RED Digital Cinema V-Raptor ST 8K Underwater Housing by Nauticam


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Product number: NA16120
Manufacturer: Nauticam
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The RED Digital Cinema V-RAPTOR 8K VV is RED's latest flagship camera capable of recording REDCODE RAW in 8K resolution at up to 120 frames per second.  Combined with the Nauticam housing, it creates one of the smallest and easiest-to-use cinema systems on the market.  In addition, the Nauticam Raptor housing offers full control of the RED KOMODO through an optional camera sled.  

RED Digital Cinema V-Raptor ST 8 X Cinema System

The V-RAPTOR 8K camera features an 8K VV multi-format sensor with the ability to shoot 8K large format or 6K Super 35.  It has a dynamic range of more than 17 stops and can record R3D (REDCODE RAW) files directly onto CFexpress cards, eliminating the need for expensive proprietary media.  It also features Canon's new RF mount with full support for Canon's EF-to-EOS R lens adapter, so a wide range of focal lengths can be used.  The V-RAPTOR 8K VV is RED's most powerful camera to date and also one of the smallest cinema cameras available.  The feature set is clearly aimed at those who require professional specifications in a travel-friendly package, which accurately describes the majority of underwater filmmakers.  

Important camera specifications:

  • 8K VV 35,4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor (8192 x 4320)
  • R3D files (REDCODE RAW)
  • 17+ stops dynamic range
  • Recording on CFexpress cards
  • Canon RF lens mount
  • Integrated Micro V-Lock battery interface
  • Dual 12G SDI output
  • Integrated 2.4" LCD screen with touch camera control
  • Wireless control via smart phone

Recording formats:

    • 8K 8192 x 4320 at 120 fps
    • 7K 7168 x 3780 at 140 fps
    • 6K 6144 x 3240 at 160 fps
    • 5K 5120 x 2700 at 192 fps
    • 4K 4096 x 2160 at 240 fps
    • 3K 3072 x 1620 at 320 fps
    • 2K 2048 x 1080 at 480 fps
    • 8K 8192 x 4320p with up to 60 fps 
    • 6K 6144 x 3240p up to 96 fps 
    • 4K 4096 x 2160p up to 240 fps 
    • 2K 2048 x 1080p up to 480 fps 
    • 8K 8192 x 4320p up to 60 fps 
    • 6K 6144 x 3240p up to 160 fps 
    • 4K 4096 x 2160p up to 240 fps 
    • 2K 2048 x 1080p up to 480 fps 
    • 8K 8192 x 4320p up to 120 fps 
    • 6K 6144 x 3240p up to 160 fps 
    • 4K 4096 x 2160p up to 240 fps 
    • 2K 2048 x 1080p up to 480 fps 


RED Digital Cinema V-Raptor ST 8K Underwater Housing by Nauticam

The enclosure supports both the RED V-RAPTOR 8K VV and the RED KOMODO through an optional insert (16250).  It has been designed in a similar way to the previous DSMC2 LT and Komodo housings to offer the most compact and travel-friendly system possible.  Raptor offers seamless integration with DSLR lenses and the same N120 connection system used in Nauticam DSLR and Cinema systems.  Enjoy unmatched user-friendly set-up and intuitive operation, including tool-free set-up and tear-down in minutes.  Batteries can be changed without removing the camera from the housing and lens changes are done in seconds.  

The Nauticam Raptor housing uses the N120 Cinema Port system, which is shared with the other Nauticam cameras in the N120 platform and allows easy transition from other N120 Nauticam systems to the Nauticam Raptor. The N120 system also provides access to Nauticam's premium professional optics such as the WACP-1/2 and SMC-1/2.

The housing also features adjustable handles with easy access to the cinema-style zoom and focus knobs.  On the top of the housing is a 1/4"-20 cheese plate that allows for a variety of accessory mounting points.

In addition to Nauticam's traditional fully mechanical controls, the Raptor housing also features a set of backlit electronic controls.  These controls provide access to Iris+/-, Shut+/-, ISO+/-, WB on the left side of the housing and Pre-Record, FPS+/-, Playback, Play/Pause, Magnify and Tools on the top of the housing.  

The Nauticam Raptor is covered by Nauticam's 2-year warranty.

Lens support

The RED V-RAPTOR 8K has a Canon RF lens mount, but Canon EF lenses are also supported through the Canon EF to EOS R adapter.  The Nauticam Raptor housing offers full support for Canon RF lenses along with the Canon EF to EOS R adapter and the Canon EF to EOS R adapter with variable ND filter or control ring.  On the left side of the housing is an easily accessible control wheel for smooth ND changes.  Regardless of the choice of EF or RF lens, changing lenses is quick and easy and requires no tools.  Note that when switching between RF and EF lenses, the camera must be removed from the housing to remove or install the RF-to-EF adapter.  Nauticam is constantly testing new lenses to offer optimised connection and extension combinations. Large cinema-style control wheels on the housing, within easy reach of the handles, allow precise manual focus and zoom control with the supported lenses when used with the appropriate lens kit.  

The Nauticam Raptor housing, in conjunction with the 16410 N120-to-N200 port adapter, supports the use of selected cinema lenses and the associated N200 port system, as it is not limited to the use of DSLR lenses.  Installation is quick and easy and requires no tools, allowing seamless lens changes in the field - even when switching between DSLR and cinema lenses.

Support for internal monitors

In addition to the large viewing window for the Raptor's 2.4" LCD screen, Nauticam offers an optional rear housing for the Portkeys BM5WR monitor (16110).  This allows the monitor to be viewed by the cameraman from a natural filming position and provides an extremely slim system.  On the back of the monitor are control buttons for accessing the various tools of the BM5WR.  

Support for external monitors

The SmallHD 503 Ultrabright or Atomos Ninja V monitor can be mounted in the external Nauticam NA-503-S or Nauticam Atomos Ninja V-S enclosures and connected via SDI bulkheads and cables, allowing greater flexibility in positioning the monitor on the Nauticam Raptor enclosure. 

SDI output

Required accessories for the SDI cable system

  • NA25058 M16 SDI-Bulkhead
  • NA25060 SDI cable in 0.3 m length

Recommended monitor housing

  • NA17925S Nauticam NA-503-S Housing for Small HD 503 Ultrabright (SDI cable and bulkhead included)
  • NA17922S Nauticam Atomos Ninja V-S Housing (SDI cable and bulkhead sold separately)

Battery compatibility

The RED V-RAPTOR 8K VV has an integrated Micro V-Lock battery interface.  Changing batteries is as easy as opening the housing, as the camera does not need to be removed to access the batteries.  The following batteries are supported in the housing:

  • REDVOLT Micro-V 98Wh
  • Anton Bauer Titon Micro V-Mount 45Wh/98Wh/140Wh
  • bebob V-MICRO 45Wh/98Wh/150Wh/200Wh
  • Core SWX NANO Micro 98Wh/147Wh Lithium-ion battery (V-mount)
  • Fxlion NANO ONE/TWO Ultra Kompakt 50Wh/98Wh
  • Hawk-Woods Mini V-Lok 14.4V 98Wh/150Wh Li-Ion battery
  • IDX System Technology Imicro-150 14.5V 97Wh/145Wh Li-Ion V-Mount Battery
  • SWIT PB-M98S 14.4V 98Wh Pocket Battery with D-Tap and USB Output (V-Mount)

Ethernet remote control

The Nauticam Raptor housing is designed to give the operator full control. However, it also supports an Ethernet surface feed in lengths of 5 m (Pole Cam) and 45 m (Studio). There is space in the housing to install a USB-C to Ethernet adapter, which would allow full control of the camera at the surface via the RedControl app.  

Recommended Ethernet cables

  • NA16261 Ethernet surface cable set in 45m length (incl. housing lemo bulkhead with integrated internal cable and external Duracell cables).
  • NA16262 Replacement for enclosure Lemo Bulkhead with integrated Ethernet cable
  • NA16263 Ethernet surface cable set in 5 m length (incl. housing Lemo Bulkhead with integrated inner cable and external Duracell cables).

Vacuum control and leakage warning system

The Nauticam Raptor housing features Nauticam's field-proven vacuum testing and leak detection system, which provides constant information on the housing's watertight and submersible status. By applying a light vacuum inside the housing using a reliable and compact hand pump, the system can ensure watertightness before entering the water and during the dive. A simple colour-coded LED lighting system, clearly visible on the back of the enclosure, indicates to the user if the vacuum is stable or if the enclosure is losing vacuum. Leak detection is integrated into the same circuitry so that an audible and visual signal sounds if water penetrates. The Nauticam system is temperature compensated so that false alarms due to changes in outside temperature or heating of the camera during an action-packed dive are avoided.    


Body Material: aluminum
Camera System: Cinema
Camera manufacturer: RED
portsystem: N120 (Cinema)
Data according to manufacturer. Errors and changes reserved.
Technical data

  • Dimensions 269mm x 175mm x 294mm (W x H x D)

  • Rated depth: 80m

  • Weight in the air 4.9kg

  • Weight in water: negative 1kg (incl. camera and bebob V200MICRO battery)

  • Port system: N120

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RED Digital Cinema V-Raptor ST 8K Underwater Housing by Nauticam

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M16 SDI Bulkhead
Bulkhead for SDI cables for M16 socket.

0.5kg Trim Weights for Housing Skids (4pcs)
Four pieces of 0.5kg trim weights for Housing Skids

M10 Strobe Mounting Ball for Housing
Provides an additional ball mount for housings with available M10 threaded mount.

SDI Cable in 0.4m Length
0.4m SDI Cable designed for use inside the housing to connect from the underside of an SDI Bulkhead to the camera's SDI connection.

Housing o-ring 90121
Spare O-ring for the following Nauticam housings: NA-5DIII NA-645DF NA-6D NA-70D NA-D300 NA-D300S NA-D700 NA-D800 NA-D81 NA-D600 NA-H4D NA-R6

Set of four 0.25kg trim weights
Set of four 0.25kg trim weights for NA16227 (Epic/LT Housing Skids)

Mounting Bracket for Monitor Housing to use with Cinema Housings
Mounting Bracket for Monitor Housing to use with Cinema Housings

Housing Mounting Ball with 1/4'' Screws
This standard 1" mounting ball is designed to work with housings that feature the 1/4-20 threaded mounting locations such as the NA-E2 and NA-BMPCC6K. NOTE: please confirm the housing you wish to use with this ball mount features the 1/4-20 threading before purchase.

Housing Monitor Back BM5WR
In additional to the large window for viewing the Raptor's 2.4" LCD screen, Nauticam offers an optional rear housing back for the Portkeys BM5WR monitor (16610).  This allows the monitor to be viewed by the camera operator from a natural filming position and provides an extremely streamlined system.  The monitor back features control buttons to access the various tools offered by the BM5WR.  

Top Handle for E2/F/C70/BGH1/BMPCC Housings
A top handle for cinema housings that can be mounted in either forward or rear facing orientation. Top handle for Cinema System  Top Handle for E2/F/C70/BGH1/BMPCC Housings.

Komodo Camera Tray to use with Raptor housing
Komodo-Kameraschlitten für 16120