Ikelite is shipping their action housing for the Canon G7 X Mark III compact camera. Rated to 200 ft (60m) the housing has a 67mm threaded port for the mounting of accessory lenses and two fiber optic ports for strobe triggering
The housing is shipping now, priced at $299.
From Ikelite’s website
Action Housing for Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
Product # 6245.11
ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
Our line of Action Housings are designed with water sports and travel in mind: built tough yet compact and lightweight. And you don’t have to stay near the surface of the water… each housing boasts a professional scuba and free diving depth rating of 200 feet (60m).
Action Housings are also perfect for the outdoor adventurer. A hard cased housing provides both protection and functionality way beyond the plastic bag alternative. And unlike a traditional dive housing, the compact Action Housing won’t add excessive bulk to your backpack.
Access to important camera functions including the menu and manual white balance.
The scratch-resistant glass lens port provides full use of the camera’s zoom range without vignetting. The front of the port accepts press-on color correcting filters and is 67mm threaded for the attachment of optional wide angle and macro lenses.
A custom ABS-PC blend housing with acetyl controls provides strength, UV protection, and fundamentally corrosion-free performance.
Two 1/4-20 mounts on the bottom of the housing allow the rotation-free attachment of optional trays and lighting arms.
Less than half the weight and significantly smaller than traditional underwater housing.
Made in the USA and individually tested for fit, function, and waterproof integrity.
If you’re diving below about 60ft/18m or at night, we recommend adding a light to help your camera focus and boost the colors in your photos and video. In underwater lighting, brighter is better. Look for a light with a high lumens rating and a very wide, even beam.
The location of the camera’s flash in relation to the lens makes it unusable for lighting your subject underwater. However, the camera’s flash may be used to trigger an external strobe. Two ports are provided for the connection of up to two fiber optically triggered underwater strobes.
Wide angle, macro + filters
Our 3-inch diameter ports feature a 67mm thread on the front for the easy attachment of external wide angle and macro wet lenses. Wide angle lenses make objects appear smaller, so that you can fit more into your frame underwater. Macro close-up lenses make small objects appear larger, so that tiny creatures will fill your frame.
The WD-3 Wide Angle Dome provides mid-range angle of view with no vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image).
The W-30 Wide Angle Lens, INON UWL-H100, 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 from INON, 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.
Differences in camera size and lens placement prevent other Canon PowerShot G7 X cameras from operating in this housing. For the same reason, the housings for the Canon PowerShot G7 X and G7 X II cannot be modified or adapted to fit the newer Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III.
Read more about the differences between the G7 X II and G7 X III…
- 200 ft (60m) depth rating
- Controls are provided for Shutter button, ON/OFF (Power) button, W/T (zoom) lever, Movie button, Erase button, MENU button, Up/Down/Left/Right buttons, FUNC./SET button, Playback button
- Slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water
- Two 1/4-20 thread tray mounts with 3” spacing
- 17.8 oz (505 g)
- 6 x 4.6 x 4.5” (152 x 117 x 114 mm)
- 3” (76 mm) diameter glass lens port
- 2 year limited warranty
In the Box
- O-ring # 0132.45
- Port cover # 0200
- Silicone lubricant 1cc tube