Ikelite has released an information notice detailing the compatibility of their existing housing for the Sony RX100 VI (6116.18) with the new Sony RX100 VII. The advisory states that the housing is compatible although it may be necessary to slightly tighten the screw that attaches the rear dial control.
SONY CYBER-SHOT RX100 VII UNDERWATER HOUSING COMPATIBILITY UPDATE
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 series consistently lands on compact camera “best of” lists for both surface shooting and underwater. It has a large 1”-type sensor, really flexible 24-200mm zoom range with excellent autofocus, and shoots great oversampled 4K video quality.
“Where the RX100 VII really stands out is its autofocus system, which is the most advanced of any compact on the market. Just point it at a subject - whether it’s a body, face or eye, and the camera will follow it around the scene seamlessly. And it can do this at 20 frames per second.” - Digital Photography Review dpreview.com
- 20 megapixel 1” (13.2 x 8.8 mm) BSI-CMOS Sensor
- 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 Zeiss zoom lens
- 3” tilting LCD screen
- RAW image capture
- Macro focus to 3.15” (8 cm)
- Manual exposure mode
- Timelapse mode
- Oversampled UHD 4K video; Full HD at up to 120 fps
- 260 shots per charge (CIPA battery life)
- 0.67 lb (302 g)
In the Housing
The newer Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII is compatible with the existing Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI # 6116.18. There is a slight dimensional difference between RX100 VI and VII cameras which may cause some intermittency of control function with housings that were built prior to the release of the Mark VII.
Housings produced before August 26, 2019 (serial number 72159 and below) were manufactured to the specifications of the older Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI camera. The screw attaching the rear dial control may interfere with the slightly thicker RX100 VII camera causing intermittency of rear dial and aperture ring controls. Tightening this screw slightly should resolve these issues.
Sony RX100 VII adjustment
The screw holding the gear with rubber pad may be tightened slightly to eliminate interference. It should not be tightened so much as to prevent the gear from moving. Other gears should not be tightened.
In addition to revisiting the design of this model, we have tested a large sampling of production housings and cameras to confirm fit. Minor differences in camera bodies and housings may affect your results. If you experience any issues with this installation please contact us via email. In your email reference the serial number of your housing and the control(s) that you are experiencing issues with.
The RX100 VII camera cannot be used with or adapted to other Ikelite housing models built for prior model RX100 I, II, III, IV, or V cameras.