Panasonic has thrown it's hat into the full-frame mirrorless camera ring with the much-anticipated release of the LUMIX S1 and S1R cameras. While the S1 and S1R may be physically identical, sharing a DSLR-style body, their capabilities are quite different. The S1's 24MP CMOS sensor is spec'd to appeal to the videographer while the S1R's 47MP CMOS sensor is clearly aimed at the photographer. While both can capture stills and 4K video, each one has its strong suit.
The Nauticam NA-S1R Housing
With the ability to house both the Panasonic LUMIX S1 and S1R cameras, the Nauticam NA-S1R housing gives the underwater image maker tremendous versatility. Nauticam's drive for innovation and focus on real-world usability are clearly reflected in the features that are built into the NA-S1R.
While the two cameras may have different strengths, the NA-S1R is designed and built to give both video and still shooters dedicated access to all the controls and features exactly where they need them.
The NA-S1R has a double thumb lever on the rear left side of the housing that accesses DISP and Playback while a double thumb lever on the left front activates the customizable Fn1 and Fn2 buttons. A rear double thumb lever on the right side is for AF-On and REC.
A lever on the right rear of the NA-S1R allows for focus mode switching between C/S/MF and a multi-directional pad gives the ability to navigate the menu or move the focus point.
Sigma EF-Lens Support
Sigma's MC-21 EF to L adapter will allow for the use of Sigma EF-mount lenses to be used with the S1 and S1R cameras. The NA-S1R is designed to natively support this adapter. Adapted Sigma for Canon lenses can be used with existing Nauticam extension rings, focus gears, and zoom gears from the Nauticam N120 Canon DSLR System.
HDMI 2.0 Output
To take full advantage of the S1 video capabilities, the NA-S1R features the large-bore M28 bulkhead for HDMI 2.0 connections such as those on the Atomos Ninja V when used in conjunction with the Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing (HDMI 2.0) for Atomos Ninja V 5" 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit Recorder/Monitor/Player (17922 Housing and 25078 HDMI 2.0 Cable).
Patented Port Locking System
The NA-S1R features Nauticam's signature port locking system. Ports can be easily installed and securely locked in place. The NA-s1R uses the N120 Port System.
Housing Locking Latches
The industry's easiest to use housing closure system, requiring very little hand strength to operate, secures the housing back in place. The latches are safely locked to prevent accidental opening, but are easy to open when needed for a quick battery or memory card change.
HDMI 2.0 M28 Bulkhead
The NA-S1R features the large-bore M28 bulkhead for HDMI 2.0 connections such as those on the Atomos Ninja V when used in conjunction with the Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing (HDMI 2.0) for Atomos Ninja V 5" 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit Recorder/Monitor/Player (17922).
M16 Vacuum Valve
90134 Housing O-ring, lubricant and removal tool
CR2032 Battery (for vacuum system)
Padded Travel Case
Allen Wrench Set
Recommended 4K Recorder/Monitor
17922 Nauticam Atomos Ninja V housing (HDMI 2.0) for Atomos Ninja V 5” 4Kp60 4:4:2 10-bit Recorder/Monitor/Player