Ikelite Underwater Housing Canon EOS R8


Ikelite 69748 200DLM Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R8

This housing requires the addition of a compatible DL Lens Port for waterproof operation. Lens Port not included.

On release, the Canon EOS R8 in the Ikelite 200DLM Underwater Housing is the smallest, most powerful compact mirrorless camera system to date. It is as powerful as the Canon EOS R6 Mark II in a form factor of half the size and weight. If you can live without a 2nd SD card slot and in-body image stabilization, then you will benefit from choosing this model.

Lens choice, image quality, autofocus performance, and capture speed are the greatest strengths of the Canon EOS R8 system. When combined with an Ikelite DS160 or DS230 strobe you can take advantage of high fps burst shooting to capture the perfect moment of a moving subject.

Pre-Dive Checks

There is no greater assurance than being able to see your camera and o-ring seal through the back of the housing. Ikelite’s 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. Once the housing is closed you can see the o-ring form a solid, waterproof seal.

We recommend adding the optional Ikelite Vacuum Kit with 1/2″ Valve # 47012 to pull a vacuum on the housing and check for leaks prior to entering the water.


Ikelite’s specially formulated ABS-PC blend housing is highly durable yet significantly lighter than aluminium. The light colour keeps your camera cooler when shooting in warm, sunny environments.

Lens Support

Ikelite lens ports are the lightest on the market, yet robust and capable of standing up to rough surf. Ikelite support a wide variety of lenses. Most popular zoom lenses and select focus rings can be engaged using simple gearing that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using.

Lens ports and zoom gears are sold separately. Refer to the appropriate Ikelite Port Chart for compatibility information.

Wi-Fi Transfer

Use the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi feature to download photos to another device without removing the camera from the housing. The Wi-Fi feature is only usable above water within close proximity to the connected device.


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 camera models from being used in or adapted to this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this housing.

In the Box

  • Housing
  • Rear O-Ring # 0110 (installed)
  • Front O-Ring # 0132.36 (installed)
  • Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.7 (installed)
  • Silicone lubricant 1cc tube

Key Features

  • 60m (200ft) depth rating
  • Perfect for any wet environment including surf, snorkelling, and pool use.
  • Supremely functional for maximum creative control—access is provided for all important camera functions except Dioptre Adjustment Dial.
  • The new Dry Lock Micro (DLM) 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 Ikelite’s unique universal zoom gear system.
  • Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with manual hotshoe for a 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 for the addition of optional accessories.
  • Ikelite’s 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 construction is fundamentally corrosion-resistant.
  • Made in the USA; Individually inspected for fit and water pressure tested to depth.
  • Weight 36kg (3 lb)
  • Dimensions 191 x 150 x 152 mm (7.5 x 5.9 x 6 in )
  • 2-year limited warranty



Underwater Cameras is the official distributor/importer of Ikelite products in Australia. Ikelite is a leading Underwater Photography Manufacturer based in the USA with over 50 years of experience producing top-quality underwater housings, strobes, & accessories. Ikelite products can be found in the hands of amateur and professional photographers worldwide from Tropical Waters to Polar Ice Caps. All Ikelite’s products are designed and made in the USA.
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