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Olympus OM-D E-M5 III initial review: Digital Photography Review


The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a 20MP Micro 4 Thirds digicam aimed toward fanatic photographers. It options the identical sensor, AF system and 4K-video seize because the flagship E-M1 II and E-M1 X, in a significantly smaller, lighter package deal.

It is the primary within the E-M5 line to supply on-sensor section detect autofocus, which incorporates each face and eye detection modes. The up to date AF system is complemented by a 10 fps max burst price in AF-C. The digicam additionally will get a brand new picture stabilization system, an up to date EVF and a few small ergonomic enhancements.

Key takeaways

  • 20MP 4 Thirds sensor
  • 121-point hybrid autofocus system
  • 50MP high-res shot mode
  • 10 fps burst capturing with AF-C
  • Cinema (DCI) and UHD 4K video
  • Up 6.5EV of picture stabilization (CIPA-rating) with supported lenses
  • 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder with 60 fps refresh price
  • Intensive direct controls and articulating touchscreen
  • Climate-sealed physique
  • In-camera USB charging
  • 1/8000 sec mechanical shutter velocity

The E-M5 III will probably be obtainable on the finish of November for a body-only worth of $1,199.99, CAN $1,499.99 in both black or silver. It would even be obtainable kitted with the weather-sealed Olympus 14-150mm F4-5.6 II for $1,799.99, CAN $2,249.99.

What’s new and the way it compares

The E-M5 III is Olympus’s smallest, lightest 20MP digicam. Here is what else is new and the way it stacks up towards its friends.

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Physique and controls

The rear of the E-M5 III is essentially unchanged, however some vital adjustments have been made to each the digicam’s prime plate and the EVF.

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Taking pictures expertise

Picture editor Dan Bracaglia spent 48 hours capturing within the deserts of Southern, Utah, E-M5 III in hand.

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Pattern gallery

Curious what sort of information the E-M5 III produces? Take a look at our huge pattern gallery.

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