All you need. Break free. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III.

You didn’t think Olympus would let their 100th birthday go by without some sort of exciting news for their loyal shooters, did you? Here it is! At the intersection of high performance and highly compact, the E-M5 Mark III is a pretty huge update to 2015’s E-M5 Mark II.


Don’t miss your opportunity to get your hands on the OM-D E-M5 Mark III before anyone else. Olympus reps will be on-site with the latest stunner from Shinjuku in both Colorado and California, one night each.

Mike’s Camera, Denver • 759 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80246
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 • 7:00–9:00 PM

For the safety of our customers and employees, the Denver launch party has been rescheduled.

Mike’s Camera, Denver • 759 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80246
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 • 7:00–9:00 PM (click to register)

Mike’s Camera, Dublin • 7192 Regional St. Dublin, CA 94568
Thursday, November 7th, 2019 • 7:00–9:00 PM (click to register)

The weather-sealed, 20.4 MP Micro Four Thirds camera is slated for a late November availability. Click here to preorder now, or stop by your local Mike’s Camera store to get your name on the list!

Click here to preorder the OM-D E-M5 Mark III (body only)
Click here to preorder the OM-D E-M5 Mark III kit with M.Zuiko 14-150mm lens—SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER: save $300!

Key upgrades

  • 20.4 MP sensor (up from 16.5 MP)
  • 4K video
  • Extensive body refinement: see below
  • 121-point Phase Detection AND Contrast Detection AF (up from an 81 point, Contrast-only system on the Mark II)
  • Up to 30 fps silent-shooting burst mode
  • Bluetooth in addition to Wi-Fi
  • Slightly lighter body than the Mark II

Surrounding the sensor, Olympus has worked in a 0.5-stop increase in IBIS effectiveness (rated at 5.5 stops now) and upgraded the sensor-shift Tripod High-Res Shot mode to allow for a new maximum 50 MP size as well as a 25 MP option.

On the hardware front, the Mark III is actually just over 50g lighter than the Mark II, despite being ever-so-slightly larger in width and depth. The depth increase is due to a more positive grip, a feature we heard requested a lot by our customers—as did Olympus, apparently! If you have particularly big hands, an even larger grip expansion unit (with additional control dial and shutter button) will also be available.

The buttons and dials on the camera body have seen some movement, bringing the black sheep’s design more in line with that of the other members of the OM-D family.

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Of course, you’ll see numerous software improvements as well, like the ability to fine-tune the assignments of your dials, processing improvements powered by the new TruePic™ VIII processor, and—one of the fun upgrades we saw first on the E-PL9—the Instant Film Art Filter.

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III is bound to be a worthy new member of the OM-D series. We’d love to chat with you about it, so stop by your local Mike’s Camera store today! If you happen to be ready to commit, we’ll make sure you’re one of the first to receive this tiny yet powerful super-shooter.

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