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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

from  $1800+
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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Olympus’ latest flagship camera, the O-MD E-M1 Mark III isn’t particularly exciting. It is a bit faster than the last model, and has improved and more versatile autofocus. It also features a class-leading 5-axis image stabilization system that makes handheld photography better. However, the autofocus system doesn’t hold up to rivals, especially Sony, and it’s not great for low-light shooting. It also falls short of similarly-priced rivals like the Panasonic GH5 when it comes to video. While it’s great for wildlife and action photography, for everyone else, there are better cameras out there.

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Pros
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Fast shooting speeds
  • Compact weather-proof body
  • Flip-out screen
  • Accurate colors
Cons
  • Mediocre low-light capability
  • Autofocus can’t keep up to shooting speeds
  • Sub-par video features
  • Dated sensor

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds
Resolution (effective)
20.4 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD
Type
Lens mount
Resolution (effective)
Sensor size
Image stabilization
Memory card
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Micro Four Thirds
20.4 megapixels
Micro four thirds
Optical (sensor-shift)
SD

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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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