You love photography, but let’s keep it real. You travel to enjoy your vacation, not to be your family’s on-staff photographer. You want a sharp shot of your dog’s epic mid-air catch, but you don’t have time to memorize a user manual. The E-M10 Mark III is just for you. It’s small and lightweight so it’s effortless to take along. The simple to use touch screen interface and exclusive Shortcut Button remove all mystery from camera settings. And foolproof image stabilization virtually eliminates motion blur and shake from your stills and 4K video. The E-M10 Mark III. Your photographic journey starts here.
Easy Shooting Modes
The E-M10 Mark III takes all guesswork out of photography. AUTO Mode detects the scene, lighting, movement of you or your subject, and even your subject's eyes. It instantly dials in focus and settings to guarantee results you’ll be proud of. Ready to take your photography the next step? Turn the Mode Dial to SCENE and touch the type of photo you want to capture. Simple touch screen menus guide you so your learning curve is zero. And for images that pop, scroll through 15 Art Filters in live view on the screen or in the electronic viewfinder to preview the filtered shot before you take it. Photography has never been easier.
Designed Just for You
Every part of the E-M10 Mark III has been designed with you in mind. It starts with a carefully crafted metal and leather grained body that cleverly hides the built-in flash. This camera is small and lightweight and always convenient. The tilting touch screen tilts upward for low shots and downward so you can frame shots above eye level. Now let’s talk ease of use. Touch the screen to select your focus point and trip the shutter in one step. It’s that simple. When you need to change settings fast, press the Shortcut Button on the top of the camera to jump to the most relevant menu in each camera mode.
Shake-Free Stills & Video
The E-M10 Mark III has best-in-class image stabilization. It steadies all types of camera motion to give you razor sharp shots. It's instantaneous, noise-free, and incredibly effective - even in situations where other cameras struggle. Shoot handheld in low light or at night and never worry about blur. Shoot far with a telephoto lens and skip the cumbersome tripod. Even shoot 4K video while walking with the camera and your footage will be smooth and crisp. And because the stabilization is built into the camera, it works with any lens you choose.
Sync & Share
The E-M10 Mark III isn’t just about capturing great images. We’ve made it easy to share them too. The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi syncs with your smart device with simple QR code setup. Use the free Olympus Image Share app on your synced device to instantly share images and video on the go. Always the photographer that gets left out of group shots? Use your smart device to remotely control your camera. Wirelessly compose your image or video, change settings, even trip the shutter from across the room. Then use Olympus Image Share to share and upload your photography fast.
Ultra HD 4K Video
Many of life’s moments are perfect for still shots. Others are practically begging to be captured by video. The E-M10 Mark III easily captures both. Shoot smooth and stunning ultra high res videos in 4K with a simple twist of the Mode Dial. Use the High-Speed Video Mode to capture fast action with cool slow motion playback. And to create fun shareable videos, use Clips Mode to automatically record short video clips of 1, 2, 4, or 8 seconds. Then easily stitch your clips together and add background music, all in camera, no post editing or computer software required.
Next Level Photography
When you're ready to advance your skills, the E-M10 Mark III has you covered. Advanced Photo Mode makes high-end photo techniques - like Live Composite for star trails and Keystone Compensation for architecture - easy to learn with touch controls. Use Silent Mode to silence all camera noises, perfect for capturing quiet environments. Shoot fast with 8 frames per second continuous shooting. Focus accurately with 121 selectable points of autofocus. And with two customizable buttons next to the camera's grip, quickly dial in your favorite settings while you shoot.
Sensor / Dust Reduction
4/3" Live MOS Sensor
Primary color filter (RGB)
Aspect Ratio & Area
4:3 / 17.4 x 13.0mm
Super Sonic Wave Filter
Olympus TruePic™ VIII
AF System Type
High-speed imager AF
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)*1 / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)*1
*1 While Four-Thirds lens is attached, only S-AF (single target) or MF for video are available.
Full Time AF
3x , 5x , 7x , 10x , 14x
*Autofocusing is possible in the magnified frame; can be assigned to button to turn magnify frame AF on and to activate magnification; touch icon on monitor to turn off; enables selection of AF point from over 800.
Super Spot AF
Available*(Contrast AF in center of the monitor when magnified)
*Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached.
Face Detection AF / Eye Detection
Available Eye priority AF mode : off / nearer-eye priority
Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode
121-point contrast AF All target, group target (9-area), single target
AF Targeting Pad
Available (activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
Manual Focus Assist
Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Color selection: white, black, red, yellow
Built-in 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization for video and still photos (compensates for yaw, pitch, roll, vertical shift, horizontal shift)
S-IS ON(AUTO), OFF
Live View Image Stabilization
Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
Focal Length Setting
4.0 EV steps*
*Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-6.3 EZ (focal length =42mm (35mm equivalent with 84mm))
Available manual focal length setting
Input focal length: 0.1 to 1000 mm (0.1 step)
Lens IS Priority
Cannot be activated from camera.
Lens IS has priority over camera body IS when the IS switch on the lens is turned to ON.
When lens IS has priority over camera body IS, camera body IS functions as follows:
- when Olympus lens is attached: compensates for camera roll
- when third party lens is attached: does not function
Shutter / Sequential Shooting
Computerized focal-plane, high-speed mechanical shutter Silent electronic shutter
Mechanical Shutter: 1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3 EV steps selectable)
Live Bulb/Live Time: Max. 30 min. (selectable in menu settings, with 8-min. default setting)
Live composite: Max. 3 hours
Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) : 1/320 - 60 sec
Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/16000 - 30 sec
Available as "Silent" in Scene mode and Advanced photo mode. (sound, AF illuminator and flash are set to OFF as default settings.)
Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed
[Sequential shooting H mode] approx 8.6 fps (IS ON/OFF)
*Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
[Sequential shooting L mode] approx 4.8 fps (IS ON/OFF)
*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14‐42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ
Max Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting
[RAW] Max. ∞ frames (in seq. shooting L) Max. 22 frames (in seq. shooting H)
[JPEG; LN] Max. ∞ frames (in seq. shooting L) Max. 36 frames (in seq. shooting H)
* When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
* With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-II R260・W240 EXCERIA™ PRO
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10)
Viewfinder / Monitor
Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M dots
Field of View / Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 100% / Approx.1.23x (50mm lens, Infinity, -1m-1)
Eye Point / Diopter Adjustment Range
Approx. 19.2mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Live View preview (without depth of field preview lock)
Live View Boost
*Exposure compensation will not be applied
Off / normal grid / trichotomy /golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
2-axis (horizontal / vertical) level gauge
Brightness / Color Temp Control
Adaptive brightness technology, ±2 level manual control /±3 level manual control
EP-16 eyecup is separately available
Rear Monitor Type
3.0-inch tilting monitor* *Approx.1040k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Shutter release, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, AF touch pad, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter, Scene, Wi-Fi connection, video controls, video effects, video teleconvertertimer)
Upward tilting angle : up to 85 degrees Downward tilting angle : up to 45 degrees
Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor)
±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color Tone Select
Vivid / Natural
Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x3/x5/x7/x10/x14),
Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)
Exposure Control / Flash
Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
EV -2 - 20 (using f2.8 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Mode / Shooting Mode
Auto (Live Guide can be used) , P: Program AE (program shift can be performed), A: Aperture Priority AE, S: Shutter Priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Scene Select AE, Advanced Photo AE, Art Filter
Scene Select AE
Live Composite, Live Bulb, Multiple Exposure, HDR Backlight*1, Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing
(Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night scene, Sport, Hand-held Starlight*2, Fireworks, Light trails, Sports, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR*1, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot)
*1 4 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
*1 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
AUTO ISO (default) : LOW (approx.100) ‐ 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 25600)
Manual ISO : LOW (approx.100), 200 - 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 steps)
±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3 EV steps
When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps
Locks with a half-press of the shutter button , AEL/AFL button(can be set to Fn button as well)
Flash Intensity Control Mode
TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL) * Available on the external flash
TTL Flash, GN=5.8 (ISO100・m) / GN= 8.2 (ISO200・m)
Flash Auto*, Redeye, Slow Sync.(1st curtain), Slow Sync.(2nd curtain), Red-eye Slow Sync.(1st curtain), Fill-in, Manual（1/1（FULL）～1/64）, Flash Off.
*AUTO and SCN only
Flash Auto, 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
*FL-50R: 1/180 sec. Others: 1/200 sec.
Flash Intensity Control
Up to ±3 EV in 0.3EV steps
Compatible External Flash
FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-LM3
Memory / Image Recording (File Format)
SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I, UHS-II, Eye-Fi Card*1 compatible) *1 Not compatible with Endless Memory.
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Recording Image Size
[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels [JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 1280 x 960 pixels
White Balance / Color Mode
White Balance Mode
Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White Balance Compensation*
±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Bracketing / HDR
Available as AE Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode.
3 frames in 1.0 EV steps, 5 frames in 0.7 EV steps.
Available as Multi Focus Shot in Scene mode and Focus Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode. Shoots 8 frames.
When in Advanced Photo mode, focus steps can be adjusted in 2 levels.
Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses only.
HDR (Auto Composite)
Available as Backlight HDR in Scene mode and HDR in Advanced Photo mode. ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 seconds. HDR1 is available in both modes. HDR2 (painting-like) is available in Advanced Photo mode only. Exposure compensation can be performed in Advanced Photo mode only.
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, color creater, Art Filters
Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except i-Enhance, Art Filters, color creater]
Highlight & Shadow Control
±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone
Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
Art Filter (Variation / Art Effect)
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d)
Light Tone ( - / d)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f.) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)
Bleech Bypass (l, II,/a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Picture Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Color pattern : 30 colors / Saturation setting -4 ～ +3
2 frames / Auto gain,
Live Bulb / Live Time
0.5 sec - 60 sec
0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames. Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically
Live Bulb / Live Time
Update Interval Time - 0.5 sec – 60 sec
Update Interval Time / composite method – 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
1-999 frames, Interval time 1sec-24hours, Time lapse movies
With (can be confirmed in Live View) *Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously by +-20 steps.
Video / Audio Recording
Video Recording Format
Movie Mode / Frame Rate / Compression Method
3840 × 2160 (4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (SF, F, N)
60p： 59.94 fps, 50p： 50.00 fps, 30p： 29.97 fps, 25p： 25.00 fps,
24p： 23.98 fps, C4K 24.00 fps
FHD IPB (SF: SuperFine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx.. 30 Mbps,
N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)
HD IPB(SF：SuperFine / approx.26Mbps,
F:Fine / approx.14Mbps、N：Normal / approx.10Mbps)
*Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
*Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies.
*UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K shooting.
Maximum Video Recording Time
[MOV] Approx.. 29min
Approx. 4x (enlarges view of selected area)
Art Filter Movie
(Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
IS for Movie
M-IS1*(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),
M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
*While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
Video Exposure Control
Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
Grid Lines / Focus Peaking
4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking
1, 2, 4, 8 sec.
(Further continued shooting possible up to 16 seconds by pressing video record button again)
High Speed Movie
120 fps (1280X720, MOV)
Live View Output via HDMI
Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor) *1 *1 Camera display is turned off when connected by HDMI.
Audio Recording Format
Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone / Speaker
Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker.
Wind noise reduction, recording volume
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
*May affect audio quality.
QR code setting
Live View, rec view, wireless touch AF shutter, self timer (w/countdown guidance, sequential shooting, video recording capability), wireless release, video recording, power off
Auto / SCN / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time, Live Composite) and drive mode can be selected.*
Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.*
*When in private connection
Single-frame, information display, index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), video (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), picture rotation (auto), slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
Dial function is cutomizable for both dials
Can select from 11 functions to assign to buttons.
Copyright Settings / Lens Info Settings
With / Without
Image Editing Functions
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 based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Color Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).
Video Editing Functions
Trimming (begining / end) / in-video image extraction (4K only)
Menu Languages (34 selectable)
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
Connectivity / Power Requirements
Micro HDMI （type D)
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery Status Display
Remaining power (4 steps)
Available (1/3/5 min. off)
Number of Recordable Pictures
Approx.330 shots when using BLS-50, with Live View constantly on, using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ and TOSHIBA SD card, based on CIPA testing standards
Battery Life for Movie Recording
Approx. 80 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 140 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
*When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes, using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ, 4K video shooting.
Weights & Dimensions / Operating Environment
Approx. 410 g (with BLS-50 battery and Memory card, based on CIPA standards)
Approx. 362 g (body only)
W:121.5mm H:83.6mm D:49.5mm (based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)
Operating Temperature Range
-10℃ ~ +40℃ (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (when stored)
Operating Humidity Range
30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)
Body, USB cable, shoulder strap, warranty card, BLS-50 Li-ion battery , BCS-5 Li-ion battery charger