Ikelite has a knack for creating housings for cameras overlooked by other manufacturers, and the U.S. company’s latest offering is a case in point: a housing for the Sony ZV-E1—a camera aimed at vloggers that actually makes an excellent choice for enthusiast underwater videographers. Apparently sharing much internally with the high-end cinematography-oriented a7S III and FX3, the ZV-E1 boasts a full-frame CMOS sensor with no mechanical shutter and can shoot 4K/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 with no crop. (Sony has even promised a 4K/120p upgrade sometime this month.)
Offering full control over the camera’s functions, Ikelite’s ZV-E1 housing features their Dry Lock (DLM) port system, hard-anodized aluminum buttons, and a lever for controlling zoom. The housing has an accessory port for hooking up a vacuum pump, and you can also have TTL flash exposure with Ikelite DS-series strobes when you add the optional DL2 DS Link TTL Converter.
Shipping now, Ikelite’s housing for the Sony ZV-E1 is priced at $975.
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200DLM/A Underwater Housing for Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Cameras
The 200DLM/A Underwater Housing combined with the Sony ZV-E1 is a powerful combination for underwater videographers. The compact form factor makes it perfect for scuba diving, freediving, surf, pool, or any adventure.
The ZV-E1 features a 12 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor capable of UHD 4K video at up to 60p with no crop. 5-axis in-body image stabilization and a dedicated AI processing chip provide semi-professional performance in a truly travel-sized package.
- Controls: Controls for all camera functions W/T (zoom) lever. Zoom function is supported via the lens' zoom ring when using a compatible DLM port and zoom gear. Refer to the DLM/A Port Chart for information on specific lenses.
- 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)
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.
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.
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.
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
- Rear O-Ring # 0110 (installed)
- Front O-Ring # 0132.36 (installed)
- .050" Hex Key # 0945.11
- 1/16" Hex Key # 0945.16
- Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube
Product # 69121
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