Combining high performance with high portability, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Silver mirrorless camera is as impressive as it is accessible. As much as 55% smaller and 64% lighter* than competing full frame systems, this powerful micro four-thirds model is perfect for travel and long handheld shoots. The same 20MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor from the professional OM-D E-M1 Mark II deliver stunning image quality with fine detail, rich tones, and minimal noise even at high ISO settings.
*Based on Olympus research
Along with its predecessor’s stylish silver and black retro design, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III flaunts a newly enhanced grip and dials. It also benefits from build features of the pro OM-D E-M1 X camera that make it dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof to -10°C. This means you can confidently shoot in some of the harshest conditions, from rain to freezing temperatures. A 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) provides vibrant, high-contrast viewing with minimal edge distortion. Designed with a long highpoint, this offers optimal comfort and visibility, even for users wearing glasses.
Capture crisp photos and stable video, even when shooting handheld, thanks to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III’s powerful 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). Not only does this system allow you to shoot 5.5 stops slower without affecting sharpness; it also counteracts roll blur, which in-lens image stabilisation alone can’t. When used with compatible image stabilised lenses, 5-axis IBIS performance in the OM-D E-M5 III increases to 6.5 stops – a huge benefit for low-light and telephoto shooting.
With the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III you can count on precise, responsive autofocus, even in dimmer lighting, at wide apertures and in mixed perspective scenes. The E-M5 Mark III shares the pro E-M1 Mark II’s sophisticated 121-point On-chip Phase Detection AF system, which can also be adjusted via the touchscreen while you’re looking through the viewfinder. Razor-sharp portraits are virtually guaranteed thanks to Face/Eye Priority AF, which automatically detects and tracks human faces and eyes.
Shooting intense, unpredictable action demands speed and precision, and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III easily delivers. The camera offers up to 10 fps (frames per second) high-speed continuous shooting in AF (autofocus)/AE (auto exposure) tracking mode, enabling you to sharply capture athletes, performers, children or animals in action.
The OM-D E-M5 III also boasts a super-fast top mechanical shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. This makes it possible to use a large aperture in bright outdoor conditions, allowing accurate exposures and shallow depth of field without the need for a neutral density filter.
Produce brilliantly high quality movies with 4K 30p and Cinema 4K (C4K) 24p video recording, available at high bit rates of 102 Mbps for 4K and 237 Mbps for C4K. Anti-flicker shooting/Flicker scan features help ensure consistent exposure and white balance, and prevent striped patterns from flickering light sources. An exclusive Picture Mode—designed for recording flat tones—and a LUT file are also provided, allowing for rich colour grading options in post.
Mastering technically tricky shots is easy thanks to innovative, Olympus-original shooting features in the OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Create beautiful long exposures with Live Composite, which adds only the brighter details to your composite image to prevent overly bright exposures, and Live Bulb, which allows you to check your exposure while shooting. With Pro Capture, which starts shooting when you half-press the shutter, photograph split-second moments that time lag would otherwise make impossible. Achieve the exact depth of field you desire using Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking. And produce stunningly detailed 50MP equivalent photos thanks to the Tripod High Res Shot function, which uses sensor-shift technology to composite 8 sequential shots.
|Camera Series||Olympus OM-D|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||4/3 System (2x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Actual: 21.8 Megapixel Effective: 20.4 Megapixel|
|Max Resolution||5184 x 3888|
|File Formats||RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 121 (121 Cross-Type) Contrast Detection: 121|
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Color Temperature|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 200 to 25600 (Extended: 64 to 25600)|
|Memory Card Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 150 Exposures (Raw) Up to 10 fps at 20.4 MP for Unlimited Exposures (JPEG) Up to 6 fps at 20.4 MP for Unlimited Exposures (Raw) Up to 6 fps at 20.4 MP for Unlimited Exposures (JPEG) Up to 30 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 23 Ex|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo) External Microphone Input (Stereo)|
|Display Screen||3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen|
|Viewfinder Coverage||Approx. 100%|
|Shutter||Mechanical Shutter 1/8000 to 60 Second 0 to 3 Hour in Bulb Mode Electronic Front Curtain Shutter 1/320 to 60 Second Electronic Shutter 1/32000 to 60 Second|
|Max Sync Speed||1/250 Second|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Self Timer||2/12-Second Delay|
|Connectivity||Micro-B (USB 2.0), HDMI D (Micro), 2.5mm Sub-Mini, 3.5mm Microphone|
|Battery||BLS-50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1175 mAh (Approx. 310 Shots)|
|Operating Storage Temperature||14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C|
The ECG-5 Dedicated External Grip (sold separately) has been designed specifically for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. It provides an improved hold and controls, including shutter release and control dial.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is compatible with the RM-CB2 Remote Cable (sold separately), which features a bulb lock handy for long exposures.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is sold with a detachable, dustproof and splashproof FL-LM3 flash, which tilts up 90° and rotates left and right 180° and can wirelessly control other flash units by the camera menu. The OM-D E-M5 Mark III is also compatible with the NFL-900R and FL-700WR flash units and STF-8 Macro Flash.