Nauticam is happy to release the Nauticam NA-7D underwater housing for the Canon 7D Digital SLR.
Video enthusiasts will appreciate the special attention given to the video/still photo mode switch and video start/stop button and their convenient proximity to the right grip. Nauticam shooters can switch from still photo to video shooting, and start recording a video clip, without removing their right hand from the handle. No awkward camera shake inducing reaches are required!
An underwater photographer should not have to remove their hands from the housing handles. With the Nauticam Canon 7d Underwater Housing, every control placement decision made during the design of the housing was based on this principal. Long reaches are an awkward compromise, and this housing requires none!
The Nauticam NA-7d underwater housing allows Fingertip access to Shutter Release, Main Control Dial, Quick Control Dial, AF-ON, Still Photo/Video Mode, Video Start/Stop, Star, AF Point Selection, and Set are all offered from the soft rubber overmolded right grip. AF-On, Still Photo/Video Mode, and Video Start/Stop are operated by ergonomic thumb levers. Star, AF Point Selection, and Set are accessed by "piano key" controls built into the backplate of the housing, and easily reached from the right grip. Shutter release is operated via a sensitive, sculpted lever. The Main Control Dial and Quick Control Dial are accessed by enlarged knurled knobs that allow one finger operation.
The SmallHD 502 is the sharpest and lightest 5-inch field monitor available, and the perfect complement to a Nauticam underwater video system. It combines a stunning 5", 1920 x 1080 Full HD Display with an amazing suite of software tools for image monitoring in a compact form factor.
The monitor feels immediately familiar, almost identical in size to your favorite smart phone. A rubberized joystick is used to effortlessly flip through video "pages". Each page accepts multiple imagine analysis tools, configured by the user for their individual needs. The NA-502 housing provides access to all monitor controls, and the complete menu system is available in the housing, and at depth.
The Nauticam NA-502 housing features the rugged build quality and advanced manufacturing expertise our user base has come to expect. The joystick navigation system used is translated to four directional arrows, a center select button, and the dedicated "back" button. The interface is simple, but elegant, and perfectly suited to the underwater environment.
The form factor of the 502 monitor is ideal for an underwater housing, with HDMI / HD-SDI cables nestled between two readily available Canon LP-E6 Batteries.
HDMI and HD-SDI 502 is supported by a single housing, providing an extremely broad range of camera support in a single underwater monitor system.
Joystick navigation, combined with a very well thought out image analysis tool set, make these monitors extremely useful for judging focus and exposure. Examples of some of these tools (but not all) are:
Highlights in focus edges, taking the guess work out of critical focus even when using large format SLR cameras with narrow depth of field.
Extremely useful for judging exposure, false color mode maps the IRE Exposure Scale to color bars, providing detailed feedback about image brightness. Purple and Yellow warnings indicate under and over exposed areas. A gradient from blue through green maps shadows to highlights.
Zooming in on the video feed is available from every monitor page, all the time, simply by clicking the up arrow. The zoomed window can be moved around the screen via up/down/left/right, and exited easily with the back button.
Designed to warn of over exposure, zebra lines can be mapped to a custom IRE level, and even enhanced with color to make them more visible.
Right angle cable connector provides clean cable routing, and protects the cable from wear and tear at the housing connection.
Joystick navigation is translated to a 5 push button directional pad on the housing front, with enhanced spacing that is easy to use even when wearing gloves.
A Vacuum Valve, along with the Nauticam Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System is included as standard equipment.. A temperature compensated monitoring circuit with LED indicator provides constant feedback about vacuum status. The green led means the system is safe to dive!