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The Ikelite Sony RX100 VA Underwater Camera Kit is a compact point-and-shoot camera and underwater housing combo that’s waterproof down to 200 feet. Key features include:
20.1MP 1.0-inch BSI stacked sensor
Integrated Zeiss 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* lens
Internal 4K video capture
Small Ikelite housing waterproof down to 200 feet
Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VA. Sony’s RX100 VA is the heart of this kit. A 20.1 megapixel sensor, integrated 24-70 f/1.8-2.8 Zeiss lens, and internal 4K capture should give you everything you need for most underwater situations. The wide f/1.8 aperture is definitely welcome, as it’s often darker underwater than you might imagine. The included Sony NP-BX1 battery should give you about 220 shots per charge.
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III, IV, V, or VA. Ikelite’s heavy-duty housings are contoured to the camera, completely corrosion-free and super durable. The transparent backing allows for a clear view of the main o-ring seal, port o-ring seal, and camera controls. We choose to rent Ikelite-branded housings because they give you access to almost every camera control underwater.
Ikelite Base with Dual Quick-Release Handles. This rental includes Ikelite’s Base with Dual Quick-Release Handles, which aids underwater maneuverability, is easy to attach and remove from the housing, and doesn’t interfere with the housing’s operation.
Underwater Housing Assembly Tips. Always assemble the housing first without a camera in it on dry land. Then slowly submerge the empty housing into a bathtub or a bucket, rotate the housing all around, and look for escaping air bubbles. This could be a sign that the housing is not assembled properly and water could be getting into the housing. Only after a few assemblies and dunks with no leaks do we recommend putting the camera in the housing. Again, slowly submerge the housing into a bathtub or a bucket, rotate the housing all around, and look for escaping air bubbles. As a courtesy to our gear-cleaning team, try to give the housing a quick freshwater rinse and dry off before sending it back if possible!
Underwater Shooting Tips. Practice using the camera and housing on dry land to get comfortable with adjusting settings before you get underwater. Get as close as possible to your subjects. Too much water between the lens and your subject reduces contrast and sharpness. Keep your shutter speed high—you’re often moving more than you realize when you’re not standing on the hard ground.
The RX100 V’s battery is rated for approximately 220 stills or 35 minutes of continuous video shooting. We include one battery with this kit. If you need more, additional batteries can be found here.
The RX100 V can shoot UHD 4K video at 24 or 30 frames per second for up to five minutes. Capturing 4K requires a UHS-I Class 3 (U3) or faster memory card.
No. You should always remove the RX100 V for travel and storage. For best performance, store the RX100 V and Ikelite housing in a shaded place when not in use to protect from overheating.
Always recheck the o-ring after opening the housing.
To prevent salt build-up, it is recommended that the empty and sealed Ikelite housing be rinsed with fresh water. To prevent salt build-up around the controls, submerge the housing in a rinse tank and operate the buttons to flush out any debris or residue. Wipe dry with a lint-free cloth following any rinse. To avoid flooding, do not leave the Ikelite in a rinse tank.
Please note, the housing should always be sealed before coming into contact with any water. It is also recommended that the RX100 V be removed from the housing before cleaning. Do not use cleaning agents on the housing or lens port as incompatible chemicals can compromise the plastic or o-rings, resulting in leaks.
If you plan on using our DS161 strobes with this kit, you need this fiber optic adapter to connect the strobes to the housing. It will not work otherwise.
Camera and Package