Nauticam Sony ZV-E1 Underwater Housing

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Nauticam Sony ZV-E1 Underwater Housing

Read our Sony ZV-E1 Underwater Review!

The Nauticam Sony ZV-E1 underwater housing will elevate your underwater videography experience to unparalleled depths with the groundbreaking NA-ZVE1, meticulously crafted to complement the Sony ZV-E1 Camera. Unleashing a realm of limitless creative possibilities, this housing and camera fusion showcases a compact size, an extraordinary 12.1 MP Full Frame Back Illuminated sensor, cutting-edge image processing capabilities, and revolutionary AI subject recognition. Prepare to embark on an underwater expedition unlike any other, as the NA-ZVE1 proudly holds the title of the world's most lightweight and compact full-frame camera with interchangeable lenses. Designed with the discerning image maker in mind, every essential camera control is thoughtfully positioned at your fingertips within this marvel of engineering, guaranteeing effortless operation even in the most demanding of environments.

Technical Specs:

  • Machined aluminium housing
  • N100 Port System
  • Patented port locking system
  • HDMI connectivity for external monitors
  • Integrated Handle System

Key Features:

Patented Port Locking System

The locking lever has become a signature of the Nauticam brand. No twisting or threading action is required to mount a port, and it locks securely in place with this lever. 


Nauticam A7 IV Mission Control

Mission Control

Nauticam has a reputation of providing excellent ergonomics on all of their housings, and the housing for the Sony ZV-E1 lives up to their name. Buttons, levers and dials are easily accessible and very intuitively located. A dedicated lever allows quick switching between Still, Movie and S&Q (VFR Video) modes.  A dual thumb lever near the right handle actuates the REC and AF-ON buttons and a single lever near the left handle is for PLAYBACK.  


Nauticam A7 IV Connectivity

HDMI Connectivity

The NA- ZVE1 housing features the larger opening, M24 bulkhead which allows you to use Nauticam HDMI 2.0 & 1.4 cables to connect to your recorders such as Atomos Ninja V, Shinobi & SmallHD 503


Stainless Steel Handle Brackets

The steel brackets included with the housing provides stability and eliminates the flex and wobble when using big strobes or video lights. It also serves as attachment points for accessories such as lanyards.


Compatible Premium Optics 

The housing has been designed around the N100 Port System which supports various optics. When using an E-Mount to EF-mount lens adapter and an N100 to N120 adapter more lenses and ports are compatible with the housing. Wet lenses such as WACP, WACP-1 or WWL-1B for wide angle and SMC-1 or SMC-2 for macro/super-macro are also supported.


Other Features:

  • Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System
  • Strobe Triggering - Integrated fiber optic bulkheads is avaialble, to be used with the Nauticam Flash Trigger. Electronic triggering is also an option via Nikonos bulkhead.


Recommended Lenses & Ports:

Wide Angle

Sony 28mm + Sony 16mm fisheye conversion lens - Ultra-wide angle for wrecks, reefscapes, close-focus wide angle. 
(Recommended Port: N100 to N120 adapter + N120 Extension Ring 30 II + 140mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port)

Sony 12-24mm f2.8 lens  - Ultra-wide zoom for whales, mantas, whale sharks, reefscapes
(Recommended Port: N100 to N120 adapter + N120 Extension Ring 55 II + 230mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port)

Sony 16-35mm F4 lens - Wide-angle for sharks, pelagics, video
(Recommended Port: N100 to N120 adapter + N120 Extension Ring 55 II + 230mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port)


Sony 90mm f2.8 macro lens - For macro, supermacro, fish
(Recommended Port: N100 Flat Port 105)

Sony 50mm f2.8 macro lens - For fish portraits and larger macro subjects
(Recommended Port: N100 Extension ring 40 + N100 Flat Port 32)

Wet Lenses

Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 - Combined with the below Wet Lenses:

Recommended Wet Lenses: 
WWL-1B Wide Angle Conversion Lens - Wide-angle for sharks, pelagics, video
WACP-C - Smaller & more compact, ultra-wide 130º fields-of-view for whales, mantas, whale sharks, reefscapes
WACP-1 - Ultra-wide 130º fields-of-view for whales, mantas, whale sharks, reefscapes

CMC-1 - For fish portraits and larger macro subjects
CMC-2 - For macro, smaller critters, fish

For more Comprehensive details with regards lens and port combinations for the Sony ZV-E1, please reference our Nauticam Sony E-Mount N100 port chart.

Read our guide to the best Sony full frame lenses for underwater


Watch our Sony ZV-E1 Review for Underwater video


Sony ZV-E1 in Review

A Compact Powerhouse Camera for Unmatched Video Performance

Prepare to be blown away by the Sony ZV-E1, an exceptional camera that redefines the boundaries of compact videography. Engineered with cutting-edge video capabilities, this lightweight marvel is set to revolutionize your filmmaking experience.

Harnessing the power of a 12MP Quad Bayer BSI full-frame sensor, the Sony ZV-E1 delivers breathtaking visual quality like never before. With an impressive ISO range of 80-102,400 (expandable to 40-409,600), this camera thrives in any lighting condition, capturing every intricate detail with astonishing clarity.

Unleash your creativity with the ZV-E1's outstanding video recording capabilities. It effortlessly records 4K 60p videos without any sensor crop, providing a truly immersive experience for your audience. And if you crave even more cinematic fluidity, the camera offers 4K 120p with a slight 1.1x crop, ensuring smooth, high-frame-rate footage that will leave viewers in awe.

Elevate your storytelling with the ZV-E1's internal recording prowess. Featuring 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording with S-Log2, S-Log3, and S-Cinetone, this camera unlocks a world of post-production possibilities. Capture stunning dynamic range and vibrant color gradations that add depth and richness to your footage.

Equipped with a convenient SD UHS-II compatible card slot, the ZV-E1 offers ample storage space for your creative endeavors. While the camera doesn't include a traditional viewfinder, it compensates with a rear LCD monitor boasting advanced touch screen capabilities. Navigate settings effortlessly and compose your shots with precision, all at your fingertips.

Experience the future of videography with the ZV-E1's dedicated AI processing unit. Designed to recognize subjects in remarkable detail, this feature enhances your shooting experience, allowing you to focus on capturing the perfect shot without any distractions. Unleash your creativity and bring your vision to life with unparalleled ease.

That's not all – the ZV-E1 introduces a range of unique features, setting it apart from the competition. With innovative options like Breathing Compensation and CineVlog mode, this camera grants you the tools to craft extraordinary visuals that mesmerize and engage your audience.

The release of the Sony ZV-E1 marks a significant milestone in the world of videography. Previously, high-end video specifications were limited to expensive models like the Sony A7S III. However, with the ZV-E1, these professional-grade capabilities are now accessible in a more affordable and compact package.

Sony ZV-E1 mirrorless camera

Key Camera Specs

  • 12MP full-frame CMOS sensor with no mechanical shutter
  • UHD 4K video at up to 60p without crop
  • Full HD (1080) footage at up to 120p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 capture (All-I or LongGOP)
  • 4K/120p and 1080/240 will be added later (a paid upgrade in some regions)
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • UVC 4K/30p video stream when plugged in as USB device
  • Unlimited 4K/30p, 30 minutes 4K/60p (at 25°C)
  • Single UHS-II SD slot
  • Micro HDMI slot
  • 483g including battery




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  • Dimension: 310mm(W)x 172mm(H) x 97mm(D
  • Weight on Land: 2.7kg
  • Weight Underwater: TBD
  • Depth Rating: 100m / 330ft
  • Port System: N100
  • Vacuum Valve: optional M14/M16 Vacuum Valve II
  • Accessory Ports: front: M24 x 1 and M16 x 1; Rear: M14 x 1


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Weight: 5.00 LBS
Dimensions: 12.00 (in) × 10.00 (in) × 10.00 (in)
Brand: Nauticam
Camera Type: Sony ZV-E1

  • Nauticam NA- ZV-E1 Housing
  • 90139 Spare main O-ring, O-ring remover and lubricant 
  • 2x Handles with mounting balls
  • Panasonic CR-2032 Battery (for moisture alarm and vacuum detector)
  • Set of Allen Keys
  • Manual instruction card
  • Padded housing bag and shoulder strap

We offer lifetime support with all purchases.
Please call or email us with any questions, our knowledgable staff would love to assist you.



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