• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
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Predecessor:   Olympus E-M10 II
E-M10 II vs E-M10 III
Successor:    
General
Model Number: QX1 E-M10 III
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Lens-Style Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $399.99 $799.99
Street Price: $498.00 $549.00
Date Available: 2014-11-15 2017-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.6 oz (216 g)
includes batteries
17.7 oz (503 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 2.9 x 2.7 x 2.1 in.
(74 x 70 x 53 mm)
4.8 x 3.3 x 1.9 in.
(122 x 84 x 50 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 16.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 357.28mm2 (23.20mm x 15.40mm) 226.2mm2 (17.40mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.25 microns 3.78 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 78  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.8  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.8  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,063  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5456 x 3632 (19.8 MP, 3:2),
5456 x 3064 (16.7 MP, 16:9),
3872 x 2576 (10.0 MP, 3:2),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 980 (1.3 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit lossless compressed RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.5 8.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/16Mbps) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (120p)
3840x2160 (5p)
1920x1080 (15p/10p/5p)
1280x720 (30p/15p/10p/5p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with AAC-LC stereo 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: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Micro Four Thirds
Lens: n/a Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual):   14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22; 5 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-detect AF: Multi Point (25 points) High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 121-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (Normal/Small) / Eye Detection (Nearer, Left, Right) / Magnified (up to 14x, over 800 AF points)
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / No LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF; 2.36M-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.23x magnification (0.62x 35mm eq.), 19.2mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.62x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.23x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: No Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 0.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution:   1,037,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:   14.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 16000 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto (100-16000), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-6400) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Underwater, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation) Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom (Kevin setting), One-touch WB (4)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment 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: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:   Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night scene, Sport, Hand-held Starlight, Fireworks, Light trails, Sports, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot), Advanced Photo (Live Composite, Live Bulb, Multiple Exposure, HDR Backlight, Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing), Art Filter (Bleach Bypass I/II, 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)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 12, custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction: On/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. 5.8 m / 19.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 6m (ISO 200) / 4m (ISO100) GN=5.8 (ISO100, m) / GN= 8.2 (ISO200, m)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/250s Built-in Flash, 1/200s External Flash*; *FL-50R: 1/180s
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Micro M2 / microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 12-bit lossless compressed RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with AAC-LC stereo audio) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multi Terminal/Micro USB, Wi-Fi with NFC Micro-B USB 2.0, Micro HDMI (Type-D)
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):   0.33
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.5 8.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 15 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   33
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   14
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.14 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.072 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.28 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.051 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   4.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 440 shots 330 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   330 shots
Battery Life, Video:   80 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 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: No
Software
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's first lens-style camera with interchangeable lens mount. Available in black or silver.