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Fuji X-H2 Not So Soon ?

Well from the latest information and rumors we have Fuji X-H2 announcement will not happen soon, at least this year.

One of our (Mike) readers send this to us:

Ive been told by a Fuji retailer that Fuji totally stuffed up with the latest discount pricing of the H1. It sold out worldwide and now most places are on back order deep into November. Fuji are now having to make more, when the original idea was to clear the surplus.

After a little research we have found that due to latest Price cut over Fuji X-H1 camera,  the camera demand raised at B&H and other online stores.

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List of Camera Companies not to attend Photokina 2020

Yes we have the list of camera companies those who are not in mood to attended Photokina

Camera Companies not to attend Photokina 2020

  1. Nikon
  2. Leica
  3. Olympus

I am not able to understand why these camera makers want to keep themselves away from such a large public event. Photographers and vloggers from all over the globe visit to explore new technologies and try their hands on in new cameras and lenses. Photokina connects people with their brands.

From photokina press text

“We look forward to strong demand and applications from both the new and the classic segments of companies like Canon, CEWE, GoPro, Sony, Panasonic, Kodak Alaris, Sigma, Tamron, Carl Zeiss, Hasselblad, Hahnemühle, Arri, Rode Mikrophones, DJI and Insta360”, says Christoph Werner, Vice President of Koelnmesse. These are contrasted by cancellations, including from Leica, Nikon and Olympus.

Fuji X-H1 Camera Deals, Better than Fuji X-T3 ?

  • Get Fuji X-H1 Camera at $999 (MSRP $1299) + A free batter grip
  • Bundle Deal – Pair-up a 16-50mm F2.8 lens and get additional $300 discount

After price cut the Fuji X-H1 camera become one of the best Fuji camera to buy at this moment. The pro M4/3 camera is available at $999 only.  With excellent Still core specs the camera also records DCI 4K videos and you will also get sensor-shift image stabilization with the Fuji X-H1.

Fuji XH1 Camera available at $999 with battery grip. The camera also features built-in image stabilization and better video modes than of Fuji X-T3.

A quick comparison with Fuji X-T3 camera

$999 (with battery grip free) $1299
Reasons to Buy Fuji X-H1

  1. Affordable / Best Value for Money
  2. 5-Stops of Built-in Image Stabilization (No IBIS in Fuji X-T3)
  3. DCI 4K Video (4K UHD in X-T3)
  4. Full HD 120FPS (No 120FPS mode)
  5. Top LCD Display Screen
Reasons to Buy Fuji X-T3

  1. 26MP BSI CMOS Sensor 4the gen
  2. 425 vs 325 (100+ AF points)
  3. 20.0fps vs 14.0fps (6 FPS Faster)
  4. Headphone port

 

Also take a look at the Best Lenses for Fuji X-H1 Camera

Best Standard Kit ($300 discount when paired with Fuji X-H1) FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens
Best Prime Fuji XF 35mm F2 WR
Best Portrait FUJIFILM XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens with UV Filter Kit
Best Macro FUJIFILM XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens

 When Fuji X-H2 is coming

Based on the latest rumors we have from Rumor mills the Fuji X-H2 camera may arrive in Q4 of 2020 or in 2021. So, for now its safe to buy Fuji X-H1 camera, since no replacement is coming till late 2020.

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Olympus E-M5 III vs Sony A6400

Let’s talk about the specification comparison between the Sony A6400 camera and the Olympus E-M5 III camera. ow before we begin let me tell you that we ony do carry a large sensor inside it. If, you are someone who mainly shoots still images only. Then without moving into details my suggestion is you should buy the Sony A6400 with IMX 271 APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor.

With the Sony 24 MP sensor you will be getting more more bit depth, more dynamic range, better color output and more clean low-light images when paired with bright aperture lenses.

Sensor Details

Olympus E-M5 Sony A6400
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Sony E
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor) APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 21.8 Megapixel
Effective: 20.4 Megapixel
Actual: 25 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 5184 x 3888 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 4:3 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type MOS CMOS
Sensor Size 17.4 x 13 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Image File Format JPEG, RAW JPEG, RAW
Bit Depth 12-Bit 14-Bit
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis None

Sensor Image stabilization missing inside Sony A6400

The selling point of Olympus apart from DCI 4k is built-in image stabilization. The camera features 5.5 Stops of butil-in image stabilization system which can be further enhanced upto 6.5 stops when paired with the OSS lenses. With Sony you have to depend upon broad ISO range and OSS lenses for getting clear shots at night.

Large Sensor area and better ISO range in Sony A6400

The ISO range of the Sony A6400 camera is more than of the new Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera. The expandable ISO range of Sony is 2 stops more than of the Oly. More or less we are also getting larger sensor are with Sony APS-C sensor. So, be assured you will get better low-light performance with the Sony A6400.

Exposure

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Sony A6400
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200 to 25600 (Extended: 64 to 25600) 100 to 32000 (Extended: 100 to 102400)
Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Second
0 to 3 Hour in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/320 to 60 Second
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 60 Second
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot Average, Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps) -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range -2 to 20 EV -2 to 20 EV
White Balance Auto, Color Temperature Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 150 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 10 fps at 20.4 MP for Unlimited Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 6 fps at 20.4 MP for Unlimited Exposures (Raw)
Up to 6 fps at 20.4 MP for Unlimited Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 30 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 23 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 30 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 26 Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 46 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 116 Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 115 Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 99 Exposures (JPEG)
Interval Recording Yes Yes
Self-Timer 2/12-Second Delay 2/5/10-Second Delay

DCI vs UHD Despite of having a smaller sensor the camera is able to grab out DCI 4k videos whereas the Sony A6400 camera records slightly lower resolution UHD 4K videos from a large APS-C sensor.

Limit vs No-Limit: Sony offers unlimited video recording option. with Olympus we do have the traditional 30min video recording limit. So, of course Sony is bit better for longer run.

Video AF Test Below

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Sony A6400
Recording Modes MOV/H.264
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00p [237 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [102 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/119.88p [18 to 202 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [10 to 102 Mb/s]
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [50 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [25 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p [16 Mb/s]
AVCHD
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes 4:2:2 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 24.00p
4:2:2 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p
Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes NO LIMIT
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input

Video AF

Video AF is one of the most important thing for Sony A6400 camera. If you have time look at the AF test videos one by one and you will get a clear idea who does better AF. Hint: Sony A6400 AF is just incredible.

Video AF Test of Sony A6400

Video AF Test of the Olympus E-M5 III

 

So, from the test videos you can clearly see that, Sony is doing better AF than of the Olympus E-M5 III camera. So, if you are video vlogger than you should move with the Sony A6400 camera.

AutoFocus

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Sony A6400
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus Auto and Manual Focus
vFocus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S) Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 121 (121 Cross-Type)
Contrast Detection: 121
Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 425
-2 to +20 EV

With Sony A6400 camera we are getting 2X more AF points as well as more AF coverage. So, Sony A6400 camera will do better AF than of the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera.

Viewfinder and display

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Sony A6400
Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED) Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2,360,000 Dot 0.39″
Viewfinder Eye Point 27 mm 23 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.67x Approx. 1.07x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +2 -4 to +3
Monitor Size 3″ 3″
Monitor Resolution 1,040,000 Dot 921,600 Dot
Monitor Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD 180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD

Vari-angle Screen is an additional advantage: Having a vari-angle screen in a camera is highly required when you are vlogging with the camera. In general when you put Microphone on hotshoe the SOny A6400 screen gets blocked and you have to use slightly modified Microphones available in the market.

Card slots and more

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Sony A6400
Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Connectivity Micro-B (USB 2.0), HDMI D (Micro), 2.5mm Sub-Mini, 3.5mm Microphone 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Wired Remote Port, Micro-B (USB 2.0)
Wireless Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
GPS No No

 

weight and size

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Sony A6400
Battery 1 x BLS-50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1175 mAh (Approx. 310 Shots) 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.93 x 3.35 x 1.96″ / 125.3 x 85.2 x 49.7 mm 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.4″ / 120 x 66.9 x 59.7 mm
Weight 14.6 oz / 414 g (Body with Battery and Memory) 14.22 oz / 403 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

 

Olympus E-M5 Mark III vs Sony A6400 Verdict / Conclusion:

Sony A6400 For Still Shooters

For still shooter we recommend you to go with Sony A6400 camera. Since, Sony features large APS-C Sensor with more dynamic range and better low-light performance.

Best Lenses for Still shooters

Best Lenses for Sony A6400

Best Lenses for Olympus E-M5 III Camera

1. Best Standard Zoom Lens (Best all in one) Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro ($799 for the kit)
Option #2 afforable Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ($499)
2. Best Wide angle Zoom Lens Panasonic Lumix 7-14mm f/4.0 ($881)
3. Wide angle Prime (portraits / vlogs) Olympus 17mm f/2.8 ($349)
4. Best Zoom Lens Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ($119)
5. Best Macro Lens Olympus 60mm f/2.8 ($449)

For Video vloggers you have we have to compared their feature once again

Best Vlogging Camera between Olympus E-M5 Mark III vs Sony A6400

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Sony A6400
Video DCI 4k UHD 4K
Display Vari-angle Touch Front-Flip Touch Screen
Video Recording Limit 30Min Unlimited
Camera IS 5.5 Stops No in camera IS [OSS Lens required]
Video AF Sony A6400 considerably fast than Olympus E-M5 Mark III in Video AF
Lenses based IS Most of the Olympus Lenses doesn’t have IS. Only telephoto lenses have. Sony Kit lens have IS as well as Sony 10-18 F4 OSS vlogging lens also have IS.
Microphones You can use literally any microphones due to nature of var-angle display screen. Recommended Rode Lavalier GO Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone for Wireless GO System
Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

Which is more annoying to you Slow Video AF while Vlogging or a bit Camera shake while walking ?

So, in this case I will pick Sony A6400 camera since, I always want to have bang-on focus when I am creating youtube content. I am not always walking and more than 70% of video are done in my room. So, for me Sony A6400 is a excellent camera for vlogging puspose.

Recommended Vlogging Setup for both camera

Sony A6400 is a killer vlogging combo when paired up with kit lens or Sony 10-18 F4 OSS vlogging lens. For sound you can use Rode Lavalier OR while on move you can use Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact  shotgun.

Olympus is a Excellent vlogging combo when paired up with kit lens or Olympus 17mm f/2.8. You can use Rode Lavalier or  Rode shotgun microphone of your choice.

 

Olympus E-PL10 camera Announced

Olympus E-PL10 camera is nothing but a Olympus E-PL9 camera with a vlogging screen, all the major specification of the camera remains almost same as of its predecessor. The Image stabilization of the camera is slightly improved and Olympus has added a new ‘Fine Tune’ option to adjust how strong the Art Filter effects are when applied to images. Keep in mind the camera is limited to CDAF so don’t expect super fast AF from the camera as of others Olympus pro and mid-range mirrorless camera.

Also check Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera announcement

Olympus E-PL10 Press Release

Transform Your Photography While Embracing Creativity With the Olympus PEN E-PL10

A Compact and Sophisticated Interchangeable Lens Camera That You Can Take Everywhere

Olympus Corporation (President: Yasuo Takeuchi) is pleased to announce the newest micro Four Thirds System standard interchangeable lens camera, the Olympus PEN E-PL10, scheduled to go on sale in late November 2019. This model features a simple, sophisticated design packed with a wide array of expressive shooting functions. The compact, lightweight body is equipped with in-body image stabilization and a flip-downLCD monitor along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, making it easy even for beginner interchangeable lens camera users to enjoy capturing and sharing creative, expressive photographs.

Main Features

– Blur-free high image quality in various scenes, such as night scenes, telephoto shooting, and video recording

– Flip-down LCD monitor for shooting at any angle and useful Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly transfer photos from the camera to a smartphone

– Enjoy a wealth of creative expressions using Art Filters and interchangeable lenses

– A compact, lightweight body with a simple sophisticated design that matches your style

The Olympus PEN E-PL10 is equipped with in-body image stabilization and offers blur-free high image quality with a simple touch operation. It is packed with features that expand creative expressions, such as selfie, Art Filter for impressive, artistic finishes, and compatibility with various interchangeable lenses. By using the built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® in conjunction with the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) smartphone app, the camera easily connects to a smartphone to transfer images and share them on social media. Tutorial videos are also available to learn shooting techniques using OI.Share, making it the perfect interchangeable lens camera for the beginner photographer. Packing versatile features for a rich array of photographic expressions in a simple, sophisticated, compact design, this is a model that you can take everywhere.

Olympus interchangeable lens camera systems’ biggest advantage is their amazing mobility thanks to the compact, lightweight camera system, including lenses. The combination of a high-resolution, high-performance lens lineup and powerful image stabilization results in sharp, high- quality photos and videos in a variety of scenes.

Main Features Details

Blur-free high image quality in various scenes, such as night scenes, telephoto shooting, and video recording

This model is equipped with in-body image stabilization, powerfully suppressing camera shake, which tends to occur when shooting at night, in dim indoor scenes, while shooting video and when using a telephoto lens. It also features TruePic VIII, the same image processor found in Olympus’ professional models, for clear images with minimal noise, even in low-light scenes. The combination of in-body image stabilization and TruePic VIII provides blur-free images.

Flip-down monitor for shooting at any angle and useful Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly transfer photos from the camera to a smartphone

Flip-down LCD monitor

Simply touch the subject shown on the LCD monitor to simultaneously focus and activate the shutter (Touch AF Shutter). When the monitor is flipped down, it automatically switches the camera to Selfie mode for easy self-portrait shooting. You can also select e-Portrait for brighter, smoother skin, or switch to movie recording with a simple touch operation. Changing the angle of the LCD monitor also makes it possible to shoot from various perspectives.

Easy connection to a smartphone

Use the built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® and the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app to easily connect the camera and smartphone to import images and share on social media. By using the Share Order function, selected photos or videos on the camera will be automatically transferred to your smartphone once the camera is turned off. OI.Share also provides a Camera How To guide, containing tutorial videos of shooting techniques and a Digital Guidebook packed with other useful shooting tips.

Enjoy a wealth of creative expressions using Art Filters and interchangeable lenses

Art Filter

With 16 Art Filter options, you can capture creative photos with simple controls. Use the new Fine Tune option to adjust the level of Art Filter effects while checking the results on the screen to create a photo as you wish.

AP (Advanced Photo) mode

AP mode provides shooting functions that generally require advanced photography techniques with simple operations. Anyone can easily shoot a multi-exposure photo by just overlapping two images in Multi Exposure, and shoot light trails of stars or automobile lamps without the risk of overexposure in Live Composite. Silent mode, which mutes shutter and operation sounds, is now possible in P, A, S and M modes as well as AP mode.

Versatile interchangeable lenses

A versatile lineup of compact, lightweight, high-performance interchangeable lenses are available, including bright, single-focal-length lenses as well as macro lenses to achieve beautiful defocusing effects. You can choose the perfect lens depending on the subject to dramatically expand the possibilities of photographic expression.

A compact, lightweight body with a simple sophisticated design that matches your style

The E-PL10 is available in white, black, and brown. Each details of the colors of leather-feel materials and surface finish are carefully selected for exquisite texturing. This model is designed for a simple, harmonious look that is easy to match with any style. When paired with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ standard kit lens, it is highly portable, and is lighter than a 500 ml bottle of water.

Other Features

1. Supports high image quality 4K video and the ability to extract still images from videos

2. Maximum 8.6 fps high-speed sequential shooting so you never miss a photo opportunity

3. SCN (Scene) mode lets you capture images exactly as you imagine simply by choosing a shooting theme

4. AUTO mode for capturing beautiful photos simply by pressing the shutter release button, and leaving all the necessary adjustment to the camera.

●Separately Available Accessories

Genuine Leather Body Jacket, CS-45B, Genuine Leather Shoulder Strap, CSS-S109LL II, and Genuine Leather Lens Cover, LC-60.5GL (now on sale)

These genuine leather accessories are designed to protect the camera and enhance its design. Available in white, black, brown, and light brown, so they are easy to match with any style.

 

Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 Images, Announcement Soon

Canon RF 70-200 F2.8 official product shots now available, the official announcement of the camera is about to happen soon.  Take a look at the lens details and more images.

Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 Lens Details

Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
Minimum focusing distance: 0.7m
Maximum shooting magnification: 0.23 times
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Filter diameter: 77mm
Size: φ89.9mm × 146mm
Weight: 1070g (excluding tripod seat)
Camera shake correction effect: 5 steps

Canon  RF 70-200mm F2.8 More Images

Also see – Canon Working on Animal Face Tracking and Eye AF

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Olympus E-M5 Mark III Camera Press Release, Full Specification and Price

Olympus finally announced the Olympus E-M5 III camera. The camera features most of the core specifications of company flagship Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera.

Olympus redesigned the camera from inside to out. Now the camera is much more compact and light-weight. The camera features same 20MP senor image processor as of Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera, take a look at the Major specification of the camera

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Major Features

  • 20MP Four Thirds sensor
  • 121-point autofocus system
  • 50MP high-res shot mode
  • 10 fps burst shooting with AF-C
  • Cinema (DCI) and UHD 4K video
  • Up 6.5EV of image stabilization (CIPA-rating) with supported lenses
  • 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder with 60 fps refresh rate
  • Extensive direct controls and articulating touchscreen
  • Weather-sealed body
  • In-camera USB charging
  • 1/8000 sec mechanical shutter speed

The camera will be available in late November. The body is priced at $1199, with the 14-150mm F4-5.6 II lens brings the cost up to $1799. A battery grip, the ECG-5, features a shutter release and control dial and will sell for $169.

Olympus E-M5 III Press Release

NEW OLYMPUS OM-D® E-M5 MARK III EMPOWERS YOU TO BREAK FREE FROM HEAVY GEAR

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 17, 2019 —Today, Olympus announces the newest addition to its OM- D lineup, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Featuring much of the cutting-edge technology found in the OM-D E-M1 Mark II professional model, this compact, lightweight, weather-sealed camera1 includes a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor, powerful 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization with up to 5.5 EV steps of compensation (6.5 EV steps with Sync IS), 30 frames per second sequential shooting, high speed and high precision autofocus capabilities using 121-point all cross-type on-chip phase detection AF, as well as versatile shooting features such as Live Composite and Focus Stacking and advanced features such as Cinema 4K Video and Pro Capture, all packed into a powerfully, portable body. Paired with the superior resolution of Olympus M.Zuiko® lenses, this weather-sealed system is the ultimate travel companion for the on-the-go photography enthusiasts.

Compact, Lightweight, weather-sealed System

Many components of the E-M5 Mark III, including the image stabilization unit, have been miniaturized in an effort to deliver the smallest body possible. Dramatic improvements in power-saving performance make it possible to use the more compact BLS-50 battery to enhance the lightweight, compact design. The compact system size means that users can shoot for long periods of time in locations where tripods cannot be used ensuring no missed photo opportunities. Experience complete system mobility when pairing the E-M5 Mark III with the diverse lineup of high-resolution, lightweight, interchangeable M.Zuiko lenses.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is equipped with features found in high-end OM-D models, packed in a compact body that is approximately 55% the volume of competitive full-frame mirrorless systems2. It features the highly acclaimed dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof weather-sealed design that Olympus is known for, to allow continuous shooting even in the most severe environmental conditions. The E-M5 Mark III delivers a modern take on the striking, iconic design of the traditional OM system with advanced styling, including a moulded exterior, refined grip and a retooled mode dial. The body also features an updated Custom Mode setting, to recall frequent settings for easy access while shooting. The BLS-50 battery contributes to the compact, lightweight body while offering a power saving design, allowing the same number of shots as its predecessor. The BLS-50 battery captures approximately 310 shots per charge.

Outstanding Image Quality

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III boasts the same 20 Megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor found in the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, offering superior performance, exceptional clarity and speed in all aspects of image capture. Maximizing that performance are the TruePicTM VIII image-processing engine and 5-Axis Image Stabilization unit. When paired with high-resolution M.Zuiko Digital lenses, it is capable of capturing images with minimal noise even at high-sensitivity settings, and delivers high image quality with minimal distortion up to the edges of the shot.

The E-M5 Mark III features Anti-flicker Shooting to help suppress the effect of flickering light sources while using both the mechanical and electronic shutter.

High Speed AF Performance

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III is equipped with 121-point all-cross type On-chip Phase Detection AF for precision focusing, even for fast-moving subjects where focus is difficult, or in low light situations, a staple feature in the E-M1 Mark II. Unlike DSLR cameras, there is no degradation in AF precision when using a fast lens. The E-M5 Mark III offers high precision, high-speed focusing from the maximum aperture setting with all M.Zuiko Digital lenses, regardless of subject patterns. The algorithm has been improved over previous models, preventing focus from unexpected jumping to the background, even in mixed perspective scenes with near and far subjects.

Select from six AF target options, including single, 5-point, 9-point, 25-point, 121-point and small. AF/AE tracking supports 10fps high-speed sequential shooting (silent sequential shooting L) and 30fps with focus and exposure locked after the first frame, for capturing subjects with intense movements. The moving subject tracking algorithm utilizes AF information from both Live View images and recorded images to enable quick tracking of unpredictable subject movement and changes in subject speed. Experience superb AF operability while using the touch pad to move the AF frame while tracking a moving subject. Use the Touch Shutter/Touch AF on the LCD screen to select your area of focus within the frame.

Pair the E-M5 Mark III with M.Zuiko Digital lenses for quiet, fast focusing, using an actuator that enables high-speed, high-precision, quiet lens driving. The high-speed, high-precision AF of the E-M5 Mark III brings out the full potential of the superior focusing available with M.Zuiko Digital lenses.

Compact Image Stabilization Unit

The 5-Axis Image Stabilization device, including the actuator, has been redesigned for the E-M5 Mark III in order to deliver a higher level of stabilization in a smaller package, resulting in a smaller and lighter body. Based on camera shake information obtained from the high-sensitivity gyro sensor and image analysis, the TruePicTM VIII image processor precisely controls the image stabilization unit to provide up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance, reducing blur caused by camera shake. Increase that to 6.5 shutter speed steps3 with 5-Axis Sync IS when the OM-D E-M5 Mark III is paired with M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with in-lens image stabilization4.

OM-D Movie 4K Video Capture

Record high quality, Cinema 4K video with minimal camera shake, even while shooting handheld. The E- M5 Mark III supports C4K 24p, Full HD 30 fps, All-Intra and Full HD 60p. Information from the On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor is used for optimal focusing when recording video. With this, users can record 4K 30P high-definition video. Combining 5-Axis Image Stabilization with electronic stabilization make it possible to record stable video with minimal camera shake. No special stabilization equipment is required, even during active movement.

Olympus Core Competencies

Olympus interchangeable lens camera systems’ biggest benefit is its amazing mobility, thanks to the compact, lightweight nature of the cameras and powerful image stabilization, combined with an entire lineup of high-resolution and high-performance M.Zuiko lenses–resulting in consistently sharp, high-quality photos and video.

Versatile Shooting Features

Long Exposure Shooting

Long exposure shooting is made easier with several amazing features pioneered by Olympus: Live Composite, Live Bulb and Live View. Live Composite creates a single image from multiple shots by compositing (stacking) them together. This mode combines long-exposure with compositing and is incredibly useful and easy-to-use. Applications for Live Composite vary from star trails, Milky Way, auroras, light painting, light trails, fireworks and so much more. Live Bulb allows the photographer to hold the shutter release to begin the exposure and watch the image build on the LCD screen. Simply release the shutter when you feel the image has reached the exposure of your liking. Live View sends a live image feed from the camera’s sensor to the LCD, allowing the user to compose shots from a variety of angles, with the ability to adjust composition, change exposure and white balance using the LCD screen.

Pro Capture

Pro Capture mode makes it possible to record scenes that are difficult to time at a full pixel count of 20M, such as a bird taking flight. From the moment the shutter button is pressed fully, 14 frames are retroactively recorded and retained, making capturing the perfect shot simple. Up to 30 fps high-speed shooting is available in Pro Capture H. RAW recording is also supported.

Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking

Focus Bracketing can capture up to 999 shots with a single shutter activation while shifting the focal position slightly between each shot. The amount of focal shift can be selected from 10 levels, and recorded images can be combined into one single, evenly exposed image, using Olympus Workspace V1.1 image editing software. It is possible to create a single image with a depth of field that cannot be obtained simply by stopping down the aperture. Because the aperture is not stopped down too far during shooting, this feature also enables high image quality. The camera is also equipped with Focus Stacking, which automatically composites images on the camera. Eight photos with different focal positions are composited on the camera for a photo with a greater depth of field that is in focus from the foreground to the background.

50MP Tripod High Res Shot

Tripod High Res Shot shifts the image sensor in 0.5-pixel increments while capturing eight sequential shots. These shots are then merged into a single 50MP equivalent high-resolution photo. This feature is perfect for landscape shots, product photography in a studio, and other situations that require ultra-high-resolution images.

Other Features

Large, High-Visibility Viewfinder

This model features an approximate 2.36 million-dot, high-contrast OLED panel for vivid colors and an EVF (electronic viewfinder) optical system for minimal distortion to the edges of the screen. Such a design makes framing more accurate so the user can concentrate on shooting. The long eye point makes it easy to check overall framing, even when wearing glasses.

1/8000 Second High-Speed Mechanical Shutter

The E-M5 Mark III features a high-speed mechanical shutter that operates up to 1/8000 second, making it possible to shoot at a wide aperture setting for defocusing effects even when using a large-diameter lens in bright outdoor conditions.

SCN (Scene) Mode

In SCN mode, simply choose one of six themes and select the photo most like the scene you want to capture to activate optimal settings.

Art Filter

Equipped with 16 Art Filter options, you can capture creative photos using simple controls with the E-M5 Mark III. While checking the filter effect on the LCD monitor, you can create images that are uniquely your own.

Easy Wi-Fi® Connection to Smartphones via Bluetooth®

The E-M5 Mark III is equipped with Wi-Fi compatibility. Bluetooth can be used to automatically connect the camera to a smartphone simply by starting up the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) smartphone app for transferring recorded images to a smartphone via Wi-Fi. By using the Share Order function, selected images on the camera can be quickly and automatically transferred to your smartphone.

Custom Mode

Register your frequently used camera settings to Custom (C on the mode dial) with the E-M5 Mark III. After being registered, simply set the mode dial to C to instantly activate and shoot using saved settings.

USB Charging

USB charging is available on the E-M5 Mark III for charging the battery on the move, when the camera is not in use.

Available Accessories

ECG-5 Dedicated External Grip (New, Sold Separately)

Compatible ECG-5 dedicated external grip for an expanded, sure grip, equipped with a shutter release and control dial.

Electronic Flash, FL-900R (Sold Separately)

This high-power flash with a maximum guide number of 58 synchronizes high-speed sequential shooting5. It has an angle of illumination of 24-200mm6 and 14-20mm7 when used with the wide panel. It features dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof performance and can be used with the separately sold FR-WR Wireless Receiver for wireless7 flash firing via radio signal. It can also be used to wirelessly fire the bundled flash FL-LM3.

Electronic Flash, FL-700WR (Sold Separately)

This compact, lightweight electronic flash has a maximum guide number of 42. It delivers stable wireless communication even in bright outdoor locations and when used around obstacles and functions as a commander/receiver. Because it features a dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof construction, it can be used in any type of shooting scene. It can also be used to wirelessly fire the bundled flash FL-LM3.

Macro Flash, STF-8 (Sold Separately)

This macro flash is perfect for using the two heads to produce images with a greater sense of three- dimensional space and has a guide number of 8.5 (2 heads) or 6 (1 head). It features a dustproof, splashproof, freezeproof construction for outdoor use and supports the unique Olympus Focus Stacking feature for photos with a greater level of creativity. Lenses compatible with the bundled ring adapter are M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, and M.Zuiko Digital ED 12- 40mm F2.8 PRO.

Large Eyecup, EP-16 (Sold Separately)

This accessory blocks external light making the viewfinder easier to use. By using materials with elastic properties, the eyecup fits all eyes, regardless of whether the user is wearing glasses or not. Support from both the eye area and both arms improve stability for a posture that reduces camera shake.

Remote Cable, RM-CB2 (Sold Separately)

A pin jack-style shutter release cable equipped with a convenient bulb lock for long exposures. The cable is approximately 80 cm long.

Compact Gun Microphone, ME31 (Sold Separately)

A directional gun microphone is useful when recording sounds outdoors such as birds singing. The adoption of machined metal body makes it very sturdy. It can be attached to the hot shoe of the E-M5 Mark III with a commercially available hot shoe mount.

Pricing and Availability

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III will be available in both black and silver in late November. The camera body only will have a suggested retail price of $1,199.99 USD and $1,499.99 CAD and the camera body with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II lens will have a suggested retail price of $1,799.99 USD and $2,249.99 CAD8.

1) When paired with a weather-sealed lens.
2) As of October 2019 and when large diameter standard zoom lens is attached.
3) M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO at a focal distance of f=100mm (35mm equivalent: f=200mm), halfway release image stabilization: Off, frame rate: high speed. CIPA standards compliant on two axes (Yaw and Pitch).
4) M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO (as of October 17, 2019)

5) Maximum 10 fps at a flash ratio of 1/32.
6) 35mm equivalent.
7) Electronic Flash FL-700WR or Wireless Commander FC-WR must be attached to the hot shoe of the OM-D E-M5 Mark III.
8) Launch offers may apply.