• 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
  • OM System OM-1
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Predecessor: Olympus E-M5 II
E-M5 II vs E-M5 III
 
Successor:    
General
Model Number: E-M5 III OM-1
Alternate Model Number(s): E-M5 Mark III  
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1199.99 $2199.99
Street Price: $966.33  
Date Available: 2019-11-30 2022-03-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.6 oz (414 g)
includes batteries
18.0 oz (511 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in.
(125 x 85 x 50 mm)
5.3 x 3.6 x 2.9 in.
(135 x 92 x 73 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 20.4 20.4
Sensor Format: 4/3 4/3
Sensor size: 226.2mm2 (17.40mm x 13.00mm) 226.2mm2 (17.40mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.36 microns 3.36 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 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),
8160 x 6120 (49.9 MP, 4:3),
10368 x 7776 (80.6 MP, 4:3)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 786 (0.8 MP, Other),
10368 x 7776 (80.6 MP, 4:3),
8160 x 6120 (49.9 MP, 4:3),
5760 x 4320 (24.9 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.31), 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG JPEG, 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 30.0 120.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p)
3840x2160 (5p)
1920x1080 (15p/​10p/​5p)
1280x720 (30p/​15p/​10p/​5p)
4096x2160 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
3840x2160 (60p/​50p/​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 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (HEVC/H.265; MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound)
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: Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:    
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x (3x in movie mode) 2x (3x in movie mode)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Advanced Dual FAST AF: Hybrid Phase-detect/Contrast-detect AF, 121 AF points, all cross-type; All target, group target (25, 9 or 5-area), single target (normal/small) Hybrid Phase-detect/Contrast-detect AF, 1053 AF points, all cross-type; All target, group target (9-area or 5- area), single target, small target (9 point), Cross target (39 points), Middle target (63 points), Large target (165 points)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 2.68M-dot OLED, 1.20x - 1.37x magnification, 100% coverage, 27mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor EVF; High-speed (120fps) low latency (6ms) 5.76M-dot LCD, 1.48x - 1.65x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,360,000 dots 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.68x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.37x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 200 200
ISO Settings: AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 80) - 25600 with customizable upper limit (200 - 102400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 80, approx. 100) - 102400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom WB (Kelvin), One-touch WB (4); WB Tuning: +/-7 steps along A-B / G-M axis 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: 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control 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: Custom, Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night Scape, Sport, Hand-held Starlight, Fireworks, Light trails, Sports, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot), Art Filter (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Water Color, Vintage, Partial Color, Bleach Bypass, Instant Film, 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, Focus Stacking 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 (handheld & tripod)
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: 80.0 megapixels 80.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Flash Auto, 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 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): 9.0 m / 29.5 ft. 9.0 m / 29.5 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM3 flash has GN of 9m/ISO 100 Bundled FL-LM3 flash has GN of 9m/ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II UHS-II
Other Memory:   Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-II
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (HEVC/H.265; MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: Yes No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Optional wired or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm external mic jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack 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):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 30.0 120.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 26 92
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 30.0  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 23  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 30.0  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video: 60 minutes 90 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLS-50 Proprietary BLX-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 1720mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BLX-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: Olympus Workspace, Capture, Updater downloads OM Workspace v2
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: