Olympus announced the launch of the new mirrorless camera OM-D E-M1 Mark III, which was the successor to the Mark II model introduced in 2016. The key features of the new items are a protected case, an advanced focusing system and shooting in astrophotography mode.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III received a lightweight magnesium alloy housing with protection against splashes and dust. The camera is equipped with a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Four Thirds sensor and a quad-core TruePic IX processor. Such a tandem makes it possible to manually take pictures with a resolution of up to 50 megapixels, with a tripod - up to 80 megapixels. The 121-point AF system also allows you to shoot moving subjects without losing sharpness.
The special "Starry sky" mode is designed for shooting celestial bodies, and thanks to a stabilization system that can compensate for up to seven exposure stages, you can shoot the night sky with a wide-angle or standard zoom lens.
In auto focus and auto exposure (AF/AE) mode, the camera "clicks" up to 18 frames per second, and when AF/AE is locked, up to 60 fps. The maximum available resolution for recording video is 4K at 30/25/24 frames per second. The camera is equipped with an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 MP and a 3-inch touch-screen LCD display.
The list of model interfaces includes an HDMI connector, microphone input, headphone jack, and USB Type-C with support for USB Power Delivery mode. The Wi-Fi module is responsible for the wireless connection.you can use it to remotely control the camera and send pictures to your smartphone using a proprietary mobile app.
The cost of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is $1,800. Complete with a 12-40mm lens, the camera is available for pre-orders at a price of $2,500, and with a 12-100mm lens for $2,900. The new product will go on sale on February 28, 2020.