• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax KP
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
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Predecessor:   Olympus E-M5 II
E-M5 II vs E-M5 III
Successor:    
General
Model Number: KP E-M5 III
Alternate Model Number(s):   E-M5 Mark III
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1099.50 $1199.99
Street Price: $998.99 $966.33
Date Available: 2017-02-25 2019-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 24.7 oz (699 g)
includes batteries
14.6 oz (414 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0 in.
(132 x 101 x 76 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: 24.3 20.4
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 226.2mm2 (17.40mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.91 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: Optional None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6016 x 4000 (24.1 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 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),
8160 x 6120 (49.9 MP, 4:3),
10368 x 7776 (80.6 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.31), 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.1 30.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
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: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record 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
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3/4) Micro Four Thirds
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:    
Integrated ND Filter: 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
Digital Zoom Values:   2x (3x in movie mode)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 points (25 cross type focus points in the center), Auto (27 AF points), Zone select, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Spot; Contrast detection AF in Live View with Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot AF area modes 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, 0.95x mag., 23.3mm eyepoint (from center of lens), -2.5 to +1.5 diopter, interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen EVF; 2.68M-dot OLED, 1.20x - 1.37x magnification, 100% coverage, 27mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x 0.68x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x 1.37x
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: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 819200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-819200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) 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, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature (up to 3 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
Shutter Speed Range: 1/24000 - 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 with 86K-pixel RGB sensor: Multi-segment, Center-weighted and 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 & Aperture Priority, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5; HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, Exposure bracket value; Highlight Correction; Shadow Correction; Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing; Pixel Shift Resolution (Motion Correction ON/OFF); Digital filters (Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome) 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: 24.0 megapixels 80.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: P-TTL; Auto Flash Discharge (Scene Analyze Auto), Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction (Scene Analyze Auto) Flash On, Flash On+ Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128), Wireless (Controller) 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): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft. 9.0 m / 29.5 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=6m (ISO 100) 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 Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record 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: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or IR Optional wired or via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): USB 2.0 Micro B (SlimPort compatable; SlimPort-HDMI adapter required for HDMI output), 3.5mm external stereo mic / cable switch jack, external power terminal 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):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 7.1 30.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 35 26
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.0 30.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 10 23
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 30.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 8  
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): 0.284 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.083 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.40 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.083 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.4 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   310 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 390 shots  
Battery Life, Video:   60 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI109 Proprietary BLS-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 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 Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM includes Digital Camera Utility 5 Olympus Workspace, Capture, Updater downloads
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or silver. At launch, Pentax will be including all three interchangeable grips in the product bundle in the US market.