• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
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Predecessor:   Olympus E-M5 II
E-M5 II vs E-M5 III
Successor:    
General
Model Number: NX Mini E-M5 III
Alternate Model Number(s):   E-M5 Mark III
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $549.00 $1199.99
Street Price: $599.95 $966.00
Date Available: 2014-04-15 2019-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 9.5 oz (269 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
14.6 oz (414 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.9 in.
(110 x 62 x 23 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: 20.5 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: 2.41 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: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No 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: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
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 2.3), .SRW 12-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.31), 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.0 30.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
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: MP4 (H.264) with AAC monaural audio 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: Samsung NX-M Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Samsung 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS NX-M; 9 elements in 8 groups including 1 Extra-low Dispersion and 2 aspherical elements n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 73mm  
Focal Length (actual): 9 - 27mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/11; 7-blade circular aperture  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 14 cm to Infinity
5.5 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 39.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom 2x (3x in movie mode)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 21 points (normal), has single-point and 35-point closeup modes; Face Detection: Max. 10 faces; Object Tracking AF; Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF & Shutter 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: No / 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
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.68x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.37x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 160 200
ISO Settings: Auto (up to 3200), 160-12800 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps; extendable to 100 and 25600 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, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust 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: 1/16000 - 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: 221-segment Multi, 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: Smart Mode: Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Firework, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids Shot, Food, Parties and Indoors; Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye; Smart Range+; HDR 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: 2-30 seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 80.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off 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): 4.0 m / 13.1 ft. 9.0 m / 29.5 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependant; GN=4.9m (at ISO 160, 24mm), 4m (at ISO 100, 24mm) Bundled FL-LM3 flash has GN of 9m/ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Proprietary Flash Port Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (.ORF), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (H.264) with AAC monaural audio 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: Yes No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Yes, via USB or Wi-Fi Optional wired or via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Micro (Type-D) HDMI 1.3a, Micro USB 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): 0.96  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.76  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.70  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.0 30.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 11 26
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.0 30.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 23
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.6 30.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.35 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.168 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.48 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.164 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.3 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 530 shots 310 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   60 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary B740A Proprietary BLS-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary B740A 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: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: Adobe Lightroom 5, iLauncher Olympus Workspace, Capture, Updater downloads
OS Compatibility: Windows 7 / 8, Mac OS 10.5+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's slimmest and lightest ILC features 1-inch 20MP BSI sensor, new NX-M lens mount, tilting 3-inch touchscreen, 6fps full-res burst mode, built-in WiFi with NFC. Available in white, pink, mint green, brown or black, in two kits (with 9mm f/3.5 lens or with 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens plus external SEF7A flash).