the YS-90TTL DUO mid-sized underwater cordless TTL strobe.
Co-developed MPK-DVF2 small-sized underwater video camera housing with Sony Corp.
2000 Developed the MX-5 the world's smallest semi-transparent underwater camera.
Developed the NX-100PRO underwater camera housing.Developed the VX-100Mega compact mega-pixel underwater digital video camera housing.
Co-developed the MPK-DVF3 small-sized underwater video camera housing with Sony Corp.
Marketed the VX-2000PRO underwater digital video camera housing high-end model.
Marketed the LX-25, LX-55, and BLX-55W underwater video lights.
2001 Developed the NX-80 underwater camera housing.
Developed the NX-65U underwater camera housing for the beginner.Developed the VX-PC100 and VX-PC110 small-sized digital video camera housings with infrared remote control grip.
Co-developed the MPK Series housings for digital cameras with Sony Corp.
Marketed the YS-25DX strobe, the world's first exclusively for digital cameras, with built-in pre-flash synchronization and built-in guide number controller.
2002 Commemoration of SEA&SEA's 30thanniversary.
Developed the MX-5II, the world's smallest point-and-shoot underwater camera, and the dedicated YS-20A automatic strobe.
Co-developed the MC-DG100 housing for DiMage X with Minolta Camera Co., Ltd.
Developed the " Ocean Bioecology" personal photo album.Marketed the DX-30/60 and DX-D100 housings for Canon and Nikon SLR cameras.
2003 Developed the Motor Marine III, the world's most advanced amphibious 35mm camera.
Developed the YS-25AUTO and YS-90AUTO automatic strobes dedicated to digital cameras.
Developed the DX-S2PRO housing for Fuji Film digital SLR cameras.
Co-developed the DMW-MCF1 housing for LUMIX F1 with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
2004 Developed the DX-3100 AQUAPIX, the world's first amphibious digital camera.
Developed the DX-D70 and DX-300D housing for Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras.
Co-developed the O-WP2, O-WP3 and O-WP4 waterproof cases for Optio with PENTAX Corporation.
Developed the YS-55TTL/E strobe, the world's first underwater TTL strobe for digital SLR cameras.
2005 Developed the DX-8000G Camera and Housing Set.
Developed the VX-FX1 housing for Sony Handycam FX1.
Co-developed the MPK-THB waterproof cases for DSC-T3/T33 with SONY Corporation.
Co-developed the MC-DG500 waterproof cases for DiMAGEX with KONIKA MINOLTA Corporation.
Developed the DX-D50 housing for Nikon D50.
2006 Developed the DX-750G Camera and Housing Set.
Developed the VX-HC1 housing for Sony Handycam HC1.
Developed the DX-5D housing for Canon 5D.
Developed the DX-D200 housing for Nikon D200.
2007 SEA&SEA Products Ltd. takes over the “lighting application products business” from Tocad Energy Co., Ltd. and becomes SEA&SEA SUNPAK Co., Ltd.
Developed the YS-110 strobe.
Developed the VX-S series housings for Sony Handycam.
Developed the DX-400D housing for Canon EOS Kiss Digital X.
Developed the DX-D80 housing for Nikon D80.
2008 Developed the MDX series housings for Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras. Developed the DX-1G Camera and Housing Set.
Developed the DX-1200HD Camera and Housing Set.
Developed the RDX series housings for Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras.
2009 Developed the DX-2G Camera and Housing Set.
Developed the MDX-PRO 5D Mark II housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Developed the RDX-500D housing for Canon EOS REBEL T1i / XSi / EOS 500D / EOS 450D.
Developed the YS-01 strobe.
Developed the MDX-D300s housing for Nikon D300s.
2010 Developed the DX-GE5 Camera and Housing Set.
Developed the MDX-7D housing for Canon EOS 7D.
Developed the RDX-550D housing for Canon EOS REBEL T2i / T1i / XSi / EOS 550D / 500D / 450D.
Developed the VF45 1.2x.
2011 Developed the MDX-D7000 housing for NIkon D7000.
Developed the RDX-600D housing for Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i.
Developed the VF180 1.2x.
2012 Developed the YS-D1 strobe.
Developed the MDX-X10 housing for Fuji X10.
Developed the MDX-GRD IV housing for RICOH GR DIGITAL IV / III.
Developed the MDX-D800 housing for NIkon D800.
Developed the MDX-5D Mark lll housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark llI.
Developed the RDX-650D housing for Canon EOS 650D/EOS Rebel T4i.
Developed the MDX-D600 housing for NIkon D600.
2013 Developed the MDX-6D housing for Canon EOS 6D.
Developed the MDX-D7100 housing for NIkon D7100.