Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing Buyer's Guide
CANON EOS R5 UNDERWATER HOUSINGS:
Sea & Sea Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing
*Built to last, Compact Size, Elegantly Engineered*
The Sea & Sea Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing is a high quality housing which is built from machined aluminum. It is durable and can take a beating. It offers great ergonomics and can easily be controlled when wearing gloves. It is built with the option for their useful YS Converter, offering excellent TTL strobe control. These housings also offer full camera control and a wide selection of quality ports. The buttons and knobs are all well labeled and glow in the dark for easy-to-use camera controls during a night dive. This housing offers a unique window at the top, so your camera control panel is visible from the top, ensuring you save camera battery as opposed to using the lcd screen to view your camera settings and changes.
Nauticam Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing
*Excellent Ergonomics, User-friendly, Durable*
The Nauticam Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing is built from aircraft grade aluminum which makes it durable and light weight. Camera controls are very easy to access with buttons, levers, and knobs all within easy reach. It also comes with a vacuum valve pre-installed for ultimate peace of mind. Nauticam housings are universally popular and this housing is rated to 100 meters depth.
Ikelite Canon EOS R5 200DL Underwater Housing
*Affordable, Sturdy, great TTL option*
The Ikelite Canon EOS R5 200DL Underwater Housing is built from a high quality, corrosion free ABS-PC blend polycarbonate housing which makes it sturdy and impervious to corrosion. The housing offers full control of the camera with controls that are designed to be easy to use. This housing is great for anyone looking for an amazing price point. It's also important not to overlook some Ikelite-specific housing features like the fast and accurate Ikelite to Canon TTL converter or a trim rail system which balances the buoyancy of large dome ports (great for video). The Iklite EOS R5 housing features a clear back so you can easily monitor the housing for any leaks. The built-in vacuum system adds an extra level of protection from such events.
Aquatica Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing
*Affordable, Rugged, Compact*
The Aquatica Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing is a very rugged anodized aluminum housing. It's controls are intelligently designed so that all controls are within a fingers distance from the handle. The housing is equipped with a surveyor monitor system (leak detection). There are two ports available that can be used with an HDMI monitor, vacuum system, or a remote control. The housing is rated to 90m/300 ft.
Isotta Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing
*Ferrari of the Sea*
The Isotta Canon EOS R5 Underwater Housing is an elegant and luxurious, Italian-made underwater housing for the Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera. It is crafted from an anodized aluminum complete with a characteristic red finish that is the signature of the brand. Isotta housings are known for being extremely lightweight and compact - and in many situations light enough underwater to lift with one hand. We love the ergonomics of the curved hangles, button placement, and lazer engraved control lables. The housing features an easy-to-use, single-hand locking system and a double o-ring seal for added safety.
ABOUT THE CAMERA:
The Canon EOS R5 is Canon's newest mirrorless camera and quite possibly the top camera of 2020! It features an amazing specs sheet ranging from a new high resolution 45 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor to 8K RAW, 4:2:2 10-bit video recording. The R5 has been updated with new features like in-body image-stabilization, animal eye autofocus, 100% AF coverage, and 12 fps/20 fps electronic burst shooting. Due to these impressive specs, the R5 is a top camera for underwater photographers and videographers and a top focus for underwater housing manufacturers. It's a great camera with excellent image quality, fast autofocus, and compatability with both RF and EF lenses (when using an EF-R adapter).
- New 45 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Digic X processor
- Canon's first 5 axis In-Body Image-Stabilization (IBIS) which works in conjunction with optical IS RF and EF lenses. Up to 8 stops of correction
- Improved Dual Pixel II Autofocus
- 5,940 AF points
- 100% of the sensor has AF coverage!
- ISO 100 - 51,200
- Animal eye AF detection (for birds, cats, and dogs) - we'll see if it works for fish!
- 12fps burst shooting with mechanical shutter
- 20 fps burst shooting with silent (electronic shutter)
- 180 shot RAW image buffer
- Dual card slots - 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
- 8K video @ 30p, 10- bit 4:2:2 - using the full width of the sensor!
- Internal RAW and C-Log recording
- 4K oversampled video up to 120p, 10-bit 4:2:2
- 5.69 million dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- Dimensions: 135.8 X 97.5 X 88mm
- Weight: 738 grams (with card and battery)
Sample Underwater Photo from Canon EOS R (EOS R5 underwater photos coming soon):
THE NEXT STEPS AFTER YOU PICK YOUR HOUSING: