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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Micro Four Thirds Camera Review By David Thorpe

Find out what M43 fan David Thorpe thinks about the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III - Olympus' third version of the popular OM-D E-M5 micro four-thirds camera.

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After four years, Olympus has introduced the Mark III version of the OM-D E-M5 camera and with it comes Phase Detection autofocusing (AF), a first for a mid-range Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera and something reviewer David Thrope is happy to see. 

David takes a look at the new Phase Detection AF and many other features the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III has to offer in his latest video review which you can hit 'play' on above. 

"It's been a long wait but here it is, at last, with many useful improvements and one long awaited large one," says David. 


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David says Olympus have done an excellent job at creating an MFT-size camera that offers DSLR controllability and the addition of Phase Detection AF, amongst other things, gives Olympus another tick in the checklist box. "All of the updates are well worth having and bring the OM-D E-M5 line-up up to the latest MFT specs," says David. 

David goes on to praise several aspects of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, including performance, but he does have a few gripes about it which include a complicated menu system, fiddly Micro USB socket (no USB-C), and the fact that the camera can't be used while you're charing the battery in-body. David also doesn't like the fact that it has a plastic construction as it just doesn't feel quite as good as cameras made from metal. 

"It's a pleasure to use while being a serious tool for photographers and it is the best overall expression of MFT philosophy so far," says David.  

To learn more, watch David's review where he also shares sample photos. You can see a full list of specs for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III on the next page. 


Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Sample Photos


Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Photos of Equipment


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Photographs taken using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III

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ChrisV 17 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2020 6:50PM
When you can buy and EM1 mk2 for less, how can this be considered to be good value for money? Similar consideration between the G90/G9 at the time of release of the mid range Panasonic. Just makes little sense.

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