Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III: Specs, release date and price confirmed

Olympus has expanded its Micro Four Thirds line with the OM-D E-M10 Mark III, its seventh addition to its acclaimed OM-D series.

Despite the fact that it's the most junior member of the digital OM system, it packs a wealth of functionality that makes it ripe for the first-time user looking for plenty of growing space.

Highlights from the spec sheet include 4K video recording – the first time we've seen this on an OM-D E-M10-series model – together with a five-axis image stabilisation system that promises up to four stops of correction. 

You also get the same TruePic VIII processing engine that stars in the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II model, which allows for a highly respectable 8.6fps burst-shooting option.

Here's a broader look at what it offers:

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III Specifications

  • 16MP Micro Four Thirds LiveMOS sensor
  • TruePic VIII processing engine
  • Five axis, four-stop image stabilisation system
  • 4K video recording, 30/25/24p
  • High-speed AF system, 121 contrast-detect AF points
  • 8.6fps burst shooting 
  • 2.36million dot OLED viewfinder
  • 3in tilting, touch-sensitive LCD screen, 1.04million dots
  • Art Filters (including new Bleach Bypass mode)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Single SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I and II) card slot

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III release date

The OM-D E-M10 Mark III will be released in black and silver finishes, and will go on sale in the middle of September.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III price

As is usually the case, Olympus is making the OM-D E-M10 III available in a variety of configurations.

A body-only option, in either black or silver finishes, will be priced at £629.99 in the UK and $650 in the US.

This is joined by two kit options. The first will include the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R lens, and this will have an asking price of £649.99.

The other kit option, meanwhile, will include the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ pancake lens instead of the above optic, and will have a retail price of £699.99/$800.