Ikelite Underwater Housing and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera Kit

BH #IK617101LX10 (B&H Kit)
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Ikelite Underwater Housing and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera Kit
Key Features
  • Housing with 200' Depth Rating
  • Dual Fiber-Optic Ports for Strobes
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
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Capture beautiful images of coral, pygmy seahorses, and blue-ringed octopi with this Ikelite Underwater Housing and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera Kit from B&H. The durable ABS and polycarbonate enclosure enables you to descend as far as 200' beneath the surface. Its mechanical controls afford access to virtually all of the functions of the LX10. Additionally, it's equipped with a flat glass port for the camera's Leica DC Vario-Summilux 24-72mm f/1.4-2.8 lens.
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Underwater Housing and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera Kit Overview

Capture beautiful images of coral, pygmy seahorses, and blue-ringed octopi with this Ikelite Underwater Housing and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera Kit from B&H. The durable ABS and polycarbonate enclosure enables you to descend as far as 200' beneath the surface. Its mechanical controls afford access to virtually all of the functions of the LX10. Additionally, it's equipped with a flat glass port for the camera's Leica DC Vario-Summilux 24-72mm f/1.4-2.8 lens.

Ikelite Underwater Housing for Panasonic LUMIX LX10 or LX15

You can capture brilliant images of coral reefs, whale sharks, and more at depths as great as 200', thanks to Ikelite's Underwater Housing for the Panasonic LUMIX LX10 or LX15 Digital Camera. Dual fiber-optic ports enable the attachment of optional external strobes via cables. Mechanical push-buttons, dials, and a lever afford access to all camera functions except for the flash-open lever; however, the flash may be used inside the housing to trigger external strobes via the fiber-optic connection.

A flat glass port with a 3.0" diameter accommodates and protects the camera's lens, and features 67mm threads for attaching external wide-angle and macro wet lenses or color-correction filters. Built for durability, the enclosure is constructed from a corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and acrylic blend, which is white on the front, top, sides, and bottom, but clear in the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and camera. An optional aluminum tray with a quick-release grip or two will afford improved balance and handling, while offering a way to attach optional lighting arms.

Construction Details

  • Depth rating: 200'
  • Made from a durable, corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and acrylic blend
  • White on the front, top, sides, and bottom to reflect sunlight and keep camera cool when shooting on or above water's surface
  • Clear in the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and camera
  • Two double-passivated, stainless steel locking latches are virtually unbreakable and make it easy to open and close the housing
  • Rear O-ring seal design and placement prevent accidental twisting or stretching, and eliminate the need for a groove that can trap sand, dirt, or debris
  • 1/2-20 threaded accessory port on the side of the housing allows for the easy installation of an optional Vacuum Kit (#47012), which will allow you to confirm the integrity of the watertight seal before diving
  • Camera is installed and removed through the front of the housing
  • Mounting plate allows for secure camera placement, and does not need to be removed for you to access the battery compartment or memory card slot
  • Mounting plate has a 1/4"-20 threaded hole for connection to a tripod

Controls and Handling

  • Mechanical push-buttons, dials, and a lever afford access to all camera functions except for the flash-open lever
  • Camera's flash may be used inside the housing to trigger external strobes via fiber-optic cables
  • Shutter lever features Ikelite's updated design, which has made it more sensitive and ergonomic than the levers on many previous housings
  • Optional Shutter Trigger Extension (#4077.93) can be added on to allow for easy shutter activation without removing your hand from a grip
  • Redesigned push-buttons are even lighter in weight than the previously existing ones, and are also less prone to salt buildup
  • Laser-engraved control symbols on the back of the housing won't come off or fade with time

Lens Port

  • Built-in glass port with a flat front element and 3.0" diameter accommodates and protects the camera's lens
  • Features 67mm threads for attaching external wide-angle and macro wet lenses or color-correction filters
  • Wide-angle lenses increase your angle of coverage, allowing you to get close to your subject while fitting more in the frame
  • Macro lenses enable extreme close-ups with great clarity and detail, so you can fill the whole frame with a tiny sea creature
  • Both types of accessory conversion lenses cut down on distortion caused by the water, resulting in better image quality
  • Ikelite WD-3 Wide-Angle Dome provides mid-range coverage with no vignetting
  • Ikelite W-30, INON UWL-H100, and other 67mm wide-angle options offer wider coverage, but not without a little vignetting and edge distortion
  • By using a smaller aperture, zooming in slightly, and/or cropping in post-production, vignetting and distortion can be reduced or eliminated
  • Available macro lenses include those from INON, Epoque, and other brands
  • When not using an external strobe, attach an optional, external color-correction filter for blue or green water to your port, in order to restore hues that are absorbed beneath the surface
  • 3.0" filters can be pressed directly onto the port; larger 3.6" size may be required when fitting filters onto wide-angle wet lenses

Strobe Connection and Operation

  • Camera's built-in flash is not suitable for illuminating shots underwater, but can be used to trigger optional external strobes that have greater range, coverage, power, and color-correcting capability
  • Dual fiber-optic ports enable direct connection to many strobes, and will allow for the use of Ikelite DS strobes via the Fiber-Optic Converter (#4401.1) and Fiber-Optic Cord (#4501)
  • Compatible with the following additional cables: INON Optical D Cable with "non-wireless type" L-connector, Sea & Sea L-type F.O. cable (#50107), Sea & Sea F.O. Cable II (#50128), Olympus UW F.O. Cable (PTCB-E02), Nauticam-to-INON Optical Fiber Cable (#26211), Nauticam-to-Sea & Sea Optical Fiber Cable (#26212)
UPC: 883711054698

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera

A pocket-sized powerhouse, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera offers outstanding performance through the use of a 20.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor that can deliver sharp stills, UHD 4K video, and more. Combine this with a compact design that offers a 3" LCD touchscreen that tilts up 180° for selfies, and you have an almost ideal camera for everyday carry.

In order to provide sharp, richly detailed images, the LX10 features a fast Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.4-2.8 lens with a versatile 3x zoom range. This optic features a 35mm equivalent wide-angle to telephoto range of 24-72mm, making it useful in a range of different situations. Also, the 20.1MP sensor furthers the camera's abilities with an extended sensitivity range up to ISO 25600 and continuous shooting at up to 50 fps with an electronic shutter and 10 fps with the mechanical shutter.

The LX10 is equipped with a 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ system for shake-free images and a 49-area autofocus system that will make sure your images are tack sharp. Hybrid shooters will appreciate the inclusion of high-quality UHD 4K video recording in the LX10. It can record at 30 or 24 fps at 100 Mbps using the MP4 format. Also, Panasonic leverages the power of this technology to provide advanced 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus features.

Looking at the svelte metal exterior, users will appreciate an ergonomic grip and design. The LX10 has a physical lens control ring to help provide more tactile control over certain settings. Shooters who are always on the go can charge up their camera through the USB port. The camera is also boosted by the inclusion of numerous other features, such as focus stacking and Wi-Fi connectivity, making this a very capable imaging tool.

20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor

The large 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor enables high-resolution still image and 4K video recording with native sensitivity to ISO 12800, which can be further expanded to ISO 25600. The two technologies also contribute to a marked reduction in noise through the use of Multi Process NR, Random Filter, and Aperture Filter systems to realize consistent color fidelity and image clarity. The sensor and processor combination also avail notable speed throughout the camera, including the ability to record up to 50 fps using an electronic shutter, 10 fps with a mechanical shutter, or 6 fps with a mechanical shutter and continuous AF. Benefitting a hybrid workflow, users can switch between recording 4K movies and still imagery instantly and there is also the ability to make in-camera 8MP screen grabs from 4K movies.

Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.4-2.8 Zoom Lens

In order to capture sharp, detailed images in a vast variety of shooting conditions, the LX10 is equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens that has a versatile wide-angle to telephoto 24-72mm equivalent zoom range. This lens features an 11 element in 9 group design that incorporates 4 aspherical lenses with dual-sided aspherical surfaces, two aspherical ED lenses, and one UHR lens to minimize aberrations and maximize performance. The lens also features a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4-2.8 that allows photographers to create images with a shallow depth of field and work more effectively in low light. Additionally, it has optical image stabilization to reduce the impact of camera shake.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Benefitting from the 1" MOS image sensor, The LX10 is able to record UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video at 30p with a high bit rate of 100 Mbps in the MP4 file format. Full HD 1080 video can also be recorded—at 60p, 30p, 24p, or 60i—in the AVCHD format, as well as Full HD and HD formats in the MP4 format. When recording 4K video, use of a UHS-3 memory card is recommended and continuous recording up to 15 minutes is possible. For Full HD 60p recording users can record continuously for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds while Full HD 30p video can be recorded without a time limit. A built-in stereo microphone records audio in either AAC or Dolby formats. Users can also use the micro-HDMI port to output 4K video to an external monitor or recorder.

4K PHOTO Capabilities

Besides video, the 4K capabilities also permit recording 8MP stills at 30 fps in a trio of ways:
  • 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps for up to 15 minutes, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • 4K Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • 4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.
  • Post Focus and Focus Stacking

    Another attribute of the 4K capabilities is a unique focusing method called Post Focus. This function records imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 fps and shifts the specific point of focus throughout the burst shooting in order to offer a range of distinct focusing ranges to choose from. During playback, via the camera's touchscreen, you can then tap the specific region of the image you wish to be in focus and an 8MP JPEG file will be created. Multiple individual files with different points of focus can be created from the original burst, and focusing assist functions can also be used to gain even more precise control over the specific in-focus region.

    A built-in focus stacking feature lets you program the capture of a sequence of photos with shifting focus. This technique allows you to utilize the highest performing aperture as well as increase the depth of field in your final image.

    5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization+

    Helping to compensate for camera shake when recording HD movies, 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ is an advanced image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of blur when shooting one-handed video. It corrects for five types of camera shake that commonly affect more dynamic movement types that occur while moving when recording.

    Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi

  • The 3" 1.04m-dot rear touchscreen LCD can tilt upwards 180° for taking self-portraits.
  • Physical lens control ring provides tactile control over some commonly used settings.
  • A physical aperture ring allows for direct control over a critical camera setting.
  • The top of the camera features a dedicated record button as well as a control dial for quickly changing settings.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to pair the LX10 with smartphones or tablets running the Panasonic Image App for wireless image transferring and remote camera control.
  • Other Camera Features

  • A mechanical shutter enables a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec and an electronic shutter function avails a top shutter speed of 1/16000 sec to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
  • Creative Panorama mode allows you to create seamless panoramic imagery by simply panning about the scene to capture wide-field views.
  • A built-in pop-up flash can be used to provide additional illumination to scenes.
  • The included lithium-ion battery provides approximately 260 shots per charge when using the rear LCD monitor.
  • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
  • Still image Scene Guide modes: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, and Monochrome.
  • Photo Style settings: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom.
  • Picture Adjustment settings: Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation, Color Tone, and Filter Effect.
  • Exposure, aperture, focus, and white balance bracketing.
  • Supported languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese (Traditional).
  • UPC: 885170291843

    Ikelite Underwater Housing for Panasonic LUMIX LX10 or LX15 Specs

    Physical
    Depth Rating200' / 60 m
    Control TypeMechanical push-buttons, dials, and a lever
    ControlsProvide access to all camera functions except for flash-open lever
    Material of ConstructionABS and polycarbonate
    Lens PortBuilt-in, flat glass port with 3.0" / 76 mm diameter
    BuoyancySlightly negative in fresh water
    Internal Flash UsableYes, camera's built-in flash may be used to trigger external strobes
    External Strobe Connector2x Fiber-optic ports for connecting optional external strobes (cables not included)
    Mounting1/4"-20 threads with 3.0" / 7.6 cm spacing
    Dimensions5.3 x 5.1 x 6.9" / 13.5 x 13 x 17.5 cm
    Weight2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight3.205 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 6.35 x 6.35"

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera Specs

    Imaging
    PixelsActual: 20.9 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution5472 x 3648
    Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor TypeMOS
    Sensor Size1"
    Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
    Image StabilizationDigital, Optical (5-Axis)
    Lens
    Focal Length8.8 to 26.4mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 72mm)
    Optical Zoom3x
    Digital Zoom4x Maximum (12x Combined Zoom)
    2x Optimized (6x Combined Zoom)
    Maximum Aperturef/1.4 to 2.8
    Minimum Aperturef/11
    Focus RangeNormal
    11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity
    Macro
    1.18" to Infinity / 3 cm to Infinity (Wide)
    11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
    Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
    Exposure Control
    ISO SensitivityAuto, 125 to 12800 (Extended: 80 to 25600)
    Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
    1/4000 to 60 Seconds
    120 Seconds in Time Mode
    Electronic Shutter
    1/16000 to 1 Second
    Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
    Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
    Continuous ShootingUp to 50 fps at 20 MP
    Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
    Video
    Recording ModesAVCHD/MP4
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/29.97p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/29.97p/59.94p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i
    HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
    Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
    Video EncodingNTSC
    Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Size3"
    Resolution1,040,000 Dot
    Display Type180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
    Flash
    Built-In FlashYes
    Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
    1.6 to 39.7' / 0.5 to 12.1 m (Wide)
    1.0 to 19.7' / 0.3 to 6.0 m (Telephoto)
    External Flash ConnectionNone
    Interface
    Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
    ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
    WirelessWi-Fi
    GPSNo
    Physical
    Battery1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 680 mAh (Approx. 260 Shots)
    Dimensions (W x H x D)4.2 x 2.4 x 1.7" / 105.5 x 60 x 42 mm
    Weight10.94 oz / 310 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.095 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 5.05 x 2.85"
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