Nauticam ships housing for Canon G16

Nauticam are now shipping their housing for the Canon PowerShot G16 compact camera. The NA-G16 offers access to both front and rear control dials on the camera, a 67mm thread on its port for wet lens mounting, fiber optic bulkheads for strobe triggering and a single 16mm threaded port for attaching an accessory vacuum system or electronic strobe triggering bulkhead.

The housing is shipping now at a U.S.A. Retail price of $1050.

Press Release

Announcing the NA-G16 Housing for Canon Powershot G16

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Nauticam is proud to introduce the NA-G16 aluminum camera housing for the latest version of Canon’s iconic G series of compact cameras: The Canon Powershot G16. Once again, Nauticam brings the power of professional quality engineering and cutting edge design to those who enjoy the attributes of compact imaging systems. The NA-G16 should prove to be the ultimate housing for fans of Canon’s compact G16 camera. Both camera and housing are loaded with heavyweight features packaged in a lightweight, rugged and easy to operate system.

Canon Powershot G16

The Canon Powershot G has established itself as a premier “enthusiast’s” compact digital camera, able to shoot in RAW with full manual exposure and to come equipped with fast, high quality zoom lenses. The G16 continues this tradition, with a similar body design and sensor as its predecessor the G15, but with a new Digic 6 processor that delivers 50% less shutter lag with faster focus acquisition, and WIFI for remote control and downloading on the fly.

The Canon G16 utilizes a 12.1mp Canon 1/1.7” CMOS sensor that delivers excellent image quality, even in low light. The zoom lens has an equivalent focal length of 28-140mm with Intelligent Image Stabilization, and a fast variable aperture of f/1.8-2.8. This is fast by any camera standard, but remarkable on a compact camera. These kind of apertures open up interesting possibilities in low light conditions and shallow depth of field close ups.

G16 offers several direct access controls and a very useable ISO range of 80 to 12,800. A 920k dot PureColor II 3.0” G Screen provides easy viewing, while the latest Canon processor serves up impressive burst rates of 12fps without flash. Video is a proper 1080p @ 60FPS and 720p @30FPS in MPEG4 (H.264) format with mini HDMI out on the camera. The advanced feature set of G16 allows the complete control an underwater photographer needs, in a system they can grow with.

Nauticam NA-G16 for the Canon Powershot G16

Nauticam designs and builds aluminum housings for compact cameras with the same uncompromising attention to detail and ergonomics as its acclaimed DSLR housings. That dedication to excellence shows in every aspect of the NA-G16.

All Nauticam products are constantly evolving and improving. Many of the industry leading features found on previous Nauticam housings are clearly evident on the new NA-G16. The comfortable and secure locking rotational latch, rugged machined aluminum case and 100 meter depth rating are now the base line. The rear mounted housing o-ring adopted from recent Nauticams makes maintenance easy and the progressive shutter release provides the best “feel” in the business. Like every Nauticam, the NA G-16 has controls ergonomically placed and clearly labeled just the way Canon does. The NA-G16 takes advantage of Canon’s excellent control set on the G16 and provides an extremely easy interface – even with gloves on. Programmable front and rear command dials are readily available to forefinger and thumb while never releasing grip. The mode dial is quickly accessed at any moment. Manual aperture and shutter speed adjustment is intuitive and thanks to the G16’s unique exposure compensation dial – so is EV control. Video functions are easily engaged with a dedicated record button. Nauticam has provided a flash deployment lever and a window to allow for monitoring Canon’s indicator LEDs showing power, ready to shoot, flash activation status and a “cannot focus” warning.

Nauticam includes a 67mm port thread for mounting optional wet lenses as standard and they precisely engineer the optical glass port specifications for optimal wide angle accessory lens compatibility. The Inon UWL-S100 ZM80 Wide Conversion Lens Is the perfect wide angle companion for the versatile NA-G16 (adapter required) and will provide approximately 100° FOV when the camera lens is zoomed to an 80mm focal length. Even more exciting is the option to add the Inon Dome Lens Unit II for UWLS100 ZM80 for a stunning 150° FOV. Finally a true fisheye option for Canon G series underwater photographers!

Any of several popular close-up lenses can be used, including the ground breaking Nauticam Super Macro Converter (SMC). The Nauticam SMC-1 is the only commercially available macro lens specifically designed and optimized for in water use. SMC-1 is extremely powerful, increasing the maximum magnification of G16 by up to 400% at telephoto focal lengths, reducing the captured FOV to a mere 22mm wide (less than an inch wide), and leaving significant working distance. Macro accessory lenses can be attached via a convenient flip adapter, allowing them to be deployed in seconds when needed.

Nauticam Build Quality

Only the finest materials and cutting edge manufacturing processes are used to make Nauticam housings. The housing body is machined from solid aircraft grade aluminum, then hard anodized making it impervious to salt water and provides an impressive 100 meter depth rating. The large acrylic LCD window is treated with an anti-reflective, scratch resistant coating.

LCD Magnifier with Dioptric Adjustment

Compact camera systems utilize an LCD display that requires the use of close focus vision. The accessory Nauticam LCD Magnifier with Dioptric Adjustment (25106) can be extremely advantageous for clearly viewing fine focus and camera display info. The LCD Magnifier also provides generous sun shading, making the camera’s LCD screen much easier to see in bright sunlight. Attachment rails (25124) are required to mount the LCD Magnifier.

Optional Rubberized Ergonomic Handles

The optional Nauticam Flexitray or Easitray provide a lightweight, compact mounting solution for strobe arms and the NA-G16 housing. Nauticam uses a sophisticated over-mold process to produce extremely comfortable rubberized ergonomic handgrips. The soft feel and comfortable design make the housing easy to grip and minimize hand fatigue on long dives. Both single and double handle configurations are available for complete customization, and each handle can be adjusted laterally allowing the user to dial in perfect fit. A hand strap is also available for those wishing an even smaller profile.

Optical Flash Connectors for Inon S-TTL, and Sea & Sea DS-TTL

Reliable automatic flash exposure is available with the NA-G16 and a variety of optically fired flashes. The Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, Sea & Sea YS-01 and YS-D1 strobes provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing the camera’s onboard flash at a proportionally greater intensity. This system yields accurate automatic TTL flash performance – even in manual mode - with no electrical sync cables to flood! The NA-G16 comes fiber optic ready and accepts standard Sea & Sea style bushing connections.

A single 16mm threaded accessory socket is standard, allowing attachment of electrical flash sync connectors. This system is perfect for older strobes that don’t support optical triggering, or for faster shot to shot times allowed by electrically connected strobes.

Strobes can be attached to the housing via optional strobe mounting balls secured to the handles of the Nauticam accessory tray systems or a single strobe mounting ball location on the housing. The housing also features a cold-shoe mount for a focus light or other accessory mounting options.


Depth Rating: 100m.
Dimensions: 155mm x 110mm x 106mm.
Weight: .82kg (1.8 lbs.)
Part Number: 17313
MSRP: $1,050 US Dollars
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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 enquiries are welcome!

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