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Questions :

Question :
What differentiates the E-M5 Mark III from the E-M5 Mark II?

Answer:

The following table describes the differences:

E-M5 Mark III E-M5 Mark II
Type
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Image Sensor
Image Processor TruePic VIII TruePic VII
Effective Pixels 20.37 million pixels 16.05 million pixels
Sensor Type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Image Stabilization
System Type Built-in image stabilization
(5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization)
Viewfinder
Finder Type Eye-level electronic viewfinder (OLED), approx. 2.36 million dots Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36 million dots
Field of View / Viewfinder Magnification
(50mm lens set to infinity, at -1m-1, aspect ratio 4:3)
Approx. 100%

Approx. 1.20x (Finder Style 1 or 2)
Approx. 1.37x (Finder Style 3)
Approx. 100%

Approx. 1.30x (Finder Style 1 or 2)
Approx. 1.48x (Finder Style 3)
Monitor
Monitor 3.0-inch vari-angle monitor
Approx. 1.04 million dots (3:2)
Electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Focusing System
AF System Type High-speed imager AF
  • * Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF used in combination.
  • * When a Four Thirds lens (mount adapter sold separately necessary) is attached, imager phase detection AF is always enabled. AF is unable to use while movie shooting.
High-speed imager AF

(imager contrast AF)
AF Area 121 points *All cross type
(121 points when a Four Thirds lens is attached)
All target
Group target (5-area / 9-area / 25-area)
Single target
Small target
81 points

All target

Single target (normal/ small)
Group target (9 out of 81 points)
Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF)
Continuous AF (C-AF)
Manual Focus (MF)
S-AF+MF (combined use of S-AF and MF)
AF tracking (C-AF+TR)
Preset MF (Distance setting values are rough estimates and only AF lenses can be used.)
Single AF (S-AF)
Continuous AF (C-AF)
Manual Focus (MF)
S-AF+MF (combined use of S-AF and MF)
AF tracking (C-AF+TR)
Zoom Frame AF / Zoom AF 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, 14x
*Autofocusing is possible in the magnified frame. Can be assigned to a button to turn magnify frame AF on / off and to activate magnification.
Enables selection of AF point from over 800.
AF Targeting Pad Available Not available
ISO Sensitivity / Shutter
ISO Sensitivity AUTO: ISO LOW (approx. ISO64) - 6400
(with customizable default and upper limit ISO200 - 6400)
Manual: ISO LOW, 200 - 25600
AUTO: ISO LOW (approx. ISO100) - 1600
(with customizable default and upper limit ISO200 - 25600)
Manual: ISO LOW, 200 - 25600
Shutter Speed 60 - 1/8000 sec.

When using electronic shutter (Silent mode)
60 - 1/32000 sec.
60 - 1/8000 sec.

When using electronic shutter (Silent mode)
60 - 1/16000 sec.
Drive
Sequential Shooting [Sequential shooting H] approx. 10 fps
[Sequential shooting L] approx. 6 fps
[Sequential shooting H] approx. 10 fps
[Sequential shooting L] approx. 5 fps
Flash
Flash (Bundled) External flash FL-LM3 (bundled)
(Hot Shoe available)
GN 9.1 (ISO100) / GN 12.9 (ISO200)
* with bounce capability
Shooting Features
Shooting Modes on the Mode Dial AUTO / SCN (Scene) / ART (Art Filter) / P (Program) / A (Aperture priority) / S (Shutter priority) / M (Manual) / B (Bulb) / C (Custom) / Movie
iAUTO / ART (Art Filter) / SCN (Scene) / P (Program) / A (Aperture priority) / S (Shutter priority) / M (Manual) / Movie / Photo Story
Scene Select AE * Selecting a scene mode for the subject or scene.

[Subject type]
People / Nightscapes / Motion / Scenery / Indoors / Close-ups
[Scene mode]
Portrait / e-Portrait / Portrait + Landscape / Portrait + Nightscape / Children / Nightscape / Handheld Starlight / Fireworks / Light Trails / Sport / Panning / Landscape / Sunset / Beach & Snow / Backlight HDR/ Panorama / Candlelight / Silent / Macro / Nature Macro / Documents / Multi Focus Shot
Portrait / e-Portrait / Landscape / Landscape + Portrait / Sport / Hand-Held Starlight / Night Scene / Night + Portrait / Children / High Key / Low Key / DIS Mode / Macro / Nature Macro / Candle / Sunset / Documents / Panorama / Fireworks / Beach & Snow / Scene modes for optional converter lenses (Fisheye Effect / Wide-Angle / Macro) / 3D Photo (for Panasonic 3D lenses) / Panning
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 9 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

Art filter variation and 9 art effects available
High Res Shot Available
[Resolution]
Equivalent to 50M / 25M pixel
[Image Size]
[JPEG 50M] 8160×6120 pixel / [JPEG 25M] 5760×4320 pixel / [RAW] 10368×7776 pixel
Available
[Resolution]
Equivalent to 40M
[Image Size]
[JPEG] 7296×5472 pixel / [RAW] 9216×6912 pixel
Function Lever Available
Multi Function Settings Highlight & Shadow Control / ISO sensitivity / White Balance / Color Creator / Magnify / Image Aspect / S-OVF (Simulated OVF) / Peaking Highlight & Shadow Control / Color Creator / Magnify / Image Aspect / S-OVF (Simulated OVF) / White Balance / ISO sensitivity
Pro Capture Mode Available
[Pro Capture High] Approx. 30 fps
(15 fps / 20 fps / 30 fps selectable)
[Pro Capture Low] Approx. 10 fps
Not available
Focus Stacking Mode Compatible with 8 lenses
8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image.
Focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10.
Multiple Exposure 2 frames max.
Electronic Zoom Speed Low / Normal / High
Lens Info Settings Available
Save lens info for up to 10 lenses that do not automatically supply info to the camera.
Video
Video Recording Format MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
AVI (Motion JPEG)
4K Video Available
C4K [Cinema4K] (4096 x 2160) /
4K (3840 x 2160)
Not available
Level Gauge
Detection 2-axis  
Wi-Fi Function
Built-in Wi-Fi
(using Smartphone application OI.Share / OI.Track)
  • Wireless Shooting (by using Smartphone or remote control function)
  • Image Share (Orders for image upload onto a Smartphone can be saved)
  • Easy Connection (QR code setting)
  • GPS info. Function
    (by using Smartphone GPS data / OI.Track)
  • Background transfer is available in E-M5 Mark III
Menu Language
Language Setting 34 languages (including Japanese and English)
Backup Function
Backup for Camera Setting Not available Available
(by using Olympus Workspace)
Input / Output
Live View Shooting on a Computer Not available Available
(by using OLYMPUS Capture)
HDMI Output Mode
(Movie)
Available
(Monitor Mode / Record Mode)
Not available
(Camera through is possible)
HDMI Connector HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
USB Connector CB-USB12
(Micro USB / USB2.0)
CB-USB6
(Multi Connector / USB2.0)
Remote Cable RM-CB2
(L type, Pin Jack)
RM-UC1
(Multi Connector)
Headphone Connector Not available
Power Requirements
Number of Recordable Pictures Approx. 310 shots
When power saving is enabled:
Approx. 660 shots
(based on CIPA standard)
Approx. 310 shots
When power saving is enabled:
Approx. 750 shots
(based on CIPA standard)
Battery Lithium-ion rechargeable battery BLS-50
(7.2V 1210mAh)
Lithium-ion rechargeable battery BLN-1
(7.6V 1220mAh)
Battery Charger BCS-5
(Charging takes about 3.5 hours)
BCN-1
(Charging takes about 4 hours)
In Camera Charging Available
The battery can be charged in camera with USB-AC adapter (sold separately) and USB cable (included)
(* When the camera power is off)
Not available
Power Battery Holder (Sold Separately) Not available
(External Grip ECG-5 available)
HLD-8
Memory
Memory SD cards
(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible)
SD cards
(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible)
Eye-Fi card
Body
Dimensions
(Excluding Protrusions)
125.3 mm (W) x 85.2 mm (H) x 49.7 mm (D) / 4.9" (W) x 3.4" (H) x 2" (D) 123.7 mm (W) x 85 mm (H) x 44.5 mm (D) / 4.9" (W) x 3.3" (H) x 1.8" (D)
Weight Approx. 414g (Including battery and SD card) Approx. 469g (Including battery and SD card)
Color Black, Silver
Material Engineering plastic Magnesium alloy
Dust-proof, Splash-proof Available
Underwater Housing (Sold separately) Not available PT-EP13
Other
Release Date November 2019 December 2016
Refer to the Product's Page E-M5 Mark III E-M5 Mark II
Main Features in the E-M5 MarkIII:
  • Dustproof, splashproof designed compact, lightweight camera with high mobility and image quality
  • Equipped with 121-point cross-type phase detection AF, like in professional models
  • The new 5-axis IS unit optimized for a compact, lightweight body. In-body 5-axis image stabilization for high quality images.
  • Equipped with unique shooting functions such as Live Composite
Related Link:
* E-M5 Mark III product page

Question :
What additional items are packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

  • - Body Cap*
  • - Eyecup (EP-15)*
  • - Hot Shoe Cover*
  • - Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery (BLS-50)
  • - Lithium-ion Battery Charger (BCS-5)
  • - USB Cable (CB-USB12, micro USB connector)
  • - Flash (FL-LM3)
  • - Strap
  • - Instruction Manual
  • - Warranty Card
* The body cap, eyecup and hot shoe cover is attached to the camera.

Note:
E-M5 Mark III is not equipped with internal memory. A separately sold SD card is required for recording images. To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( OM-D / PEN series )
Olympus Workspace software

The Olympus Workspace software CD-ROM is not packaged with the E-M5 Mark III camera. The software is available to Olympus camera users via Internet as a free download. (Serial number of the camera is required.)

* How do I download the free Olympus Workspace software?

Question :
What lenses are compatible with the Focus Stacking mode?

Answer:
The following M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses are compatible with the Focus Stacking mode:

  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO
    (Teleconverter MC-20 and MC-14 can be used)
  • - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 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
    (Teleconverter MC-20 and MC-14 can be used)
Note:
The angle of view of the images created by Focus Stacking will be reduced approximately 7%. The shooting range is indicated by a frame while shooting focus stacking images.


Question :
What lenses support the Pro Capture Mode?

Answer:
The following table shows what lenses support the Pro Capture Mode ( Pro Capture Low / Pro Capture High) in E-M5 MarkIII:

 
(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:
When selecting (Pro Capture Low), the aperture is restricted between the smallest f-number (open value) and f8.0.

Question :
What lenses support the Focus Bracketing Mode?

Answer:
Micro Four Thirds AF lenses (e.g. M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses) support the Focus Bracketing mode.
You cannot use Focus Bracketing mode with Four Thirds lenses( OLYMPUS E-SYSTEM ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses) and Manual Focus lenses (including Micro Four Thirds MF lenses).


Question :
Approximately how many shots can be taken with a fully-charged battery?

Answer:
The number of recordable shots per charge are:

Approx. 310 shots

  • - when using the Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery BLS-50 and Toshiba EXCERIA PRO™ SDHC (SDXU-D032G) card
  • - IS set to ON
  • - without attaching flash
    (based on CIPA standard)
Approx. 660 shots
  • - when power saving is enabled
    (based on CIPA standard)

Question :
What is the approximate movie recording time with a fully charged battery?

Answer:
The approximate sequential movie recording time are:

Approx. 60 min. (according to JEITA)
Approx. 110 min. (when zooming or other operations are not used)

* Shooting condition:
Repeating the maximum recording time per movie (29 min.)

Note:
  • - The maximum recording time per movie is 29 min.
  • - The maximum file size of a movie is limited to 4 GB. When a movie exceeds 4 GB, the movie is automatically saved and starts a separate new file.
  • (The movie may be divided without exceeding 4 GB depending on the shooting condition.)

Question :
How do I charge the battery in the camera using the USB-AC adapter F-5AC?

Answer:
E-M5 Mark III charges the battery in the camera via USB using the separately sold USB-AC adapter F-5AC. You can connect the camera to the F-5AC using the USB cable that came with the camera. Charging starts only when the camera is turned off. Photographing and playback with the camera cannot be performed when the USB-AC adapter is connected.

How to charge the battery in the camera using the USB-AC adapter
The following procedure explains how to charge the battery in the E-M5 Mark III using the USB-AC adapter F-5AC.

  • Turn off the power of the camera.
  • Insert the battery (BLS-50) into the camera.
  • Connect the camera to the USB-AC adapter (F-5AC) using the USB cable that came with the camera. It takes about four hours to charge the battery.


    The CHARGE (battery charge) lamp blinks while charging the battery in the camera.
  • The CHARGE lamp turns off when the charging is complete. Charging stops when the camera is turned on.
Notes:
  • - The USB-AC adapter cannot be used to charge the batteries when the camera is on.
  • - The CHARGE lamp blinks if there is an error in charging. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.
  • - USB charging is available when the battery temperature is between 0 and 40 ℃.
  • - Even if the camera is turned off, the battery cannot be charged if pictures are uploaded to a smartphone via Wi-Fi by background auto upload.

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.

Note:
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


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