The Nauticam NA-G9 Underwater Housing for the Panasonic G9 Camera
The Nauticam Panasonic G9 underwater housing is an ergonomic and fully featured housing with unmatched ease of use from the leader in underwater photography. Key camera controls are placed within an easy reach from the ergonomic, rubberized handles. Controls on the housing are placed exactly where they should be for easiest access in water, regardless of the camera layout. A large, sculpted shutter release lever is placed at the right hand grip for index finger operation, and features a patented geared mechanism that improves sensitivity for tactile feel of half press and full press. To facilitate back-button autofocus, the AF/AE lock button (which can be reassigned to activate AF) is controlled by a thumb lever near the right handle. No other housing comes close to achieving this kind of ergonomic access to these critical controls.
The housing Locking Latch System has received acclaim worldwide for its ease and functionality. These recessed latches are equipped with safety locks, reduce bulk and require minimal physical effort to engage and release. Port changes have never been simpler than utilizing the Patented Nauticam Locking Port Release Lever. No wrestling, no twisting, no misalignment – just seat and lock. Lens changes are also easily accomplished without removing the camera from the housing using the lens release button logically accessed on the housing front.
The Panasonic Lumix G9
Following hot on the heels of the ground-breaking GH5, Panasonic's G9 shares many features with its sibling but is squarely aimed at the still photo shooter. The G9 features a 20.3 MP Live MOS sensor and Panasonic's Dual I.S. 5-axis 2.0 stabilization that allows for up to 6 stops of stabilization. This is combined with ultra-fast (0.04 sec) lock focus, 12fps continuous shooting with AFS and the mechanical shutter or a blazing 60fps AFS and 20fps AFC high-speed burst shooting with the electronic shutter with no blackout, a game changing feature also recently touted by the Sony A9.
Panasonic G9 Key Features:
• 20.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
• 4K 60p Video Capture at 150Mbps (QFHD)
• New 225-point AF system with 0.04 sec lock focus
• Dual I.S. 5 Axis 2.0 stabilization offering 6 stops of stabilization
• 60fps shooting with electronic shutter and AFS
• 12fps shooting with mechanical shutter and AFS
• Dual UHS-II SD Card slots
• Lighted top-mounted Status LCD
• 0.83x Viewfinder
Nauticam produces a “straight” 180º enlarging viewfinder and a 45º angled enlarging viewfinder to enhance the ease of close quarters work often associated with macro shooting. Both viewfinders have high quality optics, and allow bright viewing of the entire image. A patented external dioptric adjustment allows personal adjustment to a sharp-as-a-tack standard underwater and viewfinder changes can be executed in less than 30 seconds without using tools.
Premium Professional Optics
Experienced shooters know a camera is only as good as the lens in front of it, and the same is true when choosing optics for an underwater camera system. A variety of wide-angle and flat ports are available in the N85 system to accommodate a large portion of the Micro Four Thirds open-standard lenses.
Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System
The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system electronics are included with the NA-G9 as standard equipment. Combined with an accessory vacuum M14 valve (PN 25624), this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur.
The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.
Ease of Use
No system is easier to assemble or break down. The camera drops into the housing with a quick release camera tray. No controls need to be preset, as housing functions for dials and switches align automatically (on/off, still photo/video).
Nauticam build quality is simply unmatched, using cutting edge product design and modern, innovative manufacturing techniques that result in service-free reliability.
Details and Specifications
Depth Rating: 100m
Dimensions: 331mm x 184mm x 128mm (W x H x D)
Vacuum Sensor Battery: CR2032
180º Enhancing Viewfinder for MIL Housing (32204)
45º Enhancing Viewfinder for MIL Housing (32205)
Flash Triggers and Bulkheads
Mini Flash Trigger for NA-GH5/G9 Housing (26309)
M14 Vacuum Valve II with Pushbutton Release (205624)
Complete line of flat and dome ports for all major lenses, available in acrylic and glass
Locking port extension rings from 10mm to 90mm
Monitor Housing for SmallHD 502 Monitor (17906)
Large Diameter Multi Core Universal Fiber Optic Cable (26216)
Mounting Ball Set for Tripod Legs (25217)
Full line of mounting accessories for lighting, including mount balls, strobe adapters, arms, clamps, and specialty items
Multiple styles of lanyards
Lens holders, including flip-up
Focus and Zoom gears for many MFT lenses.
Port Adapters for Aquatica, Hugyfot, Ikelite, Inon, Nexus M5 & M6, Sea & Sea NX, Seacam, Subal Version 3 & 4, and Zillion
Handle accessories including smaller handles, handle extensions for cold water diving
Spare Housing O-Ring (90122)