Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Review

Overall Score

82

Main Features

  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 60 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 91 x 69 mm, 580g.
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  • Replaced: OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Overview


First introduced in February, 2020, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Olympus replaced the older Olympus E-M1 II with OM-D E-M1 Mark III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus E-M1 MIII with Olympus E-M1 II

Olympus E-M1 MIII Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Olympus E-M1 MIII 2020 20MP 200 - 25600 580g 134 x 91 x 69mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Olympus E-M5 III 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 414g 125 x 85 x 50mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1X Olympus E-M1X 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 997g 144 x 147 x 75mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Olympus E-M10 MIII 2017 16MP 200 - 25600 410g 122 x 84 x 50mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus E-M1 II 2016 20MP 200 - 25600 574g 134 x 91 x 67mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus E-M1 MIII


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
60.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
580g Light Body
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
121 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
237 mbps High Video Bitrate
Bluetooth Connectivity
Articulating Screen
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1037k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
121 Cross Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
400000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Magnesium Body Elements
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 420 shots
Weight: 580g
Type Scores

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III has an Overall Score of 82/100 and ranked #25 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #38 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Olympus E-M1 MIII Scores
Imaging score
57
Features score
96
Value for money score
75
Portability score
79
Overall score
82
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
69
Features Score
74
Value For Money Score
80
Portability Score
74
Overall score
76

Physical Dimensions of Olympus E-M1 MIII


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III weighs 580g and has external dimensions of 134 x 91 x 69mm (5.28 x 3.58 x 2.72"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 675g, Olympus E-M1 MIII is 95 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus E-M1 MIII is less by 3mm more than the average length in Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-M1 MIII
580g
Average weight
675g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-M1 MIII
69mm
Average Thickness
64mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with the dimensions:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight OM-D E-M1 Mark III Dimensions OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Fujifilm X-T4 Fujifilm X-T4 607 g 580 g 135 x 93 x 64 mm 134 x 91 x 69 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus E-M1 II 574 g 580 g 134 x 91 x 67 mm 134 x 91 x 69 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 658 g 580 g 137 x 97 x 92 mm 134 x 91 x 69 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Olympus E-M5 III 414 g 580 g 125 x 85 x 50 mm 134 x 91 x 69 mm
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 675 g 580 g 134 x 101 x 68 mm 134 x 91 x 69 mm
Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm X-T3 539 g 580 g 133 x 93 x 59 mm 134 x 91 x 69 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 580 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 134 x 91 x 69 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1X Olympus E-M1X 997 g 580 g 144 x 147 x 75 mm 134 x 91 x 69 mm

Specifications of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III


General
Brand Olympus
Model OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Announced February, 2020
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.74
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 121
Number of Cross Focus Points 121
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 60.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 64
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 420 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BLH-1
Physical
Weight 580 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 91 x 69 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II on first slot)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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