Olympus announces OM-D E-M5 III

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Olympus has announced the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, a followup to the four year-old E-M5 Mark II that introduces many of the features of the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X in a considerably smaller and lighter package.


Standout features include a 20MP sensor, Pro Capture prerecording mode, better weather sealing, and 4K video-recording capabilities.

The OM-D E-M5 III is the first in the E-M5 series to have an on-sensor phase-detect autofocus system. It features 121 phase-detect AF points, along with a contrast-detect system inherited from the E-M1 II and E-M1X. Inside, it gains a TruePic VIII image processor, and also offers face and eye detection. 

There's a 5-axis in-body stabilization system that delivers up to 6.5 stops of shake reduction with a compatible lens. The EVF is the same 2.36-million dots as before, but now features a clearer, higher-contrast OLED, rather than an LED. Battery life is still weak however, offering about 310 shots.

Video features include UHD and DCI Cinema 4K at 30 fps, or 1080p video at 120 fps. 

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III will be available from late November 2019 for an RRP of AU$1,999 for the body, or AU$2499 with a M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II lens. Visit Olympus for more information.   

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