Nauticam NA-EM1X Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera

Nauticam NA-EM1X Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera

SKU # 17814


The Olympus line of mirrorless cameras have a well-deserved reputation of delivering extensive control customization, excellent image quality, class-leading image stabilization and impressive autofocus. The OM-D E-M1X is no exception as the brand's first pro-level micro-four-thirds mirrorless offering. For the underwater image maker, the E-M1X's fast continuous shooting, high battery capacity, 4K HDMI 4:2:2 video output, and impressive autofocus check almost all the boxes in what they want from a pro-level camera with the added benefits of the MFT open-source platform and the convenience of an electronic viewfinder.

Technical Specs

Dimensions 366mm(W) x 240mm(H) x 131mm(D)
Weight in air 3.27kg
Weight in water 0.24kg includes camera and batteries
Depth Rating 100m

Introducing Nauticam NA-EM1X Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera

The OM-D line from Olympus has been at the forefront of the MFT mirrorless camera movement and the E-M1X is their long-anticipated first pro-level offering. The E-M1X builds on the popular OM-D platform, adding improved autofocus, higher sequential shooting speed and dual battery slots.

For the discerning underwater image maker, the E-M1X ushers in a new level for the MFT platform. While topside shooters can quickly change batteries, at 20m capturing fast underwater action that may prove difficult. The electronic viewfinder, while providing that critical instant feedback also draws a fair amount of valuable battery power. With the dual battery capacity, the E-M1X means pushing those battery worries to the back of your mind allowing you to focus on nailing the shot.

The OM-D line has set the standard for stabilization and the E-M1X takes it step further with up to a tripod-like 7.5 stops when using supported lenses. This stabilization, combined with the improved Dual F.A.S.T autofocus that provides 121 cross-type Contrast and Phase-Detection focus points makes producing tack-sharp underwater images even in sub-par lighting conditions that much easier.

The blazing-fast sensor readout allows for an incredible 60fps sequential shooting when using electronic shutter or 15fps with mechanical. For those shooting fast action with natural or continuous light source, this means never missing that split-second award winner.

The E-M1X offers 4:2:2 4K output over HDMI and features Olympus' OM-Log mode, maximizing the dynamic range of the footage.

Key Camera Specs
  • 20MP Four Thirds sensor
  • 121-point Dual F.A.S.T Autofocus System
  • 60 fps Raw capture
  • 7.5EV of image stabilization (CIPA-rating) with supported lenses
  • 2.36M-dot LCD viewfinder 120 fps capability
  • Dual BLH-1 batteries giving 870 shots per charge (CIPA)
  • Dual UHS-II SD memory card slots
  • UHD 4K/30p video and DCI 24p at up to 237Mbps
  • 4:2:2 clean HDMI 4K output
  • IPX1-rated weather sealing

The Nauticam NA-EM1X Underwater Housing

The NA-EM1X brings Nauticam's unmatched experience with housing Olympus' mirrorless platform to the next level, allowing the underwater image maker to intuitively harness every aspect of the E-M1X's impressive capabilities and extensive customizability. Whether shooting fast action, landscapes or 4K video the NA-EM1X is the ultimate underwater platform.

Unparalleled Control

The NA-EM1X follows Nauticam's Mission Control design philosophy that brings access to the most-needed controls exactly where you need them to be, within easy reach of the DSLR-housing styled ergonomic handles.

Behind the two-stage trigger is an ISO lever as well as a double lever that targets the Fn1 and Fn2 buttons on the front of the camera. A thumb lever, accessible from the right handle triggers the AE-L/AF-L button commonly used for back-button autofocus.

A double thumb-lever on the left side accesses the INFO and PLAYBACK buttons.

Flash Triggering

The NA-EM1X is compatible with Nauticam's Mini Flash Trigger for Olympus which provides rapid-fire flash triggering via fiber-optic cables attached to the integrated Sea&Sea style optical bulkheads. For TTL, the Olympus FL-LM3 hot-shoe flash can be placed in the housing. The flash can be easily turned on and off using a dedicated switch on the housing.

Premium Professional Optics

Nauticam has long supported the MFT open-source standard optics across a wide range of cameras and housings. The NA-EM1X shares the N85 Port System with other MFT systems like the Olympus OM-D E-M1MKII and the Panasonic GH5. For those moving from another MFT Nauticam housing, this means near-complete cross-support* for lenses and ports with the NA-EM1X.

HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 Video Output

The Olympus E-M1X produces clean 4:2:2 4K M-Log output over HDMI which can be recorded with an external monitor/recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V. The NA-EM1X is equipped with both M24 and M16 bulkheads. The M24 bulkhead supports the HDMI 2.0 connection. An HDMI 1.4 option is also available via the standard HDMI bulkhead when used with the optional M24 to M16 step-down adapter and appropriate connection.

Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System

The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is shipped with NA-EM1X as standard equipment. Combined with an accessory vacuum valve (PN 25624/5), this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur.

The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.


* some N85 Ports are not supported

36052 before SN: A297173 is not compatible

36401 before SN: A349187 is not compatible

36064 N85 to N120 34.7mm Port Adapter with Knob is not compatible



PDF Manual Download for NA-EM1X

What's In The Box

  • NA-EM1X Housing
  • 90134 Housing O-Ring, lubricant and removal tool
  • CR2032 Battery for Vacuum System
  • Padded Travel Case
  • Allen Wrench Set

Recommended Accessories

  • 25624 M14 Vacuum Valve II (Pushbutton Release)
  • 25625 M16 Vacuum Valve II (Pushbutton Release)
  • 28123 Pair of handles - size S (10mm closer to housing)
  • 28130 Hand Strap for 28113
  • 32201 Nauticam 180˚ straight viewfinder
  • 32203 Nauticam 45˚ viewfinder
  • 26306 Mini Flash Trigger for Olympus (Compatible with NA-EM5II/EM1/EM1II/EM1X)

HDMI Output with V2.0 Cable System

  • 17922 Nauticam Atomos Ninja V housing (HDMI 2.0) for Atomos Ninja V 5” 4Kp60 4:4:2 10-bit Recorder/Monitor/Player
  • 25084 HDMI 2.0 Cable M24D1R270-M28A1R170( for NA-EM1X to use with Ninja V Housing)

HDMI Output with V1.4 Cable System

  • 25046 HDMI (D-D) cable in 200mm length for NA-RX100V/GH4/A7 (for connection from HDMI bulkhead to camera)
  • 25081 M24-M16 Step Down Adaptor