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Ikelite Announces Housing for the Sony a9 III
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, February 23, 2024 @ 07:00 AM (EST)

Ikelite has released a new 200DL housing to accommodate the Sony a9 III, the world’s first full-frame camera with a global shutter—as opposed to the usual rolling shutter. The unique tech allows the a9 III to achieve blackout-free continuous shooting at 120fps with AF, cinematic no-crop 4K/120p video, and the ability to sync with flash at up to 1/80,000s.

Like Ikelite’s other US-made housings, their a9 III housing offers full control over the camera’s features and functions, including ergonomic levers for operating the shutter release and activating back-button autofocus. For automatic strobe exposure, add Ikelite’s Sony-compatible TTL Converter and Hotshoe Kit, which allows you to easily switch between manual and TTL operation during your dives. The housing ships with tray and left-hand quick-release handle, and there’s the option of adding a right-hand quick-release handle and extending the shutter release and/or back-button autofocus lever. Users can make use of the M16 port to install Ikelite’s USB Charging and Data Transfer Bulkhead—meaning you never have to take the camera out of the housing.

Available from retailers such as Backscatter, Ikelite’s housing for the Sony a9 III is priced at $1,995.

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200DL Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix G9 II Micro Four-Thirds Mirrorless Cameras

A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Sony Alpha a9 III full frame mirrorless digital cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.

Sony makes global shutter available on a consumer mirrorless for the first time

  • Controls: Controls are provided for all camera functions except: Diopter adjustment; Joystick up/down/left/right (Joystick can be depressed), Control wheel; Control wheel functions may be accessed using the Front and Rear Dials
  • Strobe Connector: Ikelite Bulkhead with Manual Hotshoe
  • Port Mount: DL (Dry Lock)
  • Accessory Port: M16 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 handle
  • Rear O-Ring: 0132.59
  • Front O-Ring: 0132.45

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)
  • Tool for Zoom Gear Retainer # 0945.06
  • .050" Hex Key # 0945.11
  • Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube

Product # 71482
$ 1,995.00



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