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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III MFT Mirrorless Camera (2020)

MSRP 1799 USDNeoscore 63%NEX score 71%

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Product Overview

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is a high-end mirrorless camera in the Micro Four Thirds-mount system. Introduced by Olympus in 2020, it comes with a micro four thirds sensor with 20 MP (5184 x 3888) resolution and a 2.36 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in your camera bag. One should note that the OM-D E-M1 Mark III has a 200 base ISO, which is not conducive to getting the cleanest images. Professionals and fanboys will be pleased by the extraordinary 60.0 fps burst rate that this camera can deliver.
The E-M1 Mark III comes with a fully articulated touch display and 121 autofocus points. Those who intend to use the camera for video work will be glad to find that the camera comes with 7 stops of IBIS.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 63% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fully articulated LCD
  • 7 stops of IBIS
  • Extraordinary 60.0 fps burst rate
  • Weather-sealed
  • Viewfinder with great 1.48x magnification
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • 200 base ISO
  • Low 20 MP resolution
  • Low resolution EVF

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Built-in weather protection and weather protection
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Weather-sealed sensor
  • Svelte f/1.8 and f/2.8 prime lenses
Cons
  • Metering system feels inconsistent
  • Mediocre viewfinder resolution
  • No telephoto zoom
  • Larger sensor
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 1
Wireless Connectivity
802.11ac + Bluetooth

Construction

Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
20 MP (5184 x 3888)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
69 mm / 2.72 in
Size | Height
91 mm / 3.58 in
Size | Width
134 mm / 5.28 in
Weight
580 g / 20.49 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Fully articulated TFT LCD
Resolution
1,037,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
1.48x
Viewfinder | Resolution
2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Autofocus
121 focus points
Crop Factor
2.0
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
7 stops body-only (7.5 stops with 12-100mm F4 lens), 7 stops
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
200 ~ 25600 (expands to 64 ~ 25600)
Processor
TruePic IX
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
420 shots
Max Burst Rate
60.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/32000 s (electronic) / 1/8000 s (mechanical) ~ 60 s
Storage
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II on first slot)

Production

Battery
BLH-1 lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2020-02-12

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The E-M1 Mark III houses the same sensor as the Mark II, with the same 20MP resolution. A new detail priority mode processes high ISO images twice, slowing the camera but increasing the level of detail. The viewfinder resolution is a couple of generations out of date, and the metering system feels inconsistent.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Weather-sealed sensor
  • Dust and splash protection
  • 2X crop factor
Cons
  • Mediocre viewfinder resolution
  • Metering system feels inconsistent

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Olympus has made its best Micro Four Thirds camera, but it's telling that upgrades from the aging Mark II are not earth shattering. If you're after the shallow depth of field look, you are almost certainly better off with a system built around a larger sensor. The E-M1 Mark III doesn't offer any palpable video updates.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Svelte f/1.8 and f/2.8 prime lenses
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Built-in weather protection and weather protection
Cons
  • Larger sensor
  • No telephoto zoom

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Review: Making impossible shots easy. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m1-mark-iii-review/. 2020-02-27. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
2. ^ Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m1-mark-iii. 2020-06-04. Retrieved 2022-02-03.

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