E-M5 Mark III tested by Dpreview: “gets a lot of things right”

Dpreview tested the new Olympus E-M5III and concluded:

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III gets a lot of things right. It produces great images, is packed with fun and genuinely useful features, is well-built and beautifully designed, and above all, fun to use and take control over. Unfortunately, its autofocus just can’t keep up with the competition and the overly complex user interface could use updating. But for many types of photography, the E-M5 Mark III will be a rewarding and capable choice.

Olympus E-M5III at BHphoto, Amazon, GetOlympus, Adorama. In Eu at WexUK.

Olympus E-M5 MKIII vs. iPhone11 Pro by Peter Forsgård

Peter Forsgård:

A claim has been made that iPhone 11 Pro can produce a cleaner image than a micro four-thirds camera. That has to be tested and that is exactly what I am doing in this video. Olympus E-M5 MKIII against iPhone 11 Pro.

If I recall it right that claim was made by Tony Northrup…

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review at Photographyblog: “marks a real return to form for Olympus after the commerical mis-fire of the E-M1X.”

Photographyblog tested the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. The conclusion:

Over 4 years in the making, the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III incorporates the latest sensor, autofocus system and innovative shooting modes from the flagship E-M1 Mark II camera into a smaller, lighter and cheaper body, to great effect.

It may not have the magnsium-alloy body of its predecessor and the battery life is a little lacklustre for 2019, but overall the E-M5 Mark III is both the most well-balanced camera in the Olympus range and a real contender in the enthusiast mirrorless camera market.

What it may lack in sensor size is more than made up for by the E-M5 Mark III’s innovative features, with the High Res, Pro Capture and Live Composite modes all making their way down the range from the E-M1 series.

And with exactly the same processor, sensor, auto-focusing system and image stabilisation onboard too, the new E-M5 Mark III really does feel like an E-M1 II in miniature.

Especially as Olympus have used the four years since the last version to iron out virtually all of the things that we didn’t like about the Mark II’s design and control layout.

So overall, then, the OM-D E-M5 Mark III marks a real return to form for Olympus after the commerical mis-fire of the E-M1X.

This is a great camera for enthusiasts looking for a compact, lightweight system that won’t break either the bank or your back.

Links: Olympus E-M5III at BHphoto, Amazon, GetOlympus, Adorama. In Eu at WexUK.