On Christmas day Nauticam has released the NA-LX100 housing for the Panasonic DMC-LX100. It is priced at ¥168,000 which is 50,000 more expensive than the last NA-RX100 III.
If this translates correctly in $ and UK prices it means $1,399 plus tax or £895 including VAT for UK.
Here is the original link in Japanese on the fisheye homepage
Prices for the short port for wet lenses and the dome port have not yet been announced but we know that the dome can use the camera at full zoom and that the short port. The US price of the flip diopter for the rectangular port is known and is $220.
Which means we can now update the GH4 comparisons for 4K
Panasonic LX100 $899 NA-LX100 with Short Port and Wet lens $2,000 circa
Panasonic GH4 with 7-14mm and 6″ dome $2750 housing and port only plus camera and lens $2,399
The max field of view of the two options is almost the same however you can’t zoom the LX100 due to the zoom lock on the housing.
Price Difference $2,250
Panasonic LX100 $899 with 3.5″ dome circa $1,699
Panasonic GH4 with 12-35mm and 6″ dome $2750 housing and port Camera and Lens $2,399
The LX100 is wider in 4K at 26-81mm vs 28-81mm of the GH4
Price Difference $2,550
Panasonic LX100 with NA-LX100 rectangular port $2,299
Panasonic GH4 with 14-42 and 35 macro port $1,815 housing and port $2,680
The GH4 will have more magnification due to the longer focal length with the same diopter.
Price Difference $2,195
The gap is still significant even with the price increase ranging between $2200 and $2500.
There is still an option to use the GH4 with wet lenses although this has only been tried with diopters to date it is technically possible to use a wet wide angle lens.