Sony DSC RX100 camera
Nauticam NA-RX100V Housing.
Nauticam is also announcing a special version of this housing, meant for the serious video shooter. The NA-RX100V housing allows an HDMI bulkhead so that the Nauticam NA-DP4 HDMI Monitor solution can be utilized.
The SmallHD HDMI monitor inside the NA-DP4 takes video shooting to the next level. Utilizing DP4 features like Focus Peaking, Focus Assist, False Color, 1:1 Mapping and more, this larger monitor vastly improves composition, focus capability and exposure
Sony DSC RX100.
Few cameras have been as universally applauded as the recently introduced Sony RX100. The specs alone put this little powerhouse solidly on top of the pocketable compact camera world. The 1” 20.9 MP CMOS Sensor is considerably larger than other cameras in its class. The camera also boasts Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for stills and video, ISO expandable to 80-25600, 10 FPS, 25 point AF, 1080 60P video and lots of tweakable enthusiast controls. Resolution is only as good as the glass and the new Sony sports a very practical 28mm-100mm equivalent optical zoom lens carrying the legendary Zeiss appellation.
Those familiar with the menu layout of the much vaunted NEX cameras will feel right at home with the RX100. Of particular interest is the programmable Fn button that works in conjunction with user assigned menu options to take advantage of the most often adjusted settings – a first in this market segment. Image quality is by all accounts superb and generates an enormous Raw file. A 17MP still photo can even be taken while shooting 1080 60P video. This is not a camera to skimp on the size of the SD card.
This is also the first camera to use Sony’s “White Magic” LCD technology which uses four dots for every pixel instead of three for the display. The magical result is a display that can offer twice the traditional brightness in very demanding conditions and much lower battery drain in normal use. The RX100 is brimming with technological tools and those who have a chance to play with the focus peaking option will appreciate its use.
It is not hard to see why so many reviewers have raved about this new Sony. The New York Times declared the DSC RX100 “the best pocket camera ever made” and it would be hard to argue with that summation.
If a serious underwater photographer wants maximum digital capability in the smallest package possible with outstanding video capability, the NA-RX100 is the clear choice for success.