Olympus Announces E-M1 Mark III With Improved Stabilization and Live ND Feature

Earlier today, Olympus announced its latest flagship camera – the OM-D E-M1 III. The camera has many new features that it mostly inherits from the E-M1X, their high-end sports camera. However, the E-M1X is pretty massive while E-M1 Mark III manages to remain compact.

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The new Olympus camera features the same 20MP Micro 4/3 sensor as its predecessor but comes with a new processor (TruePic IX) that unlocks more of its potential. The camera now offers 18 fps maximum burst shooting (with AF) and 1080p video recording at up to 120 fps. Unfortunately, the camera is still capped at 30 fps when shooting 4K. The in-body image stabilization has also been upgraded, and it now provides 7 stops of shake reduction! This makes it the best IBIS system in the world right now.

Another exciting new feature is a Live ND filter that simulates long exposure shots by stacking multiple images. What’s great about it is the fact that you can use it handheld. Speaking of handheld shooting, the E-M1 Mark III also features a handheld high-res mode that produces 50MP images.

When it comes to camera design, there aren’t many changes and the most significant addition is an 8-way AF joystick that can be quite helpful.

Olympus E-M1 III will start shipping on February 24, 2020, with a suggested retail price of $1799. It’s also available for purchase as a bundle with the new 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens for $2499. You can preorder it on Amazon.

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