Introducing Nauticam NA-RX100VI
The Sony DSC RX100 VI 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!
Sony Cyber-shot RX-100 VI Key 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 Underwater 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, and 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 port system not found on previous iterations. This new port system allows for several different configurations to meet every shooting situation from super wide angle to super macro!
Standard Port (Included):
The NA-RX100VI ships with the Standard Port which offers full zoom-through of the camera's lens.
Standard Port with M67 Flip Diopter Holder for Standard Port (optional) and SMC-1 (optional):
The optional M67 Flip Diopter Holder for Standard Port (PN 25107) can be attached to the included Standard Port. When fitted with the optional Super Macro Converter SMC-1 (PN 81201), this allows (at focal lengths greater than 65mm) for super macro magnifications. With this mount, the SMC-1 can be securely flipped out of the way when not in use.
N50 Short Port with Bayonet Mount (optional) with WWL-1 (optional):
The N50 Short Port with Bayonet Mount (PN 38703) port is designed to allow the NA-RX100VI to be used with the WWL-1 Wet Wide Lens (PN 83201). Optimized for a 28mm equivalent focal length, the lens offers 130° diagonal field of view with low distortion, extremely high overall sharpness (especially in the corners), excellent contrast, and resistance to flare (vignetting may appear at focal lengths less than 28mm). The short port is limited to a maximum focal length (zoom) of 70mm.
N50 Short Port with Bayonet Mount (optional) with CMC-1 (optional):
The N50 Short Port with Bayonet Mount (PN 38703) is designed to allow the NA-RX100VI to be used with the Compact Macro Converter CMC-1 (PN 81301). The CMC-1 allows for true macro shooting in the 36-70mm focal length. The CMC-1 and WWL-1 can be interchanged underwater with this Bayonet Mount System, making the NA-RX100VI the ideal platform for shooting true wide-angle and macro on the same dive! The short port is limited to a maximum focal length (zoom) of 70mm.
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What's In The Box?
- NA-RX100VI housing
- Set of handle brackets with shutter release extension
- Spare silicone rubber O-ring for housing
- O-ring remover
- CR2032 battery
- Set of Allen keys
- Instruction manual
Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System
The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is shipped with NA-RX100VI as standard equipment. Combined with an accessory vacuum valve (PN 25624), this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur.
The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.