Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot RX100

B&H # IK6116.10 MFR # 6116.10
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot RX100

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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • Wireless Strobe Connection
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to All Camera Functions
  • Clear Polycarbonate & Acrylic Body
  • Flat Glass Lens Port with 3.0" Diameter
  • Port Accepts Wide-Angle, Macro Lenses
  • Compatible with Color-Correction Filters
  • Flash Diffuser, Deflector Included
  • Made in the USA
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Ikelite 6116.10 overview

  • 1Description

You can capture brilliant photos and Full HD 1080p video of coral, parrot fish, and other sea life at depths as great as 200', thanks to Ikelite's Underwater Housing for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 digital camera. The Sony's built-in flash can light your subject from within the housing, but more importantly, it can also wirelessly trigger optional external strobes, which are highly recommended for the greater illumination and color correction they provide.

The housing provides access to all camera functions via mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled dials, and a lever. Built for durability, it is constructed from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and acrylic, which are clear to enable you to monitor the camera and O-ring seal.

Attach optional wide-angle and macro lenses with 67mm threads to the housing's flat, built-in glass lens port. Wide-angles, such as the Ikelite W-30, will increase your coverage, allowing you to get close to your subject while fitting more in the frame; macros will enable extreme close-up shots with great clarity and detail. Both types of lenses cut down on distortion caused by the water, thus improving image quality. Additionally, to restore hues that get absorbed underwater, you can use optional, external color-correction filters for blue or green water.

The housing is equipped with a 12-24 thread with 3" spacing for the mounting of an optional aluminum tray with 1 or 2 grips, which will improve balance and handling while giving you attachment points for lighting.

Construction Details
  • Depth rating: 200'
  • Made by hand in USA from durable polycarbonate and acrylic for resistance to corrosion by seawater
  • Clear to allow you to monitor O-ring seal and maintain view of camera's controls
  • Close the 2 stainless steel locking latches to see the O-ring form a solid, black, watertight seal
  • Buoyancy is nearly neutral in freshwater
Controls and Handling
  • Large, ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever, enable access to all camera functions
  • 12-24 threads with 3" spacing enable the mounting of an optional aluminum tray with one or two grips, which will improve balance and handling while providing attachment points for lighting arms
Lens Port
  • Built-in lens port with a flat glass front element and a 3.0" diameter
  • Accepts optional, external, wide-angle "wet" lenses with 67mm threads, such as the Ikelite WD-3 Dome and W-30 Wide-Angle Lens, as well as the INON UWL-H100
  • Wide lenses increase angle of coverage, permitting you to get close to your subject while fitting more in the frame
  • WD-3 Dome will result in no vignetting
  • Other wide-angle options offer greater field of view, but with a little vignetting and edge distortion. These effects can be eliminated by zooming in, using a smaller aperture, or cropping in post-production
  • Port also accepts optional, screw-on, 67mm macro "wet" lenses from INON, Epoque, and other brands, which let you capture extreme close-ups with great clarity and detail
  • Getting closer to your subject minimizes distortion caused by the water, resulting in improved image quality
  • Port accepts optional 3.0" color-correction filters, which replace natural tones that would otherwise be lost due to absorption once you go beyond a certain depth underwater. Red and orange are generally lost once you descend farther than 15-20'
  • Filter #6441.41 is available for blue water, while #6441.81 is available for green water. Use these filters without a strobe
  • Larger filters with 3.6" diameters can be used on many external wide or macro lenses
Strobe Connection and Operation
  • Camera's built-in flash can illuminate your subject, but is only effective at distances of 1-3' away from your subject underwater
  • Flash can also trigger an optional external strobe as a wireless slave unit
  • An external strobe is highly recommended, as it has greater reach, coverage, and color-correcting capabilities than the camera's built-in flash, and will also reduce or eliminate backscatter, glare, and hard shadows
  • Optional AF35 is an automatic optical slave strobe featuring exposure adjustment capabilities
  • Included flash diffuser softens the light of the camera's built-in flash, while a supplied flash deflector redirects it towards an external strobe
In the Box
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot RX100
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Flash Deflector
  • Replacement 4" Vinyl Port Cover for Flat Assembly
  • #0184.1 1cc Tube of Silicone Lubricant
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Ikelite 6116.10 specs

    Depth Rating 200' / 60 m
    Control Type Mechanical push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever
    Controls Provide access to all camera functions
    Material of Construction Polycarbonate and acrylic
    Lens Port Built-in port with flat glass front element
    Diameter: 3.0" / 7.6 cm
    Accepts optional wide-angle and macro lenses with 67mm thread diameters, e.g., Ikelite WD-3 Dome and W-30 Wide Angle Lens, as well as INON UWL-H100
    Accepts optional #6441.41 and #6441.81 color-correction filters
    Buoyancy Nearly neutral in freshwater
    Internal Flash Usable Yes
    External Strobe Connector None - optional external strobes, such as Ikelite AF35, must be triggered as wireless slave units by camera's built-in flash
    Mounting 12-24 threads with 3.0" / 76 mm spacing for optional tray with 1 or 2 grip handles
    Dimensions 6.7 x 5.1 x 5.5" / 17 x 13 x 14 cm
    Weight 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 6.4 x 6.4"

    Ikelite 6116.10 reviews

    Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome piece of kit! After seeing a friend's underwater footage with a 5D mk2 and Ikelite I was sold on the brand. Not wanting to submerge my DSLR, I found they had one for my favorite point and shoot the RX100. Everything works as it should. There are buttons and knobs giving access to every control the camera has. Optically it's transparent. I do wish they had used standard 1/4-20 mounting holes on the bottom but a quick trip to the hardware store gave me what I needed. So a couple of things to be aware of... The camera will get hot with continuous video shooting. It does not float! For the total investment (camera and housing) I don't think anything can come close to the quality this is capable of. WAY nicer than GoPro!!
    Date published: 2013-05-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very large housing for very small camera The price and quality are excellent. However it is a large, heavy housing for such a small camera.
    Date published: 2013-02-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from poorly designed Until now I have used the housing in two dives, and have a lot of comments about. It's an example of design/usability failure. Although the housing does what it should do (taking photos underwater), the controls are terrible. The back knob usually gets stuck with the back buttons, staying between the buttons and the dial, causing miss-press. The top knob it not easy to use, making using the front dial a painful process. The zoom leaver needs to be place in center every time you use it otherwise, it definitely should go by itself. Also, if you turn it too hard you will get stuck with the max zoom and it won't be able to fix it until you open the housing. When the flash pops-up it hits hard the top of the housing, which can't be any good for the flash internals. The included diffuser is aesthetically ugly Inserting the camera in the housing is not a simple process as others housings, you need to remove the back, attach the camera to a tray and fix it with a big screw (that you can screw with a coin). All that issues in mind, it does what is suppose to do, the price is quite cheap comparing to other options. The housing feels very resistant and worked flawlessly with the WA-32 lens (although it vignettes a bit). The housing has negative buoyancy, which is a good thing in my opinion.
    Date published: 2013-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Combination Ikelite housings are built like a tank. Dependable and full access to all controls. Underwater they function so easily you forget the housing and concentrate on the photo. The RX100 maybe the best optics/sensor I have had underwater. The camera and housing together make a great combination
    Date published: 2015-04-17
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