Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review

Overall 46
Imaging 18
Features 62
Size 77
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 25600 (Expands to 100)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 8.6 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 122 x 84 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 410 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Olympus E-M10 II.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Summary

This review is devoted to OM-D E-M10 Mark III that Olympus has first introduced to the public in Aug 31, 2017. This model is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Olympus released to replace their older product E-M10 II.

In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #114 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 46/100 and it takes a rank of #227 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Max Native Iso: 25600
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 121
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 8.6 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Battery Life: 330 shots

CONs

  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III With Other Cameras in Entry-Level Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III has the following external dimensions 122 x 122 x 50 mm (48.03 x 33.07 x 19.69″) with the weight of 410 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level Mirrorless type cameras is 319g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 50mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III — 330 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 338 shots
Max: 650 shots

Thickness

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III — 50 mm
Min: 23 mm
Average: 40 mm
Max: 85 mm

Weight

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III — 410 g
Min: 180 g
Average: 319 g
Max: 561 g

Unfortunately, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Photo and Sensor Features

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III comes with TruePic VIII processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III has the following ISO range 200 - 25600 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III features a 16.0 MP Four Thirds sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Four Thirds sensor featured in Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

LCD and ViewFinder

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III are its 8.6 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, OM-D E-M10 Mark III comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

OM-D E-M10 Mark III features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

In addition, OM-D E-M10 Mark III has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of OM-D E-M10 Mark III.

OM-D E-M10 Mark III comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, OM-D E-M10 Mark III is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect OM-D E-M10 Mark III with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III provides a shooting life of 330, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 338 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the OM-D E-M10 Mark III to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 55. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) sensor

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 95. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization
  • Large Four Thirds(17.4 x 13 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (122 x 84 x 50 mm)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 90. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III can be called a 90 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big Number of autofocus Points (121)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (8.6 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Small battery life (330 shots)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 78. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) sensor
  • Big weight (410 g)
  • Big size (122 x 84 x 50 mm)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 73. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III can be called a 73 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Detailed Specs

General
Brand Olympus
Model OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Announced Aug 31, 2017
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Number of Lenses 94
Focal Length Multiplier 2x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.62
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 60 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 8.6 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 5.8
Flash Modes Auto, redeye, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill-in, manual
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Dimensions 17.4 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 226.20 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 25,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 121
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 410 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 84 x 50 mm
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type 330 shots
Battery Model BLS-50
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II supported)
Storage Slots 1

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