The Aquatica team is pleased to inform you that since the Aquatica AD7200/7100 housing is a perfect fit for the new bench mark in digital photography, the Nikon D7200, it is readily available for shipping.
Nikon recently introduced an updated version of the venerable D7100. The D7200 using the same body and build quality but featuring some internal changes, which includes a faster processor, a larger buffer for continuous shooting, improved low light autofocus performance and a battery life capacity that has improved more than 15%. Featuring a 24.2MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, pulling the best result in resolution. With an ISO range of 100-25600, an improved autofocus system that can now focus down to -3ev.
Of special interest to us, underwater photographers, are the following improvements: A large viewfinder with 100% coverage, and given that most of us shoot in RAW mode, so will the improved capacity of the buffer. Video in crop mode is 1080/60p, and combined with the low light capacity of the sensor, the outstanding choice of DX lenses and extended life management of the battery.
The D7200 follows in the footstep of the award winning Nikon D7100, which was introduced in 2013, and to everyone's delight, Nikon didn't change the physical design or build quality of the D7200, The improvements that Nikon has added have made the D7200 into a very potent imaging tool sure to have a positive impact in underwater photography.
With a new improved sensor, plenty of pixels to spare, a broad dynamic range, better focusing and buffer performance, the D7200 has to be one of the top contender in cropped sensors cameras. The DX format is ideally suited for underwater photography, and the D7200, is the only current camera in Nikon's lineup that can autofocus with screw motor driven lenses. The selection of lenses for the DX format is just unparalleled, it ranges from full 180 degrees fisheyes to radical macro lenses. The shorter focal length used on DX format sensor means better depth of field, improved corner performance with hemispherical dome port, and just plain bang for bucks, when shooting macro lenses.
The Aquatica AD7200/7100 housing is made from carefully selected aluminum and Stainless Steel alloys, the same grade as used in the aerospace industry. It is machined on the latest 5 axis computer assisted machines available, and is protected by anodizing it to North American military specification. While anodizing will protect the housing from the environment, it will fade and discolour if left exposed to the elements, to prevent this, and for further protection, Aquatica provides corrosion inhibiting zinc anodes as standard equipment and coats their housings with a baked on, tough as nails, powder coating. This extra level of protection makes a huge difference, as exemplified by Aquatica housings with over 1,500 dives on them that still look as fresh as the day they came out of the box. To see the whole process.
Everything manufactured by Aquatica is given the same hand crafted care and attention to detail that is common to fine precision instrument. Precise shaping is achieved through laser cutting tools, controls shafts are double O-ring sealed, push buttons have Quad-ring seals, and every shaft and push button are manufactured from stainless steel to a mirror smooth
surface that meets our strictest standards. The achievement of this standard of quality means a depth rating of 300ft/90 meter, upgradeable to 425ft/130m, on all our housings.