Sony A6500 Underwater Housing Buyer's Guide


Aquatica A6500 Underwater Housing

*Robust and Rugged Housing*

The Aquatica Housing for Sony A6500 is built from aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel alloy with a strong powdercoated finish making it ready for the worst dive conditions! Designed to be lighter than previous models, this housing includes the Surveyor monitoring system with a Leak Detector and optional vacuum kit. The housing features a new style Aquatica adjustable tray with their comfortable molded hand grips. In addition they offer a great "power saddle" to gain additional battery life when shooting. This connects to the micro USB port, so does not interfere with firing your flash.


Nauticam NA-A6500 Underwater Housing

*Compact Aluminum Construction with Excellent Ergonomics*

The Nauticam housing for Sony A6500 camera is crafted from high quality aluminum and features complete camera control, included rubberized grips and multiple accessory bulkheads. Nauticam focuses on ergonomics, moving controls to the best placement for underwater use. The size and weight of this version has been reduced for a more enjoyable experience and there are a wide variety of useful accessories available, such as the battery pack, vacuum system, viewfinders, lenses and more.


Fantasea A6500 Underwater Housing

*Great Performance and Fantastic Value, works with Vivid Vacuum system*

The Fantasea A6500 Housing features a shock resistant polycarbonate construction with full camera functionality. This housing has an egronomic design with well placed controls and is one of the few polycarbonate housings to offer an M16 accessory port. This version is also compatible with the Sony A6300 camera.

Get a FREE lens gear with the Fantasea A6500 Housing, Port & Gear Package. This includes the housing, flat port and zoom gear for the 16-50mm lens, a $90 savings.


Ikelite 200DLM/A Housing for Sony A6500

*Great Quality, Low Cost Option, Made in the USA*

The Ikelite Housing for Sony A6500 offers a great low cost solution to house this high end mirrorless camera. The white ABS-Polycarbonate blend is more durable than their previous housings and requires minimal maintenance. The housing supports accurate TTL shooting with Ikelite strobes and supports all the Sony E-Mount lenses through their Drylock Port System.




The Sony A6500 camera is the top of the line option for Sony's mirroless APS-C sensor size cameras. With a range of lens options, and a slightly larger sensor than the popular Micro 4/3rds cameras, the Sony mirrorless are a great choice for underwater photography. The A6500 builds upon the solid foundation from previous models and introduces improvements such as 5-axis image stabilization, newly developed image processing algorithm, touchscreen focusing, and a much wider selection of video recording formats including higher quality 4K video recording using Super 35 feature that uses 6K of data before recording at 4K.  

Quick Specs:

  • 24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor with BIONZ X image processor
  • 425-point phase detection autofocus points
  • 4D Focus picks up both space and time to capture moving subjects quickly
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • 4K video recording with no pixel binning 
  • 11 FPS burst