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Ikelite Announces Housing for the Sony ZV-1 II
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, March 4, 2024 @ 08:00 AM (EST)

When Sony released the ZV-1 “vlogging camera,” all they really did was repackage their popular RX100 Mark V—complete with 20MP one-inch BSI-CMOS sensor, 24–70mm equiv. f/1.8–2.8 lens, 24fps continuous shooting, and the ability to record 4K/30p and 1080/120p video. With the ZV-1 Mark II, Sony switched to an ultra-wide 18–50mm equiv. f/1.8–4.0 lens, a far better choice for vlogging—not to mention underwater imaging. Other specs remain largely unchanged.

As with the ZV-1, Ikelite has been quick to notice the potential of the Mark II, releasing the first (and so far only) housing for the new model. The main features haven’t changed: signature ABS-PC blend body and transparent back, curved shutter lever, hard-anodized aluminum push buttons, and front port with 67mm threads, so you can easily attach wide-angle or macro wet lenses. Ikelite gives you the option of replacing the standard port with their DC3 6-inch dome port. Specially designed for compact housings, the port allows you to shoot wide angle, split shots and even macro. You also have the option of making use of the housing’s accessory port by fitting Ikelite’s Sony TTL converter (with bulkhead and hotshoe) for electrical strobe triggering with on-the-fly switching between TTL and manual exposure.

Available now from retailers such as Backscatter, Ikelite’s Sony ZV-1 II housing is priced at $595.

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Underwater Housing for Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera

A full featured and durable underwater housing for Sony ZV-1 Mark II Digital Camera. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.


Our specially formulated ABS-PC blend housing is highly durable yet lightweight for travel. The light color keeps your camera cooler when shooting in warm, sunny environments.

Lens Support

The WD-3 Wide Angle Dome provides mid-range angle of view with no vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image).

The INON UWL-H100 # 64310, W-30 Wide Angle Lens # 6430, and other 67mm threaded wide angle lenses, provide a wider maximum angle of view. Because these are separated from the camera's lens by glass, air, and water, some vignetting and edge distortion will be present. These effects can be reduced or eliminated by using a smaller aperture, zooming in slightly, and/or cropping in post-production.

External macro lenses with 67mm threads including the INON UCL-165 M67 # 64312, Subsee, Nauticam, Epoque, and other manufacturers, can be attached directly to the front of the housing's port.

3" diameter color filters press directly onto these ports. Most wide angle lenses require a 3.6" diameter color filter. Refer to the product page for information on color filter compatibility.

The DC3 6" Dome Port # 6403 offers the best of everything: wide angle, macro, and over-under all on one dive. This special dome port replaces the housing's standard port and provides sharp 24mm wide angle and is perfect for split shots (half-in, half-out of the water). Approximately 3/4 of the camera's zoom range is usable behind the dome and macro images can be captured with the dome installed.

Flash Options

The ZV-1 camera does not feature a built-in flash. External strobes from most manufacturers may be connected via optional C1 Hotshoe # 46071, B1A Bulkhead # 46002, and a compatible sync cord.

Most Ikelite DS strobes can be triggered with manual and TTL exposure by using the DL2 DS Link Sony TTL Converter Ikelite ST1 Hotshoe and B1A Bulkhead Kit # 46045 and a compatible sync cord. Our Sony TTL conversion circuitry works beautifully for both macro and wide angle photography. The DS Link features a push button to switch back and forth between TTL and manual on the fly.

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.


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.


  • Controls: Controls for all camera functions except touch panel; Wind screen is not usable inside of the housing
  • Strobe Connector: Optional TTL Converter
  • Lens Port: 3" Diameter with 67mm Threads
  • Accessory Port: 1/2-20 Thread
  • Depth Rating: 200 feet (60 meters)
  • Weight: 2.6 lb
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 5 x 5.4" (173 x 127 x 137 mm)
  • Rear O-Ring: 0109

In the Box

  • Housing
  • Rear o-ring # 0109 (installed)
  • Vinyl port cover # 0200 (installed)
  • Silicone lubricant 1cc tube

Product # 61163
$ 595.00



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