Announcement: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

12.02.2020/1/XNUMX the Olympus OM-D E-MXNUMX Mark III was officially introduced.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

Key features include:

  1. Micro 4/3 Live MOS sensor 20 MP (maximum image size 5184 X 3888)
  2. TruePic processor IX
  3. Built-in '5-axis' IS, paired with some lenses with built-in IS to compensate for up to 7.5 steps by shutter speed
  4. ISO 200-25.600 range expandable to ISO 64
  5. RAW color depth 12 bit
  6. OLED JVI 2.36 million points. Magnification 0.74x.
  7. Mechanical shutter with shutter speed up to 1 / 8.000 s. Electronic shutter with shutter speed up to 1 / 32.000 s.
  8. 121 phase focus point, all cruciform + 121 contrast focus area. Sensitivity -3.5 EV
  9. Maximum burst speed of 15 frames per second with a mechanical shutter (buffer at 101 RAW) and 60 fps with electronic shutter and locked focus and exposure (50 RAW buffer)
  10. Video DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) at 24p [237 Mb / s], UHD 4K (3840 X 2160) 30p [102 Mb / s], Full HD 120p, recording to external media 4: 2: 2
  11. Two SDXC slots, one with UHS-I support, the second with UHS-II support
  12. 3-inch touch screen with 1.037.000 dots
  13. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-D, USB Type C 3.0, headphone and microphone jacks, PC-sync and auxiliary connectors
  14. Shutter rated for 400.000 operations
  15. Many advanced features (Focus Stacking, Anti-flicker, Time Lapse, High Res Shot mode, etc.)
  16. Weight: 580 grams (with card and battery)
  17. Price: about 1.800 dollars. Prices for modern Olympus cameras are available see here


All OLYMPUS / OM SYSTEM M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses for Micro 4/3

  1. 8mm 1: 1.8 FISHEYE PRO
  2. 9mm 1: 8 FISHEYE
  3. 12mm 1: 2 ED MSC
  4. 15mm 1: 8
  5. 17mm 1: 1.2 PRO
  6. 17mm 1: 1.8 MSC
  7. 17mm 1: 2.8
  8. 20mm 1: 1.4 PRO OM SYSTEM
  9. 25mm 1: 1.2 PRO
  10. 25mm 1: 1.8 MSC
  11. 30mm 1: 3.5 ED MSC MACRO 1.25X
  12. 45mm 1: 1.2 PRO
  13. 45mm 1: 1.8 MSC
  14. 60mm 1: 2.8 ED MSC MACRO
  15. 75mm 1: 1.8 ED MSC
  16. 90mm 1:3.5 MACRO IS PRO OM SYSTEM
  17. 300mm 1: 4 IS PRO
  18. 7-14mm 1: 2.8 PRO
  19. 8-25mm 1: 4 PRO
  20. 9-18mm 1:4-5.6 ED MSC
  21. 9-18mm 1:4-5.6 ED II MSC
  22. 12-40mm 1: 2.8 PRO
  23. 12-45mm 1: 4 PRO
  24. 12-50mm 1: 3.5-6.3 EZ ED MSC MACRO
  25. 12-100mm 1: 4 IS PRO
  26. 12-200mm 1:3.5-6.3 ED MSC
  27. 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 ED
  28. 14-42mm 1: 3.5-5.6 L ED
  29. 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 MSC II
  30. 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 R MSC II
  31. 14-42mm 1: 3.5-5.6 EZ ED MSC
  32. 14-150mm 1:4-5.6 ED
  33. 14-150mm 1:4-5.6 ED MSC II
  34. 40-150mm 1: 2.8 PRO
  35. 40-150mm 1: 4 PRO
  36. 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 ED MSC
  37. 40-150mm 1: 4-5.6 R ED MSC
  38. 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 ED MSC
  39. 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 ED MSC II
  40. 100-400mm 1:5-6.3 IS ED MSC
  41. 150-400mm 1: 4.5 TC 1.25X ED IS PRO
  42. 150-600mm 1:5-6.3 IS ED MSC

Decoding of the main markings of OLYMPUS lenses M.ZUIKO DIGITAL for Micro 4/3:

  • PRO - professional lens
  • SPLASH PROOF - a protected lens (so are marked, for example, all 'PRO'-lenses)
  • OM SYSTEM is the trademark under which some Olympus lenses have been produced since the end of 2021
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) - low dispersion elements in the optical circuit
  • MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) - a special focusing system for comfortable video and photography
  • EZ (Electronic Zoom) - electronic zoom
  • IS (Image Stabilizer) - built-in image stabilizer
  • MACRO - macro lens
  • Fisheye - ultra wide angle fisheye lens
  • R (?) - lens with an updated design
  • II - second version of the lens
  • TC - built-in teleconverter
  • 9mm 1:8 FISHEYE and 15mm 1:8 (MF) lenses do not have auto focus

All Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras

Olympus Pen EP Series:

  • P1, P2, P3, P5, P7
  • PF
  • PL1, PL1s, PL2, PL3, PL5, PL6, PL7, PL8, PL9, PL10
  • PM1, PM2
  • Olympus air

Olympus OM-D EM Series:

  • M1X
  • M1, M1 Mark II, M1 Mark III
  • M10, M10 Mark II, M10 Mark III, M10 Mark IV


Materials on the topic

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  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 18, on the topic: Announcement: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

  • Gandalf

    Price 1800 dollars

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Fixed. Confused with the 'whale' set

  • Pokemon

    Does someone in 2020 buy Mikru 4/3 for photography for $ 1800, shooting 12 (yes!) Bit RAW?
    This is absurd.

    • Ivan

      Well, this is not intended for amateurs, and not from Russia. And some professional photographers love the Mikra for its compactness and low weight.

      • Pokemon

        With good fast lenses, everything falls into place immediately.
        I would buy myself one, this is not a problem, but to take twice a crop for the price of a good crop / 1.5 like Fuji X-T3 or ff type D750 is strange.
        Yes, and adequate glass for this system is not cheap.
        A terribly narrow circle of these professionals is shooting twice a crop for the price of ff.

        • Ivan

          Those for whom this instance is designed do not choose based on price and do not compare the ratio of cost to matrix size.

          • Pokemon

            Well, I know that Japanese housewives love mikra. So this is a camera for them)

    • Ivan

      I wonder where you use your 14 bits of your RAW?
      To print on photo paper in most photo labs accept 8bit jpeg
      Well, you like to drag the sliders when frying your RAW, but still then save it in an 8bit jpeg and still your 14bit is not used. A + -1EV change in EXP when developing RAW is just +2 bits to an 8 bit jpeg. Total 10 bits of information on brightness.
      Maybe you still need to learn to get into the expo?
      Anyway, if you find a scene with a big difference in light, then even if you photograph this masterpiece, then where will you take it?
      On paper - 8bit jpg
      Most TN matrices have 6-bit color.
      For me, the same 12-bit RAW is not such a big drawback, in comparison with the physical dimensions of the photocell on the micra matrix.

      • Pokemon

        "Most TN matrices have 6-bit color."
        TN matrices are common in laptops, in office PCs, well, maybe even among gamers.
        Normal people haven't had them for a long time.
        It's not about how I use 14Bit Rava, but that it makes no sense to buy the worst if they offer the best for the money.

        • Ivan

          Maybe you have a 10-bit IPS matrix on your calibrated monitor, I do not argue. But the vast majority of people have just the same 6bit TN matrices. And you will show your photos including on other monitors.
          In my previous comment, I wanted to show that 12 bits of RAW are also redundant for 8-bit files and photo labs.
          Even if in a year or two the new file format becomes popular ... a la 16bit tiff. And the matrix of monitors will be able to display such richness, then 14-bit RAW of modern FF systems and 12-bit RAW micros, both will not reach the 16-bit file format.
          For me, the difference between 12 bit and 14 bit RAW is the difference in felt tip tastes and pure marketing.

          • BB

            On most mid-price smartphones, starting about 5-6 years ago, IPS matrices, on laptops with a price of $ 600 - are also quite decent IPS

            • SennaTOR

              I am writing from 2021. On $ 600 laptops, the IPS matrix is ​​45% NTSC. Even for $ 1000 on a laptop, you have to look for a more or less decent matrix.

              • Rodion

                Yes, 72% NTSC only in top models. Or the old top ones.

      • Roman

        Yes, elementary, even for a wedding man - a groom in a dark suit and a bride in a white dress. Landscape on a sunny day. Sunset. Even with a perfect exposure, I might just want to compress the image, and it could be the desire to tighten shadows, and the desire to tighten the lights, or both at once.

        So when you put fifty light sources in order to solve exactly the same problem - to make the image less contrasting - this is normal and true. And if you try to do the same during processing - ay-ay-ay. The retoucher puts on a ton of makeup - that's true. The dresser smoothes every fold like a moron - it's rub. To do the same in five minutes in Photoshop is ay-ay-ay again.

  • Vadim

    Many people have questions, who buys such cameras?
    Watch the channel of the Yaroslavl photographer Vanifatyev, he chews in detail: what, why, why? He made his choice.
    Arkady, can I leave a link?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Of course you can

  • koba

    there are test shots on dpreview, in my opinion Olympus finally managed to achieve really good shots up to ISO1600, and this is good news. This camera has a large number of advantages, even unique ones, but there is only one minute - the price, which is at the level of full-frame DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. Besides, professional Olympus lenses are too expensive.

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