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- D E-M5 Mark III
- Four Thirds
- body only
- Digital camera
- 20.4 MP
- 4K / 24 fps
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Seeking adventure and exploring places is in your DNA. Try the E-M5 Mark III. It's compact enough to go anywhere and never get in your way. Lightweight enough to shoot all day without getting exhausted. Fuel your interest in photography with an impressive range of pro technology: a powerful image stabilization system. Advanced autofocusing. Lightning-fast sequential shooting. And more. The E-M5 Mark III. Break free from big cameras and begin enjoying the freedom of shooting with Olympus.
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III - digital camera - body only is rated 4.50 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by cwincald from Great upgrade Bought this to replace an OMD M10. The main feature that attracted me was the weatherproofing. It is slightly more complex to learn than the M10 but I have enjoyed the process. And being weatherproof has meant taking it out on occasions when I would have left my camera at home in the past. and taking more photos means getting better at it, at least that's the plan. Another feature I really like is the articulating screen. All in all I'm very happy
Date published: 2020-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dieter from A great Camera for all occasions . I have this camera now for a couple of weeks and can only say good things about it.Extrem easy to handle,light weight and fun to work with.I have several Lumix Lenses which work like a charm on that camera .Image and video quality is a s good as on my Lumix G9 which i owned before but with halve the weight to carry !!.
Date published: 2020-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAX from Exceeded my Expectations on Size, Features & Functionality Recently purchased the M5III with the 12-45mm Zoom. The size, features and functionality have exceeded my expectations. Great setup and highly recommend Olympus to all my friends and colleagues.
Date published: 2020-11-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom from Great camera that is small and light weight. This is a really great camera that has super functions in a very small and light body. I see me using it as my "walk around" camera. It seems very solid and well made and takes great photos. The dust and splash proof features will be perfect if I am out photographing in damp conditions.
Date published: 2021-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Antoine from Almost an EM1 in a classic retro compact body! So compact, so handy, so classic but still almost an EM1. This is a wonderful camera, weather proof and practical. Impressive what you can do with it... Oh! and that stabilization! WOW!
Date published: 2019-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe from Best travel camera bar none in my opinion. After being a Canon user for ten years I became tired of hauling around heavy gear. I travel and hike a lot and I needed a camera to fit my lifestyle. The em5 miii fit the bill perfectly. I love this camera. I thought I?d take a huge image quality hit going from full frame to m4/3 but I have been pleasantly surprised by the consistency in quality this camera offers. I wish I made the switch sooner. I truly enjoy using this kit. It does what I want it to do without weighing my down. I bought it and took it on a two week trip to the Smoky Mountains and it surpassed all my expectations. I took just the body and the 14-150mm lens. That?s it! It was great to have such a wide range in one lens. Not all is perfect with this kit but most of it is down to the learning curve going from Canon to Olympus. I would buy this camera all over again. I love it.
Date published: 2021-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martin from Excellent walk-around camera solid build quality, excellent controls (including some of the best-feeling control dials on the market) and generally pleasing out-of-camera files make it a supremely engaging camera to take pictures with. It's compact, but manages to shoehorn some of the best bits of the E-M1 Mark II into an appreciably lighter, smaller and more manageable body. I like the addition of 4K video, the stabilizer is still among the best in the industry
Date published: 2021-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pam from A perfect fit to move into the mirrorless arena. I purchased this camera because I was looking for a more compact, but powerful camera and I was also looking to move into the mirrorless arena. This camera has exceeded my expectations and I?m looking forward to more fully exploring the features.
Date published: 2021-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rahul from Outstanding Camera - A baby of EM1 Mark II It is a fantastic camera and worth to upgrade from my earlier EM10 Mark III. You'll get all the features from the legendary EM1 Mark II into a much smaller and lighter body and yes it is weatherproof. Also, Olympus 5-axis IBIS is leading in the industry. I am very happy with this camera.
Date published: 2020-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmy from The BEST for street photography and landscapes. Extremely happy. Made my purchase at an Olyumpus refurb sale. Has all the image quality of the E-M1ii in a lower cost small lighter weight package. So easy to carry and pocket. I use a wrist strap for security. IBIS is the best! With my favorite M. Zuiko lens, the 9-18mm f/4-5.6, this is a wonderful tool for street photography.
Date published: 2020-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrew from Great street/travel camera, a EM1 Mark II in smaller package I enjoyed using the OM-D E-M1 mark ii and when the EM5 mark iii came out I knew pretty much what to expect. I have used all previous EM5s too. This new EM5 mark iii is a mini EM1 mii, considerably lighter, though missing a few features that, at least for me, is not a problem. The size is great, for me, and the extra bump is sufficient for comfortable ergonomic handling (em5 mii wasn't as comfortable). EM1 mark ii use to be the flagship pro OMD, so I think this 5 does all that I require, I shoot mostly street and travel. I didn't buy kit lens, to me this camera is ideal for primes.
Date published: 2020-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fletcher from Bad body material I was so excited for the camera when it came out. I had been using a EM10-Mkiii which was fantastic. But shooting outside mostly I was looking forward to the weather sealing of the EM5, not to mention the high res shot mode and much improved AF. However.... There's one HUGE flaw. The plastic body. I was hesitant about this going in but believed the marketing. The tri pod mount is fragile and will flex and bow dramatically. On my first EM5 body the mounting area actually failed and cracked. This is not with some third party lenses. My daily driver is the 12-100 F4 pro, it's not a light lens but is a Olympus lens on a Olympus body. Trying to focus at 100mm on a tripod and the image bounces everywhere due to the bottom plate of the camera flexing. Just a note this is not an issue with EM10-mkiii at all, even when i forgot the lens mount for the 40-150 f2.8pro and mounted it on a tripod from the camera body. For me this has really ruined the camera for me, sad that they made such a basic design flaw when typically everything olympus is engineered so well. Also very sad they have not admitted to this issue.
Date published: 2021-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by David from Could be a GREAT camera...except for the bad stuff There have been numerous first-hand reports of failure of the baseplate around the tripod socket. Olympus was apparently aware that this area was going to be fragile, as evidenced by the corrugation and extra plastic around the tripod mount. Unfortunately, this slightly raised area only serves as a hinge to promote flexing and to exacerbate the problem. According to first-hand reports, Olympus will not repair such failures under warranty. There should be a recall and replacement of the baseplate, or at the very least, an extended warranty if this part fails in the future. The Owners Manual is very poor, with some important functions not listed in the index or not addressed at all in the manual, and others addressed only sketchily. The camera menus are often puzzling. For example, you can set some patterns of exposure bracketing in the Bracketing section, as is appropriate, yet several slightly different patterns of exposure bracketing can only be set in the HDR section. Some settings require going to different sections of the Menu to complete the setup instead of logically being grouped together. The USB port is a micro USB, not USB-C. You cannot save and restore custom settings in Olympus Workspace as you can with previous E-M5 models and EM-1 models. You cannot use tethering with Olympus Capture software as you can with the E-M5ii and other models. There are many improvements over previous E-M5 models to be sure, but the downgrades were unexpected and irritating and seem arbitrary. There are 3 Custom modes, but only one is accessible on the mode dial. To use the other two, you must do a menu dive, and they are not assignable to any custom function buttons or switches, you must go several steps into the menu. There are numerous examples of this kind of really bad user friendliness. Some of these negative features could seemingly be remedied with firmware updates, but there does not appear to be any desire on Olympus' part to do so. The E-M5iii can definitely deliver high quality images and has a rich and clever feature set, all in a form factor that is relatively compact and a pleasure to shoot with. It is a shame that some of the negatives make it far less appealing than it could be.
Date published: 2022-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sean from mark ii could stream video, mark iii can't?! Love the size, weight, feel ??but I am dumbfounded as to why I can not use this camera for web conferencing when the OM-D EM5 Mark II you could... Am I missing something?!
Date published: 2022-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill from I love the size and speed of this camera. I love the size and speed of this camera. The autofocus is amazing and being able to focus and take the picture just by tapping the screen is awesome. I look forward to discovering all the capabilities of this camera. My only disappointment and word of caution is that it doesn't work with Olympus Capture. I didn't realize the software existed until after I purchased the camera. It works with the older Mark II and the better E-M1's, but not the E-M5 Mark III. I don't quite get that.
Date published: 2020-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nathan from Excellent compact camera This is my first ?real? camera except a few point and shoot digitals I had about 15 years ago. I?ve been wanting something better than my smart phone and after watching what seemed like 100 hours of YouTube and web reviews, this seemed perfect for what I was looking for. It?s compact enough that it doesn?t get in the way and I mostly use the 17mm 1.8 lens for travel and landscape photography. I was even able to shoot the stars the other night handheld and the pics turned out amazing.
Date published: 2021-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy from Best camera I?ve owned since I started my photography hobby. I started years ago with a Fujifilm finepix probably back in 2006. I decided to upgrade to an Olympus E-420 dslr, and thats been my go to camera since. I?ve had such reliable and ease of use, I decided to stay with olympus and buy this camera. This new mirrorless tech surprised me. Having things like image stabilizer, smart autofocus, 10 shots a sec, and art / scene modes are great upgrades. Function is similar to my E-420 which I love, but battery life is obviously not as great, though expected with these new mirrorless ones. Even though I usually shoot manual, its been a significant upgrade!
Date published: 2020-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoAnn from Great camera!! Moved from heavy Canon equipment to the OMD5-Mark III. Easy to carry and shoot. Learning curve may take some time but will be well worth the time.
Date published: 2020-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bent from What was I thinking? I've been using Olympus cameras for a while, starting with the original Pen-F 1/2 frame film cam, and other brands from back in the 60s. So, a friend of mine casually mentioned Olympus to me one day and I looked into it. I didn't realize they were still around and so I bought an EPL5 I was very impressed with image quality, but it was hard to see the screen in sunlight. She then told me about the OMD series. She wanted my EPL5 and offered her E-P3 with an EVF in trade. I loved it and It's been a roller coaster ever since as I jumped to an EM10, EM10-II, EM5-II, and PEN-F. I recently purchased an EM1 II because of the discount offered by Olympus and was blown away at how good it was. What a tool for anyone seriously interested in photography. Then I completely lost my mind when my dealer got in a silver EM5-MkIII. I bought it, as well, to have two bodies. I sold a couple and traded a couple, to afford them. Bottom line: I'm in love with the Olympus M4/3 system and have one with me at all times. I'm still reeling at how good the EM5 MkIII is. I'd have a hard time making a choice between the EM5-III and the EMI-II. Thank God I don't have to.
Date published: 2020-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MICHAEL from Great Camera, Good job Olympus with the new Mini M1 Mark II Just traded up from M10 Mark III to the M5 Mark III. Once I had it in my hands I could feel a better balance of the camera. I first spent the time to go thru the menu to custom the camera to my liking and didn't find it difficult at all. Spent the day walking around taking shots and could immediately tell the improvement on the pixels and viewfinder and the pictures themselves. The quickness of auto focus was evident and the controls easy to find. Came home and uploaded the pics to Olympus Workspace and was AMAZED of the results. Can't wait for this November when I will be in Munich on Vaca with this camera. So glad I got the mini M1 Mark II. Good job Olympus.
Date published: 2020-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike in Raleigh from Lightweight, compact, compelling images The E-M5 Mark iii is my first foray into MFT territory. After retiring 3 years ago, I decided to get back into photography after only using point-and-shoot for 50 years. After 6 months of research, I bought a Nikon Z6 and a few lenses. While the cachet of full-frame felt good, lugging around the body and lenses detracted from our travel experiences. So I started moving down to APS-C format, but found the ergonomics not comfortable. Still dissatisfied, I decided to give Olympus a shot, and it was the best decision of my life. Lightweight, great grip and balance, pocket-size lenses, and spectacular image quality have made me appreciate what I was missing. I have a 12-200mm lens on the camera most of the time, a 17mm f/1.8 for low light, a 12-45mm f/4 for focus-stacking, and a 14-150mm which I will sell. Super compact and easy to carry. I have found my new home thanks to Olympus.
Date published: 2022-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jess from Stumbled into it, and never looking back. I bought this camera because I inherited some Olympus lenses. I did not think to check if they would fit on this camera, though. They were 4/3 lenses, and this is a micro 4/3. They work with an adapter, but continuous autofocus does not. Im a video enthusiast, so I wasn't going to settle for not having continuous autofocus. I thought I was going to save money by not having to buy lenses, but ended up buying 3 to go with this camera. Sob story. Now, I'm happier than I could have imagined! I probably would not have gone with this set up if not for those old lenses, and im SO GLAD that happened because this is a competitor and even superior video beast than other cameras costing thousands more. I have since looked around at what im dealing with, and haven't found anything in his price range that compares to the C4K 237 Mgbit video. There are other 4k cameras around this price, but they all have half the information in the files, if that. I went for the 17 and 45 f1.2 pro lenses, and now im getting videos on par with set-ups that are thousands of dollars more. Im particularly grateful for the focus tracking and stabilization. In terms of deliverable video there is no reason this is anything short of pro-level quality, especially if you're using an external recorder if you are really serious. The missing headphone jack is ok because I recommend recording audio on the Olympus LSP4 anyway, and syncing it afterward. I would hardly ever use sound recorded on any mirrorless or dslr anyway. Finally, the size and weight allows for the use of my selfie stick half extended, and then this becomes a vlog champion.
Date published: 2020-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim from Great features in a compact, lightweight body! I moved up from my E-M5 MarkII. I wear glasses and larger eyepiece was important to me. Also shoot lots of wildlife so better focusing was a big plus. I also like that the ergomomics, size and weight were slightly improved. I was concerned about the composite construction but it feels solid and well built. Overall, I am very happy with the camera!
Date published: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by New2Oly from Nice weight, lovely IBIS I bought this in anticipation of an upcoming trip to Europe, and I want to take a lighter weight camera than my current Fuji X-H1. So far I'm very happy with the camera and find the IBIS superior to my Fuji. I'm able to handhold down to 2 seconds no problem (I have the 12-45 f/4 PRO lens). The weight is ideal for me. I do wish the Olympus had an eyecup (although I haven't looked to see if they're available), and I am disappointed there is no hard copy manual, both which I have on all my other model cameras. The resolution so far, to my limited pixel peeping, is satisfactory. If Olympus would send out hard copy manuals (come on, I spent well over $1000 for my camera/lens), they'd get a 5 star rating.
Date published: 2022-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edgar from Bad Quality The camera seems a good option for a travel camera, good size, and nice features; but beware of the quality, I received a defective product, and I have to pay for the shipping to return it
Date published: 2021-09-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by john from I would recomend this camera to anybody who is serious about photography. I love this camera and its ease of use, It's a huge upgrade over my other cameras witch include the Evolt E-510, the SP-810UZ & the SP-500UZ. I really like the high resolution and the high dynamic range shooting modes but my favorite is the star trail shooting mode that actually records ands stacks the images in camera eliminating the need for complicated post processing on a computer with expensive software. I have only had this camera for about two weeks so I am still learning and experimenting but so far I am thrilled with the results.
Date published: 2020-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alexander Reef from All I need is here I had the original OMD EM5 for a long time (still working) and waited with an upgrade until the end of 2018, then lost patience and bought EM5 Mark II, which provides a noticeably better pictures in challenging conditions. I was not going to buy Mark III so soon but could not resist when the price dropped. Again, a noticeably better sensor. I haven't had time to do a lot of shooting yet, but am confident I have made the right choice. One thing I am still trying to figure out is the benefit of the USB charging if I cannot use a regular 5V USB power supply. Maybe I'll publish this as a question here. There is nothing wrong with having two cameras: this way, you don't need to change those excellent 12-40mm and 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lenses which cover a very useful range extremely well. And, if something goes wrong with one camera you have another one as a backup ;-)
Date published: 2020-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charles from Simply loving this camera. I purchased my OM-D E-M5 Mark III from McBain Camera. Judy walked me through the basics which got me going. I've been packing it with me whenever I leave the house. It's so compact and versatile that it's never a strain carrying it around for extended periods of time. I've always used APS sized sensors and cameras but I have to admit that I'm impressed with the pictures I taking. It may have to do with dual stabilization and my age (74). The filters and art effects are a blast to shoot with.
Date published: 2021-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Floyd from Best Decision I Made Ok, I have to be honest I am a big time Panasonic Lumix Photographer. I have been since I switched to M4/3 several years ago. My current primary camera is the G9. I also have a backup Body G-85. I also had the LX100 MK II. I have both Lumix/Leica Lenses and 2 of the Olympus Pro lenses. After reading a recent review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III I was impressed. Also when comparing the physical specs to my LX100 MK II, the Olympus was only marginaly larger. With the Instant $200 savings being offered I decided to sell the Lumix and get this body. I am so glad I did. Heres why: I can get Dual IS when using my Olympus 12-100 Pro Beautiful Ergonomic Body, Light weight, and weather sealed On-sensor phase detect 121 point autofocus provides Excellent Fast auto Focus The same 20.4Mp Live MOS sensor as the OM-D E-M1 Mark II TruePic VIII image processor Complete Variable Angle LCD Screen makes shooting from different vantage points easy Many enhanced photo features like Hi Res Shot and Pro Capture Modes, In Camera Focus Stacking and Keystone Compensation to name a few. And I love the way they handle in camera Partial Color shooting with the use of a color wheel to select the color and 3 different settings which allows for very fine narrow selection to a bit broader result. So much better then the way Panasonic does their One Point Color. Lastly the Super Controll Panel is BRILLIANT! So for about the same price as I paid for the LX 100 II I have a powerhouse of a camera, loaded with features. Honestly there is so much to like about this camera. So what's not to like: Olympus's horrible, non intuitive Menu System and their even more horrible Owners Guide. I'm not new to using Olympus cameras, ( I love my TG5 and owned their first E-10 many years ago) but I'm sorry their menu structure and terribly written manuals need to change. Thank goodness for YouTube videos and David Thorpe's book on the Menu System.
Date published: 2020-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fred from Great camera to take traveling Great camera for traveling. Not heavy as other cameras. Has everything I was looking for-bracketing, sequential shooting, Raw and Jpeg saving-and simple to operate. Love it.
Date published: 2021-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trevor from Fantastic enthusiasts camera for a reasonable price Very capable and competent camera. Fantastic autofocus abilities. Ibis works extremely well. Provides most of the bells and whistles of more expensive models for a fraction of the cost. Lightweight, ergonomic, easy to learn how to use with enough sophistication to grow with your abilities. The weather sealed 14-150mm lens is a great match for this camera covering most of the focal lengths people would want, again at a reasonable cost. Very happy that I purchased it when it came out nearly a year ago.
Date published: 2020-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert from Perfect for my needs... I bought this particular camera since it was perfect for my actual, non-professional needs, and for most of the reasons you already understand: lightweight, great glass, compact, in-body IS, portable, and, for me, adaptability and existing familiarity with Olympus (my last SLR was an E-500, which I enjoyed, of pre-Micro 4/3 days). I got it as a kit with the new 12-45mm F4 PRO zoom, and have since added two primes and a travel zoom (40-150mm Mk II), which will more than cover most situations. It's a quantum leap in capability over my earlier E-500, and that one wasn't a shabby camera, but I know technology has advanced over time, and yet this one's learning curve isn't too overwhelming to learn. Yes, there are some necessary menus for really refining your set up, but everything you really need can be accessed on top or on the back. Anyway, in the short time I've had it, so far, so good, and I'm exceedingly happy with it.
Date published: 2020-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stewart from Fabulous camera but questionable reliability I absolutely love the EM-5 Mark iii as a camera. It is small, lightweight and takes great photos. Since I am in my late 60?s it is the perfect camera for me to carry on hiking trips. However, I have had issues with the camera?s reliability. The first EM-5 I ordered in 2021 didn?t work and I sent it back to the on-line retailer. I then re-ordered an EM-5 directly from the Olympus website (I have also ordered lenses and flashes from Olympus directly). Camera worked great for the first 10 months then I had a couple of minor issues with the shutter. Unfortunately, I did not call Olympus at the first sign of any problem. At 13 months the camera shutter/IS system failed completely. I called Olympus and set up a repair. I was hoping that since I had a prior issues and it was only about 4-5 weeks out of warranty that they would repair at no charge. However, they didn?t make any exceptions and I was charged $248 plus shipping one way for repairs (new shutter). I will say that the Olympus customer service reps were extremely nice, and the repairs were done relatively fast. But I am disappointed that the camera failed right after the warranty expired and, an earlier EM-5 I ordered never worked. Maybe just bad luck on my part?? I had been wanting to upgrade my EM-5 (prior to its failure) to an OM-1 or maybe even the new OM-5 if/when it is released. However, now I am questioning that plan. Both Fujifilm and Cannon are making small cameras with larger sensors and at decent pricing. So, I am now looking into other options since my trust in Olympus products has unfortunately diminished and I am sure that I will stay with the Olympus system.
Date published: 2022-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob M from Excellent Camera...Exceeded My Expectations! I bought the OM-D E-M5 MARK III + M.ZUIKO 14-150MM LENS and I bought the M.Zuiko 12mm f2.0 separately. I could not be happier. The size is perfect. It's not too big but also not so small as to feel like a toy. It has great weight and balance. The features are abundant in this camera and going through them was pretty easy. I have taken some great shots of night skies and some birds in my neighborhood. The camera in easy to use in any mode and is great for any user. I have always been happy with Olympus products!
Date published: 2021-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carl from The more I use it, the more I like it As an original E-M5 owner, I eagerly awaited this camera for a long time. (Full disclosure: I ended up buying a Panasonic GX85 last year to tide me over.) I thought the price was overly expensive at product launch, but I quickly clicked "Buy" when the price went down $200. I'll have to admit, I was not that impressed when I first received this camera. It felt a bit too "light" and plasticky. Even more so than my GX85 in my opinion. I so loved the metal finish of my E-M5 and E-P1. But other forum members urged me to be patient and eventually you won't even notice the plastic construction. After about a month, I agree! The camera feels light and sturdy, and looks absolutely gorgeous. The enhanced viewfinder encourages me to bring the camera to my eye again (instead of using the LCD monitor). I took a few night photos handheld at 1/2s and was shocked to see that they were more clear than ones taken at 1/10s! (due to the lower ISO) Olympus really has thought of virtually everything for this camera. Its ergonomics is just about perfect for a small camera. The buttons have a satisfying 'click', even with the weather sealing (I always thought my E-M5 buttons were mushy). The improved OLED viewfinder means I could use it outdoors while wearing polarized sunglasses (my biggest pet peeve with the older E-M5). This camera is just a pleasure to use!
Date published: 2020-03-16T00:00:00-04:00