Comparing Ikelite Action Housings and Underwater Housings

Select camera models including the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III/IV and Canon PowerShot G7 X have two different housing options available: an "Underwater Housing" and an "Action Housing". Each version has its own distinct advantages.

 

Scale
Depth rating Both models:
Fully scuba and free diving rated to 200ft/60m
Primary uses Water sports
Surfing
Scuba and free diving
Outdoor activities
Scuba and free diving
Controls Shutter
Video start/stop
Zoom
Power on/off
Menu
Playback
Shutter
Video start/stop
Zoom
Power on/off
Menu
Playback
Dial controls
Recommended exposure modes Program
Aperture priority
Shutter priority
Auto
Manual
Aperture priority
Shutter priority
Wide angle options Both models:
Optional WD-3 Wide Angle Dome
Wide angle wet lenses with 67mm threads
Lighting options Constant-on
Video light
Fluorescence
Constant-on
External strobe
Video light
Fluorescence
Bottom tray mounting Central 1/4-20 tripod Two 1/4-20 mounts with 3 inch (76 mm) spacing
Camera installation Drop-in Front loading tripod mount
Buoyancy Slightly positive Slightly negative
Construction ABS-PC blend Polycarbonate front
Acrylic back
Stainless steel latches
Average size 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches
152 x 115 x 115 mm
6.5 x 4.5 x 5.5 inches
165 x 115 x 140 mm
Average weight 17 oz (500g) 40 oz (1100g)
Average price
(US market)
$299 $550

 

Originally published at www.ikelite.com

 


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