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Sea & Sea Sony MDX-a6300 & a6500 Housing

Also compatible with the Sony a6000



Part #: SS-06182A

The Sea & Sea offers a machined, corrosion-resistant alluminum alloy housing with full camera control for Sony a6300. 

A6500 Review

Learn more about the A6500 features and why we love it for underwater photography in our full Sony A6500 Camera Review.



Sea & Sea Sony a6300 & a6500 Housing Features:

  • Two (2) Accessory Port/Bulkhead - can be used for vacuum leak, sync cable or video monitor
  • External Port Lock and Lens Release - Quick lens swap without removing back cover
  • LCD Tilt and Monitor Hood - camera’s LCD display monitor can be tilted 10o for easier viewing.
  • Luminescent Buttons - easily view controls in low light conditions.
  • Accessory Compatibility - camera tray and grip for a compact system is compatible
  • Depth Rating: 75m / 330ft
  • Dim. (WxHxD): 195 x 125 x 100mm
  • Weight: Approx. 1,265g / 44.6oz (housing only, w/ grip)
  • DLSR Ports can be used with this housing via ML-NX Conversion Ring 30

Notes when using the Sony a6500 Camera:

  • When the housing accommodates the α6500, the camera's C1/C2 buttons cannot be used.
  • MDX-α6300 housings with the following serial numbers (last four digit numbers) are compatible with all the aforementioned cameras;
    • Black: 0020 - 0028 and above 0037
    • Orange: 0004, 0005, 0009 and 0010
    • Light Blue: Above 0004
  • MDX-α6300 housings with serial numbers other than those listed above are only compatible with α6000 and α6300 cameras.

Sea & Sea ML Ports:

Sea and Sea designed new ports for their mirrorless housings, compatible with MDX-a6000 and MDX-a6300.

Recommended Lenses

  • Sony 16mm F2.8 pancake lens + Sony fisheye conversion lens for reefs, mantas, whale sharks, whales
  • Sony 16-50mm Lens for wide-angle and medium sized subjects
  • Sony 90mm macro lens for great macro, small fish, supermacro

Related Underwater Gear Categories:

Sony a6500 Camera Specs:

  • 24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor 
  • 425-point phase detection autofocus points
  • 4D Focus picks up both space and time to capture moving subjects quickly with new clarity
  • BIONZ X™ image-processing engine delivers blazing speed and performance, combined with new front-end LSi
  • ISO 100 - 25,600 (expandable to 51,200)
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • 2.95" wide-angle LCD monitor with brightness control for sharp vivid color in any light
  • Touch screen focusing
  • Electronic XGA OLED Tru-Finder™
  • 4K video recording with no pixel binning (sampling from full sensor for increased detail)
  • 11 FPS burst
  • Built-in WiFi for easy sharing
  • Battery life approximately 350 shots using LCD screen

Sony a6300 Specs:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording
  • S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 51200

Sony a6300 Underwater Photos

Goby in the Lembeh Strait. Sony a6300, Sony 90mm macro lens, SubSee +10 diopter. Photo: Brent Durand
Nudibranch in the Lembeh Strait. Sony a6300, Sony 90mm macro lens, SubSee +10 diopter. Photo: Brent Durand
A manta ray passes by in Bali, Indonesia. Sony a6300, Tokina 10-17mm with metabones adapter (manual focus). Photo: Brent Durand
Portrait of a coconut octopus with shell. Sony a6300, Sony 90mm macro lens. ISO 200, f/16, 1/160.
A nudibranch shot with ambient light. Sony a6300, Sony 18-55mm lens. ISO 800, f/16, 1/80.
A beautiful Anilao reefscape with sunball. Sony a6300, Sony 10-18mm lens. ISO 200, f/22, 1/160.
A magnificent shrimp goby and companion rest on the sand. Sony a6300, Sony 90mm macro lens. ISO 200, f/13, 1/125.
Weight: 2.00 LBS
Dimensions: 8.00 (in) × 5.00 (in) × 10.00 (in)
Free Worldwide Shipping: No
Brand: Sea & Sea
Camera Type: Sony A6300

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