Olympus E- M10 Mark III Review

The 16MP Micro Four Thirds OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III is a mirrorless camera that leaves a nice first impression as it looks a lot prettier than any previous model. The user interface (UI) and the menus are its main changes and the camera is a nice surprise for a beginner and professional as well.

If we were to be harsh, the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III doesn’t fall far from the previous Mark II, and only presents minor improvements on the ergonomics and a better processor. But this is far from the truth and the UI changes to turn the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III into a great choice when in need.

Designed and made to satisfy the needs of both new-entry level photographers and professionals, the Olympus E-M10 Mark III is a great camera, especially if you’re new to Olympus.

The list of features is quite impressive and the more you get to use it, the more you appreciate its performances and high quality photos.

The OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III comes with a built-in image stabilization which means you may easily take great photos when you’re on the move. Even if you’re taking handheld pictures or videos, the images are going to be sharp, no matter if the light is good or poor.

The description continues with its Touch AF features that allows you to focus and trip the shutter with just a fast touch of the screen. You only need to tap the area of the screen where you’re planning to focus. Impressively, the delay is minimum to none as you got your shot.

Any passionate or beginner photographer is going to like the next feature: Art filters. You get 15 built-in Art Filters so you may easily preview the filtered shots on the monitor. If this option doesn’t work for you, you may also use the electronic viewfinder previously you caught your image for a spontaneous creative control.

Another thing is great about the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III is that you may use it like a pro, even if you’re not there yet. You don’t have to go through a sophisticated menu as the camera is quite user friendly. You only need to tap the screen in order to use the Live Composite, HDR, nighttime or Focus Bracketing when using the new model from Olympus.

So many photograph enthusiasts out there were expecting a 4K video on their camera and the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III gives them that too. The OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III lets you get amazing UHD 4K video and slow motion video, even when you’re handholding the camera. The Clips Mode helps you create nice and easy movies from the short clips. And if this isn’t enough for you, you may also add some background music, without using any editing software!

The list of features continues with the LIVE View function that means that what you see is what you get, no matter if you’re using the 180deree tilting touch screen or the interactive electronic viewfinder. Thanks to this feature, you may get a real time preview of your shot, taking the guesswork out of the picture for good.

You don’t need to worry about carrying the bulky and heavy external flashes when using the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III as it comes with a built-in flash. You only need to rotate the power switch to activate the pop-up flash that is well hidden. When taking some portraits or you need some more lights, the built-in flash is great and easy to use, adding more light.

In the era of everything connected with everything, it’s only natural that the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III presents a Wi-Fi sync so you may download the pictures straight to your Android or iOS smart device. You only need to download the Olympus Image Share app.

Not only the processor is stronger, but the camera also gives a combination of mechanical and digital stabilization in 4K mode. If you don’t know by now, most cameras may only digitally stabilize 1080. This translates into smooth footage, even if you’re moving the camera around.

The Auto Mode is better so it’s not difficult to identify movement in the scene, which sustains better selection of the proper setting for shooting. It’s not the most impressive improvement, but it’s an upgrade still. We have to give the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III that.

The OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III is a mid-level camera that still could need some improvement. The easy access to its features recommends it for those who want a lot more when shooting a photo.

If you’re working better with the numbers, here are some for you. The OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III comes with 16 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII Image processor. The 4K 30 P video has HD 120 frames per second high-speed video.

The 5-axis image stabilization comes with 4 stops of correction and the camera comes with 1.04M-dot tilting touch screen and 2.36-dot electronic viewfinder. You get 8.6fps continuous shooting (4.8fps with continuous AF) and 330 shot-per-change battery life.

The LCD monitor is tilting and 3.0”, presenting a user-friendly touch screen.

The camera pairs well with Panasonic 25 mm lens and with all M. Zuiko lenses so you may take shots from far away, with various perspective.

Its ISO is highly competitive, especially for the low light shooting, whereas its Li-Io battery is great and long lasting.

The camera is compact and feels nice in the hand. The lens covers are attached to the body, protecting the internals.

The OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III comes with more advanced features that are easier to access than in previous models.

The better grip, the nice appearance and the 4K video ability are the main strengths of the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III, but the improved quality of the photos and built-in flash sure add up as pros.

You may add a personal touch to the camera by getting the custom accessories: the genuine leather body jacket, the leather lens for the 14-42mm EZ lens and the leather strap.

Let’s sum it all up for the best things:

  • The camera comes with built-in flash and image stabilization
  • It includes 15 art-filters
  • It has a compact shape and a good grip
  • It’s user-friendly and great for handheld photos/videos

We’re not that worry about the inherent flaws:

  • There’s no more “Myset” preset option
  • It has no wireless RC flash function

The OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 MARK III comes with a long list of good things and it’s a great buy, no matter if you’re new into photo shooting or already a pro.

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