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Ikelite announced an underwater housing for the Canon Powershot G7 X. Availability since mid October, retail price $550.
Ikelite press release:
Announcing Ikelite’s Full-Featured Underwater Housing for the Canon PowerShot G7 X
About the Camera
Canon packed a large 1″-type 20.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor into a very compact and usable body. It also boasts speedy auto-focus and a sharp, 24–100mm equivalent lens which is perfect for shooting both wide angle and macro on the same dive.
This housing is just-right-sized to hold comfortably in your hand. Controls are provided for all important camera functions. Both the front control ring and rear dial are gear driven to place the controls within easy reach. A sensitive shutter lever makes it easy to half-depress the trigger for focusing and metering. All rear controls are clearly marked with engraved indicia which will never fade or fall off.
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. Alternatively, two ports are provided for the connection of up to two Ikelite-, SEA&SEA-, or Olympus-type fiber optic cords.
Wide Angle, Macro + Filters
The housing port is designed to accept 3.0-inch diameter color filters, and wide angle or macro options with 67mm threads. 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.
We recommend the Ikelite W30 Wide Angle Lens or INON UWL-H100 Wide Angle Lens for excellent edge sharpness with minimal vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image). Vignetting may be eliminated by either zooming slightly or cropping in post-production.
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.
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.
The Ikelite Underwater Housing for the Canon PowerShot G7 X is available for pre-order through any Authorized Ikelite dealer. Housings are in production and expected to start shipping in mid-October.
Product Number 6146.07
US Suggested Retail Price $550