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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Video Review By David Thorpe

David Thorpe has been putting the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III to the test and from his comments, it's safe to say he likes it. Find out why, and more in his latest video we have to share with you.

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Many of you have been waiting for David Thorpe to get his hands on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III so he can share his thoughts on the latest Micro Four Thirds camera to arrive from Olympus and, with the following line, we think he likes what he sees. 

"Olympus has come up with what, in my view, might be the best all-round camera available," David Thorpe on the OM-D E-M1 Mark III. 

In his video review, David says he expected another 'ho-hum, here we go again' copy of the last Olympus camera to be released such as the OM-D E-M5 Mark III or the E-M10 Mark III but David was pleasantly surprised when he discovered that the OM-D E-M1 Mark III is different in that it retains everything good about the older model while adding better things to the mix.


Olympus OMD EM1 Mark III


The main area David says Olympus has done this is with the fast and accurate C-AF system which he says finally puts a Micro Four Thirds camera in the same focusing league as Canon, Nikon and Sony. 

"Olympus has really hit the mark with the E-M1 Mark III," explains David. "Unlike some new cameras which don't have 'much about them' (especially if you already have the previous model), the E-M1 Mark III is different."

To see what else David has to say about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III, click 'play' on the above video. You can also take a look at ePHOTOzine's Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review.


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Photos of Equipment


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Sample Photos



Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels20.4Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5184
Pixels (H)3888
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeMicro Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1037K
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Eye Detection
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest1800sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity64 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Flash
  • Shade
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Cloudy
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Bracket
  • Manual
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder Resolution2360K
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting60fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 4K
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPSCINE4K: 24fps, 4K UHD: 30p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)420shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBody, USB cable, cable clip, shoulder strap, instruction manual, warranty card, FL-LM3 flash, BLH-1 Li-ion battery , BCH-1 Li-ion battery charger

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Photographs taken using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

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An excellent review of a camera for M43 shooters but it costs the earth in my opinion.
I should add that the Panasonic G9 (released about two years ago) is a worthy rival and in my experience it is an outstanding camera, now costing about half the price of this Olympus. I really don't get all this nonsense about the Panasonic's DFD autofocus but chacun a son gout.

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