Nauticam NA-LX100 Underwater Housing for Panasonic LX-100 Camera 17710
Nauticam NA-LX100 underwater housing for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 offers the knowledgeable photographer access to the advanced capabilities of the LX100 camera. This compact camera packs a significant amount of functionality and capability in it's small size – as it also joins the Nauticam family of 4K capable video cameras. In addition to great underwater photos, the NA-LX100 is able to capture amazing Ultra HD video, whether it be in a pool, a stream or at 100m depth.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
The LX100 is an exciting example of a larger sensor and more competent image processing inside a compact camera. There is a true Four Thirds sensor and a very fast lens (f1.7 at the wide end, and f/2.8 zoomed), with a very useful 24mm - 75mm equivalent range.
The biggest new feature is 4K video. The underwater videographer gets control over things like the FOV (zoom), aperture, shutter speed, white balance, gain, photo style (contrast, saturation, noise reduction, sharpness). Panasonic understands video, and it shows in this camera.
The NA-LX100 is a compact underwater housing designed to allow the user to harness the full potential of advanced compact camera in water. All of the basic functions and ergonomic enhancements that Nauticam users have grown to know and love are incorporated in NA-LX100. The housing is machined from a solid block of aluminum, then hard anodized to seal out corrosive salt water. It is closed via a simple, yet secure locking rotary latch. The right side of the housing is sculpted to fit the palm of the user's hand, and Nauticam's two-stage shutter release lever provides clear differentiation between the half press and full press shutter release positions. All functions are clearly labeled, and an M16 accessory socket allows an optional vacuum valve to be installed.
The NA-LX100 features the new Nauticam interchangeable port system for compact cameras with long throw lenses. Called the "N50" mount, it allows optical solutions to be precisely dialed in for maximum performance in water. Ports are attached via a bayonet fitting, and locked securely in place. The zoom lever is placed for easy access allowing the video maker smooth zooms. A locking ring prevents over zoom when using the short port. This housing also includes handle brackets for use with the optional Flexitray or Easitray, providing additional stability - important when shooting high resolution video.
The Nauticam leak alarm and vacuum monitoring system is installed as standard equipment. This system provides an audible and visual alert to any water entry in the housing, and when combined with an accessory M16 Vacuum Valve (#25612) the water tight integrity of the system can be tested before ever entering the water and monitored during every dive.
The N50 Lens Port System
Because of the specific camera and lens function of the Panasonic LX100, a special port system is required to fully realize the potential of accessory wide angle lenses underwater. The NA-LX100 "standard" port, supplied with the housing, allows full zoom through and is wide enough to be shot with the lens at full wide with no vignetting. An optional flip mounting attachment (25107 M67 Flip Diopter Holder for NA-LX100 Standard Port) allows use of standard accessory macro lenses. This port is ideal for mid-range fish portraiture style shooting, close-up, and macro with add on wet-lenses.
A dome port solution is also available, restoring the in-air field of view of the lens with some zoom through possible. This port is called N50 3.5" Acrylic Dome Port (#38702).
An optional N50 Short Port with M67 Thread for Wide Angle Lenses (#38701) is also available, offering precise placement of wide wet-lenses very close to the camera's lens at its wide angle zoom position. Zoom through is not available with this port, but it does offer the widest coverage possible with minimal vignetting for wide angle photography. Testing indicates that the Inon UWL-H100 (either in the m67 mount or the LD mount) is an ideal wide angle lens for the NA-LX100.
Details and Specifications
- Depth Rating: 100m
- Dimension: 180mm (W) x 128mm (H) x 140mm (D)
- Weight: 1.2kg
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