Olympus has introduced the OM-D E-M5 Mark III – a extra compact digital camera than its predecessor, which includes numerous expertise discovered beforehand within the higher-end E-M1 Mark II.

With the intention to scale back the quantity of the digital camera, Olympus miniaturized a number of elements, most notably the picture stabilizer. Regardless of being smaller, the digital camera can nonetheless scale back shake by as much as 5.5 stops by itself, and 6.5 stops with a suitable lens: each of that are a half-stop higher than on its predecessor. Olympus additionally switched to a extra compact battery, the BLS-50, whereas sustaining the identical said battery life numbers because the outdated BLS-1.

Except for being smaller, the design of the Mark III is not far off from that of its predecessor, with the main modifications being changes to the highest plate, improved weather-sealing (the digital camera is now IPX1-rated) and a brand new EVF. The Mark III’s EVF is smaller than on the Mark II, with a magnification of 0.68x equiv. versus 0.74x, although it’s OLED fairly than LCD, promising a extra lifelike, higher-contrast view.

From a technological perspective, the E-M5 III is mainly a mini E-M1 II. It makes use of the identical 20MP 4 Thirds sensor and 121-point section + distinction detection AF system, and consists of options like a 50MP high-res shot mode, 30 fps burst taking pictures (10 fps with steady AF), an anti-flicker mode and UHD/DCI 4K seize. The Mark III additionally beneficial properties extra Artwork Filters and Bluetooth.

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III can be accessible in late November in your selection of black and silver our bodies. The physique is priced at $1199, whereas including the 14-150mm F4-5.6 II lens brings the fee as much as $1799. A battery grip, the ECG-5, contains a shutter launch and management dial and can promote for $169.


CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 17, 2019 —In the present day, Olympus declares the latest addition to its OM- D lineup, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. That includes a lot of the cutting-edge expertise discovered within the OM-D E-M1 Mark II skilled mannequin, this compact, light-weight, weather-sealed digital camera1 features a 20 megapixel Stay MOS sensor, highly effective 5-Axis in-body Picture Stabilization with as much as 5.5 EV steps of compensation (6.5 EV steps with Sync IS), 30 frames per second sequential taking pictures, excessive pace and excessive precision autofocus capabilities utilizing 121-point all cross-type on-chip section detection AF, in addition to versatile taking pictures options resembling Stay Composite and Focus Stacking and superior options resembling Cinema 4K Video and Professional Seize, all packed right into a powerfully, transportable physique. Paired with the superior decision of Olympus M.Zuiko® lenses, this weather-sealed system is the last word journey companion for the on-the-go pictures lovers.

Compact, Light-weight, weather-sealed System

Many elements of the E-M5 Mark III, together with the picture stabilization unit, have been miniaturized in an effort to ship the smallest physique attainable. Dramatic enhancements in power-saving efficiency make it attainable to make use of the extra compact BLS-50 battery to boost the light-weight, compact design. The compact system measurement signifies that customers can shoot for lengthy durations of time in places the place tripods can’t be used making certain no missed photograph alternatives. Expertise full system mobility when pairing the E-M5 Mark III with the varied lineup of high-resolution, light-weight, interchangeable M.Zuiko lenses.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is provided with options present in high-end OM-D fashions, packed in a compact physique that’s roughly 55% the quantity of aggressive full-frame mirrorless programs2. It options the extremely acclaimed dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof weather-sealed design that Olympus is thought for, to permit steady taking pictures even in essentially the most extreme environmental situations. The E-M5 Mark III delivers a contemporary tackle the hanging, iconic design of the normal OM system with superior styling, together with a moulded exterior, refined grip and a retooled mode dial. The physique additionally options an up to date Customized Mode setting, to recall frequent settings for straightforward entry whereas taking pictures. The BLS-50 battery contributes to the compact, light-weight physique whereas providing an influence saving design, permitting the identical variety of photographs as its predecessor. The BLS-50 battery captures roughly 310 photographs per cost.

Excellent Picture High quality

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III boasts the identical 20 Megapixel Excessive-Pace Stay MOS Sensor discovered within the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, providing superior efficiency, distinctive readability and pace in all features of picture seize. Maximizing that efficiency are the TruePicTM VIII image-processing engine and 5-Axis Picture Stabilization unit. When paired with high-resolution M.Zuiko Digital lenses, it’s able to capturing pictures with minimal noise even at high-sensitivity settings, and delivers excessive picture high quality with minimal distortion as much as the perimeters of the shot.

The E-M5 Mark III options Anti-flicker Taking pictures to assist suppress the impact of flickering mild sources whereas utilizing each the mechanical and digital shutter.

Excessive Pace AF Efficiency

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III is provided with 121-point all-cross sort On-chip Part Detection AF for precision focusing, even for fast-moving topics the place focus is tough, or in low mild conditions, a staple function within the E-M1 Mark II. In contrast to DSLR cameras, there isn’t any degradation in AF precision when utilizing a quick lens. The E-M5 Mark III gives excessive precision, high-speed focusing from the utmost aperture setting with all M.Zuiko Digital lenses, no matter topic patterns. The algorithm has been improved over earlier fashions, stopping focus from surprising leaping to the background, even in combined perspective scenes with close to and much topics.

Choose from six AF goal choices, together with single, 5-point, 9-point, 25-point, 121-point and small. AF/AE monitoring helps 10fps high-speed sequential taking pictures (silent sequential taking pictures L) and 30fps with focus and publicity locked after the primary body, for capturing topics with intense actions. The transferring topic monitoring algorithm makes use of AF data from each Stay View pictures and recorded pictures to allow fast monitoring of unpredictable topic motion and modifications in topic pace. Expertise excellent AF operability whereas utilizing the contact pad to maneuver the AF body whereas monitoring a transferring topic. Use the Contact Shutter/Contact AF on the LCD display screen to pick out your space of focus throughout the body.

Pair the E-M5 Mark III with M.Zuiko Digital lenses for quiet, quick focusing, utilizing an actuator that permits high-speed, high-precision, quiet lens driving. The high-speed, high-precision AF of the E-M5 Mark III brings out the total potential of the superior focusing accessible with M.Zuiko Digital lenses.

Compact Picture Stabilization Unit

The 5-Axis Picture Stabilization machine, together with the actuator, has been redesigned for the E-M5 Mark III to be able to ship the next degree of stabilization in a smaller package deal, leading to a smaller and lighter physique. Primarily based on digital camera shake data obtained from the high-sensitivity gyro sensor and picture evaluation, the TruePicTM VIII picture processor exactly controls the picture stabilization unit to supply as much as 5.5 shutter pace steps of compensation efficiency, decreasing blur attributable to digital camera shake. Improve that to six.5 shutter pace steps3 with 5-Axis Sync IS when the OM-D E-M5 Mark III is paired with M.Zuiko Digital lenses geared up with in-lens picture stabilization4.

OM-D Film 4K Video Seize

Report prime quality, Cinema 4K video with minimal digital camera shake, even whereas taking pictures handheld. The E- M5 Mark III helps C4K 24p, Full HD 30 fps, All-Intra and Full HD 60p. Data from the On-chip Part Detection AF sensor is used for optimum focusing when recording video. With this, customers can document 4K 30P high-definition video. Combining 5-Axis Picture Stabilization with digital stabilization make it attainable to document secure video with minimal digital camera shake. No particular stabilization tools is required, even throughout energetic motion.

Olympus Core Competencies

Olympus interchangeable lens digital camera programs’ largest profit is its superb mobility, because of the compact, light-weight nature of the cameras and highly effective picture stabilization, mixed with a whole lineup of high-resolution and high-performance M.Zuiko lenses–resulting in persistently sharp, high-quality images and video.

Versatile Taking pictures Options

Lengthy Publicity Taking pictures

Lengthy publicity taking pictures is made simpler with a number of superb options pioneered by Olympus: Stay Composite, Stay Bulb and Stay View. Stay Composite creates a single picture from a number of photographs by compositing (stacking) them collectively. This mode combines long-exposure with compositing and is extremely helpful and easy-to-use. Functions for Stay Composite range from star trails, Milky Method, auroras, mild portray, mild trails, fireworks and a lot extra. Stay Bulb permits the photographer to carry the shutter launch to start the publicity and watch the picture construct on the LCD display screen. Merely launch the shutter once you really feel the picture has reached the publicity of your liking. Stay View sends a stay picture feed from the digital camera’s sensor to the LCD, permitting the person to compose photographs from a wide range of angles, with the power to regulate composition, change publicity and white steadiness utilizing the LCD display screen.

Professional Seize

Professional Seize mode makes it attainable to document scenes which are tough to time at a full pixel rely of 20M, resembling a chook retreating. From the second the shutter button is pressed totally, 14 frames are retroactively recorded and retained, making capturing the right shot easy. As much as 30 fps high-speed taking pictures is on the market in Professional Seize H. RAW recording can be supported.

Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking

Focus Bracketing can seize as much as 999 photographs with a single shutter activation whereas shifting the focal place barely between every shot. The quantity of focal shift might be chosen from 10 ranges, and recorded pictures might be mixed into one single, evenly uncovered picture, utilizing Olympus Workspace V1.1 picture enhancing software program. It’s attainable to create a single picture with a depth of discipline that can’t be obtained just by stopping down the aperture. As a result of the aperture isn’t stopped down too far throughout taking pictures, this function additionally permits excessive picture high quality. The digital camera can be geared up with Focus Stacking, which mechanically composites pictures on the digital camera. Eight images with completely different focal positions are composited on the digital camera for a photograph with a larger depth of discipline that’s in focus from the foreground to the background.

50MP Tripod Excessive Res Shot

Tripod Excessive Res Shot shifts the picture sensor in 0.5-pixel increments whereas capturing eight sequential photographs. These photographs are then merged right into a single 50MP equal high-resolution photograph. This function is ideal for panorama photographs, product pictures in a studio, and different conditions that require ultra-high-resolution pictures.

Different Options

Massive, Excessive-Visibility Viewfinder

This mannequin options an approximate 2.36 million-dot, high-contrast OLED panel for vivid colours and an EVF (digital viewfinder) optical system for minimal distortion to the perimeters of the display screen. Such a design makes framing extra correct so the person can think about taking pictures. The lengthy eye level makes it straightforward to test total framing, even when carrying glasses.

1/8000 Second Excessive-Pace Mechanical Shutter

The E-M5 Mark III contains a high-speed mechanical shutter that operates as much as 1/8000 second, making it attainable to shoot at a large aperture setting for defocusing results even when utilizing a large-diameter lens in brilliant outside situations.

SCN (Scene) Mode

In SCN mode, merely select one in every of six themes and choose the photograph most just like the scene you need to seize to activate optimum settings.

Artwork Filter

Outfitted with 16 Artwork Filter choices, you may seize inventive images utilizing easy controls with the E-M5 Mark III. Whereas checking the filter impact on the LCD monitor, you may create pictures which are uniquely your personal.

Straightforward Wi-Fi® Connection to Smartphones by way of Bluetooth®

The E-M5 Mark III is provided with Wi-Fi compatibility. Bluetooth can be utilized to mechanically join the digital camera to a smartphone just by beginning up the Olympus Picture Share (OI.Share) smartphone app for transferring recorded pictures to a smartphone by way of Wi-Fi. By utilizing the Share Order operate, chosen pictures on the digital camera might be shortly and mechanically transferred to your smartphone.

Customized Mode

Register your incessantly used digital camera settings to Customized (C on the mode dial) with the E-M5 Mark III. After being registered, merely set the mode dial to C to immediately activate and shoot utilizing saved settings.

USB Charging

USB charging is on the market on the E-M5 Mark III for charging the battery on the transfer, when the digital camera isn’t in use.

Accessible Equipment

ECG-5 Devoted Exterior Grip (New, Bought Individually)

Appropriate ECG-5 devoted exterior grip for an expanded, positive grip, geared up with a shutter launch and management dial.

Digital Flash, FL-900R (Bought Individually)

This high-power flash with a most information variety of 58 synchronizes high-speed sequential taking pictures5. It has an angle of illumination of 24-200mm6 and 14-20mm7 when used with the large panel. It options dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof efficiency and can be utilized with the individually bought FR-WR Wi-fi Receiver for wireless7 flash firing by way of radio sign. It will also be used to wirelessly fireplace the bundled flash FL-LM3.

Digital Flash, FL-700WR (Bought Individually)

This compact, light-weight digital flash has a most information variety of 42. It delivers secure wi-fi communication even in brilliant outside places and when used round obstacles and features as a commander/receiver. As a result of it contains a dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof development, it may be utilized in any sort of taking pictures scene. It will also be used to wirelessly fireplace the bundled flash FL-LM3.

Macro Flash, STF-8 (Bought Individually)

This macro flash is ideal for utilizing the 2 heads to supply pictures with a larger sense of three- dimensional area and has a information variety of 8.5 (2 heads) or 6 (1 head). It contains a dustproof, splashproof, freezeproof development for outside use and helps the distinctive Olympus Focus Stacking function for images with a larger degree of creativity. Lenses suitable with the bundled ring adapter are M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.Eight Macro, and M.Zuiko Digital ED 12- 40mm F2.Eight PRO.

Massive Eyecup, EP-16 (Bought Individually)

This accent blocks exterior mild making the viewfinder simpler to make use of. By utilizing supplies with elastic properties, the eyecup suits all eyes, no matter whether or not the person is carrying glasses or not. Assist from each the attention space and each arms enhance stability for a posture that reduces digital camera shake.

Distant Cable, RM-CB2 (Bought Individually)

A pin jack-style shutter launch cable geared up with a handy bulb lock for lengthy exposures. The cable is roughly 80 cm lengthy.

Compact Gun Microphone, ME31 (Bought Individually)

A directional gun microphone is beneficial when recording sounds outdoor resembling birds singing. The adoption of machined steel physique makes it very sturdy. It may be connected to the recent shoe of the E-M5 Mark III with a commercially accessible scorching shoe mount.

Pricing and Availability

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III can be accessible in each black and silver in late November. The digital camera physique solely may have a instructed retail worth of $1,199.99 USD and $1,499.99 CAD and the digital camera physique with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II lens may have a instructed retail worth of $1,799.99 USD and $2,249.99 CAD8.

1) When paired with a weather-sealed lens.
2) As of October 2019 and when massive diameter normal zoom lens is connected.
3) M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.Zero IS PRO at a focal distance of f=100mm (35mm equal: f=200mm), midway launch picture stabilization: Off, body charge: excessive pace. CIPA requirements compliant on two axes (Yaw and Pitch).
4) M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.Zero IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.Zero IS PRO (as of October 17, 2019)

5) Most 10 fps at a flash ratio of 1/32.
6) 35mm equal.
7) Digital Flash FL-700WR or Wi-fi Commander FC-WR have to be connected to the recent shoe of the OM-D E-M5 Mark III.
8) Launch gives could apply.


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