With a new decade comes new technology, and Olympus is making sure to keep us up-to-date on the latest with a new camera, lens and processor.
Coming off the heels of the OM-D E-M5 Mark III last year, Olympus is releasing their OM-D E-M1 Mark III Micro Four Thirds camera as of today (Feb. 24). The popular photography brand is also launching its TruePic IX processor with features designed to make you reach the stars and beyond in your photography.
The most impressive new feature makes it easier to capture the night sky called Starry Sky AF mode, which lets you shoot star-lit skies using autofocus without a tripod. The camera’s superior image stabilization capabilities and the introduction of 50MP Handheld High Res Shot mean you can say goodbye to blurry
photos—astrophotography or otherwise!
TruePic IX offers advanced face and eye priority AF, as well as multi-AF target modes that allow you to keep faces in focus even when your subjects are moving. You can use buttons or the touchscreen to manually select faces to inform your camera of who and where to focus on in the frame before snapping the shot.
You can also take great photos in harsh weather conditions thanks to the camera’s weather-proof magnesium alloy body, which is dust-proof, splash-proof and freeze-proof in up to 14°F (-10°C). If any dust does happen to still sneak its way into the camera, the Super Sonic Wave Filter reduces dust and dirt spots in images by 90%.
The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F.40 PRO lens is an excellent complement to the OM-D E-M1 Mark III. The lens, which comes with a lens hood, is splashproof and dustproof and has a high-performance autofocus system. The aperture ranges in this fixed aperture zoom lens from f/4.0 to f/22, meaning that you can comfortably shoot everything from portraits to landscapes. The lightweight lens is less than 3 inches long and even lends itself well to macrophotography. You can take wide-angle macro shots by getting as close to 12 cm from your object.
The OM-D E-M1 Mark III will be coming to Photo Savings sometime this week, while the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO will be up for sale in April 2020.