About this Product
A full featured and durable underwater housing for Sony Cyber-shot HX90 and WX500 cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.
There's no greater assurance than being able to see the o-ring seal. Simply close the two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps, and see the o-ring form a solid black, watertight seal. Large, easy-to-reach controls are provided for all important camera functions including the rear dial.
Ikelite products are designed, built and tested in the USA. We use locally sourced, top-grade materials. Our housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit, function and waterproof integrity. We back our products with over 50 years of experience and service within the dive industry.
An included flash diffuser improves lighting quality when the camera's built-in flash is used. A built-in flash is effective between 1-3 feet (0.3-0.9m) from the subject in clear conditions. For best results a color correcting filter or external lighting is recommended. External lighting is more powerful and can be placed in a position to virtually eliminate the backscatter - or "snow" - from your underwater images.
The optional AF35 strobe triggers and provides automatic TTL exposure by watching the camera's built-in flash, without the need of fiber optic cords or sensors.
Wide Angle, Macro & Filters
The housing port is designed to accept color filter, wide angle, and macro options for 3.9-inch diameter ports. Light is absorbed very quickly as it passes through water. A subject will look darker, less colorful and somewhat grainy when viewed through even a few feet of water. The addition of a compatible wide angle accessory expands the camera's field of view underwater, providing the opportunity to get as close as possible to the subject and reduce the amount of water light passes through. The results speak for themselves - photos with the best color, exposure and clarity possible.
This housing accommodates Sony Cyber-shot HX90 and WX500 cameras only. We are not aware of any other camera models which may be used in or adapted to this housing.
200 ft (60 m) depth rating
Controls for all important camera functions; controls are not provided for Flash pop-up switch or Viewfinder switch
Near neutral buoyancy in fresh water
1/4-20 threaded tray mounting with 3" (76mm) spacing
Weighs 2.9 lb (1.34 kg)
6.8 x 5 x 5.8" (173 x 127 x 147 mm)
3.9" diameter glass lens port
In the Box
Rear o-ring # 0109
Vinyl port cover # 0200.08
Silicone lubricant # 0184.1
1 year manufacturer warranty