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Olympus announces the new E-M10 Mark III with 4K video recording and 121 AF points

By Alvin Soon - on 31 Aug 2017, 4:01pm

Olympus announces the new E-M10 Mark III with 4K video recording and 121 AF points

Olympus has just announced the OM-D E-M10 Mark III, the successor to 2015’s E-M10 Mark II. The new mirrorless camera comes with the same TruePic VIII image processing engine as the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, a 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, 5-axis optical image stabilization, 4K video recording, 121 AF points, built-in WiFi, a new Advance Photo mode and a total of 15 Art Filters (one new).

The E-M10 cameras have traditionally sat between Olympus’ higher-end cameras like the E-M5, Pen F and E-M1, and the entry-level cameras like the E-PL8. However, we’ve found the E-M10 cameras to offer surprisingly good value for their price, with plenty of features that suit both entry-level and advanced users.

The new E-M10 Mark III comes with a few physical refinements — the grip is slightly deeper, the three dials are bigger and the Mode dial has been slightly raised, and the control pad now has printed info. There’s a new Shortcut button that brings you back to the main menus, and also acts as a handy Super Control Panel shortcut in PASM modes.

Speaking of modes, the E-M10 Mark III comes with a new Advanced Photo (AP) mode that sits right on the mode dial. AP mode was designed to help users get great images easily, with options like Live Composite for in-camera composite images, Live Time for long exposure shots that you can preview on the back monitor, silent shooting where sound and flash are disabled, panorama, keystone correction, focus bracketing and more.

The E-M10 Mark III is Olympus’ second mirrorless camera to ship with 4K video, after the E-M1 Mark II. You can shoot 4K at 30/25/24p, and Full-HD at 60/50/30/25/24p. There’s also a high-speed 120fps option at HD resolution. 

It ships with 121 AF points, similar to the number of points on the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II. It’s more than the 81 AF points that came with the E-M10 Mark II, and unlike DSLR cameras, the AF points over most of the imaging area.

The Olympus E-M10 Mark III comes in black and silver. The local retail price is to be advised.

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