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Nauticam NA-S5II Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix S5II/X

SKU # 17721


Nauticam NA-S5II Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix S5II/X

Nauticam, the leading manufacturer of underwater housings, has recently introduced a new housing for the Panasonic Lumix S5II and S5IIX. Designed to withstand the rigors of underwater photography, this housing offers full access to all of the camera's controls and functions, allowing users to take full advantage of the camera's capabilities while diving. With its durable construction, ergonomic design, and easy-to-use features, the Nauticam underwater housing is an excellent choice for underwater storytellers.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 316 mm x 172 mm x 165 mm (W x H x D)
Weight in Air 2.4kg
Weight in Water Positive 0.3kg (including camera and battery)
Depth Rating 100m
Port Opening N120
Port Chart
 N120 Panasonic L-Mount
Flash Trigger
26305 Mini Flash Trigger for Panasonic/Fujifilm
Accessory Ports
Front 1x M24 and 1x M14, 1x M10 threaded hole, 8x 1/4’’-20 threaded holes
Back 1x M14
Port Chart

 N120 Port system for Panasonic L-mount system


Introducing Nauticam NA-S5II Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix S5II/X

The Nauticam NA-S5II Underwater Housing

Nauticam's tagline is "Innovation Underwater," and the company is committed to living up to that promise by providing innovative solutions in the industry and protecting customers' investments in Nauticam gear whenever possible. The NA-S5II/X underwater housing for the Panasonic Lumix S5II and S5X is a prime example of this dedication. With this housing, photographers can enjoy unrestricted access to all the camera's controls, with essential controls positioned at their fingertips. This allows for smooth and effortless control of the camera. 

The NA-S5II underwater housing features the rotary housing lock which is now standard on their more compact line of mirrorless camera housings. With this feature, you can easily open and close the housing with one hand. 

Mission Control

Nauticam engineers are obsessed with usability and the Mission Control philosophy means placing essential controls where they are needed, unrestricted by where they are located on the camera body. Placing the controls as close to the handles as possible and within easy and natural reach, the user can focus on composition and timing their shot while adjusting exposure or focus without taking their eye off the EVF or LCD.

The NA-S5II has a thumb lever on the right rear side of the housing that comfortably accesses AF-On without ever letting go of the handle. An additional lever on the rear of the NA-S5II allows for focus mode switching between C/S/MF, while a multi-directional pad gives the ability to navigate the menu or move the focus points.

EF and L Lens Support

Sigma's MC-21 EF to L adapter allows for the use of Canon and Sigma EF-mount lenses to be used with the S5II/X camera. The NA-S5II Housing is designed to not only accommodate the adapter but to allow for the use of the existing focus and zoom gears for Canon EF-mount lenses for the N120 Canon System along with the existing Canon N120 extension ring and port combinations for those lenses.  As more native L-mount lenses become available, those best suited to underwater use will be added to the system.  For full compatibility, you can refer to the port chart found here.  

Flash Triggering

For rapid-fire manual flash triggering, the NA-S5II is compatible with the Mini Flash Trigger (26305) which uses small LEDs to trigger external flashes via Nauticam Universal Fiber Optic Cables (26216).

The Panasonic DMW-FL70 flash is not supported within the housing.

Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System

The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection electronics are shipped with the NA-S5II as standard equipment. Combined with an optional accessory M14 vacuum valve (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.

Discovering the Unique Capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix S5II(X)

The Panasonic Lumix S5II(X) is a camera that fills a unique niche and has earned a passionate following around the globe. This full-frame, feature-rich platform comes in a compact body, making it a great option for underwater enthusiasts who want a versatile camera that delivers excellent value. Despite its entry-level price point, the S5II packs some impressive specifications and can punch well above its weight class. So, if you're looking for a camera that can capture stunning underwater shots, the Lumix S5II(X) is definitely worth considering. Here is what stands out to us. 

Dual Native ISO

The S5II is already a great low light performer with a 24mp Full Frame sensor, but with Dual Native ISO, a shooter can jump to the higher native ISO with less grain than what would be typical.

State of the Art Image Stabilization

Yes, many cameras sport IBIS these days, but Panasonic is in a different league. Hand held video is mind-bendingly smooth. 

Built-In Cooling Fan

Many recent top-of-the-line cameras from other manufacturers have had the video performance hobbled by overheating. But Panasonic has always prioritized video performance and has included built-in cooling. The result? Unlimited 4K internal recording times in 10-bit and 30-minute record for 6K 30p on either camera.

Much Improved Phase Detection AF

Not always a Panasonic strong point, the S5II makes huge strides in AF performance.

Perks for the S5IIX

The "X" offers even more video goodness. HDMI ProRes RAW or ProRes 422 output for external recording. For topside recording, the camera offers direct to SSD recording via USBC at bit-rates up to 800Mbs.

Panasonic Lumix S5II Specifications

  • FF 24.2MP w/o LPF
  • 96MP (JPEG, RAW)
  • Dual Native ISO (AUTO, LOW, HIGH)
  • ISO100-51200 (Ex50-204800)
  • 5-axis,5-stop (*1)+Active I.S. 6.5-stop (*2)
  • Phase Hybrid AF, 779-point EV -6 - 18
  • Photo: 1/8,000-60, Bulb Video: 1/16,000-1/2 X=1/250
Panasonic Lumix S5IIX Specifications
  • FF 24.2MP w/o LPF
  • 96MP (JPEG, RAW)
  • Dual Native ISO (AUTO, LOW, HIGH)
  • ISO100-51200 (Ex50-204800)
  • 5-axis,5-stop (*1)+Active I.S. 6.5-stop (*2)
  • Phase Hybrid AF, 779-point EV -6 - 18
  • Photo: 1/8,000-60, Bulb Video: 1/16,000-1/2 X=1/250
  • C4K, 4K, 3.3K - 800Mbps (USB-SSD), 600, 400Mbps FHD 200Mbps
  • 5.8K/C4K/3.3K (USB-SSD), FHD



Support and Downloads

PDF Product Manual 

What's In The Box:

  • NA-S5II Underwater Housing
  • 90136 Spare main O-ring, o-ring remover and lubricant
  • 2x Plugs for Optical fiber cable mount
  • 2x Handles with mounting balls
  • Panasonic CR-2032 Battery (for moisture alarm)
  • Set of Allen Keys
  • Manual instruction card
  • Padded housing bag and shoulder strap

Optional Accessories:

  • 25624 M14 Vacuum Valve II (Pushbutton Release)
  • 32211 Nauticam Full Frame Straight Viewfinder 32°/ 1:1
  • 32212 Nauticam Full Frame Straight Viewfinder 40°/ 0.8:1
  • 32213 Nauticam Full Frame Angle Viewinder 32°/ 1:1
  • 32214 Nauticam Full Frame Angle Viewinder 40°/ 0.8:1
  • *32212 and 32214 are the preferred viewfinders
  • 26305 Mini Flash Trigger for Panasonic/Fuji/Canon
  • 26216 Universal Optical Fiber Cable
  • 25081 M24-M16 Step Down Adaptor
  • 25097 M24-M14 Step Down Adaptor
  • 25019 M16 to M14 step down adaptor for electrical bulkhead

Mounting Accessories:

  • 25221 M10 strobe mounting ball for housing
  • 25224 M10 strobe mounting ball for housing (with hole for using with lanyard)
  • 17959 Housing Mounting ball with 1/4'' screws
  • 17960 Universal Quadra-Pod Plate for Nauticam Housings
  • 25218 Mounting ball set for tripod

HDMI Recommended Configurations

For HDMI 2.0 Cable System

  • 25086 M24 adaptor for HDMI 2.0 Cable
  • 25099 M24A2R200-M28A1R170 HDMI 2.0 Cable (for NA-a1/NA-S5II to use with Ninja V housing)
  • 17922 Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing for Atomos Ninja V 5” 4Kp60 4:2:2 10-bit Reorder/Monitor/Player (excl. HDMI 2.0 cable)
  • 17922S Nauticam Atomos Ninja V-S Underwater Housing for Atomos Ninja V and Ninja V+ Monitor/Recorder with Atomos AtomX SDI Module

For HDMI 1.4 Cable System

  • 25033 Standard HDMI Cable with M16 Thread
  • 25081 M24-M16 Step Down Adaptor
  • 25100 HDMI (D-A) cable in 190mm length for NA-a1/NA-S5II
  • 17923 NA-Shinobi-H Housing for Atomos Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor withHDMI 1.4 input
  • 17925 NA-503-H Housing for SmallHD 503 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor