Out of your pocket, into the sea: 60-meter underwater housing arrives for Sony RX100 III


posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:56 PM EDT


It's official: the Sony RX100 III is a great little pocket camera, and a magnificent followup to the earlier RX100 and RX100 II. One thing it's not, though, is an underwater camera -- or at least it wasn't until very recently. That's all changed with the release of Fantasea Line's latest product.

The Fantasea Line FRX100 III is an underwater housing that will see your Sony RX100 III safely down to a depth of 60 meters (200 feet), while retaining support for the multitude of vital external controls on the camera body. As a result, you'll be able to shoot high-quality stills and video at recreational scuba diving depths using the exact same camera you slip in a pocket for the rest of the day.


And while the combination of RX100 III plus underwater housing is clearly not pocket-friendly, it'll prove handy at the beach before or after the trip as well, because what keeps out water in the depths will also protect from dust, sand, frost and more on the surface.

Available immediately, the Fantasea FRX100 III is priced at US$790 or thereabouts, includes a removable fiberoptic tether, flash diffuser, LCD glare hood, hand strap and port cover, and features a built-in moisture detector. More details can be found on the Fantasea website.

Fantasea's housing for the Sony RX100 III in use.