About the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Kit
Complete creative freedom
Complete creative freedom
I'm a big fan of Olympus mirrorless cameras — in fact, I own two of them. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III offers full control for experienced photographers, while making advanced shooting techniques accessible to beginners. So no matter what level you're on, you (or the camera) can easily dial in the right settings for nearly any subject and scene. As an experienced photographer myself, my own OM-D is a breath of fresh air. I love how portable it is. And that it gives me easy access to all the settings I'd want to use, plus a few fun extras.
4K movie recording
The E-M10 Mark III records movies in 4K or Full HD. Monitor Mode lets you connect an external display to the camera's HDMI output so you can monitor video recording on a larger screen.
Intuitive features make the E-M10 Mark III easy for anyone to use. You can focus and shoot with the shutter button or the touchscreen. The screen tilts upward or downward so you can frame your shots from different angles.
Capture things your phone camera can't
When it comes to photographing fast motion or dimly lit scenes, the E-M10 Mark III leaves your phone in the dust. Its fast 121-point autofocus system locks onto your subject and tracks it throughout the image plane, so you can fire off a series of burst shots (up to 8.6 frames per second) to capture any kind of action.
The camera's advanced five-axis image stabilization compensates for different kinds of camera movement to effectively reduce image blur. This feature also lets you get better shots in low light and minimizes camera shake in your videos.
A low-profile, go-anywhere lens
The included M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens is a mid-range pancake zoom that's perfect for everyday use. Great for landscapes and portraits, its short minimum focus distance makes it an excellent choice for close-ups too.
The lens's large maximum aperture gives you dreamy background blur to emphasize your subject. Its Movie & Stills Compatible (MSC) autofocus system and electronic zoom mechanism give you near silent control so you won't hear it working when you're shooting video with sound.
Share instantly and expand your control with Wi-Fi
The E-M10 Mark III's built-in Wi-Fi lets you upload and share your photos and movies instantly. You'll also have access to the free Olympus Image Share app on your phone or tablet. The app lets you apply the same in-camera filters and effects on your device. You can use your device as a Wi-Fi remote to control zoom and exposure settings, select your autofocus area, activate the self-timer, and release the shutter.
- 16-megapixel effective recording
- Micro Four Thirds-type Live MOS image sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm)
- compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses
- includes M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-84mm)
- built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing and control from smart devices
- TruePic™ VIII processor improves focus performance and overall camera speed
- five-axis in-body image stabilization provides shake and movement compensation for clear, sharp handheld photos and videos in any light
- 3" 1.04-million dot tilting LCD touchscreen with brightness control tilts up to 45 degrees upward or 85 degrees downward for creative composition at high or low angles
- high-resolution (2.36 million-dot) electronic viewfinder
- full-time live view mode for screen and viewfinder lets you instantly see how your settings will affect the image
- built-in Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system activates when the camera powers on and uses high-speed vibrations to clean the sensor for spot-free images
- 121-point autofocus for accurate, high-speed focusing, even when subject is in motion
- AF tracking locks focus and adjusts brightness for sharp captures of moving subjects
- face/eye detection autofocus with face recognition captures up to 8 faces for sharp candids and portraits
- digital tele-converter lets you use the touchscreen to zoom in up to 2X on the center for still images, and up to 4X on any area for videos, with minimal degradation
- includes USB cable, shoulder strap, BLS-50 lithium-ion battery, and charger
Exposure Modes and Controls:
- continuous shooting mode: up to 8.6 frames per second
- shutter speed range: 60-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
- sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-25,600 for crisp, low-noise images in nearly any light
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
- 2 mode dials for quick access to exposure settings
- new Scene mode lets you select from six themes to activate optimal shooting settings (22 scene types)
- Advanced Photo mode makes advanced techniques easy (9 settings, including Live Composite, Multi Exposure, and Panorama)
- 15 in-camera art filters including bleach bypass and soft focus, plus 9 in-camera art effects including pin-hole effect and star light effect
- in-camera editing of JPEG and RAW files
- live bulb and live time modes display the scene on the LCD screen at set intervals so you can keep tabs on your exposure while the shutter is still open
File Formats and Storage:
- still image storage modes: JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG
- top JPEG resolution (pixels): 4,608 x 3,456
- AVC/H 2.64 HD movie files with stereo sound
- shoots 4K video
- records photos and video onto optional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
- high-speed USB 2.0 interface
- micro HDMI output (cable not included)
- 4-13/16"W x 3-5/16"H x 2"D (without lens)
- weight (with memory card and battery): 14.5 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # V207072BU010
What's in the box:
- Black E-M10 Mark III digital camera body (with BC-2 body cap installed)
- M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens (black)
- LC-37B front lens cap
- LR-2 rear lens cap
- Olympus camera bag
- BLS-50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 1210 mAh)
- BCS-5 battery charger (8.35V 0.4A)
- 6' AC cord (C7 connector)
- 54" USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and proprietary connector on the other end)
- Neck strap
- SanDisk 16GB UHS-I SDHC memory card
- Basic Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
- Quick Start Guide (English)
- Quick Start Guide (French)
- Quick Tips card
- Lens Instruction booklet
- Warranty card
- Power plug sheet
- Authorized Distributors List
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Features & specs
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||28-84mm|
|Sensor Size||Four Thirds|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor Shift|
|Highest Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Video Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||14.46|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The OM-D is a mirrorless, digital interchangeable lens camera series from Olympus. It features a Micro Four Thirds mount and a lineup of quality lenses to choose from. The OM-D's compact size and weight makes is easy to use. Advanced features include a 5-axis Image Stabilization System, fast auto focusing, a 16MP Live MOS image sensor, and an OLED Electronic Viewfinder. This OM-D "One Lens Kit" package (E-M10 Mark III) includes the E-M10 Mark III camera body, the M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II EZ "pancake" wide angle zoom lens, 16 GB SDHC memory card, and a custom Olympus camera bag.
Micro Four Thirds Mount: The E-M10 Mark III camera has a Micro Four Thirds mount. In addition to the included lens, the mount is compatible with other accessory Olympus lenses in the following focal lengths:
- Fixed Focal Lengths: 8mm (fisheye), 12 mm, 17mm, 25mm, 45mm, 60mm, 75mm, 300mm
- Zoom: 7-14mm, 9-18mm, 11-22mm, 12-40mm, 12-50mm, 14-35mm, 14-42mm, 12-100mm, 14-150mm, 40-150mm, 40-150mm, 75-300mm
Image Pickup Device: The E-M10 Mark III uses a 4/3" Live MOS sensor with approximately 17,200,000 total pixels and 16,100,000 effective pixels. This is the same sensor used in Olympus DSLRs, and is 8 times larger than the typical sensor found in the average point-and-shoot camera.
Dust Reduction System: The E-M10 Mark III's Dust Reduction System includes a Supersonic Wave Filter to eliminate dust particles on the image sensor. The self-cleaning sensor unit silently vibrates 30,000 times per second, ensuring clear, spot-free images.
3" LCD Monitor: The camera has a 3" Vari-angle LCD display for framing your shots and viewing your digital pictures and videos. The 1,040,000-dot display (3:2 aspect ratio) can be tilted up to 85° or down to a 45° angle for low- or high-angle shots. It features electrostatic capacitance touch technology to let you navigate menus and control the camera during both shooting and playback modes with the touch of a finger.
OLED Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" monitor, the E-M10 Mark III has a built-in OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with a 2.36M dots. The viewfinder provides a bright clear view of your subject. An eye sensor next to the viewfinder automatically switches between the EVF and the 3" monitor. The viewfinder features a diopter to let you adjust the image to your eyesight.
Built-in Wi-Fi: You can use the wireless LAN functions on the camera to share and transfer images wirelessly, and operate the camera remotely from a Wi-Fi-connected smartphone. The smartphone must be running the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) application, available from Google Play for Android devices (version 4.4 and up) and from iTunes for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iOS 9.0 or later). In addition, you can add location information to your images when using a smartphone with a GPS function. The wireless LAN function on the camera cannot be used to connect to a home or public access point.
Image Recording Formats: The E-M10 Mark III records digital still images in JPEG format, as well as RAW uncompressed images. RAW images can be processed into JPEG files in the camera or using the supplied software. You can record up to 30 seconds of audio with still images in WAV format. Movies are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with PCM stereo audio at a 48 kHz sampling rate.
Still Image File Sizes: The E-M10 Mark III allows you to shoot still images in 3 sizes with your choice of 4 compression modes. You can set the aspect ratio to 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1 or 3:4. Compression modes available for each picture resolution are Super Fine (1/2.7 compression), Fine (1/4), Normal (1/8), and Basic (1/12). RAW images can be recorded only in 4608 x 3456 resolution with lossless compression (approximately 1/1.5 compression). Available image sizes for each aspect ratio include:
|L||4608 x 3456||4608 x 2592||4608 x 3072||3456 x 3456||2592 x 3456|
|M||3200 x 2400||3200 x 1800||3216 x 2144||2400 x 2400||1824 x 2432|
|S||1280 x 960||1280 x 720||1296 x 864||960 x 960||720 x 960|
Movie Modes: Movies can be recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) format. Individual movies can be up to 29 minutes in length or 4 GB in size. Movie quality options include Super Fine, Fine, or Normal (except for 4K movies, High Speed, or Movie Clips). Movies are available in the following sizes and frame rates:
|Movie Mode||Resolution||Quality||Frame Rate|
|4K||3840 x 2160||Not selectable||30p, 25p, 24p|
|Full HD||1920 x 1080||Super Fine |
|60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p|
|HD||1280 x 720||Super Fine |
|30p, 25p, 24p|
|Movie Clips||1920 x 1080||Normal||60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p|
|1280 x 720||30p, 25p, 24p|
|High Speed Movies||1280 x 720||Not selectable||120fps|
Recording Media: Still images and movies with sound are recorded on SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I and UHS-II cards. When recording 4K movies, UHS-I or UHS-II cards with a UHS Speed Class of 3 or better are recommended. The E-M10 Mark III is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards, which have built-in Wi-Fi.
Mechanical/Electronic Shutter: The camera is equipped with a computerized focal-plane, high-speed mechanical shutter with available shutter speeds of 1/4000 to 60 seconds, in 1/3 EV steps. It also features an electronic first curtain shutter with available shutter speeds of 1/16000 to 30 seconds. When the electronic shutter is enabled, you can shoot in Silent Mode, disabling camera sounds and lights in situations where they might be unwelcome.
5-Axis Image Stabilization: The E-M10 Mark III features a 5-axis sensor-shift Image Stabilization system to compensate for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens. The E-M10 Mark III compensates for five types of movement--pitch, yaw, roll, vertical shift, and horizontal shift. You can choose from the following options:
- Still Images (S-IS):
- S-IS On: Camera detects the panning direction and applies the appropriate image stabilization.
- S-IS Off: Image stabilizer is off. (Recommended when using a tripod)
- Movies (M-IS):
- M-IS1: Camera uses both sensor shift (VCM) and electronic correction to compensate for camera shake.
- M-IS2: Camera uses sensor shift (VCM) only to compensate for camera shake.
- M-IS Off: Image stabilizer is off. (Recommended when using a tripod)
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose from the following Shooting Modes:
- iAuto: A full auto mode in which the camera automatically optimizes settings for the current scene.
- Scene Modes: You can select from the following Scene Modes:
- People: Portrait, e-Portrait, Portrait + Landscape, Portrait + Nightscape, and Children
- Nightscapes: Nightscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Hand-held Starlight, Fireworks, and Light Trails
- Motion: Sport, Children, and Panning
- Scenery: Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, and Backlight HDR
- Indoors: Candle, Silent, Portrait, e-Portrait, Children, and Backlight HDR
- Close-ups: Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, and Multi-Focus Shot
- Advanced Photo: Select this mode to obtain quick access to the following advanced shooting settings: Live Composite, Live Time, Multiple Exposure, HDR, Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, and Focus Bracketing.
- Art Filter: You can select from the following Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolor, Vintage, Partial Color, and Bleach Bypass.
- Program: Aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for optimal results.
- Aperture Priority: You set the aperture manually, and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically.
- Shutter Priority: You set the shutter speed manually between 1/4000 to 60 seconds or Bulb, and the camera sets the aperture automatically.
- Manual: You set the shutter speed and aperture manually.
- Movie Shooting Modes: You can shoot movies using the shutter speed and aperture effects and movie special effects.
Picture Modes (Processing Options): The camera lets you select image tones to create unique image effects. For each picture mode, you can fine-adjust the image parameters, such as contrast and sharpness. The Picture Modes include:
- i-Enhance: produces more impressive-looking pictures matched to the scene mode
- Vivid: produces vivid colors
- Natural: produces natural colors
- Muted: produces flat tones
- Portrait: produces beautiful skin tones
- Monotone: produces black and white tones
- Color Creator: produces colors using the color creator
- Custom: lets you select one of the above modes, set the parameters, and register the setting.
- Art Filter: Uses Art Filter settings (listed above)
Focus Modes: The E-M10 Mark III features a fast, contrast type auto focus system. You can select Single-AF (focuses when shutter button is pressed halfway), Continuous-AF (always focusing), or Manual (turning the focus ring). You can also fine-adjust the focus manually by turning the focus ring after AF is performed in the S-AF mode. If you have a moving subject, you can use the AF Tracking feature. In this mode, the camera will track and maintain focus on the subject while the shutter button is held halfway.
Auto-Focus Target: The camera has 121 Auto-Focus targets for focusing on the subject. In the All-Target AF mode, the camera automatically chooses from the full set of the 121 AF targets. In the Single-Target AF mode, you can manually select one AF target for accurately focusing on the subject after composing the shot. The Group Target mode lets you select a group of nine AF targets, and the camera chooses the specific target for focusing.
AF Targeting Pad: When enabled, you can select the AF target by touching the area on the right side of the monitor during viewfinder photography. You can touch the monitor and slide your finger to position the AF target. The AF Targeting Pad is turned on/off by double-tapping the monitor.
ISO Settings: The sensitivity can be set automatically or manually. The manual ISO sensitivity ranges from LOW (equivalent to approximately ISO 100), ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with 1/3 EV steps.
White Balance: Color reproduction depends upon light conditions. You can choose from the following options for setting the white balance:
- Auto WB: For General Use, used for most light conditions
- Preset WB: You can choose from the following presets:
- Outdoors (Clear): for shooting outdoors on a clear day, for sunset/sunrise, or fireworks (5300 K color temp)
- Outdoors (Shadow): for shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day (7500 K color temp)
- Outdoors (Cloudy): for shooting outdoors on a cloudy day (6000 K color temp)
- Tungsten: for shooting under a tungsten light (3000 K color temp)
- Fluorescent: for shooting under fluorescent lighting (4000 K color temp)
- Flash: for flash shooting (5500 K color temp)
- Custom: Color temperature set in the custom white balance menu (between 2000K and 14000K)
- One-Touch: Color temperature set by the one-touch WB method
Sequential Shooting: In addition to shooting single frames, the E-M10 Mark III can also shoot images continuously. When Sequential H is selected, photos are taken at approximately 8.6 frames per second for as long as the shutter button is pressed. Focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the first shot. The maximum number of frames you can record is 22 RAW, and 36 JPEG. Sequential L takes photos at about 4.8 fps while the shutter button is held down. Focus and exposure are fixed according to the options selected for AF mode and AEL/AFL.
Self-Timer: The Self-Timer lets you take pictures after a preset amount of time. You can choose from 2 seconds or 12 seconds. You can also set up a custom self-timer, choosing the number of frames (1-10), time of delay to first shot (1-30 seconds), and interval between multiple shots (0.5, 1, 2, 3).
Bulb/Live Time Shooting: The E-M10 Mark III can take extra long exposures with bulb and time shooting. When the camera is set to Bulb, the shutter remains open as long as the shutter button stays pressed. In Time Photography, the shutter opens when the shutter button is pressed all the way down and released. The exposure ends when the shutter button is pressed and released a second time. Use of a tripod and shooting remotely (using OI.Share) are highly recommended for bulb shooting.
Time-Lapse Photography: The camera can be set to shoot automatically with a set time lapse, to be viewed as individual photos or as a time-lapse movie. This feature is only available in the P/A/S/M shooting modes. You can set the total number of frames (1-999), start waiting time (1 second to 24 hours), interval time (1 second to 24 hours), and settings for time lapse movie (4K, FHD, HD, and frame rate). If either the start waiting time or shooting interval is set to longer than 1 minute 30 seconds, the monitor and camera power will turn off after 1 minute. Ten seconds before shooting, the power will automatically turn on again.
Flash Modes: The E-M10 Mark III comes with a pop-up flash. You can select from several flash modes: Auto, Flash On, Red-eye reduction flash, Slow synchronization (1st curtain), Slow sync (1st curtain) with Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization (2nd curtain), Manual flash, and Flash off. Some flash modes are not available for all shooting modes. You can also manually set the intensity of the flash to full (1/1)to 1/64 power.
External Flash: The E-M10 Mark III has a hot shoe for attaching an optional external flash unit, such as the Olympus FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL900R, STF-8, FL-LM3. These external flash units communicate with the camera, allowing you to control the camera's flash modes with various available flash control modes, such as TTL-AUTO. The units listed above have a remote control mode that can be used for wireless flash photography.
Bracketing: To increase your chances of getting the perfect exposure in difficult shooting conditions, you can set the camera to take a number of photos at different exposure values for each frame. Frames are shot at optimum exposure, plus pictures adjusted in the opposite directions of exposure. You can perform bracketing in the following ways: AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing, and HDR (Auto Composite).
Metering Modes: There are 5 ways to measure the subject brightness:
- Digital ESP: Camera measures light levels and calculates the differences in 324 separate areas of the image. Face detection uses Digital ESP metering.
- Center-Weighted Average: Camera provides the average metering between the subject and background lighting, placing more weight on the subject in the center.
- Spot: Camera meters a very small area around the center of the subject.
- Spot with Highlight Control: If overall background is bright, the camera shifts toward over-exposure so white areas don't turn gray.
- Spot with Shadow Control: If overall background is dark, the camera shifts toward under-exposure so black areas don't turn gray.
Face Priority/Eye Priority: The camera will detect people's faces in the frame and adjust the focus and metering automatically. You can also add Eye Priority so that the autofocus system selects the eye closest to the camera for face-priority AF.
Multiple Exposure: The E-M10 Mark III lets you create multiple exposures in a single frame. After taking the first shot, the image is superimposed on the monitor so you can compose the second shot. The second shot is overlayed on the first to create the multiple exposure.
Digital Level: To ensure that your pictures are level perfect, the camera has a digital level gauge that can be viewed in the monitor and the electronic viewfinder when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
Photo Playback: You can play back images one at a time, or in an index display of 4, 9, 25, or 100. You can also display images recorded on the memory card by date (calendar display). While in single image playback, the image can be magnified to 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, or 14x for a closer look.
Playback On TV: The E-M10 Mark III allows you to play back your still images or movies on a TV. The camera has a Micro HDMI (Type D) output for connecting to an HDTV. Output resolution can be set to 4K, 1080p, 720p, and 480p/576p. No Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable is included.
HDMI Control: When HDMI Control is set to "On", the camera can be operated by a TV remote control when it is connected to the TV via HDMI. The TV must support HDMI control. During single-frame playback, you can display or hide the information display and the index display.
PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer, regardless of brand.
Power Options: The E-M10 Mark III is powered by the supplied BLS-50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2 volts 1210mAh). The battery charges in approximately 3.5 hours in the supplied BCS-5 battery charger. The BLS-50 battery is good for approximately 330 shots on a single charge. When shooting movies, a fully charged battery will power the camera for approximately 80 minutes (typical) or 140 continuously.
Included Lens: The E-M10 Mark III "One Lens Kit" includes the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ "pancake" wide-angle zoom lens. The 14-42mm focal length is equivalent to 28-84mm in 35mm photography.
MSC Mechanism: The lens includes an electronic zoom (EZ) mechanism for smooth, quiet zooming while shooting movies. The MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism is enhanced by a newly developed linear motor drive that enables faster, quieter focusing.
|Lens||ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ|
|Mount Type||Micro Four Thirds|
|Lens Construction||8 elements in 7 groups including 3 Aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, and 1 S-HR lens|
|Angle of View||75° - 29°|
|Closest Focusing Distance||7.9" (at 14mm) |
9.8" (at 42mm)
|Maximum Image Magnification||0.23x |
(0.46x 35mm equivalent)
|Diaphragm||5 blade circular aperture|
|Maximum Aperture||F3.5 (W) - 5.6 (T)|
|Minimum Aperture||F22 (W-T)|
|Dimensions||Diameter 2.377", Length 1.085" (1.393" w/lens caps)|
Olympus Workspace Software: The E-M10 Mark III does not come with software in the box. You can download Olympus Workspace software at no charge from the Olympus website. (Workspace replaced the Viewer 3 software on April 1, 2019.) The new Workspace software helps you import images and videos taken by the camera, and lets you view, edit, and manage your photos. It has a new customizable layout to improve your workflow, and allows advanced RAW processing and editing for pro photographers. The Olympus Workspace software is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Windows 10
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac OS X v10.9 - 10.11 / macOS v10.12 - 10.14
USB Mass Storage Class: The camera supports USB Mass Storage Class, allowing you to transfer images to a computer with the provided USB cable. The following operating systems are compatible with the USB connection:
- Windows 10
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac OS X v10.8 - 10.11 / macOS v10.12 - 10.14
Olympus Digital Camera Updater: The Olympus Digital Camera Updater software allows you to update your Olympus camera, lenses, and accessories with the latest firmware. The software is compatible with Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Mac OS X v10.8-v10.11 and macOS v10.12-v10.13.
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