Description :

BS Kinetics developed the “Gobi” as an universal underwater housing. With camcorders continuously shrinking in size, the rapid model changes and the stringent air traffic rules are cause for new approaches for underwater casings. These approaches relating to size, weight, universal use, special adaptations to the cameras and customer requests are implemented with this underwater casing. Current cameras like the Canon HF G30 or the Sony PJ810 are suitable. For the Sony models from 2013 an additional cable VMC-AVM1 is needed because these cameras have a new multi connector.

The carbon casing has a net weight of 2.6 kg and a size of 14x15x31 cm. It will hold cameras up to 17 cm long. The composite material of carbon fibre and epoxy resin, well-known from formula one racing and light aircrafts, is as hard as steel while offering the benefits of a synthetic material. It is rot-proof, long-lasting and not affected by salt water or UV rays.

The camcorder is controlled via a cable or infrared remote control inside the casing. It is offered for camcorders by Sony, Panasonic, Canon and JVC. This flexibility allows all camcorders to be operated. After switching cameras updating/exchanging the control will set it up for the new camcorder, if necessary. Recordings can be viewed with a 3.6″ TFT colour monitor. It is powered via rechargeable battery and features a run time of 8 hours. LEDs indicate the battery charge level, reminding the user to recharge in due time. A 3.5″ high resolution TFT is optionally available. This monitor captivates with a greater viewing angle and non-reflective images in the sun.

Mounting the camcorder inside the underwater casing is quite simple. On a tabletop it is simply secured with a tripod screw and positioned in the centre of the port pane. As typical for universal casings, wide angle or macro adapters are screwed to the camcorder lens inside the casing. Changing adapters under water is thus not possible. To compensate for this drawback of the universal casing the company BS Kinetics optionally offers an expansion set for this casing. This allows an M67mm tapping holder to be attached in front of the casing. The camera position inside the casing is established by an anchor. This trick allows a universal casing to be turned into a camera specific casing and exchange accessory lenses under water. The casing can be changed back to universal style at any time.

The underwater housing has two secured quick release latches for efficient opening and closing of the underwater housing. One main O-ring seals the two halves of the housing. Thanks to innovative lip design, this O-ring does not need to be greased.

Low maintenance involves simple cleaning with water, after which the underwater housing can be simply and safely closed again.

Every single housing manufactured is tested to a standard immersion depth of 80 metres. As with all underwater housings made by BS Kinetics, the tested immersion depth can be increased to 160 metres, without any additional weight gain or change in geometry to the housing being required.

Our underwater housings are distributed through various retail outlets. Housings are available for hire, and enquiries about these may be made at BS Kinetics. Accessories such as lights, light arms, and bags are also available.

Technical Details :

Dimensions (W/H/D)

140mm x 150mm x 310mm

Curb weight in water

1100 g positive

Diving depth

80 meters, on request up to 160 meters

Port connection

Flatport, upgradeable to M67

Port pane

Mineral glass

Camera control

LANC (Sony)

Infrared (Panasonic, Canon, JVC)


seperate 3,6 inch 16:9 LCD monitor

Functions :

Gobi Standard (Sony&Canon)

ON/OFF; Tele, Wide, Rec/Photo, Toggel Rec/Photo, Guideframe

Gobi WB

ON/OFF; Tele, Wide, Rec/Photo, Troggel Rec/Photo, One Touch WB (Modellabhängig)

Gobi Panasonic

Tele, Wide, Rec, Photo, On Screen Display, On/Off (Modelle mit IR)

Fact sheets :

Further details :

  • Handlebar

  • Leak alerter

  • 1 O-Ring

  • Redfilter

  • Universal charger

  • Handbook

Suitable camera models sorted by year of publication :

Sony :
CX 900,  PJ810, AX100 (not in 4K Mode)
Sony :
CX220, CX280, CX320, CX400, CX 410, CX430, CX510, PJ220, PJ320, PJ 420, PJ430, PJ510, PJ650, PJ780, TD30
Canon :

HF G25, HF G30

Sony :
CX 560, CX 570, CX 730, CX 740, CX 760, TD 20, NX 30, PJ 580, PJ 740
Panasonic :
SD 909, TM 900, HS 900
Sony :
CX 130, CX 690, CX 700, CX 360
Canon :
HF G10, HF S20, HF S30, HF S200
Panasonic :
SD 800, SD 900

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