Fantasea underwater housing for Sony’s mirrorless cameras
April 7, 2017
Fantasea Line is an international company that designs, develops and manufactures affordable products for underwater photography. Their most popular products are waterproof housings for compact and DSLR cameras. Not only do they manufacture their own products, they also work with leading camera manufacturers to help to design, test and market their products.
Their latest joint project is the FA6500 Housing designed and manufactured for the Sony A6500. It is also compatible with the A6300 with a supplied conversion kit. It includes several parts with instructions but can be carried out by an authorised Fantasea dealer or a Fantasea service centre if users don’t feel comfortable doing it themselves.
The housing features an ergonomic design with access to all essential camera functions. It was designed to be compatible with a complete accessory system, giving photographers plenty of options for further control to capture the best quality images. The standard M16 port allows for optional connectors and accessories to be installed on the housing, including HDMI, vacuum valve or electronic strobe triggering bulkheads. Users are also able to use wide range of lenses underwater with the FML interchangeable lens port system, which can be bought at an additional cost. The housing even comes with a leak detector installed inside.
The FA6500 is depth rated to 60m/200 feet. It claims to be shock resistant and will protect your camera from water, dust, sand, frost and other damaging environmental elements, making it an ideal housing for both underwater photographers that dive or snorkel and outdoor photographers who capture activities such as white water paddle sports, sailing, boating, surfing etc.
Features & Specifications
- Depth rated to 60m/200 feet
- Made from durable injection molded Polycarbonate
- Access to all essential camera controls and functions with clearly labeled controls
- Shock resistant
- Double O-ring protection for a perfect watertight seal
- M16 port for a variety of connections, including HDMI, vacuum valve or electronic strobe triggering bulkheads
- Special cold-shoe mount for lighting accessories
- Double fiber optic cable port
- Removable anti-glare hood for the LCD screen
- Easy and secure installation of camera
- Moisture Detector and Alarm
- Protective housing body cap
- Extended shutter release included for easy access when using housing tray and handles
- Interchangeable lens port and lens gear accessories are available, allowing for the use of a wide range of lenses
- Additional optional housing accessories are available
- Weight (without camera and lens port on land): 980g / 34.5 oz
- Weight (with camera and FML Flat Port on land): 1,645g / 58 oz
- Dimensions (without accessories): 20.5 x 14.5 x 15.5 cm \ 8 x 5.7 x 6.1 inch (W x D x H)
- Manufacturer’s warranty
For more information about the Fantasea FA6500 housing and to see a list of dealers, please visit www.sonydive.com
The housing is now taking orders
Retail price of the FA6500 Housing in the USA is as low as $980.