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WR-MG270
ENGLISH
Marine Case
INSTRUCTIONS
Unterwassergehäuse
DEUTSCH
FRANÇAIS
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
NEDERLANDS
Boîtier sous-marin
CASTE.ESP.
MANUEL D’UTILISATION
Onderwaterhuis
ITALIANO
GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING
РУССКИЙ
Carcasa submarina
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
Custodia subacquea
ISTRUZIONI
Бокс для подводной съемки
ИНСТРУКЦИЯ ПО ЭКСПЛУАТАЦИИ
Obudowa podwodna
INSTRUKCJA OBSŁUGI
潛水盒
使用說明書
POLSKI
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In order to use this product safely
Preparation (A Pg. 16)
• Check that there is no dirt, cracks, or damage to
the O-ring.
• Always apply grease to the O-ring.
Safety Precaution
Before use, this unit must be pretested to check if there is any water
leakage.
Please read before use
Attaching the Marine Case to the Camera
(A Pg. 17, 18)
• Attach the power button cap depending on the
camera used.
• Make sure that the O-ring is not twisted, and that
you do not forget to attach it.
• When tightening the seal, make sure there are
no foreign objects caught in the seal.
Recording the Video/Still Image Files
(A Pg. 18, 19)
• Avoid opening and closing the marine case in
the shooting location.
• When holding the marine case, lower it gently
into the water.
Detaching the Marine Case/Maintenance
(A Pg. 19, 20, 21)
• Always wash the marine case in fresh water
after use.
• Perform maintenance on the O-ring.
If water leaks into the case due to careless use of
the marine case, JVC cannot accept responsibility
for any damage that may occur to the internal
equipment and materials (video camera, SD card,
etc.), or any expenses incurred in taking the
photographs/video. Therefore, please be careful
when using the marine case.
This marine case is a precision instrument
designed to permit safe video recording under
high water pressure. Please pay careful attention
when handling the unit before and after use, as
explained in this user’s manual.
Each part of the marine case has been subject to
strict controls during the manufacturing process,
and the individual functions have faced stringent
tests during the assembly process. Each marine
case has also had to pass waterproof inspections
using high-pressure water testers. However,
damage can sometimes occur during transport
and distribution, or during storage after purchase,
so before diving always carry out the following
pre-use test to verify safety.
Pre-use test
Be sure to perform the following pre-use test
before diving.
1. Before mounting the camera inside the
marine case, dive with only the empty
marine case and test for water leaks.
Allow 5 or 6 minutes to ensure there are no
leaks.
Be sure to perform this test to ensure the
safety of your camera.
2. The following are some common causes of
water leaks:
A. The marine case is used without attaching
the O-ring.
B. The O-ring is not mounted in the correct
position.
C. The O-ring is damaged or deformed.
D. There is sand, dirt, hair or other foreign
matter on the O-ring.
E. There is sand, dirt, hair or other foreign
matter on the contact surface of the O-ring
or on the inside of the lid.
F. The provided strap or drying agent bag is
pinched inside the marine case when the lid
is closed.
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3. Check that there are no scratches or cracks
on the marine case every time you use it.
The marine case must withstand water
pressure with use. Repeated exposure to
pressure eventually leads to material fatigue,
which may result in damage of the marine
case. Every time you use the marine case,
check in advance that there are no scratches
or cracks. If you frequently use the marine
case, be sure to ask for maintenance at the
store of purchase. (There is a charge for
maintenance.)
To protect your camera and ensure optimum use,
keep the examples listed above in mind when
using the marine case.
JVC accepts no responsibility for water leakage or
damage to anything inside the marine case
(camera, SD card, etc.) due to careless usage of
this product. Be sure to follow correct procedures
when using the marine case.
Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
•
Anti-fog liquid
Silicone grease (5 g) x 1
Silicone cloth
Drying agent (2 g) x 5
Strap
2 O-rings
One spare O-ring.
O-ring
• Base
To attach to the camera.
• Grip
Commercially available
lights and weights can also
be attached.
¹ When there is a need for
buoyancy adjustment,
attach commercially
available weights to the
grip.
• Pick
• Screw tightening key
• 2 hexagonal wrenches
Large: for screwing the grip
Small: buckle opener
• Power button cap
Maintenance Kit - Sold Separately
(Part Number: MG270_MTKIT)
You can purchase the following set of expendable
parts.
Please contact your local JVC service
representative.
• O-rings x 2
• Silicone grease (5 g) x 1
• Drying agent (2 g) x 5
• Lens tissue paper (50 sheets) x 1
• Power button cap x 2
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Procedures for Using the Supplied Maintenance Kit
Strap
Pass the strap through the
strap attachment hole
before using the marine
case to maintain a firm grip
in water.
Anti-fog liquid
Apply the anti-fog liquid on the
inner side of front glass before
using the marine case.
Add two to three drops of the
liquid on a lens tissue paper
(commercially available) or a
clean cloth, and apply on the inner
side of the front glass.
Front glass
Marine case
Drying agent
Prevents fogging inside the marine case.
Insert it at the back of the base attached to the
camera.
¹ The moisture absorption ability of drying
agent that has previously been used may
deteriorate depending on the conditions of
use. As such, we recommend that the drying
agent be replaced each time.
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Silicone cloth
Wash the marine case with
fresh water, and wipe the outer
side of the whole case with the
silicone cloth after drying.
Buckle
Hexagonal wrench (small)
(Buckle opener)
Buckle
For use when you have
difficulty opening the
buckle.
Hook the wrench to the
buckle and pull towards
you.
Base
Grip belt of camera
Screw tightening key
Use the key to tighten
the screw of the base.
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Parts and Functions
Preparation
A Inspect the main casing for scratches and
cracks.
Apply 2 or 3 drops of the anti-fog liquid
provided onto a lens tissue paper
(commercially available) or a clean cloth, and
wipe the inner side of the marine case front
glass.
Strap
8
7 6
2
4
Front glass
4
B Check the O-ring.
1
Using the pick provided, remove the O-ring
from the main case.
B
3
5
Bottom view
1. Main casing grip
Attach the strap provided as shown in the
diagram above.
2. Zoom lever
Zoom (tele/wide) while shooting.
3. Ring
Commercially available filters (67 mm
diameter) can be attached.
4. Buckle (3 locations)
Seal the marine case.
5. Grip attachment holes
You can attach the grip provided, or
commercially available weights.
6. Still image lever
Press to take still images.
7. Video recording start/stop button
Press once to start recording a video.
Press again to stop.
8. Power button
Turns camera’s power on/off.
Check the O-ring, O-ring contact surface, and
groove in which the O-ring fits for foreign
matter, nicks, cracks, etc.
Be sure to remove any foreign matter (dirt,
sand, salt crystals, hair, lint, etc.).
¹ For details, refer to the “O-ring
Maintenance Manual”.
Caution
z Never use the O-ring in case of nicks and
cracks.
z If the O-ring is handled inappropriately, it can
cause water leakage .
C Apply grease to the O-ring and re-attach.
D Close the empty marine case (no camera
inside).
E Submerge the marine case in water and
check that there are no water leaks.
(A Pg. 18)
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Attaching the Marine Case to the
Camera
A Setup the camera.
z For models equipped with light, turn off the
light.
z Open the lens cover.
z Set to the shooting mode (video/still
image).
¹ Even when the shooting mode is set to
“video”, still images can be captured by
pressing the still image lever during video
recording.
z It is recommended to set to the auto
shooting mode.
z Insert the battery and the microSD/
microSDHC card or SD/SDHC card
beforehand if needed.
z To turn off the camera, press and hold the
power button for more than 2 seconds.
D Fold the grip belt.
E
z Make sure the grip belt is not caught
between the marine case when sealing.
Open the marine case.
z If it is difficult to open buckles, use the
small hexagonal wrench (buckle opener).
Small hexagonal wrench
(Buckle opener)
F Attach the power button cap.
(Not required for GZ-HM545 to GZ-HM570.)
z Fit the hollow of the power button cap to
the protrusion of the power button on the
case.
B Insert the drying agent at the back of the
Power button cap
base.
2 Catch
Drying agent
1 Pass underneath
C Attach the base to the bottom of the
camera.
z Align the tripod screw hole at the bottom of
your camera with the screw of the base,
and tighten the screw.
G Insert the camera into the marine case.
z Align the base attachment groove with the
base to insert.
2 Tighten the screw
Base attachment groove
Base
1 Open up the LCD monitor
Marine case internal base
H Adjust the angle of the LCD monitor.
Caution
z The camera turns on automatically when the
LCD monitor is opened. To turn off the camera,
press and hold the power button for more than
2 seconds.
z The LCD monitor can be tilt upwards to a
maximum angle of 30 degrees.
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I Seal the marine case.
z Make sure that the O-ring is not twisted,
and that you did not forget to attach it.
z Make sure that foreign objects (strap, belt,
dirt, etc.) have not been caught in between.
Caution
z The risk of water leakage is extremely high if
the O-ring is twisted, if you forget to attach it, or
if something is trapped in the seal.
J Check that all the operation buttons of the
camera are functioning properly.
z If it is not functioning, take out the camera
and insert again.
K Attach the grips.
z Attach the grips, lights or weights on the
bottom of the marine case.
Recording the Video/Still Image
Files
Before recording
Submerge the marine case with the camera
inserted into a bathtub or water tank full of fresh
water. Gradually prolong the time the marine case
is submerged as follows.
z 1st time: 5 ~ 10 seconds
z 2nd time: 30 seconds ~ 1 minute
z 3rd time: 3 minutes ~ 5 minutes (try operating
the levers and buttons while the marine case is
submerged).
Caution
z Always have someone hold the marine case
for you when diving into, or getting out of
water, to prevent loss or damages.
z If for any reason water leakage occurs, remove
the camera battery. It may cause the camera to
explode.
A Turn on the camera’s power.
2
1
z Press and hold the power button for more
than 2 seconds to turn on the power. (The
camera’s power lamp lights and the
monitor turns on.)
ON/OFF
Large hexagonal wrench
(for screwing the grips)
Note
z Sometimes, due to sudden shaking or
impact to the marine case, the camera’s
drop detection function operates to turn off
the camera’s power. When the camera’s
power is turned off, turn it on again.
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B Press the video recording start/stop button
or the still image lever to start recording.
Detaching the camera
If there is a need to detach immediately:
Zooming
(Tele)
Still image lever
Shoot still images.
Zooming
(Wide)
Video recording start/stop button
Start/stop the video recording.
C When you have finished recording, press
and hold the power button for more than 2
seconds to turn off the camera.
z The camera’s power lamp goes out and the
monitor turns off.
A Submerge the marine case in fresh water
and shake the marine case in the upward,
downward, left and right directions for at
least 10 times, followed by rinsing it.
B Remove the marine case and wipe off
water droplets on the case surface using a
dry towel.
C Face the front glass of the marine case
upwards, and open the buckles to remove
the camera, while paying attention not to
let water droplets at O-ring or buckles
enter the case.
D Upon removing the camera, close the
marine case again while paying attention
not to allow water droplets enter the case,
followed by tightening all the buckles.
¹ Always perform maintenance on the
marine case after using. (A Pg. 20)
If there is no need to detach immediately:
Perform maintenance on the marine case.
(A Pg. 20)
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Maintenance on the marine case
Always perform maintenance on the marine case
after you have finished recording.
Salt crystal or dirt will accumulate inside the
marine case if maintenance is not performed, and
this can cause water leakage.
Caution
z The camera may fall out if the buckles are
opened with the front glass facing down.
z If you cannot avoid opening the marine case at
the diving location, pay attention not to let
water droplets from your hair or your body
enter the case.
Wash the marine case in water
while it is still sealed
z Do this within 30 minutes after diving.
z Pour in fresh water until the marine case is
completely submerged in the container, and
shake the marine case in the upward,
downward, left and right directions.
z Move the buttons and levers while the marine
case is submerged, and rinse the dirt out from
any gaps or grooves. Proceed to C
z If used in the sea
-> Proceed to Aerforming salt removal
Performing salt removal
If the marine case was used in the sea, submerge
the marine case in fresh water for at least 1 hour
to remove salt.
E Remove the O-ring, and wipe off salt, sand
and other foreign matter.
z Also wipe the groove in which the O-ring
was inserted, and the part of the marine
case that was in contact with the O-ring,
and allow them to dry.
¹ For details on handling and storing the
O-ring, refer to the “O-ring Maintenance
Manual”.
A Prepare a container that contains fresh
water that is five times more than the
volume of the marine case.
z The container must be big enough to allow
the marine case to submerge fully.
z If only small containers are available, pour
in fresh water that is equivalent to at least
five times the volume of the marine case
over a few times.
z Shaking the marine case in the upward,
downward, left and right directions will be
more effective.
z Move the buttons and levers while the
marine case is submerged, and rinse the
salt out from any gaps or grooves etc.
z Make sure the grip is also free of salt.
B Put in fresh water for at least 1 hour.
C Remove the marine case and wipe off
water droplets on the case surface using a
dry towel.
D Remove the camera.
z Face the front glass of the marine case
upwards, and open the buckles to remove
the camera, while paying attention not to let
water droplets at O-ring or buckles enter
the case.
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Dirt, sand, salt
crystals, etc.
Hair, lint, etc.
F Wipe the inside and outside of the marine
case with a dry cloth.
¹ Use a lint-free cloth to wipe the inside of
the marine case.
G Wipe the inner side of the front glass.
z Add a few drops of the cleaner liquid
(commercially available) onto the inner side
of the front glass, and wipe off using a lens
tissue paper, clean cloth, etc.
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Caution
z The front glass will fog if it is dirty.
Specifications
Maximum
pressure
Water depth up to 40 meters
Caution
z Do not leave the marine case in direct sunlight.
z Doing so may cause discoloration of the case,
and may cause the O-ring to deteriorate more
quickly.
Operations
Power on/off
Video recording start/stop
Still image shooting
Zoom (tele/wide)
Filter diameter
67 mm
Note
z The conditions may vary depending on the
environment of use such as temperature,
humidity, water temperature, salinity and
others.
Main unit
dimensions
(W x D x H)
216 mm x 179 mm x 128 mm
Main unit weight
Approx. 890 g
(excluding grip)
H Let it dry completely in a shaded area.
Storing the O-ring
If you do not intend to use the marine case for
longer than one month, remove and store the
O-ring away.
¹ For details, refer to the “O-ring Maintenance
Manual”.
o Applicable camera models
From GZ-HM300 to GZ-HM350
From GZ-HM545 to GZ-HM570
From GZ-HD500 to GZ-HD620
The O-ring is an expendable part. Replace the
O-ring with a brand new one every year.
Caution
z When re-using an O-ring after storage, always
check the condition of the O-ring. Never use an
O-ring if it is deformed (crushed, distorted),
cracked, or damaged in any way.
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WR-MG270
ENGLISH
DEUTSCH
FRANÇAIS
NEDERLANDS
CASTE.ESP.
Marine Case
INSTRUCTIONS
Unterwassergehäuse
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
Boîtier sous-marin
MANUEL D’UTILISATION
ITALIANO
Onderwaterhuis
РУССКИЙ
GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING
Carcasa submarina
POLSKI
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
Custodia subacquea
ISTRUZIONI
Бокс для подводной съемки
ИНСТРУКЦИЯ ПО ЭКСПЛУАТАЦИИ
Obudowa podwodna
INSTRUKCJA OBSŁUGI
潛水盒
使用說明書
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Manuel d’entretien du joint d’étanchéité
Onderhoudshandleiding voor de O-ring
Onderhoudshandleiding voor de O-ring
Manual de mantenimiento de la junta tórica
Manual de mantenimiento de la junta tórica
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O-ring
What is O-ring?
● O-ring is a type of seal used to make underwater
cameras, strobes and other diving instruments,
waterproof.
O-ring
It looks like a big, thick rubber band.
● The O-ring is an important component that protects the
camera from water by keeping the marine case airtight.
When should the O-ring be inspected?
● As a general rule, each time before using
(Salt crystals are formed when seawater that entered the O-ring groove dries.
Salt crystals just like sand, can cause water leakage.)
● When shooting on the sandy seabed, or when the camera is placed on the
sand
● When not used for a long period of time
Inspection and maintenance of the O-ring
● Remove the O-ring
¹ To inspect the O-ring, use the pick supplied to remove it from the O-ring groove.
¹ Do not use knifes, scissors, tweezers, and other sharp objects which might damage the
O-ring and the O-ring groove.
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● Check for hair, dirt, sand, salt, dust, and other foreign matter
¹ Even small foreign matter can cause water leakage.
● Check for foreign matter that are not visible by rubbing gently with your
fingers
¹ Be sure to remove all foreign matter.
JDirt
JSand
JHair
JDust
JSalt
JLint
● Wipe off any residual grease
Wipe off gently with a soft cloth or tissue paper.
¹ After wiping, make sure the fiber of the cloth or tissue paper is not adhered to the
O-ring.
● Check for any deforms (distorted, crushed), cracks or cuts on the surface
Cracks on the O-ring can be easily spotted by bending and
twisting it gently.
¹ Never use an O-ring if it is deformed, cracked, or
damaged in any way. It can cause water leakage.
¹ Replace the O-ring with a brand new one every year.
Even if there are no nicks, cracks, etc., its effectiveness
will deteriorate due to wear.
Cracks
JCracks
JDistortion
JCrushed
JFrayed
JNicks
JSand corrosion
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● Apply silicone grease on the O-ring
The O-ring needs to be re-greased when its surface appears dry.
Be sure to remove the O-ring and apply the silicone grease on it.
A Squeeze about 1 cm onto your finger
B Apply it on the O-ring by holding the O-ring with your fingers.
If the amount applied is not enough, repeat the above step.
¹ Make sure that you do not apply too much grease!
Dirt and dust will easily adhere if too much grease is applied.
Neither will it improve the waterproofing. Be sure to apply moderately.
¹ Do not pull too strongly!
This will cause deformation.
About 1 cm
O-ring
Grease
● Check for any foreign matter in the O-ring groove
Inspect thoroughly as it is usually not visible.
Grains of sand and crystallize salt may be stuck inside.
Remove them carefully by either using an air spray or a swab.
¹ Make sure the fibers of the swab are not adhered.
Swab
SP R
Groove
AY
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● Insert the O-ring after inspection
Make sure no foreign matter is adhered when placing the greased O-ring back to the
groove.
Do not pull too strongly, and make sure the O-ring is placed evenly and not twisted.
<POINT>
Insert from the four diagonal corners
and smooth out evenly.
3
1
2
5
4
Storing the O-ring
● If you do not intend to use the marine case for a long period of time,
remove the O-ring and allow it to rest.
A Remove the O-ring.
¹ Be sure to use the pick supplied.
B Wipe off the grease gently.
C Check for any foreign matter that might be adhered to it.
D Put the O-ring inside a clean plastic bag, and store in a way that it will not be subject to
stress.
¹ Do not put in moth balls and other insect repellents.
¹ Do not leave the O-ring as-is in the marine case for a long period of time.
It may deform due to heat and pressure resulting from the locked and tightened state.
¹ Do not store in hot and humid locations.
This will cause the O-ring to deteriorate more quickly.
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РУССКИЙ
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POLSKI
POLSKI
O リングについて
O-ring Maintenance Manual
O-ring Maintenance Manual
O-Ring-Wartungshandbuch
O-Ring-Wartungshandbuch
Manuel d’entretien du joint d’étanchéité
Manuel d’entretien du joint d’étanchéité
Onderhoudshandleiding voor de O-ring
Onderhoudshandleiding voor de O-ring
Manual de mantenimiento de la junta tórica
Manual de mantenimiento de la junta tórica
Manuale di manutenzione dell’anello circolare
Manuale di manutenzione dell’anello circolare
Руководство по уходу за уплотнительным
Руководство
по уходу за уплотнительным
кольцом
кольцом
Instrukcja konserwacji pierścienia uszczelniającego
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