New Olympus EM10 MKIII! A SMART alternative to your SMART Phone!

New Olympus EM10 MKIII! A SMART alternative to your SMART Phone!

Pre Order at B&H Photo – Black or Silver – $649

So today Olympus announced the EM10 MKIII, the latest in their OM-D Line, the new MKIII is the smallest in the lineup. Now includes the best in class 5 Axis IS, and the same image processor that is used in the flagship EM1 MKII. Olympus is saying “USE THIS INSTEAD OF YOUR PHONE”…and I agree. In fact I just wrote about this the other day! This will take your images up a huge level from a smart phone, and will be more fun in the process, and without breaking the bank. It even has LCD Touchscreen operations similar to a smart phone. I look forward to testing this new camera, and giving the full review SOON! 


Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera with New Touch Screen Interface Effortlessly Captures and Shares Blur-Free, High-Quality Images in Any Scene

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 31, 2017Olympus’ new OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a compact, lightweight, easy-to-use interchangeable lens camera that offers the performance and image quality of the OM-D® lineup to the snapshooter looking to expand their photography. The OM-D E-M10 Mark III includes best-in-class image stabilization compensation performance and the same TruePic VIII Image Processor used in Olympus’ acclaimed flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera. This combination delivers high-quality images even in situations when camera shake typically causes blur, such as night scenes or handheld telephoto shooting.

Consumers looking to step up from their smartphone camera to an interchangeable lens system will instantly benefit from the OM-D E-M10 Mark III’s 5-Axis Image Stabilization. With an image stabilization system built into the camera body, it can provide blur-free images no matter which lens is attached, and can also record crisp, shake-free handheld 4K videos in cinemalike quality.

The camera is compact and lightweight to easily be taken anywhere to capture and share standout, like-worthy images on social media. Designed for ease of use, both in form and functionality, the grip rests nicely in the hand, and buttons and dials are thoughtfully positioned for effortless operation. The body is equipped with a variety of features for different shooting styles and situations, including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, a tilting rear LCD monitor with touch controls similar to a smartphone and a built-in flash.

First-time interchangeable lens camera users benefit from four shooting assist modes to capture brilliant images right out of the box. The intelligent AUTO Mode detects the shooting scene, subject, camera movement and light transmitted through the lens, then automatically chooses the optimal settings. The other assist modes include Scene Mode (SCN), Advanced Photo Mode (AP), and Art Filter Mode (ART), each of which appear on the mode dial alongside AUTO Mode for easy access.

The Touch AF shutter, which now takes advantage of 121 autofocus points, allows users to choose the precise area of focus and trip the shutter simply by touching the LCD screen. Continuous AF (C-AF) Mode maintains focus on moving subjects when the shutter is pressed halfway.

The OM-D E-M10 Mark III is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi®, which can be used in conjunction with the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share®) app to easily connect to a smart device and wirelessly transfer images for quick editing and uploading to social media.

Pricing and Availability – Pre order now in Black or Silver at $649 for the body only and $799 with the 14-42 Kit Lens. 

Main Features

In-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization can deliver blur-free, high-quality images in any scene

The OM-D E-M10 Mark III is equipped with high-performance in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization and the same TruePic VIII Image Processor used in the acclaimed flagship model OM-D E-M1 Mark II. These technologies combine to give users of all levels a camera that delivers improved performance in low-light shooting conditions and beautiful, blur-free images and movies in any shooting scene without using a tripod. Best-in-class, built-in compensation performance (four shutter-speed stops) provides pin-sharp photos with high image quality, even in situations where camera shake is prevalent, such as night scenes and dim indoor conditions, and when using a telephoto lens. This powerful image stabilization system also enhances video capability, providing beautiful, shake-free handheld 4K movies.

Compact premium OM-D design

The OM-D E-M10 Mark III has a sophisticated, compact and lightweight body that can easily be brought along on any adventure. The camera is optimized for ease of use, with an easy-to-hold grip, and buttons and dials designed for easy operation. The camera is equipped with a variety of features for different shooting styles and situations, including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, a tilting LCD screen with touch operations similar to a smartphone, and a built-in flash.

Four shooting assist modes for entry-level users

The OM-D E-M10 Mark III is equipped with four shooting assist modes so that first-time interchangeable lens camera users can shoot with ease. AUTO, Scene (SCN), Advanced Photo (AP), and Art Filter (ART) Modes appear on the mode dial for easy access.

When in AUTO Mode, the camera detects the shooting scene, subject, lighting, and movement of the camera and subject to automatically select the optimal settings to allow anyone to capture blur-free, pin-sharp photos, even in dimly lit indoor situations. In Scene Mode, users can touch one of six shooting environments, each displayed on the LCD monitor, to activate the ideal settings. The Advanced Photo Mode opens up users of all levels to popular photography techniques, such as nighttime Live Composite and Multiple Exposure. Bleach Bypass is a new filter in Art Filter Mode that reproduces the silver retention method used when developing film. Type I produces a glossy look, like shining silver metal, and Type II produces a nostalgic look reminiscent of old film.

High-speed AF performance with touch operation to capture any subject

The OM-D E-M10 Mark III is equipped with high-speed AF to instantly focus on fast-moving subjects and capture beautiful, sharp images.

When using the Touch AF Shutter, users can simultaneously focus and release the shutter by simply touching on the tilting screen the area they want to focus on. The camera features 121 AF points that cover most of the image area, allowing you to easily focus on the subject. It is equipped with Face Priority AF and Eye Priority AF to ensure sharp focusing on the face or eyes of the person closest to the camera. Also available is C-AF for continuous focusing on moving subjects, and up to 8.6 frames per second high-speed sequential shooting for capturing split-second expressions.

Built-in Wi-Fi for easy smartphone connection and sharing

The OM-D E-M10 Mark III is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi that can be used in conjunction with

the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app to easily connect to a smart device and wirelessly transfer images and video for quick uploading to social media. Simply scan the QR code displayed on the camera’s screen with a smart device to pair the devices. A smart device can also be used as a remote trigger for shooting group photos and for adding GPS information to photos displayed on a map to indicate where they were captured.

Other Features

Shortcut Button for easy menu navigation

The new Shortcut Button on the left-hand side of the camera instantly displays the setting menu most relevant to the current shooting mode so that users can quickly change settings. For example, users can press the Shortcut Button while shooting in Scene Mode to quickly switch to another shooting environment.

Easily accessible settings and adjustments

Settings are assigned to the four arrow pad buttons on the back of the camera, including ISO, flash, drive and focus settings, which can be activated with the press of the corresponding icon. Two customizable function buttons can be programmed with one of 11 different functions, such as Digital Tele-Converter for instant activation with one button press. Two dials on the upper section of the body can be used to change settings and make adjustments on the fly.

Optional Accessories

Genuine Leather Body Jacket, CS-51B

This new genuine leather body jacket is customized for the OM-D E-M10 Mark III. It helps protect the camera body from scratches and enhances the look of the camera with its genuine leather texture. Color options include black and brown. The genuine leather shoulder strap CSS-S109LL II and genuine leather lens cover LC-60.5GL (both currently available) make it easy to create a coordinated look for the camera.



  1. After many years of taking pictures with point and shoot only I want to go back be a little bit more creative. Have checked the PEN-F and also the OM E M1 Mark II. They boutght would be an overkill for me. But as I really like Olympus this new EM10 MKIII ! Looks like it is a perfect way to get acustomed to the Olympus world. It let me do various things and learn, and other family members can using it too! I find the new concept of operating the camera quite interesting and would like to see that with more complex cameras as well. Especially when not using the camera very often I guess we might forget some of the functions. I will get this camera, seems like perfect for me !

  2. How many of the folks here kicking the new OM-D E-M10 MkIII are actually serious users of m4/3 cameras? …… That’s what I thought. You can dismiss their comments for what they are.

    I shoot m4/3 (E-PL3, E-PL5, E-P5, and now Pen F). Great cameras. Great lenses. Great images. Can’t ask for more than that. If you absolutely need more than m4/3 can provide, you are in a minority.

      • I’ve used 16 mp m43 for years, and the 16 mp sensor is pretty average at best. It does well for the size, but it is still one of the lowest rated system camera sensors around. m43 is about features and tech. Hopefully the new sensor trickles down to the commoner cams soon.

    • No way a wedding photographer would use this. The lousy AF system would lead to a lot of missed shots, and 16 MP is not enough in 2017.

    • I do! Micro 4/3 is great — with the right camera body. Unfortunately the E-M10 Mark III is not it because Olympus chose to cripple it too much for segmentation purposes. Either version of the OM-D E-M1 kicks ass.

  3. 8.6 fps compared 8.5 fps of the previous model!

    Hey, it’s a pretty good camera for $650. But let’s not fool ourselves. Like Canon with the 6Dii, this camera is intentionally sh*tty so to not eat up sales of the flagship. In the end people who buy this camera dont really care. It just has to be a recent release. Those who know anything about m43 will buy the mark2 on sale.

  4. Lost cause. When people have dropped $700 on the latest iphone, most have pretty much spent their discretionary income. The fact that that phone has a camera w/ gps full social media connectivity blah blah blah seals the deal.
    The only new people I see coming into ‘real’ photography are those discovering the joys of film cameras which can be had for pennies on the dollar.

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