2 thoughts on “Neewer 40m 130ft Underwater Computer Housing Camera Waterproof Case for Sony A6000 with 16-50mm Lens

  1. Robert Cozzi
    30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Waterproof housing, great experience using it., March 25, 2015
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    Used it in the Bahamas last month to test it out. Only snorkeled with it, no diving yet but planning that next month.
    I had to use some extra silicon grease that I had from another waterproof housing to seal the o-ring–important to do that for long-term use.
    Aside from it not including the grease, everything worked very well. The photos underwater are (in my view) substantially better than with my GoPro camera. I’ve attached a few images to this review, obviously taken with the sony a6000 and the Neewer underwater housing.
    A few tips:
    1) Turn up the LCD brightness as far as it will go BEFORE placing the camera into the dive housing. Otherwise you won’t be able to see an image on it underwater.
    2) Use a Q-Tip to grease up the o-ring at last once per trip (week’s vacation) to keep it water tight.
    3) Store the unit in open/un-locked position to allow it to dry and avoid humidity build up between use.
    4) Auto-focus underwater can be obscured, so take several shots of each object to insure you get a good, clear image.
    5) The lens cover for the underwater unit gets in the frame every so often. So be aware of that, and maybe secure it somehow beforehand; or remove its tether entirely (as I did). The only thing its good for is protecting the glass from scratches while you’re out of the water–so you don’t need it while in the water. Just put it back on when you store the unit.

    Using the housing underwater and attempting to change and control your camera settings is possible but challenging, so don’t expect to be able to quickly change settings, except the zoom–that works normally and is easy to do.

    Lastly, when installing the a6000 into the Neewer, it may not seem like its gone in all the way. It fits “close” and then the cover has to be closed “just right” but it only takes a minute to figure out these nuances and you’ll become an expert.

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  2. Michael Honey
    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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    It is easy to hold the shutter button half-down and then transition …, October 19, 2014
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    There are no reviews on this product, so I am giving my initial impression and will update after extensively using. Also, this is my first experience with an underwater camera case.

    This case seems very promising. This camera case does not allow for the use of the electronic viewfinder, the IR remote shutter sensor, and obviously the charging/hdmi ports. Other than that, this case allows full functionality of my (beloved) Sony a6000 camera within the case including manual zoom or focus.

    It is easy to hold the shutter button half-down and then transition to full click. This case makes the video record button easier to press than it is on the naked camera.

    I tied this case to a brick and submerged it in a tall trash can full of water for about 2 hours and no water at all seeped in. Inside the case and on the bottom there is a built in water intrusion sensor that I tested with a drop of water. It will blink red and beep if water comes in and flows to the bottom of the case. This feature wasn’t advertised, so I was very pleasantly surprised.

    This case is rock solid. I’m sure this case provides significant impact resistance. I basically feel like I have a large GoPro with much better low light performance.

    There are three 1/4″ tripod mounting screw holes at the bottom of the case. Kinda wished one of those would have been a 3/8″ tripod mounting screw, but perhaps there is some kind of auxiliary camera equipment that is standardized to the colinear 1/4″ tripod mounting screw configuration.

    There was not enough room within the lens compartment to have my Tiffen UV filter screwed onto the Sony 16-50mm kit lens (The filter is about 3/16″ thick). The UV filter is not needed underwater anyways, but I’m in the habit of leaving the filter on at all times.

    Also, I will test how well Sony’s wifi can penetrate water with a test of the remote shutter feature over wifi with my smartphone.

    This is a great case. I cannot wait to take pictures of the local creek fish, go rock climbing, and use this as all around protection in harsh environments.

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