• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon V2
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
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Predecessor:   Olympus E-M1 II
E-M1 II vs E-M1 Mark III
Successor: Nikon V3
V2 vs V3
 
General
Model Number: V2 E-M1 Mark III
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $899.95 $1799.99
Street Price: $899.95 $1,499.00
Date Available: 2012-11-30 2020-02-24
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.1 oz (457 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
20.5 oz (580 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 3.2 x 1.8 in.
(108 x 82 x 46 mm)
5.3 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.
(134 x 91 x 69 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Aptina  
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 20.4
Sensor Format: 1 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 226.2mm2 (17.40mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.86 microns 3.36 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 50  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.2  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 403  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 3072 (10.6 MP, Other),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3712 x 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3),
2624 x 1968 (5.2 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG JPEG, 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 60.6 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x240 (400p)
320x120 (1200p)
4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
4096x2160 (15p/​12p/​8p/​6p/​3p)
3840x2160 (25p/​24p/​15p/​12p/​8p/​6p/​3p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​25p/​24p/​15p/​12p/​8p/​6p/​3p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​25p/​24p/​15p/​12p/​8p/​6p/​3p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1 Micro Four Thirds
Lens: 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 81mm  
Focal Length (actual): 10 - 30mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:   2x (3x in movie mode)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas Advanced Dual FAST AF: Hybrid Phase-detect/Contrast-detect AF, 121 AF points, all cross-type; All target, group target (9-area or 5- area), single target, small target
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.47-inch, 1440k-dot color TFT LCD, 100% coverage, eye sensor, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +2 m^-1 diopter, eye sensor EVF; High-speed (120fps) low latency (6ms) 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.30x - 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 160 200
ISO Settings: Auto (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800), 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400; in 1 EV steps AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64, approx. 100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Underwater, WB Flash, Custom WB (Kelvin), One-touch WB (4); WB Tuning: +/-7 steps along A-B / G-M axis
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto), Best Moment Capture (Slow View and Smart Photo Selector), Advanced movie, Motion Snapshot; Active D-Lighting, In-camera HDR, Live Image Control. 3 Custom settings; Art Filter (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, Bleach Bypass, Instant Film; Art Effect (Soft Focus Effect, Pin-Hole Effect, White Edge Effect, Frame Effect, Star Light Effect, Blur Effect, B&W Effect, Picture Tone, Shade Effect); Underwater Wide/Underwater Macro; HDR1/2; Live Bulb; Live Time; Live Composite; Live ND; Interval Shooting, Multiple Exposure; Focus Stacking; Focus Bracketing; High-Res Shot
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 80.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync Flash Auto (TTL), Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual 1/1 (FULL) - 1/64
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 9.0 m / 29.5 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=6.3m at ISO 160; Range is lens aperture dependent. Bundled FL-LM3 flash has GN of 9m/ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Accessory port Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:   Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-I
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: 0.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3 IR remote Optional wired or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type C, Mini), Multi Accessory Port, Stereo Mic Jack (3.5mm) Micro HDMI (Type-D), USB 3.0 Type C with Power Delivery, 3.5mm external mic jack, 3.5mm external headphone jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.32  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.32  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.31  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 60.6  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 40  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 58.8  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 40  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 62.5  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 40  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.07 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.055 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.39 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.055 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Auto-area AF mode = 0.148s  
Startup Time: 2.1 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.1 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   90 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL21 Proprietary BLH-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 1720mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL21 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BLH-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM Olympus Viewer 3
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or white.