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Nauticam Housing for the Z Cam E2-S6/F6/F8/M4 Cinema Cameras
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, May 5, 2022 @ 10:00 AM (EST)

Nauticam is shipping its NA-E2F housing, which is compatible with four models in the Z Cam flagship line of cinema cameras—the E2-F8, E2-F6, E2-S6, and E2-M4. The E2-F8 and E2-F6 boast full-frame CMOS sensors and can record up to 8K/30p and 6K/60p, respectively. The E2-S6 features a Super 35 CMOS sensor that can record up to 6K/60p, while the E2-M4 sports a 4/3-inch sensor and records up to 4K/160p.

Unlike Nauticam’s NA-E2 housing for the E2/E2C 4K cinema camera, which uses the company’s N85 port system, the NA-E2F housing uses the N120 Cinema port system. But like the original NA-E2 housing, the new housing provides compatibility with Nauticam’s line of premium optics, including the WACP-1, WACP-2 and SMC-1 and SMC-2.

As with the NA-E2 housing, the NA-E2F requires an external monitor, and both M28 and M16 bulkheads are available for HDMI 2.0 or HDMI 1.4 connections. For recording 12-bit ProRes RAW, you have the option of hooking up an Atomos Ninja V. The housing can accommodate a Samsung T-5 SSD drive for recording and supports Sony NP-F batteries up to the NP-F970. The NA-E2F also supports an ethernet surface feed.

Priced at $6,398, the NA-E2F CINEMA is available from retailers such as Backscatter.

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The Z Cam flagship series of cameras continues to impress the cinema world with up to 8K resolution, 12-Bit ProRes RAW, and an incredibly affordable price. The compact and modular nature of the Z Cam lineup combined with the Nauticam housing has resulted in one of the smallest and most travel friendly cinema cameras currently on the market.



The Z Cam flagship lineup is comprised of four models, the E2-F8, E2-F6, E2-S6, and the E2-M4. The Nauticam NA-E2F housing will accommodate all four models.  

Key Camera Specifications:


  • 8K 30fps, 6K 30fps, 4K 60fps, 10-bit color
  • 12-Bit ProRes RAW Recording over HDMI to Atomos Ninja V
  • Full Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual native ISO
  • 14 stops dynamic range
  • ZRAW supported
  • EF Mount
  • Gigabit Ethernet for data, control, and live preview


  • 6K 60fps, 4K 120fps, 10-bit color
  • 12-Bit ProRes RAW Recording over HDMI to Atomos Ninja V
  • Full Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 15 stops dynamic range
  • ZRAW supported
  • EF Mount
  • Gigbit Ethernet for data, control, and live preview


  • 6K 60fps, 4K 100fps, 10-bit color
  • 12-Bit ProRes RAW Recording over HDMI to Atomos Ninja V
  • Super 35 CMOS Sensor
  • 14 stops dynamic range
  • ZRAW supported
  • EF Mount
  • Gigabit Ethernet for data, control, and live preview


  • 4K 160fps, 10-bit color
  • 12-Bit ProRes RAW Recording over HDMI to Atomos Ninja V
  • 4/3" WDR CMOS Sensor
  • 13-15 stops dynamic range (16 stops with WDR enabled)
  • ZRAW (partial debayer)
  • MFT Mount
  • Gigabit Ethernet for data, control, and live preview

The Nauticam NA-E2F Housing

The NA-E2F follows suit with the original NA-E2 as one of the lightest and smallest raw-capable cinema housings ever produced. Nauticam has been a leader in cinema housings with offerings for RED, ARRI, Canon, PhantomFlex, Sony and now Z Cam.

The NA-E2F uses the N120 Cinema port system, shared with Nauticam's other N120 platform cameras which allows for easy transition to the NA-E2F from other N120 Nauticam systems. The N120 system also provides access to Nauticam's line of professional premium optics such as the WACP-1/2 and SMC-1/2.

The Z Cam E2-M4 can be used with either the Z Cam EF Mount or using the native MFT mount with Metabones EF-MFT Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x Adaptor. When using the Metabones Speed Booster, the mounting position of the camera tray must be adjusted by the user.  

There are 17 LANC control buttons ergonomically placed around the housing including dedicated iris+/iris-, record, focus near/focus far, eND+/eND-, and many more. 1/4"-20 size mounting threads are located on the top and bottom of the housing for easy mounting of cinema accessories.

The NA-E2F supports an ethernet surface feed in 5m (pole cam) and 45m (studio) lengths. The Z Cam E2 lineup offers a wide range of remote control options including live preview over ethernet. This opens up the option of using an ethernet to lighting adaptor, then having an iPad or iPhone on the surface to allow monitoring and full control via the Z Cam app.  

The housing also features adjustable handles with cinema style zoom and focus knobs.  

The E2 lineup supports Sony NP-F series batteries and the NA-E2F matches this compatibility up to and including the FP-970.

As with the NA-BMPCC2 and NA-E2, the NA-E2F allows for the internal mounting of a Samsung T-5 SSD drive as recording media making the transition from capture to edit seamless.

The Z Cam E2 lineup requires an external monitor and Nauticam produces several options for both SmallHD and Atomos monitors. To access the 12-Bit ProRes RAW Recording, you will need to use the Atomos Ninja V monitor with the Nauticam Ninja V housing. The NA-E2F features both an M28 and four M16 bulkheads supporting both HDMI 2.0 (M28) and HDMI 1.4 (M16) connections.


Required accessories for HDMI 2.0 Cable System

  • 25079 M28A2R210-M28A1R170 HDMI 2.0 Cable (for NA-GH5V/E2/E2F to use with Ninja V housing)
  • 25088 Cable Clamp for NA-E2/E2F Housing with Screws

Required accessories for HDMI 1.4 Cable System

  • 16243 HDMI A-D Cable in 0.5m Length for RED DSMC2/C200/EVA1/E2 (for internal connection)
  • 25033 standard HDMI bulkhead with M16 thread

Recommended monitor housing

  • 17922 Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing for Atomos Ninja V 5” Recorder/Monitor (with HDMI 2.0 support)
  • 17920 NA-502B-H Housing for SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor (with HDMI 1.4 input support)




Unveiled on the very first Nauticam DSLR housing in 2009, this locking lever has become a signature of the Nauticam brand. No twisting or threading action is required to mount a port, and it locks securely in place with this lever. Nauticam also offers locking port extensions, meaning a dome will never twist, even when used with a long extension ring.



Nauticam engineers are driven to make the housings as easy and intuitive to insure you don't miss a shot. The NA-E2F has 17 LANC control buttons ergonomically placed around the housing allowing easy reach of the controls you need most.



The NA-E2F features an M28 bulkhead to support HDMI 2.0 output as well as four M16 bulkheads for HDMI 1.4 allowing for the use of a variety of external monitors and recorders.


What's In The Box:

  • NA-E2F Housing
  • 90139 Housing O-ring, lubricant, O-ring remover
  • 2x Handles with mounting balls
  • CR2032 Battery (for moisture alarm and vacuum system)
  • Padded Travel Case
  • Allen Wrench Set

Recommended Accessories:

  • 25625 M16 Vacuum Valve II (Pushbutton Release)
  • 17959 Housing Mounting Ball with 1/4'' Screws
  • 25221 M10 Strobe Mounting Ball for Housing
  • 16232 0.25kg Trim Weights for 16227
  • 16233 0.5kg Trim Weights for 16227
  • 16261 Ethernet Surface Cable Set in 45m length (Incl. housing lemo bulkhead with integrated internal cable and external Duracell cables)
  • 16262 Replacement of Housing Lemo Bulkhead with Integrated Ethernet Cable
  • 16263 Ethernet Surface Cable Set in 5 meter length (Incl. housing lemo bulkhead with integrated internal cable and external Duracell cables)
  • 16264 Housing Skids for NA-E2F

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions (with handles): 336 mm (W)x 185 mm(H) x 242 mm(D)
  • Weight in Air: 3.58 kg
  • Weight in Water (incl. camera and battery): -0.27 kg
  • Depth Rating: 100m
  • Port Opening: N120

Model Number: 16505
USA Retail Price: $6,398

More information is available from Nauticam at: www.nauticam.com



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