The Amphibian from Hanimex was a large bulky 35mm film camera designed to be used either underwater or on dry land. It was manufactured in Japan, apparently as a cheap alternative to Nikon's Nikonos. It was thoroughly sealed with tough plastic and a water-tight housing of the electronics. The camera offered control of the aperture size, but did not have aperture priority automatic exposure. Instead, warning lights indicated over- or under-exposure, as a reminder to change the aperture setting manually, or to use flash. It had over-sized controls, a large viewfinder, and was bright orange in colour.