Ikelite Compact DSLR

for Canon SL1 / 100D, White

SKU # ike.6970.03


Ikelite Compact DSLR Housing for Canon SL1 / 100D

Camera and lens are not included; shown for illustrative purposes only.

Dome port is included !


Ikelite packed a lot in a small package, only slightly larger than the Canon SL1 EOS 100D camera and just as comfortable to hold.  Set up is a snap with simple, fully front-loaded camera installation.  The camera mounting shoe is designed to be unobtrusive and allow changing of battery and memory cards, or attachment to a surface tripod without being removing the camera from the internal mount.  Shutter trigger is right at your fingertips whether holding the side of the housing or the optional dual tray with quick release handles.  Controls are provided for camera functions except for the rear touchscreen, so you have creative control anywhere you go. For a system of this caliber, a tray with handle is essential to good handling, balance underwater, and attachment of external lighting.  The complete handle assembly removes with just two nuts for traveling.


This housing comes standard with a optical grade acrylic dome port with zoom ring.  This port provides sharp images and zoom capabilities with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM kit lens.  It can accomodate the popular Tokina 10-17mm lens with vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image) in the 10-12mm range when used the Tokina lens.  A special zoom gear system allows the camera with lens attached to be installed from the back of the housing, without requiring removal of the dome port.

The dome port may be removed without tools to attach the optional Ikelite Flat Port for the Canon EF-S 60mm Macro lens.  Simply loosen the securing thumb screws and slide the port off.  The optional Flat Port allows use of the 60mm Macro lens in auto-focus mode and features 67mm front threads for the optional attachment of macro converter wet lenses.


Special polycarbonate blends allows Ikelite to create an extremely strong and lightweight enclosure.  Polycarbonate is fundamentally corrosion-resistant for easy maintenance year after year.

Like every Ikelite product, this housing is designed, built and tested in the USA.  Ikelite use locally sourced materials. Ikelite housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit, function and waterproof integrity.  Ikelite backs its products with over 50 years of experience and the best service in the dive industry.


Controls All camera controls except rear touch screen
Buoyancy Nearly neutral in salt water
Depth Rating 200 ft (60 m)
Strobe Connection Ikelite Digital TTL ICS-5 5-pin Electrical Bulkhead plus TTL circuitry compatible with current model Ikelite DS strobes
Use Built-in Flash No
Housing Dimensions 6.4 x 7.5 x 5.9 in (164 x 189 x 150 mm)
Dome Port Dimensions 5 x 5.9 x 3.3 in (127 x 151 x 85 mm)
Housing Weight 3 lb 3 oz (1.4 kg)
Dome Port Weight 13 oz (376 g)
Tray & Handle Weight 11.5 oz (327 g)
Main O-Ring ike.0110
Includes Housing
Tray with Quick Release Handle
#9304.52 Dome Port with Zoom Sleeve
Waterproof Bulkhead Cap
Spare Port O-Ring
Spare Thumbscrews
Silicone Lubricant
Spare Parts
Not Included:
Ikelite #0184.2 Silicone Lubricant 2cc Re-closable Tube
Ikelite #9104.5 Waterproof Bulkhead Cap

True TTL Exposure

TTL or "Through-The-Lens" flash metering means the camera controls flash duration to properly expose an image. Unlike fiber optic systems, which attempt to copy the behavior of the camera's built-in flash, this unique housing for the Canon EOS 100D Rebel SL1 provides direct, electrical transmission of this TTL signal to the strobe*.

Since the camera is talking directly to the strobe, the camera's built-in flash does not need to fire. This dramatically increases battery life and virtually eliminates the recycle lag, allowing the camera to be triggered in more rapid succession than with optical-based systems. When shooting a fast moving object, this make the difference between going home with the shot or just talking about it. Additionally, in-line communication between the strobe and the camera completely eliminates signal interference and false triggering caused by light rays bouncing off the water's surface or your buddy's flash going off.