THE SONY a6300
Advanced Auto Focus (4D FOCUS)
Fastest Auto Focus for an interchangeable lens digital camera
425 focus points, the largest number focus points for a Mirrorless camera
2.4 m-dot XGA (1024 x 768) OLED
120 FPS refresh rate
First APS-C mirrorless camera capable of 4K video capture
Built from a Magnesium alloy and includes dust and moisture resistance
This camera is a powerhouse of technology. That being said, it requires a lot of energy to power. Aquatica has carefully looked at all the strengths and challenges of housing a compact camera and used this opportunity to create some options only available with the Aquatica A6300 housing:
The Aquatica Digital Power Saddle incorporates an optional rechargeable battery pack that plugs into the camera’s micro usb port and attaches magnetically to the camera’s mounting plate. This option can be purchased with the housing or purchased later as an add-on. Purchasing the Power Saddle will allow both still and video shooters to have the equivalent of two extra batteries in their housing, allowing the extra power they need to fuel their creative visions.
Interchangeable View Finders
Aquatica Digital is proud to announce the support of their Aqua View Finders. The A6300 will come standard with the Aquatica eyepiece and the housing allows the user to switch between the Aqua View 45 and the Aqua View 180 Finders without having to change the LCD window of the housing. Upgrading to these Finders gives the user a 1.2 magnified view of the electronic viewfinder, allowing for improved underwater viewing. These finders are among the best finders available on the market.
Adjustable Hand Grip Support
Aquatica is world famous for having the most comfortable hand grips on the market and they are excited to announce that these grips have been adapted for the A6300’s smaller size. Aquatica has been able to include these grips as part of the A6300 package in the form of highly modular tray to mount either strobes or video lights to the top of the grips. The tray itself can be moved left and right for added comfort. Furthermore, the tray brackets can be independently adjusted to a forward, mid and back position while the grip brackets can be adjusted to an inward, centered and outward position from the housing, thus allowing for you to have industry’s most ergonomic control access available. Additionally; an adjustable Aquatica nylon hand strap is included at no extra cost allowing for the avid freediver, or available light shooter to streamline their profile by removing the handles.
The A6300 can be used with or without grips. The right side of the housing has been designed so that you can comfortably hold and operate the housing with your right hand with the shutter button positioned to naturally rest under your index finger.
Additionally, at the rear of the housing, access is provided to many of the camera’s functions. The controls can be easily reached by simply moving your thumb, thus allowing you to never have to remove your hand from the shutter lever. Primarily among these controls is the record button which has been given a large red oversized button for ease of use. For those that prefer a steady hold on the housing, the Aquatica grips and shutter extended trigger are available, allowing for a more traditional hold of the housing underwater.
The control dial at the rear of the housing has been ergonomically placed so that it gives you quick and easy access to shutter speeds, aperture, white balance and the ISO of the camera.
At the core of the design is the shell, machined on a state of the art 5 axis CNC machine from a solid block of 6061 T6 aluminum alloy. The shell is then anodized and painted with a black polyester powder coating. This type of finish is capable of handling the toughest conditions a professional photographer can throw at it.
Aquatica says "We are immensely proud of how often our clients at rental dealerships praise our trademark crinkle powder coat finish being as “tough as nails”. What is often noted is that housings that only have an anodized finish do not stand up to the abuse rental housings are exposed to, therefore making Aquatica housings the ideal choice."
The control shafts and push buttons are made from the finest grade of stainless steel available rather than plastic or less expensive metals. This ensures the most reliable performance on the market.
The housing shell has two entry points for connecting strobes plus two others for adapting various accessories. The housing is sealed with Aquatica's signature rotary closure made popular on their Amphibico cinema housings.
There is also a large 16mm diameter access point on the left hand side which is ideal for connecting a video monitor. Located on the left hand side is a standard 1/2” diameter access point for the optional Surveyor vacuum valve to ensure a water tight seal prior to your dive, thus giving the shooter watertight piece of mind.
Every underwater shooter’s needs are different, so a full complement of flash triggering options is available to suit those needs. Whether you use basic fiber optic connections or the hard wired flash connections with which to fire your strobes independently, we have you covered with our impressive line up of available flash connectors.
The Aquatica Digital A6300 will have three options for flash connection:
#34000-OPT the fiber optic version will feature the industry standard L-type fiber optic cable connectors
#34000-NK the Nikonos type connector with universal hot shoe
#34000-IKE the Ikelite type connector with universal hot shoe
With the purchase of the A6300 housing, add one TLC #77514 DELTA 3 ARM and get a second one free
Aquatica felt that a camera like the Sony a6300 needs to support the best lenses for the best optical results possible. They have created a full line of extension rings and adapters for both their mirrorless ports as well as their standard port line up.
You'll be able to use the unbeatable Zeiss Touit 12mm 2.8 rectilinear wide angle lens as well as the ultra-sharp Zeiss Touit 50mm 2.8 macro lens. This is followed by the stellar Sony 90mm 2.8 macro with manual focus support, and of course the industry’s favorite Tokina 10-17mm fisheye Canon mount with Metabones adapter. Last but not least the Sony 10-18 and 16-50 “kit” zoom lenses and by popular demand both the Sony 16mm and 18-55mm lenses.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminium Housing
Crinkle Powder Coating
Best Grips in the Industry (Left and Right)
Two Fiberoptic Ports
Extended Trigger adapter<
Extra main sealing O-Ring
Extra Port O-Ring
Aquatica Standard Eye Piece
Choice of Strobe Connectors
Built in Leak Sensor
Aquatica Nylon Hand Strap
djustible Tray (left and right)
2 Adjustible Tray Brackets
2 Ajustible Grip Brackets
2 Zinc Anodes
- Additional Information
Camera Specific Housing Finder Sony α6300 Part Number #34000 SKU/EAN aquatica-34000