Olympus has introduced its long-awaited new digital camera to coincide with its one centesimal birthday celebration: the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III boasts a 20.MP sensor, as much as 6.5 stops of in-body picture stabilization, 4K video as much as 30fps, and a Excessive Res shot mode that delivers 50MP pictures.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III additionally boasts various options inherited from Olympus’ flagship E-M1 cameras, together with the celebrated Professional Seize mode (enabling you to seize 14 frames earlier than you depress the shutter, so that you by no means miss an motion second) and a hybrid section detect autofocus system.
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The digital camera presents top-to-bottom enhancements over its 2015 predecessor, the E-M5 Mark II, notably weighing 51g much less regardless of packing so many upgraded options. Most pertinently, nonetheless, it additionally manages to out-spec the just lately introduced Nikon Z50 (opens in new tab) APS-C digital camera, outpunching its larger-sensored rival in nearly each class from dimension and determination to stabilization and climate sealing.
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Dwelling as much as Micro 4 Thirds’ promise of compact, succesful cameras, the E-M5 Mark III is actually discreet at simply 125.3 x 85.2 x 49.7mm, and weighs a deceptively gentle 395g (physique solely) because of its new polycarbonate development.
Within the palms it feels just like the Mark II has misplaced a substantial quantity of weight, but in addition achieved some additional shoulder rolls, being a tad thicker on the highest. The digital camera is ever-so-slightly beefier, however a complete lot lighter – and, crucially, it nonetheless options class-leading IPX-rated climate sealing.
Inside is the 20.4MP sensor imported from the flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (opens in new tab) and Olympus OM-D E-M1X (opens in new tab), together with the hybrid 121 cross-type section and contrast-detect autofocus system. This helps as much as 10fps sequential AF taking pictures with the digital camera’s improved and new, totally customizable autofocus system.
Additionally improved is Olympus’ trade main in-body picture stabilization. This has been elevated to a base efficiency of 5.5 stops of stabilization, going as much as 6.5 stops when paired with Sync-IS lenses (such because the M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4 IS Professional lens) that make use of the in-body and in-lens techniques in conjunction.
Not like earlier E-M5 iterations, the Mark III eschews the chunkier BLN-1 battery in favor of the smaller, sleeker BLS-50 utilized by the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III and the Olympus PEN E-PL9. Regardless of having a smaller capability, nonetheless, Olympus guarantees that the “lifetime in nonetheless photographs is similar as with E-M5 Mark II”.
Because of this we’re taking a look at a conservative 310 pictures (nearer to 360 in apply) to 750 pictures (with Fast Sleep Mode enabled) per cost. And the battery may now be charged through USB – similar to a powerbank, telephone charger or cigarette lighter adapter – when the digital camera just isn’t in use.
By way of video, the E-M5 Mark III can seize C4K at 24fps, 4K as much as 30fps, and 1080p as much as 120fps for slow-motion footage. All modes really feel notably higher in use, because of the elevated 5.5 stops of IBIS and the improved autofocus – and vloggers will probably be happy to know that there’s a microphone jack.
Whereas the digital camera does not function a brand new processor, the TruePic VIII chip has been up to date to present it superior low gentle efficiency – to the extent that Olympus has elevated the auto ISO higher restrict by two stops, to ISO6400 from ISO1600.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III goes on sale 18 November with an aggressive worth of £1,099.99 ($1,390.27) physique solely, £1,599.99 ($2,022.22) with the M.Zuiko 12-200 f/3.5-6.3 lens, or £1699.99 ($2,148.58) with the M.Zuiko 12-40 f/2.8 Professional.
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