#IFA2017 – DSLRs take great photos, but the only drawback to the design of DSLR cameras is that even the smaller models can be rather bulky. This is versus mirrorless cameras which tend to offer up similar, if not sometimes better performance but in a smaller and more manageable package.
If you are in the market for a new camera that you can change lenses with but don’t want to deal with the bulk, Olympus has recently announced their latest mirrorless in the form of the OM-D E-M10 Mark III, which as the name suggests is basically the successor to the OM-D E-M10 Mark II which was launched back in 2015. Given that two years has passed since the launch, we guess a successor was to be expected.
For the most part the Mark III doesn’t seem like too huge of an upgrade over the Mark II, but it will come with more “modern” features for photographers who want a decent and affordable camera. For starters we’re looking at an upgrade in video to 4K, a five-axis image stabilization feature, increased ISO from 1,600 to 6,400, and a 121-point autofocus system. It will also see the addition of the TruePic VIII image processing engine borrowed from the E-M1 Mark II.
If you don’t own the Mark II then the Mark III seems like it could be a good buy, especially with a body-only price starting at $650. Alternatively it will also be sold with a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and will be available this coming September.