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OM-D E-M1 Mark III
NO LIMITS. BREAK FREE.

Comparison

Discover the E-M1 Mark III difference.

Compare the E-M1 Mark III with two other high-quality and advanced cameras: the E-M1X and the OM-1. Then opt for the camera which meets your photography needs best.

E-M1 Mark III
Firmware 1.4
OM-1
Firmware 1.0
E-M1X
Firmware 2.2

Reliability and mobility

Grip Optional vertical grip HLD-9 Optional vertical grip HLD-10 Integrated vertical grip
LOCK


Button lock and C-LOCK
(to customise which buttons should be locked)
Function buttons Single function buttons Single function buttons Optimised single function buttons; buttons with different haptics to easily use them when looking through the viewfinder
Mobility Lightweight system Lightweight system Lightweight system
Viewfinder magnification 1.48x
Approx. 2.36M dot
1.65x
Approx. 5.76M dot
1.65x
Approx. 2.36M dot
Weatherproof
(splash/dust/freezeproof)


IP53
remote cable, microphone, headphone terminals: IPX1

Advanced sealing for:

remote cable
microphone
headphone terminals
Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF)

Improved with new coating

Improved with new coating

Improved with new coating
Heat dissipation structure
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-
Battery
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Optional: with HLD-9 Grip

Single battery support of one 2280 mAh BLX-1 battery, up to 1040 images

Optional: with HLD-10 Grip

Double battery support for two 1720 mAh BLH-1 batteries; up to 2,580 images
USB power delivery In-camera charging and powering via USB; one battery can be charged in 2 hours In-camera charging via USB; two batteries can be charged simultaneously in 150 minutes. Powering while charging is possible In-camera charging and powering via USB or AC-5; two batteries can be charged simultaneously in 2 hours
Shutter 400,000
actuations
400,000
actuations
400,000
actuations
My Menu

Autofocus system

Cross type 121 -point 1053 -point 121 -point
Detection
On-chip phase detection, Contrast AF
Multi Selector (Joystick)
(HLD-10 also)
AF Customisation

User-generated arrays in addition to preset variation

User-generated arrays in addition to preset variation

User-generated arrays in addition to preset variation
Intelligent subject detection AF / AI detection AF
-
- /
 

(bird, train, car, motorbike, Dog/ Cat) improved algorithm
/ -

(bird, train, car, motorbike)
AF Target mode Group 25-point;
also 121-point, 5-point, 9-point
1 point, 9-points, 39 points, 63 points, 165 points Group 25-point;
also 121-point, 5-point, 9-point
AF Limiter
Face Detection /
Eye Detection AF


(advanced)


improved algorithm
AF sensitivity

Down to –6 EV
(with M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 Pro, ISO 100)

down to -8 EV
(with M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 Pro, ISO 100)

Down to –6 EV
(with M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 Pro, ISO 100)

High-speed performance

AF/AE Sequential Shooting with tracking Max. 18 fps Max. 50 fps Max. 18 fps
Silent Mode
AF/AE Sequential Shooting with lock Max. 60 fps Max. 120 fps Max. 60 fps
Anti-Flicker shooting / Flicker Scan
/
/
/
Dual SD card slot
(standard, auto switch, dual independent, dual same)

One slot is UHS-II compatible

Both slots are UHS-II compatible

Both slots are UHS-II compatible
RAW recordable 18 fps : 74 RAW
60 fps: 49 RAW
50 fps : 96 RAW
120 fps: 92 RAW
18 fps : 74 RAW
60 fps: 49 RAW
Pro Capture

High image quality

TruePic TruePic IX TruePic X Double TruePic VIII
Image stabilisation (IS)

body only
with M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm

Advanced IS 7.0 EV steps
7.5 EV steps

up to 7.0 EV steps
up to 8 EV steps

up to 7.0 EV steps
up to 8 EV steps
High Res Shot
(50MP sensor equivalent)

Tripod/handheld

Tripod/handheld

Tripod/handheld
Live ND Five levels: ND2, ND4, ND8, ND16, ND32 Six levels: ND2, ND4, ND8, ND16, ND32, ND64 Five levels: ND2, ND4, ND8, ND16, ND32
Mode dial P, A, S, M, C1, C2, C3, C4, Movie, and B for easier access to Live composite, live bulb, live time P, A, S, M, C1, C2, C3, C4, Movie, Additional Mode dial ""B"" für easier acces to Live Composite, Live Bulb, and Live Time P, A, S, M, C1, C2, C3, C4, Movie, Additional Mode dial ""B"" für easier acces to Live Composite, Live Bulb, and Live Time
Focus Stacking / Focus Bracketing Focus Stacking: Select from 3 to 15 shots, incl. display of crop frame of final image

Focus Bracketing: 3 to 999 shots
Focus Stacking: Select from 3 to 15 shots, incl. display of crop frame of final image

Focus Bracketing: 3 to 999 shots
Focus Stacking: Select from 3 to 15 shots, incl. display of crop frame of final image

Focus Bracketing: 3 to 999 shots
Live Composite max. 6 hours max. 6 hours max. 3 hours
Interval shooting 999 shots 999 shots 999 shots
Keystone compensation
(view effects in Live View while shooting)
In-body fisheye correction
(can be used as a wide lens without fisheye effect)

System expandability

Olympus Workspace: faster, customisable layout for optimised vertical shots, five rating levels and seven colour marks
Olympus Capture

Tethered/wireless

Tethered/wireless

Tethered/wireless
Oishare RAW / JPG / Firmware update / camera settings backup RAW / JPG / Firmware update / camera settings backup RAW / JPEG
Bluethooth® 4.2 LE
Field sensor system
(barometer, compass, thermometer, GPS)
-
-
–
 asisited GPS with Oishare
Fast image transfer Lightning speeds via Wi-Fi
(IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Lightning speeds via Wi-Fi
(IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Lightning speeds via Wi-Fi
(IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)

OM-D Movie

Handheld IS

Improved (with three levels of IS)

Improved (with three levels of IS)

Improved (with three levels of IS)
Weatherproof
(splash/dust/freezeproof)

Advanced sealing for:

IP53 Body
IPX1 when remote cable,
microphone or
headphone terminals are in use

Advanced sealing for:

remote cable
microphone
headphone terminals IPX1
Handheld 4K/C4K shooting

up to 30p Shooting

up to 60p Shooting, no time limit

up to 30p Shooting
Changing lighting conditions OM400-log: movies without loss of detail in shadows or highlight blowouts through colour grading; LUT for grading tasks via Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve FLAT mode (LUT OM400-log available as download) OM400-log: movies without loss of detail in shadows or highlight blowouts through colour grading; LUT for grading tasks via Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve FLAT mode (LUT OM400-log available as download) OM400-log: movies without loss of detail in shadows or highlight blowouts through colour grading; LUT for grading tasks via Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve FLAT mode (LUT OM400-log available as download)
View assistant
OM-D Movie AF
(advanced focusing)

AF speed and AF sensitivity adjustable

AF speed and AF sensitivity adjustable

AF speed and AF sensitivity adjustable
HDMI monitor connection 4:2:2 8 Bit RAW output support; info display either on camera or on monitor 4:4:4 12 Bit RAW output support; info display either on camera or on monitor 4:2:2 8 Bit RAW output support; info display either on camera or on monitor
High-Speed Movie 120 fps
240 fps
120 fps
Sound Improved sound quality thanks to new pre-amp

(96kHz, 24bit)
Improved sound quality thanks to new pre-amp

(96kHz, 24bit)
Improved sound quality thanks to new pre-amp

(96kHz, 24bit)
Separate movie settings available
Duration of use

under standard JEITA testing
when zoom and other operational functions are not used



̴ ̴85 min
̴140 min


̴ ̴90 min
̴160 min


̴ ̴170 min
̴350 min

Additional features

Battery lifetime Up to 900 images Up to 1.040 images Up to 2.580 images
Weight (CIPA) 504 g 599 g 997 g
Dimensions H: 90.9mm D: 68.9mm W: 134.1mm H: 91.6mm D: 72.76mm W: 134.8mm H: 146.8mm D: 75.4mm W: 144.4mm
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