Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Summary
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Assessment
The Olympus E-M10 Mark III is the third-generation base OM-D with a simplified feature set and interface. A proven anti-alias-filter-free 16 MP CMOS sensor paired with a new image processor allows this digital camera to produce images with sharp details while maintaining very low image-noise.
It features a 5-axis image-stabilization system which compensates for shake with any lens attached. As an enthusiast model, the E-M10 Mark III offers a 2.4 MP 0.45" EVF with Eye-Start Sensor and dual control-dials, plus a high number of controls. This camera includes built-in HDR and WiFi, although many features such as AEB are severely restricted since they get there own mode and lock most parameters.
Image quality from the Olympus E-M10 Mark III is top-notch with excellent metering, good white balance and quite reasonable colors. This mirrorless is also fast with an 8.6 FPS continuous drive and 4K Ultra-HD video recording at 30 FPS. The Contrast-Detect AF system is fairly fast and manages to keep up down to relatively low light levels. Unfortunately, missed focus is now an issue and happens far more often than usual. The EVF does not completely keep up with action yet remains quite usable for anything but action photography.
|Very low image noise||Some color inaccuracy|
|Excellent retention of details||Dynamic-range below other mirrorless|
|Reliable metering||Occasional focus miss|
|Good Automatic White-Balance||Not always Exposure-Priority|
|Excellent built-in 5-axis stabilization||Limited EVF and LCD contrast and view-angle|
|Virtually no shutter-lag||Restricted features|
|Fast contrast-detect AF||Uncomfortable eyelets|
|Fast shot-to-shot speed||Short battery-life|
|Solid build quality||Good Good|
The Olympus E-M10 Mark III is quite a good camera. Although it lacks the reliable autofocus of its siblings, its image-quality is top-notch among Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless. Still, when light is good to moderate, it can make compelling camera for travel photography due to its compact size and relatively light weight.
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Olympus E-M10 Mark III Highlights
Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|16 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 100-25600|
|Micro Four-Thirds Mount|
|5-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 4-Stop Improvement||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|0.45" Built-in EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.62X)||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|Automatic Eye-Start sensor||Spot-Metering|
|2 Axis Digital Level||Hot-Shoe|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|8.6 FPS Drive, 36 Images||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
|3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video Recording|
|3" LCD 1 Megapixels|
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