Nikon Z50 Underwater Housing Guide
NIKON Z50 UNDERWATER HOUSINGS:
Nauticam NA-Z50 Underwater Housing
*High Quality, Patented port-locking system, Supports Many Lenses*
The Nauticam NA-Z50 Underwater Housing is a well-designed underwater housing that is made from top-quality aluminum. It's durable and can withstand the toughest of underwater and surf conditions. In addition to that, the housing also has outstanding ergonomics which provide the absolute best user experience when shooting. The buttons, dials, and levers are readily available at your fingertips and clearly labeled.
Ikelite Nikon Z50 200DL Underwater Housing
*Polycarbonate, Made in the USA, Most affordable option.*
The Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon Z50 is the most affordable option, but it's also light weight, ergonomic, and very user-friendly. It is made from a high quality polycarbonate material which makes it buoyant and light weight underwater. It also utilizes Ikelite's Dry Lock Port System which uses a durable alloy for a deeper depth rating. The see thru back, allows you to visually check your o-rings are porperly seated. If you want a little more peace-of-mind underwater, the optional vacuum valve and pump adds extra protection. We took this housing diving in Maui, Hawaii with the Nikon z50 and we liked it as much as the sea turtles liked us! Despite shore diving, the buttons didn't stick, and all controls were easily accessible. The Nikon Z50 is a naturally ergonomic camera which makes the housing easier to use as well.
ABOUT THE CAMERA:
The Nikon Z50 is Nikon's first attempt at creating an APS-C mirrorless camera - something Sony and Canon have been doing for quite a while. The Nikon Z50 is akin to a mirrorless version of the Nikon D500 or an APS-C version of the Nikon Z6. During the Z50's initial release many dubbed it a dud for it's lack of Z mount lens options and large lens mount on a small body. But this didn't necessarily mean that the Z50 wasn't useful for underwater photgoraphy. In fact, we think the Nikon Z50 is one of the best, if not the best, cropped sensor for underwater photo and video! The Z50's mirrorless capability mixed with Nikon's renowned F mount lens selection (with an FTZ adapter) creates an unstoppable underwater camera system. Off the bat, the Z50 produces unbeatable image/video quality for its price points. It also features mirrorless capability that underwater photographers crave - like EVF's, edge-to-edge focus points, and quick focus using an LCD.
Nikon Z50 Specifications
- 20.9 Megapixel Resolution CMOS sensor (APS-C - DX format)
- Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist, 209 points
- 11 fps sequential shooting
- 4K Video @ 30/25/24 fps
- FHD video up to 1080/120p
- ISO range of 100-51200
- Lens mount system: Z mount, can use F mount lenses with FTZ adaptor
- 3.2 inch tilting touchscreen monitor. It can also be flipped for selfies and vlogging
- Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
Sample Nikon Z50 Underwater Images:
Nikon Z50, 8-15mm Fisheye, f/18, 1/160, ISO 100
THE NEXT STEPS AFTER YOU PICK YOUR HOUSING: