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Compact Digital Camera Housings

Compact Digital Camera Housings

Compact Digital Camera Systems
[ Discontinued Products ]
A compact and full-featured waterproof compact digital camera set.
12.2 effective megapixels and 4x optical zoom.
DX-GE5 Camera and Housing Set

DX-GE5

DX-GE5 Camera and Housing Set (Smoky gray)
(Product No.06633)

[Accessories for the G5WP-SS camera] USB / video cable, lithium-ion battery, battery charger, hand strap
[Accessories for the DX-GE5 housing] LCD monitor hood, hand strap

O-ring Set
(Product No.62143)
DX-GE5
Enlarged image for DX-GE5: Front view Rear view
Enlarged image for G5WP-SS: Front view Rear view

Relevant Information

Notice
*When using the YS-110α as an external strobe for the DX-GE5 camera/housing set, check whether the strobe was produced after September 2010 and marked with Ver. 1.1.
*The YS-110α produced before September 2010 without marking of Ver. 1.1 are not compatible with the DX-GE5 camera/housing set.
*Marking of Ver.1.1 is found on the side of the main body below the serial number.

*Although the G5WP-SS is a waterproof camera, you may not be able to take pictures if the glass in the housing fogs up due to condensation forming on the inside of the glass because of moisture left remaining in gaps between the housing and the camera or similar problems if the housing is used while the camera is still wet or not fully dry. If the camera has gotten wet, wipe off any moisture with a dry towel or the like and allow the camera to dry in a cool place out of direct sunlight for at least 24 hours before use.

Promotional video showing features of the DX-GE5 Camera and Housing Set and optional accessories. (Shooting location: Papua New Guinea : LOLOATA ISLAND / Special thanks :PNG -Japan Ltd.)


Uploaded: Sample images captured by DX-GE5

Features

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A waterproof camera, so no need to worry even if it gets wet
The DX-GE5 camera is waterproof to 5m / 16ft without it's housing, making it versatile for all outdoor sports activities from water to snow. The DX-GE5 housing is rugged dependable allowing full functionality of the camera to 55m / 180ft.
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With the wide-angle conversion lens for DX-860G.
Compatible with Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
The optional Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for DX-860G can be attached/removed even underwater.
Use of the wide-angle conversion lens allows images to be taken at an even wider angle.
*Slight vignetting (dimming) may occur in the four corners of the image. Slightly zoom in to telephoto to eliminate vignetting.
*Enlarged image
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Light and compact for better portability
The DX-GE5 housings was redesigned and improved for better ergonomics offering access to all controls and maximum convenience while underwater.
    • High definition CCD – 1/2.3-inch primary color CCD with 12.20 effective megapixels and 4x optical zoom lens (38 to 152mm).
    • Equipped with underwater photo and video modes ideal for capturing perfect underwater images or video.
    • The camera is waterproof to 5m / 16ft. (*Determined based on General Imaging Company testing methods.)
    • 2.7-inch LCD monitor (with an automatic brightness adjustment function). Approx. 230,000-dot LCD monitor that's easy to see when checking photos while shooting or during playback. Automatically adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen to match the amount of ambient light in the area.
    • Equipped with a recognition function (for faces, smiles, and blinking) and blur reduction function.
    • Compatible with highly sensitive ISO 1600 photography.
    • Removable macro diffuser. Adjusts light from the internal flash to make it uniform during macro shooting.
    • When you turn the retractable cable socket, the fiber-optic cable socket slides and is aligned with position of the built-in flash and fixed.
    • Luninour stickers help identify the buttons.
    • The housing rear caseback can be opened/closed while the housing is mounted on a camera tray.
    • Strong and durable build, with a depth rating of up to 55m / 180ft.

Specifications

[ G5WP-SS Camera ]
Image sensor Effective 12.2 megapixels, 1/2.3-inch CCD
Lens Focal length: f=6.7 to 27mm (35mm film equivalent focal length 38 to 152mm)
F-aperture: F3.5 (W) to F5.1 (T)
Motion blur reduction Electronic Image Stabilization
Zoom Optical zoom: 4.0x (35mm film equivalent focal length 38 to 152mm)
Digital zoom: 4.5x (Combined zoom: 18x)
Shooting distance
(from the front of the lens)
Normal shooting: 60cm to infinity (W), 80cm to infinity (T)
Macro shooting: 6cm to 80cm(W), 80cm to infinity (T)
Shutter speed 4 .1/2000 sec. (Manual 30 sec.)
Number of recorded Pixels
[Still image] 12M, 10M (3:2), 9M (16:9), 8M, 5M, 3M, 0.3M
[Movie] 720x480 (30fps, 15fps), 320x240 (30fps, 15fps)
Picture quality mode B (Best) / F (Fine) / N (Normal)
ISO sensitivity
(standard output sensitivity)
AUTO / ISO64 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600
Flash [Mode] Auto / Red-eye flash / Flash On / Flash Off / Flash synchro / Red-eye flash + Flash synchro
[Range] Approx. 50cm to 4.4m (W), approx. 80cm to 3.0m (T) (ISO AUTO / ISO 800, from the front of the lens)
Focus mode Single AF / Multi AF (TTL 9-point) / Face Detection AF, AF aux. light
Exposure metering mode Artificial Intelligence AE (Ai AE) / Center-weighted light metering / Spot metering
Exposure mode Program AE (AE-lock available)
Exposure compensation +2.0 to -2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
White balance mode Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent lamp 1 / Fluorescent lamp 2 / Incandescent lamp / Manual
Recording media SD memory card / SDHC memory card (up to 16 GB) / Internal Memory (16 MB)
Storage capacity Approx. 180 shots (based on CIPA standard)
Recording format [Still image] Exif2.2 (JPEG)
[Movie] Quick Time Motion JPEG, Audio: G.711 (Monaural)
Shooting mode Auto / Auto-Scene (Landscape / Portrait / Night portrait / Backlit portrait / Night Landscape / Macro), Underwater picture, Underwater movie / Manual / Stabilization / Movie / Scene(Sport, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Landscape, Nightscape / Nightscape portrait / Portrait) / Panorama
Panoramic field of view 3 pictures: 119° / 2 pictures: 84°
Waterproof 5 m / 16 ft *Based on General Imaging Company testing standards.
Other major shooting functions Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.39 fps (Large / Fine mode), HDR (High Dynamic Range) function, Detection functions (Face, Smile, Blink), Red-eye Removal
Other major playback functions Single photo, Grid view, Slide show, Movie (Slow-Motion possible), Enlarged view (maximum 8 times), Voice, Histogram Display
Other Features PictBridge, ExifPrint support, Multi-language support (26 languages)
LCD monitor 2.7 inch (Approx. 230,000 pixels), Automatic brightness adjustment function
Interface USB2.0 / AV-OUT
Video signal format NTSC / PAL
Dimensions (WxHxD) 95.8×62×20.5mm / 3.8x2.5x0.8inch (excluding projecting parts)
Weight Approx.125g / 4.4oz (excluding battery and memory card)
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery GB-10
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
[ DX-GE5 ]
[Construction] Polycarbonate
[Depth rating] 55m / 180ft
[Dimensions (WxHxD)] 140x109x82.5mm / 5.6x4.4x3.3inch
[Weight] Approx. 385g / 13.5oz (excluding hand strap)
[Underwater weight] Approx. 30g / 1.05oz
[Compatible strobes] YS-01, YS-02, YS-250PRO
*The YS-110α can be made to be compatible through a firmware update. For details, please inquire at a representative sales office.

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