Ikelite releases housing for Panasonic Lumix GH5


Ikelite has released their 200DL housing for the Panasonic Lumix GH5. The housing is depth rated to 200 feet and has an MSRP of $1695. The Lumix GH5 has a 20.3 MP sensor and an ISO of up to 25,5600. Video is 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p with internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording. The camera itself will be available at the end of next month and the housing should be available soon, too.

Press Release

Product Details

200’ (60m) depth rating

Perfect for any wet environment including surf, dive, and pool use

Supremely functional for maximum creative control—access is provided for all important camera functions

The NEW Dry Lock (DL) Port System gives added security at the surface of the water and accommodates large diameter lenses

Extra-large, soft touch zoom knob; Zoom is accessible for many lenses using our unique universal zoom gear system

Vacuum valve included; Test your system after assembly prior to entering the water; Pump sold separately

Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with manual hotshoe for reliable electrical triggering of underwater strobes; Optional TTL circuitry provides automatic exposure with compatible Ikelite DS strobes

Control symbols are laser etched into the back and will never fade or rub off

Quick install camera mount plate does not need to be removed for battery or memory card access

One spare 1/2-20 threaded accessory port locations on the front of the housing for the addition of optional accessories

Includes a balanced aluminum base with left-hand quick release handle; Right-hand handle sold separately

Signature open-groove design suspends the rear o-ring in a natural position that is easier to maintain and more reliable than forcing the o-ring into a channel

ABS-PC and Lexan construction is fundamentally corrosion-resistant

Made in the USA; Individually inspected for fit and water pressure tested to depth

1 year limited warranty


What’s Included

Underwater Housing with 200 ft (60m) Back Rear O-ring # 0132.61 Front O-ring # 0132.45 Base with Left-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.67 Port Hole Cover # 0200.92 Zoom Gear Retainer # 75900 Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.5 Silicone Lubricant # 0184.2 Control + Pushbutton Tip Assortment # 9249 1/16” Hex Key # 0945.16 1/8” Hex Key # 0945.18


200’ (60m) depth rating Controls are provided for all important camera functions; Controls are not provided for Diopter Adjustment Control, Rear Control Dial, or Mode Dial Lock. Mode Dial must be un-locked prior to installation for use underwater 1/4-20 thread base mounts with 3.5” spacing Near neutral buoyancy in fresh water Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port Weight 5.1 lb (2.3 kg) not including tray + handles Dimensions 9.2 x 7.1 x 6.5” (234 x 180 x 165 mm) including projections

Camera Compatibility This housing is only compatible with the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera as shipped by the manufacturer. Unless otherwise noted, this housing does not accommodate the use of add-on grips, battery grips, eyepieces, LCD covers, or other accessories.

Differences in lens and control placement prevent other DSLR models from being used in this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this particular housing.

The GH5 camera body is not compatible in older housings for Panasonic Lumix GH3/GH4 cameras.


FL Port Conversion

This housing comes standard with the new Dry Lock (DL) port mount. Ports designed for our Four Lock (FL) or Two Lock DSLR housings are not compatible with this system. This housing can be converted by the user to the FL system by removing the DL mount and adding four # 9072.24 port locks.

The DL mount is not designed to be removed and replaced repeatedly. Conversion back to the DL system at a later time requires return of the housing to Ikelite for re-installation and water pressure testing.

DL ports are considerably lighter weight than the comparable FL versions and support a more robust mount. The DL system is recommended for surf photography.

Strobe Options

TTL Exposure Install optional Panasonic TTL Kit # 46031 for automatic TTL exposure with compatible Ikelite DS-model Strobes. Ikelite DS-model strobes may be used with this system without the Panasonic TTL Kit installed, but will not provide TTL exposure.

Non-Ikelite Strobes SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes with an electrical connection can be triggered in manual exposure modes using an electrical sync cord. Strobes without an electrical sync cord connection cannot be attached to this system unless slaved off of a hard-wired strobe.

Ikelite Non-Digital Strobes Older non-digital strobes featuring an ICS-5 electrical sync cord bulkhead can be used with this system in manual exposure modes.

Fiber Optic Fiber optic only strobes are not compatible with this installation. An external strobe must be connected by electrical sync cord.

Remote Triggering Strobes with remote slave capabilities may be triggered off of a flash attached to the housing by electrical sync cord. Ikelite DS strobes support remote triggering using the Optical Slave Converter Product number 4403 or the Water Wizard system (manufactured and sold by Aquatica).

Find more information about the housing here.