Smartphone photography enthusiasts who want to improve the quality of their images have another option to consider: the new OM-D E-M10 Mark III mirrorless camera from Olympus. The camera is based on the Micro Four Thirds standard and comes with features that make the transition from smartphone to actual camera relatively easy.
Easy smartphone to camera transition
Smartphone cameras are easy to use. Just like point and shoot cameras, users simply have to direct the lens at a subject and press a button to capture an image. They also have the advantage of being ultraportable in that they can just be stashed away into pockets or bags. Although camera functionality in modern smartphones is constantly evolving, there are some features that make it lag behind actual cameras.
This is where the OM-D E-M10 Mark III comes in to ease the transition. Smartphone users are used to operations driven by touchscreens and a connectivity that is always turned on. All these features are available with Olympus’ new camera plus a lot more.
Blur-free, high-quality images
The OM-D E-M10 Mark III inherits the TruePic VIII image processor used by the highly acclaimed OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which is its predecessor. Along with in-body 5-axis image stabilization, still images and videos are not only of the highest quality but also blue-free, even when shooting without a tripod.
Low-light conditions indoors and shooting at night usually yield images that are blurry thanks to camera shake. The OM-D E-M10 Mark III gets rid of that thanks to four shutter speed steps of compensation performance. With in-body image stabilization, creators are guaranteed blur-free stills and videos no matter what lens is attached to the body.
Compact and lightweight body
Designed to be easy to use, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III features a grip that is easy to hold as well as buttons and dials are not a hassle to operate. The camera’s body is also equipped with a high-definition electronic viewfinder, a tilting rear LCD monitor with smartphone-like touch operations, and a built-in flash.
The design of the camera body is not unlike the other models in the OM-D series. Users can also purchase additional accessories for the camera including a Genuine Leather Body Jacket. To ensure a coordinated look, other accessories such as the Genuine Leather Shoulder Strap and Genuine Leather Lens Cover are also in the same color as the body jacket.
Camera assist shooting modes
AUTO, SCN (Scene), AP (Advanced Photo), and ART (Art Filter) modes can be easily accessed on the mode dial. These shooting modes allows newbie photographers to let the camera decide on the settings.
In AUTO, the camera adjusts settings like shutter speed automatically. SCN mode provides six scenes to choose from and is activated with just a touch. Advanced photography features such as Live Composite and Multiple Exposure are provided in AP mode. ART mode features the new Bleach Bypass filter that expands the range of available photographic expressions.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III will be available on September 15, 2017.