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Ikelite Announces Compact Housing for the Sony a6600
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, May 17, 2024 @ 08:00 AM (EST)

Sony released the latest model in their popular 6000-series of APS-C cameras—the flagship a6700—in July 2023. At $1,400, it’s $400 more expensive than the next model down, the a6600, which is currently on sale at $1,000. Although the a6700 gained an upgraded autofocus system and a new 26MP sensor, it’s a very moderate resolution increase from the a6600’s 24 megapixels, and the AF system in the former flagship was arguably already among the best in class. Indeed, if the a6700 has a major advantage over its predecessor, it’s in the video department, with the ability to shoot 4K/60p in 10-bit 4:2:2 with only a slight crop, as compared to the a6600, which tops out at 4K/30p.

In other words, if you’re in the market for a great APS-C interchangeable-lens camera, and your focus is stills, there’s a lot to be said for saving some money and going for the a6600. All of which brings us to Ikelite’s latest release: a 200DLM/E housing for the a6600 that offers the same small form factor and solid feature set as Ikelite’s 200DLM/E housing for the a6700. The U.S. company already makes the full-size 200DL housing for the a6600, but this is a much more compact option.

Features include the Dry Lock (DLM) port system, full control over the camera’s functions, and an Ikelite bulkhead with manual hotshoe, so you can immediately start shooting with your DS-series strobes. If you want automatic flash exposure, you just need to install Ikelite’s DL2 DS Link Sony TTL Converter, giving you the ability to switch between manual and TTL flash exposure during your dive.

Available now, Ikelite’s 200DLM/E housing for the Sony a6600 is priced at $1,195.
 



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PRODUCT INFORMATION

200DLM/E Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha a6600 Mirrorless Cameras

The 200DLM/E Underwater Housing combined with the Sony Alpha a6600 is a compact and affordable option for great video while scuba diving, freediving, surf, pool, or any adventure.

The a6600 features a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor capable of UHD 4K 30p video. It provides good autofocus capabilities and excellent battery life in a small form factor designed to appeal to casual shooters and anyone looking for something compact to travel with.

Sony’s powerful enthusiast-level mirrorless camera

  • Controls: Controls for all camera functions except Front Dial
  • Strobe Connector: Ikelite Bulkhead with Manual Hotshoe
  • Port Mount: DLM (Dry Lock Micro)
  • Accessory Port: 1/2-20 Thread
  • Depth Rating: 200 feet (60 meters)
  • Weight: 2.6 lb
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 5.5 x 6" (184 x 140 x 152 mm)
  • Rear O-Ring: 0110
  • Front O-Ring: 0132.36

Pre-Dive Checks

There is no greater assurance than being able to see your camera and o-ring seal through the back of the housing. Our signature open-groove design suspends the rear o-ring in a natural position that is easier to maintain and more reliable than forcing the o-ring into a channel. Once the housing is closed you can see the o-ring form a solid, waterproof seal.

We recommend adding the optional Vacuum Kit with 1/2" Valve # 47012 to pull a vacuum on the housing and check for leaks prior to entering the water.


Construction

Our specially formulated ABS-PC blend housing is highly durable yet significantly lighter than aluminum. The light color keeps your camera cooler when shooting in warm, sunny environments.


Lens Support

Ikelite lens ports are the lightest on the market, yet robust and capable of standing up to rough surf.

We support a wide variety of lenses. Most popular zoom lenses and select focus rings can be engaged using simple gearing that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using.

Lens ports and zoom gears sold separately. Refer to the appropriate port chart for compatibility information.

Wi-Fi Transfer

Use the camera's built-in Wi-Fi feature to download photos to another device without removing the camera from the housing. The Wi-Fi feature is only usable above water within close proximity to the connected device.


Compatibility

Unless otherwise noted, this housing does not accommodate the use of add-on grips, battery grips, eyepieces, LCD covers, or other accessories.

Differences in lens and control placement prevent other camera models from being used in or adapted to this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this housing.

In the Box

  • Housing
  • Rear O-Ring # 0110 (installed)
  • Front O-Ring # 0132.36 (installed)
  • .050" Hex Key # 0945.11
  • Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube


Product # 69125
$ 1,195.00

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