Olympus introduced the new OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless camera along with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO lens and Olympus PEN E-PL10 Mirrorless Digital Camera. The Olympus E-M1 Mark III received a new TruePic IX processor and a 20.4 MP Live MOS sensor as expected.
The new feature is available 50MP shooting without using a tripod due to the new stabilization system. The high-resolution shooting function using a tripod allows you to capture RAW and JPEG images with an ultra-high-resolution of 80MP. With the synchronous operation of the matrix stabilization system and optical stabilization of the lens, the E-M1 Mark III can achieve an efficiency of 7.5 stops of exposure or 7 stops of shake reduction due to the stub of the sensor.
In addition, the Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark III received an improved autofocus system at 121-point phase-detection autofocus with 75% vertical and 80% horizontal coverage. The E-M1 Mark III can provide fast, accurate autofocus even at a maximum aperture of F/1.2. AF/AE tracking is possible with high-speed continuous shooting of a maximum of 18 frames per second while maintaining the full resolution of 20.4 megapixels.
The camera body is made of magnesium alloy and has a high level of protection against dust, splashes, and freezing. The dimensions of the camera are 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9 mm, and its weight is 504 grams. Of the significant changes in the case – the use of an eight-position joystick.
The E-M1 Mark III uses the same BLH-1 battery as its predecessor and the same battery pack. The camera is also equipped with the same electronic viewfinder and tilted rear screen as the previous model.
Price and Availability
Olympus OM-D E-M1 III has been priced at $2,399 for the body only or $3,299 with 12-40mm lens and $3,799 with a 12-100mm lens kit. It can be pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com store and will be available from February 24, 2020.