AquaTech ATB A6500 Water Housing Kit for Sony Alpha a6500 or a6300 with LP-5 Flat Lens Port

AquaTech ATB A6500 Underwater Housing with Lens Port and Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera Body Kit

AquaTech ATB A6500 Underwater Housing with Lens Port and Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera Body Kit

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AquaTech ATB A6500 Underwater Housing with Lens Port and Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera Body Kit AquaTech ATB A6500 Water Housing Kit for Sony Alpha a6500 or a6300 with LP-5 Flat Lens Port Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

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  • Depth Rating: 33'
  • Mechanical Control of Camera Functions
  • LP-5 Port for 35mm/50mm/16-50mm E Lenses
  • Camera: 24.2MP Photos & UHD 4K Video
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • S&Q Motion in Full HD from 1-120 fps
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting and ISO 51200
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  • 1Description

Capture 24.2MP photos and UHD 4K video beneath the surface with this AquaTech ATB A6500 Underwater Housing with Lens Port and Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera Body Kit from B&H. The housing is depth-rated to 33', provides mechanical control of key camera functions, and comes with a lens port that accepts several Sony E Mount lenses (many more ports are available for the housing). The Alpha a6500 features 11-fps shooting, image stabilization, 425-point autofocus, a tilting touchscreen and much more. Add a lens and a strobe or video light, and you're ready to make beautiful underwater images and video.

  • AquaTech ATB A6500 Water Housing Kit for Sony Alpha a6500 or a6300 with LP-5 Flat Lens Port

    Capture photos and video over, under, on, or near the water's surface with your Sony Alpha a6500 or a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera in AquaTech's ATB A6500 Water Housing, offered here in a kit with the 2-Button Pistol Grip Trigger and LP-5 Flat Lens Port. Featuring a depth rating of 33', the enclosure is designed for shallow water and surface use and shouldn't be operated at depths beyond 15' for longer than 5 min.

    The ATB A6500's tactile, mechanical controls provide easy access to important camera functions, and its ergonomic design and removable side grip afford optimal handling and comfort. The supplied Pistol Grip allows you to aim and maneuver the housing and capture images--all with a single hand and all without camera shake. It mounts onto the bottom of the camera and is light and ergonomic in your hand. The grip's waterproof shutter release switch is highly sensitive and direct to help ensure you don't miss your shot. Additionally, the unit features dedicated focus control, though you may find that zone focus enables the sharpest images.

    The housing body is crafted from durable polyurethane, while the controls are made of stainless steel, aluminum, and high-strength plastics. All of the aluminum parts have been anodized for resistance to corrosion and other wear and tear.

    The enclosure ships with the LP-5 Port for the Sony Alpha E-Mount 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8, and 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses. It also accepts a system of optional, interchangeable LP-series ports that accommodate various other Sony lenses, as well as non-Sony lenses via adapters. For complete compatibility information, see the Port Chart.

    Waterproofing
    • Depth Rating: 33'
    • Designed for shallow water and surface use, and shouldn't be operated at depths beyond 15' for longer than 5 min
    Controls, Handling and Operation
    • Tactile, mechanical push-button and dial controls provide easy access to important camera functions: shutter, video recording, top dial, DISP, C3, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, set, playback, picture profile
    • Included Pistol Grip mounts onto bottom of housing, allowing you to aim and maneuver housing and capture images--all with a single hand and without camera shake
    • Great for one-handed, run-and-gun style active shooting
    • Pistol features waterproof shutter release switch, which is highly sensitive and direct, as well as dedicated focus control. Zone focus may actually end up yielding sharpest images
    • Ergonomically designed housing, Pistol Grip, and removable side grip afford optimal handling and comfort
    • Side grip serves as alternative to pistol grip and allows you to shoot with the manual shutter control on housing
    Construction Details
    • Body crafted from durable polyurethane
    • Controls made of stainless steel, aluminum, and high-strength plastics
    • All aluminum parts anodized for resistance to corrosion
    Lens Port System
    • Ships with LP-5 Flat Port for various prime and zoom lenses up to 61mm in length (including filter), such as Sony Alpha E-Mount 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8, and 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6
    • Compatible with a system of optional, interchangeable LP-series ports that accommodate various other Sony lenses, as well as non-Sony lenses via adapters
    • For complete info, see Port Chart linked above
    • LP-5 features removable, replaceable, acrylic front element
    Lighting
    • No external strobe connector and not compatible with optional flash housings
    • If artificial illumination is desired, connect a constant light source such as an LED to your system
    • As housing is meant for use on or relatively close to water's surface, available sunlight will be sufficient much of the time
    UPC: 810778011289
  • Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

    Stable, fast, and versatile, the Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both photo and video applications. Revolving around a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, clean image quality is provided with a wide expandable sensitivity range to ISO 51200, along with accelerated readout speeds for internal 4K30 and Full HD 1080p120 video recording with full pixel readout. The processor further benefits videographers with the inclusion of an S&Q (Slow & Quick) Motion setting that permits capturing Full HD video at a variety of frame rates ranging from 1-120 fps. Stills shooters also benefit from the apt processing speed, which enables continuous shooting at 11 fps for up to 301 JPEGs in a burst, as well as 14-bit raw file output. Complementing both stills and video, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake with all mounted lenses to support working with slower shutter speeds. The sensor and processor combination also avails 4D FOCUS, which utilizes a wide-coverage 425-point phase-detection system with a 169-area contrast detection system for quick and precise focusing performance. This focusing system also enables High-density Tracking AF for more efficient and accurate tracking of moving subjects across the image frame. Increasingly versatile and fully featured in both photo and video realms, the a6500 is a fast and precise imaging tool for multimedia capture.

    Complementing the imaging assets, the a6500 also sports a robust magnesium alloy body that is dust- and moisture-resistant to permit working in harsh environments. The compact profile incorporates a high-resolution XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for bright, clear, eye-level viewing, and this EVF features a 120 fps viewing mode for smooth tracking of fast-moving subjects. A rear 3.0" 921.6k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor is also available and has a tilting design to benefit shooting from high and low working angles, and the touchscreen design allows for intuitive touch-to-focus control. Additionally, for wireless remote control over the camera, or for just sharing imagery online, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC permits linking with a mobile device for intuitive wireless control.

    24.2MP Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Processor
    The APS-C-format 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor pairs with the BIONZ X image processor to realize smooth, nuanced image quality with minimal noise and high sensitivity from ISO 100-25600, which can further be expanded to ISO 51200 for working in low-light conditions. The sensor features a unique design that utilizes thin copper wiring, enhanced circuit processing, and an enhanced front-end LSI to boost light-gathering abilities, reduce noise, and increase readout speeds to benefit video recording. The sensor and processor combination also avails a top continuous shooting rate of 11 fps for up to 301 standard JPEG frames or 107 raw frames in a single burst with AF and AE, and permits 14-bit raw file output for a wider tonal and color scale.
    5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
    Packed into the svelte a6500 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.
    4D FOCUS
    Covering nearly the entire sensor area, a powerful 4D FOCUS system incorporates 425 on-chip phase-detection points along with 169 contrast-detection areas for precise focusing in as little as 0.05 seconds. 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 AF compatibility.

    The apt 4D 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 a6500 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighted sharp edges of contrast for a more objective means of acquiring sharp focus.
    UHD 4K Video Recording
    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.
    Custom Color Profiles and S-Log3 Gamma
    Support is available for the S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log-3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3 profiles that enable up to a 1300% wider dynamic range for smoother tonal and color gradations, along with enhanced sensitivity and clarity in shadows and mid-tones. These profiles also lend themselves to greater compatibility within a professional workflow and are well-paired to the Cineon Log gamma curve for versatile post-production grading and color control. The S-Log3 gamma setting also offers an impressive 14-stop wide dynamic range for greater control over the highlights and shadows, while the S-Gamut3.Cine profile can be used to mimic the qualities of scanned negative film with a wide gamut comparable to the DCI-P3 color space. Additionally, the popular S-Log2 setting is also available.
    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.
    Zebra and Gamma Display Assist
    An enhanced Zebra function is ideally suited to working with S-Log gamma profiles and aids 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.

    In contrast, a Gamma Display Assist function is also available that displays scenes with natural contrast when recording with S-Log settings. This function converts imagery to the ITU709 profile for easier on-camera monitoring.
    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 and Built-In Wi-Fi
    • A robust magnesium alloy body offers a durable profile, and also incorporates dust and moisture seals to protect against harsh environments. This durability is carried over to the shutter's design, too, which is rated to withstand more than 200,000 cycles.
    • The XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a bright, high-resolution means for eye-level monitoring, and also sports a dedicated 120 fps mode for smoother viewing when tracking moving subjects.
    • A 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD touchscreen can be tilted 90° upward or 45° downward to suit working from high and low angles. The screen also incorporates White Magic technology with an RGBW pixel structure for increased brightness to support use in daylight conditions.
    • The touchscreen design avails access to Touch Focus control, for immediate focus point selection, as well as a Touchpad function which lets you smoothly and intuitively select a focus point on the screen while you're looking into the viewfinder.
    • Nine customizable buttons can be set to control more than 64 functions for more intuitive handling.
    • The included NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion is rated for 350 shots per charge when working with the viewfinder, or 400 shots per charge with the LCD screen.
    • In addition to the battery, the a6500 can also be powered via a USB connection to a computer or mobile battery. This connection can also be used to charge the battery.
    • A rigid metal lens mount better supports working with larger, heavier lens designs.
    • An ergonomic grip structure is ideal for long shooting sessions and facilitates easy access to the main control buttons and dials.
    • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the a6500 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.
    • 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
    • Highlight and Average metering modes helps avoid blown-out highlights and provide stable auto exposure, respectively.
    • Exposure standard adjustment allows you to tween exposure parameters for each metering mode independently from -1 to +1 EV in 1/6-stop increments.
    • A Silent Shooting mode makes use of an electronic shutter function for completely silent performance that is ideal for photographing in noise-sensitive areas. When using this mode, up to 3 fps continuous shooting is available with autofocus and auto-exposure.
    • 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.
    • An advanced 1200-zone evaluative exposure metering sensor delivers consistent and accurate results using multi-segment, center-weighted, or spot metering modes.
    • When working with ISO Auto settings, you can configure a minimum shutter speed setting to better ensure sharp imagery.
    • 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: 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.
    • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, and Sepia; contrast, saturation, and sharpness can be adjusted across +/- 3 steps.
    UPC: 027242895706
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  • 1Description
  • AquaTech ATB A6500 Water Housing Kit for Sony Alpha a6500 or a6300 with LP-5 Flat Lens Port
    Depth Rating 33' / 10 m
    Control Type Mechanical push-buttons and dials
    Controls Provide access to following camera functions: Shutter, video recording, top dial, DISP, C2, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, set, playback, picture profile
    Material of Construction Body: Polyurethane
    Lens Port: Acrylic front element
    Controls: Stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and high-strength plastics
    Lens Port Ships with LP-5 Flat Port for Sony Alpha E-Mount 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8, and 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6
    Compatible with various other primes and zooms up to 61mm in length (including filter)
    Housing accepts system of optional, interchangeable LP-series ports that accommodate various other Sony lenses, as well as non-Sony lenses via adapters
    For complete info, see Port Chart linked in Overview
    Buoyancy Generally positive, though may vary with choice of lens and port
    External Strobe Connector No
    Dimensions 6.3 x 6.7 x 4.7" / 16 x 17 x 12 cm
    Weight 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 10.4 x 6.4"
  • Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 25 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution 6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Image File Format JPEG, RAW
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 25600 (Extended: 100 to 51200)
    Shutter Speed Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/4000 to 30 Seconds 
    Bulb Mode 
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range -2 to 20 EV
    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 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 233 Exposures (JPEG)
    Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 301 Exposures (JPEG)
    Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 107 Exposures (Raw)
    Up to 8 fps at 24.2 MP
    Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP
    Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP
    Self Timer 2/5/10-Second Delay
    Video
    Recording Modes AVCHD
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/25p/50i/59.94i [24 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/25p/50i/59.94i [17 Mb/s] 
    MP4
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p [16 Mb/s] 
    HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p [6 Mb/s] 
    XAVC S
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/120p [60 to 100 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [50 Mb/s] 
    External Recording Modes 4:2:2 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p
    Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
    Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
    Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input
    Audio File Format AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Focus
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 425
    Contrast Detection: 169
    Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +20 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 0.39"
    Viewfinder Resolution 2,359,296 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point 23 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.07x
    Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0
    Monitor Size 3"
    Monitor Resolution 921,600 Dot
    Monitor Type Tilting Touchscreen LCD
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Flash Modes Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
    Guide Number 19.69' / 6 m at ISO 100
    Maximum Sync Speed 1/160 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
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    Memory Card Slot 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo
    Connectivity 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 2.0
    Wireless Wi-Fi
    GPS None
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Physical
    Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.1" / 120 x 66.9 x 53.3 mm (Excluding Protrusions)
    Weight 15.98 oz / 453 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.8 x 5.25"
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