20.4 MP Live MOS sensor with renowned SSWF technology
50MP Handheld High Res Shot feature
Tripod High-Res Shot for 80M high-resolution images
“OM-D Movie” Handheld 4K and C4K, OM-Log400
120 fps high-speed shooting in Full HD
Image stabilization performance with up to 7.5 EV steps of compensation
Acclaimed weather-sealing ensuring dust-, splash-, & freeze-proofness
TruePic IX image processor for high-speed responsiveness
121-point all cross-type on-chip phase detection AF system
High-speed Wi-Fi image transfer to smartphones, connectivity via Bluetooth
High image quality fostered by the world’s best image stabilization and a new image processor in a compact body
Being exceptionally compact and lightweight, the overall E-M1 Mark III system (including any M.Zuiko lens) maintains superb mobility while offering high image quality and performance.
When synchronizing the in-lens image stabilization of supported lenses with the in-body 5-axis image stabilization, the E-M1 Mark III achieves the world’s best stabilization performance of 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation with 5-axis sync IS. This level of stabilization enables shooting in dark locations and during super-telephoto photography without a tripod, opening up new possibilities for photographers and filmmakers. Without sync IS, the in-body image stabilization ensures image stabilization with any attached Micro Four Thirds lens of up to 7.0 shutter speed steps compensation.
In combination with the image processing engine TruePic IX, a 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, and an extensive line-up of high-resolution M.Zuiko lenses, the 5-axis IS ensures minimal noise even at high-sensitivity settings and top-class image quality with minimal distortion up to the edges of the shot.
For users in need of higher resolutions, the 50MP Handheld High Res Shot feature makes it possible to capture approximately 50 Megapixel high-resolution images without using a tripod. The Tripod High Res Shot function allows for recording ultra high-resolution (approx. 80 Megapixel equivalent) RAW and JPEG images.
Live ND, which was very popular on the OM-D E-M1X, is also included in this model. Users can select the effect level from ND2 (one step) to ND32 (5 steps), and check the slow shutter effects in the viewfinder before capturing.
Weather-sealing and acclaimed Olympus technologies ensure absolute reliability
The rugged magnesium alloy body of the OM-D E-M1 Mark III features Olympus’ acclaimed dust-, splash- and freezeproof design to allow for shooting in any location and environment.
With Olympus’ advanced SSWF (Super Sonic Wave Filter) technology (which vibrates the image sensor filter with an acceleration of several thousand G 30,000 times per second to powerfully shake off dust and dirt) and a sensor coating introduced with the OM-D E-M1X, dirt cannot stick to the sensor, reducing spots in images to 1/10th of that in conventional models. The high-durability shutter unit in the E-M1 Mark III clears 400,000 operation tests and therefore offers a high level of reliability.
High-speed, high-precision autofocus capabilities with innovative Starry Sky AF and Advanced Face Priority / Eye Priority AF
The OM-D E-M1 Mark III is equipped with a 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor for focusing on various areas of the screen. It offers 75% vertical coverage and 80% horizontal coverage of the screen for a wide focusing area. Paired with an advanced AF algorithm, this feature can continually focus on fast-moving subjects with a high degree of precision. Unlike DSLR cameras, there is no degradation in AF precision when using a fast lens. The E-M1 Mark III offers high-precision focusing that can sufficiently bring out the capabilities even of large-diameter lenses such as those with a maximum aperture of f1.2.
AF/AE tracking is possible at maximum 18 fps high-speed sequential shooting while maintaining the full pixel count of 20.4 Megapixels. The subject can also be checked in the viewfinder during high-speed sequential shooting for accurate tracking.
Face Priority / Eye Priority AF, which automatically detects and focuses on people’s faces and eyes, is now more advanced. The new image processor TruePic IX features higher processing capabilities and improved AF algorithms to better detect small faces and eyes, whilst keeping stable focusing on a subject even in situations where face detection was difficult in the past (such as e.g. focusing on the sides of faces).
It is now also possible to use either the buttons or touch operations to select faces when shooting still images or videos, and detection on or off can be changed with the touch of a single button. Along with versatile video functions, this feature makes the E-M1 Mark III a great tool for vloggers.
Starry Sky AF, is a feature that will revolutionize the world of astrophotography. In the past, photographers have traditionally relied on manual focusing. An algorithm was developed to enable accurate focusing even on the tiniest stars shining in the night sky, enabling ultra high-precision autofocusing.
One of two modes in Starry Sky AF is the Speed Priority mode (default setting), which prioritizes focusing speed and complete AF operations in a short period of time. Thanks to the powerful image stabilization, this feature makes handheld astrophotography possible using a wide angle lens. The second mode Accuracy Priority uses a fine-tuned focus scan and is effective for shooting specific stars with telephoto lenses.
Equipped with versatile shooting features such as Pro Capture and handheld 4K video fuelling your creativity
Pro Capture mode makes it possible to capture scenes that are difficult to time for the photographer, such as a bird taking flight. Pro Capture starts shooting the moment the shutter release button is pressed down halfway, with a buffer that can be set to capture up to 35 frames in RAW / full resolution. The moment the button is pressed down fully, the frames are available to select from retroactively on top of the images recorded while pressing the button.
The OM-D E-M1 Mark III is equipped with Live Composite, which overlaps multiple shots recorded at the same shutter speed and composites only the sections that are brighter for capturing light trails. This feature helps prevent the common phenomenon of images that are too bright when shooting long exposures. Users can check the progress of light trails in real-time using Live View. With B mode added to the shooting mode dial, Live Composite, Live Bulb, and Live Time are now easier to access and configure.
The E-M1 Mark III features an IS mode specifically designed for video recording. Electronic stabilization combined with in-body 5-axis stabilization delivers powerful image stabilization particularly useful for videographers. This provides a high level of performance for handheld video content creation without using a tripod or other stabilizing device, even when shooting in high-resolution formats, which are susceptible to the effects of camera shake, such as 4K or Cinema 4K (C4K).
This model supports OM-Log400 shooting, which enables shooting without loss of details in shadows and highlights, along with colour grading for a high degree of freedom over images. In order to make Live View images more visible, a View Assist function is available, which converts the colour gamut to Full HD standard BT.709 equivalent for display.
Olympus 12-100mm f4 M. Zuiko Digital ED IS PRO Lens
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 24-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
- Aspherical and Low Dispersion Elements
- ZERO Coating and Z Coating Nano
- MSC AF System, Manual Focus Clutch
- Optical Image Stabilization, Sync IS
- Programmable L-Fn Function Button
- Weather-Resistant Construction
- Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
Pro photographers can now travel light while enjoying a level of professional zoom performance like never before. The 8.3x zoom Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm 1:4.0 IS PRO (35mm equivalent: 24-200mm) covers a focal length range that previously required the help of a second lens to achieve at this level of quality. There is nothing quite like it for professional shooting versatility and overall breathtaking performance with the Sync IS system delivering up to 6.5 EV steps compensation in conjunction with a matching camera model. Dust-, splash- and freezeproof, this ideal travel companion belongs to the flagship M.ZUIKO Pro series. It returns exceptional 1:4.0 image quality results throughout the entire wide-angle to telephoto range. A minimum working distance of merely 1.5cm ensures extreme close-up performance.
Travel light with heavy performance
With the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm 1:4.0 IS PRO, Olympus delivers the first professional 8.3x zoom lens with a constant 1:4.0 aperture. Until now, at least two lenses were required to provide a focal length spectrum spanning an expansive 12-100mm (35mm equivalent: 24-200mm) to obtain results in this quality league. Photographers now have the freedom to disencumber themselves from superfluous equipment while still enjoying professional quality results. This level of versatility is underscored by the inherent lightweight and compact Micro Four Thirds system characteristics and the dust-, splash- and freezeproof attributes that all Olympus M.ZUIKO Pro products share. As such, the lens represents the ideal accompaniment to the Olympus OM-D system for highest quality, go-anywhere equipment – that is always at the ready and can always be with you.
Unprecedented image quality
The image results this latest lens can deliver will become inspiration for fellow photographers. Besides the quality leap provided by the constant 1:4.0 aperture, built-in image stabilization of up to 6.5 EV steps compensation** is provided by the 5-axis Sync IS system – returning the highest level of compensation that is currently available on the market. Flaring is also significantly reduced thanks to the lens’ Z Coating Nano. A very fast, high precision AF system is also on board to capture still or moving subjects with the highest clarity and definition. Photographers will also value the customizable L-Fn button, which users can individually set to obtain fast access to a specific lens function, as well as the focus clutch feature that assist in allowing for smoother and faster manual focusing whenever the situation arises.
Featuring a metal build, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm 1:4.0 IS PRO is also as tough as it is versatile and weighs only 561g. The wait for this perfect all-round travel zoom lens is almost over.