Nauticam USA proudly announces the manufacturing of an underwater housing accommodating the groundbreaking Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera. The 7D is a fantastic still photo imaging tool, recording 18MP images at up to 7 frames per second. Canon continues to push the limits of hybrid video/photo shooting, and 7D is the first EF-S sensor digital slr camera that can record 1080P full high definition video (at 30, 25, and 24 fps) and 720P high definition video (at 60 and 50 fps) with full manual exposure control.
Nauticam engineers have incorporated design suggestions from top Canon shooters worldwide in an effort to build a 7D housing that is a completely logical extension of the camera making no ergonomic compromises.The resulting design is small, light weight, attractively styled, and provides effortless camera control.
Video enthusiasts will appreciate the special attention given to the video/still photo mode and video start/stop button and their convenient proximity to the right grip. Nauticam shooters can switch from still photo to video shooting, and start recording a video clip without removing their right hand from the handle. No awkward camera shake inducing reach is required!
Camera Control from the Handles
An underwater photographer should not have to remove their hands from the housing handles. Every control placement decision made during the design of the housing was based on this principal.
Fingertip access to Shutter Release, Main Control Dial, Quick Control Dial, AF-ON, Still Photo/Video Mode, Video Start/Stop, Star, AF Point Selection, and Set are all offered from the soft rubber overmolded right grip. AF-On, Still Photo/Video Mode, and Video Start/Stop are operated by ergonomic thumb levers. Star, AF Point Selection, and Set are accessed by “piano key” controls built into the backplate of the housing, and easily reached from the right grip.
All eight control directions and center push are offered by the innovative Nauticam Multi-Selector joystick control pad. The multi selector is an extremely important control for Canon shooters, allowing quick changes to focus point, camera menu settings, and the quick control menu.
Zoom/Focus knob, Power Switch, and pushbutton operation of Quick Control, Menu, Picture Style, Info, Playback, and Erase are all easily accessed from the left grip. All pushbuttons are angled toward the handle to provide comfortable access.
Patented Locking Port Release Lever & Locking Extension Rings
Nauticam’s acclaimed Patented Locking Port Release Lever is incorporated into the 7D housing. Lens ports are inserted straight into the Nauticam 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 lever rotated to the outer position, and the port is pulled straight out of the housing.
Nauticam is pleased to offer the industry’s only locking extension ring system, securely fixing large dome ports even when mounted with an extension ring.
Patented Expanded Viewfinder
Nauticam’s optional accessory viewfinder provides 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. Port Adapters for Other Housing Lines
Nauticam offers a full range of port adapters allowing existing slr housing owners to use their existing ports. This greatly reduces the cost of switching brands, and brings the benefits of Nauticam Innovation to a wide range of underwater photographers! Port Adapters are available for Aquatica, Ikelite, Nexus M5, Nexus M6, Sea & Sea NX, Seacam, Subal Version 3, and Subal Version 4 lens ports. Optical Flash Connectors for Inon S-TTL, and Sea & Sea DS-TTL
Reliable automatic flash exposure is available with Nauticam housings and a variety of optically fired flashes. Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, and Sea & Sea YS-110 Alpha strobes can also provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing the camera’s onboard flash. Rubberized Ergonomic Handles
Nauticam uses a sophisticated overmold process to produce extremely comfortable rubberized ergonomic hand grips. 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.
- Depth Rating: 100m
- Dimensions: 350mm (193 mm without handles) x 183mm x 137mm
- Weight: TBD
- Patented Locking Port Release Lever
- Optical Strobe Connectors
- Rubberized Ergonomic Grips
- Three Customizable Accessory Holes (allowing use of optional Nikonos, S6, or Ikelite Strobe Connectors and Hydrophone, Video Out, and Remote Control Connectors)
- Embossed Control Function Labels
- Quick Release Camera Mounting Shoe
- Four Strobe & Accessory Base Mounting Locations
- Complete Access to All Key Camera Controls (no Raw + JPG button, which is available via camera menus)
USA Retail Price, $2800
More information is available from Nauticam USA at http://www.nauticamusa.com.
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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!