With the ability to house both the Panasonic LUMIX S1 and S1R cameras, the Nauticam NA-S1R housing gives the underwater image maker tremendous versatility. Nauticam's drive for innovation and focus on real-world usability are clearly reflected in the features that are built into the NA-S1R.
While the two cameras may have different strengths, the NA-S1R is designed and built to give both video and still shooters dedicated access to all the controls and features exactly where they need them.
Nauticam engineers are obsessed with usability and the Mission Control philosophy means placing essential controls where they are needed, unrestricted by where they are located on the camera body. Placing the controls as close to the handles as possible and within easy and natural reach, the user can focus on composition and timing their shot while adjusting exposure or focus without taking their eye off the EVF or LCD.
The NA-S1R has a double thumb lever on the rear left side of the housing that accesses DISP and Playback while a double thumb lever on the left front activates the customizable Fn1 and Fn2 buttons. A rear double thumb elver on the right side is for AF-On and REC.
A lever on the right read of the NA-S1R allows for focus mode switching between C/S/MF and a multi-directional pad gives the ability to navigate the menu or move the focus point.
Sigma EF-lens Support
Sigma's MC-21 EF to L adapter will allows for the use of Sigma EF-mount lenses to be used with the S1 and S1R cameras. The NA-S1R is designed to not only accommodate the adapter but to allow for the use of the existing focus and zoom gears for Canon EF-mount Sigma lenses for the N120 Canon System along with the existing Canon N120 extension ring and port combinations for those lenses.
Optical flash triggering with automatic exposure is supported by the Panasonic DMW-FL70 (sold separately). For rapid-fire manual flash triggering, the NA-S1R is compatible with the Mini Flash Trigger (26309) which uses small LED units to trigger external flashes via Nauticam Universal Fiber Optic Cables (26216).
A TTL Flash On/Off lever on the top of the housing allows for enabling or disabling the DMW-FL70 flash in water.
HDMI 2.0 Output
To take full advantage of the S1 video capabilities, the NA-S1R features the large-bore M28 bulkhead for HDMI 2.0 connections such as those on the Atomos Ninja V when used in conjunction with the Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing (HDMI 2.0) for Atomos Ninja V 5" 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit Recorder/Monitor/Player (17922).
Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System
The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is shipped with NA-S1R as standard equipment (both electronics and valve). 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.
PATENTED PORT LOCKING SYSTEM
Unveiled on the very first Nauticam DSLR housing in 2009, this locking lever has become a signature of the Nauticam brand. No twisting or threading action is required to mount a port, and it locks securely in place with this lever. Nauticam also offers locking port extensions, meaning a dome will never twist, even when used with a long extension ring.
||363mm(W) x 215mm (H) x 153mm (D)
||3.5 kg (in air)