The concept is More freely. More photos.
The Canon "EOS80D" is a crop sensor camera for prosumers with improved 45-point type all-cross AF system while 19-point type all-cross with EOS70D, capturing a subject precisely in any composition. "Dual Pixel CMOS AF" where each and single pixel on the CMOS sensor is consists of two independent photodiodes enabling you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus.
The INON "X-2 for EOS80D" housing is built on the concept of "More freely. More photos.". The first priority to design the housing is to provide light underwater weight. Having more hollow space inside of the housing creating more buoyancy to acquire 285g (10.05oz) less underwater weight which is equivalent to two of INON Float Arm M (buoyancy 135g per unit) comparing to the previous "X-2 for EOS70D". When you shoot with swimming by school of fish or need precise focusing during macro shooting, the lightweight and user-friendly "X-2 for EOS80D" housing supports to capture your precious moment. Same style of X-2 series housing is succeeded to hold the housing directly by the right hand. The depth of the housing remains same as the previous "X-2 for EOS70D" housing despite of larger volume to keep comfortable buoyancy. Buttons and levers on the housing are carefully located as much as like camera's controls for intuitive and speedy operation underwater.
Lightweight and Compact Ultraprecise Cast Aluminum Body
The X-2 for EOS80D is made from corrosion resistance aluminum alloy by ultraprecise cast manufacturing technique enabling thin body plate with complicated design which is not possible with machining. More curvature designs for easy handling and reserve space effectively to reduce underwater weight. The robust aluminum alloy body has acquired reliability, durability and controllability even in severe underwater to fuse design, weight and durability in higher dimension.
Control Layout to Capture the Moment
Cast manufacturing allows flexible design to put various ingenuities for trouble-free underwater operation as like controlling camera on land, where your right thumb and mid finger securely hold a housing without effort, index finger can naturally access to the shutter release lever and aperture or shutter speed can be easily adjusted without seeing those dials during checking composition through the viewfinder. The INON X-2 for EOS80D pursues intimate controllability to “capture the moment” in addition to accessibility to all necessary controls/dials for underwater photography (*5). The housing is equipped lever to access to “AF area selection mode button” to benefit 45-point type all-cross AF feature offered by the EOS 80D.
* [Multi-controller], and [Multi function lock switch] are not accessible.
Proven and Reliable Waterproof Design
Buttons, dial levers are not directly attached on the aluminum alloy housing body but installed via brass bearings to prevent the aluminum housing body from galling caused by sliding of buttons and movement of dial levers to secure waterproof property. Only minimum parts replacement can refresh these controls even you need to change bearings. Buttons and dial levers carry oil bearing type INON yellow O-rings to prevent accidental flooding due to lack of grease. Also their size is thicker than required to enhance waterproof property. Those dials and levers employs double yellow O-ring structure to maintain stable controllability and secure water-proof property.
Fully Compatible with "S-TTL" Auto Strobe System
Flooding-free four Optical D Connectors are equipped as standard feature to benefit simple yet reliable "S-TTL" Auto shooting simply by plug-in "Optical D Cable Type L". It is important to effectively transmit built-in flash light to fiber optics to benefit accuracy of S-TTL Auto. The housing is equipped with a mirror inside to induce built-in flash light to Optical D Connectors properly to provide stable and accurate S-TTL Auto exposure control.
Durable Paint and Corrosion Suppression Unit to Protect Housing
The housing body is coated by special painting to add superior corrosion resistance and wear resistance. In addition, the front body and rear body has a zinc corrosion suppression unit one each on the bottom. As zinc corrodes in seawater before housing body to suppress erosion of the housing.
Leak Sensor with Red LED & Buzzer
The housing offers a leak sensor circuit as standard feature to warn you with red LED and buzzer in case of accidental flooding.
Interchangeable Four Viewfinders
INON offers four different finder units; [Finder Window], [Pick-up Finder 2], [45º Viewfinder], [Straight Viewfinder] to accommodate with various subjects/shooting conditions as like selecting camera lens.
The Straight Viewfinder Unit extends eye-point of camera's viewfinder without changing image size (x1.0) to see all finder image area even through a mask without vignetting. The eye piece is parallel to camera's viewfinder which helps to extend working distance.
The 45° Viewfinder Unit extends eye-point of camera's viewfinder without changing image size (x1.0) to see all finder image area even through a mask without vignetting. The eye piece is tilted at 45° which is remarkably useful for low angled subject like a goby on sand area, and 360° rotatable to suit to low angle shooting with vertical composition.
Pick-up Finder 2
The Pick-up Finder Unit 2 is a compact viewfinder practically extends eye point without vignetting even through a mask (x 0.75).
The Finder Window Unit is budget pricing "waterproof window" without extending eye point nor changing viewfinder image size. (Only center part of viewfinder image is visible)
Simulated viewfinder images (X-2 for EOS80D)
Wide Variety of Lens Port to Support from Ultra macro to Fish-eye Imaging
Wide variety of lens system are supported such as "EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM", "EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM" for macro, "EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM" for fish-eye imaging, video oriented "EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM", "EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM" and so on. All compatible lens ports use optical lens (multi-coated) to exploit high image quality captured by EOS80D. With INON unique MRS Port system turning lens barrel by magnetic attraction where you can control focusing without mechanical stress as like to adjust focusing by focusing ring directly on land. Off course INON "UFL-MR130 EFS60 Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens" is compatible so you can shoot unique footage.