The Ikelite Sony RX100 V Underwater Camera Kit is a compact point-and-shoot camera and underwater housing combo that’s waterproof down to 200 feet. Key features include:
20.2MP 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 V. Sony’s RX100 V is the heart of this kit. A 20.2 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, or V. 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.
Camera and Package