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Questions : <If you are using the software on a Mac with Apple M1, refer to the following information:>
Notice for E-M1 MarkIII and E-M1X users when connecting the camera to a Mac with Apple M1

Question :
What differentiates the E-M1 Mark III from the E-M1 Mark II?

Answer:

The following table describes the differences between the E-M1 MarkIII and E-M1 Mark II (Ver. 3.2):

E-M1 Mark III E-M1 Mark II
Type
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Image Sensor
Image Processor TruePic IX TruePic VIII
Effective Pixels 20.37 million pixels
Sensor Type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Memory
Number of Card Slots 2 card slots
Memory SD cards (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I / II compatible), Eye-Fi card
* Card slot 1: UHS-I / II compatible, Card slot 2: UHS-I compatible
Image Stabilization
System Type Built-in image stabilization
(5-axis sensor- shift)
Stabilization Performance

7.5 EV
When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
focal length = 100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm),
with camera body halfway release IS set to OFF and frame rate to High

7.0 EV
When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
focal length = 40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm)

6.5 EV
When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
focal length = 100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm),
with camera body halfway release IS set to OFF

5.5 EV
When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
focal length = 40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm)

Viewfinder
Finder Type Built-in Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36 million dots
Field of View / Viewfinder Magnification
* with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1m-1
Field of View: Approx. 100 % /
Magnification:
Approx. 1.30x (in Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3))
Approx. 1.48x (in Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3))
Frame Rate / Time Lag Maximum frame rate: 120 fps / Minimum display time lag: 5 msec
Monitor
Monitor 3.0 inches, 2-axis movable LCD, Approx. 1,040,000 dots (3:2)
Electric capacity touch panel
Focusing
AF System High-speed imager AF
* Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF used in combination
* When a Four Thirds lens is attached, imager phase detection AF is always enabled.*1
(*1 A separately sold mount adapter is required. AF is not possible when movie recording.)
AF Area

121 points (maximum)
All target (121 points)
Group target (25 points, 9 points, 5 points)
Single target
Small target
Custom target (4 types)

AF area and its increment steps selectable at vertical and horizontal position

121 points (maximum)
All target (121 points)
Group target ( 25 points*, 9 points, 5 points)
Single target
Small target*

* Group 25-point and Small target are added if firmware is updated.

Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF),
Continuous AF (C-AF),
Manual Focus (MF),
AF tracking (C-AF+TR),
Preset MF (only AF lenses can be used),
Starry sky AF (S-AF, S-AF+MF)
Single AF (S-AF),
Continuous AF (C-AF),
Manual Focus (MF),
AF tracking (C-AF+TR),
Preset MF (only AF lenses can be used)
AF via AEL/AFL button Available in default setting Available after customizing
Combined use of AF and MF Available in S-AF, C-AF(*) and C-AF+TR(*)
* only with M.ZUIKO PRO lenses
Available in S-AF
AF target selection Arrow pad button, AF target pad, Multi Selector Arrow pad button, AF target pad
Eye Detection / Face Detection AF Available
Detection performance and accuracy has been enhanced.
Available
ISO Sensitivity / Shutter
ISO Sensitivity / Shutter Auto: ISO LOW ( equivalent to approx. 64) - 6400
(Auto Standard: ISO 200 - 6400, customizable)
Manual: LOW (equivalent to approx. 64, approx. 100), ISO 200 - 25600
Auto: ISO LOW (equivalent to approx. 64) - 6400
(Auto Standard: ISO 200 - 6400, customizable)
Manual: LOW (equivalent to approx. 64, approx. 100*), ISO 200 - 25600
(* Equivalent to approx. 100 is added by firmware version 3.0.)
Shutter Speed 60 sec. - 1/8000
Electronic Shutter (in Silent Mode):
60 sec. - 1/32000 sec.
Drive
Sequential Shooting Speed [Sequential shooting H] Approx. 15 fps, [Sequential shooting L] Approx. 10 fps,
[Silent sequential shooting H] Approx. 60 fps, [Silent sequential shooting L] Approx. 18 fps
Max Recordable Pictures in Sequential

[Sequential shooting H 15 fps]
RAW: Approx. 101 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 134 frames

[Sequential shooting L 10 fps]
RAW: Approx. 286 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full

[Silent sequential shooting H 60 fps]
RAW: Approx. 50 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 50 frames

[Silent sequential shooting L 18 fps]
RAW: Approx. 76 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 90 frames

[Sequential shooting H 15 fps]
RAW: Approx. 102 frames, JPEG (LF): Approx. 134 frames

[Sequential shooting L 10 fps]
RAW: Approx. 321 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full

[Silent sequential shooting H 60 fps]
RAW: Approx. 50 frames, JPEG (LN): Approx. 51 frames

[Silent sequential shooting L 18 fps]
RAW: Approx. 77 frames, JPEG (LN): Approx. 91 frames

Flash
Flash Attachment Hot shoe, sync terminal
Bundled Flash Not available FL-LM3
Wireless Flash Control Radio wireless control, RC Flash system RC Flash system
Shooting Features
Shooting Modes on the Mode Dial P (Program AE), A (Aperture Priority AE), S (Shutter Priority AE), M (Manual), B (Bulb, Time, Live composite), C1, C2, C3, C4, Movie
P, A, S, M, C1, C2, C3, Movie, ART (art filter), iAUTO
Picture Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Color Creator, Art Filters
Art Filter

16 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, Instant Film

Art filter variation and 11 art effects available

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* (*Bleach Bypass is added by firmware version 2.0)

Art filter variation and 9 art effects available

High Res Shot
(Tripod)
  • Resolution: Equivalent to 80M / 50M / 25M pixel
  • Image Size:
    [JPEG 80M] 10368 x 7776 pixel
    [JPEG 50M] 8160 x 6120 pixel
    [JPEG 25M] 5760 x 4320 pixel
    [RAW] 10368 x 7776 pixel
  • Resolution: Equivalent to 50M / 25M
  • Image Size:
    [JPEG 50M] 8160 x 6120 pixel
    [JPEG 25M] 5760 x 4320 pixel
    [RAW] 10368 x 7776 pixel
High Res Shot
(Handheld)
  • Resolution: Equivalent to 50M / 25M pixel
  • Image Size:
    [JPEG 50M] 8160 x 6120 pixel
    [JPEG 25M] 5760 x 4320 pixel
    [RAW] 8160 x 6120 pixel
    Flash cannot be used
Not available
Max Recording Time for Live Composite 6 hours
(The maximum recording time is selectable. The default setting is 3 hours.)
3 hours
Interval Shooting up to 9,999 frames up to 999 frames
Live ND Available
(ND2 / ND4 / ND8 / ND16 / ND32)
Not available
Anti-Flicker Shooting Available Available
(Anti-Flicker Shooting is added by firmware version 3.0)
Focus Stacking Mode Compatible with 9 lenses
3 to 15 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image.
Compatible with 9 lenses
3 to 15 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image.
(The number of compatible lenses and shots are added by updating the firmware.)
Multiple Exposure 2 frames max.
Video
Video Recording Format MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
AVI (Motion JPEG)
4K Video C4K [Cinema4K] (4096 x 2160)
4K (3840 x 2160)
HD Video Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Movie Picture Mode 2 modes (Flat / OM-Log400)
View assist compatible
2 modes (Flat / OM-Log400*)
(* Movie Picture Mode is added by firmware version 3.0)
High Speed Movie Available
(Full HD 120fps)
Not available
Level Gauge
Detection 2-axis
Camera Controls
Camera Control by PC
  • Via Wi-Fi
    (Transfer of recorded images to PC via access point)
  • Via USB cable
    (Camera can be operated by both PC or camera controls)
  • Via USB cable
    (Camera can be operated by both PC or camera controls)
Smartphone Link
Smartphone Link
(Built-in Wi-Fi, when using OI.Share / OI.Track)
  • Wireless Shooting
    (Remote control shooting by smartphone)
  • Image Share
    (Orders for image upload onto a Smartphone can be saved)
  • Easy Connection
    (Connect using a QR code)
  • GPS Info Function
    (by using Smartphone GPS data / OI. Track)
  • Download pictures while the camera is off
  • Backup function for camera settings
  • Firmware updating function
  • Wireless Shooting
  • Image Share
  • Easy Connection
  • GPS Info Function
Menu Language
Language Setting 34 languages (including Japanese and English)
My Menu
Number of My Menu Items 35 items (in 5 tabs with 7 items each) Not available
Backup Function
Save Camera Settings Available
using Olympus Workspace (computer software) or
OI. Share (smartphone application)
Available
using Olympus Workspace (computer software)
Input / Output
Live View Shooting on a Computer Available
using OLYMPUS Capture
HDMI Output Mode Available
(Monitor Mode / Record Mode)
HDMI Connector HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
USB Connector CB-USB11
(USB Type-C / USB3.0)
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth Ver.4.2 BLE Not available
Remote Connector RM-CB2 (L type Pin Jack)
Headphone Connector Available
Power Requirements
Number of Recordable Pictures
  • Approx. 420 shots
    (based on CIPA standard)
  • Approx. 900 shots
    (When power saving is enabled, based on CIPA standard)
  • Approx. 440 shots
    (based on CIPA standard)
  • Approx. 950 shots
    (When power saving is enabled, based on CIPA standard)
Battery Life for Movie Recording
  • Under standard JEITA testing: 85 min.
  • When zoom and other operational functions are not used: 140 min.
    (using a fully charged battery, when repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 min.)
  • Under standard JEITA testing: 90 min.
  • When zoom and other operational function are not used: 150 min.
  • (using a fully charged battery, when repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 min.)
Battery One Lithium-ion rechargeable battery BLH-1
Battery Charger BCH-1 (Charging takes about 2 hours)
Internal Charging Available
(When the camera power is off, battery is charged with USB-AC adapter)
Not available
USB Charging USB PD can be used
(PD compliant camera: Rev 3.0 Ver1.0a, include battery into the camera)
Not available
Body
Dimensions
(Excluding Protrusions)
134.1 mm (W) x 90.9 mm (H) x 68.9 mm (D) / 5.3" (W) x 3.6" (H) x 2.7" (D)
Weight
  • Approx. 580g (including battery and SD card)
  • Approx. 504g (Body only)
  • Approx. 574g (including battery and SD card)
  • Approx. 498g (Body only)
Color Black Black, Silver (Silver was released in February 2019)
Material Magnesium alloy
Vertical Grip HLD-9 (sold separately)
Dust-proof, Splash-proof Available
Underwater Housing (Sold separately) Not available PT-EP14 (sold separately)
Other
Release Date February 2020 December 2016
Refer to the Product's Page E-M1 Mark III E-M1 Mark II
User Interface for the E-M1 Mark III has improved

The user interface for E-M1 Mark III has been improved according to the comments from E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X users.

The following functions have been added to the settings for assigning to buttons:
  • Live View Boost
    Live View Boost can be switched to On / Off by pressing the button that is assigned with the function. To select a Live View Boost option from Off/ On1 / On2, turn the front or rear dial while depressing the button.
  • Face Priority AF
    Face Priority AF can be switched to On / Off by pressing the button that is assigned with the function.
  • Face Selection
    Selects the face used for focus when the camera detects multiple portrait subjects. Pressing the button that is assigned with the function selects the face closest to the current AF target. To focus on a different face, rotate the front or rear dial while depressing the button. Touch screen operation can also be used.
  • Focus Ring Lock
    When the button that is assigned with the function is pressed in MF shooting, the focus does not change even if the focus ring is rotated. This function avoids the focus being changed when the focus ring is rotated without intending to.
AF target loop settings has been added

You can select how the AF target operates if it is moved in the same direction after reaching the boarder of the display.

  • Loop 1: The target in the same row or column on the opposite border will be selected.
  • Loop 2: The target in the next row or column on the opposite border will be selected.
  • Off: Target selection stays within the border of the display.

Question :
What lenses are compatible with the Starry Sky AF mode?

Answer:
The following Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses (with F5.6 or smaller f-number) are compatible with the Starry Sky AF mode:
It takes longer to focus or may not focus when using lenses that are not listed or using a teleconverter additionally.

  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F1.8
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm F1.8
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F1.8
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm F2.0
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F1.8
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm F1.2 PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 45mm F1.2 PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO
Note:
  • - The camera may not be able to focus in Starry Sky AF under bright conditions, for example, when city lights are too bright.
  • - Starry Sky AF cannot be used when a Four Thirds lens is attached.

Question :
What lenses support the Pro Capture Mode?

Answer:
The following table shows what lenses support the Pro Capture Mode (ProCap L Pro Capture Low / ProCap H Pro Capture High) in E-M1 Mark III:

 
(Pro Capture Low)

(Pro Capture High)
Olympus
Micro Four Thirds lenses
(M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses)
Available Available
Other brand
Micro Four Thirds lenses
Not available Available
Four Thirds lenses Not available Available
Lenses without electronic contacts such as OM adapters
(including BCL-1580 / BCL-0980)
Available Available


Note:
  • - In Pro Capture shooting, the camera can use only fast shutter speeds and the flash cannot be used.
  • - When selecting (Pro Capture Low), the aperture is restricted between the smallest f-number (open value) and f8.0.

Question :
How can I charge the battery while in camera via USB devices?

Answer:
The battery in E-M1 MarkIII can be charged while in camera by connecting the camera to a USB-AC adapter or to a computer. The battery is charged only when the camera power is off.

How to charge the battery with USB devices
The following procedure explains how to charge the battery in the E-M1 Mark III by connecting USB devices such as a USB-AC adapter:

  • Turn off the camera power.
    Turn off the camera power.
  • Connect the camera to a USB device with a USB connection.
    Connect the camera to a USB device with a USB connection.
    The CHARGE lamp lights during charging. The lamp goes out when the battery reaches full charge.
    The CHARGE lamp lights during charging. The lamp goes out when the battery reaches full charge.
  • Charging stops when the camera is turned on.

Reference: Charging time via USB connection (approximately)
Charging times vary with the output of the USB device.

USB device Charging time
(approximately)
USB-PD
(9V 2A or more)
2 hours 20 minutes
USB-AC adapter F-5AC
(sold separately, 5V 1500mA)
2 hours 40 minutes
Notes:
  • - Batteries inserted in optional HLD-9 power battery holders cannot be charged.
  • - The battery cannot be charged via USB when the camera is turned on.
  • - When connecting the camera with a USB cable, use an optional cable protector or cable clip to prevent damage to the connector.
  • - If a charging error occurs, the CHARGE lamp will blink. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.
  • - USB charging is available when the battery temperature is between 0 and 40 ℃.
  • - When the camera is connected to an AC adapter while it is connected to USB devices, the battery is charged only via the AC adapter.
  • - The battery cannot be charged even if the camera is off when pictures are being uploaded to a smartphone via Wi-Fi (during background auto upload).

Question :
Can I use the same battery or power battery holder as for the E-M1 Mark II?

Answer:
E-M1 Mark III uses the Lithium-ion rechargeable battery BLH-1 and the power battery holder HLD-9, the same battery and battery holder as the E-M1 Mark II.
Lithium-ion rechargeable battery BLH-1,power battery holder HLD-9


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

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