Various Creative Features

Pro Capture mode to capture the right moment, 4K high quality handheld video shooting with OM-Log, and Hi-Res Audio recording with PCM recorder expand your imaging expressions. Accessories with dustproof / splashproof / freezeproof and linkage with APPs / software give flexibility on shooting.

Pro Capture

Recording begins on the first release, capturing up to 35 frames retroactively from the second release. Pro Capture makes it possible to record once-in-a-lifetime shots that you might otherwise miss due to the time lag between people's reactions and camera operating time lag. Capture in both RAW and Jpeg with no frame blackout.

  • Shooting speed drops when using ISO 8000 or above.
  • The shutter speed is limited to the high end and the flash is disabled when using [Pro Capture Sequential Shooting].

  • Pro Capture L is only available when using an Olympus brand Micro Four Thirds lens.
  • ProCap L Sequential limits the aperture from the widest setting to F8.
  • Normal shooting
    1. Half-Press2. Full-Press
  • Pro Capture
    1. Half-Press2. Full-Press

Live Composite / Live Bulb / Live Time

Live Composite mode captures a base image and then only adds sections that become brighter in the scene in Live View. Live Bulb, allows photographers to see in Live View how the image is developing whilst keeping the shutter open for however long the shutter release button is pressed. Live Time, opens the shutter with the first press of the shutter release button and closes it with the second press whilst showing the photographer how the image is developing in Live. Mode dial “B” has been added on the E-M1 Mark III and it makes easer to access these long exposure modes. Composite shooting is now possible for maximum up to 6 hours[*].

  • For long duration of composite shooting, please use external power supply from AC adapter or USB Power Delivery etc.

Interval Shooting

E-M1 Mark III now supports Interval Shooting up to 9,999 frames. It lets you to shoot longer time with more frames and expands imaging expression.

Focus Stacking

1. The cut area guide is displayed when shooting

Focus Stacking mode records an image that is in focus from foreground to background by combining multiple images together. To adjust the depth of field after composition depending the distance or the size of the subject, you can select from 3 to 15 shots to use for compositing. It shows guide lines during the shooting to see where the images will be cut after they are recorded.

Focus Bracketing

It records up to 999 images and these can then be used with Olympus Workspace to create a photo with even greater depth of field and in-focus area than can be obtained with Focus Stacking.

  • Only images shot on a lens that supports Focus Stacking can be composited.

Silent mode

This mode allows you to turn off the mechanical shutter and all electronic sounds for silent shooting. Perfect for shooting in areas where shutter sounds are inappropriate, such as concert halls, etc.

Dual Card Slots

A side-by-side layout has been employed for easy removal of the desired card. Camera settings can be changed, and image playback display is also available while images are being written to the cards.
Standard: Records to specified card
Auto Switching: Continues recording on the other card when the specified card is full
Dual Independent: Records to both cards at specified image quality settings
Dual Same: Records to both cards in the same image quality mode

  • Slot 1: UHS-II/ UHS-I compatible
  • Slot 2: UHS-I compatible

In-body Fisheye Compensation

This feature makes it possible to remove the fisheye effect of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO and use as a wide-angle lens. You can select the angle of view from 11mm[*], 14mm[*], and 18mm[*]. The correction effect of this compensation can be seen in Live View on the camera monitor or viewfinder.

  • 35mm equivalent
  • Before correction
  • Fisheye Compensation Angle 2: 14mm (35mm equivalent)

Keystone Compensation

This feature delivers the same effect as shooting with a shift lens. The effects can be seen on the Live View screen while applying trapezoidal compensation and perspective enhancement simultaneously to the horizontal and vertical directions of the image.

  • Keystone Compensation: OFF
  • Keystone Compensation: ON

High Speed Viewfinder

The high-speed progressive scan electronic viewfinder, functioning at a maximum frame rate of 120fps with minimum display time lag down to 0.005 seconds, is perfect for shooting fast-moving subjects such as sport or wild birds. Apart from normal EVF showing the actual exposure and white balance on Live View monitor, it incudes Optical Viewfinder Simulation (S-OVF) which makes easier to check the details of the subject when shooting in backlit or dark scenes.

Anti-Flicker Shooting

The Anti-flicker shooting mode reduces the effect of flickering that tends to occur under artificial lighting. The camera can detect the frequency of artificial lighting and activates the shutter at peak brightness to smooth out uneven exposure and colour between frames.

  • Flicker can only be detected if the light source flicker frequency is 100 Hz or 120 Hz. The continuous shooting speed drops while using this feature.
  • Available for shooting with mechanical shutter.

Flicker Scan

Flicker Scan makes it possible to fine tune the shutter speed to reduce the striped patterns that tend to occur when shooting still images or recording videos indoors under artificial lighting such as LED lights. When using the electronic shutter, this feature allows to select the appropriate shutter speed that minimises the effects of flickering on Live View monitor. Additionally, E-M1 Mark III allows to adjust the shutter speed in larger steps by dial operation to reach the aimed shutter speed faster. Flicker Scan is effective when shooting video.

1. Can also be set when recording video
2. Set a shutter speed that minimizes flicker with the up / down buttons or dials

Handheld 4K / Cinema4K Shooting

The E-M1 Mark III is equipped with unrivalled strong image stabilisation M-IS1[*], which has been realised with the combination of 5 axis image stabilisation (sensor shift) and electronic stabilisation dedicated for video shooting. It allows handheld video shooting at high resolution 4K and digital cinema 4K (4096*2160) which is commonly affected by camera shake, even without equipment to stabilise the movements. The video shooting situation varies, some cases the camera stays steady, hardly moving, unstable, etc. The image stabilisation strength has 3 levels to allow high resolution shooting with aimed expression.

  • The angle of view is narrower than M-IS2

1 Company A Full-frame mirrorless camera


1. 8bit Code Value
2. Exposure amount [EV]
3. OM-Log400
4. Flat
5. Natural

OM-Log mode is available for colour grading in post-production and editing. OM-Log provides a high degree of freedom during shooting without worrying about overexposure, loss of details in dark sections and highlights. View Assist function provides image converted to BT.709 equivalent for monitoring on Live View. A LUT (Look Up Table) file is also available for grading using Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve.

  • Natural
  • OM-Log400 + Grading

RAW video data output

(Added feature in firmware version 1.2)

RAW video output to external equipment is now supported, enabling advanced post-production tasks for video production pros. RAW video data can be output in 12 bit 4K 30P, 25P and 24P/Cinema 4K 24P. It is recorded in Apple ProRes RAW format on the supported external output device.

  • Compatible external device: ATOMOS NINJA V HDR monitor recorder
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AF for video shooting

Active use of On-chip Phase Detection AF and AF algorithms which have been inherited from OM-D E-M1X have resulted in precision focusing during video shooting. Total four AF target modes for video shooting including Group 9-point and Group 25-point are available and the C-AF sensitivity and operation speed can be customised as well, It allows to customise the AF best for the subject. And Multi selector allows to move AF area even during video shooting.

  • Group 9-point
  • Group 25-point
  • C-AF tracking sensitivity
  • C-AF speed settings

High-speed Movie (120fps)

High Speed Movie (120 fps) is available in Full HD for more creative expressions, it makes slow motion effect for blinking moments which is hardly caught by human eyes. You can adjust the playback speed by adjusting playback frame rate between 24P and 60P upon shooting.

HDMI monitor connection

This model is equipped with HDMI monitor connection for authentic video production tasks. Support for 4:2:2 output enables a greater range of colour correction, Monitor mode enables external monitor use, and Recording mode enables recording to an external recorder. Signal synchronisation is also supported for HDMI output recording.

  • When recording simultaneously on the camera, 4:2:0 is upsampled to 4:2:2.
  • Some functions may not be available depending on the external monitor used.

Hi-Res sound recording by PCM recorder LS-P4

Combination of the E-M1 Mark III and the PCM recorder LS-P4 allows better video recording with higher quality sounds. You can attach the recorder on the camera hot shoe and use it as an external microphone, back up Hi-Res sound in the recorder. Or you can place the recorder near to the subject and make sure to record the sound you need in high quality. It supports to create video contents with high quality sound. Audio recording zoomed to the sound source by adjusting the directionality of the microphone is also possible, for example, it allows to record birdcalls precisely when shooting with telephoto lens in forest.
With the new firmware of LS-P4 version 1.10 which is released at the same time of E-M1 Mark III release, “Slate tone” function which is useful for editing sound file and “Test tone” which supports level adjustment will be added.

Selfie video

The E-M1 Mark III is a compact system camera which is suitable for selfie video as well.

  • Compact & lightweight system including lens: Easy video shooting even while walking.
  • Strong image stabilisation: Less blur video shooting even when walking.
  • Vari-angle LCD monitor: Easy selfie by checking the shooting frame.
  • High accuracy Face priority / Eye Priority AF: Keep focusing on your face even if you move anywhere in the frame.
  • Combination with M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6: The one lens covers shooting from wide angle selfie (18mm*) to standard angle (36mm*).
  • 35mm equivalent focal length

Other features of OM-D Movie

Hi-Res recording: 96 kHz/24 bit high-res audio supported when connected to a high-res compatible external microphone
Reduction of sound noise: White noise when using an external microphone is reduced[*] thanks to new hardware
Shooting settings dedicated for video recording: The aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance can be set individually for still images and video recording

  • Comparison with OM-D E-M1 Mark II.
  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures in the monitor are composite images.