Innovation Gets Small and Tough with the Nauticam NA-TG3 Housing and the Olympus TG-3 camera
Nauticam has announced the release of it’s NA-TG3 housing for the Tough TG-3, the pocketable “ultra-rugged” little camera from Olympus. The camera is rated to be waterproof down to 15m/50ft without a housing, but with the Nauticam housing, this diminutive camera will allow you to take super macro shots down at a whopping 100m or 330 feet. The combination of the rugged camera and rugged milled aluminum housing is ideal for a rental fleet or similar situations where gear gets used and abused.
The Olympus TG-3
Small and rugged, the TG-3 is an adventure camera, ready for the owner to freeze it, drop it from 6 feet and then stand on it. The camera is an automatic, point and shoot type of rig, though it does offer an aperture priority mode – very useful for underwater.
In keeping with the “all automatic” nature of the camera, there is no RAW mode, but that is ideal for the person who’d rather be out shooting than laboring behind Lightroom. The JPG’s it creates from the 16 megapixel sensor are polished, and given the manual white balance options in camera, the colour can be accurately dialed in underwater. The camera also has a very unique set of macro modes (called “microscope” modes) that let the camera get ridiculously close to the subject.
More features include 1080/30p video, a electronic compass, and 380 shot battery life. This camera is geared towards sharing, and the WiFi and social network integration make that easy.
The NA-TG3 is a milled aluminium underwater camera housing that borrows from it’s innovative big brothers to bring legendary Nauticam durability and ergonomics to the Olympus TG-3. From the comfortable hand placement to the integrated thumb grip, the Nauticam housing makes shooting this camera underwater very easy. All of the camera controls are clearly labelled, and the sculpted shutter button has an intuitive feeling. The video record button is easily identified by shape and colour, and the proven rotary locking latch makes closing the housing simple and secure.
Other housing features include 2 fiber optic ports, easy access zoom lever, a 52mm threaded mount for auxiliary lenses, scratch resistant rear window, optional handstrap (p/n# 36316), mounts for the optional LCD Magnifier (p/n# 25106 and rails p/n # 25123), and a cold shoe mount.
NA-TG3 Feature Checklist
- Ergonomic controls with size, shape, color differentiation
- Access to all camera controls
- All controls clearly labeled
- Easy to operate rotary locking latch
- Optional handles with rubberized ergonomic grips
- Optical strobe connectors for fiber optic flash triggering
- 1/4-20 tripod mounting holes
- Standard 52mm thread port for wet lenses
- 100m Depth Rating
Details and Specifications
- Depth Rating: 100m
- Weight: 0.58kg / 1.3 pounds
- Dimensions: 69mm deep, 162mm wide, 99mm high
Model Number: 17808
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