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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Summary

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

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.

PROS CONS
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
Very responsive
Solid build quality
GoodGood 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


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/16000-60s
5-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 4-Stop ImprovementFull 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 sensorSpot-Metering
2 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
Built-in Dust ReductionLithium-Ion Battery
8.6 FPS Drive, 36 ImagesSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video Recording
3" LCD 1 Megapixels
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