Ikelite has recently released a new generation of Action housings for 5 models of popular compact cameras for underwater photography. Among those released, are 2 new housings for the Canon G7X and the Sony RX100 III / IV.
Since there are now 2 Ikelite options to choose from for those cameras, we thought it’s best to go over the differences and compare the two housings, so that you know what’s the best option for you!
Here are the the two housings sized up to scale:
|Housing Type||Action Housing||Standard Dive Housing|
|Depth rating||Both models:
Fully scuba and free diving rated to 200ft/60m
|Primary uses||Water sports
Scuba and free diving
|Scuba and free diving|
|Recommended exposure modes||Program
|Wide angle options||Both models:
Optional WD-3 Wide Angle Dome
Wide angle wet lenses with 67mm threads
|Bottom tray mounting||Central 1/4-20 tripod||Two 1/4-20 mounts with 3 inch (76 mm) spacing|
|Camera installation||Drop-in||Front loading tripod mount|
|Buoyancy||Slightly positive||Slightly negative|
|Construction||ABS-PC blend||Polycarbonate front
Stainless steel latches
|Average size||6 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches
152 x 115 x 115 mm
|6.5 x 4.5 x 5.5 inches
165 x 115 x 140 mm
|Average weight||17 oz (500g)||40 oz (1100g)|
If you still can’t decide which housing is right for you, ask us anything in the comments below, or contact us via the online chat on the right corner!
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