Underwater Housing Compatible with Both Olympus and OM System Cameras

Underwater Housing Compatible with Both Olympus and OM System Cameras

The migration from Olympus to OM System started in 2020 and 2022 brought the first two cameras carrying the new brand. The flagship OM-1 micro four-thirds camera has been a strong performer underwater with good results in both imaging and video. 

The second camera has been a rebadge of the former brand's OM-D E-M5 Mark III. OM System did upgrade the camera to a faster chip that promises handheld high resolution shots up to 50 megapixels. It does this by automatically combining several images from the camera's base 20 megapixel sensor. Like the E-M5 III, the camera also features in-body image stabilization which is a great feature on a compact body camera at this price point. 

We were happy to find that - aside from the prominent name change on the front - OM Systems left the physical form of the camera along. This means that the OM-5 is a perfect drop-in fit with the existing 200DLM/A Underwater Housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III camera (SKU # 6950.53).

While the OM-5 isn't our first choice in a compact mirrorless system, the camera body is a good choice for shooters who already own Olympus or Panasonic micro four-thirds lenses or those looking for retro camera styling that can be used underwater. The changes may not be upgrade-worthy for current E-M5 III shooters but  good news for underwater shooters looking for a second camera body. 


Additional Reading

First Reactions to OM System (Olympus) OM-1 Underwater [VIDEO]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Underwater Photos

First Look Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Underwater Housing

The Secret to Underwater Photography with Olympus and Panasonic Cameras [VIDEO]

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