Olympus launches a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera
Olympus has made its new Micro Four Thirds digital camera official. The OM-D E-M5 Mark III is pitched as a particularly compact mirrorless camera with lots of functions and abilities. In addition to its updated 20.4MP Live MOS sensor, it also has a 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder - which is also OLED - as well as a 3.0-inch Vari-Angle Touchscreen - which is not.
The OM-D E-M5 Mark III also packs in-body 5-axis image stabilization. It is rated for DCI and UHD 4K video, recording at 30 frames per second (fps). However, it also has a mechanical shutter that can achieve 10 fps for up to 150 consecutive raw files. It can also produce time-lapses of 5fps.
This new Micro Four Thirds unit also has an ISO range of 200 to 25600, as well as 121-point phase-detect chip-linked autofocus (AF). The E-M5 Mark III's AF can also be adjusted manually to suit focus ranges and points. This new Olympus mirrorless camera is to be made available on B&H Photo Video soon. It will come in black or silver colorways for a price of US$1199.