Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Sony Alpha a6000 Camera Body Kit

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Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Sony Alpha a6000 Camera Body Kit
Key Features
  • Housing with Ergonomic Shutter Lever
  • White ABS/Polycarbonate Body, Clear Back
  • 1/4"-20 Mounts, Ikelite Strobe Connector
  • Dual Fiber-Optic Cable Ports
Capture beautiful photos and brilliant Full HD 1080p video at depths as great as 200', thanks to the Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Sony Alpha a6000 Camera Body Kit from B&H. Once you add your favorite lens, the appropriate port, and a strobe or video light to this durable waterproof enclosure and 24MP, APS-C, mirrorless digital camera, you'll be ready to start your adventure.
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Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Sony Alpha a6000 Camera Body Kit Overview

Capture beautiful photos and brilliant Full HD 1080p video at depths as great as 200', thanks to the Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Sony Alpha a6000 Camera Body Kit from B&H. Once you add your favorite lens, the appropriate port, and a strobe or video light to this durable waterproof enclosure and 24MP, APS-C, mirrorless digital camera, you'll be ready to start your adventure.

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Sony Alpha a6000 (Updated Version, White)

Capture photos and video at depths as great as 200' beneath the surface with your Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera, thanks to this updated version of the dedicated Ikelite Underwater Housing. The enclosure features built-in, proprietary circuitry and an Ikelite bulkhead strobe connector, allowing for TTL or manual exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes attached via sync cord. Non-Ikelite strobes are compatible in manual mode only. The housing is also fitted with dual fiber-optic cable ports as an alternative method of flash connection. Large, mechanical controls, including a newly added, ergonomic shutter lever, provide access to all important camera functions.

Another change in this version of the housing is that it's now made of a white ABS/polycarbonate blend, which is still corrosion-resistant but also reflects sunlight to keep your camera cooler when shooting at or above the water's surface. The back plate is still clear to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain a full view of the camera. Additionally, this version features two standard 1/4"-20 threaded mounts for connection to an optional tray with a grip handle.

The housing can be connected to an optional mounting tray with an ergonomic quick-release grip handle, which improves balance and gives you an attachment point for an optional lighting arm. A lens port is required, and several interchangeable ports for various lenses are available separately. For compatibility details, see the Port Chart.

Construction Details

  • Features a depth rating of 200'
  • Designed, made by hand, and tested in the USA
  • Made of a white ABS/polycarbonate blend, which is still corrosion-resistant but also reflects sunlight to keep your camera cooler when shooting at or above the water's surface
  • Back plate is made of clear polycarbonate to allow you to monitor O-ring seal and maintain full view of camera. A port has been added for installation of optional vacuum valve to allow you to confirm watertight integrity before diving
  • Rear seal design prevents accidental twisting or stretching of O-ring, eliminating need for a groove or channel that can trap sand, dirt, or debris
  • Features two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps that are easy to use and virtually unbreakable
  • Camera's large, bright LCD screen can be viewed edge-to-edge through back of housing
  • Easy, front-loading camera mounting system
  • Battery and memory card compartments are readily accessible
  • Two standard 1/4"-20 mounts added on bottom for connection to optional tray

Strobe Connection and Operation

  • Built-in, proprietary circuitry and Ikelite bulkhead strobe connector enable TTL and manual exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes attached via sync cord
  • Circuit powered by strobe, so there's no maintenance required and no batteries to change
  • Exposure compensation in TTL mode is supported using camera's built-in control
  • Housing provides a direct electrical connection to camera's external flash hot shoe
  • Non-Ikelite strobes are compatible in manual mode only
  • Sync cord attachment is as easy as screwing in a light bulb, and threaded fitting prevents accidental detachment during use
  • Bulkhead connection has been moved to top of housing to keep cords out of the way and reduce strain on cord ends
  • Various sync cords are available for Ikelite, Sea & Sea, Inon, and Nikonos strobes
  • Dual fiber-optic cable ports allow for connection of up to two Ikelite, Sea & Sea, or Olympus-type fiber-optic cables
  • Camera's built-in flash triggers external strobes but is not usable for subject illumination
  • Sync cord connection is recommended over fiber-optic cable, as it will eliminate shutter lag, battery drain, and heat build-up resulting from camera's flash having to fire and recycle
  • Sync cord also solves problems of signal interference, inconsistent exposure, and false triggering by other light sources
  • Fiber-optic connection bypasses TTL functionality

Strobe and Cord Compatibility

    Strobes:
  • DS50, above serial number 70000
  • DS51
  • DS125, above serial number 5000
  • DS160
  • DS161
  • DS200, above serial number 7163
  • Non-Ikelite strobes with Ikelite-style connectors, or those with different connectors that can be plugged into available sync cords, such as INON-to-Ikelite or Nikonos SB-to-Ikelite options
    Sync Cords:
  • #4103.51 Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Sync Cord (TTL)
  • #4103.52 Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Dual Sync Cord (TTL)
  • #4118.1 Sea & Sea / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual)
  • 4118.2 Sea & Sea / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Dual Sync Cord (Manual)
  • #4116.31 Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual)
  • #4116.32 Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual)
    Fiber-Optic Cords:
  • #4501 Ikelite Fiber Optic Coiled Cord
  • INON Optical D Cable L-Connector>
  • #50107 Sea & Sea Fiber Optic Cable (L-type)
  • #PTCB-E02 Olympus UW Fiber Optic Cable
  • #26211 Nauticam to INON Optical Fiber Cable
  • #26212 Nauticam to Sea & Sea Optical Fiber Cable

Controls and Handling

  • Mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs, a dial, and a lever, provide access to all important camera functions
  • Controls are placed right at your fingertips and, whenever possible, in same position as on camera
  • Large size allows for easy operation, even with thick diving gloves on
  • Symbols are laser-engraved into back of housing for easy identification over years of use
  • Optional aluminum mounting tray with one or two ergonomic quick-release grip handles improves balance and gives you an attachment point for an optional lighting arm

Lens Port

  • Delivered without a required lens port
  • Accepts one of several interchangeable ports for various zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
  • For compatibility, see Port Chart linked above
  • Simply press port on and tighten three thumb screws to secure it
UPC: 883711053431

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black)

The black Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced mirrorless camera featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and Full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. Beyond notable imaging traits, the image processor also lends itself to continuous shooting up to 11 fps and an intelligent Fast Hybrid AF system that uses both phase- and contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus.

For live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, both a large rear monitor and detailed electronic viewfinder are available. The 3.0" 921k-dot XtraFine LCD screen features a tilting design to facilitate easier use from both high and low angles and also incorporates WhiteMagic technology for easier viewing in bright conditions. The 0.39" 1,440k-dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF offers 100% frame coverage and a refined optical design to provide a natural viewing perspective and magnification. The body design of the a6000 also houses a configurable user interface, built around several customizable buttons and two control dials, for efficient and intuitive access to frequently used camera settings. Additionally, a Multi Interface shoe is available for attaching external flashes, continuous lights, or microphones.

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, with support for NFC-enabled devices, is also integrated into the a6000 to support remote camera control and image sharing to linked mobile devices. In addition to these base features, with firmware version 2.0 users will have access to the XAVC S format for Full HD 1080p video at 24, 30, and 60 fps. This format will dramatically improve video quality by allowing the camera to capture images at a high bit rate of 50 Mbps, which holds more information than AVCHD for fewer artifacts. Along with this, users will be required to use Class 10 or faster SDXC memory cards with a capacity of 64GB or greater.

24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor

The 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor work together to produce high resolution, well-detailed imagery with minimal noise and notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. The sensor utilizes a gapless on-chip lens design, which fills the gaps between neighboring pixels with optimized lenses that match the angle of incidence to increase light gathering ability and produce edge-to-edge sharpness and quality. The processor also contributes to providing a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including Fast Hybrid AF, a top continuous shooting rate of 11 fps, and Full HD 1080i/p video recording in multiple frame rates.

Fast Hybrid AF System

The Fast Hybrid AF system utilizes both a 179-point phase-detection system and 25-point contrast-detection system to achieve precise focus in as little as 0.06 sec. Utilizing a Spatial Object Detection algorithm, this fast focusing system first employs the phase-detection AF points to quickly bring the subject into focus and then uses the contrast-detection AF points, with wide AF coverage, to fine-tune the sharpness for ensured accuracy. Beyond supporting single shot modes, this system also provides AF tracking when shooting up to 11 fps in continuous high mode and functions seamlessly when recording Full HD movies.

For further refinement, a series of distinct AF modes can be selected from depending on the subject. Eye AF is a detail-oriented focusing function that can prioritize a subject's pupil and dedicate focusing performance on that for sharply-rendered portraits; Lock-on AF is a dedicated focusing method for use with moving subjects and adjusts the target frame size as the subject moves throughout the image frame; AF area settings allow you to prioritize specific regions within the frame for increased accuracy; and AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), and Manual Focus modes can also be chosen.

Full HD Video Recording

Full HD 1080p video recording is supported at 60, 30, and 24 fps in the high-quality 50 Mbps XAVC S codec. Other recording options include the ability to utilize the AVCHD and MP4 codecs, with support for recording up to 1080p60 video at 28 Mbps. Dual video recording is supported, as well, with the ability to select either XAVC S or AVCHD codecs plus a duplicate MP4 file to be recorded at the same time for greater efficiency when sharing videos online. Additionally, using the integrated HDMI type D output, both 1080i60 and 1080p60 uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 video can be recorded to an optional external recorder.

Complementing the video capabilities of the a6000, a built-in stereo microphone is incorporated into the design and records audio in the Linear PCM 2-channel format for XAVC S movies, the AC-3 Dolby Digital format for AVCHD movies, and the MPEG-4 AAC-LC format for web-quality MP4 videos.

Manual focus peaking and a zebra function are also available, to benefit working in manual focus and to assure highlight detail is retained, respectively. A marker setting can be shown on the rear LCD as well, in order to display a center marker, guide frame, aspect marker, safety zone, and other pertinent features for video recording.

Body Design

Revolving around a compact and lightweight profile, the a6000 incorporates both an electronic viewfinder and a large rear LCD monitor. The Tru-Finder 0.39" 1,440k-dot OLED EVF features a refined optical system that integrates four double-sided aspherical elements to provide 100% frame coverage and a wide 33° viewing angle for clear edge-to-edge viewing. The electronic viewfinder's design offers a true live view image, which is able to simulate the appearance of the finalized image prior to shooting and also avails focusing aids, such as MF Assist and the Peaking function. The 3.0" 921k-dot rear Xtra Fine monitor is a larger alternative, suitable for making accurate compositions, reviewing imagery, and navigating the menu system. It features a tilting design that can tilt upward approximately 90° or downward 45° to benefit working from high and low angles. Additionally, WhiteMagic technology works to increase the overall brightness of the screen to better support use in bright or sunlit conditions.

Complementing the overall handling of the a6000 is a customizable user interface that includes an Fn function button and seven other buttons that can be adjusted depending upon user preferences and assigned to one of 47 different functions. Furthermore, two top dials offer an intuitive means for selecting crucial camera settings in a deft manner. A built-in pop-up flash, featuring a guide number of 19.7' at ISO 100, is available for working in difficult lighting conditions and a Multi Interface Shoe is also available for attaching additional on-camera accessories, such as flashes, video lights, and microphones.

Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the a6000 to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.

Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.

Other Camera Features

  • The Sony E-mount affords compatibility with an extensive number of lenses and lens adapters.
  • An advanced 1200-zone evaluative exposure metering sensor delivers consistent and accurate results using multi-segment, center-weighted, or spot metering modes.
  • Auto Object Framing is an intelligent shooting mode that can automatically analyze the scene and subjects within it and determine an aesthetically-pleasing composition. The subsequent imagery will be cropped according to subject matter, resulting in a well-balanced composition that utilizes Face Detection and Tracking Focus to ensure high image quality and sharpness.
  • Clear Image Zoom can be used to magnify the center of scenes by 2x to effectively extend the reach of any focal length lens. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to minimize the amount of image degradation in order to produce realistic, high-quality images.
  • Picture Effect modes allow you to apply creative settings and emphasize certain facets of individual images for a richer, more aesthetic picture quality. Posterization (Color/B&W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-Key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration modes are available.
  • The Photo Creativity feature provides quick access to Picture Effects as well as dedicated controls for adjusting Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, and Vividness. Additionally, these effects can be combined for nearly limitless adjustment options.
  • Superior Auto mode is an intelligent automated setting that can quickly identify the current shooting environment and adjust crucial camera settings to deliver optimized results. This mode also utilizes Auto HDR and Hand-held Twilight modes, which employ image compositing techniques to better handle difficult lighting conditions.
  • Anti-Motion Blur automatically corrects for subject movement in order to deliver clean, sharp imagery in low-light conditions. This is accomplished by recording six sequential frames and compositing portions of each image to ensure overall sharpness.
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode automatically composites details from six sequentially-recorded images in order to attain higher overall image sharpness when working in low-light conditions.
  • Multi Frame NR records consecutive images at a reduced ISO sensitivity and then composites them into a single image to realize higher effective sensitivity with minimal image noise.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) works to improve images featuring backlit subjects or scenes with high contrast where details can be lost in the shadows or highlights. This mode can be controlled automatically or fine-tuned using five settings.
  • Auto HDR automatically records three sequential frames of an image and composites them into a single frame to realize greater shadow and highlight detail with an extended range of mid-tones.
  • Creative Style settings provide control over how the camera processes images based on six different predetermined styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and B&W. Within these settings, contrast, saturation, and sharpness can also be adjusted depending on personal preference.
  • In-camera creation of 4K slide shows is possible for rich playback to ultra high definition televisions. An HDMI port is incorporated into the camera's design, too, to enable direct connection to HDTVs.
  • TRILUMINOS Color support is afforded by the a6000 to produce rich, natural colors when imagery is viewed on a TRILUMINOS Display.
  • Convenient USB charging allows you to charge the included lithium-ion battery in-camera via USB connection from either an AC outlet or PC source.
  • UPC: 027242878815

    Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Sony Alpha a6000 (Updated Version, White) Specs

    Physical
    Depth Rating200' / 60 m
    Control TypeMechanical push-buttons, knurled knobs, dial, and lever
    ControlsProvide access to all important camera functions
    Material of ConstructionFront/Top/Sides/Bottom: White ABS/polycarbonate blend
    Back Plate: Clear polycarbonate
    Controls: Acetyl resin
    Lens PortDelivered without required lens port
    Accepts one of several interchangeable ports for various zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
    For compatibility, see Port Chart linked in Overview
    BuoyancySlightly negative in fresh water
    Precise buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
    External Flash ConnectorBuilt-in, proprietary circuitry and Ikelite bulkhead strobe connector
    TTL or manual exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes attached via sync cord
    Non-Ikelite strobes are compatible in manual mode only
    Dual fiber-optic cable ports for Ikelite, Sea & Sea, or Olympus-type cables
    Mounting2 x 1/4"-20 threaded mounts with 3.0" / 7.6 cm for connection to optional tray with grip handle(s)
    Dimensions6.3 x 7.5 x 5.2" / 16 x 19.1 x 13.2 cm
    Weight3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight3.61 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 6.55 x 6.4"

    Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black) Specs

    Imaging
    Lens MountSony E
    Camera FormatAPS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    PixelsActual: 24.7 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio3:2
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    Sensor Size23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
    Image StabilizationNone
    Exposure Control
    ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 25600
    Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/4000 to 30 Seconds
    1/4000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
    Bulb Mode
    Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range0 to 20 EV
    White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
    Continuous ShootingUp to 11 fps
    Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
    Video
    Recording ModesXAVC S
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/29.97p/59.94p [50 Mb/s]
    AVCHD
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
    MP4
    HDV (1440 x 1080) at 29.97p [12 Mb/s]
    SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p [3 Mb/s]
    Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
    Video EncodingNTSC
    Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
    Focus
    Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
    Focus ModeAutomatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 179
    Contrast Detection: 25
    Autofocus Sensitivity0 to +20 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder TypeElectronic
    Viewfinder Size0.39"
    Viewfinder Resolution1,440,000 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point23 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage100%
    Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 1.07x
    Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
    Monitor Size3"
    Monitor Resolution921,600 Dot
    Monitor TypeTilting LCD
    Flash
    Built-In FlashYes
    Flash ModesAuto, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
    Guide Number19.69' / 6 m at ISO 100
    Maximum Sync Speed1/160 Second
    Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
    External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, Wireless
    Interface
    Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
    ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), Wired Remote Port, USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
    WirelessWi-Fi
    GPSNo
    Physical
    Battery1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D)4.7 x 2.6 x 1.8" / 119.4 x 66 x 45.7 mm
    Weight12.13 oz / 343.89 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.48 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.75 x 5.25"
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