AquaTech Elite Water Housing for Sony A9, A7RIII and A7III

AquaTech Elite Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera Body Kit

AquaTech Elite Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera Body Kit

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AquaTech Elite Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera Body Kit AquaTech Elite Water Housing for Sony A9, A7RIII and A7III Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

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  • Depth Rated 33'
  • Access to Key Camera Controls
  • 24MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body
  • 693-Point AF System & 20-fps Shooting
  • Internal UHD 4K Video
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • ISO 204800, Silent Electronic Shutter
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
  • Integrated LAN and PC Sync Terminals
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AquaTech Elite Overview

  • 1Description

Capture high-quality photo and video underwater with this AquaTech Elite Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera Body Kit from B&H. The housing is depth-rated to 33' and offers ready access to the camera's controls. The a9 body offers a 24.2MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204800. Once you grab your favorite lens, the appropriate port, and a strobe or video light, you'll be ready to start your dive.

  • AquaTech Elite Water Housing for Sony A9, A7RIII and A7III

    Capture images over, under, or near the water's surface with your Sony A9, A7RIII or A7III Mirrorless Digital Camera in AquaTech's dedicated Elite A9 Water Housing, which features a depth rating of 33'. Mechanical controls afford easy access to important camera functions, while an ergonomic side grip improves handling and comfort. An optional Pistol Grip Trigger and Pole Shutter Extension will enable remote firing capability and focus control, allowing you to capture blur-free images with ease. The pole will also give you extra reach when shooting at certain angles.

    Built for durability, the housing body is constructed from corrosion-resistant polyurethane and the controls are made of stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and high-strength plastic. Together, the quick release clips with safety latches and the O-rings ensure that the Elite A9 remains watertight to keep your camera and lens safe.

    A threaded 3/8"-16 mounting point at the bottom of the housing enables connection to an optional tripod or tray. The enclosure ships without a required lens port, and accepts a series of interchangeable ports for various lenses. For complete compatibility details, see the P-Series Port Chart.

    Construction Details
    • Depth Rating: 33'
    • Designed for shallow water and surface use, and shouldn't be operated at depths beyond 15' for longer than five minutes
    • Made from durable, corrosion-resistant polyurethane
    • Controls made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and high-strength plastic
    • Quick release clips with safety latches, along with multiple O-rings, ensure the housing is watertight
    Controls and Handling
    • Mechanical push-buttons and dials afford access to important camera functions, including shutter, video recording, menu, C3, mode dial, AF-On, Fn, multi-controller (right side only), rear control dial, center button, playback, C4, and delete
    • Ergonomic side grip improves handling and comfort
    • 3/8"-16 threaded mount enables connection to an optional tripod or tray
    Lens Ports
    • Ships without a required lens port
    • Accepts a series of interchangeable ports for various lenses
    • For complete compatibility details, see the port chart linked above
    Strobe Connection and Operation
    • Optional flash bulkhead connector enables the attachment of external strobes via sync cords
    • Bulkhead is included with AquaTech's flash housings
    • Optional pistol grip or pole shutter release enables remote firing capability, and is compatible with strobes or PocketWizards installed in their own housings
    UPC: 810778012569
  • Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

    Bringing the speed Sony mirrorless shooters have been waiting for, the Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing both the imaging and focusing assets, the a9 also sports 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld.

    Matching its professional imaging capabilities is a well-rounded physical construction that is fully weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions. For clear, uncompromised viewing, a quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder is featured with an impressive 3.686m-dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate for clear, bright, and smooth eye-level viewing. Alternatively, a 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is also available to benefit working from high and low angles. Dual SD memory card slots, a customizable menu system, and a variety of physical control dials further round out the camera's intuitive design, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked mobile devices.

    24.2MP Full-Frame Exmor RS Stacked CMOS Sensor
    Poised for speed, the a9 features a first-for-full-frame 24.2MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS that affords impressively quick readout speeds to benefit up to 20 fps continuous shooting and UHD 4K video recording. The sensor's back-illuminated design also affords high sensitivity to an extended ISO 204,800 with reduced noise for clean image quality in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, uncompressed raw files can be recorded in 14-bit for greater color fidelity and post-production flexibility.
    BIONZ X Image Processor
    Working in conjunction with the stacked CMOS sensor is an apt BIONZ X image processor that ensures quick processing speeds to keep up with fast-paced shooting applications. Continuous shooting up to 20 fps is supported for up to 362 consecutive JPEGs, or 241 raw frames, along with a top electronic shutter speed of 1/32,000 for freezing fast-moving subjects or working in bright lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast recording capabilities is an equally quick AF/AE metering system that functions at 60 times per second to continuously evaluate the scene in order to lock onto and track moving subjects. Additionally, due to the use of an electronic shutter, totally blackout-free monitoring is possible with the electronic viewfinder for more accurate compositions of moving subjects.
    693-Point Phase-Detection AF
    Covering 93% of the image area, a focal-plane phase-detection autofocus system incorporates 693 points along with 25 contrast-detection areas for quick and precise focusing in a variety of lighting conditions with sensitivity down to -3 EV. The density of focusing points from this hybrid AF system also enables High-density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. The use of phase-detection points also enables the use of A-mount lenses via the optional LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 lens mount adapters with full continuous AF/AE tracking compatibility.

    The apt focus system also lends itself to a variety of focusing functions for refined accuracy, including Lock-on AF, which maintains focus on moving subjects throughout the use of a configurable frame that is set over the desired moving subject, and Expand Flexible Spot, which employs neighboring focus points to retain focus on moving subjects even if the originally selected point loses focus. Additionally, Eye AF can be used to base focus on recognized subjects' eyes for portraits and is available in both AF-S and AF-C modes. Autofocus can also be used in conjunction with the Focus Magnifier function for critical focus when homing in on minute subject details.

    In addition to autofocus, the a9 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighting sharp edges of contrast for a more objective means of acquiring sharp focus.
    5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
    Packed into the robust a9 is a 5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system that compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

    For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.
    UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format
    Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and, based on the Super35mm recording area and effective 20MP (6000 x 3376) resolution, 2.4x oversampling renders greater detail and full pixel readout is possible, that is void of pixel binning, for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.

    4K video recording also avails the ability to produce 8MP stills during playback by taking a frame grab from a movie and storing it as a separate file.
    Slow & Quick Motion
    Take more control over your video capture capabilities with a variety of new frame rates available in an S&Q mode. This will allow shooters to capture Full HD video at one of either steps between 1-120 fps. These settings will allow you to slow down action as well as speed up a slow-moving scene. This setting is also NTSC/PAL switchable.
    Enhanced Zebra Function
    An enhanced Zebra function is ideally suited to aid in monitoring exposure values in high-contrast scenes. Video signal level targets can be set from 0 to 109, and specific ranges can be set to make exposure level adjustments easier.
    Time Code and User Bit Settings
    A time code can be used to record hours, minutes, seconds, frames on image data for more precise editing while the User Bit function can record date, time, and scene number to aid in editing together footage from multiple cameras.
    Body Design
    • Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder features a 3.686m-dot resolution and a 0.78x magnification for bright and clear viewing. The EVF also sports a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to reduce reflections and a high 120 fps refresh rate can be used to reduce lag for a smoother viewing experience. Additionally, a fluorine coating has been applied to the outermost viewfinder element to benefit cleaning.
    • Rear 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is available for live view shooting and menu navigation. The touchscreen enables Touch Focus for intuitive adjustment of your focus point, and the tilting design benefits working from both high and low angles.
    • Dual SD card slots provide a more flexible means for storing files. The lower card slot supports UHS-II type cards, and the slots can be configured to do an in-camera backup, segregated raw/JPEG recording, or overflow saving.
    • My Menu function can be used to customize your menu items for easy, direct access with up to 72 options to be set and ordered.
    • Stacked drive mode and focus mode dials, a dedicated AF-ON button, and a rear multi-selector all afford greater efficiency when switching focus modes, points, or exposure settings.
    • Integrated LAN terminal enables making wired FTP transfers for notably fast transfer speeds. Also, the first three characters of the file name can be customized for easier organization during post-production.
    • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the a9 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.
    • Bluetooth connectivity allows for location data acquisition.
    • Magnesium-alloy body design is both lightweight and durable, and also weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions.
    • Integrated PC sync terminal for wired flash sync with strobe packs or wireless radio remotes.
    UPC: 027242907362
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • AquaTech Elite Water Housing for Sony A9, A7RIII and A7III
    Depth Rating 33' / 10 m
    Control Type Mechanical push-buttons and dials
    Controls Enable access to important camera functions: shutter, video recording, menu, C3, mode dial, AF-On, Fn, multi-controller (right side only), rear control dial, center button, playback, C4, and delete
    Material of Construction Body: Polyurethane
    Controls: Stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and high-strength plastic
    Lens Port Ships without required lens port
    Accepts interchangeable P-series ports for various lenses
    For complete compatibility details, see port chart linked in overview section
    Buoyancy Positive
    External Strobe Connector Optional bulkhead can be added for connection of external strobes
    Bulkhead is included with AquaTech's flash housings
    Viewfinder None
    Moisture Alarm None
    Mounting 1x 3/8"-16 tripod mount
    Dimensions 7.5 x 6.75 x 5.0" / 19 x 17.1 x 12.7 cm
    Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.3 x 6.3"
  • Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
    Camera Format Full-Frame
    Pixels Actual: 28.3 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.6 x 23.8 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: AVCHD 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
    Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Memory Stick Duo
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)
    3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 50/60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 50/60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 25/30 fps (16 Mb/s MP4)
    1280 x 720p at 25/30 fps (6 Mb/s MP4)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Optional External Mic: With Video
    Focus
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 693
    Contrast Detection: 25
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 0.5"
    Viewfinder Resolution 3,686,400 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point 23 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.78x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,440,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended Mode:50 to 204800)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 30 to 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 30 to 1/32000 Second in Bulb Mode
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV -3.0 to EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
    Continuous Shooting Up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 362 Exposures (JPEG Format)
    Up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 241 Exposures (Raw Format)
    Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP
    Up to 5 fps at 24.2 MP
    Up to 2.5 fps at 24.2 MP
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    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System P-TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    Performance
    Self Timer 2, 5, 10 Seconds
    Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, X-Sync Socket
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5" / 126.9 x 95.6 x 63.0 mm
    Weight 1.48 lb / 673 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 6.2 x 5.7"

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