posted Monday, December 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM EST

Press Release

Nauticam's NA-D7000V housing for the Nikon D7000 digital SLR. Photo provided by Nauticam USA.Nauticam: Innovation Underwater

Updated housing for Nikon D7000 features enhanced control access and HDMI connection compatibility.

Unveiled with great fanfare at the 2010 DEMA Show, the original NA-D7000 housing grew to be one Nauticam’s most successful offerings. A little over one year later, Nauticam is proud to announce an update that includes significant ergonomic improvements and new accessory compatibility.

Nikon D7000
The Nikon D7000 needs no introduction. The camera is already one of the leading underwater options and the best choice for Nikon DX users. The D7000 boasts an impressive number of advanced features at a very affordable price point. With its 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video with manual exposure control, and 39-point AF system, the D7000 is an excellent choice for the advanced enthusiast.

Unmatched Ergonomics
In keeping with Nauticam philosophy, the NA-D7000V housing continues to improve new products by building on previous innovations. NA-D7000V inherits the outstanding ergonomics of its predecessor, and adds access to the multi-controller, “OK”, and “Info” buttons at the right grip. Now nearly every function on the D7000 can be controlled from the housing handles!

Continued Innovation
A new lever to disengage the housing’s zoom and focus control makes camera loading with a lens attached easier than ever! While no control levels required presetting on previous housings, zoom or focus gears could occasionally snag on the control assembly. This new assembly eliminates inconvenience, and allows faster setup.

Stainless steel housing handle brackets are included to provide additional security when heavy strobes or video lights are attached, and provide lanyard mounting points.

Nauticam's NA-D7000V housing for the Nikon D7000 digital SLR. Photo provided by Nauticam USA. Click for a bigger picture!


Nauticam's NA-D7000V housing for the Nikon D7000 digital SLR.
Photo provided by Nauticam USA.

Patented Two-Stage Shutter Release Lever
This mechanical lever greatly enhances tactile feel of the half-press and full-press positions of the camera shutter release button, allowing precise focus control, and fewer accidental shutter actuations.

Locking Housing Latches
Easy to use locking latches are simple to close with only minimal hand strength required, and are protected from accidental opening by a pushbutton lock. This new closure method is not only easier to operate, but reduces the overall size of the housing.

Patented Locking Port Release Lever & Locking Extension Rings
The acclaimed patented Nauticam Locking Port Release is incorporated into the NA-D7000V housing. Lens ports are inserted straight into the port mount, eliminating the twisting or threading actions that can extrude dry o-rings. Once seated, the large red port lock lever is engaged, securely locking the port in place. To remove a lens port, the silver unlock button is pressed, the port lock lever rotated to the outboard position, and the port is pulled straight out of the housing.

Nauticam also features the industry’s only locking extension ring system as standard equipment, securely fixing large dome ports even when mounted with an extension ring.

NA-D7000V is compatible with Nauticam SLR housing accessories, allowing use of an extensive line of lenses, ports, port adapters, lens gears, and viewfinders.

Patented Expanded Viewfinders
Nauticam’s highly acclaimed optional 180º and 45º viewfinders provide a crystal clear life size view of the camera’s optical viewfinder through a diving mask. The patented external dioptric adjustment allows eye relief to be fine tuned in water. High quality optics eliminate distortion and keep color fringing to an absolute minimum. The edge-to-edge, magnified viewfinder image makes confirming fine focus and checking corner composition an absolute breeze.

Nauticam's NA-D7000 housing. Photo provided by Nauticam USA. Click for a bigger picture! Nauticam's NA-D7000V housing. Photo provided by Nauticam USA. Click for a bigger picture!

Detail of the differences between Nauticam's NA-D7000 (left) and NA-D7000V (right) housings.
Photos provided by Nauticam USA.

Port Adapters for Other Housing Lines
Nauticam offers a full range of port adapters allowing existing housing owners to use their current ports, reducing the cost of switching to a Nauticam housing. Port Adapters are available for Aquatica, Ikelite, Inon, Nexus M5, Nexus M6, Sea & Sea NX, Seacam, Subal Version 3, Subal Version 4, and Zillion lens ports.

Optical Flash Connectors for Inon S-TTL, and Sea & Sea DS-TTL
A variety of optically fired underwater strobes yield reliable, totally automatic flash exposures via fiber optic cables with Nauticam housings. Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, Sea & Sea YS-110 Alpha, and YS-01 strobes provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing the camera’s onboard flash at a proportionally greater intensity. This system yields accurate TTL flash performance with no electrical sync cables to flood! Nikonos, Ikelite, and S6 style flash connectors are available as optional accessories for customers utilizing legacy electrically fired strobe systems.

Rubberized Ergonomic Handles
Nauticam uses a sophisticated over-mold process to produce extremely comfortable and secure rubberized ergonomic handgrips. Handles are available in two sizes to accommodate customers with different size hands, and spacers are available with the housing for cold-water divers.

Proven Construction Materials
Nauticam Housings are machined from a solid block of seawater resistant aluminum alloy, then hard anodized making them impervious to corrosion. All hardware is marine grade stainless steel. Acrylic windows protected with a scratch resistant material.

Model Number: 17206
USA Retail Price: $3300
Availability: January 1, 2012

Rear view of Nauticam's NA-D7000V housing. Photo provided by Nauticam USA. Click for a bigger picture!


Rear view of Nauticam's NA-D7000V housing.
Photo provided by Nauticam USA.

Specifications

  • Depth Rating: 100m

  • Dimensions (with handles mounted): 329mm x H184mm x D138mm

  • Weight: Under 2.7kg (6lb.)

Standard Features

  • Patented Locking Port Release Lever

  • Sensitive Two Stage Shutter Release Lever

  • Handle Brackets with Lanyard Loops

  • Optical Strobe Connectors

  • Rubberized Ergonomic Grips

  • Customizable Accessory Port (allowing use of optional Nikonos, S6, or Ikelite Strobe Connectors, Hydrophone, HDMI Video Out, or Remote Control Connectors)

  • Embossed Control Function Labels

  • Quick Release Camera Mounting Shoe

  • Lens Release Button

  • Four Strobe & Accessory Base Mounting Locations

  • Complete Access to All Key Camera Controls

  • .66x Optical Pickup Finder (Enhanced 180 deg Viewfinder with External Diopter Adjustment Optional)

More information is available from Nauticam USA at:
http://www.nauticamusa.com.

USA Dealer List:
http://nauticamusa.com/?page_id=9

Contact Nauticam USA:

Chris Parsons
Nauticam USA
3320 NE 32nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954-489-8678
http://www.nauticamusa.com
innovation@nauticamusa.com

About Nauticam USA:
Nauticam USA is the exclusive wholesale distributor of Nauticam products in the North American Market. Nauticam USA’s warehouse and service center is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our staff of underwater photography experts strives to provide the best customer support and after sale service available. Dealer inquiries are welcome!

Dealer Inquiries Outside of North & South America:
enquiry@nauticam.com

International Dealer Listing:
http://nauticam.com/dealer.htm