Olympus E-M1 Mark III - BLACK w/ 12-40mm Lens

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A great option for portrait photographers that don't want bulky kit, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Kit (Black) and its 20.37 megapixels resolution combined with 121-point all cross-type Phase Detection AF is a great choice.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

  • 20.4M Live MOS image sensor with TruePic IX image processing engine for low-noise and outstanding image quality
  • Fast 121-point All Cross Type On-Chip Phase Detection Autofocus
  • 18 fps Sequential Shooting
  • 2.36M Dot 120 fps High-Speed Electronic Viewfinder. 0.005 sec Latency
  • New TruePic IX Image processor with Advanced face/eye priority & Starry Sky AF
  • 50M Handheld & 80M Tripod High Resolution Shot capability
  • Pro Capture mode and up to 60fps shooting in full RAW resolution
  • Impressive Video Capabilities with Handheld 4K & C4K / OM-Log400 Colour Grading
  • Rugged Magnesium Alloy Body with Dust, Splash & Freeze Proof Design
  • USB Charging & Power Delivery for on-the-go photography

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

  • 24-80mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 1 Aspherical ED & 2 Aspherical Elements
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The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Kit (Black) pairs Olympus new professional compact mirrorless camera with their popular F2.8 portrait zoom lens. This package will allow you to carry minimal kit for your next exterior portrait excursion. Combining the true and tested 12-40mm F2.8 Pro lens with the new and improved Advanced Face Priority & Eye Priority AF Modes is a match made in heaven for any Micro Four Thirds portrait photographer!

Olympus E-M1 Mark III at digiDirect

The Olympus EM1 Mark III is currently available in the following options:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera (Black)

Built for the professional photographer requiring superior mobility the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Camera (Black) features an impressive 7.5 shutter speed steps of image stabilisation compensation and a new image processing engine in the form of TruePic IX enabling low-noise and high resolution. Combined with the high image quality of M.Zuiko Digital lenses, this system fulfils the needs of professional photographers in any field.

If you've ever dreamed of not having to carry a huge camera bag to get the job done or if you require the ultimate in travel photography then the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is a perfect choice.
Imagine big-game-safari, birding or sports action photography, all out of a mere shoulder bag with lenses such as the 600mm equivalent Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO being no larger than the average 70-200mm for truly impressive mobility. Featuring a dustproof, splashproof, freezeproof design this camera also offers peace of mind when shooting in harsh environments.

A high-precision focusing system with 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensors ensures the Olympus E-M1 Mark III is always on target. New to this model is the Starry Sky AF mode which delivers revolutionary autofocus performance for astrophotography, and the Advanced Face Priority / Eye Priority AF is also incredibly effective for shooting portraits. This model is also equipped with features that were popular on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, such as 50MP Handheld High Res Shot, Live ND, Pro Capture mode, and handheld 4K video for a wider range of shooting expression.

Key Features of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Digital Camera

  • 20.37 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and new TruePic IX image processing engine for low-noise and brilliant image quality.
  • 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor and high-speed 18 fps sequential shooting.
  • Incredible 7.5 shutter speed steps of image stabilisation compensation for compatible lenses.
  • Dustproof, splashproof, freezeproof design offers absolute reliability in harsh environments.
  • High-durability 400,000 operations shutter unit.
  • Improved high-speed and high-precision AF systems with new features such as Starry Sky AF and Advanced Face Priority / Eye Priority AF.
  • Versatile shooting features such as Pro Capture mode and handheld 4K video that expand your creative potential.
  • 50MP Handheld High Res Shot for high-resolution shooting.
  • Live ND feature delivers slow shutter speed effects in-camera.
  • Advanced dust reduction system with an improved sensor coating.
  • Wi-Fi control and image import via the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app.
  • Olympus Capture Camera Control & Olympus Workspace Image Editing software support.

Incredible image quality thanks to TruePic IX image processing engine.

The E-M1 Mark III boasts a combination of an approximately 20.37 Megapixel Live Mos sensor and the new image processing engine TruePic IX for low-noise, optimal image quality and top-class performance. 7.5 shutter speed steps of image stabilisation and high-resolution M.Zuiko Digital lenses with minimal distortion makes for an incredibly powerful image creation platform for the working professional or amateur photographer.

  • New TruePic IX image processing engine for minimal noise even at high-sensitivity settings and top-class image quality.
  • 20.37 Megapixel Live MOS sensor for superb detail rendition.

50MP Handheld High Res Shot for Super High-resolution Shots without a Tripod

Allowing you to pack light for travel landscape photography, the 50MP Handheld High Res Shot mode makes it possible to capture 50 Megapixel high-resolution images without worrying about tripods. This mode captures 16 images using the minimal movement between shots and generates a single 50 Megapixel high-resolution photo with maximum detail.

Olympus has also included a Tripod High Res Shot for recording ultra-high-resolution photographs of approximately 80 Megapixel JPEG images if you chose to carry a tripod.

Live ND

With the Live ND mode, you can select an ND effect level from ND2 (one step) to ND32 (5 steps) in camera. Allowing you to see and check the slow shutter effects in the viewfinder before capturing. This mode eliminates the need to change optical ND filters for different scenes or lenses and is especially convenient for lenses difficult to attach optical filters to.

Ultra High-Precision Mirrorless Autofocus Performance.

This camera is equipped with 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor for fast and accurate autofocus. It offers 75% vertical coverage and 80% horizontal coverage of the screen for a wide focusing area. Paired with the advanced AF algorithm, this feature can continually focus on fast-moving subjects with a high degree of precision.

  • 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor quickly and accurately follow moving subjects
  • No degradation in AF precision when using fast-aperture lenses
  • AF/AE tracking is possible at maximum 18 fps high-speed sequential shooting while maintaining the full pixel count of 20.37 Megapixels.
  • New Starry Sky AF Mode for astrophotography
  • Advanced Face Priority / Eye Priority AF Modes for sharp portraits

Pro Capture mode for split-second moments

In Pro Capture mode recording begins upon the 1st shutter release and up to 35 frames are retroactively recorded from the point of the 2nd shutter release. This mode makes it possible to record scenes that are difficult to capture due to time lag in the subjects’ reactions or camera operation time lag. You essentially "arm" the camera with the first button press and fire the shots with the second after the action has finished.

Because there is no blackout during shooting, it is possible to keep an eye on subject movement while pressing the shutter button. RAW shooting is also supported.

Sharp Portraits thanks to Advanced Face Priority / Eye Priority AF

Face Priority / Eye Priority AF, a mode that automatically detects and focuses on people’s faces and eyes is now more advanced and faster.

The new image processing engine TruePic IX features higher processing capabilities and improved AF algorithms for dramatic improvements in detection performance for small faces and eyes. This results in stable focusing on subjects even in the scenes where face detection had difficulties in the past, such as the sides of faces. It is also possible to use either the buttons or touch operations to select faces when shooting still images or videos, and detection on or off can be changed with the touch of a single button.

Starry Sky AF Mode for Ultra High-Precision Astrophotography Autofocus

Setting out to revolutionize the world of astrophotography, Olympus has added a new autofocus mode Starry Sky which is tailor-made for astrophotographers.

The new Starry Sky AF algorithm enables accurate focusing on the tiniest of stars. You can now use ultra-high-precision autofocus instead of having to rely on tedious manual focus at maximum magnification for your next Astro excursion.

Starry Sky AF has two different modes suitable for different use cases:

  • Speed Priority mode (default setting) prioritizes focusing speed and faster complete AF operations. This feature makes handheld astrophotography possible using a wide-angle lens in combination with powerful image stabilisation.
  • Accuracy Priority uses a more fine-tuned focus scan method and is effective for shooting specific stars with telephoto lenses on a tripod.

Multi selector for quickly shifting AF areas

A multi selector makes it possible to quickly shift AF areas with your thumb while looking through the viewfinder. It is possible to accurately focus during sequential shooting, even on subjects that move erratically.

High-durability shutter unit

This model is equipped with a high-durability shutter unit that clears 400,000 operation test. It offers a high level of reliability that even professional photographers who constantly use the shutter can feel comfortable with.

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Camera is the perfect tool for hassle-free travel photography.

The rugged magnesium alloy body of the OM-D E-M1 Mark III features a dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof design that enables shooting in any location and environment.

Break free from heavy gear with an overall camera system, including interchangeable lenses, focused on delivering superb mobility. The compact and lightweight design offer high image quality and the high performance expected of a professional camera without the bulk. If you are sick and tired of lugging around a huge camera body but need professional performance then the E-M1 III is the camera for you!

Handheld photography supported by world-class 7.5 shutter speed steps of stabilisation.

By synchronizing the in-lens image stabilisation of supported lenses with the in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, the E-M1 MK III can achieve impressive 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation with 5-axis sync IS.

This powerful image stabilisation enables shooting in dark locations and with super-telephoto lenses without using a tripod for maximum freedom. The in-body system ensures image stabilisation with all attached lenses of up to 7.0 shutter speed steps of compensation performance.

Rugged, compact and lightweight MFT Mirrorless System Camera

The solid magnesium alloy body features sealing across the entire construction for a high level of dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof performance.

Enjoy shooting in the harsh environments without ever worrying about weather or location if you pair the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with a dustproof and splashproof M.Zuiko Digital lens.

High-speed USB charging on the go.

Charge on the go with the included Lithium-ion Battery BLH-1 which can be fully charged via USB power source in as little as two hours when installed in the camera. Compatible with the USB PD (USB Power Delivery) the E-M1 III can also be powered via USB Power Banks, making it possible to shoot for longer periods of time.

Advanced Dust Reduction System with a New Super-effective Sensor Coating

The E-M1 III camera can vibrate its SSWF (Super Sonic Wave Filter) in front of the image sensor 30,000 times per second to shake off dust and dirt. It also incorporates the new sensor coating from the OM-D E-M1X making it even more difficult for dust and dirt to stick to the image sensor than ever before.

Stable Handheld 4K/C4K video with OM-D Movie and Log Video

The E-M1 Mark III is equipped with an image stabilisation mode (M-IS1) specifically designed for video recording. This mode uses electronic stabilisation combined with in-body 5-axis stabilisation to deliver powerful stabilisation for handheld video without gimbals.

Ensuring maximum colour grading freedom, OM-Log400 shooting preserves details in shadows and highlights. In order to make Live View images more visible, a View Assist function is available, which converts the colour gamut to Full HD standard BT.709 equivalent for display.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens is a flexible portrait zoom lens that covers a popular wide-to-portrait focal length range of 24-80mm. Its sophisticated optical design, which includes a variety of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements, reduces both chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for notable clarity, sharpness, and colour accuracy. A ZERO lens coating has also been applied to improve contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.

Beyond the advanced lens design, this zoom is also characterized by its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, as well as its durable weather-sealed construction for working in a variety of conditions. Additionally, a Movie & Still Compatible autofocus system achieves fast, smooth, and silent focusing performance, and a manual focus clutch affords instant switching between focusing methods.

Key Features of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

  • Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture enables consistent low-light performance and selective focus control perfect for portrait photography
  • The lens construction integrates one aspherical ED (extra-low dispersion) element, two aspherical elements, one DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) element, two extra-low dispersion elements, one HD element, and two HR (high-refractive index) elements into its design to minimize aberrations, distortion, and colour fringing throughout the zoom range while also contributing to overall image sharpness, clarity, and colour accuracy.
  • A ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and colour fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
  • Manual focus clutch lets you quickly pull the focusing ring into place for direct, intuitive focus control.
  • Programmable L-Fn (lens function) button for easily accessible settings adjustment.
  • Dust-, freeze-, and drip-proof design ensure the lens' performance in inclement and harsh conditions.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth bokeh quality.

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  • MPN - V207102BA000
  • GTIN - 4545350053024
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Camera (Black) Specifications


Slot 1 SD, SDHC (UHS-I / II), SDXC(UHS-I / II)

Image Sensor

Sensor size 17.4 mm x 13.0 mm (Micro Four Thirds)
Image sensor type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount
Number of pixels Number of effective pixels: Approx. 20.4 million pixels
Total number of pixels: Approx. 21.8 million pixels
Aspect ratio 4:3
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Still Photo Recording

Recording format DCF2.0, EXIF 2.31
File format JPEG,
RAW (12-bit lossless compression),
Recording image size RAW: 5184 x 3888
JPEG: 5184 x 3888 ~ 1024 x 768
Available Dual Slot Settings Standard, Auto Switch, Dual Independent, Dual Same
Folder creation and selection Available

Image Stabilisation System

Image stabilisation type Built-in 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation
Image stabilisation mode S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3, OFF
Stabilisation performance Compensation steps (Body only): 7.0
*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
Focal length: 40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm

Compensation steps (Sync IS): 7.5
*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
Focal length: 100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm), halfway release image stabilisation Off,
Frame rate: High
5-axis Sync IS Available
*When using the M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with image stabilisation
Focal length setting 11 settings: 10 programmable settings (10 lenses)
*Lenses without communication function can be registered


Finder type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M dots
Field of view / Viewfinder magnification Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.30x[*1] ~ 1.48x[*2] (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
*1: Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3)
*2: Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3)
Eye point / Diopter adjustment range Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Display Grid Off / normal grid / trichotomy /golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid (grid colour is selectable)
Level Gauge 2-axis (horizontal/vertical) level gauge
Finder Style 3 styles
Brightness and Colour Temperature Control Adaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±7 level manual brightness control /±7 level manual colour temperature control
S-OVF (Simulated OVF) Available
Optional eyecup Available (EP-13 Large Eyecup)


Monitor type 3.0-inch vari-angle monitor (electrostatic capacitance touch panel),
Approx.1037k dots (3:2),
Touch Control Shutter release, Touch AF (AF area selection, AF area size adjustment), Face selection by touch operation, AF targeting pad, Frame forward/backward, Magnified playback, Super Control Panel, Wi-Fi connection, Movie controls
Tilting capability Swivel type
Brightness / Colour temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Colour tone select Vivid, Natural


AF system High-speed imager AF
*Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF used in combination
AF working range Lowest luminance (-3.5 EV) / Highest luminance (20 EV)
*ISO approx. 100, with F2.8 lens
Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode Cross-type phase detection AF (121 points), Contrast AF (121 points), All target, Single target (Normal), Single target (Small), Group target (5 area), Group target (9 area), Group target (25 area), Custom target* (AF area and its increment steps selectable)
*Number of saved custom target settings: 4
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF), Single AF (S-AF+MF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF+MF), Manual Focus (MF), AF tracking (C-AF + TR), AF tracking (C-AF + TR+MF), Preset MF, Starry sky AF (S-AF), Starry sky AF (S-AF+MF)
C-AF tracking sensitivity settings 5 steps
C-AF Center Priority Available
C-AF Center Start Available
AF limiter Available
*Up to 3 distance settings can be saved
AF targeting pad Available
Magnified frame AF 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, 14x
Super spot AF Available
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF Available
Manual focus assist Available
Peaking function Available
AF Focus Adj. Available
AF illuminator Available

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering),
Center-weighted average metering,
Spot metering*,
Spot metering with highlight/shadow control*
*Also available AF target spot metering
Metering range Lowest luminance (-2 EV) / Highest luminance (20 EV)
*ISO approx. 100, with F2.8 lens
ISO sensitivity (AUTO) LOW (approx.64) ~ 6400
*Customizable default and upper limit
ISO sensitivity (MANUAL) LOW (approx.64, approx.100), 200 ~ 25600
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
*Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps
AE lock Available
*Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to AEL/AFL button as well)
Anti-Flicker Shooting Available


Focal-plane shutter (mechanical shutter) 1/8000 ~ 60 sec,
Live Bulb, LiveTime, Live Composite
Electronic first curtain shutter 1/320 ~ 60 sec
*Shutter speed faster than 1/320 sec will be automatically switched to mechanical shutter.
Electronic shutter (Silent mode) 1/32000 ~ 60 sec
*Settings for sound, AF illuminator, and flash can be set to ON/OFF separately, default setting is Off for all three
Flicker Scan Video recording 1/30 ~ 1/250.0
Still 1/50.0 ~ 1/7634
*Video recording S/M mode, Still S/M silent mode only


Sequential shooting maximum speed

*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
[Sequential shooting H] approx 15 fps with selectable 10-15 fps
[Sequential shooting L] approx 10 fps with selectable 1-10 fps
[Anti-shock sequential shooting L] approx 8.5 fps
[Silent sequential shooting H] approx 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L] approx 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps
[Pro Capture H] approx 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps
[Pro Capture L] approx 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps

*When in Pro Capture mode, slower shutter speeds and flash can not be used
*When in Pro Capture mode, slower shutter speeds and flash can not be used
*Pro Capture L mode is available when using an Olympus Micro Four Thirds lens
*In Pro Capture L mode, the minimum aperture is f/8.
Sequential shooting maximum recordable frames

*When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
and the Toshiba SDXU-D032G memory card
with standard card setting in slot 1.
*Low ISO processing: Priority is given to sequential shooting
Sequential shooting H 15 fps [JPEG LF]: Approx. 134
Sequential shooting H 10 fps [RAW]: Approx. 286
Sequential shooting H 10 fps [JPEG LF]: Until card is full
Silent sequential shooting H 60 fps [RAW]: Approx. 50
Silent sequential shooting H 60 fps [JPEG LF]: Approx. 50
Silent sequential shooting H 18 fps [RAW]: Approx. 76
Silent sequential shooting H 18 fps [JPEG LF]: Approx. 90


Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Manual, Auto, Super FP (FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
*Auto and Super FP are available on the external flash
Flash mode Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual (1/1 (FULL) ~ 1/64)
Synchronisation speed 1/250 sec.
*When using Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec.
*When using electronic shutter: 1/50 sec. up to ISO6400, 1/20 sec. for ISO 8000 and higher, and 1/20 sec. for ISO bracketing
Flash intensity control ±3 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable)
Compatible external flash FL-LM3, FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-700WR (as of February 2020)

Wireless Flash Control

Olympus Wireless RC Flash Compatible with external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, FL-700WR
Commander flashes FL-LM3, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-700WR
Radio wireless control Available
External Flash intensity type TTL Auto, Manual, Auto, FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel 4 channels
Group No. 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)

White Balance

White balance mode Auto WB, 7 WB presets, 4 Capture WB, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation ±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis
*Including Custom WB

Colour Mode

Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

Picture Mode i-Finish, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Colour Creator, Art Filters
Gradation 4 types (Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key)
*Except when using e-Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters, Colour Creator
Hilight and shadow control Available

Art Filter

Filter Options Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Water Colour, Vintage, Partial Colour (18 colour selectable), Bleach Bypass, Instant Films
Colour Creator Mode Available


Exposure bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames (0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable),
7 frames (0.3/0.7EV steps selectable)
ISO bracketing 3 frames (0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable)
White balance bracketing 3 frames (A-B/G-M axis*)
*Selectable in 2, 4, 6 steps each
Flash bracketing 3 frames (0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable)
Art Filter bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters, Colour Creator selectables
Focus bracketing Available
Focus stacking Available
Focus stacking compatible lenses M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 2x Teleconverter MC-20

HDR Function

HDR (Auto composite) HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
*ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.
Bracketing for HDR postprocess 3 or 5 frames (2.0 or 3.0 EV steps),
7 frames (2.0 EV steps)

Other Modes

Keystone Compensation Available
Fisheye Compensation 3 Styles
*Enabled when M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO is used.
Live ND Available
*S/M mode only, flash can not be used, ISO up to 800, the maximum shutter speed is 1/30 (when ND2 is set) and the speed drops if the number of ND steps is raised
Tripod High Res Shot JPEG (80M) 10368 x 7776
JPEG (50M) 8160 x 6120
JPEG (25M) 5760 x 4320
RAW 10368 x 7776
Handheld High Res Shot JPEG (50M) 8160 x 6120
JPEG (25M) 5760 x 4320
RAW 8160 x 6120
Live Bulb /. Live Time Available
*Update interval time 0.5 sec. ~ 60 sec.
Live Composite Available
*Update interval time 0.5 sec. ~ 60 sec.
Interval Mode Available
*Creating Time-lapse movie automatically available
Multi Aspect 4:3(Default), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4
One Push Tele-converter 2x Magnification
Level Gauge Detection 2-axis

Video Recording

Video recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)

4096 x 2160 (C4K):
24p / IPB (approx. 237Mbps)

3840 x 2160 (4K):
30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102Mbps)

1920 x 1080 (FHD):
30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (approx. 202Mbps), IPB (approx. 52Mbps, approx. 30MBps, approx. 18Mbps)
60p, 50p / IPB (approx. 52Mbps, approx. 30MBps, approx. 18Mbps)

1280 x 720 (FHD):
60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (approx. 102Mbps), IPB (approx. 26Mbps, approx. 14MBps, approx. 10Mbps)
High speed movie 120fps (1920 x 1080 / MOV)
Maximum recording time Approx. 29 min.
Art Filter Movie Available
*Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used
One-push Movie Digital Converter Approx. 3x
Time Lapse Movie 3840 x 2160 (4K) / 5fps
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps
1280 x 720 (HD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
Quick Movie / Slow Movie Available
Image Stabilisation for video recording M-IS1 (multi motion IS by Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser),
M-IS2 (Multi motion IS by Image sensor shift), OFF
*Field of view varies when using M-IS1. Using lens which is equipped with image stabilisation can be given top priority.
Grid Line Available
Focus Peaking 4 colours
Time code Rec run / free run, drop frame / non-drop frame
Live View Output via HDMI Monitor mode / Record mode
*In monitor mode, the image can not be enlarged on the camera when a movie is being recorded.
*In record mode, movie quality can be set to YCbCr 4:2:2 (8 bit).
*When recording simultaneously on the camera in 4K/C4K/FHD HS, 4:2:0 is upsampled to 4:2:2.
Movie Picture Mode Flat, OM-Log400
AE Lock Available


Sound recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
High-Resolution Audio recording Stereo linear PCM/24-bit, Sampling frequency 96kHz
Microphone / Speaker Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
*External stereo microphone can be attached
Microphone function Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter
*Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

Wi-Fi Function

GPS info. Function Available
*Via GPS smartphone
Wireless Shooting Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/ Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off
Image Share Available
*Marking function for image share is available.
Easy Connection Connect using a QR code Connect using Bluetooth (View, Transfer only)

Tethered shooting

Tethered shooting control USB connection
*Camera can be operated by PC or camera controls

Wi-Fi connection (2.4GHz/5GHz)
*Transfer of recorded images to PC via access point


Playback mode Single-frame, information display, index display (4/9/25/100 frames), calendar, enlargement (2x ~ 14x), movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), picture rotation (auto), Light Box display
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF

Image Editing

Movie Editing function Trimming (begining / end) / in-movie image extraction (4K only)
Editing function RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
RAW data edit RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).


USB/Remote controller connector USB Type-C / ⌀2.5Pin Jack (Optional remote cable RM-CB2 can be used)
HDMI connector Micro HDMI (type D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe, sync terminal
Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth Built-in (Bluetooth Ver.4.2 BLE)
Microphone input jack ⌀3.5 stereo mini jack (plug-in power on/off)
Headphone connector ⌀3.5 stereo mini jack
PC interface Superspeed (USB3.0)

Power Requirements

Battery BLH-1 Li-ion battery
Battery status display Remaining power (10 steps, %, or by-minute display), shot count, degradation
AC Adapter Optional AC-5 AC adapter
*Via power battery holder (HLD-9)
USB bus power A USB PD bus power can be used
*PD compliant Camera: Rev 3.0 Ver 1.0a
Sleep mode 1/3/5 min., Off
Number of recordable images Standard mode: 420 shots / Quick sleep mode: 900 shots
*With Toshiba SDXU-D032G, IS ON, with no flashes attached, based on CIPA test standards
Battery life for movie recording Under standard JEITA testing: 85 minutes
When zoom and other operational functions are not used: 140 minutes
*When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes


Print function Print reservation (DPOF)
Languages 34 languages selectable :
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Splashproof Type / Dustproof IEC Standard publication 60529 IPX1 (applies when the body is used with Olympus splashproof Lens) / Dustproof construction
Freezeproof -10℃
Dimensions Approx. 134.1mm(W) x 90.9mm(H) x 68.9mm(D)
*Based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions
Weight 580g
*Based on CIPA standards (inc. 1x BLH-1 battery and 1 memory card, without eyecup)
Operating Temperature -10℃ ~ +40℃ (when in operation),
-20 ~ +60℃ (when stored)
Humidity 30 ~ 90% (when in operation),
10 ~ 90% (when stored)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Specifications

Focal Length 12 to 40mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 80mm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 84° to 30°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.3x
Optical Design 14 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size 62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.75 x 3.31" / 69.9 x 84 mm
Weight 13.47 oz / 382 g
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What’s In The Box
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Kit (Black)
  • USB cable
  • Cable clip
  • Shoulder strap
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card
  • BLH-1 Li-ion battery
  • BCH-1 Li-ion battery charger
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens
  • Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens (Black)
  • Olympus LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens (Black)
  • Olympus LSC-0918 Lens Carry Case for Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens
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