Isotta has unveiled a new housing compatible with the last two iterations of Sony’s popular RX100 line—the RX100 VI and RX100 VII. Both models are externally identical and feature the longer 24–200mm f/2.8–4.5 zoom (as opposed to the 24–70mm f/1.8–2.8 of the Mark V), but the Mark VII features a stacked-CMOS sensor, more phase-detection AF points, and Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals.
Constructed from corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum and finished in Isotta’s signature red, the housing features one-handed open/close, aluminum controls, laser-engraved function symbols, built-in moisture alarm, and a rectangular flat port that—surprisingly—accommodates the camera’s full zoom range. (A compact port with a 67mm thread is available as well, but this port limits the range of the zoom.) In addition, a macro port, also with an M67 thread, can be purchased separately. Single or dual strobes can be connected via fiber-optic cable using an included adaptor.
Priced at $990, the housing is available now from retailers such as Backscatter.
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Isotta Underwater Camera Housing for Sony RX 100 Mark VI and Mark VII
Castelnuovo del Garda (VR), Italy, October, 2020
ISOTTA is pleased to announce the launch of its new underwater housing for Sony RX 100 Mark VI and Mark VII. This high-quality housing is hand-crafted and 100% made in Italy maximizing the underwater performance of the Sony compact power house.
The durable, corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum body in its signature red color weighs only 1060 grams including port. It is designed to give photographers access to all functionalities of this advanced camera.
This Isotta housing is built in a compact form factor and offers an ergonomic interface with all aluminum controls placed within easy reach of the user’s hand. To make the interface even more convenient all function icons are laser engraved, so that photographers always know which functions they are using – a unique feature of Isotta housings. It’s unique single handed open/close mechanism makes it easy to access the camera.
As all Isotta housings the housing guarantees a watertight seal by having double O-rings on all buttons, dials and removable parts. But just to be sure there is a moisture alarm built in that can warn the user in the unlikely case of a leak with a red LED and an acoustic sound.
The housing is equipped with a square port which allows the user to make use of the full range of the built-in camera zoom. The port is made of high quality materials to ensure a perfect image quality. This flat port is mounted via a secure bayonet mount to the housing.
There is also an alternative port with an M67 thread that allows the usage of macro diopters (AS739). Alternatively, the standard compact port with M67 thread can be used, enabling the use of other M67 accessories but limits the range of the camera zoom (AS761).
The back housing is fully detachable from the front housing. It features a large anti-scratch glass for the camera display.
Working depth of this housing is 100 metres.
Dimensions: 150 mm W. x 140 mm D. x 115 mm H with porthole.
Available from October 2020.
The body has a retail price of 990,00 € Incl. 22% VAT
- 100 metres depth rating;
- All Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark VI / RX100 Mark VII key main controls;
- M16 hole for vacuum system or external monitor;
- Easy single hand open/close-mechanism for the housing;
- Moisture sensor;
- Double high precision and quality O-Ring seals;
- Weight: 1060 gr (out water);
- Dimensions: 150 mm W. x 140 mm D. x 115 mm H (with porthole)
- Dimensions: 150 mm W. x 90 mm D. x 115 mm H (without porthole)
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