Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder

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Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder

B&H # IK566008 Mfr # 5660.08
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Product Highlights
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Compact & Simple To Use
  • Easy-Open Latch
  • Drop-In Camera Loading
  • Rated up to 200'

This Ikelite 5660.08 Compact Underwater Video Housing is a mechanically controlled housing designed for the Kodak Zi8 compact video camcorder. The housing is incredibly compact and simple to use. Choose your recording quality and start shooting video. Power on/off and record start/stop controls are accessible through the housing. The camera's zoom feature is not functional through the housing, the Zi8 has digital zoom only. Better image quality is achieved by cropping the video during post production. The easy-open latch and drop-in camera loading make setting up the housing a breeze. The housing is rated to 200' (60m).

The ocean is one big, blue filter. As you descend, the reds and oranges quickly become muted shades of blue and gray. The included UR/Pro color-correcting filter for tropical blue water replaces some of the reds, and your video will have a more natural tone. The filter is effective in 80' of water or less, depending on conditions. The optional #6441.71 color filter is available for use in green water.

Another way to correct for underwater color loss is by shining a color-corrected light source on your subject. The Ikelite Pro-V8 LED Video Lite is perfect to bring back the ocean's true colors. The Pro-V8 features a warm, even 45° beam angle with a 10-hour burn time. The flex arm allows the light to be repositioned effortlessly. The optional Video Compact Tray #9523.51 is required.

The closer you are to your subject the better your underwater video will be. The use of a wide-angle lens allows this to happen. By eliminating as much water as possible between you and your subject, you will increase contrast and improve color. 67mm threaded lenses can be used with the optional port adapter #9306.78. The lenses can be attached and removed when underwater for maximum versatility.

Construction
Built with strong and corrosion-resistant clear injection-molded polycarbonate, allowing visual inspection of the camcorder, control functions, and all sealing surfaces
Controls
Dependable mechanical controls are sealed with Quad-Ring seal glands
Color Corrector Filter
The included UR/Pro color-correcting filter enhances the warm reds and oranges that are lost underwater
Wide-Angle
67mm lenses are compatible with the optional port adapter #9306.78
Construction Clear injection-molded polycarbonate
Control Type Mechanical
Controls Power on/off and record start/stop controls only
Depth Rating 200' (60m)
Buoyancy Neutral
Port Flat
Filter External filter
Wide Angle Lens 67mm threaded lenses can be used with optional port adapter #9306.78
Microphone No
Moisture Alarm No
Camcorder Mounting Drop-in
Pluggable Underwater Connector No
Color Clear
Dimensions (LxWxH) 3 x 5.5 x 4.25" (76 x 140 x 110mm)
Weight (without Camcorder) 1.0 lbs (0.45kg)
Other N/A
Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder
  • Color Correction Filter
  • Lanyard
  • Port Cover
  • O-Ring
  • Silicon Lubrication Tube
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Ikelite5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder
     
    3.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Weather proof (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Casual photographer (3)

        Reviewed by 6 customers

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        4.0

        Only a few flaws

        By Rick 92649

        from Huntington Beach, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Loaded Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Seals Easily
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Buttons need to be longer

        Best Uses

        • Underwater Photography

        Comments about Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder:

        This housing worked flawlessly for my first dive. The videos were great. The On-off switch is just a bit too short. I fixed by adding a little bit of crumpled up paper in the bumper to make it longer.

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        4.0

        Buttons could be better

        By Tridacna

        from Cape Town, South Africa

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder:

            This is my second Ikelite housing for the cam. The buttons on the first were too "short" and could not control the device. This one is better but IMO could be even better. Definitely not Ikelite's best effort. You really have to push down hard to make contact for both functions.

            Underwater: No issues with leakage or function. I have a 32Gb card so I switch it on before splashing and turn it off when back on board. No issues.

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            3.0

            Simple and Budget friendly

            By Entropy

            from Spring Hill, FL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Depth Range
            • Water-tight Seals

            Cons

            • Not Versatile

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder:

              The housing is typical Ikelite quality. I was disappointed that none of the controls are accessible other than power and the record button. No zoom or menu options available. The housing DOES NOT fit the 46mm wide angle lens. You have to get the 67mm with the adapter. [...]

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              4.0

              Solid Housing and Budget Friendly

              By JP

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Diving
                • Lake
                • Snorkeling

                Comments about Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder:

                I was excited to see that Ikelite finally came out with a housing for my Zi8. I've used it on a couple dives so far and love it. The filter helps on shallow dives but I think I will need to get the add-on light for the deeper video. I wish there were more button options (macro switch, settings, etc.) but the power and record buttons are really all you need to do the job. I will have to invest in the wide angle lens at some point but that is the fault of the camera and not the housing. Overall a great set up for a fraction of the cost.

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                1.0

                Serious?

                By VodKa420

                from East L.A.

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Pros

                • none

                Cons

                • Cost

                Best Uses

                • Looking at on internet

                Comments about Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder:

                wow are you serious? this thing cost more than the camera. put the prices together and you can buy a better video camera that's made for under water.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works well underwater

                By Mike

                from Las Vegas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comes with red filter
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Depth Range
                • Water-tight Seals

                Cons

                • Can't jog the joystick

                Best Uses

                • Lake
                • Snorkeling
                • Swimming Pool

                Comments about Ikelite 5660.08 Underwater Video Housing for Kodak Zi8 Camcorder:

                Ok, first snorkeling in oahu is great. camera stayed bone dry.the controls for the back could be better ,as there was just buttons to push, and the kodak zi8 has like a joystick type action to select different modes, as in camera and video ...

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