Pre-order the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Camera

Hello, fellow Micro 4/3 enthusiasts: Olympus recently announced their upcoming OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera, which is compact, lightweight, and weather-sealed to make it the ultimate travel companion for those who love to roam the world and capture spectacular photographs of new places.

It offers a number of improvements over its 4½-year-old predecessor, the E-M5 Mark II:

Mark III Mark II
Sensor: 20.4 megapixel 16.1 megapixel
Processor: TruePic VIII quad core TruePic VII
Electronic Viewfinder: 2.36M-dot OLED 2.36M-dot LCD
Autofocus System: Phase Detection & Contrast Detection Contrast Detection only
Image Stabilization: 5.5 EV 5 EV
Focus Point: 121-point 81-point
Continuous Speed: 30fps 10fps
4K Video: Yes No
Wireless Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.3 Wi-Fi only
USB Charging: Yes No
Weight (body only): ~366g ~417g

…and this chart doesn’t even cover it all!

Like the previous model, the E-M5 Mark III boasts a weather-sealed construction that makes it dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof, and it’s even lighter than before, so you truly can take it anywhere without feeling burdened by your shooting setup.


The Mark III has already begun collecting some early reviews that rave over the camera’s capabilities, like this one at The Phoblographer and this one by Justin Kauffman. The latter had this to say:

This camera has quickly become one of my favorites I’ve ever used. When it comes to quick hikes or trips where I need to save weight, I find myself reaching for the E-M5 Mark III every time. This body also has a ton of features that are similar to the E-M1X so it makes me feel like the slight trade off in weight-to-performance is worthwhile on those specific missions that require a lighter set up.


My final favorite take away is that the battery life of this camera has been fantastic. Even in cold conditions it continues to hold its charge incredibly well and I’ve never had it die on me in a situation where I needed it.

The E-M5 Mark III releases November 21st, 2019 and can be pre-ordered for $1,200 on Amazon (price is for the body alone) in your choice of silver or black colorways. You might also consider adding the ECG-5 grip ($169) made specifically for this camera.