• 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus E-M10 III advantages over Canon SL3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Thinner
    49 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    503g vs 664g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.62x vs 0.54x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    33 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon SL3 advantages over Olympus E-M10 III

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1070 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 19 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superbly-built, comfortable and compact body; Pairs beautifully with pancake kit lens; Excellent image quality; Excellent performance in most respects; Great single-shot autofocus; Really nice viewfinder and touch-screen display; Friendlier user interface courts amateurs.

  • Some controls are a bit small and tightly-packed; Hand grips are still a bit modestly-sized for larger lenses; Continuous and video autofocus just isn't up to snuff; New user interface can feel limiting to advanced photographers; Underwhelming battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
Canon SL3
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic GX85
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $565
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SL3
Panasonic GX85
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $565
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon SL2

Olympus E-M10 III
Canon SL2
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Canon SL3
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus E-PL9

Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-PL9
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon SL3
Olympus E-PL9
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D3500

Olympus E-M10 III
Nikon D3500
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon SL3
Nikon D3500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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