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The Best Olympus Cameras for Your Needs in 2020

Behind their trademark retro designs, Olympus cameras are kitted out with a huge range of controls and features that pack a powerful punch.

There are a number of Olympus cameras perfect for just about any situation, from professional-grade mirrorless cameras to tough adventure cameras.  

Olympus is particularly renowned for its Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera range. Micro 4/3 cameras are lightweight and petite without compromising on powerful features. 

Because of this, most of the best Olympus cameras out there are mirrorless cameras. With their famed OM-D range, you’re investing in the opportunity to expand your equipment as your skills grow; Olympus has an impressive range of lenses and other accessories to accompany these cameras. 

We’ve compiled a list of the best Olympus cameras in 2020 – cameras that are some of the most competitive on the market today. 

The best Olympus camera for wildlife and sport: OM-D E-M1X

This impressive, professional-grade Olympus camera is made with sports photographers in mind. It boasts an exceptional array of features all designed to make sports and wildlife photography easier.

At a glance, it’s easy to see how the E-M1X distinguishes itself from any other Olympus camera. It has an integrated grip for both horizontal and vertical shooting, with duplicated control dials so autofocus settings are always within easy reach.  

olympus omd-em1x mirrorless camera

The deeper grip enables bigger battery capacity and makes this camera a beaut to operate, even when you’re using longer and heavier telephoto lenses. 

Olympus has reworked its autofocus system for this camera to boost performance. A dual processing system powers a superb AI subject detection system that can track a range of fast-moving subjects. 

Admittedly, the 20.4MP Micro Four Thirds sensor isn’t as big as other professional cameras. But this means this camera is much lighter to carry around and will cost less to build out your professional equipment. 

Check out the Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera today. 

The best Olympus camera for professional photography: E-M1 Mark III

Olympus’s E-M1 Mark III takes it up a notch, offering a versatile camera crammed with features so you can shoot virtually any type of photography and get good results. 

There’s the fast, exceptionally accurate autofocus system and impressive 60fps burst rate so you can capture fast-moving sports or wildlife with ease. 

olympus omd em1 mark 3 camera

The “floating sensor” 5-axis image stabilisation system eliminates the need for a tripod in many situations. Without needing a tripod, you’ll still get sharp images even with two-second exposures. Handheld video footage will also be smooth. 

The camera is also capable of high-resolution 80MP shooting, which means you can capture detailed scenes, even in low light situations. 

Learn more about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III camera. 

The best Olympus camera for video: E-M5 Mark III

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is often overlooked as a great video camera, yet it comes with an exceptional range of features for video recording. 

We’re talking 4K recording capabilities at up to 30p, C4K recording at up to 24fps, and Full HD recording up to 120fps – perfect if you want to capture slow motion. 

olympus omd em5 mark 3 camera

On top of this, the E-M5 Mark III has an amazing 5-axis image stabilisation system that all but eliminates handheld camera shake and smooths out jerky movement. 

Finally, this camera enables bit rates of up to 237 Mbps, which is fantastic if you’ll be doing any post-production processing. 

Hold this camera in your hands and you can appreciate the Olympus E-M5 Mark III’s sleek design with its compact, weather-resistant build. And its tilting touch screen display means you can get shots you never even contemplated before.

Take a look at the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III mirrorless camera today. 

The best Olympus camera for street photography: E-M10 Mark III

Olympus has raised the bar with this camera’s design, crafting a sophisticated all-metal body that is lightweight and compact, especially if it’s fitted with a pancake lens. 

olympus omd e-m10 mark iii

This mirrorless camera’s features pack a punch. To begin with, the E-M10 Mark III contains that trademark Olympus 5-axis image stabilisation system that guarantees clearer, sharper shots without the need for a tripod.

Couple that with the tiltable touchscreen for low-level shots, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder useful on sunny days, and a “Quick Sleep Mode” to boost battery life and you have a powerful camera perfect for street photography. 

Check out the Olympus E-M10 Mark III today. 

The best Olympus waterproof camera: TG-6 

The only compact digital camera on our list, the Olympus TG-6 is a sturdy waterproof camera ideal for travel and action photography. 

The TG-6 boasts an exceptionally tough build with a body that is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof to more than 2 metres, crushproof, and freezeproof up to -10°C.

olympus tough tg-6 underwater camera

This camera is particularly brilliant for underwater photography. Not only is it waterproof to a depth of 15 metres, but it also has a dual-pane protective glass construction designed to prevent fogging. 

Plus it has a new underwater mode and you can get even more out of the camera’s capabilities by enabling fisheye photography with an Olympus FCON-T02 fisheye converter

Find out more about the Olympus TG-6 digital camera today. 

Are you ready to upgrade your Olympus camera?

Found an Olympus camera with your name on it? We’ve got a huge range of Olympus cameras so shop the selection online today for flat-rate delivery across Australia. 

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