Thursday, October 1, 2020

Ikelite’s Underwater Housing For Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Camera Now Shipping

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Ikelite recently announced that its new 200DLM/A underwater housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera is now shipping.

The third in Olympus’s E-M5 series cameras is not just a name change, but a redesigned camera body which is actually several millimeters smaller than its predecessor. The camera features the same 20-megapixel micro four-thirds sensor as the more expensive and highly respected E-M1 Mark II camera. It features a 121-point hybrid autofocus system and 5-axis in-body image stabilization system. For videophiles, the E-M5 II can capture 4K 30p and 24p, plus high speed 1080/120p.

Other cool features include:

  • 200DLM/A Underwater Housing Features
  • 200 ft (60m) depth rating
  • Extendable shutter release lever
  • Extendable AE-L/AF-L button thumb lever for back button focus
  • Interchangeable Dry Lock Micro port system including flat ports, 6″ dome ports, and 8″ dome ports
  • Corrosion-proof ABS-PC construction
  • Clear view back with laser engraved control markings
  • Ergonomic, field serviceable direct-drive controls
  • Accessory port for optional vacuum system
  • Optional DL3 DS Link Olympus TTL Converter for the fastest, most accurate strobe exposure

Retailing for US$950 (~847 Euros), Ikelite notes that:

“Movement of camera controls and lens placement prevent this model from operating in housings built for prior generation Olympus cameras.”

For more info, go to ikelite.com.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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