Olympus debuts OM-D E-M10 Mark III with E-M1 II processor
31 August 2017 | Category: Stills
Olympus has launched the OM-D E-M10 Mark III, a new entry-level model to its OM-D range which boasts the same processing engine as the flagship E-M1 Mark II.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III replaces the popular E-M10 Mark II and is all about user friendliness, as Olympus has simplified the interface and access to key creative features such as Live Composite mode.
The new camera is aimed at travel photographers, and its focus on portability is clear. Weighing just 362g and measuring 121.5mm x 83.6mm x 49.5mm, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III is should also appeal to those making the leap from smartphones up to their first interchangeable lens camera.
But it’s also a camera that looks to offer plenty of room to grow. By offering Olympus’s latest TruePic VIII processing engine, the same one that sits in the company’s flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III should offer a marked improvement in noise control over the E-M10 Mark II despite retaining the same 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor.
The OM-D E-M10 III also adds the company’s 5-Axis Image Stabilization which Olympus says frees photographers from having to use a tripod, even in low-light conditions.
The E-M10 III does introduce a new 4K video recording at frame rates of 30p, 25p and 24p, and it boasts a 121-point contrast AF system along with a burst rate of 8.6fps in S-AF mode.
Olympus also says it has revamped its AUTO mode for better blur-free images, as well as upgrading its Scene modes while also adding an Advanced Photo mode where photographers can make adjustments to their images.
Along with a tilting touchscreen the OM-D E-M10 Mark III offers a 2.36-million-dot OLED EVF. And users can share images instantly using the Olympus Image Share app thanks to the camera’s built-in WiFi functionality.
Like other Olympus cameras, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III is also compatible with more than 40 different Micro Four Thirds lenses
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III release date will be mid-September 2017. The new camera will be available in brown or black and comes with a leather body jacket.
If you'd like to find out more about the camera, our friends at Camera Jabber have a detailed hands-on review - https://camerajabber.com/olympus-om-d-e-m10-mark-iii-review/