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Questions :

Question :
What additional items are packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

  • E-M10 MarkIII camera
  • Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery (BLS-50)
  • Lithium-ion Battery Charger (BCS-5)
  • Eyecup (EP-15)
  • USB cable (CB-USB12, micro USB connector)
  • Body Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
Image editing and management software OLYMPUS Viewer 3

The OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software CD-ROM is not packaged with the E-M10 Mark III camera.
The software is available to Olympus camera users via Internet as a free download. (The serial number of the camera is required.)
How do I download the free OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software?

Question :
What differentiates the E-M10 Mark III from the E-M10 Mark II?

Answer:

The following table describes the differences:

E-M10 Mark III E-M10 Mark II
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels 16.05 million pixels
Sensor Type 4/3 High-speed Live MOS Sensor
Image Processor TruePic VIII TruePic VII
Image Stabilization 5-axis stabilization, 4 steps,
Corrects for angular shake, shift blur and rolling blur
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) 3.0 inches, 2.36 million dots, Field of view: 100%
Magnification: 1.23x (maximum)
Monitor Approx. 1,040,000 dots,
Movable LCD (Upward tilting angle: 85 degrees, Downward tilting angle: 45 degrees)
Touch Panel (AF Targeting Pad equipped)
Memory SD Memory Card
(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-II compatible, Eye-Fi card compatible)
AF System High-speed imager AF (Contrast AF)
AF points and AF target settings 121 AF points
All Targets (121 points)
Single Target (1 point)
Group Target (9 points)
81 AF points
All Targets (81 points)
Single Target (1 point)
Group Target (9 points)
Small Target
Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF(C-AF),
Manual Focus (MF), S-AF+MF, AF tracking(C-AF+TR)
ISO Sensitivity Auto: ISO LOW (approx. 100) - 25600
(Customizable,
Default: ISO LOW - 6400)
Manual: LOW, ISO 200 - 25600
Auto: ISO LOW (approx. 100) - 25600
(Customizable,
Default: ISO LOW - 1600)
Manual: LOW, ISO 200 - 25600
Shutter Speed 60 - 1/4000 sec.
Bulb / Time shooting: 30 min. maximum (Default setting: 8 min.)
Sequential Shooting Approx. 8.6 fps
(in Sequential Shooting H mode)
Approx. 4.8 fps
(in Sequential Shooting L mode)
Approx. 8.5 fps
(in Sequential Shooting H mode)
Approx. 4.0 fps
(in Sequential Shooting L mode)
Flash Built-in Flash (Hot Shoe available)
Wireless RC Flash Not compatible Compatible
Shooting modes selectable using the mode dial (AUTO) / SCN (Scene) / (Advanced Photo) / ART (Art Filter) / P (Program) / A (Aperture priority) / S (Shutter priority) / M (Manual) / (Movie) (iAUTO) / SCN (Scene) / ART (Art filter) / (PHOTO STORY) / P (Program) / A (Aperture priority) / S (Shutter priority) / M (Manual) / (Movie)
SCN (Scene) modes 21 modes
Portrait, e-Portrait, Portrait + Landscape,
Portrait + Nightscape, Nightscape, Handheld Starlight,
Fireworks, Light Trails, Children, Sport, Panning, Landscape, Sunset,
Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro,
Documents, Multi Focus Shot
25 modes
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait,
Night + Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-Held Starlight, Fireworks, Children, Sport, Panning,
Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Candle,
High Key, Low Key, DIS Mode, Macro,
Nature Macro, Panorama, Documents,
Fisheye Effect, Wide-Angle, Macro, 3D Photo
Shooting Option
  • Live Composite [AP mode]
  • Live Time [AP mode]
  • Multiple Exposure [AP mode]
  • HDR shooting [AP mode]
  • Silent shooting [AP mode]
  • Panorama [AP mode]
  • Keystone Compensation [AP mode]
  • AE Bracketing [AP mode]
  • Focus Bracketing [AP mode]
  • Interval shooting
  • (Generating Time Lapse Movie is possible.)
  • Live Time / Live Bulb
  • [M mode, advanced setting possible]
  • Live Composite
  • Live Time / Live Bulb
  • Multiple Exposure
  • HDR shooting
  • Silent shooting
  • Panorama
  • Keystone Compensation
  • Bracketing (AE, White Balance, Flash, ISO, Art Filter, Focus)
  • Interval shooting
  • (Generating Time Lapse Movie is possible.)
  • Photo in Movie
  • PHOTO STORY
Art Filters 15 art filters
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,
Bleach Bypass
14 art filters
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
Movie MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
AVI (Motion JPEG)
4K movie Compatible Not compatible
Movie Effect One Shot Echo, Multi Echo,
Art Fade, Old Film
Movie Tele-converter 4x
Movie Edit
  • Trimming movies (You can choose whether the section to be deleted begins with the first frame or ends with the last frame.)
  • Saving a selected frame as a still image (only for 4K movies)
Not available
Level Gauge 2-axis
Built-in Wi-Fi Available
Connector
  • USB microB connector
  • HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
  • USB Multi Connector
  • HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
Menu Language 34 languages, including Japanese and English
Battery BLS-50 (bundled)
Number of Storable Shots Approx. 330 shots
(When using the BLS-50 battery and Toshiba EXCERIA™ UHS-I SDHC card (Type1, 32GB))
Approx. 320 shots
(When using the BLS-50 battery and Toshiba EXCERIA™ UHS-I SDHC card (Type1, 32GB))
Dust-proof, Splash-proof Not available
Weight
  • Approx. 410g
    (including battery and card, excluding eye cup)
  • Approx. 362g
    (body only)
  • Approx. 399g
    (including battery and card, excluding eye cup)
  • Approx. 351g
    (body only)
Dimensions(Excluding Protrusions) 121.5mm (W) x 83.6mm (H) x 49.5mm (D) / 4.8" (W) x 3.3" (H) x 1.9" (D) 119.5mm (W) x 83.1mm (H) x 46.7mm (D) / 4.7" (W) x 3.3" (H) x 1.8" (D)
Color Silver, Black
Release Date September 2017 September 2015
Refer to the Product's Page E-M10 Mark III E-M10 Mark II

Question :
What types of shooting modes are available from the mode dial?

Answer:
Available shooting modes for E-M10 Mark III are (AUTO), SCN (21 scene modes), (Advanced Photo), ART (15 art modes), P (Program mode), A (Aperture Priority mode), S (Shutter Priority mode), M (Manual mode), (Movie mode).

Shooting Modes
(iAUTO mode)
The camera automatically adjusts the settings best suited for the scene, which is convenient for beginners.
Live Guide is available.
* Some menu settings cannot be changed.

SCN (Scene mode)
This mode enables you to shoot in the appropriate settings by selecting a sub mode best suited to the subject or scene.
Select a general situation in sub mode 1, and then a more specific mode in sub mode 2.



Sub Mode 1 Sub Mode 2
People Portrait, e-Portrait, Portrait + Landscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Children
Nightscapes Nightscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Handheld Starlight, Fireworks, Light Trails
Motion Sport, Children, Panning
Scenery Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR
Indoors Candlelight, Silent, Portrait, e-Portrait, Children, Backlight HDR
Close-ups Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot

(Advanced Photo mode)
This mode sets an advanced shooting mode in one click.
Set the mode dial to and select a desired AP mode.


AP mode Description

Live Composite
For recording light trails of stars and other objects while keeping the overall exposure constant.
Picture mode and White Balance can be changed, which is not possible in the SCN mode Light Trails.

Live Time
This mode is suitable for shooting fireworks and night scenery. Long time exposures is possible at the selected duration.

Multiple Exposure
Combines two different images into a single shot.

HDR
Captures details in both bright highlights and deep shadow areas.

Silent
Disables camera sounds and lights in situations in which they may be unwelcome.

Panorama
For taking photos that can afterwards be joined on a computer to create a panorama picture.

Keystone Compensation
Corrects perspective distortion in photos of buildings or landscapes.

AE Bracketing
Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of photos, changing the exposure of each shot.

Focus Bracketing
Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of eight photos, changing the focus distance of each shot.

ART (ART mode)
This mode enables you to apply creative effects using art filters.
Color Filter and Monochrome Color options are available for some art filters.

Available Art Filters:
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, Bleach Bypass

P (Program mode)
The camera automatically sets the optimal aperture and shutter speed based on the lighting conditions.

A (Aperture Priority mode)
When the aperture value (F-stop number) is set manually, the camera sets the appropriate shutter speed automatically.

S (Shutter Priority mode)
When the shutter speed is set manually, the camera sets the appropriate aperture automatically.

M (Manual)
Both the aperture and the shutter speed can be set manually.
You can also set the BULB (Bulb photography), LIVETIME (Live time photography) and LIVECOMP (Live composite photography).
More advanced settings are possible for the live composite photography in M mode than the Light Trails in SCN mode or Live Composite in AP mode.

(Movie mode)
This mode enables you to create movies.
In addition to standard movies, you can shoot 4K movies or slow motion movies.

Movie Mode Description

Standard
For shooting standard movies.
You can also shoot movies with selected effects: Art Fade, Old Film, Multi Echo, One Shot Echo and Movie Tele-converter.

4K
For shooting 4K movies.

Clips
Creates a single movie file, collecting multiple short movies.

High-speed
For shooting slow motion movies. You can record a 30fps movie equivalent to HD image quality when shooting in 120fps. Sound is not recorded.

Question :
How many pictures can be taken sequentially per second?

Answer:
While the shutter button is fully depressed, you can shoot approximately 8.6 frames per second (max.).

Mode Image Quality Sequential Shooting Speed Recordable Pictures on Sequential Shooting
Sequential Shooting H RAW Approx. 8.6 frames per second Approx. 22 frames
Sequential Shooting L Approx. 4.8 frames per second
(in S-AF and MF mode)
Up to card capacity
Sequential Shooting H JPEG Approx. 8.6 frames per second Approx. 36 frames
Sequential Shooting L Approx. 4.8 frames per second
(in S-AF and MF mode)
Up to card capacity
* Based on Olympus testing
Note:
  • Sequential shooting speed may differ according to the shooting condition; for example, the lens you use or its zoom position.
  • When shooting in sequential shooting H mode, focus, exposure and white balance are locked at the first frame.
  • When shooting in sequential shooting L mode, focus and exposure is fixed based on the AF mode and AEL / AFL mode.
  • When the battery check icon blinks because of low battery power, the camera stops the shooting and starts to store the pictures.
    Depending on the amount of power remaining in the battery, the camera may not be able to store all pictures.

Question :
What types of image stabilizer modes are available?

Answer:
You can reduce the amount of camera shake that tends to occur when shooting in low light situations or shooting with high magnification.
The image stabilizer starts when you press the shutter button halfway.
The following table shows the types of image stabilizer modes:

S-IS
(Still pictures)
S-IS On (Default setting) The camera detects the panning direction and applies the appropriate image stabilization.
S-IS Off Image stabilizer is off.
M-IS
(Movies)
M-IS1 (Default setting) The camera uses both sensor shift (VCM) and electronic correction.
M-IS2 The camera uses sensor shift (VCM) correction only.
Electronic correction is not used.
OFF Image stabilizer is off.
Note:
  • The image stabilizer cannot correct excessive camera shake or camera shake that occurs when the shutter speed is set to the slowest speed. In such cases, it is recommended to use a tripod.
  • When using a tripod, set the Image Stabilizer to S-IS Off or M-IS Off.
  • When using a lens with an image stabilization function switch, priority is given to the lens side setting.
  • You may notice operation sound or vibration when the image stabilizer is activated.

Question :
What type of memory card can I use with this model?

Answer:
This model is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi cards.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Tips:

To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:

Compatibility table for Media Card ( OM-D / PEN series )


Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can find the manual online. You can either read it online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:

* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I get my camera repaired or serviced?

Answer:
Please contact the Olympus authorized distributor or service center in your country.
See the OLYMPUS Authorized Distributors List to find the nearest distributor or service center.

* OLYMPUS Authorized Distributors


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