Going Wide or Going Small
The RX100V housings feature an industry standard 67mm threaded port mount, meaning it is easy to attach a number of different wet mount lenses. A compact camera underwater is only as good as the optics in front of it, and the growing Nauticam accessory lens lineup sets new performance standards with every release.
On the macro end, the Compact Super Macro Converter (CMC) is the ideal choice and enables a subject 35mm wide by 23mm tall to fill the frame. This is over 4x magnification provided by the stock lens (stock lens images 160mm wide, CMC 35mm wide).
All Nauticam lenses are engineered specifically for underwater imaging, not waterproof adaptations of lenses designed for use in air, resulting in superior image quality. The CMC provides visibly sharper images than competing macro lenses, especially in the corders, with noticeably less purple fringing. The lens design is also designed with autofocus systems in mind, easing the learning curve associated with high magnification imaging.
Wet Wide Angle Lens
This completely sealed and underwater mountable optic is designed to be used in water – with the refractive index of optical glass to water accounted for at every step in the design process. Optimized for best wide angle performance at the 28mm equivalent focal length, the lens offers 130° diagonal field of view with low distortion, extremely high overall sharpness (especially in the corners), excellent contrast, and resistance to flare.
The outstanding image quality of today’s top compacts paired with Nauticam conversion lenses is stunning. They combine to form a complete system that covers the entire range from macro to super wide angle, and packs into a small backpack or shoulder bag
Nauticam Vacuum Check System
The engineers at Nauticam managed to squeeze in the Nauticam vacuum monitoring and leak detection electronics. By default, it serves as an audible and visual leak detector, but add a Nauticam M14 Vacuum Valve, (p/n 25611) and it becomes a vacuum check system. The vacuum monitoring system provides early warning for any problem with watertight integrity – which means peace of mind when shooting underwater.
The standard NA-RX100V housing supports HDMI out, via an optional HDMI bulkhead connected to the M16 accessory hole in the front of the housing. This means that the underwater videographer can use the excellent SmallHD 501 or 502 Monitors (in the NA-502S housing, p/n 17907), the Atomos Ninja 2 Recorder (NA-NINJA2 housing, p/n 17902), or even the Atomos Shogun UHD Recorder (Nauticam Housing p/n 17904). The RX100IV camera offers “clean” HDMI output, allowing high bit rate Apple ProRes recording at up to 4k 30P with Shogun.
The line between a camcorder and still camera no longer exists, with examples like RX100 V providing excellent capture functionality for both still and motion images. RX100 IV is an excellent upgrade from your favorite action cam, and can even fill a POV or Pole Cam role on natural history productions.
NA-RX100V housing come with two versions, one standard version and one Pro package version
- P/N: 17418 NA-RX100V housing for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera
- P/N:17418P NA-RX100V Pro Package (Inc. flexitray, right handle, two mounting balls, M14 vacuum valve, shutter extension)
Recommended Accessories for Standard NA-RX100V Housing
|25624||M14 Vacuum Valve||Enables vacuum check system, allowing for check of watertight integrity|
|83201||Wet Wide Angle||130 Deg Ultra Wide Angle Lens with ultra high image quality|
|81301||CMC||Compact Macro Converter; add on lens that provides close focus macro with minimal distortion|
|25101||M67 Flip Diopter Holder||Enables quick installation and removal of the CMC underwater by flipping lens in place or out of the way|
|71201||Easitray||Simple tray with comfortable rubberized hand grips|
|71207||Flexitray||Adjustable tray with comfortable rubberized hand grips|
|71209||Flexitray W||Wider Flexitray, also allows for tripod use|
|71208||Right Handle||Right handle for Easitray or Flexitray|
|71311||Ball for Easi/Flexitray||1? Mounting ball for either tray, allows mounting strobes/lights using Nauticam arms/clamps|
|36316||Compact Handstrap||Comfortable handstrap for right side of housing|
|36323||Long Handstrap||Longer version of handstrap for larger hands|
|25106||LCD Magnifier||Enlarge the view of the LCD; easy to see in bright sun, and can adjust diopter|
|25131||LCD Magnifier Rails||Allows installation of LCD Magnifier|
|25221||M10 ball||Mount point for lighting hardware|
|25514||Ball adapter (Inon)||Allows mounting of Inon strobe|
|various||Arms/Clamps||Nauticam mounting hardware|
|various||Carbon fiber buoyancy arms||Arm that provides extra buoyancy to offset heavy lights or strobes|
|26214||Fiber optic cable for Inon Strobe||Allows fast, accurate automatic flash exposure (TTL) over fiber, with no sync cables to flood or corrode|
|26215||Fiber optic cable for Sea&Sea strobe||Allows fast, accurate automatic flash exposure (TTL) over fiber, with no sync cables to flood or corrode|
|90135||Replacement O-Ring||Field Replaceable Spare Part|