Buyer's Guide to the
Best Sony FX30 Underwater Housings
If you're looking for the best Sony FX30 underwater housing, or best Sony FX3 Underwater Housing, you'll find all of the leading models in this buyer's guide. Bluewater Photo supplies all of the leading brands such as Nauticam, Ikelite, and Marelux. Our team of experts is always available if you have any questions about setup, compatibility or after-sale issues, so please don't hesitate to reach out.
Sony FX30 / FX3 Underwater Housing Options
Marelux Sony FX30 Underwater Housing
*Superb Ergonomics, Durable, High-end Innovative Features*
Nauticam FX30 Underwater Housing
*Excellent Ergonomics, User-friendly, Durable*
Ikelite Sony FX30 200DL Underwater Housing
*Light, Polycarbonate with Great Ergonomics, User-friendly, Durable*
The Ikelite 200DL Sony FX30 underwater housing is a robust and feature-rich waterproof enclosure designed for Sony digital cinema cameras, FX3 and FX30. Ideal for any use in or near water, including swimming pools, snorkeling, diving, and surfing. Without taking the camera out of its casing, you can charge the battery and remove your memory card with the optional USB-C Charging & Data Transfer Bulkhead. Any shooting requirement can be accommodated by adding an optional M24 accessory port to the Ikelite system, which allows for the connection of an external HDMI 2.0 monito
About the Sony FX30 Cinema Camera
The Sony FX30 is very similar to its predecessor Sony FX3 Camera but the FX30 packs a 20.1MP Super35/APS-C back illuminated CMOS sensor. It still maintains is compact footprint. It can record 4K/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 video internally and can output 16-bit RAW video over HDMI to an external recorder. The camera does not have a viewfinder but makes up with its clear built-in LCD screen. It also features a dual base ISO at 800 and 2500, an ISO range from 100 to 32,000.
The Sony FX30 isn't your average camera. It's a cinematic powerhouse packed into a compact, APS-C form factor, making it ideal for capturing stunning underwater footage. Here's what sets it apart:
1. Uncompromised Image Quality:
- Superb 4K: Shoot stunningly detailed 4K video at up to 120fps, perfect for capturing the fluidity and dynamism of marine life.
- S-Log Profiles: Unlock professional color grading capabilities with S-Log3 and S-Cinetone profiles, allowing you to unleash your creativity and achieve cinematic underwater looks.
- Low-Light Master: Even in the deep blue, the FX30's sensor shines. Capture clear, vibrant footage with minimal noise, thanks to its impressive low-light performance.
2. Built for the Depths:
- Compact & Robust: Take your FX30 fearlessly into the water. Its lightweight, magnesium alloy body is built to withstand the rigors of underwater filming.
- In-Body Image Stabilization: Glide effortlessly through the water and capture smooth, stable footage, even when currents are strong, thanks to the FX30's built-in image stabilization system.
- Housing Options: Explore a variety of underwater housings designed specifically for the FX30, offering easy access to controls and protecting your camera from the elements.
3. Unleash Your Creativity:
- Flip-Out Screen: Compose your shots comfortably from any angle underwater. The fully articulating touchscreen makes it a breeze to frame your subject and review footage.
- Log Focus & Zebra Stripes: Dive deep into manual focus control with focus peaking and zebra stripes, ensuring critical sharpness for your underwater masterpieces.
- Mic Input & XLR Adaptor: Capture the symphony of the ocean. Connect an external microphone or XLR adaptor for pristine audio recordings to accompany your visuals.
The Sony FX30 is more than just a camera; it's an invitation to explore the underwater world like never before. Capture the magic of coral reefs, the dance of marine creatures, and the raw power of the ocean, all with a cinematic flair.
- Back illuminated full-frame 20.1MP APS-C Exmor R CMOS sensor (Super 35 format)
- Dual base ISO (800/2500)
- 5-Axis in-body image stabilization
- Real-time Eye AF for animals, humans or birds
- Real-time tracking
- Detailed AF settings
- Cine El, Cine El Quick, and Flexible ISO modes for recording with the S-Log3 gamma curve,
- Cooling fan
THE NEXT STEPS AFTER YOU PICK YOUR HOUSING: