Ikelite Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 or GH4 Digital Camera

Ikelite Underwater Housing with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Camera Kit

Ikelite Underwater Housing with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Camera Kit

B&H # IK6860.03K (B&H Kit)
Ikelite Underwater Housing with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Camera Kit

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  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • Mechanical Controls/Nearly All Functions
  • Clear Polycarbonate Construction
  • Accepts Standard or Modular Lens Port
  • Allows TTL Flash Exposure Control
  • 16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • 4-CPU Venus Engine
  • 3.0" 614k-Dot Free-Angle OLED Monitor
  • 1744k-Dot OLED Live View Finder, Wi-Fi
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video, 20fps Shooting
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This Ikelite Underwater Housing and Camera Kit from B&H Photo bundles the Ikelite 6860.03 waterproof case with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera it houses, enabling you to capture photos and video beneath the surface at a maximum depth of 200'. The housing provides access to all essential camera functions via mechanical controls placed within comfortable reach.

Built for durability, the case is constructed from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to enable you to monitor the O-ring seal and camera. A compatible lens port from Ikelite's Standard or Modular system is required and sold separately. Though the camera's built-in flash is not usable, the housing supports TTL flash metering with optional external strobes. Included is an aluminum tray with rubberized right and left-hand grips for improved handling and the attachment of external lighting arms.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera features a 16.05MP Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, enabling high-resolution photos, Full HD 1080p video capture at 60fps, and 20fps continuous shooting. The Micro Four Thirds lens mount is compatible with the family of Lumix G lenses. The camera also offers a 3.0", 614k-dot free-angle OLED monitor and a 1744k-dot OLED Live View Finder. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly control the camera from your smart devices and transfer images to them.

  • Ikelite Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 or GH4 Digital Camera

    This Underwater Housing from Ikelite is a waterproof case enabling you to shoot beneath the water's surface with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 or GH4 mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera. It has a depth rating of 200'.

    The housing provides access to all essential camera functions via mechanical controls placed within comfortable reach. The case is constructed from durable, corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to enable you to monitor the O-ring seal and camera. Housing buoyancy is nearly neutral in freshwater. A compatible lens port from Ikelite's Standard or Modular system is required and sold separately.

    Though the camera's built-in flash is not usable, the housing supports TTL flash metering with optional external strobes--without requiring the built-in flash to fire. Strobes connect to the housing via optional sync cords. Tweak your exposure or take total control without taking your hand off the housing. Non-Ikelite strobes may also be used, but will provide manual exposure only.

    Included with the housing is an aluminum tray with rubberized right and left-hand grips for improved handling and the attachment of external lighting arms, strobes and video lights. Also supplied are two sets of zoom gear sleeves: one for use with large-diameter zoom lenses, and the other for use with smaller-diameter zooms. The housing is made by hand in the USA.

    Depth Rating
    200'
    Controls
    Provides access to all essential camera functions via mechanical controls placed within comfortable reach. Quickly access the video record start/stop and AF lock controls via your thumb--without removing your hand from the grips. A lever control ensures that your video will start and stop without the shaking sometimes caused by pushing a button
    Construction
    Made of durable, corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to enable you to monitor the O-ring seal and camera
    Buoyancy
    Nearly neutral in freshwater
    Lens Port
    A port from Ikelite's Standard or Modular system is required and sold separately. The lens must be less than 3.3" (83mm) to fit into Ikelite ports. It must focus to at least 12" (30 cm) to be used in a dome port, or else a +4 close-up lens must be added
    TTL Flash Metering
    Supported with optional external Ikelite DS-series strobes--without requiring camera's built-in flash to fire. Strobes connect to housing via optional sync cords. In-line communication between strobe and camera eliminates signal interference and false triggering caused by light ray reflection or other flashes firing. Tweak exposure or take total control while keeping your hand on housing. Two pushbuttons below camera's LCD viewfinder act as remote control for strobes. Access exposure compensation in TTL mode, as well as 7 manual power settings in half-stop increments. Strobe settings indicated by LED lights. Non-Ikelite strobes may also be used, but will provide manual exposure only
    Mounting
    Includes aluminum tray with rubberized right and left-hand grips for improved handling and attachment of external lighting arms, strobes and video lights via two quick release points. Complete handle assembly can be removed easily for convenient traveling. Take advantage of tripod sockets, as well
    Zoom Gear Sleeves
    Also supplied are two sets of zoom gear sleeves: one for use with most popular large-diameter zoom lenses, and the other for use smaller-diameter zooms. Both sets are lightweight and easy to install with no modification to the lens. A variety of dome and flat ports attach via four locking latches for maximum security and quick changes
    UPC: 883711046419
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black)

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black) features a 17.02MP (16.05 effective megapixels) Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, which enable the GH3 to capture high resolution JPEG and RAW stills as well as intricately detailed HD video. The GH3 has been totally redesigned with an array of professional level features including a sealed magnesium alloy body, a contrast auto focus system, Full-Area Focusing and OLED displays for both the rear monitor and the electronic viewfinder.

    Both the front and rear curtains in the DMC-GH3's shutter system are driven electronically for vibration-free operation. This ensures crisp still-life images and landscapes with no pixel shifting. When it comes to still photographs, the GH3's imaging capabilities are further enhanced by an automatic high dynamic range feature, a newly designed low-pass filter and compatibility with a growing family of Lumix G lenses.

    Considerable advances have been made in video performance as well. In addition to supporting a wide range of recording formats, the DMC-GH3 features a special heat-dispersing design, for prolonged continuous use. Its specifications match those of many professional video cameras, ensuring that it meets the needs of demanding productions in the field.

    17.02MP Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS Sensor
    The DMC-GH3 features a 17.02MP (16.05 effective megapixels) Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS Sensor with a level of sensitivity that produces smooth gradation from shadows to highlights. High resolution and a wide dynamic range preserve an even greater level of detail. High-sensitivity ISO 12800 (extended: ISO 25600) and noise reduction give you clean images even in dim lighting.
    Micro 4/3 Sized Sensor and Lens Mount
    The DMC-GH3's Micro 4/3 sized sensor is large enough for shallow depth of field and yet small enough to take advantage of lighter, more compact lenses than a larger format camera would require. The Micro 4/3 lens mount is compatible with a growing family of Lumix G lens, and its short focal flange distance makes it ideal for adapting professional cinema lenses.
    Venus Engine Image Processor
    The new Venus Engine has the ability to process both still and video signals with razor-sharp clarity. 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) and Multiprocess Noise Reduction (MNR) work together to attain superb noise-reducing performance. Four CPUs process these signals instantly to render images with excellent definition and lifelike ambience.
    1080/60p 50 Mbps IPB and 24p 72 Mbps ALL-I
    The DMC-GH3 gives you 1920x1080 60p Full-HD video recording. Progressive scanning records every frame, so the amount of data contained is twice that of interlace scanning. The GH3 handles a wide variety of recording formats, frame rates, and bit rates that are used by broadcasting stations and production studios, including AVCHD at 17-28 Mbps and H.264 at 4-72 Mbps. It uses the NTSC video system/standard. All-Intra and IPB formats generate cleaner images with fewer compression artifacts than traditional codecs.
    Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body
    The DMC-GH3 is the first in the LUMIX G series to use a magnesium alloy frame. A splash and dustproof design is achieved by tightly sealing the joints and control components, to meet the needs of active outdoor photographers and videographers.
    OLED Monitor and Live View Finder
    High-speed, organic LED displays are used for both the Live View Finder and the rear monitor. These displays feature 100% coverage with no perceptible time lag and ensure that subjects are shown with natural coloring. The Eye Sensor automatically switches between the Live View-Finder and the rear monitor, for easy shooting with both.
    Contrast Auto Focus System
    The DMC-GH3's image sensor doubles as the AF sensor to resist any mechanical margin of error. Compared with Phase Difference AF, the GH3's focusing is precise even at small F-numbers. A faster sensor and image processor achieve a higher focus detection speed.
    Full-Area Focusing and Pinpoint AF
    With Full-area Focusing, any place you touch on the rear monitor is a focus point. In addition, Pinpoint AF is handy when you want to set the focus point more precisely. Simply touch the rear monitor to expand the surrounding area. Then drag the screen to move the cross-shaped marker in the center to the exact place you want to focus. This allows detailed adjustment in a small focus area.
    Built-in Wi-Fi for Smartphone or Tablet Linking
    The Wi-Fi function lets you use a smartphone to make settings and release the shutter remotely, a short distance from the camera. The auto transfer function is handy for automatically backing up photos onto a tablet. This lets you monitor them on the tablet without having to upload them to a PC. You can also start timer interval video recordings from your smartphone, which also allows you to put GPS data into your image files.
    Auto HDR for Still Photographs
    To cope with the extreme bright and dark contrast – in situations with harsh backlighting for example – consecutive photos are taken with different exposure levels and overlapped. Blown highlights and blocked shadows are then deleted and a single, well exposed photo is composed. All processing is done in the background, so you can take your next shot without having to wait.
    Electronic Front & Rear Shutter
    Both the front and rear curtains in the DMC-GH3's shutter system are driven electronically for vibration-free operation. This ensures crisp still-life images and landscapes with no pixel shifting.
    Button Layout
    Shooting with the viewfinder has been further enhanced in the DMC-GH3. Exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, and white balance controls are positioned around the shutter button to make operation fast and easy while looking at the viewfinder.
    MF Assist
    When manually focusing, simply touch a part of the rear monitor to enlarge the image by 4, 5, or 10x, to aid in focusing. The 4x enlarged image is displayed in the framing screen, so you can focus while viewing the entire composition.
    AF Functions for Video Shooting
    Face Detection AF, Full-area Touch AF, and AF Tracking, which automatically tracks moving subjects, can be used for shooting videos just as they are for shooting still images.
    Level Gauge
    Acceleration sensors inside the camera detect the horizontal condition and display a level gauge indicating the two directions of horizontal lean and front/rear tilt. The camera's portrait/landscape orientation is also detected, and photos are automatically displayed in the correct orientation.
    New, Tough Battery
    The newly developed battery allows reliable, extended shooting of both photos and videos. You can shoot approx. 540 images with H-HS12035 (CIPA Standard).
    Super Sonic Wave Filter
    To eliminate dust and other foreign matter that might otherwise enter the camera when changing lenses, a SSWF (Super Sonic-Wave Filter) that vibrates approximately 80,000 times/second is mounted between the low-pass filter and the shutter. Each time the power is turned on, the filter oscillates the sensor surface to automatically remove dust and other particles.
    SD Card with UHS-I Class Speed
    The DMC-GH3 uses a variety of advanced recording media, including the SDXC, SDHC, and SD Memory Cards. The fastest of these cards is the UHS-I high-speed data transfer standard.
    Exposure Modes
    Select either of four manual video modes: Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Shutter-Priority / Manual Exposure.
    40%, 48%, 80% Slow Motion Video
    Quick-motion and slow-motion video let you apply a variety of effects to the video timeline. In addition to three types of quick-motion and 80% slow-motion video, the DMC-GH3 includes 48% and 40% slow-motion, all in Full-HD.
    Timecode
    Timecode is essential for video editing, as it provides the information needed to specify scenes along the video timeline. The DMC-GH3 includes a count-up system with REC Run and Free Run codes and a recording system with Drop Frame and Non Drop Frame codes.
    Audio Recording with an External Mic and Image Sync
    The DMC-GH3 has a 3.5-mm-diameter, general-purpose microphone jack. Simply plug in an external microphone to record high-quality sound synchronized to the image.
    Headphone Jack
    The DMC-GH3 also features a 3.5-mm-diameter headphone output terminal, for monitoring the sound through headphones while shooting.
    HDMI Monitor-Through
    The HDMI terminal on the DMC-GH3 connects easily to a large-screen monitor for real-time image checking. The HDMI output also enables external recording, with simultaneous recording to the SD card.
    Seamless File Generation
    When recording the video in MOV, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD, the DMC-GH3 automatically generates multiple seamless files for continuous recording. During playback, the files are reproduced with seamless, interruption-free continuity.
    Versatile Picture Profiles
    The DMC-GH3 has a range of Photo Styles and Creative Control modes. Photo Styles for stills or video include Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait and Custom. Creative picture profiles for video include Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect and One Point Color. These picture profiles are also available for stills, with the addition of Soft Focus and Star Filter.
    Language Support
    English and Spanish.
    Optional Accessories
    An extended battery grip, a flash with LED light and an external stereo shotgun microphone (sold separately) are just some of the compatible accessories for the DMC-GH3.
    UPC: 885170103887
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  • Ikelite Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 or GH4 Digital Camera
    Depth Rating 200' (60 m)
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls GH3 Camera: Access to all camera functions except Diopter Adjustment Control and Rear Control Dial
    GH4 Camera: Access to all camera functions except Diopter Adjustment Control, Rear Control Dial and Mode Dial Lock
    Mode Dial must be unlocked prior to installation for use underwater with the GH4
    Construction Polycarbonate
    Lens Port Required (not included)
    Buoyancy Nearly neutral in freshwater
    Internal Flash Usable No
    External Strobe Connector Ikelite digital TTL electrical bulkhead for strobe connection via optional sync cord
    Mounting 12-24 thread with 3.0" (7.6 cm) spacing for attaching included tray with handles
    2x quick-release points for lighting arm attachment
    Tripod sockets
    Dimensions 9.8 x 6.9 x 6.5" (24.9 x 17.5 x 16.5 cm)
    Weight 5.4 lb (2.4 kg) without tray and handles
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.724 x 9.37 x 8.583"
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black)
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.05 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4608 x 3456
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-4 AVCHD
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
    1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
    Video Format High Definition
    MOV
    1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (72 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (72 Mbps)
    1280 x 720p / 60 fps (72 Mbps)
    High Definition
    MOV
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (50 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (50 Mbps)
    High Definition
    MP4
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (20 Mbps)
    1280 x 720p / 30 fps (10 Mbps)
    Standard Definition
    MP4
    640 x 480p / 30 fps (4 Mbps)
    High Definition
    AVCHD Progressive
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
    High Definition
    AVCHD
    1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 240 Minutes
    Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 1,744,000
    Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.34x
    Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +4 m
    Display Screen 3" Touchscreen Swivel  LED (610,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 200-12800 (Extended Mode: 125-25600)
    Shutter Type: Electronic
    Speed: 60 - 1/4000 second
    Remote Control DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
    Metering Method Multi-zone metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
    Burst Rate Up to 20 fps
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Red-eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 seconds
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
    Connectivity 1/8" Headphone
    1/8" Microphone
    AV Output
    HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Power
    Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.2" / 132.1 x 94.0 x 81.3 mm excluding protrusions
    Weight 19.4 oz / 550 g with SD card and Battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 6.4 x 5.7"

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