Olympus Announces E-M5 Mark III and PEN E-PL10

Olympus announced two new micro 4/3 mirrorless cameras earlier today – the OM-D E-M5 Mark III and E-PL10. The E-M5 Mark III is more compact than its predecessor and packs a lot of features found in the higher-end E-M1 Mark II. In fact, the new camera sports the same 20MP sensor as its more expensive brother. It features 30 fps burst shooting, excellent in-body image stabilization, 4K video recording, as well as slow-motion recording in 1080p. Olympus also improved weather sealing of the camera and included a new OLED EVF.

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The E-M5 Mark III is going to be available in late November in black or silver, and the body is going to be priced at $1,199 in the United States. If you choose to pair it with the 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens, the price goes up to $1,799.

In addition to the new E-M5 camera, Olympus also announced the PEN E-PL10, aimed mainly at Asian markets. The camera looks nearly identical to the previous model and features the same 16MP sensor, 3-axis image stabilization, contrast-detection AF system, and 4K video recording at 30fps (you can also extract still images from video). The main upgrade over the last model appears to be the inclusion of Art Filter functions – which are essentially Instagram-style filters. The PEN E-PL10 is destined to hit the Japan and China markets in late November 2019, but the pricing isn’t available yet.

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