Salty Surf Housings Unboxing – Sony a6000 Water Housing

Salty Surf Housings make one of the first off the shelf surf housings for the Sony a6000 camera.

I’ve written about them a lot on the site and I’m excited to show you an unboxing video featuring my new Salty Surf Housing BASIC model (with a couple of upgrades):

Salty Surf Housing unboxing – Sony a6000 water housing

I’ll be testing it out in the sea this weekend, hopefully I’ll find a half decent wave although the weather looks pretty dire so I doubt I’ll be taking any amazing photos, but it’ll give me a chance to test it in the water and let you know how it works.

If you’ve got any questions you’d like answered about the housing or if there’s anything you’d like me to test out in particular let me know in the comments or via e-mail at and I’ll do my best to fit it into the next video.

Salty Surf Housings alternatives

This is the first of the shelf surf housing which I’ve had for my a6000, despite owning it since October 2014. I’m going to be getting at least one more surf housing for the a6000 so I can put them both through their paces and compare them to the alternatives like the Meikon dive housing and my converted Aquatech CR-60.

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Find out more and order your Salty Surf Housing through their website.


  1. Awesome post! I’m waiting on my liquideye housing, can’t wait. You said you’re going to get at least on more surf housing, which one?

    1. Thanks Stephen,
      I’ve ordered the Liquid Eye C6000, and looking into another option too.
      Hopefully I’ll be able to do a full comparison video once I’ve got them together, but I’ll do an unboxing of the C6000 when it arrives.
      Let me know what you think of yours when you get it. Really interested to compare them.

  2. what is the lens on your a6000 when you are placing it on the housing in the vid Ben?

    1. Hi Reynaldo,
      It’s a Sigma 60mm f2.8.
      I really like shooting with it at beachbreaks where it’s hard to get consistently close to the action.
      It worked great in this housing with the two stage trigger.
      The Sigma 19mm and 30mm both work good too.
      About to go test my new Samyang 8mm fisheye V2 to see how it compares to the V1 I used the other day.

      1. Makes total sense! Happens a lot to me, currently using the meikon, but the new aquatech looks so rad! you can use it both a6000 and a6300 if you upgrade. Sounds like the best choice! Thanks again, gonna look up the sigma line and if I decide to buy it will use your link! Cheers!

        1. Yeah, the Aquatech is interesting, I’m still on the fence about the best option.
          It looks like there will be pro’s and con’s for each of the main options, it’s great for us consumers who get to choose the best one for our needs.

          Looking forward to doing some more comparisons soon.

          1. Can you change the movie record/pause button to another key?

          2. Not that I know of.
            I have been looking into it though, I think there’s five ways to start video recording:

            IR remote, seems like it would work through the front plate but not confirmed.

            Press the button, not an option on the BASIC model I have but you do have this control on the more expensive Salty Surf Housing (and the Liquid eye, but not the Aquatech)

            Wired remote, there are official and third party wired remotes with video start stop buttons and zoom controls.

            Mobile app, I think you can start it through the playmemories mobile app, so you could use a cheap waterproofed Android handset?

            The only other option is an unofficial app, like the one that removes the 29 minute recording limit.
            You could build your own app that swaps the C2 button for the video button maybe?

            On my phone now, I’ll find some relevant links later.

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