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Nauticam Olympus OM-D E-M5 Underwater Housing


Part #: Nau-17804

For Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera

This is one of the best Nauticam housings

Quick Nauticam OM-D E-5 Highlights:

  • Very cool port lock. You don't have to twist the port to remove it
  • Leak detector included. Thank you Nauticam!
  • Smaller, more solid than the Olympus housing
  • All camera controls useable. Both control dials are easily reached by thumb or forefinger with no need to release grip on the housing while adjusting aperture and shutter speed. The two function buttons are just as easy to reach and can be programmed for a multitude of functions
  • All buttons labeled
  • Lens release button in front
  • Dual Sea & Sea / Inon fiber optic ports
  • Optional single sync cord bulkhead for firing strobes via electronic sync cord is available. This is nice because you can shoot much faster via strobes with an electronic sync cord
  • Mounting Option for installing 45 or 180 degree viewfinders if you want to use the OM-D electronic viewfinder
  • 100m (330ft) depth rating, solid metal with ionic bond
  • Complete alan wrench set included
  • Size - 185mm x 152mm x 105mm
  • Weight: 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs.)

Nauticam OM-D E-M5 Underwater Lens Recommendations

  • For ultra wide-angle, close-focus wide-angle, mantas, whale sharks, coral reefs - the Panasonic 8mm fisheye
  • For wide-angle, sharks, sea lions - the Panasonic 7-14mm  or Olympus 9-19mm
  • For mid-range, the Olympus 14-42mm or Olympus 12-50mm. The 12-50mm is a little more versatile than the 14-42mm.
  • For macro, the Panasonic 45mm macro, or the Olympus 60mm macro. We greatly prefer the Olympus 60mm macro lens as an option
  • Call or email us for detailed lens recommendations - we use all these lenses underwater!
  • You should also check out Sony A6400 Housings or the Fantasea A6500 housing
  • You can easily mount a GoPro 7 on top of the housing

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Nauticam NA-EM5 Housing Product Video: 

Where we love diving with this housing

We've had great times with this housing while experiencing the finest Raja Ampat diving, whale shark diving on the Rocio Del Mar liveaboard, diving in Alor, and scuba diving Grand Cayman among other places.

Olympus OM-D EM5 - a great camera

  • 16 megapixel sensor, great lens selection
  • Ultra-fast focusing, 1/250th sync speed
  • Twin control dials, controls are very customizable
  • Body has extensive weather-proofing
  • Excellent high-ISO performance, up to ISO 25,000
  • Great image stabilization built into the camera
  • Watch a video of  Scott's OM-D commentary

The NA-EM5 housing from Nauticam delivers the advanced functionality of the OM-D E-M5 in style and with the ergonomics that people have come to expect from Nauticam.

This is a very compact and lightweight housing, with all of the Olympus E-PL3 controls available from the ergonomic grip sculpted into the side of the housing. A choice of hand strap and left/right handle means the shooter can customize the housing to meet their specific needs.

The patented locking port release system used in other Nauticam mid-range housings has been incorporated in NA-EM5, allowing easy and secure port changes. Ports are available for the major lenses that are useful underwater, including the Olympus 14-42mm kit lens and the Olympus 9-18mm wide-angle zoom lens, the Pany 7-14mm wide-angle and the 8mm Panasonic fisheye lens.

If your family likes the ocean, science and chemistry, when they are not diving they can read articles like lead iodide, how to extract potassium from a banana, golden rain experiment, naming ionic compounds, and is gallium a metal.

Nauticam OM-D Housing Port Choices

  • Ports & zoom gears available for  for Olympus 14-42mm II, and Olympus 9-18mm, plus the Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm, the Panasonic Lumix 14mm/2.5, the Panasonic Lumix 8mm Fisheye, Panasonic Lumix 7-14mm, and the Leica 45mm macro lens
  • Port & zoom gear for the Olympus 12-50mm lens is being worked on, and should be ready in July or August
  • Zoom gear for the Panasonic 14-42mm PZ (power zoom) lens should be available soon
  • Locking rotary latch
  • Optional Rubberized Ergonomic Handles

Olympus OM-D E-M5 macro lens choices

  • The Panasonic Leica 45mm macro lens is a great, very sharp high end lens
  • The Olympus 60mm macro lens is on the micro-four thirds lens roadmap to be released in the fall of 2012. This lens look great! 



Garibaldi photo taken at Catalina Island with the Nauticam OM-D E-M5 housing, 8mm fisheye lens by Mel Moncrieff. Great color & dynamic range!

Christmas tree worm, OM-D with panasonic 45mm macro lens, photo by Jim Lyle

nauticam olympus om-d e-m5 underwater photo

Queen Angelfish, photo by Jim Lyle

olympus om-d e-m5 underater photography

Whale shark silhouette, Bluewater Photo Sea of Cortez trip, 8mm fisheye lens

Oil rigs in Southern California, nauticam olympus om-d e-m5

Oil rigs in Southern California, photo by Kelli Dickenson, 8mm fisheye lens. The rigs make underwater photo editing fun!

olympus om-d e-m1 underwater photo with the 12-50mm lens
Olympus OM-D E-M5 underwater photo, taken with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode



Weight: 2.00 LBS
Dimensions: 8.00 (in) × 8.00 (in) × 8.00 (in)
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