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Ikelite Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot S120 IS

SKU: IK624214 MFR: 6242.14

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About Ikelite Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot S120 IS

A compact, lightweight underwater housing for Canon PowerShot S120 IS cameras that provides access to all camera functions up to 200' (60 meters). Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water. The PowerShot S120 IS, is the fastest and brightest of the Canon S-series cameras. The S120 is truly pocket sized, with an optically stabilized 24-120mm equivalent zoom lens and 12MP sensor. Manual exposure controls and 1080/60p video resolution make this one a solid compact choice for underwater.

Function and Ergonomics:This housing is designed and built in the USA by experienced divers who are committed to providing top quality and value. A drop-in, front-loading camera mounting system makes set-up and break down a breeze. An ergonomic side-mounted shutter lever is comfortable and reduces fatigue. The camera's full 24-120mm equivalent zoom range is usable in the housing without vignetting. Large, easy-to-reach controls are provided for all camera functions except the Rear Control Dial. Most rear control dial functions may be accessed using the up/down/left/right directional buttons.

Zoom and Macro Close-Up:Ikelite's 3" (76mm) diameter ports feature a 67mm thread on the front for the easy attachment of external wide angle and macro wet lenses. Wide angle lenses make objects appear smaller, so that you can fit more into your frame underwater. Macro close-up lenses make small objects appear larger, so that tiny creatures will fill your frame. The WD-3 Wide Angle Dome # 6430.3 provides mid-range angle of view with no vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image). Compared to an actual wet lens, the WD-3 is sharper around the edges of the photo, lighter weight, and easier to attach or remove. The W-30 Wide Angle Lens # 6430, INON UWL-H100 (Type 1), and other 67mm threaded wide angle lenses, provide a wider maximum angle of view. Because these are separated from the camera's lens by glass, air, and water, some vignetting and edge distortion will be present. These effects can be reduced or eliminated by using a smaller aperture, zooming in slightly, and/or cropping in post-production. External macro lenses with 67mm threads from INON, Epoque, and other manufacturers, can be attached directly to the front of the housing's port (lenses not included).

Accessory Mounting:Two 1/4-20 threaded mounting points are included on the bottom of the housing for the rotation-free attachment of a tray and handle system. Handles provide improved ergonomics underwater and are the foundation for your lighting mounts. Mounting lights on a side arm rather than directly over the camera's lens helps to reduce the appearance of backscatter which looks like snow in your underwater images. Light is absorbed as it travels through even short distances underwater, making colors appear dull or monochromatic. To preserve the natural colors of your subject, it's important to stay within arm's reach no more than 3-4' (1 meter) away. There is a simple rule that brighter is better underwater. A high-quality lighting system can produce magazine quality results with almost any compact camera system.

Color Correcting Filters:Enhanced color correction and clarity can be achieved by adding a color filter or external light. The lens port of the housing accepts Ikelite 3" (76mm) diameter color filters, which are available in two formulas: Tropical Blue Water # 6441.41 and Green Water # 6441.81. A color filter reduces the amount of light that reaches the camera's sensor, so they are most effective in sunny conditions up to about 45' (15 meters). The absolute maximum effectiveness is 80' (24 meters) in ideal conditions of full sun and visibility of 100'+ (30+ meters). Ikelite also offer a Yellow Barrier Filter # 6441.11 for shooting fluorescence photography (filters not included).

Flash and Constant-On Lights:A flash or constant-on light is necessary for close-up, night dives, and deep depths. An external light also brings out more colors in sunny conditions. External lights are typically not used in conjunction with color filters, as the combination will result in tones that are too red or too purple. The location of the camera's flash in relation to the lens makes it unusable for lighting your subject underwater. However, the camera's flash may be used to trigger an external strobe. Two ports are provided for the connection of up to two fiber optically triggered underwater strobes. Alternatively, a bright constant-on video light can be used. A constant-on light is not as bright as a strobe flash. Constant-on lights do provide added versatility because they can be used for focus assist and for improved colors when shooting video.

Durability and Corrosion Free Performance:Ikelite's ABS-Polycarbonate blend provides strength and corrosion free performance year after year with minimal maintenance. The specially formulated color deflects the sun to keep your camera running cooler, longer. Ikelite products are designed, built and tested in the USA. They use locally sourced, top-grade materials. Ikelite housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit and function. Every unit is water pressure tested to 200' (60 meters). Ikelite back their products with over 50 years of experience and the best reputation for service within the dive industry.

Compatibility: Differences in lens and control placement prevent cameras other than the Canon PowerShot S120 IS from being used in this housing. Ikelite is not aware of any other camera models which may be used in or adapted to this housing.

The housing measures 6.2 x 4.5 x 4.1" (157 x 114 x 104mm), weighs 20.8 oz. (590 g), is near neutral buoyancy in fresh water and has a 1/4-20 thread tray mounting with 3" (76mm) spacing. Included with the housing are a port cover, silicone lubricant, lanyard and owner's manual.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.



Ikelite Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot S120 IS Features

  • Ikelite Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot S120 IS Camera:
  • Full Featured and Durable Underwater Housing
  • Suitable for Scuba, Snorkel, Surf, Pool, Any Application In-or-Around the Water
  • Great Choices for Underwater Use
  • Truly Pocket Sized, w/Optically Stabilized 24-120mm Equivalent Zoom Lens 
  • 12MP Sensor Equipped
  • Manual Exposure Controls and 1080/60p Video Resolution
  • One Solid Compact Choice for Underwater
  • Note: Camera Not Included
  • Ergonomics and Handling:
    All Ikelite's Latest Features and Improvements
    Large, Easy-to-Reach Controls
    All Important Camera Functions Except Rear Control Dial
    Most Rear Control Dial Functions Accessed Using Up/Down/Left/Right Directional Buttons
    Full 24-120mm Equivalent Zoom Range is Usable
  • Drop-In Front-Loading Camera Mounting System Makes Installation and Removal a Breeze
  • Ergonomic Side-Mounted Shutter Lever is Comfortable and Reduces Fatigue
  • Wide Angle and Macro Close-Up Compatible
  • 3" (76mm) Diameter Ports Feature 67mm Thread
  • Two 1/4-20 Threaded Mounting Points for Tripod or Tray
  • External Lights & Filter Compatible
  • Durability and Corrosion Free Performance
  • ABS-Polycarbonate Blend Provides Strength and Corrosion Free Performance
  • Specially Formulated Color Deflects Sun, Keeps Camera Running Cooler, Longer
  • Body Color: Superior Contrast for Enhanced View of Camera, LCD Screen
  • Designed, Built and Tested in the USA
  • Locally Sourced, Top-Grade Materials
  • Built by Hand and Individually Tested for Fit and Function
  • Depth Rating: 200' (60 meters)
  • Over 50 Years of Experience & Best Reputation for Service within Dive Industry
  • Near Neutral Buoyancy in Fresh Water
  • 1/4-20 Thread Tray Mounting w/3" (76mm) Spacing
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.5 x 4.1" (157 x 114 x 104mm)
  • Weight: 20.8 oz. (590 g)
  • Includes: O-Ring Lubricant, Lanyard, Port Cover
  • Instruction Manual
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