Now with the N50 interchangeable port system supporting extreme macro and high quality wide angle accessory lens options from Nauticam…
With the sixth iteration of the RX100 series, Sony has continued to add features to this workhorse compact camera and Nauticam is also adapting with the new NA-RX100VI housing. The NA-RX100VI housing provides the ergonomics, build quality, and innovative feature set customers demand in a tiny, travel friendly package with the addition of an interchangeable port system to accommodate the longer zoom lens of the Mark VI.
The Sony RX100 MKVI Camera
The core RX100 DNA that has made this series so exceptionally popular is unchanged. These features include a large backside illuminated sensor in a compact body that can easily fit into a shirt pocket. The largest change to the Mark VI is the move to a longer focal length 24-200mm equivalent from the previous 24-70mm.
The DSC-RX100 VI maintains the 315 point phase detect autofocus sensor array that covers 65% of the frame. Phase detect focus systems can acquire focus more quickly than the contrast detect enabled competition. Hunting for focus is virtually eliminated, and the continuous and tracking focus modes are much better at tracking fast action.
The 24 fps Continuous Hi shooting mode (complete with autofocus, auto exposure, and raw capture capability) provides a completely new way of shooting behavior. Still photo strobes can’t keep up with this frame rate, but with ambient light or LED video lights this high speed burst mode. Even the Continuous Mid mode is on par with the continuous shooting speeds possible with pro body DSLR cameras!
Key Camera Specifications
- 20.1 MP 1″ CMOS Sensor
- F2.8-4.5, 24-200mm equiv. zoom lens
- 5-axis image stabilization
- Retractable 2.36M-dot EVF with 0.59x equiv. magnification
- 24 fps burst shooting (with continuous autofocus)
- 4K (UHD) 30fps video recording with full sensor readout at 100 Mbps
The Nauticam NA-RX100VI Housing
The NA-RX100VI sets a new standard for compact camera housing design. It is the ultimate refinement of the models that came before it, and proven in the field.
Nauticam designs are always improving, with new features integrated into each new release. The ergonomic experience has been tailored for a photographer’s right hand on the side of the housing, placing key controls literally at the users finger tips. Some users, especially those wearing cold water gloves, prefer shooting from handles such as the Nauticam Flexitray. To better support this style of shooting, a set of stainless steel handle brackets and a mechanical shutter release trigger extension is included with every housing.
The RX100VI housings moves to an interchangeable N50 port system, meaning in addition to attaching a number of different wet mount lenses a variety of dedicated ports are also available. 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.
All Nauticam accessory lenses are engineered specifically for underwater imaging, not waterproof adaptations of lenses designed for use in air, resulting in superior image quality. The Nauticam macro accessories provide 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.
The NA-RX100VI features an interchangeable N50 port system. This port system allows for several different configurations to meet every shooting situation from super wide angle to super macro!
Rotary Locking Latch
An oversized rotary latch seals the housing, and securely locks in place without risk of accidental opening. No control functions need to be preset or aligned when installing the camera, it simply drops into the housing and is ready to use.
Integrated Vacuum Monitoring and Leak Detection
Circuitry included as standard equipment provides constant monitoring of water tight integrity when combined with an optional Nauticam M14 Vacuum Valve II (25624). Green means safe to dive!
With the optional HDMI bulkhead connected to the M16 accessory hole the NA-RX100VI can be used with the SmallHD 501/502 Monitors (in the NA-502h housing, p/n 17906). The camera offers “clean” HDMI output, allowing high bit rate Apple ProRes recording at up to 4k 30P with supported external recorders.
Details and Specifications
- Depth Rating: 100m
- Weight: 1.05 kg
- Dimensions: 151mm x 101mm x 136mm W x H x D
- Battery for Vacuum system: CR2032
- Model Number: 17421
- USA Retail Price: $1100
- Available Now!
More information is available from Nauticam at: www.nauticam.com
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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!
This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve!
There are some great deals to be had across the site – www.ndiver.com – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!
And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!
The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.
Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!
And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).
Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!
For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.
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