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NA-EOSM5 Housing

Nauticam NA-EOSM5 for Canon EOS M5

The Canon EOS M5 is a versatile mirrorless camera perfect for both stills and video.  The camera features a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF, offering quick and accurate phase-detection autofocus across 80% of the frame.  A built-in electronic viewfinder, a good number of external controls (including twin control dials), and a well implemented touchscreen complete the system.

The Canon EOS M5

The Canon EOS M5 uses the same Dual Pixel autofocus system as the company's EOS 80D DSLR camera. This focusing system is particularly well-suited to tracking moving subjects, and pairs with Digital IS 5-axis image stabilization for steadier, shake-free video recording. Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers camcorder-esque smooth and fast focusing. When shooting video, a specialized Movie Servo AF mode offers natural focusing movements when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene. For still imagery, this system locks focus quickly and accurately with very little hunting.

Control dials provide the easiest way to access frequently used camera settings directly and the EOS M5 has four of them in total: two main dials on the top of the camera, a dedicated exposure compensation dial and a fourth dial encircling the four-way controller on the back of the camera. This is a much higher level of direct control than the simpler EOS M-series models offered previously.

EOS M5 Features:

  • 24MP Dual Pixel APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 2.36m dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 1.62M dot rear touchscreen
  • Electronic video stabilization combines with in-lens IS to give 5-axis IS
  • 7 fps continuous shooting (9 fps with focus and exposure lock)
  • Wi-Fi with always-connected Bluetooth

The Nauticam NA-EOSM5 Underwater Housing


 A quick look at the Canon EOS M5 camera reveals body styling that is clearly inherited from the ergonomically excellent Canon EOS DSLR series.  That same strategy is revealed in the NA-EOSM5, incorporating all of the functionality of Nauticam DSLR systems in an extremely compact package.

The housing is small, but not at the expense of functionality or ergonomics.  Integrated handles provide a sturdy and comfortable base to operate the system from.  An ergonomic shutter release lever and well placed control dials provide excellent tactile feel.  Important pushbuttons, such as * (for focus/exposure lock) and video record, are placed within easy reach of the handles. Camera controls have sufficient spacing to allow easy operation, even by feel.  

This is a rugged housing, ready to tackle thousands of hours of underwater abuse. Crafted from solid aircraft aluminum, the housing can reach depths of 100m with ease. The secure single rotating housing latch opens the housing back. The camera drops in easily. The rear mounted housing o-ring makes maintenance simple. Dual fiber optic synch ports are standard and take advantage of the cameras pop-up flash for strobe triggering. To make the most of the excellent EOS M5 electronic view finder (EVF), Nauticam allows for installation of the acclaimed 45º and 180º magnified viewfinders, providing the ultimate in clear composition and focus ability.  

The NA-EOSM5 is a professional grade underwater housing, supporting the outstanding EOS M5 camera body to its full potential.

Key Features

Integrated Vacuum Monitoring and Leak Detection

Circuitry included as standard equipment provides constant monitoring of water tight integrity when combined with an optional Nauticam M14 Vacuum Valve (PN 25624). 


Port Locking Lever

The iconic Nauticam port locking lever allows effortless port changes.  No twisting required, just press and lock.  This is a patented Nauticam feature, found on no other housing, providing unmatched ease of use!

Stainless Steel Handle Brackets

Rubberized handles and oversized controls are easy to operate even when wearing thick cold water gloves.

Handle support brackets are included with the housing, providing a solid "wobble free" attachment base to shoot from, even with heavy lighting systems.  Multiple lanyard attachment points are included in the brackets.


WWL-1, CMC-1, CMC-2

WWL-1 is mounted via a quick change bayonet system (67mm PN 83213) that allows fast and easy one handed mounting and removal.  An optional lens caddy provides a place to park the WWL-1 lens when not in use.  For closeup and macro work, the Nauticam Compact Macro Converters (CMC-1, PN 81301) and (CMC-2, PN 81302) can be mounted using the same quick change bayonet system.  Ultra wide, mid-range and macro imaging capability, all on the same dive!

Viewfinder Options

A clear view for fine focus and composition is critical for successful underwater photography, and nothing beats a magnifying viewfinder.  These viewfinders use distance, not closeup vision, and provide a large, clear view of the high resolution, 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder on the EOS M5.  Available in angled 45º  (PN 32205) and Straight (PN 32204) formats, both viewfinders have external dioptric adjustments for dialing in perfect correction matched to the photographer's eyesight.

Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System

The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is available with NA-EOSM5 as standard equipment.  Combined with an optional vacuum valve (PN 25624), this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing.  A simple 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. 

Flash Connectors for Optical TTL

Reliable automatic flash exposure is available with the NA-EOSM5 and a variety of optically fired flashes. The Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, and Sea & Sea YS-D1/YS-D2 strobes provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing the camera’s pop-up flash at a proportionally greater intensity.  This system yields accurate automatic TTL flash performance – even in manual exposure mode - with no electrical sync cables to flood! The NA-EOSM5 comes fiber optic ready and accepts standard Sea & Sea style bushing connections. Nauticam Universal fiber optic cable system (26216) for Inon, Sea&Sea strobes, provide exceptional light transmission for accurate TTL performance.

Recommended Accessories


  • WWL-1 (83201)
  • CMC-1 (81301)
  • CMC-2 (81302)
  • M14 Nikonos 5-pin bulkhead with universal hotshoe connection (25056) (25019 M16 to M14 step down adaptor required)
  • M67 to Bayonet Mount Converter (83213)
  • M77 to Bayonet Mount Converter (83215)


  • 180º Enhancing Viewfinder for MIL Housings(32204)
  • 45º Enhancing Viewfinder for MIL Housings (32205)

Other Accessories

  • M14 Vacuum Valve (25624)
  • Complete line of flat/dome ports for all major lenses, available in acrylic and glass
  • Universal fiber optic cable system (26216) for Inon, Sea&Sea and Nauticam.
  • Full line of mounting accessories for lighting, including mount balls, strobe adapters, arms, clamps, and specialty items
  • Multiple styles of lanyards
  • Lens holders, including flip-up 
  • Replacement Housing O-ring (90133 (I.D.=139mm, C.S.=2.5mm))

Details and Specifications

  • Depth Rating: 100m
  • Weight: 1.62 kg
  • Dimensions with Handles & Mounting Balls: (306mm x 165mm x 114mm W x H x D)
  • Model Number: 17326

USA Retail Price: $1800

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