Olympus releases the lightly updated OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs

Olympus has announced the release of the OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs. If you’re feeling a bit of deja vu, you aren’t alone. While the name looks familiar, you’ll note the addition of an ’s’ on the end compared to its predecessor, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III.

Rather than beating around the bush, we’ll get straight to the point: the OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is the OM-D E-M10 Mark III with a new silent shooting mode and a new ‘Instant Film’ art filter mode. Aside from these two small updates, the camera is otherwise unchanged from its predecessor. Absolutely nothing, inside or out, has changed, including the 16 Megapixel sensor, 5-axis sensor-shift IS and 121-point contrast-detection autofocus.

The OM-D E-M10 IIIs comes bundled with the 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R lens and will be available in early December for $599 in the U.S. and $799 in Canada.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs specifications

Price
MSRP $599 (w/14-42mm PZ lens)
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Metal, Composite
Sensor
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor TruePic VIII
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
Boosted ISO (maximum) 25600
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (4 slots)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 5-axis
CIPA image stabilization rating 4 stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Olympus 12-bit lossless compressed)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 121
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier 2×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 1.23× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape + Portrait
  • Night + Portrait
  • Children
  • Night scene
  • Sport
  • Hand-held Starlight
  • Fireworks
  • Light trails
  • Sports
  • Panning
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Beach & Snow
  • Backlight HDR*1
  • Candlelight
  • Silent
  • Macro
  • Nature Macro
  • Documents
  • Multi Focus Shot
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.80 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes Auto, redeye, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill-in, manual, off
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Anti-shock
  • Sequential high
  • Sequential low
  • Anti-shock sequential low
  • 12 sec self-timer
  • 12 sec anti-shock self-timer
  • 2 sec self-timer
  • 2 sec anti-shock self-timer
  • Custom self-timer
  • Custom anti-shock self-timer
Continuous drive 8.6 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (3, 5 frames at 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 14 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 25p / 14 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 24p / 14 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II supported)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description BLS-50 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 330
Weight (inc. batteries) 411 g (0.91 lb / 14.50 oz)
Dimensions 122 x 84 x 50 mm (4.8 x 3.31 x 1.97)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None

Olympus has announced the release of the OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs. If you’re feeling a bit of deja vu, you aren’t alone. While the name looks familiar, you’ll note the addition of an ’s’ on the end compared to its predecessor, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III.
Rather than beating around the bush, we’ll get straight to the point: the OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is the OM-D E-M10 Mark III with a new silent shooting mode and a new ‘Instant Film’ art filter mode. Aside from these two small updates, the camera is otherwise unchanged from its predecessor. Absolutely nothing, inside or out, has changed, including the 16 Megapixel sensor, 5-axis sensor-shift IS and 121-point contrast-detection autofocus.
The OM-D E-M10 IIIs comes bundled with the 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R lens and will be available in early December for $599 in the U.S. and $799 in Canada.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs specifications

Price

MSRP
$599 (w/14-42mm PZ lens)

Body type

Body type
SLR-style mirrorless

Body material
Metal, Composite

Sensor

Max resolution
4608 x 3456

Image ratio w:h
4:3

Effective pixels
16 megapixels

Sensor photo detectors
17 megapixels

Sensor size
Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)

Sensor type
CMOS

Processor
TruePic VIII

Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB

Color filter array
Primary color filter

Image

ISO
Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)

Boosted ISO (minimum)
100

Boosted ISO (maximum)
25600

White balance presets
6

Custom white balance
Yes (4 slots)

Image stabilization
Sensor-shift

Image stabilization notes
5-axis

CIPA image stabilization rating
4 stop(s)

Uncompressed format
RAW

JPEG quality levels
Fine, normal

File format

JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Raw (Olympus 12-bit lossless compressed)

Optics & Focus

Autofocus

Contrast Detect (sensor)
Multi-area
Center
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View

Autofocus assist lamp
Yes

Digital zoom
Yes

Manual focus
Yes

Number of focus points
121

Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds

Focal length multiplier

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD
Tilting

Screen size
3″

Screen dots
1,040,000

Touch screen
Yes

Screen type
TFT LCD

Live view
Yes

Viewfinder type
Electronic

Viewfinder coverage
100%

Viewfinder magnification
1.23× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)

Viewfinder resolution
2,360,000

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed
60 sec

Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 sec

Maximum shutter speed (electronic)
1/16000 sec

Exposure modes

Auto
Program
Aperture priority
Shutter priority
Manual

Scene modes

Portrait
e-Portrait
Landscape + Portrait
Night + Portrait
Children
Night scene
Sport
Hand-held Starlight
Fireworks
Light trails
Sports
Panning
Landscape
Sunset
Beach & Snow
Backlight HDR*1
Candlelight
Silent
Macro
Nature Macro
Documents
Multi Focus Shot

Built-in flash
Yes

Flash range
5.80 m (at ISO 100)

External flash
Yes (via hot shoe)

Flash modes
Auto, redeye, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill-in, manual, off

Flash X sync speed
1/250 sec

Drive modes

Single
Anti-shock
Sequential high
Sequential low
Anti-shock sequential low
12 sec self-timer
12 sec anti-shock self-timer
2 sec self-timer
2 sec anti-shock self-timer
Custom self-timer
Custom anti-shock self-timer

Continuous drive
8.6 fps

Self-timer
Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)

Metering modes

Multi
Center-weighted
Spot

Exposure compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)

AE Bracketing
±5 (3, 5 frames at 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)

WB Bracketing
No

Videography features

Format
MPEG-4, H.264

Modes

3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1280 x 720 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1280 x 720 @ 30p / 14 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1280 x 720 @ 25p / 14 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1280 x 720 @ 24p / 14 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM

Microphone
Stereo

Speaker
Mono

Storage

Storage types
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II supported)

Connectivity

USB

USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

HDMI
Yes (micro HDMI)

Microphone port
No

Headphone port
No

Wireless
Built-In

Wireless notes
802.11b/g/n

Remote control
Yes (via smartphone)

Physical

Environmentally sealed
No

Battery
Battery Pack

Battery description
BLS-50 lithium-ion battery & charger

Battery Life (CIPA)
330

Weight (inc. batteries)
411 g (0.91 lb / 14.50 oz)

Dimensions
122 x 84 x 50 mm (4.8 x 3.31 x 1.97″)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Yes

Timelapse recording
Yes

GPS
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