Aquatica Nikon Z8 Housing with Vacuum Kit & Optical Bulkheads


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Aquatica Nikon Z8 Housing with Vacuum Kit

In our never ending quest to offer the latest and greatest possible equipment to the underwater photographer/videographer, we offer our housing for the Nikon Z8 Mirrorless camera! Continuing in Aquatica’s reputation for offering premium quality at affordable prices, the AZ8 housing has the finest ergonomics and control accessibility combined with the famed ruggedness of our all aluminum construction and distinctive hard coating.


  • 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • Lightweight Design, 30% Smaller than Z9
  • 8.3K 60p N-RAW, 4.1K 60p ProRes RAW
  • 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
  • Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
  • 493-Point AF, AI-Based Subject Detection
  • Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • CFx Type B & SD Memory Card Slots
  • 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth


As to be expected with all Aquatica housings, they are CNC machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum with a MIL-A-8625 anodized coating with baked on, extra tough powder coat paint. All control shafts and push buttons are made from T304 stainless steel. This, as for all our housings, will take a licking and keep going!

The housing supports not only the new Z-mount lenses but also the FTZ Adapter. The adapter can be removed from the camera without first removing the camera from the housing. There is also a lens release for both F and Z mounts. As usual, all camera functions can be accessed by the housing. Two items of note that are specific to this housing:

All housing controls are spring loaded and self centering where needed. The user simply needs to install the mounting tray on the camera and slide the tray on the stainless steel guide rails. It couldn’t be simpler!

In order to protect your expensive electronic gear from the elements, our Surveyor Vacuum System (valve and pump) is now included as standard equipment with all AZ8 housings. The vacuum system will provide that extra layer of security since the user can verify that if air is not seeping into the housing the water definitely will not either.



Part Number:

  • 20098-NK-VC: with double Nikonos bulkheads & complete Surveyor vacuum circuitry
  • 20098-KM-VC: with single Ikelite bulkhead & complete Surveyor vacuum circuitry
  • 20098-OPT-VC: with dual optical bulkheads, LED trigger & complete Surveyor vacuum circuitry

Aerospace grade 6061 T6 Aluminum with MIL-A-8625 Anodized Coating then finished with a baked on, super tough, abrasion resistant powder coat paint. Control shafts and all push buttons are T304 Stainless Steel

Large 23.75mm (.950 inch) HDMI Bulkhead Opening

Depth Rating
90m ~ 300 ft. Can be upgraded to 130m, ~ 450 ft with our deep spring kit

3.29 kg/ 7.25 lbs without handles

204mm x 267mm x 170mm ~ 8.3” x 10.5” x 6.7” w/o handles

Port System
Compatible with all Aquatica DSLR sized Bayonet Mount Ports

Supported Accessories:

  • Aqua View and Aqua View 45 viewfinders
  • Full line of the Delta 3 Arm System
  • 5HD Monitor
  • Aquatica Close Up Kit
  • Aquatica Housing Lanyard Kit


    1. “i” button
    2. Playback button
    3. Menu button
    4. Multi selector buttons
    5. Ok button
    6. Main command dial
    7. DISP button
    8. Photo / Video slector
    9. Monitor mode button
    10. Delete button
    11. Protect button
    12. Playback zoom in button
    13. Playback zoom out / Thumbnails button
    14. Release mode button
    15. Exposure mode button
    16. Bracketing button
    17. Housing port release
    18. Power switch
    19. ISO button
    20. Record button
    21. AF-ON button
    22. Exposure compensation button
    23. Shutter-release button
    24. FN1 / FN2 button
    25. Sub-command dial
    26. Focus mode button
    27. Zoom / Focus wheel
    28. FTZ adaptor lens release button
    29.  Lens release button



Underwater Cameras is the official Australian importer of Aquatica products. Aquatica manufactures an extensive line of underwater housings for today's finest digital cameras. Located in Canada, which is known for its rugged diving conditions, Aquatica has over the past quarter of a century gained a worldwide reputation as a leader and innovator in the demanding field of underwater photography. Aquatica’s dedication to excellence has placed it at the forefront of this digital revolution with its products recognized globally for their quality, craftsmanship, ease of use and durability.
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