Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera with Olympus 14-42mm EZ lens + bag, SD card, 3 year warranty $479.99

By | April 30, 2019 1:49 pm EST

Costco (log in to see price) has available through their website the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera with the Olympus14-42mm EZ lens(pancake zoom), Olympus carrying case, 16GB SD card and three (3) year warranty for $479.99. I ordered online as my local Costco locations did not have this in stock.
To give some perspective, this camera without the bundle (body only), is currently for sale at Adorama, BHPhoto, Best Buy and elsewhere for $449.99. With the lens bundle, they have it for $599.99.
This is an exceptional price for a starter camera with a lens. Some good things about this camera:

  • 5-axis image stabilization (4 stops of correction) in body
  • 4K 30FPS @ 100mpbs
    • No crop when using optical stabilization. Many other Micro Four Thirds cameras (which tend to be more expensive than this one) have a crop when recording video preventing you from having wide shots and not using the entire sensor. This camera does not crop the image. It uses the entire sensor!
    • 1.2x crop when enabling digital image stabilization.
  • Micro Four Thirds 43 Lens mount has a lot of reasonably priced lenses
    • Can invest in lenses and move up to better cameras
  • 8.6 fps continuous shooting (4.8 fps with continuous AF)
  • Really small and light body with a very tiny lens
  • Easy to Use
  • Good dynamic range beyond base ISO

Some bad…

  • Mediocre to Poor auto focus performance
  • High base ISO (200)
  • Lower peak dynamic range
  • Only 16 megapixels (not really a bad thing, but megapixel junkies will complain)
  • Controls are not intended for advanced users (also, not really a bad thing but the camera elitist types will whine about scroll wheels and buttons)

Some helpful links:
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III – Official Specs
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ – Official Specs

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