Apparently, as soon as the Nikon Z7 has hit the market, people are already looking to take their $4,000 digital camera underwater to test out its deep sea capabilities. Although, with early reviews looking as good as they have been, it might just turn up some pretty awesome footage and photography.

Anyway, here’s the info on Ikelite’s newest underwater housing specifically for the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera.

Can Your Nikon Z7 Go Underwater?

Nikon Z7 Underwater

Started in the 1950s, Ikelite has been making underwater lighting and electronic housing devices all levels of photography and videography professionals. Along with other brands like Canon, Sony and Panasonic, Ikelite has been quick to create camera-safe underwater housing builds for cameras of all shapes and sizes. With Nikon’s Z7 make some major waves - pun! - in the digital filmmaking and photography communities, they’ve clearly worked hard to get their camera-specific unit out ASAP.

Here are the major highlights of the underwater housing:

  • Access to All Camera Functions

  • Vacuum Valve Pre-Installed

  • Depth up to 200 feet

  • Full camera view and O-ring seal

  • M16 Port for 3rd Party Accessories

  • Lightweight, Durable and Corrosion-free

  • Price: $1,695.00

Units are expected to become available in the next week or two. You can stay posted here.

About the Nikon Z7

You can read our full write up from Nikon’s announcement of the Z7 and the Z6, but chances are you’ll see this camera making its rounds in the professional filmmaking community for years to come. It’s best reviews so far are for its photo-video crossover uses, but with UHD 4K and 120fps at Full HD recording, it’s definitly going to find a soft spot in the market. Here are some highlights.

  • 45.7MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor

  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30fps

  • Full HD Video Recording at 120fps

  • 64-25,600 ISO (Expandable to 102,400)

  • 3.2” Tilting Touchscreen LCD

  • 493-Point Phase-Detect AF

  • 8K Time-lapse Mode

  • XQD memory cards

  • Nikon Z Lens Mount

The question is, what would you want to shoot with this new underwater housing unit? And is it going to finally beat these guys?