LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus E-M5 III has a Fully Articulated 3 LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Olympus E-M5 III will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
E-M5 Mark III has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus E-M5 III can shoot continuously at max speed of 30.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
. E-M5 Mark III also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/32000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately E-M5 Mark III doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Olympus E-M5 III features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 121 points to choose from. Olympus E-M5 III also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Olympus E-M5 III's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, E-M5 Mark III automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
With Olympus E-M5 III, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Olympus E-M5 III provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor E-M5 Mark II
which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your E-M5 Mark II and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of E-M5 Mark III.
E-M5 Mark III also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 120 for ultra slow motion videos. E-M5 Mark III has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Olympus E-M5 III also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus E-M5 III features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Olympus E-M5 III's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our E-M5 Mark III. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect E-M5 Mark III to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus E-M5 III is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 310 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 364 shots, Olympus E-M5 III has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend E-M5 Mark III owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus E-M5 III vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Olympus E-M5 III Features Compared to Main Competitors