Nauticam has announced details and pricing for their newest housing, the NA-550D for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i (or 550D, depending on territory). The compact housing features new locking latches, a new lens release lever, and a new two stage shutter release providing a more tactile feel for focusing using half shutter press. The housing also features such ergonomic advances as a fingertip ISO paddle, and access to the camera’s playback button from the left handle.
The T2i camera made a splash due to its extremely compact size, yet high-end features such as full 1080p video in multiple frame rates. Nauticam has taken advantage of this by producing its smallest housing yet. Its new latch system reduces the overall housing size and makes the housing easier to close, while preventing accidental opening thanks to a locking detent. The NA-550D is rated to 100 meters and will be available in the US for $2500 starting June 14.