SCUBAPIX INSIGHT: "The Nikon D7000 has been well received by the critics, priced slightly more than the D90 but also out specs the similarly priced, and still on sale, D300s in many details. The much anticipated NA-D7000 housing inherits numerous innovations from earlier Nauticam housings like the patented Nauticam port locking system, an improved version of the locking latches from the NA-550D housing and the piano keys. The NA-D7000 is also packed with new features including a new lens release lever and flash activation button, a new patented two stage shutter release and an improved rear command dial control – all in a smaller package. That's hard to beat."
The newest release SLR offering from Nikon, the D7000 boasts an impressive number of advanced features at a very affordable price point. With its 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video with manual exposure control, and 39-point AF system, the D7000 is an excellent choice for the advanced enthusiast. DxOMark just awarded the D7000 the second highest rating of any cropped sensor camera ever tested.
Nauticam is poised to take the D7000 to new depths and on new adventures with the NA-D7000. The NA-D7000 housing inherits numerous innovations from earlier Nauticam housings like the piano keys which first appeared on the NA-7D housing, an improved version of the locking latches from the NA-550D housing and the patented Nauticam port locking system. As with all Nauticam housings, comfortable rubberized handles and innovative ergonomic access to key camera controls are standard.
In keeping with Nauticam philosophy, the NA-D7000 housing continues to improve new products while building on previous successes and innovations. Notable examples are the newly redesigned rear command dial control and a piano key for easily accessing the video activation button.
The playback button has been moved out to a paddle lever on the left side of the housing, offering instant access from the handle by the user’s thumb. Each control for critical camera functions is designed to allow the underwater photographer unfettered access without removing their hands from the handles.
Another innovative advancement is Nauticam’s patented two-stage shutter release lever. This mechanical lever greatly enhances the tactile feel of the half-press and full-press positions of the camera shutter release button, allowing precise focus control and fewer accidental shutter actuations.
New, easy-to-use locking latches are a breeze to close with only minimal hand strength required and are protected from accidental opening by a locking detent. This new closure method is not only easier to operate, but reduces the overall size of the housing. A new flash activation button and a lens release button, allowing lens changes while a zoom gear is attached without opening the housing back, are standard equipment.
The acclaimed patented Nauticam Locking Port Release is incorporated into the NA-D7000 housing. Lens ports are inserted straight into the port 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 outboard position, and the port is pulled straight out of the housing. Nauticam also features the industry’s only locking extension ring system as standard equipment, securely fixing large dome ports even when mounted with an extension ring. NA-D7000 is compatible with the same accessories as all Nauticam housings, allowing use of an extensive line of lenses, ports, port adapters, lens gears and viewfinders.
Depth rating: 100 metres
Housing body: Hard anodized aluminum alloy
Display window: Abrasion resistant polycarbonate
Grip handles: Polycarbonate and rubber
(with handles mounted): 326mm (width) x 190mm (Height) x 147mm (Depth)
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