The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a beautifully balanced combination of size and power. On the surface it is a discrete travel companion that can go with you anywhere, but beneath the weatherproof skin are levels of performance inherited from the flagship E-M1 range giving it hidden talents. All you need to explore wherever and whenever you like.
- 20.4 MP Live MOS sensor with SSWF technology for dust reduction
- Compact in-body 5-axis image stabilization unit with up to 6.5 EV steps of compensation
- TruPicVIII image processor
- 3.0”, 1.04Million Dot Multi-Angle LCD
- 121-point all cross-type on-chip phase detection AF system
- “OM-D Movie” video features: 4K and C4K, Different levels of IS
- 120 fps high-speed shooting in FullHD,
- Tripod High-Res Shot for 50M high-resolution images
- Focus Bracketing & Focus Stacking for close-up shots
- Weather Sealed
- Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III features a weather-sealed construction, high-performance autofocus capabilities and a powerful image stabilization system along with versatile shooting features to deliver brilliant image quality and an extensive array of creative options for photographers and filmmakers. Even when paired with professional-grade M.Zuiko PRO lenses, the overall camera system remains so small in size that it can be taken anywhere.
At up to half the size and weight of other interchangeable lens systems, Olympus’ biggest advantage is an amazing mobility thanks to the compact, lightweight camera system, including lenses. The combination of their high-resolution, high-performance lens line-up and powerful image stabilization capabilities results in sharp, high-quality photos and videos in a variety of scenarios.
Advanced imaging technology in an ultra-small, weather-sealed body ensures high image quality in any environment
The E-M5 Mark III boasts a combination of the 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and the high-speed TruePic VIII image processor known from Olympus’ flagship model OM-D E-M1 Mark II as well as a new compact in-body 5-axis image stabilization system. When paired with high-resolution M.Zuiko lenses, the E-M5 Mark III is capable of capturing images with minimal noise even at high ISO settings, and delivers brilliant image quality with minimal distortion up to the edges of the shot.
The camera body is dust-, splash-, and freezeproof so users can focus on their shooting results without worrying about the weather conditions. Olympus’ acclaimed SSWF (Super Sonic Wave Filter) sensor-cleaning technology drastically reduces the amount of dust and dirt that may end up in photos or video by vibrating the image sensor filter 30,000 times per second when turning the camera on.
The iconic design of the OM-D E-M5 Mark III body is reminiscent of the original OM-D and was further improved for operability by adding thumb rests on the back with an enlarged grip to provide a more solid hold on the camera.
High-speed, high-precision autofocus with 121 all cross-type AF points for greater focusing freedom
The OM-D E-M5 Mark III is equipped with Olympus’ renowned 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection autofocus (AF) system with different single and group target options. The benefits of using AF across a wide range of the frame already delighted users of the professional model OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Unlike the autofocus in DSLR cameras, there is no degradation in AF precision when using a fast lens. The E-M5 Mark III offers high-precision, high-speed focusing from the maximum aperture setting of all M.Zuiko lenses regardless of subject patterns. The algorithm has been further improved over previous models, preventing the focus from unexpected jumping to the background even in mixed perspective scenes with near and far subjects.
To capture subjects with intense movements – such as in sports or wildlife photography – the E-M5 Mark III allows up to 10 fps high-speed sequential shooting in AF/AE tracking. The moving subject tracking algorithm utilizes AF information from both Live View and recorded images to enable quick tracking of unpredictable subject movement and changes in subject speed.
Equipped with a compact image stabilization unit and in-body 5-axis IS for high image quality
A 5-axis image stabilization unit was developed to deliver a high level of image stabilization in a compact and lightweight body. Based on camera shake information obtained from the high-sensitivity gyro sensor and image analysis, the TruePic VIII image processor precisely controls the IS unit to enable up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance. Olympus’ acclaimed in-body image stabilization system ensures stabilization with all lenses attached to the OM-D E-M5 Mark III. In addition to angular and shift blur, roll blur is corrected to optimally support handheld shooting.
By synchronizing the in-lens IS of supported lenses with sync IS, the OM-D E-M5 Mark III is able to deliver an even better image stabilization performance of up to approximately 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation, making it perfect for dim situations and telephoto shooting.
Live Composite for long exposure shooting
The OM-D E-M5 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.
Pro Capture mode for capturing split-second moments
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 14 frames in 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.
Tripod High Res Shot for capturing 50M equivalent high-resolution photos
Tripod High Res Shot shifts the image sensor in 0.5-pixel increments while capturing 8 sequential shots, which are then merged into a single 50M equivalent high-resolution photo. This feature is perfect for landscape shots, product photography in a studio, and other situations that require high-definition images.
Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking for close-up shots
Focus Bracketing can capture up to 999 shots with a single shutter activation while shifting the focal position slightly between each shot. The amount of focal shifts can be selected from 10 levels, and recorded images can be combined into a single image using the Olympus Workspace image editing software. It is possible to create a single image with a depth of field that cannot be obtained simply by stopping down the aperture.
The Focus Stacking feature automatically composites images on the E-M5 Mark III. Eight photos with different focal positions are composited on the camera for a photo with a greater depth of field that is in focus from the foreground to the background.
OM-D Movie for stable C4K video recording
Information from the On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor is used for optimal focusing when recording video. With this, users can record 4K 30P high-definition video. Combining 5-axis IS with electronic stabilization makes it possible to record stable video with minimal camera shake. No special stabilization equipment is required, even when moving around actively.
Large, high-visibility viewfinder
The E-M5 Mark III features a 2.36 million-dot, high-contrast OLED panel for vivid colors and an EVF (electronic viewfinder) system for minimal distortion up to the edges of the screen. The design makes framing more accurate so the user can concentrate on shooting. The long eyepoint makes it easy to check overall framing even when wearing glasses.
1/8000 second high-speed mechanical shutter
The camera features a high-speed mechanical shutter that operates up to 1/8000 second, making it possible to shoot at a wide aperture setting for defocusing effects even when using a large-diameter lens in bright outdoor conditions.
Custom mode to personalize the camera for different photography styles
This feature can be used to save frequently used camera settings to Custom (C on the mode dial). After being saved, users can simply set the mode dial to C to instantly activate and shoot using the registered settings.
Easy Wi-Fi connection to smartphones via Bluetooth with OI.Share app
Bluetooth can be used to automatically connect the camera to a smartphone simply by starting up the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) smartphone app for transferring recorded images to a smartphone via Wi-Fi. By using the Share Order function, selected images on the camera can be automatically transferred to a smartphone when turning the camera off.
Anti-flicker shooting and flicker scan
With anti-flicker shooting, the camera detects the flicker frequency of light sources and controls the shutter timing at peak brightness to suppress exposure and color variations between frames. Flicker scan makes it possible to select an appropriate shutter speed to reduce flicker effects.
SCN (Scene) mode and Art Filters
In SCN mode, users may simply choose one of six themes and touch the photo most like the scene they want to capture to activate the optimal settings.
The E-M5 Mark III is furthermore equipped with 16 Art Filter options, so that users can capture creative photos with simple controls. While checking the filter effect on the LCD monitor, users can create images that are uniquely their own.
Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 M. Zuiko Digital ED Pro Lens
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 24-80mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- 1 Aspherical ED & 2 Aspherical Elements
- 1 DSA, 2 ED, 1 HD, 2 HR Lens Elements
- ZERO Lens Coating
- MSC AF System, Manual Focus Clutch
- Programmable L-Fn Function Button
- Weather-Resistant Construction
- Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
Need an excellent all-around lens to capture your stories? This high-performance zoom was made for you. Many Olympus Visionaries and other professionals consider the M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO (24 - 80mm 35mm equivalent) an indispensable piece of equipment. Its superior optics, fast maximum aperture throughout the zoom range and fully weather-sealed, all-metal construction make it suitable for the most demanding professionals and enthusiasts.
We know that serious shooters need the highest quality equipment, so we built the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO zoom accordingly. The premium metal lens body incorporates 14 lens elements in 9 groups, including Olympus ZERO-coated HD, ED, DSA and HR lenses. A seven blade circular aperture produces pleasing background defocusing effects. And its fixed f2.8 aperture is bright enough to capture sharp images across the entire zoom range.
SPASHPROOF, DUSTPROOF, FREEZEPROOF.
Sometimes the harshest conditions produce the most dramatic photo opportunities. With separate seals to keep out moisture and dust, the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO is ready to take on the elements. You don’t have to baby this baby!
TAKE MAXIMUM CONTROL
The 12-40mm f2.8 Pro makes it simple to shoot your way. Adjust settings on the fly with the programmable L-Fn function button – located right on the lens barrel for easy access. Or switch seamlessly between auto and manual focus with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism.
The 12-40mm f2.8 PRO features a wide-angle focal length designed to faithfully reproduce landscapes, architecture and nature scenes. Shooting portraits? The seven blade circular aperture produces pleasing background defocusing effects, while the bright, fixed f2.8 aperture means you’ll be able to capture stunning images – even in low light.
PERFECT SIZE, PERFECT SHOT
M.Zuiko PRO lenses are significantly smaller than many professional DSLR lenses of equivalent specifications. Using a much more compact system expands your shooting field and increases photographic possibilities
PHOTOGRAPHY IN PROGRESS
The inclusion of the Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) mechanism makes Auto Focus operations nearly silent. In combination with the OM-D's silent electronic shutter, you can photograph skittish nature subjects as well as indoor events that require complete silence like musical performances. The size and weight of the OM-D system and these silent features open up a whole new world of shooting possibilities!