Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III initial review
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is the third iteration of the company's sports and action-oriented Micro Four Thirds model. It uses a 20MP Four Thirds sensor and inherits many of the capabilities of the larger E-M1X, including its multi-shot handheld High Res mode.
The company says the Mark III is designed with portability and agile shooting prioritized over the better handling and operability of the larger 'X' model. And, while it doesn't have the E-M1X's transport-recognition AF modes, the E-M1 III has the latest TruePic IX processor, which brings a couple of features of its own.
- 20MP Four Thirds sensor
- 121-point autofocus system with deep learning-based subject recognition
- Handheld high-res shot mode
- Up to 60 fps Raw + JPEG capture (up to 18 fps with autofocus)
- Pro Capture mode records frames before you hit the shutter
- Image stabilization rated at 7.0 (CIPA standard), up to 7.5EV with 'Sync IS' lenses
- 'Live ND' multi-shot mode simulates ND filters
- Large 2.36M-dot LCD viewfinder able to work at up to 120 fps
- 420 shots per charge (CIPA) battery life rating
- Dual SD card slots (1x UHS-I, 1x UHS-II)
- Extensive direct control, AF joystick, articulating touchscreen
- UHD 4K/30p video and DCI 24p at up to 237Mbps
- Extensive, IPX1-rated weather sealing
- USB charging (using USB PD standard)
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III will be available from the end of February 2020 at a price of $1800 ($2400 CAD). It will also be sold with the 12-40mm F2.8 Pro lens for $2500 ($3300 CAD) or the 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro for $2900 ($3800 CAD).
What's new and how it compares
The E-M1 Mark III gains a series of features from the E-M1X as well as improved eye-detection AF. We look at what's been updated.
Body and controls
There's an AF joystick and some interface updates on the Mark III. But we were perhaps most stuck by the flexible way the camera's Custom modes now work.
The E-M1 Mark III sits more comfortably alongside the E-M5 III than its predecessor did. And we think the balance of features and capabilities remains competitive.
The DPR editorial staff and the DPRTV team have been shooting with the E-M1 III for a while and we've shot a gallery that gives you a taste of what it can do.
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