SEA&SEA Announces MDX-D600 Housing

SEA&SEA Announces the Availability of the New MDX-D600 Housing
By Brent Durand

SEA&SEA Announces MDX-D600 Housing

SEA&SEA's New MDX-D600 Underwater Housing is Now Available

By Brent Durand




SEA&SEA has a long history of making great, reliable housings and we're excited for the MDX-D600.  The Nikon D600 is the perfect camera for underwater photographers who want an FX sensor without the extra megapixels and cost of the Nikon D800.  Read our D800 review here.



SEA&SEA MDX-D600 Underwater Housing Highlights

  • More compact & lighter weight design than its MDX predecessors; possibly the smallest, lightest D600 housing on the market
  • Compatible with both the Sea & Sea 180 and 45 degree prism viewfinders
  • Built-in leak sensor
  • Depth rated to 100m/330ft
  • 2 fiber-optic cable ports, sync cord bulkhead is optional
  • Great port locking system
  • Solid handles
  • Cold shoe mount on the top of the housing


Nikon D600 highlights

  • Full-frame sensor, 24 megapixels
  • Great high ISO performance and great dynamic range
  • On sale in the USA for $1,999, great price point for a full-frame


Sea & Sea D600 housing PRESS RELEASE:

SEA&SEA is pleased to announce the availability of its latest dSLR housing for the underwater market, the MDX-D600.

The Nikon D600 FX-format camera features 24.3mp full-frame images, high-quality full HD 1080p video at 30fps, 5.5fps continuous shooting, super fast framing and focus with a 39-point AF system, low-light performance with ISO 100-6400 and more.  The D600 HD-SLR is optimized for full-frame shooting and is compact and lightweight for ease of travel and packability, ideal for underwater photographers.

The MDX-D600 is feature-rich and precision engineered just as its MDX predecessors, but in a more compact and lighter weight design. The MDX-D600 allows for operation of the D600’s essential controls and built-in flash while underwater.  "Having taken my first look at the new SEA&SEA MDX-D600 housing, it is patently obvious that they (SEA&SEA) continue to provide underwater photographers with the superb craftsmanship and efficiency in design that has been the hallmark of this brand since the 1970's,” said underwater photographer Andrew Sallmon, of Andrew Sallmon Marine Photography.

The housing is compatible with both the VF180 and VF45 prism viewfinders (offering 1.2x magnification), is depth rated to 100m/330ft, comes standard with a built-in leak sensor, and is equipped with two fiber-optic cable ports. There are also two bulkheads available:  the first to accept a YS Converter or manual wiring harness;  and the second for an optional HDMI output for an external HD monitor.

The MDX-D600 is compatible with SEA&SEA’s NX series ports, digital strobes such as the YS-01, YS-02, YS-110α, YS-D1 and YS-250Pro, and many SEA&SEA SLR accessories.

The MDX-D600 (#SS-06165) has an MSRP of $3,399.00.  It is also offered as a package with a manual (2-pin) wiring harness (#SS-06165A) at $3,499.00.

Dealers are urged to contact your Regional Sales Representative or SEA&SEA customer service at 800-482-2282 to place an order.

Be sure to visit SEA&SEA’s website and Facebook page for the latest updates and events along with product videos and more on YouTube!

About SEA&SEA:  Founded in 1972, SEA&SEA is the leader in underwater imaging technology.  The company offers a complete line of digital imaging products ranging from compact point and shoot cameras to professional housings, strobes, and accessories. SEA&SEA products are distributed in the United States by TUSA,


About the Author

Brent Durand is an avid California beach diver, underwater photographer and editor with the Underwater Photography Guide. You can follow UWPG on Facebook, and also read Brent's article on Top 10 tips for fun beach diving.


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