NAUTICAM NA-A6500 HOUSING
The Sony a6500
The a6500 predecessor, a6300, unveiled incredible enhancements in all aspects of performance. All of those features remain in the a6500, with a few significant upgrades.
The most notable new feature is 5 axis in-body image stabilization. This means that every lens - even retro manual glass from previous rangefinder systems, benefits from image stabilization. Modern Sony OS lenses work in conjunction with the in-body system for even greater stabilization. Underwater photographers can use this feature to allow slower shutter speeds in low light or available light situations, brighten backgrounds, and as a "steady shot" function when shooting video.
The focus system is astounding, with the fastest auto focus acquisition of any interchangeable lens digital camera available, and the highest number of phase detect focus points. These 425 focus points spread across almost the entire frame help the camera accurately track subject motion in all directions. This phase detect AF system has an uncanny ability to track moving subjects, dramatically improving the accuracy of continuous focus.
- 24MP CMOS APS-C sensor with copper wiring
- 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system
- 11 fps continuous shooting for up to 300 JPEGs / 100 Raws (8 fps continuous live view without blackout)
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization
- 2.4m dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder with 120 fps refresh rate
- Tilting Rear Touch Screen
- Silent shooting in continuous drive (3 fps with AF/AE)
- Max ISO of 51200
- 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps
- Phase-detect AF compatible with A-mount lenses via LA-EA3 adapter
- Magnesium alloy design with upgraded dust and moisture resistance
- Improved hand grip
The Nauticam NA-A6500 Underwater Housing
Nauticam is the industry leader in mirrorless interchangeable lens underwater camera support. Nauticam has housed more mirrorless cameras, and more Sony E (NEX) Mount cameras than any other housing manufacturer. This experience results in the most evolved housing line with broadest range of accessories available today.
Pioneering optical accessories elevate performance to a new level. Magnifying viewfinders, the sharpest super macro accessory lenses ever made, and now the highest quality wet mount wide angle lens (the WWL-1) combine with the NA-A6500 housing to form a complete imaging system.
Nauticam is known for ergonomics, and an unmatched experience. Key controls are placed at the photographer's fingertips. The housing and accessories are light weight, and easy to assemble. The camera drops in without any control presetting, and lens port changes are effortless.
NA-A6500 features an integrated handle system. This ergonomic style is well proven on the full frame NA-A7 and NA-A7II housings for Sony Full Frame (FE) cameras. Exceptional control access, even with thick gloves, and ideal placement of the shutter release and AE-L / AF-L buttons at the right handle.
Nauticam build quality is well known by underwater photographers around the globe. The housing is machined from a solid block of aluminum, then hard anodized making it impervious to salt water corrosion. Marine grade stainless and plastic parts complete the housing, and it is backed by a two year warranty against manufacturing defects.
A new accessory battery pack has been released along with NA-A6500! This larger capacity battery provides 2.5x the power of a single Sony NP-F50 battery pack, and slides conveniently into the underwater housing below the camera mounting plate.
This accessory benefits all users, greatly extending the time between battery swaps, and allowing the housing to remain sealed between dives.