The Canon PowerShot G16
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.
Canon PowerShot G16 Key Specifications
- 12.1MP 1/1.7" CMOS Sensor
- 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 IS Lens
- 12fps Continuous Shooting
- ISO Range 80-12,800
- 1080/60p H.264 MPEG4 video recording
The Nauticam NA-G16 Underwater Housing
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 Nauticam housings 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 Compact Macro Converter (CMC-1 and 2).
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 M16 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.
Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System
The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is shipped with NA-G16 as standard equipment. Combined with an accessory vacuum valve 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.
Support & Downloads
What's In The Box?
- NA-G16 housing
- Instruction manual
- Spare silicone rubber housing o-ring
- O-ring remover
- CR2032 battery (for moisture alarm)
- Set of Allen keys
Housing Locking Latch
The secure single rotating housing latch opens the housing back allowing for quick and easy battery or media changes.
The progressive shutter release provides the best "feel" in the business letting you fell the step between focus and fire.
Access to all the essential shooting controls are located within easy reach without having to take your hands from the housing. Nauticam engineers get the controls where you need them most, not where it's simplest to put them.
M67 Threaded Port
The port features industry standard 67mm threads that allow for the attachment of wide-angle or macro accessory lenses.
Accessory Mounting Points
The NA-G16 features both an M10 threaded accessory mount as well as a cold-shoe allowing for the attachment of lights or video monitors.
Fiber Optic Bulkheads
The NA-G16 features integrated fiber optic cable connections to accurately give automatic strobe power control via the G16 built-in flash.