The arrival of the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 III marks a new step forward for this impressive, entry-level line up. Following its Mark II predecessor, the Mark III comes with a host of new features and improvements, most notably the gorgeous 4K video recording. It’s still compact and lightweight, boasting the classic look Olympus is known for with in-body 5-axis stabilisation to keep your photos and video steady and clear. The new autofocus system and touch focus/capture functions make it even easier to get the perfect shot. As expected, it has the full range of manual control options, but also includes four automatic shooting modes that allow the camera to help you explore your creativity without having to make adjustments or choose the right settings. With a great combination of features, the E-M10 Mark III is ideal for new photographers as well as seasoned enthusiasts looking for big performance in a little package.
16.3 Megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor
Building on its 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the Olympus O-MD E-M10 Mark III now has the TruePic VIII image processor on board, the same one as the flagship E-M1 Mk II, delivering incredibly clear and vibrant images, even in lowlight. This impressive combination turns the E-M10 III into a serious little powerhouse that offers great versatility to photographers of all skill levels.
5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilisation
Still equipped with 5-axis in-body stabilisation, the E-M10 III offers a huge advantage to handheld shooters, producing incredibly sharp, blur-free images even when you’re moving around or working with slower shutter speeds. It also lends itself perfectly to shooting beautifully smooth and steady video that’s easy to watch right out of the camera.
High Speed 121-Point Auto Focus
The camera’s autofocus system has been boosted significantly, now using the same 121-point AF system as the E-M1 II. The new high-speed system offers a much wider focus area and the intuitive Touch AF Shutter function so you can focus and capture with a simple touch. It also features Face/Eye Priority AF and Continuous AF ensuring you’re prepared for a range of different scenarios.
Fast Action, Fast Tracking, Fast Shooting
For fast action scenarios made simple, the camera employs its advanced AF tracking and 8.6 fps high-speed sequential shooting to help you capture those decisive moments and split-second expressions with crystal clear results so you never miss a moment.
One-Touch 4K Video Recording
When a photo just isn’t enough to tell your story, the Olympus E-M10 III delivers beautiful 4K recording at the touch of a button. Still images can be extracted from your 4K footage offering great flexibility and easier sharing. Full HD recording is also available and, thanks to the in-body stabilisation, even handheld videos are clear and stable, letting you truly enjoy your results.
4K Time-Lapse Video Mode
The 4K Time-Lapse video mode returns to the E-M10 Mark III, offering incredible and detailed time-lapse sequences, giving you the ability to crop your images while still maintaining Full HD resolution. Interval times from 1 second to 24 hours lets you capture up to a maximum 999 frames, with automatic time-lapse movie processing available.
Camera Assist Shooting and Advanced Creative Modes
The camera has 4 shooting modes to choose from, Auto, Scene, Advanced Photo, and Art Filter. In Auto, the camera chooses the all right settings based on your scene so you can concentrate on hitting the shutter. Alternatively, you can get creative with different filters or use Advanced Photo mode to access to advanced features like Live Composite, Multi-Exposure and more.
2.36 Million-dot OLED Viewfinder
Using the same 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder as its predecessor, the 1.23x ratio magnification is suitable for all lighting conditions. The large, bright viewfinder makes it easy to frame and focus, offering tack-sharp results in a range of different conditions.
Intuitive 3-Inch Tilting Touchscreen
The 3-inch LCD touchscreen offers an intuitive user experience, similar to using a smartphone. The high-resolution 1.04 million-dot screen is bright and easy to see, even in bright sunlight. Even better, the screen can tilt up and down so even when shooting low, high, or awkward angles, you’ll still have great visibility, no uncomfortable neck angles required.
Shed Some Light with a Pop-Up Flash
A convenient pop-up flash is available to help you out in challenging light conditions. It can brighten up your subjects and background when working in low-light, or if you’re shooting a backlit scene, it can help provide some fill light to help illuminate the important parts of your composition.
Sharing Made Easy with Built-In WiFi
Thanks to the built-in WiFi, sharing has never been easier. Connect the E-M10 Mark III to your smartphone using the free Olympus OI Share App and start sharing your photos on social media instantly. The app also enables remote control of the camera and shooting functions, providing a versatile wireless shooting experience straight from your smartphone or tablet.
Huge Performance with a Compact Classic Design
With a huge list of features, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 III also has the looks to match; an understated, classic design with just the right modern to vintage ratio. The controls are thoughtfully placed to offer a smooth user experience and the small form factor is easy to carry and right at home with your everyday essentials so you’ll always have the right camera for the right moment.
Approx. 19.2mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 to +2m-1
Live View preview
Off / normal grid / trichotomy /golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
2-axis (horizontal/vertical) level gauge
Brightness and Colour Temperature Control
Adaptive brightness technology, ±2 level manual control /±3 level manual control
EP-16 eyecup is available separately
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) Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image only)
Live View preview
Live View Boost
With *Exposure compensation will not be applied
3.0-inch tilting monitor [*]
*Approx.1040 k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Shutter release, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, AF touch pad, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter, Scene, Wi-Fi connection, video controls, video effects, video teleconverter
Upward tilting angle: up to 85 degrees Downward tilting angle: up to 45 degrees
Brightness / Colour temperature control
±7 levels / ±7 levels
Colour tone select
Vivid / Natural
High-speed imager AF
121-point contrast AF
Focusing point selection mode
All target, group target (9-area), single target
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
*1 While Four-Thirds lens is attached, only S-AF (single target) or MF for video are available.
AF targeting pad
Yes (activate/deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
Magnified frame AF
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.
Super spot AF
Yes [*] (Contrast AF in centre of the monitor when magnified)
*Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached.
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF
With Eye detection AF mode: off / nearer-eye priority
Manual focus assist
Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Activate with Fn button or focus ring Change peaking settings using the Info button Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow
Exposure Control (still)
Metering system (TTL Image Sensor Metering)
Metering system (TTL Image Sensor Metering)
EV -2 ~ 20 (using f/2.8 lens, ISO100)
Exposure mode / Shooting mode
Auto (Live Guide can be used) , P: Program AE (program shift can be performed), A: Aperture Priority AE, S: Shutter Priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Scene Select AE, Advanced Photo AE, Art Filter
AUTO ISO (default): LOW (approx.100) ‐ 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 to 25600) Manual ISO: LOW (approx.100), 200 to 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 steps)
±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3 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
Locks with a half-press of the shutter button, AEL / AFL button (can be set to Fn button as well)
Focal-plane shutter (mechanical and electronic shutter)/ 1/4000 to 60 sec., with 1/3 EV adjustment steps Live Bulb/Live Time: Max. 30 min. (selectable in menu settings, with 8-min. default setting) Live composite: Max. 3 hours Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) : 1/320 to 60 sec Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/16000 - 30 sec
Sequential shooting maximum speed
[Sequential shooting H mode] approx. 8.6 fps (IS ON/OFF)
· *Focus and exposure are fixed for values for the first shot
[Sequential shooting L mode] approx. 4.8 fps (IS ON/OFF)
· *When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting[*]
[RAW] Max. ∞ frames (in seq. shooting L) Max. 22 frames (in seq. shooting H) [JPEG (LN)] Max. ∞ frames (in seq. shooting L) Max. 36 frames (in seq. shooting H)
· *When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40 F2.8 PRO
· *With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-II R260･W240 EXCERIA™ PRO
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30 sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3 sec., Number of shots: 1-10)
Flash intensity control method
TTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*] (FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except i-Enhance, Art Filters, colour creator]
Highlight and shadow control
±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone
Art Filter (Variation / Art Effect)
Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f) Soft Focus (- / c, e) Pale & Light Colour (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) Water Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d) Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i) Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f) Bleach Bypass (l, II / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
Detail of 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. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green) i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Colour Ring (for partial colour)
18 colour selectable
Colour pattern: 30 colours / Saturation setting -4 to +3
Available as AE Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode. 3 frames in 1.0 EV steps, 5 frames in 0.7 EV steps.
Available as Multi Focus Shot in Scene mode and Focus Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode. Shoots 8 frames. When in Advanced Photo mode, focus steps can be adjusted in 2 levels. Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses only.
HDR (Auto composite)
Available as Backlight HDR in Scene mode and HDR in Advanced Photo mode. ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 seconds. HDR1 is available in both modes. HDR2 (painting-like) is available in Advanced Photo mode only. Exposure compensation can be performed in Advanced Photo mode only.
Yes (can be confirmed in Live View)
· *Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously by ±20 steps.
Electronic first curtain shutter
1/320 to 60 sec.[*]
· *For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.
Shutter start delay
· *Available as "Silent" in Scene mode and Advanced photo mode.
1/16000 to 30 sec.
Shutter start delay
Silent Mode Settings
Available as "Silent" in Scene mode and Advanced photo mode. (Sound, AF illuminator and flash are set to OFF as default settings).
Live Bulb / Live Time
Update interval time
0.5 sec. to 60 sec.
Update interval time / composite method
0.5 sec. to 60 sec. / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritisation)
Interval Time 1 sec. - 24 Hours, maximum 999 frames. Automatic Time-lapse movie processing available.
Wind noise reduction, recording volume Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
· *May affect audio quality
GPS info. Function
Via smartphone GPS data
Live View, rec view, wireless touch AF shutter, self-timer (w / countdown guidance, sequential shooting, video recording capability), wireless release, video recording, power off Auto / SCN / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time, Live Composite) and drive mode can be selected.
File Type: JPEG, MOV Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
QR code setting
Single-frame, information display, index display (4 / 9 / 25 / 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), video (with sound, FF / REW / Pause), picture rotation (auto), slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF