Ikelite Underwater Action Housing and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera Kit

BH #IK6215.02RX1 (B&H Kit)
Ikelite
Ikelite Underwater Action Housing and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera Kit
Key Features
  • Housing with 200' Depth Rating
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Important Camera Functions
  • Gray/White ABS/Polycarbonate, Clear Back
Capture brilliant images of coral reefs, pygmy seahorses, and blue-ringed octopi with this Ikelite Underwater Action Housing and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera Kit from B&H. The durable ABS and polycarbonate housing allows you to descend to depths as great as 200'. Its mechanical controls afford access to the important functions of the advanced, 20MP point-and-shoot digital camera. Additionally, it features a flat glass port for the RX100's Zeiss T 28-100mm f/1.8 lens. Add an external video light to your system to ensure sufficient illumination and color accuracy on cloudy days, and when diving beyond 20' or so on clear, sunny days.
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Underwater Action Housing and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera Kit Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Construction Details
  • 3Optional Lighting
  • 4Controls and Handling
  • 5Lens Port

Capture brilliant images of coral reefs, pygmy seahorses, and blue-ringed octopi with this Ikelite Underwater Action Housing and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera Kit from B&H. The durable ABS and polycarbonate housing allows you to descend to depths as great as 200'. Its mechanical controls afford access to the important functions of the advanced, 20MP point-and-shoot digital camera. Additionally, it features a flat glass port for the RX100's Zeiss T 28-100mm f/1.8 lens. Add an external video light to your system to ensure sufficient illumination and color accuracy on cloudy days, and when diving beyond 20' or so on clear, sunny days.

Construction Details

  • Features a depth rating of 200'
  • Constructed by hand in USA from corrosion-resistant ABS and polycarbonate blend, which is light gray/off-white on front, sides, top, and bottom, but clear in back to allow you to monitor O-ring seal and rear camera controls
  • Light gray/off-white color reflects sunlight to keep camera cool when shooting at or above water's surface, and also offers better contrast for improved viewing of camera, monitor, and O-ring seal
  • Controls made of acetyl plastic
  • Compact, lightweight design is well-suited to action video recording and also makes for easy storage and transport

Optional Lighting

  • Designed primarily for video recording, as there is no strobe connector and the camera's flash is not accessible
  • Quality photos still possible with an optional constant light source at any depth, or with available sunlight down to about 60' underwater
  • Many optional lights designed for video and photo capture can be mounted to optional lighting arms for use with housing
  • At depths greater than about 60', or when diving in dark conditions, an external light source is necessary to provide adequate illumination and restore colors that get absorbed by water and turned into muted blue and green shades
  • Choose a light with a high lumen output, a wide and even beam, and--ideally--a daylight-balanced color temperature for best results
  • To preserve natural colors of subjects and environments in images, try to stay within arm's reach of what you're shooting. The further away you go, the more light is absorbed by water--which acts like a big blue/green filter

Controls and Handling

  • Affords access to important camera functions via ergonomic, mechanical controls, including push-buttons and a knurled dial with a small lever
  • Shutter button, power on/off, zoom (wide/telephoto) lever, movie recording, Fn button, menu, up/down/left/right controls, FUNC/SET, playback, and delete button are all accessible
  • Control symbols engraved into back of housing won't peel off or fade with time
  • Central, bottom-mounted 1/4"-20 threaded hole provides attachment point for optional tray with handles, which improves balance while offering mounting points for lighting arms
  • Slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water

Lens Port

  • Built-in, flat, optical glass lens port with a scratch-resistant front element, 3.0" diameter, and 67mm filter thread
  • Provides full use of the camera's zoom range without vignetting
  • Optional, external, 67mm threaded wide-angle and macro accessory lenses from Ikelite, INON, Epoque, and other manufacturers can be attached directly to front of port
  • Wide-angle lenses provide greater angle of coverage to allow you to fit more in frame, while macro lenses magnify your image to enable close-ups with greater clarity and detail
  • Both types of conversion lenses get you closer to subjects, reducing amount of water in between you and therefore minimizing distortion
  • Wide-angle lenses often result in some vignetting, which can be reduced/eliminated by zooming in, using smaller aperture, or cropping in editing/post-production phase
  • Recommended WD-3 Wide Angle Dome provides mid-range angle of view with no vignetting
  • Optional, external color-correction filters, available for tropical blue and green water, can be attached via press-fit method to front of port to restore hues that get absorbed underwater
  • Since color filters reduce amount of light that enters lens, they are most effective in sunny conditions at depths of about 80' or less
  • Color filters not recommended for use in conjunction with external lighting, as combination can throw off color accuracy in images
  • Most wide-angle lenses require a filter with a 3.6" diameter
UPC: 883711052007

Underwater Action Housing and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera Kit Specs

Physical
Depth Rating200' / 61 m
Control TypeMechanical pushbuttons and knurled dial with a small lever
ControlsAfford access to important camera functions: Shutter button, power on/off, Zoom (wide/telephoto) lever, movie recording, manual white balance, Fn button, menu, up/down/left/right controls, FUNC./SET, playback, and delete button
Material of ConstructionHousing: ABS and polycarbonate blend
Controls: Acetyl plastic
Lens PortBuilt-in, flat, optical glass lens port
Scratch-resistant front element
3.0" / 76 mm diameter
Accepts optional, external 67mm threaded wide-angle and macro accessory lenses from Ikelite, INON, Epoque, and other manufacturers
Accepts optional, external color-correction filters via press-fit method
BuoyancySlightly positive in fresh water
LightingOptional constant light source with high lumen output and a wide, even beam highly recommended
No strobe connector on housing
Camera's flash not usable
MountingCentral, bottom-mounted 1/4"-20 threaded hole provides attachment point for optional tray with handles
Tray improves balance while offering mounting points for lighting arms
Dimensions6.0 x 4.6 x 5.7" / 15.2 x 11.7 x 14.4 cm
Weight1.1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 5.5 x 5.4"
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