Olympus OM-D E-1 Mark III Launched With Starry Sky Autofocus For Astrophotography

Olympus has announced a new mirrorless camera with Starry Sky AF for astrography. It can also record 4K videos. Read more to find about Olympus OM-D E-1 Mark III Price in India, Specifications, and Features

The Olympus OM-D E-1 Mark III is the latest iteration in the company’s E-M1 series. It follows the Olympus OM-D E-1 Mark II (launched in 2016).

Alongside the new Starry Sky AF (autofocus), the new camera offers 4K video recording along with high-speed movie recording at 120fps.

The Olympus OM-D E-1 Mark III is also dust, splash, and freeze-proof. Let’s take a closer look:

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Highlights and Features

  • 20.4MP Live MOS Four Thirds sensor
  • TruePic IX quad-core processor
  • 7.5 shutter speed steps
  • 121-point all-cross-type AF
  • Up to 60 fps with AF/AE Lock
  • Up to 18 fps with AF/AE Continuous Tracking
  • Starry Sky AF mode
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • Weather-sealed body
  • 2.36M dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3.0-inch Vari-angle Touch LCD monitor
  • 4K video recording at 30/25/24fps
  • OM-Log mode
  • Multi-selector focus point control
  • Handheld High Res Shot mode
  • Live ND (neutral density) filter
  • PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter mode, and a
  • 400,000 shot shutter life

The new mirrorless camera features a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Four Thirds sensor. It is powered by TruePic IX quad-core processor.

Olympus claims that the E-1 Mark III comes with the world’s best 7.5 shutter speed steps. It allows you to achieve high image quality.

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The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III features a total of 121-point all-cross-type (phase-detection + contrast-detection AF). It can capture up to 60 fps with AF/AE Lock, or up to 18 fps with AF/AE Continuous Tracking.

The major highlight of the new camera is Starry Sky AF mode for astrophotography. It also comes with a built-in image stabilization system.

The company claims that the users will be able to shoot night skies handheld with wide or standard zoom lenses).

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The Olympus OM-D E-1 Mark III sports an IPX1 weather-sealed package (dust, splash, and freeze-proof). It also features a 2.36M dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0-inch Vari-angle Touch LCD monitor.

The mirrorless camera allows 4K video recording at 30/25/24fps along with OM-Log mode. You also get multi-selector focus point control with the help of a joystick.

Additional features include handheld High Res Shot mode, live ND (neutral density) filter, PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter mode, and a 400,000 shot shutter life.

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Price and Availability

Price (body-only)$1,799.99 (approx Rs 1,28,550)

The Olympus OM-D E-1 Mark III is priced in the US at $1,799.99 (approx Rs 1,28,550). Sales will start on February 28.

Additionally, the mirrorless camera can be purchased with a 12-40mm lens kit at $2,499.99 (approx Rs 1,78,520). A 12-100mm lens kit costs $2,899.99 (approx Rs 2,07,100).

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