The Official Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III LaunchEditor - 15th September 2017
This week Olympus took us aboard the William B for a trip on the Thames, to introduce us to the OM-D E-M10 Mark III.
We walked on board and were greeted with a glass of Processco and a phenomenal Jazz Band. The Olympus team gave us a talk and demonstration on their new beauty.
Now it was time for us to get our hands on one and we couldn’t wait. We instantly knew where this would fit in todays market. It’s a perfect crossover camera for people that love taking photos but want to evolve from from just using their phone. It weighs practically nothing, looks cool and is perfect from the pro street photographer attempting to be more subtle.
Luke Woodford says:
“Id put a 17mm prime on it and use this in the streets all day long. It’s so much more convenient than using a big DSLR and the quality for the price is phenomenal. Also, it’s so light that after half an hour of it being round my neck, I forgot it was there.”
After having an initial play to familiarise ourselves with the functions, we took one to the top deck to shoot what we saw along the river.
Luke used the camera for about an hour and just couldn’t get over how light it was. It completely opened up his mind to smaller cameras for certain things.
We feel it’s perfect for the travelling photographer. Nobody enjoys carrier tons of gear when their walking the streets of Marrakech or hiking in freezing Iceland.
The ability to shoot 4k is also a great feature. We would use this as a second camera shooting a wedding. Perfect for capturing those extra angles of ceremony and speeches to partner with your DSLR. If you insist on shooting handheld, the camera offers a combination of mechanical and digital stabilisation in 4K mode (most cameras can only digitally stabilise 1080), giving unusually smooth footage, even whilst moving.
The price may be entry level but the features are mid level.
- 16MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor with no AA Filter
- 5-axis image stabilization (4 stops of correction)
- TruePic VIII processor
- 4K video with in-body and digital stabilization
- 8.6 fps continuous shooting (4.8 fps with continuous AF)
- 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder
- 1.04M-dot tilting touchscreen
- 330 shot-per-charge battery life (CIPA standard)
The predecessor was good but the E-M10 III is visually and fucntionally better. As usual, Olympus do a fantastic job with design and really warrant the purchase.
The E-M10 III is perfect for the casual person looking to get into photography, but also the pro looking for a lighter and more convenient alternative for relevant genres.
The OM-D E-M10 Mark III can be purchased in black or silver here:
All photos below the first paragraph are taken by Luke Woodford with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III.
Thank you for having us Olympus! Stay tuned to Pixel.