Nikon Z6 & Z7 Underwater Housing Buyer's Guide

Buyers Guide for Nikon Z6,Z7 Underwater Housing

NIKON Z6, Z7 UNDERWATER HOUSINGS:

 

Nikon Z6, Z7 Underwater Housing

Nauticam Z6, Z7 Underwater Housing

*Great Ergonomics, Durable, User-friendly*

The Nauticam NA-Z7 housing offers full control of the camera, and support for both native Z mount lenses and F mount lenses thanks to the FTZ adapter. With a focus on ergonomics, it's easy to shoot and comfortable to use. The housing is crafted from high quality aluminum, and comes with a preinstalled flash trigger, vacuum check and leak detection electronics. Thanks to it's use of the N120 port system, anyone switching from a DSLR rig will be able to transition their lenses, ports, etc without issues!

 

 


 

Sea & Sea Nikon Z6, Z7 Underwater Housing

*Built to Last, Unique Features, Compact Size*

The Sea & Sea Nikon Z6, Z7 Underwater Housing is a well built aluminum underwater housing that is made to last. It is smaller than Sea & Sea's DSLR housings, making it great to travel with, lighter, etc for anyone interested in switching to the new mirrorless powerhouse camera. The heavy duty molded grips are comfortable to use. The buttons and knobs are all well engineered, labeled, and glow-in-the-dark, which helps with reading camera controls during a night dive.The housing offers a unique clear window at the top, which allows you to see the camera controls without turning the LCD screen on and off, each time you need to make changes, helping to save your battery life.  

 

 


Ikelite Nikon Z6, Z7 200DL Underwater Housing

*Affordable, Well-built, Easy to Use*

The Ikelite Nikon Z6, Z7 Underwater Housing is built from a high quality, corrosion-free ABS-PC blend polycarbonate,which makes it sturdy but lightweight. The housing offers full control of the camera with controls that are designed to be easy to use. It is a great housing for anyone concered about budget, but doesn't want to sacrifice quality. It's also a must-have option for use with a few Ikelite-specific features such as their accurate Nikon TTL converter for Ikelite strobes and the trim weight system for balancing the buoyancy of large dome ports (perfect for videography).

 

 

 


ABOUT THE NIKON Z SERIES:

Nikon Z7

 

The Nikon Z7 is Nikon's new flagship full frame mirrorless camera. With a 45.7 MP full frame sensor and a native ISO of 64, the image quality on this camera is spectacular. In fact, the image quality of the Nikon Z7 rivals its DSLR predecessor, the Nikon D850. Although the autofocus is slightly slower than the D850, it is still pretty amazing, and 90% of the sensor is covered with autofocus points! The electronic viewfinder is the best in the class with 3.69 million dots and an excellent refresh rate. You can now change settings and review images all in the viewfinder. For photography, especially macro photography, we recommend the Nikon Z7 over the Nikon Z6. This is because the additional resolution is great for cropping macro images and for tack sharp details. 

 

Nikon Z7 Quick Specs:

  • 45.7 MP full frame sensor
  • Native ISO of 64
  • 5 axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS)
  • Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with 493 AF points
  • 9 fps burst
  • 4K video @ 30 fps
  • 4K video line skipping readout in full frame mode (lower video quality than Z6)
  • 1/200 flash sync speed

 

Nikon Z6

 

The Nikon Z6 is the Z7's little sibling. It is a very similar camera with the difference being in a reduced resolution (24.5 MP), slightly higher native ISO (100), and less autofocus points. That being said, it's still an excellent camera. Furthermore, this is Nikon's best camera for video. With 4K @ 30 fps capability, this camera has a full pixel readout in full frame mode. On the otherhand, the Nikon Z7 can only do a line skipping readout in full frame mode, due to the extra resolution. This means the video image quality is higher in the Nikon Z6 than the Z7. 

Nikon Z6 Quick Specs:

  • 24.5 MP full frame sensor
  • Native ISO of 100
  • 5 axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS)
  • Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with 273 AF points
  • 12 fps burst
  • 4K video @ 30 fps 
  • 4K video full pixel readout in FX/full frame mode (higher video quality than Z7)
  • 1/200 flash sync speed

 

Nikon Z7 Sample Image

 

 

 

THE NEXT STEPS AFTER YOU PICK YOUR HOUSING: