Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Underwater Housing Guide

Olympus EM5 Mark III Underwater Housing Guide


Nauticam Nikon Z50 Housing

Nauticam NA-EM5MKIII Underwater Housing

*Top-Notch Quality, Loads of Awesome Features, Supports Many Lenses*

The Nauticam NA-EM5MKIII Underwater Housing is a superb aluminum housing, packed with lots of great features. The housing can last a lifetime. It's durable and well engineered. It is also lightweight and compact which makes it very easily to bring on dive trips. There are tons of underwater lens options available for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. The housing is designed so that all camera controls are useable and buttons are clearly labled so that it feels just like you're shooting the camera topside.



Ikelite EM5 Mark III Housing

Ikelite Olympus EM-5 Mark III Underwater Housing

*Polycarbonate, Made in the USA, Most affordable option.*

The Ikelite Underwater Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III has been designed to be compact, lightweight, and ergonomic for a very low price point. It is made from high quality polycarbonate material resulting in a lightweight housing that can really withstand the elements. The back part of the housing is clear which enables you to visually inspect that the o-ring sits properly and creates a perfect seal. For peace of mind the housing can be equipped with an optional vacuum valve and pump. The housing is depth rated up 200 ft deep. The Ikelite OM-D E-M5 Mark III housing uses a DLM/A port system which supports a vast variety of lenses.The size and price point of the housing is truly something to consider. Because it's a DLM housing rather than a larger DL housing, you can actually spend less on this system than a cheaper camera with a larger Ikelite housing because of the low price point of DLM systems. We took this housing diving in Hawaii and especially loved the size. It truly felt smaller than a DSLR camera, which many mirrorless cameras fail to do these days.




Olympus EM5 Mark III Camera

Full Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review


The Olympus OM-D cameras are well known for being compact and small, and prducing excellent image quality with a micro four thirds sensor. OM-D cameras are packed with awesome features for topside and underwater application. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III lives up to the OM-Ds reputation. The camera features a 20.4 megapixel live MOS sensor with a very powerful TruPick VIII Quad Core Processor, 5-axis image stabilization, lightning quick autofocus, and 4K video to name a few. It is also comparable to its sibling, the EM-1 Mark II. In addition, there are lots of specialty lens available for underwater shooting which makes it great as you have more options to choose from.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Specifications

  • 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor with TruPic VIII Quad Core Processor
  • Advanced 5-axis Image Stabilization (5.5 stops, 6.5 with compatible Olympus IS lenses)
  • Dual F.A.S.T. AF (Contrast & Phase Detection AF) 121 Point (All Cross Type) On-Chip Phase Detection
  • 50 MP Tripod Hi-res Shot Mode
  • 10 fps mechanical sequential shooting/30 fps electronic sequential shooting
  • Focus Bracketing and Stacking
  • 4K Cinema Video (4096x2160) @ 24 fps (max rate 237 Mbps)
  • 4K Video (3840x2160) @ 30/25/24 fps
  • FHD video up to 1080/60p
  • 1/8000 high speed mechanical shutter
  • 1/250 shutter sync for flash
  • ISO range of 200-25600, with extension down to 64 ("low")
  • Very lightweight and weatherproof body
  • 3 inch fully articulating touchscreen monitor
  • 414 g (0.9 lb) camera body weight, including SD card and battery
  • Ports: Microphone, USB Micro-B, Micro HDMI, remote, flash sync
  • Memory card compability: SD, SDHC*1, SDXC*1 (*1 UHS-I, UHS-II compatible)
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Battery CIPA rating of 310 shots

Sample Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Underwater Images:

Red Pencil Urchins Maui, Hawaii.  OM-D EM5 MKIII with Panasonic 8mm Fisheye Lens, Ikelite Housing with dual Ikelite Strobes

Red Pencil Urchins Maui, Hawaii.  OM-D EM5 MKIII with Panasonic 8mm Fisheye Lens, Ikelite Housing with dual Ikelite Strobes 


Harlequin Shrimp Maui, Hawaii.  f/18, 1/200, ISO 200  Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens, Ikelite Housing with dual Ikelite Strobes

Harlequin Shrimp Maui, Hawaii.  f/18, 1/200, ISO 200  Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens, Ikelite Housing with dual Ikelite Strobes 




Drop by in our store to try them out, or call (+1 310-633-5052) / email us to schedule a skype session or to have a couple different housings shipped to you for you to try out.