Olympus E-M10 III overview
Olympus E-M10 III is Olympus's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first introduced on August of 2017. The camera has a 16MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The E-M10 III is ranked #33 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all around #222 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can test our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Olympus E-M10 III family
The Olympus E-M10 III has a history of related cameras. Here, you can check out all past and current models alongside important specifications.
Olympus E-M10 III Gallery
You can see the E-M10 III from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus E-M10 III Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Olympus E-M10 III based on features which are oftentimes seen as essential in a camera.
Olympus E-M10 III Sensor details
The Olympus E-M10 III houses the TruePic VIII processor. The dimension of the sensor on the Olympus E-M10 III is 17.4mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 226 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 16MP and has a native ISO range of 200 to 25600. This ISO can be increased electronically to a minimum of 100. RAW photos are saved so the user has wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the E-M10 III's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The E-M10 III sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is highlighted in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus E-M10 III dimensions
Olympus E-M10 III is 0.90 lb (410g / 14.46 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 122mm x 84mm x 50mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 2.0"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323g and the Olympus E-M10 III is heavier compared with its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a picture of the Olympus E-M10 III next to a soda to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button design on the E-M10 III.
Olympus E-M10 III Lens specs
The E-M10 III uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses available in the market. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the E-M10 III.
Olympus E-M10 III Connectivity
The E-M10 III has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer photos and oftentimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
A few applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Olympus E-M10 III Video specs
The highest video quality on the Olympus E-M10 III is 3840 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p offers a fantastic quality for video recording. You are able to crop to Full HD to get cleaner results. Beware of the massive file sizes and make sure you get high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone port so you have got no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get an alternative model if you need decent audio for your video clips.
Olympus E-M10 III Weather Sealing
Olympus E-M10 III doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions could damage the camera.
Olympus E-M10 III Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-M10 III has a 3 inch tilting display boasting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly so you are able to adjust focus points plus adjust settings by using your finger.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for Olympus E-M10 III are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.62x
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be pretty valuable.
Olympus E-M10 III Shutter specs
Olympus E-M10 III continuous shooting rate is 8.6 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might cause "rolling shutter" in certain lighting conditions.
Olympus E-M10 III Flash and Hot shoe specs
Olympus E-M10 III has both inbuilt flash along with external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Olympus E-M10 III Autofocus specs
Olympus E-M10 III has just Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & exact compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect making it useful for people photography.
The AF system has 121 focus points to select from. Olympus E-M10 III has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to shift focus points. It also boasts Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Olympus E-M10 III can use manual focus if required during low light conditions or you require more precise control on focus.
Olympus E-M10 III Battery life
The battery power (BLS-50) for the Olympus E-M10 III is built to last for 330 clicks with respect to the CIPA requirements which is comparable with it's rivals. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest (650) battery life within this type of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the strongest battery life:
Olympus E-M10 III for specific categories of photography
The following bar chart gives a summation of the Olympus E-M10 III for specific categories of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Olympus E-M10 III Portrait photography factors
The Olympus E-M10 III gets a rating of 74 which is nice, and means the camera is a fine fit for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos plus the option to use off-camera lighting.
Olympus E-M10 III Street photography info
Getting a superb points total of 77, the Olympus E-M10 III is a brilliant option for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Olympus E-M10 III Sports photography information
A above average sports photography points tally of 70 means the Olympus E-M10 III is a good pick for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Olympus E-M10 III
Weight is pretty crucial in selecting a travel camera. In general, the Olympus E-M10 III gets a nice 67 for a travelling camera which makes it a good choice for your travels.
Olympus E-M10 III as a Landscape photography camera
When you are planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Olympus E-M10 III at it's impressive grade of 80 for a landscape camera is a fantastic fit amongst its competition.
Olympus E-M10 III Vlogging information
A vlogging camera should really have a moving screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Olympus E-M10 III is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a horrible rating of 33.
Olympus E-M10 III Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the E-M10 III, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall into the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The diagram followed below will give you a summary of the E-M10 III compared to it's highest rated competitors listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might have a look at as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.