Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Review

Overall Score

77

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
  • 30 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 125 x 85 x 50 mm, 414g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: OM-D E-M5 II

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Overview


First introduced in October, 2019, Olympus OM-D E-M5 III is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Olympus replaced the older Olympus E-M5 II with OM-D E-M5 III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus E-M5 III with Olympus E-M5 II


Olympus E-M5 III comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 III

Sensor resolution of Olympus E-M5 III ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Olympus E-M5 III has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Olympus E-M5 III 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-M5 III


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus OM-D E-M5 III with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
30.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
414g Light Body
Environmental Sealing
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
Bluetooth Connectivity
Articulating Screen
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Microphone Port
Timelapse Recording
121 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 310 shots
Type Scores

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has an Overall Score of 77/100 and ranked #53 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #93 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus E-M5 III Scores
Imaging score
55
Features score
90
Value for money score
71
Portability score
87
Overall score
77
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Olympus E-M5 III


Olympus OM-D E-M5 III weighs 414g and has external dimensions of 125 x 85 x 50mm (4.92 x 3.35 x 1.97"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Olympus E-M5 III is 30 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus E-M5 III is less by 1mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-M5 III
414g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-M5 III
50mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus OM-D E-M5 III with the dimensions:

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight OM-D E-M5 III Dimensions OM-D E-M5 III
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus E-M1 II 574 g 414 g 134 x 91 x 67 mm 125 x 85 x 50 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Olympus E-M5 II 469 g 414 g 124 x 85 x 45 mm 125 x 85 x 50 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 658 g 414 g 137 x 97 x 92 mm 125 x 85 x 50 mm
Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm X-T3 539 g 414 g 133 x 93 x 59 mm 125 x 85 x 50 mm
Fujifilm X-T30 Fujifilm X-T30 383 g 414 g 118 x 83 x 47 mm 125 x 85 x 50 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 Panasonic G95 536 g 414 g 130 x 94 x 77 mm 125 x 85 x 50 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Olympus E-M10 MIII 410 g 414 g 122 x 84 x 50 mm 125 x 85 x 50 mm
Sony Alpha a6600 Sony A6600 503 g 414 g 120 x 67 x 69 mm 125 x 85 x 50 mm

Specifications of Olympus OM-D E-M5 III


General
Brand Olympus
Model OM-D E-M5 III
Announced October, 2019
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 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.68
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 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 30.0 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 Auto, redeye, fill, off, redeye slow sync, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 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 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 310 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BLN-1
Physical
Weight 414 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 85 x 50 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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