NA-Z8 Underwater Housing for Nikon Z8

SKU # 17229


Introducing the NA-Z8 underwater housing for the Nikon Z8, designed to provide effortless perfection for underwater photography. Nauticam has outdone themselves with the NA-Z8 by creating an underwater camera housing that focuses entirely on durability and ease of use.

The design of the NA-Z8 places the process of image making at the forefront, providing complete access to camera controls in a comfortable and intuitive manner for the shooter. Essential settings such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and zoom control are conveniently located within reach of either the thumb or forefinger, enabling adjustments on the fly with ease.

The Nikon Z8

The anticipation surrounding the Nikon Z8 is on par with the excitement generated by the release of the Nikon D850. Nikon enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating what is expected to be a "mini" Z9. For many years the D850 has been the benchmark for exceptional image quality, incredible autofocus, and an extensive dynamic range - all in a high-resolution package. While the Z6/7 and Z9 have catered to different ends of the spectrum in terms of specs, the Z8 is expected to be the perfect system that many D850 users have been eagerly awaiting.

NA-Z8 Specifications

Technical Specifications

Depth Rating 100m
Weight TBA

356mm(W)x 204mm(H) x 163mm(D) 

Weight in Air


Buoyancy in Water

Negative 0.05kg (includes camera & Battery)

Port Mount


Front Accessory Ports

1x M24 and 1xM16*, 1x M10 and 4x 1/4-20UNC threaded hole.

Rear Accessory Ports

1x M16

Introducing NA-Z8 Underwater Housing for Nikon Z8

For underwater photography with the Nikon Z8, the Nauticam NA-Z8 is the most reliable and user-friendly housing available. Drawing on the successful and extensively tested designs of the NA-Z6/7 and Z9 housings, the NA-Z8 embodies Nauticam's Mission Control design philosophy, which places essential controls within easy reach of the reinforced molded handles. As a result, the housing provides an intuitive and seamless user experience that allows photographers to focus on capturing stunning images rather than fumbling with controls.

Nikon Z8 Specifications

Megapixels  45.7
Sensor Size Full Frame 23.9 mm  35.9 mm
ISO Sensitivity 64–25600
Movie 8K UHD 7,680 × 4,320 / 30p (progressive)
8K UHD 7,680 × 4,320 /25p/24p
4K UHD 3,840 × 2,160
Lens Mount Nikon Z-Mount
Shutter Type Electric Shutter only

F and Z Mount Compatible

The NA-Z8 utilizes the N120 Port System for Z-mount full-frame lenses. However, the NA-Z8 is also designed to accommodate the use of F-mount lenses, thanks to the FTZ adapter. This allows the same port configuration as found on an F-mount DSLR system like the NA-D6 or NA-D850.

The NA-Z8 housing is equipped with convenient lens release buttons for both F and Z mounts, making lens changes a breeze, regardless of the lens platform. You can quickly and easily switch between different lenses without having to remove the camera from the housing, except when installing or removing the FTZ adapter.

Mission Control

As is tradition, Nauticam followed suite with their Mission Control philosophy. Essential controls are placed within easy reach of the ergonomic handles and easy setup means more time in the water and less time working on your rig. Within easy reach of the ergonomic left handle are finger-actuated levers for the customizable Fn3 and Image Protection button as well as the Image Delete. A double thumb lever triggers the PLAYBACK and DISP buttons. On the right side is full access to the direction pad, zoom in and zoom out for checking focus and a double thumb lever for the AF-ON and shutter control. All controls are located within reach of your fingertips allowing you to make on the fly adjustments without having to take your hands off your system.

HDMI Output

The NA-Z8 is a versatile hybrid shooting platform that is equally adept at capturing both stills and videos. It can be effortlessly configured to accommodate external monitors and recorders, thanks to its M24, M14 and M16 accessory bulkheads. The M24 bulkhead supports both HDMI 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 connections, ensuring seamless compatibility with external monitors and recorders.

Premium Professional Optics

The NA-Z8 has been designed with the N120 Port System at its core, which provides support for an extensive range of F-Mount and Z-Mount lenses, with a choice of acrylic and optical-glass port options. Nauticam has also incorporated premium professional water-contact optics, which offer unparalleled underwater image quality. When paired with the Nikon Z 14-24mm lenses, the WACP-2 delivers a breathtaking rectilinear 140º field-of-view, with full zoom-through capability and an impressively natural-looking image that surpasses that of a standard rectilinear lens and dome port combination.

Not only are you covered for shooting wide angle but Macro as well. The SMC-1 and SMC-2 provide the best macro performance available, with two different magnification strengths, suitable for a wide variety of macro subject sizes. 



 PDF User Manual

NA-Z8 User manual PDF Download

Whats in The Box

  • NA-Z8 Housing with two handles and mount balls
  • 90122 Spare main O-ring, O-ring remover and lubricant 
  • 2x Optical bulkhead caps
  • Panasonic CR-2032 Battery (for moisture alarm)
  • Set of Allen Keys
  • Manual instruction card
  • Padded housing bag and shoulder strap

Recommended Accessories

  • 25221 M10 strobe mounting ball for housing
  • 25218 Mounting Ball Set for Tripod (for NA-A9/A7RIII/BMPCC/XT3)
  • 25625 M16 Vacuum Valve II (Pushbutton Release)
  • 32203 Nauticam 45˚ viewfinder
  • 32211 Nauticam Full Frame Straight Viewfinder 32°/ 1:1
  • 32212 Nauticam Full Frame Straight Viewfinder 40°/ 0.8:1
  • 32213 Nauticam Full Frame Angle Viewinder 32°/ 1:1
  • 32214 Nauticam Full Frame Angle Viewinder 40°/ 0.8:1
  • 26308 TTL Converter for Nikon (Compatible with NA-D5/D500/D850/Z7/Z7II, Ikelite 
  • 26216 Universal Optical Fiber Cable
  • 25081 M24-M16 Step Down Adaptor 
  • 26074 M14 Nikonos 5-pin Bulkhead with Micro Connector for Nikon TTL Converter 
  • 26075 M14 Ikelite Style Bulkhead with Micro Connector for Nikon TTL Converter
  • 28123 Pair of handles - size S (10mm closer to housing), 25011 is required.
  • 25011 Set of spacers and long screws  (for increasing handle distance)
28130 Hand Strap for 28113  (For NA-1DXII/1DXIII/D500/D5/80D/A9/R5)
  • 17959 Housing Mounting Ball with 1/4'' Screws
  • 90122 Housing O-ring (I.D.=204mm, C.S.=4.0mm)

HDMI Output

Required for HDMI 2.0 System

  • 25086 M24 adaptor for HDMI 2.0 cable (incl. tightening tool)

Compatible Monitor Housings

  • 17922  Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing for Atomos Ninja V 5” 4Kp60 4:2:2 1 0-bit  Reorder/Monitor/Player (excl. HDMI 2.0 cable)

  • 17922S  Nauticam Atomos Ninja V-S Housing for Atomos Ninja V 5” 4Kp60 4:2:2 10-bit  Reorder/Monitor/Player (excl. HDMI 2.0 cable) with Atomos AtomX SDI Module

Required for HDMI 1.4 System

  • 25033 Standard HDMI bulkhead with M16 thread*

  • 25081 M24-M16 Step Down Adaptor

  • 25100 HDMI (D-A) 1.4 Cable in 200mm length for NA-a1 (for connection from HDMI bulkhead to camera)

    *25033 included in below monitor housings.

  • 17923   NA-Shinobi-H Housing for Atomos Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor

  • 17925   NA-503-H Housing for SmallHD 503 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor

Compatible Monitor Mounting System

  • 17951 Nauticam Atomos Shogun housing mounting system

  • 17954 Tripod plate for NA-A7S and NA-GH4

  • 17957 Nauticam Atomos Shogun Housing Mounting Adaptor for NA-S1R/S1H/BMPCC/E2F/R3/Z9(SN from A439736)

  • 17960 Universal Quadra-Pod Plate for Nauticam Housings