Aditech announces their MVHS-FS700 housing

Aditech has unveiled their new Mangrove housing for the Sony NEX-F700 and FS100 camcorders. The MVHS-FS700 features a control system that uses the camera’s LANC control. The controls are all accessed via 12 external push buttons and give user feedback via the camera’s touch screen.

Review and framing are achieved via a 3.5” TFT rear mounted monitor (AUO optional) and is available now at a retail price of €3119 (VAT excluded).

Press release

New MANGROVE housing for SONY NEX-FS700.

Aditech is proud to announce the lunching of the new Mangrove housing MVHS-FS700 for the Sony camcorder NEX-FS700 and FS100. The housing’s front case is constructed from marine grade aluminum, machined, anodized and the rear case is machined from solid Delrin. The Mangrove housing is designed for optimal grip operation, it is depth rated to 200 meters (660 feet)

The housing MVHS-FS700 is mainly electronically controlled, it uses the LANC connector, the external controls on the housing are linked by 12 electromagnetic pushbuttons to corresponding controls on the camera inside the case, there is only one mechanical control at the front of the housing which allows to access the zoom gear ring. The electromagnetic controls do not penetrate the housing wall and can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. Another convenient feature of this type of system is that the controls for the housing are grouped together in three locations, to the left, right and under the in-built monitor, so that each function can be operated by your thumbs while maintaining a steady grip on the handles. In this position you can instantly see the labels for the names of each control, as compare to a mechanical housing where you must either memorize the location of the controls or rotate the housing to read the name of the control you want to operate. Grouped electronic controls are very convenient on deep dives where nitrogen narcosis may be a factor.


• Power ON/OFF
• Record/Standby
• Expanded Focus
• Toggle between Manual to Auto Focus
• Momentary Auto-focus (Focus Lock/Auto)
• Zoom Tele *
• Zoom Wide *
• Mechanical Zoom control
• Manual Focus Far
• Manual Focus Near
• White Balance Toggle
• White Balance Select
• Variable Zoom Speed +/-
• Kelvin º +/-
• Iris Auto/Manual toggle
• Push Auto Iris
• Iris +/-
• Shutter Auto/Manual toggle
• Shutter Select
• Shutter +/-
• Gain Auto/Manual Toggle
• Gain Select
• Display Toggle
• Joystick Up
• Joystick Down
• Joystick Right
• Joystick Left
• Menu ON/OFF
• Menu Enter
• Picture Profile
• Play
• Stop
• Pause

Rather than viewing the underwater world through a small viewfinder, the housing incorporates a High–Resolution TFT LCD monitor built into the back of the case that gives you a large 3.5” image; you see what the camera is recording, in full color, while holding the housing at arm’s length. Not only will the larger image be of great assistance in composing your shots, you can instantly see the results when you change manual focus, turn on lights, or use your filter, you will also see all the status information normally displayed in your camera’s screen/viewfinder. An optional AUO 3.5” 16:9 ultra high resolution monitor can be installed instead of the standard TFT-LCD monitor, the resolution of this new AUO LCD is 2400(W) x 480(H), which is 5.5 times higher than the standard TFT-LCD, and the brightness is 500 cd/m2, twice the TFT monitor.

The housing MVH-FS700 comes with a bayonet lens mount system, the housing is manufactured in two versions, one that accepts ports for the Sony E-mount lens system, and the other accepts the Sony adapter LA-EA2 and ports for the Sony A-mount lens system.