Much lighter than previous models.
The dimensions are almost the same as those of the MDX-D810. However, the MDX-D500 is approx. 400g / 14.1 oz. lighter than the MDX-D810. The underwater weight has improved due to a more precise machining method.
Important controls such as Info, ISO and FN have been positioned on the right and left sides of the housing making it easily accessible while holding the grips. Playback and enlargement of the focal point may be achieved with one lever action.
One-touch lock function for the AF lock lever.
In AF mode, the AF lock lever may be easily activated, allowing for focus lock by pressing just one lever.
The main command dial
The main command dial is located on the right-hand side of the housing. The sub-command dial is also located close to the shutter release lever, allowing for easy access of both controls.
By attaching the VF180 (#46112) or the VF45 prism viewfinders (#46111) (magnification ratio of 1.2x) to the housing, the magnification increases by 1.2x and entire field of view can be seen at the same time. Recommended for users committed to strict composition and focusing.
Compatible with optical converter N1
Compatible with Sea&Sea "optical converter N1" converts the camera’s hot-shoeTTL signal to a light signal. Both TTL and manual strobe modes can be used and controlled from the housing using a Fiber-Optic Cable II.
* Fiber-Optic Cable ll is required when using the Optical YS Converter.
High-quality luminescent stickers.
High-quality luminescent stickers. Controls will glow in low light conditions.
Equipped with movable Focus/Zoom gear
When the focus/zoom dial is pulled out, the gear inside the housing will move outward allowing for lenses with large diameters to be easily mounted.
Diopter adjustment dial.
The camera's diopter adjustment dial can be operated from the housing. This feature is effective when two or more people (with different eyesight) use the housing.