Amid the excitement of so many new and interesting camera models, one company has been left out of the discussion: Olympus. Unlike its main rival, Panasonic, it has stuck to the Micro Four Thirds sensor and not jumped on the full-frame bandwagon. And while it released the larger, more professionally oriented E-M1X camera, it didn’t represent a major upgrade on the 2016 E-M1 Mark II model.

Now, Olympus finally has a genuine successor. Like the E-M1X, the E-M1 Mark III promises even more speed and top-notch in-body , this time all packed into a much smaller and even more rugged body.

Disappointingly, though, it has the same 20.-megapixel sensor as before, and for an $1,800 camera, it’s lagging behind rivals from Sony, Panasonic and Fujifilm in certain features. On top of that, Olympus has had a tough time financially of late. I’m in Costa Rica with the E-M1 Mark III, and I’m going to find out if Olympus is doing enough to survive.