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OM-D E-M5 Mark III

OM-D E-M5 Mark III

Starting At $1,199.99

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Overview

Explore the world without limits

Seeking adventure is in your DNA. You’re passionate about photographing all the far-flung places you visit. The E-M5 Mark III is just what you’re looking for. It’s compact, lightweight and comfortable — made for roaming the biggest cities, the smallest villages or the most remote destinations on earth. You’ll feel exhilarated instead of exhausted from carrying heavy gear. And then there’s the stunning stills and video. Thanks to an impressive range of pro technology, you’ll come home with images you’ll want to see over and over again. The E-M5 Mark III. All you need in one astoundingly portable system.

5-Axis
  • In-Body Image
  • Stabilization
121
  • Cross-type phase
  • detection AF Points
4K
  • Video Capture
  • (30/24fps)
  1. 20MP Live MOS Sensor
  2. 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization
  3. Weathersealed Construction
  4. 10fps Seq. Shooting (Mechanical)
  5. 30fps Seq. Shooting (Electronic)
  6. 1/8000 High-Speed Mechanical Shutter
  7. 4K Ultra HD
  8. 121-Point All-Cross Type PDAF
  9. Vari-Angle Touch LCD
  10. 50MP Tripod High-Res Shot Mode
  11. Focus Bracketing and Stacking
  12. Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Ultimate Mobility
  • Autofocus
  • Image Stabilization
  • Technology
  • Customize
  • Ultimate Mobility
  • Autofocus
  • Image Stabilization
  • Technology
  • Customize
  • COMPACT. LIGHTWEIGHT.
    EXHILARATING.

    COMPACT. LIGHTWEIGHT.
    EXHILARATING.

    Roam the planet with a camera system that never gets in the way and frees you up to enjoy every moment of every adventure.

    Roam the planet with a camera system that never gets in the way and frees you up to enjoy every moment of every adventure.

    • WORLD-LEADING PORTABILITY

      The E-M5 Mark III is part of the world’s most portable camera system. Carry less. Shoot more. It’s that simple.

    • IMAGE QUALITY

      Our advanced 20MP Live MOS Sensor, TruePic™ VIII image processor and world-class M.Zuiko lenses work together to produce distortion-free images with edge-to-edge sharpness.

    • WEATHERSEALED CONSTRUCTION

      When your camera is splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof, you can stop worrying about the weather and focus on shooting.

    • WORLD-LEADING PORTABILITY

      The E-M5 Mark III is part of the world’s most portable camera system. Carry less. Shoot more. It’s that simple.

    • IMAGE QUALITY

      Our advanced 20MP Live MOS Sensor, TruePic™ VIII image processor and world-class M.Zuiko lenses work together to produce distortion-free images with edge-to-edge sharpness.

    • WEATHERSEALED CONSTRUCTION

      When your camera is splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof, you can stop worrying about the weather and focus on shooting.

    WORLD-LEADING PORTABILITY

    On one hand, you want spectacular shots of the places you explore. On the other hand, you don’t want a camera that’s heavy to carry. The E-M5 Mark III is perfect. As part of the world’s most portable camera system, it’s 55% smaller and 64% lighter than leading full-frame mirrorless cameras*. You’ll move with greater ease and have more energy to focus on enjoying the moment. Capture the world without being weighed down.

    *As of October 2019

    IMAGE QUALITY

    Our 20MP Live MOS Sensor is an integral part of a team of innovative technologies — along with our M.Zuiko lenses and TruePic™ VIII Image Processor — responsible for the E-M5 Mark III’s exceptional image quality. Our sensor produces images with natural tones and minimal noise even at high ISO sensitivities.

    Photo by Olympus Explorer Alexa Rakow

    WEATHERSEALED CONSTRUCTION

    Imagine climbing over a ridge and stopping to shoot a mountain with beautiful cloud formations. But suddenly it starts raining. No problem. The E-M5 Mark III is fully weathersealed. You can keep your focus where it belongs: on your subject instead of the weather. The camera is protected from water and dust. You can even use it in below freezing temperatures. No protective gear needed. You’re free to shoot without worry because your camera takes care of itself in tough conditions.

    SUPERB LENS SELECTION

    The E-M5 Mark III works best with our world-class M.Zuiko lenses. Like the camera, they’re compact and lightweight while delivering imaging power as stunning as their larger, heavier 35mm equivalents. It means when you’re roaming the streets of a quaint town or walking through ancient ruins in a foreign country, your gear won’t weigh you down. There’s an M.Zuiko lens for every shooting situation, so as your interest in photography grows, our lenses will keep up.

    VIVID COLORS AND HIGH CONTRAST

    The 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder is used on The E-M5 Mark III to deliver vivid colors and a high contrast display. A long eye point is designed for easy viewing, even when wearing glasses.

  • AUTOFOCUSING
    THAT’S AS FAST AS IT IS ACCURATE

    AUTOFOCUSING
    THAT’S AS FAST AS IT IS ACCURATE

    Capturing the most challenging shots is a lot easier when you’re shooting with our proven autofocus technology.

    Capturing the most challenging shots is a lot easier when you’re shooting with our proven autofocus technology.

    • 121-POINT ALL-CROSS TYPE ON-CHIP PHASE DETECTION AF

      The same autofocus system used by pros has all the speed and precision you need to track and capture challenging, fast-moving subjects.

    • PRO CAPTURE

      Capturing action that barely lasts a fraction of a second is nearly impossible. Pro Capture Mode makes the impossible possible.

    • 30FPS SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING

      Fire off a burst of 20MP images at 30fps to effortlessly keep up with and capture any fast-moving action.

    • 121-POINT ALL-CROSS TYPE ON-CHIP PHASE DETECTION AF

      The same autofocus system used by pros has all the speed and precision you need to track and capture challenging, fast-moving subjects.

    • PRO CAPTURE

      Capturing action that barely lasts a fraction of a second is nearly impossible. Pro Capture Mode makes the impossible possible.

    • 30FPS SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING

      Fire off a burst of 20MP images at 30fps to effortlessly keep up with and capture any fast-moving action.

    121-POINT ALL-CROSS TYPE ON-CHIP PHASE DETECTION AF

    You demand the best. Our autofocus system delivers. The heart of our technologically advanced system is 121-point all-cross type on-chip Phase Detection AF. It does one thing really well: locking focus on any subject, in any environment. Each AF point is cross-type for reliable vertical and horizontal tracking. The points are spread across the entire image sensor for maximum autofocus coverage. You’ll capture fast-moving subjects and split-second action every time.

    PRO CAPTURE

    The most challenging shot in photography is capturing action that’s quicker than the blink of an eye. Think of the instant a salmon swimming upstream breaks through the water and disappears. Pro Capture Mode nails those near impossible shots. It starts buffering a running series of 20MP images when you press the shutter button halfway. At the moment you want to capture, press the shutter button fully. You’ll get that moment, plus the buffered shots. Because you can go back 14 frames, you’ll have the exact shot you want. Never miss an exciting, split-second scene again.

    30FPS SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING

    Sometimes you need a camera with lots of speed and no lag. The E-M5 Mark III delivers. Reel off a mind-blowing 30fps to shoot some of the fastest moving subjects on earth. Or use the mechanical shutter and capture 10 high-resolution fps.

    CONTINUOUS AF TRACKING

    The E-M5 Mark III gives you highly precise tracking no matter how crowded the scene or how unpredictable your subject is. Our advanced Tracking AF Mode lets you simultaneously shoot and focus on a specific subject. Use the Center Priority/Center Start in C-AF to track subjects with consistent movement and for rapidly moving subjects. Adjust the tracking sensitivity to match your subject’s movement and speed. Track. Capture. Never miss.

    TOUCH AF/TOUCHPAD AF

    Control the AF frame based on the way you’re shooting. If you’re using the viewfinder, simply drag your thumb across the rear monitor to use as a trackpad. If you’re shooting with the monitor, instantly select your focus point by tapping the display. When you enable Touch AF Shutter, tap the monitor to focus and shoot simultaneously.

    AF TARGETS

    Accurately capturing your subject is easier with one of six AF Targeting Modes. Use Single for landscape or shooting with a tripod. 5-point tracks moving subjects clustered together and 9-point AF Target is for moving objects like an airplane or an athlete. 25-point AF Target focuses on smaller moving subjects such as a flying bird. 121-Point AF Target tracks subjects moving through the entire screen while Small provides extra-fine, pinpoint focus.

  • SHOOT TRIPOD-FREE WITH
    IMAGE STABILIZATION

    SHOOT TRIPOD-FREE WITH
    IMAGE STABILIZATION

    More mobility. Less gear. Greater freedom. Just some of the benefits of shooting with our powerful image stabilization system.

    More mobility. Less gear. Greater freedom. Just some of the benefits of shooting with our powerful image stabilization system.

    • 5-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION

      Camera shake equals blurry images. Our powerful 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization system compensates for all types of camera movement giving you crisp, clear images and video.

    • 5-AXIS SYNC IS

      Pair the E-M5 Mark III with one of our stabilized M.Zuiko PRO lenses for one of the world’s most powerful image stabilization systems.

    • HANDHELD VIDEO

      With 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization you have more mobility and freedom than ever to capture smooth, stable 4K video.

    • 5-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION

      Camera shake equals blurry images. Our powerful 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization system compensates for all types of camera movement giving you crisp, clear images and video.

    • 5-AXIS SYNC IS

      Pair the E-M5 Mark III with one of our stabilized M.Zuiko PRO lens for one of the world’s most powerful image stabilization systems.

    • HANDHELD VIDEO

      With 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization you have more mobility and freedom than ever to capture smooth, stable 4K video.

    5-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION

    Shooting crisp telephoto images or bright, clear low-light shots, requires a tripod. But not with the E-M5 Mark III. Our groundbreaking 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization system lets you leave tripods behind. Our system — one of the most effective on the market — provides an astounding 5.5 shutter steps of compensation for all types of camera movement. Take handheld telephoto shots and capture low light scenes without stabilizing equipment. Enjoy more shooting flexibility because you’ll have less extra gear to carry.

    5-AXIS SYNC IS

    Take Image Stabilization up a notch and pair the E-M5 Mark III with a stabilized M.Zuiko PRO lens. Our in-body system syncs with our in-lens system to provide 6.5 shutter steps of compensation — creating one of the world’s most powerful IS systems. You’ll have even more mobility to shoot all types of handheld images and take bright, richly detailed photos in low light. Be free from tripods and other stabilizing gear.

    HANDHELD VIDEO

    You want to shoot lots of video on your journey. But you also don’t want to haul around stabilizing equipment to keep your video from looking shaky and jumpy. The E-M5 Mark III’s built-in Image Stabilization system has your back. Just hold the camera in your hand to shoot clear, crisp, smooth 4K video. Go anywhere and capture video of anything — even in low light settings like a sunset or candlelight. Travel light and shoot all the spectacular video you want without a rig.

    Pictured with LS-P4, sold separately.

    IS RANGE OF MOTION

    The E-M5 Mark III’s image sensor, compact image stabilization unit, and large lens mount all work together to allow the image sensor greater range of motion. This provides for more effective image stabilization performance, ensuring sharp handheld shots on the go.

  • PRO TECHNOLOGY
    AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    PRO TECHNOLOGY
    AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    The E-M5 Mark III features advanced technology to ensure your photos and video are bright, sharp and exquisitely detailed.

    The E-M5 Mark III features advanced technology to ensure your photos and video are bright, sharp and exquisitely detailed.

    • 50MP HIGH RESOLUTION SHOT

      Take a 50MP ultra high-resolution image where every detail is exquisitely captured. Perfect for shooting landscapes.

    • LIVE COMPOSITE

      Get long exposure photography right. Live Composite Mode (along with Live Bulb and Live Time) can help you capture difficult nighttime shots brilliantly.

    • BUILT-IN WI-FI

      Wirelessly connect the camera to your smart device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for easy sharing on-the-go.

    • 50MP HIGH RESOLUTION SHOT

      Take a 50MP ultra high-resolution image where every detail is exquisitely captured. Perfect for shooting landscapes.

    • LIVE COMPOSITE

      Get long exposure photography right. Live Composite Mode (along with Live Bulb and Live Time) can help you capture difficult nighttime shots brilliantly.

    • BUILT-IN WI-FI

      Wirelessly connect the camera to your smart device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for easy sharing on-the-go.

    50MP HIGH RESOLUTION SHOT

    Taking a 50MP photo is as easy as setting up a tripod and attaching the E-M5 Mark III. Our Tripod High Res Shot Mode does the work. The image sensor automatically moves in 0.5 pixel increments while taking 8 shots in under a second. The shots are merged together creating one unbelievably detailed, super-sharp image.

    ANTI-FLICKER SHOOTING

    Improve indoor photography with our Anti-Flicker Shooting Mode. It compensates for artificial light by automatically activating the shutter at peak brightness to smooth exposure and color difference between frames. A Flicker Scan feature eliminates striped patterns caused by flickering light on the monitor by setting a shutter speed so the patterns aren’t noticeable.

    LONG EXPOSURE MODES

    Something for long exposure enthusiasts. Live Composite Mode stitches together multiple images shot at the same shutter speed, keeping the images from getting too bright. It’s an easy way to capture dramatic photos of star trails, evocative nighttime cityscapes and moody landscapes without worrying about over or underexposure. Live Bulb Mode and Live Time Mode let you see the exposure level of your image in real time so you’ll know when it’s perfect. The E-M5 Mark III takes all the guesswork out of long exposure photography.

    Photo shot using Live Composite

    SUPERSONIC WAVE FILTER

    Change lenses outdoors without getting dust on the sensor. Our Supersonic Wave Filter oscillates 30,000 times per second to instantly shake dust and dirt away from the image sensor so it stays pristine.

    1/8000 SEC. HIGH SPEED MECHANICAL SHUTTER

    Shoot in bright outdoor conditions and create shallow depth of field. A maximum 1/8000 sec. High Speed Mechanical Shutter lets you use a large aperture lens in sunny conditions and still achieve beautiful defocused backgrounds.

    USB CHARGING

    Power up your camera’s batteries (when not in use) with a USB cable for easy, convenient on-the-go charging. Draw power from any outlet or portable power pack.

    FOCUS BRACKETING AND FOCUS STACKING

    Add extra drama to your shots. Focus Bracketing lets you create images with deeper depth of field. It takes a series of shots each with a slightly shifted focal point. The images are composited using post-production software like Olympus Workspace. Focus Stacking adds an artistic look to macro shots by creating an image with a large depth of field that’s in focus from front to back.

    WI-FI & BLUETOOTH

    Wirelessly connect the camera to your smart device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Install the free OI. Share app to easily transfer images to your phone for instant editing and uploading.

  • BUILT TO BE
    CUSTOMIZED

    BUILT TO BE
    CUSTOMIZED

    We built it, but make it yours. Customize a favorite setting or create a system of lenses and accessories based on your photography interests.

    We built it, but make it yours. Customize a favorite setting or create a system of lenses and accessories based on your photography interests.

    • CUSTOM MODE

      Save and instantly access your favorite shooting setting using the Custom Mode on the main dial.

    • 22 SCENE MODES

      Sometimes you want the camera to do the work. Choose from 22 Scene Modes to make it easy to capture beautiful photos no matter what scene you’re shooting.

    • SYSTEM ACCESSORIES

      The E-M5 Mark III is at the center of an expansive system of lenses and accessories. Choose the ones you need based on your photography interests.

    • CUSTOM MODE

      Save and instantly access your favorite shooting setting using the Custom Mode on the main dial.

    • 22 SCENE MODES

      Sometimes you want the camera to do the work. Choose from 22 Scene Modes to make it easy to capture beautiful photos no matter what scene you’re shooting.

    • SYSTEM ACCESSORIES

      The E-M5 Mark III is at the center of an expansive system of lenses and accessories. Choose the ones you need based on your photography interests.

    CUSTOM MODE

    If you’re into a specific type of photography, you may have a favorite setting. Now they can be accessed instantly. Just turn the mode dial to the Custom setting and shoot. Your go-to settings are also transferable. Save them to your computer with Olympus Workspace and the Olympus Digital Camera Updater. You can then copy them to another camera or send to your friends with the same model camera.

    22 SCENE MODES

    Our 22 Scene Modes nail the perfect shot every time. Scenes cover a range of photography — People, Nightscapes, Motion, Scenery, Indoor and Close-Ups — each with a variety of options —exactly match the right mode to your scene.

    BUILD YOUR SYSTEM

    You aren’t just getting an E-M5 Mark III. You’re buying into our OM-D camera system. It features world-class, globally-renowned M.Zuiko lenses and an serious selection of accessories. For example, you can add our Dedicated External Grip to the E-M5 Mark III. It’s designed to help you get a tighter hold on the camera and features a convenient shutter release and control dial. That’s just one of many flashes, cables, housings and other accessories to help you explore and enjoy all photography.

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Tech specs

Tech specs

Because the details matter

Key Specs

  1. Sensor Effective Resolution / Type
    20.4 Megapixel Live MOS
  2. Processor
    TruePic™ VIII Quad Core Processor
  3. Focusing System
    Dual F.A.S.T. AF (Contrast & Phase Detection AF) 121 Point (All Cross Type) On-Chip Phase Detection
  4. Image Stabilization System
    5-Axis Image Stabilization with up to 6.5 Shutter Speed Steps Compensation with Sync-IS
  5. Viewfinder
    2.36M dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  6. Rear Monitor
    3.0" Vari-Angle Touch LCD
  7. Weathersealed
    Dust, Splash and Freezeproof
  8. Sequential Shooting Speed
    10fps [H] mode 6fps [L] mode mechanical shutter
    30fps [H] mode 10fps [L] mode silent electronic shutter
  9. Special Features
    4k Video Capture (30/25/24 fps) with Flat Picture Mode
    30fps Silent Electronic Shutter
    PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter Mode
    Fisheye Compensation Mode
    USB In-camera Charging

Sensor / Dust Reduction

  1. Sensor Type
    4/3" Live MOS Sensor
  2. Effective Pixels
    20.4 million
  3. Total Pixels
    21.8 million
  4. Aspect Ratio & Area
    4:3 / 17.4 x 13.0mm
  5. Dust Reduction
    Super Sonic Wave Filter

Processor

  1. Processor Type
    TruePic™ VIII

Focusing System

  1. AF System Type
    High-speed imager AF: Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF used in combination. When a Four Thirds lens (mount adapter sold separately necessary) is attached, imager phase detection AF is always enabled.
  2. Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode
    121-point cross-type phase detection AF and 121-point contrast AF All target, single target (normal / small), group target (5-area / 9-area / 25-area)
  3. Focus Modes
    Single AF (S-AF)
    Continuous AF (C-AF)
    Manual Focus (MF)
    S-AF + MF
    AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
    Preset MF *
    * Distance setting values are rough estimates and not compatible lens except the AF lens.
  4. AF Limiter
    Available (Fn button can be assigned to On/Off; can save 3 distance settings)
    *Distance setting values are rough estimates.
  5. AF Performance
    C-AF lock (5 steps) , AF scanner (3 types) , C-AF Center Priority , C-AF Center Start
  6. Magnified Frame
    3x , 5x , 7x , 10x , 14x
    * Autofocusing is possible in the magnified frame; can be assigned to button to turn magnify frame AF on and to activate magnification; touch icon on monitor to turn off; enables selection of AF point from over 800.
  7. Super spot AF
    Available*(Contrast AF in center of the monitor when magnified)
    *Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached.
  8. Face Detection AF / Eye Detection
    Available
    Eye Detection AF mode : off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority
  9. AF Targeting Pad
    Available (activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
  10. Manual Focus Assist
    Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
  11. Peaking Function
    Activation can be assigned to a custom button or the focus ring

    Change peaking settings using the "Info" button
    Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow
    Intensity selection: high, normal, low
    Back light effect: on, off
  12. AF Focus Adj.
    Adjust all, adjust by lens
    (for Phase detection AF only)
  13. AF Illuminator
    Available

Image Stabilization

  1. System Type
    Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilization for movie and still photos
    *yaw/pitch/roll/vertical shift/horizontal shift
  2. Modes
    4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3, OFF)
  3. Focal Length Setting
    11 settings: 10 programmable settings (10 lenses), 1 open setting
  4. 5-Axis Sync IS
    Available*
    *When using M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with image stabilization
  5. Stabilization Performance
    5.5 EV[*]
    * Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO (focal length =40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm))
    6.5 EV[*]
    * Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO (focal length =100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm)), halfway release image stabilization Off
  6. Lens IS Priority
    Available

Shutter / Sequential Shooting

  1. Shutter Type
    Focal-plane shutter : 1/8000 - 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
    Live Bulb / Live Time: selectable exposure time (1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 min.), with 8-min. default setting. Live Composite: maximum shooting time 3 hours

    Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) : 1/320 - 60 sec.
    Electronic shutter (Silent mode) : 1/32000 - 60 sec.
    (still) Flicker scan: 1/7634 - 1/50.0 sec.
    (movie) Flicker scan: 1/250 - 1/30.0[*] sec.
    *50fps movie: 1/50.0 sec., 60fps movie: 1/60.0sec., High speed video: 1/120.0sec.
  2. Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed
    [Sequential shooting H] approx. 10 fps with selectable 5 -10 fps
    [Sequential shooting L] approx. 6fps with selectable 1-6 fps
    [Anti-shock sequential shooting L] approx. 5.5 fps with selectable 1-6 fps
    [Silent sequential shooting H] approx. 30 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30 fps
    [Silent sequential shooting L] approx. 10 fps with selectable 1-10fps
    [Pro Capture H] approx. 30 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30fps
    [Pro Capture L] approx. 10 fps

    *When using the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
    *Maximum sequential shooting speed may be affected by several factors including lens used, brightness, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting.
    *When in Pro Capture mode, slower shutter speeds and flash cannot be used.
    *Pro Capture L is available when an M.ZUIKO lens or lens without communication capability is attached. (Auto-focus is not available for lenses without communication capability).
    *In Pro Capture Sequential L, the minimum aperture is F8.
    *When ISO is 8000 or above, the maximum sequential shooting speed is 30 fps, and the actual shooting speed may become slower than the set shooting speed by a few frames per second. When using ISO Bracketing, performance will be affected at ISO 2000 or above.
    *Focus and exposure are fixed at the values of the first shot when using sequential shooting
  3. Max Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting
    [Sequential shooting H 10fps] RAW: Max. 150 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full
    [Sequential shooting L 6fps] RAW, JPEG (LF): Until card is full
    [Silent sequential shooting H 30fps] RAW: Max. 23 frames, JPEG (LF): Max. 26 frames
    [Silent sequential shooting L 10fps] RAW: Max. 152 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full

    *When using the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO and the Toshiba SDXU-D032G memory card
  4. Sequential Shooting Frame Count
    1 - 99 frames
  5. Pre-shutter Frames
    *For Pro Capture mode only
    Number of frames recorded prior to full-press of the shutter button can be set from 0 to 14 frames
  6. Self Timer
    Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON/OFF)

Viewfinder/Monitor

  1. Finder Type
    Eye-level electronic viewfinder (OLED), approx. 2.36M dots
  2. Field of View / Viewfinder Magnification
    Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.20x[*1] - 1.37x[*2] (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
    * 1: Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3)
    * 2: Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3)
  3. Eye Point / Diopter Adjustment Range
    Approx. 27mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
  4. Preview
    Live View preview with depth of field preview lock
  5. Display Grid
    Off / normal grid / trichotomy / golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
    * grid color is selectable
  6. Level Gauge
    2-axis (horizontal / vertical) level gauge
  7. One Touch Tele-Converter
    Available (2x)
  8. Finder Style
    3 styles
  9. Brightness / Color Temp Control
    Adaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±7 level manual brightness control /±7 level manual color temperature control
  10. Rear Monitor Size
    3.0-inch vari-angle monitor[*]
    * Approx. 1.04M dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
  11. Touch Control
    Shutter release, Touch AF (AF area selection, AF area size adjustment) AF targeting pad, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Super Control Panel, Wi-Fi connection, movie controls
  12. Tilting Capability
    Available (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)
  13. Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor)
    ±7 levels / ±7 levels
  14. Color Tone Select
    Vivid / Natural
  15. Live View
    Approx. 100% field of view,
    exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,
    gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces),
    grid line, magnification display (x3/x5/x7/x10/x14),
  16. Live View Boost
    Live View Boost 1 , Live View Boost 2* (For dark situations)
    *Settings can be specified for each shooting mode
    *Live View Boost 2: Frame Rate Priority or Quality Priority selectable
    *Off: Brightness in Live View shows specified exposure settings.

Exposure Control / Flash

  1. Metering System
    Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering*, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
    *Also available AF target spot metering
  2. Metering Range
    EV -2 - 20 (ISO approx.100, with a F2.8 lens)
  3. Exposure Mode / Shooting Mode
    AUTO
    Program AE (Program shift can be performed)
    Aperture priority AE
    Shutter priority AE
    Manual
    Bulb (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available)
    Custom *
    Scene select  AE
    Art Filter
    Underwater wide / macro**

    **to be assigned to custom button
    *Custom settings from menu
  4. Scene Select AE
    [Scene]
    Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night scape, Sport, Hand-held Starlight[2], Fireworks, Light trails, Sports, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR[1], Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot
    *1 4 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
    *2 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
  5. ISO Sensitivity
    AUTO ISO (default): LOW (approx.64) ‐ 6400 with customizable default and upper limit (200 - 6400)
    Manual ISO: LOW (approx.64, approx.100), 200 - 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 or 1 EV steps)
  6. Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
    When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
    Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps
  7. AE Lock
    Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to AEL/AFL button as well)
  8. Anti-Flicker Shooting
    Available
  9. Flash Intensity Control Mode
    TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
    * Available with external flash
  10. Flash Mode
    Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)
  11. Synchronization Speed
    1/250 sec.
    *When using Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec.
    *When using electronic shutter: 1/50 sec. up to ISO6400, 1/20 sec. for ISO 8000 and higher, and 1/20 sec. for ISO bracketing
  12. Flash Intensity Control
    Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
  13. Compatible External Flash
    FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-700WR
  14. Wireless Flash Control Method
    Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible flashes: included FL-LM3 or separately available FL-600R and FL-900R , STF-8, FL-700WR
  15. External Flash Intensity Type
    TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
  16. Channel No.
    4 channels
  17. Group No.
    4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)
  18. Radio Wireless Control
    Available

Memory / Image Recording (File Format)

  1. Compatible Memory
    SD, SDHC*1, SDXC*1
    *1 UHS-I, UHS-II compatible
  2. Recording Format
    DCF2.0, Exif2.31
  3. File Format
    RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
  4. Recording Image Size
    [RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
    [JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels - 1024 x 768 pixels

White Balance / Color Mode

  1. White Balance Mode
    Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
  2. White Balance
    Compensation*
    ±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis
  3. Preset White Balance
    7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
    - Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
  4. CWB (Kelvin Setting)
    2000 - 14000K
  5. Capture White Balance
    4 custom settings can be registered
  6. Color Mode
    sRGB, Adobe RGB

Bracketing / HDR

  1. Exposure Bracketing
    2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
  2. ISO Bracketing
    3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
  3. White Balance Bracketing
    3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B/G-M axis.
  4. Flash Bracketing
    3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
  5. Art Filter Bracketing
    i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters, Color Creator selectable
  6. Focus Bracketing
    3 to 999 shots, focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10 (compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses)
  7. Focus Stacking Mode
    8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
    Angle of view becomes slightly smaller

    Compatible with:
    M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
    M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
    M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO
    M.ZUIKO Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
    M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
    M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO
    M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO
    M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
  8. HDR (Auto Composite)
    HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
    ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.
    Exposure compensation can be performed.
  9. Bracketing for HDR post-process
    HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
    ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.
    Exposure compensation can be performed.

Creative Features

  1. Picture Mode
    i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, Underwater, Color Creator, Art Filters
  2. Gradation
    Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using e-Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters, Color Creator]
  3. Highlight and Shadow Control
    ±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone
  4. Art Filter
    (Variation / Art Effect)
    Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f)
    Soft Focus ( - / c.e)
    Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f)
    Light Tone ( - / d.f)
    Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h)
    Pin Hole (I, II, III / d)
    Diorama (I,II / d)
    Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f)
    Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f.)
    Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h)
    Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
    Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
    Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
    Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)
    Bleach Bypass (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
    Instant Film (- / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
  5. Art Effect
    a. Soft Focus Effect
    b. Pin-Hole Effect
    c. White Edge Effect
    d. Frame Effect
    e. Star Light Effect
    f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
    g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
    h. Picture Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
    i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
  6. Color Ring (for partial color)
    18 color selectable
  7. Color Creator
    Color pattern : 30 colors / Saturation setting -4 ~ +3
  8. Live Bulb / Live Time
    Update Interval Time - 0.5 sec – 60 sec
  9. Live Composite
    Update Interval Time / composite method – 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
  10. Interval Shooting
    Interval Time 1 sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames.
    Sutomatic creation of time-lapse movies possible
  11. Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function)
    2 frames / Auto gain, exposure on recorded picture (RAW)
  12. Fisheye Compensation
    Available (angle : 1-3)
  13. High Res Shot
    Equivalent to 50 megapixels / 25 megapixels (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)
    Available in P/A/S/M mode, RAW+JPEG or JPEG.
    JPEG: 8160 x 6120(50M) 5760 x 4320(25M) / RAW: 10368 x 7776
    RAW data can be developed in-camera. Olympus Workspace required to develop on a PC.
  14. Keystone Compensation
    Available (can be confirmed in Live View)
    *Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously.

Video / Audio Recording

  1. Video Recording Format
    MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
  2. Movie Mode / Frame Rate / Compression Method
    4096×2160(C4K) / 24p / IPB(approx.237Mbps)
    3840×2160(4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB(approx.102Mbps)
    1920x1080(FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB(SF, F, N)
    1920x1080(FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB(SF, F, N)
    1280x720(HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I) , IPB(SF ,F ,N)

    60p: 59.94 fps
    50p: 50.00 fps
    30p: 29.97 fps
    25p: 25.00 fps
    24p: 23.98 fps
    C4K 24.00 fps

    FHD ALL-I(A-I : ALL-Intra/approx.202Mbps) FHD IPB(SF : SuperFine / approx.52Mbps, F : Fine / approx.30Mbps, N : Normal / approx.18Mbps)
    HD ALL-I(A-I : ALL-Intra / approx.102Mbps) HD IPB(SF : SuperFine /approx.26Mbps, F : Fine / approx.14Mbps, N : Normal / approx.10Mbps)

    *Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
    *Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies.
    *UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K,C4K,ALL-I shooting.
  3. Maximum Video Recording Time
    Approx. 29min 59sec
  4. Movie Tele-converter
    Approx. 3x (enlarges view of selected area)
  5. Art Filter Movie
    Available
    (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
  6. Movie Effect
    One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
  7. Timelapse Movie
    [AVI ]
    3840×2160(4K)/ 5fps
    1920×1080(FHD)/ 5fps,10fps,15fps
    1280×720(HD)/ 5fps、10fps、15fps、30fps
  8. Quick Movie / Slow Movie
    With (Both or either of the two may not be available depending on the frame rates.
  9. High speed movie
    120fps (1920×1080/MOV)
  10. Image Stabilization for Movie
    M-IS1*(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),
    M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
    *While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
  11. AE Lock
    Available
  12. Video Exposure Control
    Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
  13. Grid Lines / Focus Peaking
    4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking
  14. Time Code
    Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame
  15. Live View Output via HDMI
    Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor) *1
    Record Mode (outputs video only, with no info display) *2
    *1 While recording, footage is simultaneously displayed on the HDMI monitor and on the camera, but the info display is shown only on either one of the two.
    While playing movies, footage is simultaneously displayed on the HDMI monitor (normal size) and on the camera (normal size or enlarged).
       However, the image can not be enlarged on the camera when a movie is being recorded.
    *2 Movie quality is set to YCbCr 4:2:2 (8 bit), frame rate follows movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.), and sound will be recorded.
  16. Movie Picture Mode
    Flat (LUT file available for download from website)
  17. Audio Recording Format
    Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
    High quality sound recording (Stereo linear PCM/24-bit, Sampling frequency 96kHz)
  18. Microphone / Speaker
    Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
    *External stereo microphone can be attached
  19. Microphone Function
    Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter
    Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
    *May affect audio quality.
  20. IC Recorder Linkage
    "Slate Tone / Synchronized Audio Rec-Movie Rec
    *LS-100 compatible

Operability

  1. Wireless Shooting
    Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off
    *P / A / S / M / B and drive mode can be selected.
    Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and sequential shooting can be adjusted.
  2. Image Share
    File Type: JPEG*, MOV
    Marking function for image share.
  3. Easy Connection
    Connect using a QR code
    Connect using Bluetooth (View, Transfer only. Enabled from the second time)
  4. Playback Mode
    Single-frame
    Information display
    Index display (4/9/25/100 frames),
    Calendar
    Enlargement (1:1, 2x - 14x)
    Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause)
    Picture rotation (auto)
    Light box display
  5. Information Display
    Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF

Custom

  1. Mode dial my set
    1 type (Modes C can be accessed by mode dial)
  2. Menu custom set
    Modes C2, and C3 can be accessed via the menu
    * Some items including shooting mode may not be called up
  3. Dial customization
    Dial function and dial direction are customizable for both dials
  4. Lever customization
    Select assignment from 3 different modes, power switch, or off (no function assignment)
  5. Button Customization
    Buttons can be customized (select from 35 functions)
    Buttons on lenses can also be customized from the camera
    Some buttons may have restrictions to what functions can be assigned
  6. Copyright Settings/Lens info Settings
    Available (save up to 10 lenses)
  7. Menu Languages (34 selectable)
    English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Connectivity / Power Requirements

  1. USB Connector
    USB Micro-B
  2. Remote Connector
    φ2.5Pin Jack (when using separately available RM-CB2).
  3. HDMI Connector
    Micro HDMI (type D)
  4. Flash Attachment
    Hot shoe
  5. Wireless LAN
    Built-in (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n)
  6. Bluetooth
    Built-in (Bluetooth® Ver.4.2 BLE)
  7. MIC Input Jack
    φ3.5 stereo mini jack (plug-in power on/off)
  8. PC Interface
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  9. Battery
    BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
  10. Battery Status Display
    Remaining power (4 steps, %, or by-minute display), shot count, degradation
  11. USB Charging
    Removable battery can be charged with USB when in camera
    * When the camera power is off
    * Performance varies depending on differnet USB devices
  12. Sleep Mode
    Available (1/3/5 min. off)
  13. Number of Recordable Pictures
    Approx. 310 shots (using Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with IS ON, with no flashes attached, based on CIPA test standards)
  14. Battery Life for Movie Recording
    Approx. 60 minutes (under standard JEITA testing)
    Approx. 110 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
    *When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes

Weights & Dimensions / Operating Environment / Box Contents

  1. Weight
    Approx. 414g (with battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards)
    Approx. 366g (body only)
  2. Dimensions
    W:125.3mm H:85.2mm D:49.7mm
    (based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)
  3. Environmentally Sealed
    Dust, Splash, Freezeproof
  4. Operating Temperature Range
    -10ºC ~ +40ºC (when in operation) / -20ºC ~ +60ºC (when stored)
  5. Operating Humidity Range
    30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)
  6. Box Contents
    Body, USB cable, shoulder strap, instruction manual, warranty card, FL-LM3 flash, BLS-50 Li-ion battery, BCS-5 rapid Li-ion battery charger

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December 2, 2019 by Richard B
I'm a very happy photographer with the EM5 Mark III
This is just a very preliminary review as I have only had the camera for a few days and have made only some test pictures to ensure it is operating properly (which it is) and that I am comfortable with it. So far so good. Until now I have been using the EM5 Mark II with great results but there were two features on the Mark III that immediately caught my attention a slightly higher resolution sensor and - the in camera battery charging. Although I've not yet had any issues with the Mark IIs smaller sensor I feel the larger sensor will be an advantage if making a very big print especially if substantial cropping might be required. I edit using Photoshop CC and always shoot in the RAW + JEPG mode. But the feature I really like is the in camera battery charging. Not having to carry around the charger with that absurdly long power cord (There are some options to this) is a pleasure. Just a short USB to USB micro charging cord will work - fine. But if you want to transfer your photos directly to a computer, you will probably want to use the included cable since not all third party cables while they will charge, may not support data transfer. Not an issue for me since I normally remove the card and download directly from it into my laptop or desktop. Will it make me a better photographer? That is up to me but at least i have a terrific tool at my disposal. In summary, this is a purchase I'm very happy I made.
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