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Ikelite Announces Housing for the Sony FX3 and FX30
By DPG Editorial Staff, September 7, 2023 @ 09:00 AM (EST)

Ikelite is shipping a new housing compatible with two models in Sony’s cinema camera line—the FX3 and FX30. The two cameras are almost identical externally (which is why they can be accommodated in a single housing), but the FX3 boasts a 12MP full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor while the FX30 offers a 26MP Super35/APS-C BSI-CMOS sensor. Both cameras can record 4K/60p video from the full width of the sensor (oversampled in the case of the FX30), but the FX3 can capture 4K/120p video with a slight 10% crop, whereas the FX30 can only capture 4K/120p video with a heavy crop of nearly 40%.

Offering full control over the functions of the cameras, Ikelite’s housing features the company’s Dry Lock (DL) port system, a transparent back, and hard-anodized aluminum buttons. The housing has an accessory port for hooking up a vacuum pump, and you can opt to have a large-bore M24 accessory port added so you can hook up an external monitor/recorder via HDMI 2.0. The housing can also accommodate Ikelite’s optional USB-C Charging and Data Transfer Bulkhead, which allows you to transfer media from your memory card and charge the battery without removing the camera from the housing. If you fancy taking stills as well, you can also add the optional DL2 DS Link TTL Converter, giving you TTL flash exposure with compatible Ikelite DS-series strobes.

Shipping now, Ikelite’s housing for the Sony FX3 and FX30 is priced at $1,845.

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200DL Underwater Housing for Sony FX3, FX30 Digital Cinema Cameras

A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Sony FX3 and FX30 digital cinema cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water. An optional USB-C Charging & Data Transfer Bulkhead allows you to charge the battery and offload your memory card without removing the camera from the housing. The Ikelite system can be expanded for any shooting needs including the addition of an optional M24 accessory port for an HDMI 2.0 external monitor.

A compatible lens port is required for waterproof operation (sold separately). Choose the correct port components on the lens you will be shooting.

  • Controls: Controls are provided for all camera functions except Custom button 6
  • Port Mount: DL (Dry Lock)
  • Accessory Port: M16 Thread and 1/2-20 Thread
  • Depth Rating: 200 feet (60 meters)
  • Weight: 5.35 lb
  • Dimensions: 9 x 7.25 x 6" (229 x 184 x 152 mm) Not including Tray with left handle
  • Rear O-Ring: 0132.59
  • Front O-Ring: 0132.45

Underwater cinema has never been more accessible

No other manufacturer makes professional functionality so accessible. Our housings are designed from the ground up to provide full camera control and connection for external strobe lighting out of the box. Advanced features including TTL lighting exposure and enhanced magnifying viewfinders are available as needed.

Our DL-series lens ports are optimized to be the lightest on the market with superb image quality. The materials chosen for our housings and lens ports are chosen to maximize durability and corrosion resistance while minimizing travel weight and cost.

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 using a pump with gauge to pull a vacuum on the housing and check for leaks prior to entering the water.


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.


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 # 0132.59 (installed)
  • Front O-ring # 0132.45 (installed)
  • Zoom Gear Retainer # 75900 (installed)
  • Port Hole Cover # 0200.92 (installed)
  • Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.7 (installed)
  • Base with Left-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.67 (installed)
  • Camera Mount # 95438
  • Tool for Zoom Gear Retainer # 0945.06
  • .050" Hex Key # 0945.11
  • Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube

Product # 71480
$ 1,845.00



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