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Compact Camera Housing Features

Compact cameras are the tool of choice for beginners and people who want to shoot on a budget, or users seeking to travel light. With the growing demand for more professional features in ever-smaller camera bodies and housings – compacts have closed the performance gap between larger and more advanced systems.

The ability to maintain complete artistic control while shooting RAW in a housing the size of one’s hand is the ultimate goal for some – and it is a definite reality now. Others, prefer the camera to handle the settings and will be thrilled by how easy a small compact rig is to snorkel, dive and travel with. For anyone who enjoys the many attributes of compact imaging systems, Nauticam believes in bringing the power of professional quality engineering and cutting edge design to these cameras. Our extensive experience designing professional grade aluminum housings is evident in our line for compact digital cameras as well. All Nauticam housings have excellent ergonomics, and compact housings are no exception. All of the important controls on the camera are within easy reach, and some of the controls on the housing are even easier to manipulate than on the camera itself.

External Wet Lens Support

Our compact housings all feature a 67mm threaded front port for mounting optional wet lenses. To get even closer, mount a macro adapter like Nauticam’s best-in-class SMC. Get closer, and capture more of the underwater world with a wide-angle accessory lens. Nauticam’s Flip Lens Holder makes macro work easier than ever, allowing accessory lenses to swing quickly in place.

A hand strap is also available for those wishing an even smaller profile. With or without a tray, there are myriad ways to mount just about any lightor other accessory.

Light and Accessory Mounting

The optional Nauticam Easitray and Flexitray provide a lightweight, compact mounting solution for strobe arms and a secure platform for your mirrorless or compact housing. We use a ophisticated over-mold process to produce extremely comfortable rubberized ergonomic handgrips. The soft feel and ergonomic 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 allowing the user to dial in perfect fit. Even without a Nauticam tray, you can still mount external strobes to your housing. On the top of all our housings you’ll find an M10 threaded socket which you can take a single strobe mounting ball. The compact housings also feature a cold-shoe mount which can be used for a second strobe or a focus light.


For users who prefer to travel light or are not yet ready to venture into the world of external strobes, a compact camera’s built-in flash can be used to get good macro shots. Here, the optional Flash Diffuser is a valuable accessory, spreading the light from the internal flash making it softer, and reducing the shadow created by the lens port. The diffuser panel is easily installed in place of the optical cable connector

LCD Magnifier with Dioptric Adjustment

On compact housings, the LCD screen on the back of the camera is used for composition and focus. The optional Nauticam LCD Magnifier offers generous sun-shading and multi-coated magnifying lenses make framing, focusing and checking display information a breeze. The LCD Magnifier has dioptric adjustment, just like our DSLR Enhanced Viewfinders, allowing you to dial in a perfectly crisp view. Remember to order the correct attachment rails for your LCD Magnifiers they come in different forms depending on your housing.

New Trigger Release Extension

Ergonomic shutter release access when using a Nauticam accessory tray and handle system.