Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90 or DSC-WX500

Ikelite Underwater Housing and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera Kit

Ikelite Underwater Housing and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera Kit

B&H # IK61159WX500 (B&H Kit)
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Product Highlights

  • Housing with 200' Depth Rating
  • Fiber-Optic/Wireless Strobe Connectivity
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Clear Polycarbonate Body/Flat Lens Port
  • Camera with 18MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-720mm f/3.5 Lens
  • 30x Optical Zoom
  • 3" 921k-Dot LCD, Full HD 1080/60p Video
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  • 1Description

Capture beautiful images of coral, pygmy seahorses, and blue-ringed octopi with this Ikelite Underwater Housing and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera Kit from B&H. The durable polycarbonate enclosure enables you to descend as far as 200' beneath the surface. Its mechanical controls afford access to virtually all the functions of the WX500. Additionally, it's equipped with a flat glass port for the camera's Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-720mm f/3.5 lens, which features 30x optical zoom.

  • Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90 or DSC-WX500

    Capture images and video at depths up to 200' beneath the surface using this Ikelite Underwater Housing for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90 or DSC-WX500 digital camera. Large, ergonomic mechanical controls provide access to virtually all camera functions.

    The enclosure's dual built-in fiber-optic ports allow for the attachment of optional Ikelite, SEA&SEA, and Olympus-type strobes via cables. Alternatively, the housing is also compatible with the optional wireless AF35 strobe, which replicates TTL exposure. Both the fiber-optic and wireless connections rely on the firing of the camera's built-in flash to trigger a strobe. Additionally, a flash diffuser and deflector are supplied.

    Built for durability, the housing is designed, made by hand, and tested in the USA. Manufactured from durable, clear polycarbonate, it resists corrosion and allows you to maintain a full view of the camera while monitoring the O-ring seal. The integrated, flat glass lens port has a 3.9" diameter and accepts optional wide-angle and macro add-on lenses, as well as color-correction filters.

    Construction Details
    • Features a depth rating of 200'
    • Close two double-passivated (corrosion-resistant), stainless steel locking lid snaps and see O-ring form a solid watertight seal
    • Designed, made by hand, and tested in USA
    • Made from clear, corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, allowing you to monitor O-ring seal and maintain a full view of camera
    Controls and Handling
    • Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever, afford access to all camera controls except for flash pop-up switch and viewfinder pop-up switch
    • Controls are large for easy operation while wearing diving gloves
    • Optional tray with single or dual quick-release handles can be connected to 1/4"-20 mount on bottom of housing, in order to improve balance and provide attachment point for lighting arm
    Lens Port
    • Built-in, flat glass lens port with 3.9" diameter
    • Accepts optional, external wide-angle and macro add-on lenses for increased field of view or extreme close-up shots with better clarity and detail, respectively
    • Both types of lenses enable you to get closer to subjects, cutting down on amount of water between subject and lens to reduce distortion
    • Optional color-correction filters can also be attached to restore hues that get absorbed by water
    Flash Use
    • Dual built-in fiber-optic ports allow for the attachment of optional Ikelite, SEA&SEA, and Olympus-type strobes via cables
    • Housing also compatible with optional wireless AF35 strobe, which varies power automatically to replicate TTL exposure and also features six manual power settings
    • As most built-in flashes are only effective at a range of about 1-3' from your subject in clear conditions, external lighting is highly recommended for brighter, clearer images with greater color accuracy and vibrancy
    • External strobes also virtually eliminate backscatter, the reflecting of light off particles in the water, which can lead to "snow" in your images
    • Housing includes flash diffuser to soften the light from camera's built-in flash, in order to make it less harsh and reduce backscatter
    • Also supplied is a flash deflector to redirect light from built-in flash towards an external strobe
    UPC: 883711051475
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)

    The black Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera from Sony has an 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a powerful 30x optical zoom lens. In combination with the BIONZ X image processor, the sensor provides sharp imaging and fast autofocus speeds. The 30x optical zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens has a 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-720mm which covers a full range of shooting situations from wide angle to telephoto. In addition, the camera has 60x digital zoom to allow you to effectively double the optical zoom range for distant image capture.

    The WX500 also supports Full HD 1080p video capture at 60p, 60i, and 24p. In both still and video modes, the camera has Optical SteadyShot Hybrid image stabilization to help reduce shake and blur by countering camera movements in 5 axes, resulting in more stable stills and videos even at long focal lengths.

    Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity allows you to instantly transfer images from your camera to your computer, smartphone, or tablet. With the included Sony PlayMemories App you can also use your smartphone as a remote control and viewer and directly send images to social media sites.

    18.2MP Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
    The 18.2MP CMOS back-illuminated sensor offers high resolution low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and reduced grain.
    BIONZ X Image Processor
    The BIONZ X image processor provides fast performance speeds, particularly when it comes to autofocus speeds at its long focal lengths.
    Zeiss Vario-Sonnar Lens with 30x Optical Zoom and 60x Digital Zoom
    The 30x optical zoom provides a 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-720mm, which covers a variety of shooting situations from wide-angle to telephoto. In addition, the 60x digital zoom effectively doubles the lens's reach.
    3" Tilting LCD Screen
    The camera features a 180° tilting 921k-dot 3" LCD screen for shooting at various angles.
    Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
    Record full HD 1080p videos in AVCHD or in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates.
    4K Still Images
    Photos can be viewed in 4K resolution on a compatible television via HDMI output.
    Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
    The camera has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities to quickly share images. The PlayMemories Mobile App, available for both Android and iOS allows you to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to a connected smartphone or tablet. The application also allows your device to be used as wireless remote to control the camera.
    Optical SteadyShot Hybrid Image Stabilization
    Optical SteadyShot Hybrid image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements on 5 axes.
    UPC: 027242889668
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  • 1Description
  • Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90 or DSC-WX500
    Depth Rating 200' / 60 m
    Control Type Mechanical push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever
    Controls Provide access to all camera functions except for flash pop-up switch and viewfinder pop-up switch
    Material of Construction Polycarbonate
    Lens Port Built-in glass lens port with flat front element
    Diameter: 3.9" / 99 mm
    Color Correction Filters Optional Ikelite #6441.46 for blue water and 6441.86 for green water
    Buoyancy Nearly neutral in fresh water
    Internal Flash Usable Yes, camera's built-in flash
    External Flash Connector 2x fiber-optic ports for optional Ikelite, SEA&SEA, and Olympus-type strobes
    Compatible with optional wireless AF35 strobe
    Mounting 1/4"-20 mounts with 3.0" / 76 mm spacing on bottom for connection to optional tray with one or two quick-release handles
    Dimensions 6.8 x 5.0 x 5.8" / 17.3 x 12.7 x 14.7 cm
    Weight 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 6.5 x 6.4"
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)
    Pixels 18.2 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4, XAVC S
    Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
    Max Resolution 18 MP: 4896 x 3672
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical, 5-Way
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 11 elements in 10 groups
    5 Aspherical
    EFL: 4.3-129mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-720mm)
    Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
    Filter Thread None
    Zoom Optical: 30x
    Digital: 60x
    Focus Range Wide: 2.0" (5 cm) to Infinity
    Telephoto: 8.2' (2.5 m) to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 80-3200 (Extended Mode: 80-12800)
    Shutter 30 - 1/2000 Seconds 
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Panorama Shot, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    Shooting Modes Anti-motion Blur
    Backlight HDR
    Handheld Twilight
    High Sensitivity
    Night Portrait
    Night Scene
    Pet Mode
    Soft Skin
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent, One Push, One Push Set, Shade
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps for up to Frames
    Self-Timer 2, 5, 10 Seconds
    Flash Modes Flash On
    Rear Sync
    Slow Sync
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 - 17.72' (0.3 - 5.4 m)
    Telephoto: 8.20 - 9.84' (2.5 - 3 m)
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
    Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Memory Stick Micro
    Memory Stick Micro (M2)
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 24 fps
    1920 x 1080i: 60 fps
    Viewfinder Type None
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
    Battery 1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter AC-UB10C / UB10D (Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4" / 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
    Weight 7.372 oz / 209 g Without battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.7 x 2.7"
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