Nauticam Olympus OM-D E-M10 Underwater Housing
Part #: Nau-17807
The new Nauticam underwater housing for Olympus OM-D E-M10 brings a new standard to the popular OM-D line. The E-M10 is the latest camera from Olympus with a few upgrades from the extremely popular E-M5. It is lacking in a few areas that the E-M5 offers, but most of those do not affect underwater photography, so we feel this camera is going to be an excellent choice for shooters looking to get a great set up, in a small package and not break the bank.
**Please note: Housing price does not include a port. The port pictured above is the Flat Port 56 (36136) for 14-42mm Lens. You can add it with the menu above.**
Nauticam E-M10 Housing features:
The E-M10 Nauticam housing extends the great line of excellent housings from Nauticam. Very similar to the E-M5 housing it is the standard compact / mirrorless design without handles included. Nauticam has included the newer dSLR style port release, much improved over the E-M5 and the E-M10 includes the vacuum electronics. It uses the same secure rotary housing lock as the E-M5 and E-M1 and has a 100m depth rating like all Nauticam housings.
Most importantly the housing includes the great ergonomic design of the E-M5 with well placed controls, and easy to manipulate dials. It includes the new larger rubberized zoom control of the E-M1, all easy to control even in gloved fingers.
The E-M10 housing is slightly shorter than the E-M5, otherwise it roughly looks the same, with button placement in all the same spots. Control of this housing underwater will be very similar to using the E-M5.
Nauticam E-M10 housing on left, Nauticam E-M5 housing on right.
Nauticam E-M10 Housing Quick Specs:
- Easy to use port lock - no twisting the ports
- Vacuum electronics are included
- Secure locking rotary housing latch
- Well designed and easy to use controls and dials
- LCD and Electronic Viewfinder switch
- Ability to use Nauticam External Viewfinders
- M10 Accessory bulkhead for vacuum valve or Strobe Bulkhead
- Depth Rating: 100m
- Weight 1.1kg in air
- Dimensions 187mm x 135mm x 100mm
Best lenses for the Nauticam OM-D E-M10 housing
- Panasonic 8mm fisheye lens (widest option), behind a 4-inch dome
- Panasonic 7-14mm F4 lens, behind a 6-inch dome
- Olympus 9-18mm lens, behind a small semi-dome port
- For video - Panasonic 7-14mm F4 or 12-35mm lens
- Mid-range - Olympus 12-40mm or Olympus 12-50mm lenses
- Macro - Olympus 60mm macro lens, or Panasonic 45mm macro lens
Update: For the best possible quality, albeit at a higher price, check out the new Olympus Pro 8mm fisheye lens & Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 lenses
For example photos, read our guide to the best micro-four thirds lenses for underwater photography. Call the Bluewater Photo staff for detailed questions about which lenses are best for you,
Nauticam OM-D E-M10 port choices
- Wide-angle lenses will use a dome port.
- Mid-range and macro lenses will use a flat port, although the Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 lens must be used behind a larger 6-inch dome port.
- Zen also has a new glass 7-inch dome which is great for over/under shots (split shots) with the 7-14mm or 9-18mm lens, or the Panasonic 12-35mm
- The Olympus 14-42mm "EZ" lens needs macro port 35 and the Nauticam 14-42mm EZ zoom gear
- Nauticam Vacuum System
- Compact Macro Converter (best diopter for use with Olympus 60mm Macro)
- Nauticam Flip Diopter Holder
- Nauticam Wet Wide Lens WWL-1 130°
- Nauticam Flip Diopter Holder for M67 Macro Port
- Nauticam Double Flip Diopter Holder for M67 Macro Port
- Nauticam Housing O-Ring
- N85 Port O-Ring
- N50 Port O-Ring
Olympus OM-D E-M10 underwater settings
Read our comprehensive OM-D E-M10 underwater setting guide
About the Olympus E-M10 Camera:
The E-M10 uses the same CMOS 16mp sensor as both the E-M5 and E-M1 cameras. It steps up from the E-M5 with the improved TruPic VII processor found in the E-M1. It lacks from the E-M5 in image stabilization, something that is extremely useful topside, but not as much underwater. The E-M10 offers only a 3-Axis image stabilization versus the 5-axis.
The E-M10 has a 1/200th flash sync speed, less than the E-M1's 1/320th. One big change is the E-M10 is the first OM-D to have a built-in pop flash which is smaller than the accessory flash of the E-M1 and E-M5 allowing the housing to be smaller.
The Electronic viewfinder and LCD screen have also been improved over the E-M5.