Olympus OM-D E-M10 MarkIII

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 MarkIII

– the Little Monster has Arrived!
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Image: The All New Olympus OM-D E-M10 MarkIII for our review.

 

 

01st September 2017, SingaporeOlympus has just released the latest incarnation of the baby OM-D in the form of E-M10 MarkIII. Sitting at the entry-line of the OM-D series, the EM10 MarkIII was designed as an introductory OM-D for the higher-ups like EM-5 or the flagship EM-1. A quick look at the specs reveals a lot of improvements with new functions, a new sensor, a new focusing engine and many more goodies that we wasn’t quite expecting.

 

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Image: Compact and yet look every part an OM-D should be.

 

Weeks ahead of the official release date, Olympus had sent us the review unit and we have been having fun with the E-M10 and putting the little guy through its paces. We used it for a commercial shoot, took it to an exhibition and many walks with it. Before we get to the actual images & review shot using the E-M10 MarkIII, let’s take a quick tour.

 

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Image: A quick size comparison – E-M1 MarkII (left) and E-M10 MarkIII (right).

 
 

 

 

 

Before we proceed, as usual we would like to disclaim that we are reviewing based on user experience rather than a technical review which you can easily find on Olympus’s websites. We are more interested in what the camera can do and image quality etc. If you are cool, read on.

 

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Image: E-M10 MarkIII back view with screen tilted.

 

The E-M10 MarkIII features the same image processor – TruePic VIII as its flagship brother the EM1 MarkII, the proven 5-axis in-built image stabilisation (IBIS), 4K video recording and a simpler version of the 121 AF points focusing.

 

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Image: OMG the pop-up flash is so cute!!!

 

Other highlights includes new shooting modes, new high-speed AF with touch screen (touch focus), easy sharing via smartphone connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi, a new art filter (Bleach Bypass), high speed shooting at 8.5 fps, a cute built-in flash and all of these in a compact package in a timeless and elegant OM-D design body. You can read up more over at Olympus’s website.

 

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Image: E-M10 MarkII Top view. 

 

 

So when we received the OM-D E-M10 MarkIII about a week ago, we were thrilled as the E-M10 MarkIII is insanely cute and after learning about the new specs, we called it the little monster. While we were planning on how to review this baby OM-D, we decided to use it for a commercial assignment for a fitness company (PRECOR) to shoot a car with corporate branding and also brought the E-M10 to Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at National Gallery.
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The objective here is see how the E-M10 MarkIII perform in varying shooting condition for the commercial shoot that involves 3 different scenes with different lighting condition, from an abandon distripark to the expressways and to check out the image quality. As for the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, it will be a good test for its low-light performance, ISO noise and focusing in near-darkness condition.
Do check out the images posted on this article. (You may click on the image, zoom to 100%).

*Except the first image which we edited to client’s specification, the rest are mildly edited with straightening, cropping, adjusting of exposure values and adding watermarks. 

We took the E-M10 MarkIII with the kit-lens 12-42mm + 8mm Fisheye and produced the below images.
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Our clients (PRECOR) were impressed with the image quality and colors produced by the E-M10. They were expecting us to show up with a DSLR and some elaborated set-up but said nothing when I pull the E-M10 out from my camera bag and to get away with any questioning, I gave them a silly grin. (it works).

And over to Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at National Gallery, Singapore.

 

 

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The E-M10 performs seamlessly in low-light and when I set the ISO to Auto-ISO, the high ISO produces very clean and decent images without much traces of noise or any form of deterioration. Very impressive.

 

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And how can I resist not shooting my bunny with the E-M10 MarkIII?

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In brief, the OM-D E-M10 MarkIII has come a long since the 1st E-M10 was released. This latest incarnation had positioned itself nearer to the mid-ranger E-M5 while giving users lots of friendly functions and a fun camera to use. Targeted at advanced users, I will also highly recommend the E-M10 MarkIII to professional users who will find it useful as a 2nd camera or a backup camera. For the rest of you, the E-M10 will be a great family camera & a vacation camera – easy to use, compact & elegant, great image quality & tons of functions for everybody! Lastly for those of you who are already using the E-M5 or E-M1, get this too!

 

OK Guys, Buy your NEW Olympus OM-D E-M10 MarkIII  here.

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Olympus OM-D E-M10 MarkIII

  1. Somchai Hong says:

    I am interested And i want to know Olympus OMD EM10 mark 3 is available at shop in Singapore
    I need to buy and I want to know how much the price ?

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