EXPLORE THE WORLD WITHOUT LIMITS
Seeking adventure is in your DNA. You’re passionate about photographing all the far-flung places you visit. The E-M5 Mark III is just what you’re looking for. It’s compact, lightweight and comfortable — made for roaming the biggest cities, the smallest villages or the most remote destinations on earth. You’ll feel exhilarated instead of exhausted from carrying heavy gear. And then there’s the stunning stills and video. Thanks to an impressive range of pro technology, you’ll come home with images you’ll want to see over and over again. The E-M5 Mark III. All you need in one astoundingly portable system.
5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
121 Cross-type phase detection AF Points
4K Video Capture (30/24fps)
The E-M5 Mark III is part of the world’s most portable camera system. Carry less. Shoot more. It’s that simple.
The Olympus advanced 20MP Live MOS Sensor, TruePic™ VIII image processor and world-class M.Zuiko lenses work together to produce distortion-free images with edge-to-edge sharpness.
When your camera is splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof, you can stop worrying about the weather and focus on shooting.
121-POINT ALL-CROSS TYPE ON-CHIP PHASE DETECTION AF
The same autofocus system used by pros has all the speed and precision you need to track and capture challenging, fast-moving subjects.
Capturing action that barely lasts a fraction of a second is nearly impossible. Pro Capture Mode makes the impossible possible.
30FPS SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING
Fire off a burst of 20MP images at 30fps to effortlessly keep up with and capture any fast-moving action.
5-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION
Camera shake equals blurry images. Our powerful 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization system compensates for all types of camera movement giving you crisp, clear images and video.
5-AXIS SYNC IS
Pair the E-M5 Mark III with one of our stabilized M.Zuiko PRO lenses for one of the world’s most powerful image stabilization systems.
With 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization you have more mobility and freedom than ever to capture smooth, stable 4K video.
50MP HIGH RESOLUTION SHOT
Take a 50MP ultra high-resolution image where every detail is exquisitely captured. Perfect for shooting landscapes.
Get long exposure photography right. Live Composite Mode (along with Live Bulb and Live Time) can help you capture difficult nighttime shots brilliantly.
Wirelessly connect the camera to your smart device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for easy sharing on-the-go.
Save and instantly access your favorite shooting setting using the Custom Mode on the main dial.
22 SCENE MODES
Sometimes you want the camera to do the work. Choose from 22 Scene Modes to make it easy to capture beautiful photos no matter what scene you’re shooting.
The E-M5 Mark III is at the center of an expansive system of lenses and accessories. Choose the ones you need based on your photography interests.
Sensor Effective Resolution / Type – 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS
Processor – TruePic™ VIII Quad Core Processor
Focusing System – Dual F.A.S.T. AF (Contrast & Phase Detection AF) 121 Point (All Cross Type) On-Chip Phase Detection
Image Stabilization System – 5-Axis Image Stabilization with up to 6.5 Shutter Speed Steps Compensation with Sync-IS
Viewfinder – 2.36M dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Rear Monitor – 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch LCD
Weathersealed – Dust, Splash and Freezeproof
Sequential Shooting Speed – 10fps [H] mode 6fps [L] mode mechanical shutter; 30fps [H] mode 10fps [L] mode silent electronic shutter
4k Video Capture (30/25/24 fps) with Flat Picture Mode
30fps Silent Electronic Shutter
PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter Mode
Fisheye Compensation Mode
USB In-camera Charging
Sensor / Dust Reduction
Sensor Type – 4/3″ Live MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels – 20.4 million
Total Pixels – 21.8 million
Aspect Ratio & Area – 4:3 / 17.4 x 13.0mm
Dust Reduction – Super Sonic Wave Filter
AF System Type – High-speed imager AF: Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF used in combination. When a Four Thirds lens (mount adapter sold separately necessary) is attached, imager phase detection AF is always enabled.
Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode – 121-point cross-type phase detection AF and 121-point contrast AF All target, single target (normal / small), group target (5-area / 9-area / 25-area)
Focus Modes – Single AF (S-AF); Continuous AF (C-AF); Manual Focus (MF); S-AF + MF; AF tracking (C-AF + TR); Preset MF
AF Performance – C-AF lock (5 steps) , AF scanner (3 types) , C-AF Center Priority , C-AF Center Start
Magnified Frame – 3x , 5x , 7x , 10x , 14x
Manual Focus Assist – Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Peaking Function – Activation can be assigned to a custom button or the focus ring
AF Focus Adj. – Adjust all, adjust by lens (for Phase detection AF only)
System Type – Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilization for movie and still photos (*yaw/pitch/roll/vertical shift/horizontal shift)
Modes – 4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3, OFF)
Focal Length Setting – 11 settings: 10 programmable settings (10 lenses), 1 open setting
Stabilization Performance – 5.5 EV: Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO (focal length =40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm))
6.5 EV: Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 PRO (focal length =100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm)), halfway release image stabilization Off
Shutter / Sequential Shooting
Focal-plane shutter : 1/8000 – 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
Live Bulb / Live Time: selectable exposure time (1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 min.), with 8-min. default setting. Live Composite: maximum shooting time 3 hours
Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) : 1/320 – 60 sec.
Electronic shutter (Silent mode) : 1/32000 – 60 sec.
Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed
[Sequential shooting H] approx. 10 fps with selectable 5 -10 fps
[Sequential shooting L] approx. 6fps with selectable 1-6 fps
[Anti-shock sequential shooting L] approx. 5.5 fps with selectable 1-6 fps
[Silent sequential shooting H] approx. 30 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L] approx. 10 fps with selectable 1-10fps
[Pro Capture H] approx. 30 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30fps
[Pro Capture L] approx. 10 fps
Max Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting
[Sequential shooting H 10fps] RAW: Max. 150 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full
[Sequential shooting L 6fps] RAW, JPEG (LF): Until card is full
[Silent sequential shooting H 30fps] RAW: Max. 23 frames, JPEG (LF): Max. 26 frames
[Silent sequential shooting L 10fps] RAW: Max. 152 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full
Sequential Shooting Frame Count – 1 – 99 frames
Self Timer – Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON/OFF)
Finder Type – Eye-level electronic viewfinder (OLED), approx. 2.36M dots
Field of View / Viewfinder Magnification – Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.20x – 1.37x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
Eye Point / Diopter Adjustment Range – Approx. 27mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Preview – Live View preview with depth of field preview lock
Display Grid – Off / normal grid / trichotomy / golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
Level Gauge – 2-axis (horizontal / vertical) level gauge
Finder Style – 3 styles
Brightness / Color Temp Control – Adaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±7 level manual brightness control /±7 level manual color temperature control
Rear Monitor Size – 3.0-inch vari-angle monitor
Touch Control – Shutter release, Touch AF (AF area selection, AF area size adjustment) AF targeting pad, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Super Control Panel, Wi-Fi connection, movie controls
Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor) – ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color Tone Select – Vivid / Natural
Live View – Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x3/x5/x7/x10/x14),
Live View Boost – Live View Boost 1 , Live View Boost 2 (For dark situations)
Exposure Control / Flash
Metering System – Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering*, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
Metering Range – EV -2 – 20 (ISO approx.100, with a F2.8 lens)
Exposure Mode / Shooting Mode – AUTO; Program AE (Program shift can be performed); Aperture priority AE; Shutter priority AE; Manual; Bulb (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available); Custom; Scene select AE; Art Filter; Underwater wide / macro
AUTO ISO (default): LOW (approx.64) – 6400 with customizable default and upper limit (200 – 6400)
Manual ISO: LOW (approx.64, approx.100), 200 – 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 or 1 EV steps)
Exposure Compensation – ±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
AE Lock – Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to AEL/AFL button as well)
Flash Intensity Control Mode – TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
Flash Mode – Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)
Synchronization Speed – 1/250 sec.
Flash Intensity Control – Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible External Flash – FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-700WR
Wireless Flash Control Method – Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible flashes: included FL-LM3 or separately available FL-600R and FL-900R , STF-8, FL-700WR
External Flash Intensity Type – TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel No. – 4 channels
Group No. – 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)
Memory / Image Recording (File Format)
Compatible Memory – SD, SDHC, SDXC
Recording Format – DCF2.0, Exif2.31
File Format – RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording Image Size
[RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels – 1024 x 768 pixels
White Balance / Color Mode
White Balance Mode – Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White Balance Compensation – ±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis
Preset White Balance – 7 preset WBs (3000K – 7500K) – Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
CWB (Kelvin Setting) – 2000 – 14000K
Capture White Balance – 4 custom settings can be registered
Color Mode – sRGB, Adobe RGB
Bracketing / HDR
Exposure Bracketing – 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
ISO Bracketing – 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White Balance Bracketing – 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B/G-M axis.
Flash Bracketing – 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter Bracketing – i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters, Color Creator selectable
Focus Bracketing – 3 to 999 shots, focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10 (compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses)
Focus Stacking Mode – 8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
HDR (Auto Composite) – HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like); ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.
Bracketing for HDR post-process – HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like); ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.
Picture Mode – i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, Underwater, Color Creator, Art Filters
Gradation – Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using e-Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters, Color Creator]
Highlight and Shadow Control – ±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone
Art Filter (Variation / Art Effect) – Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f); Soft Focus ( – / c.e); Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f); Light Tone ( – / d.f); Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h); Pin Hole (I, II, III / d); Diorama (I,II / d); Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f); Gentle Sepia ( – / a.b.c.d.f.); Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h); Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.); Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.); Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i); Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f); Bleach Bypass (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.i); Instant Film (- / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Art Effect – Soft Focus Effect; Pin-Hole Effect; White Edge Effect; Frame Effect; Star Light Effect; Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right); B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green); Picture Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green); Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Color Ring (for partial color) – 18 color selectable
Color Creator – Color pattern : 30 colors / Saturation setting -4 ~ +3
Live Bulb / Live Time – Update Interval Time – 0.5 sec – 60 sec
Live Composite – Update Interval Time / composite method – 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
Interval Shooting – Interval Time 1 sec. – 24 Hours, Max 999 frames; Automatic creation of time-lapse movies possible
Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function) – 2 frames / Auto gain, exposure on recorded picture (RAW)
High Res Shot – Equivalent to 50 megapixels / 25 megapixels (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift); JPEG: 8160 x 6120(50M) 5760 x 4320(25M) / RAW: 10368 x 7776; RAW data can be developed in-camera. Olympus Workspace required to develop on a PC.
Video / Audio Recording
Video Recording Format – MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
4096×2160(C4K) / 24p / IPB(approx.237Mbps)
3840×2160(4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB(approx.102Mbps)
1920×1080(FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB(SF, F, N)
1920×1080(FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB(SF, F, N)
1280×720(HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I) , IPB(SF ,F ,N)
60p: 59.94 fps
50p: 50.00 fps
30p: 29.97 fps
25p: 25.00 fps
24p: 23.98 fps
C4K 24.00 fps
FHD ALL-I(A-I : ALL-Intra/approx.202Mbps) FHD IPB(SF : SuperFine / approx.52Mbps, F : Fine / approx.30Mbps, N : Normal / approx.18Mbps)
HD ALL-I(A-I : ALL-Intra / approx.102Mbps) HD IPB(SF : SuperFine /approx.26Mbps, F : Fine / approx.14Mbps, N : Normal / approx.10Mbps)
Maximum Video Recording Time – Approx. 29min 59sec
Movie Tele-converter – Approx. 3x (enlarges view of selected area)
Movie Effect – One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
High speed movie – 120fps (1920×1080/MOV)
Video Exposure Control – Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
Grid Lines / Focus Peaking – 4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking
Time Code – Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame
Movie Picture Mode – Flat (LUT file available for download from website)
Audio Recording Format – Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz); High quality sound recording (Stereo linear PCM/24-bit, Sampling frequency 96kHz)
Microphone / Speaker – Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
Microphone Function – Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter
Connectivity / Power Requirements
USB Connector – USB Micro-B
Remote Connector – φ2.5Pin Jack (when using separately available RM-CB2).
HDMI Connector – Micro HDMI (type D)HDMI
Flash Attachment – Hot shoe
Wireless LAN – Built-in (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth – Built-in (Bluetooth® Ver.4.2 BLE)
MIC Input Jack – φ3.5 stereo mini jack (plug-in power on/off)
PC Interface – USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Battery – BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery Status Display – Remaining power (4 steps, %, or by-minute display), shot count, degradation
USB Charging – Removable battery can be charged with USB when in camera
Number of Recordable Pictures – Approx. 310 shots (using Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with IS ON, with no flashes attached, based on CIPA test standards)
Battery Life for Movie Recording – Approx. 60 minutes (under standard JEITA testing); Approx. 110 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
Weights & Dimensions / Operating Environment
Weight – Approx. 414g (with battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards); Approx. 366g (body only)
Dimensions – W:125.3mm H:85.2mm D:49.7mm
Environmentally Sealed – Dust, Splash, Freezeproof
Operating Temperature Range – -10ºC ~ +40ºC (when in operation) / -20ºC ~ +60ºC (when stored)
Operating Humidity Range – 30 – 90% (when in operation) / 10 – 90% (when stored)