The Panasonic GH5 is a new camera body, positioned above the successful GH4, and improving it in every way. At the core is a 20 megapixel sensor with completely revamped video functionality. When shooting motion, GH5 reads the entire 5K sensor, then resamples in camera to create each individual 4K frame. This results in increased sharpness with no change in lens angle of coverage! Panasonic didn’t stop there, unlocking UHD video capture at up to 29.97 fps with 4:2:2 10-bit chroma sub-sampling. Simply put, this means the GH5 can capture twice the color information with 64x the precision of a 4:2:0 8-bit system.
THE NAUTICAM NA-GH5 HOUSING
An exceptional hybrid housing to complement an exceptional hybrid camera, NA-GH5 is designed from the ground up with both video and still photo shooters in mind. Incredible engineering, enabling fingertip control access, has made Nauticam famous.
The housing is small, but not at the expense of functionality or ergonomics. Integrated handles provide a sturdy and comfortable base to operate the system from. A sculpted shutter release lever, thumb lever for AE-L / AF-L, and well placed control dials provide the same operational feel as any Nauticam DSLR housing. Control buttons are placed within easy reach of the handles, with sufficient spacing to allow easy operation, even by feel. The NA-GH5 is a professional grade underwater housing, built with cutting edge manufacturing technology, supporting the pro-level GH5 camera body to its full potential.
TTL AND MANUAL OPTICAL STROBE TRIGGERING
Add the optional Panasonic DMW-FL70 Flash inside the housing for reliable, accurate triggering of optical TTL compatible strobes. Rapid fire manual triggering is also available with the Nauticam Mini Flash Trigger (26309).
FULL SIZE HDMI OUT
The GH5 camera features a full size “Type A” HDMI Connector on the camera body, providing a reliable user friendly connection for external monitors. A new Nauticam Internal HDMI Cable (25075) supports this format!
Patented Port Locking Lever
The iconic red locking lever is right at home on the NA-GH5, making lens changes quick, easy then securely locking locking the port in place when it counts.
Vacuum Check & Leak Detection System
The integrated vacuum check and leak detection system adds extra assurance of watertight integrity. Used without an optional vacuum valve and it serves as a simple audible/visual water leak detector. Add the optional M14 Vacuum Valve II (25624), and get verification that the housing is sealed via a color-coded LED light before going in the water. Green means safe to dive!
Housing Locking Latches
Secure locking latches clamp down the housing back safely, yet require minimal hand strength to unlock after pressing in the red safety button. This innovative mechanism enables easy camera access for battery, media, and topside shooting.
Fingertip Control Access
Fingertip control for all key shooting controls, including shutter release, focus lock, both command dials, video start/stop, iso, and white balance, is a Nauticam hallmark. All of the controls are easy to operate, even with gloves on.
LCD and EVF Display Support
Use either the rear LCD live view display or EVF or instantly switch between them - underwater! Electronic View Finders, especially when combined with a magnifying viewfinder, are key tools for photographers with limited close focus vision.
For shooters wanting to take the ultimate advantage of the exceptional EVF in the NA-GH5, the renowned Nauticam 180º Enhanced Viewfinder or the excellent 45º Enhanced Viewfinder are available. It is easy to change these viewfinders and no tools are required.
M14 and M16 Accessory Ports
For optional vacuum valve, HDMI bulkhead, or electrical sync cable bulkheads. Two bulkhead ports mean two of these can be utilized simultaneously, or even a third using the offset style vacuum valve.
Rubberized Handles with Integrated Stainless Steel Support Brackets
Rubberized handles and oversized controls are easy to operate even when wearing thick cold water gloves.
Handle support brackets are included with the housing, providing a solid "wobble free" attachment base to shoot from, even with heavy lighting systems. Multiple lanyard attachment points are included in the brackets.