Ruggedized, waterproof case for your Action Cam camera
Waterproof to 197 ft. and impervious to sand, dirt, dust and mud, you can capture off-road and underwater adventures of all sorts
An extra-large record start/stop button makes operation easy, even in gloves
Designed with versatility in mind, the housing features a tripod screw thread on the bottom for attachment to the Action Cam handlebar mount, a standard tripod and a variety of other optional accessories
It's perfect for surfing, kayaking, snowboarding, snorkeling and more
This case is required for use with the Sony waterproof head mount kit, suction cup mount, adhesive mounts and other select Action Cam accessories
Rated 1 out of
Out of FocusThis case is designed to allow your Action Cam to shoot under water. There's one big problem. The underwater video is completely out of focus. And here's the reason. Water has a greater index of refraction than air, meaning that the water bends light rays more than air does. This does not happen if you use the case out of the water, because the air on both sides of the lens cover has the same index of refraction, allowing light rays to pass through straight in line. But once there is water on the outside, the higher index of refraction of the water against the curved surface creates a lens effect, which causes the light rays to bend and creatie an image that is out of focus. If the camera lens had an automatic focus mechanism, it could compensate somewhat for the bended light. This camera lens, however, has one fixed focus, and so it can not compensate. The only solution to this problem is for Sony to redesign the front lens cover with a flat surface on both sides so the light won't bend in air or in water.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 4 out of
Not badI can't say much about the underwater quality of this case, but it holds up well to impact. I do outdoor work, mostly tree work, and was using my action cam to record some tree felling. Unfortunately my case fell out of my pocket by a wood chipper. A fairly sizable log fell on top of my camera before I realized it. The case broke, but protected my camera so that's great!
A negative would be the quality of the yellow clip that seals the case. Mine came broken (and I broke the rest of the case the next day so no returns for me :[). I was able to super glue the yellow tab together though and it regained functionality.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 2 out of
Not as good as claimedThe SPK-AS1 box claimed to secure underwater shooting.
In fact it does keep water out OK, yet the image is severely out of focus.
In fact that gadget spoiled my short vacation.... Should have taken my old camera with me...
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 1 out of
Looks like Im gonna file a complaint aginst sonyI've bought a brand new hdr -as 15 in february 2014 .in a store ,and yesterday on my first diving ,waterproof case failed to keep the water out and my cam on 20m of depth ended up soaking wet and dead . I want to know what to do now ? DOes the warranty covers that type of damage ? I'm really disapointed ....
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 1 out of
Sony Waterproof Case"Not recommended under water as all images can often be out of focus. Only for rainy conditions.
Recommend the MPK-AS3 for clear underwater shots."