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BS Kinetics manufactures a wide array of video housings. Their line of video housings are known individually as: Atacama, DiveDuo (3D), Gobi, Kalahari, Mojave, Namib, Negev, Sonoran, Takla Makan, and Tanami. Each housing caters to one or more video camera models from popular manufacturers such as Canon, JVC, Panasonic, and Sony. Furthermore, BS Kinetics' line video housings is so versatile, that nearly all video cameras can be specially fitted into at least one of the housings.

All ten of BS Kinetics' video housings have the following specifications:

Diving Depth
262 feet (80 meters); 393 feet (120 meters) upon request; 525 feet (160 meters) upon request

Seal
0.14" (3.5 mm) Colored Silicon O-Ring

Port Pane
Mineralglass: except Takla Makan & Tanami, which is Minerallglass or PMMA; Glass Dome upon request

Housing Material
Carbon Fiber, Epoxy Resin, Stainless Steel, Seawater-resistant Aluminum

Camera Control
LANC (Sony) or Infrared (Canon, JVC, Panasonic); except DuoDive, which is LANC (Sony) only

Insight
Seperate 3.60" 16:9 LCD Monitor; except Mojave & Namib, which is the monitor of the camera instead

Housing Lock
Quick Release

Features
Sony Standard: ON/OFF, Tele, Wide, Rec/Photo, Backlight
Sony Standard (DuoDive only): ON/OFF, Tele, Wide, Rec, Menu, WB (MyMenu), AF/MF
Sony Special: ON/OFF, Tele, Wide, Rec/Photo, Backlight, One Touch WB (Not all models), Menu (Not all models)
Panasonic (Not available for Gobi): Tele, Wide, Rec, Photo, On Screen Display, ON/OFF (Not all models)
JVC: Tele, Wide, Rec, Photo
Canon: Tele, Wide, Rec, Photo, Menu (Not all models)

Delivery
Handle Support, Leakage Warning, Manual, One (1) O-Ring, Red Filter, Universal Charger*, Technical Changes Reserved
*Mojave, Namib, and Sonoran do not come with a Universal Charger.

Available Accessories
Magenta Filter*, Lights, Light Arms*, Transport Case
Red Filter: Atacama, Kalahari, Mojave, Sonoran, Takla Makan, Tanami
Wide-Angle Lens: Atacama, Kalahari, Mojave, Sonoran
Macro Lens: Atacama, Kalahari, Mojave, Sonoran
3.4" 16:9 O-LED Monitor: Gobi, Namib, Negev, Takla Makan, DuoDive
*For the Namib, the Magenta Filter is for fresh water and the light arms available are either carbon fiber or the Loc Line system). Furthermore, the Namib also supports inserts for phantom optics, a port connection, and a M67 Threaded Plate for specific
video camera models.

 

However, all ten video housings are considerably different with respect to the following specifications:

  Dimensions Port Connection Curb Weight w/ Handle Curb Weight in Water
Atacama 7.28" x 6.50" x 7.48"
(185 x 165 x 190 mm)
Planport w/ M67 Thread 6.57 lbs
(2980 g)
4.08 lbs positive
(1850 g, positive)
DuoDive 11.81" x 5.91" x 12.20"
(300 x 150 x 310 mm)
Planport Not Specified by Manufacturer 9.04 lbs
(4100 g , positive)
Gobi 5.51" x 5.91" x 12.20"
(140 x 150 x 310 mm)
Planport, on M67 Upgradeable 5.51 lbs
(2500 g)
2.43 lbs positive
1100 g , positive)
Kalahari 6.50" x 6.50" x 6.18"
(165 x 165 x 157 mm)
Planport w/ M67 Thread 6.57 lbs
(2980 g)
4.08 lbs positive
(1850 g, positive)
Mojave 7.48" x 5.71" x 8.07"
(190 x 145 x 205 mm)
Planport w/ M67 Thread 6.83 lbs
(3100 g)
 3.31 lbs positive
(1500 g, positive)
Namib 7.48" x 5.71" x 8.07"
(190 x 145 x 205 mm)
Planport w/ M67 Thread 3.97 lbs
(1800 g)
2.87 lbs positive
(1300 g, positive)
Negev 7.48" x 5.83" x 8.07"
(190 x 145 x 205 mm)
Planport, on M67 Upgradeable 8.25 lbs
(3740 g)
2.43 lbs positive
(1100 g, positive)
Sonoran 10.24" x 5.91" x 10.24"
(260 x 150 x 260 mm)
Planport w/ M67 Thread 6.83 lbs
(3100 g)
5.29 lbs positive
(2400 g, positive)
Takla Makan 6.30" x 6.30" x 12.00"
(160 x 160 x 305 mm)
Bayonet 12.79 lbs
(5800 g)
6.61 lbs positive
(3000 g, positive)
Tanami 8.66" x 9.06" x 18.90"
(220 x 230 x 480 mm)
Bayonet 19.6 lbs
(8900 g)
21.16 lbs positive
(9600 g, positive)