Olympus unveils the E-M1 Mark III, a versatile but iterative pro camera


Just a year after announcing the prosumer OM-D E-M1X, and a few months after revitalizing the classic E-M5 series, Olympus today announced another camera slotting in between those two: the OM=D E-M1 Mark III. Long story short, it takes a very similar body to the Mark II and updates it with some of the goodies introduced on the E-M1X.

I was able to spend some time with the Mark III in beautiful Costa Rica before launch. My full hands-on post will follow, but for now, here’s what you need to know: On paper, it’s not a massive upgrade over the E-M1 MKII, with some specs looking positively outdated relative to the competition. But taking the camera as a whole, I still think it’s one of the most versatile cameras for photographers focused on stills at its price point.