• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-7
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
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Predecessor: Pentax K20D
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Olympus E-M5 II
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Successor: Pentax K-5
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General
Model Number: K-7 E-M5 III
Alternate Model Number(s):   E-M5 Mark III
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1299.95 $1199.99
Street Price:   $966.00
Date Available: 2009-07-15 2019-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 26.7 oz (758 g)
includes batteries
14.6 oz (414 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(130 x 97 x 74 mm)
4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in.
(125 x 85 x 50 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 14.6 20.4
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 226.2mm2 (17.40mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.07 microns 3.36 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 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: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 61  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.6  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.6  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 536  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4672 x 3104 (14.5 MP, Other),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 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),
8160 x 6120 (49.9 MP, 4:3),
10368 x 7776 (80.6 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (.PEF, .DNG) JPEG (EXIF 2.31), 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.2 30.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
1536x1024 (30)
640x416 (30)
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)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2) 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: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x (3x in movie mode)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point TTL phase-matching (SAFOX VIII) 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)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.92x mag., -2.5 to 1.5 diopter EVF; 2.68M-dot OLED, 1.20x - 1.37x magnification, 100% coverage, 27mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.61x 0.68x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.92x 1.37x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots 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: 32.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (expanded) 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 Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Color Temperature 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
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 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: TTL open-aperture: 77-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 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: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority, USER, Movie 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
Self Timer: 2 or 12 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: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless 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 Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 9.0 m / 29.5 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens Bundled FL-LM3 flash has GN of 9m/ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC-Sync Socket Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.PEF, .DNG) 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired or IR Optional wired or via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): DC input, wired remote, external stereo mic jack Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm external mic jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 13  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.2 30.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 20 26
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): 0.09 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.075 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.15 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.074 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View Phase-Detect Full AF: 1.2 seconds Contrast-Detect Full AF: 2.3 seconds Prefocused: 0.405 second  
Startup Time: 0.6 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.7 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   310 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 740 shots  
Battery Life, Video:   60 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90 Proprietary BLS-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: CD-ROM S-SW74/75 Olympus Workspace, Capture, Updater downloads
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista, MacOS 10.2 or later  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift image stabilization, new 77-segment metering system, Distortion and Lateral Chromatic Aberrations correction, High Dynamic Range (HDR) image capture mode, HD Movie capture (1280x720, 1536x1024, 640x416 all at 30 frames per second), HDMI output, magnesium alloy body.