Fantasea has unveiled a pair of upgraded housings for the Sony RX100 series—from Mark III to Mark VA. In case you were wondering, the Mark VA is an upgraded Mark V with the same 24–70mm f/1.8–2.8 lens as the Mark III and IV, but with many of the software updates of the Mark VI.
The housings are two configurations of the same robust, full-featured housing that Fantasea has been producing for the RX100 series over the last several years. The “advanced” version includes an integrated Fantasea Hybrid Vacuum Safety System, which features a pre-dive vacuum check as well as a moisture detector. Meanwhile, the “basic” version has an M16 port designed for the Fantasea Hybrid Vacuum Safety System—leaving the choice of whether to install the system to the user.
The housings are available for order now from Fantasea dealers.
FANTASEA LINE INTRODUCES FRX100 VA HOUSINGS FOR SONY RX100 III/IV/V/VA
Fantasea proudly introduces two new rugged and stylish housings for the Sony RX100 III / IV / V / VA cameras:
- FRX100 VA Vacuum Housing (advanced version) - includes an integrated Fantasea Hybrid Vacuum Safety System, which contains both a pre-dive vacuum check and an on-dive leak detector.
- FRX100 VA M16 Housing (basic version) - features an M16 port specially designed for the Fantasea Hybrid Vacuum Safety System. Vacuum safety system is not included with this housing model. It can be ordered separately and easily installed on the housing's M16 port.
The two FRX100 VA Housings are now accepting orders!
The FRX100 VA Vacuum Housing is already available and shipping, while the FRX100 VA M16 Housing will be shipping in October 2019.
ABOUT FRX100 VA HOUSINGS
FRX100 VA Housings were specially designed for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, RX100 IV, RX100 V and RX100 VA digital cameras.
The FRX100 VA Vacuum Housing features the Fantasea Hybrid Vacuum Safety System (included with the housing), which contains both a pre-dive vacuum check and an on-dive leak detector. The system allows confirming the watertight seal of the housing prior to the dive using the vacuum system and monitoring the housing seal during the dive using the moisture detector.
The FRX100 VA M16 Housing features an M16 port specially designed for the Fantasea Hybrid Vacuum Safety System. Vacuum safety system is not included with this housing model. It can be ordered separately and easily installed on the housing's M16 port.
FRX100 VA Housings are manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. They are depth rated to 60m/200 feet and are fully functional with ergonomically designed and labeled controls. The Fantasea FRX100 VA Housing is the ultimate waterproof home for the Sony RX100 III, RX100 IV, RX100 V and RX100 VA cameras.
FRX100 VA Housings are ideal for outdoor and underwater photography. Underwater photographers can dive or snorkel and capture all the excitement of this fascinating world, while outdoor photographers also have the option of capturing the action of activities such as white water paddle sports, sailing, boating, surfing, fishing, hunting, backpacking and camping.
FRX100 VA Housings are shock resistant and protect the camera from water, sand, dust, frost and other damaging elements.
FRX100 VA Housings were designed to be compatible with a complete accessory system, enabling photographers to enhance the quality of their images.
- M16 Port for Vacuum Safety System
- Hybrid Vacuum Safety System (included only with FRX100 VA Vacuum Housing)
- Moisture Detector and Alarm
- Depth rated to 60m/200 feet
- Ergonomic design
- Made from durable injection molded Polycarbonate
- Full access to all essential camera controls & functions with clearly marked controls
- Shock resistant
- Double O-ring seal
- Special mount for lighting accessories
- Removable double fiber optic cable connection
- Removable flash diffuser
- Easy and secure installation of camera
- Removable anti-glare hood for the LCD screen
- Port Cover
- Dedicated video control button for easy video filming in any shooting mode
- Compatible with a wide range of underwater photo accessories
- Weight (with camera on land): 900g
- Weight (without camera on land): 600g
- Dimensions (without accessories): 15.5 x 14.5 x 12 cm 6.25 x 5.75 x 4.75 inch (W x D x H)
- Manufacturer's warranty included
LINKS & USEFUL INFORMATION
- www.sonydive.com - A website dedicated to Fantasea housings for Sony cameras
- FRX100 VA Vacuum Housing - www.sonydive.com/products.php?id=2413&title=FRX100_VA_Vacuum
- FRX100 VA M16 Housing - www.sonydive.com/products.php?id=2425&title=FRX100_VA_M16
- Fantasea Hybrid Vacuum Safety System Tutorial Video - https://youtu.be/C1NgLNzyxPc
- About the Sony RX100 V camera - www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx100m5a
- Sony Compact Housings Image Gallery - www.sonydive.com/gallery_detail.php?id=2217&title=FRX100
- Fantasea authorized dealers - www.fantasea.com/s.nl/sc.34/category.1462/.f
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