Olympus OM-D E-M10 III Review

What is Olympus OM-D E-M10 III?

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III is a solid entry-level camera, great for those who want to take their photography game to the next level. It uses a smaller Micro Four Thirds Sensor and gives users a broad range of lens choices.

The camera captures 4K 30p videos plus HD 120 fps and primarily focus on the easier photography experience. It has full image stabilization and a reasonable price.

Pros and Cons


The camera has a two-tone silver and black finish with a retro design which gives it a pretty classy feel. Lookwise it‘s slightly similar to its predecessor but the user interface and menu have totally changed. 

It has a built-in pop-up flash to cater to dim light conditions and features bigger control dials, larger labeling buttons, and an arrow pad. 

Measuring 4.78 x 3.29 x 1.94 inches and weighing around 14.5 ounces, it is quite easy to carry around. Though it has a compact design but still it provides a solid hand grip and makes it feel more secure in the hand.

Image Quality

It’s a 16MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera which might seem a bit outdated but its pixel count is more than enough to take everyday pictures and picture quality is pretty dang awesome. 

With Truepic VIII image processor with 14-150 mm lens which is capable of capturing 4K 30p video plus HD 120 frames per second. Colors are realistic without oversaturation. The 14-42mm kit lens is capable of capturing even minor details like dew drops on the leaves. 

The advanced sensor of the camera does a fine job in capturing highlights, shadows, and different color tones.

Video Quality

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III gives users a wide range of options when it comes to shooting video. You can shoot in a variety of formats and resolutions including 4K, FHD, and HD. 

Also, videos can be shot using shutter priority, aperture priority, and manual exposure modes. 

There are art filters, time-lapse shooting features available along with image stabilization while capturing videos. 

The overall video quality is well-exposed and sharp but professional videographers need to look somewhere else.

Overall, this camera has quite similar specifications but is a cheaper alternative to Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III Top Features

  • One of the key features of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 III is its 4K video capability and powerful image processor that has 121 autofocus points along with a new Bleach Bypass Art Filter and modest camera controls.
  • The advanced photo mode allows access to plenty of cool features such as Live Composite which captures a series of exposures, adding pixels of light without overexposing the image.
  • The Live Time mode allows you to capture a single exposure during a fixed period of time and you can even watch it developing live on the screen.
  • Highly effective 5-axis body stabilization  helps you to get perfectly crisp and sharp shots in low light.
  • In Olympus III, the rear thumb grip has been enlarged to make it easy to handle. It has a 3-inch tilting touch screen and an EVF, with and an automatic eye detection switching between the two.
  • The navigation dials on the camera‘s top panel add to its retro look and rear dials contribute to the camera‘s ease of use. They allow users to quickly adjust shutter and apertures and facilitate scrolling and zooming into images.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi setup allows you to use the free Olympus image share app available for both Android and iOS through which you can operate the camera remotely, transfer photos, and add location.