The new Nauticam D600 underwater housing sports many of the cutting edge features Nauticam introduced on the NA-D4 and NA-D800 in a smaller, lighter, and less expensive package. The award winning ergonomics of previous housings have been retained with subtle refinements and D600 specific details engineered for maximum performance in the undersea environment.
Nauticam has engineered the NA-D600 housing so that it is equally friendly and compact, but has every ounce of rugged reliability and features that pros demand. With every new housing it engineers, Nauticam continues to improve on what is already the most ergonomic control layout in the industry.
The NA-D600 incorporates dual paddle assemblies for right and left thumb. These paddles instantly access key features: Video Record and AE-L/AF-L on the right and Playback and ISO on the left. Most photographers will quickly activate them by feel while never releasing grip or looking away from the viewfinder.
The housing is also clearly designed to embrace both the still and video shooter and switching back and forth is intuitive and near seamless with the live view (LV) button and live view selector. Nauticam has pioneered a new release (drive) mode control utilizing the D600’s ability to lock shooting modes. This control functions independent of the exposure mode dial that it sits beneath on the camera body. Being able to shift into the D600’s quiet mode (much quieter than the D800/D4) and lock it could be a real boon for pelagic shooters close to shy subjects. Front and rear command dials are larger and easier to engage than ever before – even with gloves.
More Shooting, More Fun, More Results
For great photography, a diver’s time should be spent taking pictures, not struggling with controls before or during the dive. Here are some of the outstanding aspects of Nauticam's design:
Camera installation has never been easier, with almost no preparation required. The housing latches are tool free and require no excessive strength.
Viewfinder exchanges require seconds, not minutes. Most functions are accessed while never releasing grip on the handles.
Port changes have never been simpler than utilizing the Patented Nauticam Locking Port Release.
Lens changes are also easily accomplished without removing the camera from the housing via the lens release button logically accessed on the housing front.
The lightweight, rugged Nauticam handles are generously contoured with a durable over-mold process of comfortable non-slip soft touch rubber. Virtually any hand size can be accommodated with spacers available for cold-water glove use.
All Nauticam housings are machined from a solid block of seawater resistant aluminum alloy and then hard anodized making them impervious to corrosion.
Hardware is marine grade stainless steel. Clear acrylic windows are protected with a scratch resistant coating.