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FASTER. SHARPER. MORE FUN.
Sharing DNA with Olympus’s acclaimed OM-D series, the new OM-D E-M10 is an elegant camera that looks as good as the photos it takes. Boasting a powerful TruePic™ VII image processor, interactive EVF, warp-speed AF system, built-in flash and WiFi, and a slew of creative tools, the E-M10 is a small camera that gets the big picture.EXPLORE FEATURES
Exclusive designs with stylish color treatment, genuine leather strap, OM-D lens cap and the new M.Zuiko 14-42mm EZ electronic pancake zoom lens. Available in fashionable orange, vintage green and black lizard-skin designs.LEARN MORE
PERFORMANCE MADE PORTABLE
Now you don't have to choose between powerful and portable. The new OM-D E-M10 gives you pro-style performance in a camera you can actually carry. Its thoughtful design centers on a solid, premium build that feels substantial in your hands, while its ergonomic shape and nimble control scheme allow you to focus on getting the perfect shot.SEE FULL SPECS
THE SYSTEM IS THE SOLUTION
The OM-D E-M10’s partner in photographic excellence
is the Olympus M.ZUIKO lens system, a family of professional-grade glass with digital optics that deliver unsurpassed resolution and overall image quality.
From long-distance tele to up-close-and-personal
macro – and everything in between – there’s a
perfect M.ZUIKO lens for every situation.
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A SMALL CAMERA THAT GETS THE BIG PICTURE
Commercial - Aquarium
Commercial - Mountain Biking
The lens technology, sensor and image processor are the core of any digital camera. The OM-D E-M10’s partners in photographic excellence are the acclaimed Olympus M.ZUIKO lens system, a new 16MP Live MOS sensor, and the latest TruePicTM VII image processor with Fine Detail Technology II for extraordinary resolution and accurate color rendition. Add 3-axis in-body image stabilization that works with all lenses and you have the advanced technology needed to achieve unprecedented, best-in-class image quality – every time.LEARN MORE
EYE ON THE PRIZE
The E-M10's large, fast and intelligent electronic viewfinder displays all the shooting information you need for a full viewing experience. View in real time the effect of Focus Peaking, Exposure, White Balance, Color Tone, Aspect Ratio, Highlight & Shadow Control, Framing Grids, Electronic Level Guide and more. Adaptive brightness technology renders a natural display under all lighting conditions and the eye sensor automatically switches the EVF on and off.LEARN MORE
MORE BUILT-INS. FEWER ADD-ONS.
You might not think a camera this compact would have so many great features built right in. Think again. The OM-D E-M10 is the first OM-D series camera with a built-in flash, and also has built-in WiFi (for full remote control, geotagging and sharing via the OI.Share app) and a tiltable touchscreen.
SHOOT IN THE FAST LANE
Stop time on a dime with the OM-D E-M10. High-speed sequential shooting – at an otherworldly 8fps – and super high-speed FAST AF with 81-point AF grid (that covers the whole frame) help you freeze the action. The autofocus tracking function is improved, and group and super spot AF selection are available. Even manual focus is more accurate thanks to the Focus Peaking feature.LEARN MORE
FLEX YOUR CREATIVITY
The OM-D E-M10 offers an incredible array of in-camera creative tools. Twelve Art Filters and nine Art Effects. Photo and Movie Capture (high-quality stills while shooting a movie). Photo Story, with new Zoom In/Out theme. Color Creator, HDR and HDR bracketing, 1080p Movie with Art Fade, Interval/Time Lapse Shooting. Are you ready to transform your photography?
Unprecedented Image Quality That Exceeds Others in its Class
The lens technology, sensor and image processor are the core of any digital camera. The OM-D E-M10’s partner in photographic excellence is the acclaimed Olympus M.ZUIKO lens system, a family of professional-grade glass that delivers unsurpassed resolution and overall image quality. The E-M10 ups the ante by pairing a 16MP Live MOS sensor with our most powerful TruePic VII image processor for extraordinary resolution and accurate color rendition. Add 3-axis in-body image stabilization that compensates for horizontal and vertical angular shifts (yaw/pitch) as well as camera shake along the optical axis (roll), and you have a camera that captures incredibly sharp images and video, yet is compact enough to bring just about anywhere.
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
15.9MP: 4608 x 3456
4/3 Live MOS
TruePic VII with Fine Detail Processing II Technology
Built-in sensor-shift 3-Axis [compensates 3 types of movements (yaw/pitch/roll movements)]
4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
Focal length setting: 8, 9, 10, 12, 15,16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Image Aspect Ratio
4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Audio: Stereo Linear PCM (16-bit), .WAV
RAW Bit Depth
RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording
Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect, Black&White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait
RAW development based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrat, Color Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).
2 programmable settings, preview capability.
Dust Reduction System
Memory Card Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080 30p HD video and stereo sound in either .MOV or .AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button.
1920 x 1080: 30 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
Video Clip Length
Up to 29 Min
Simultaneous Image & Video Recording
Yes; shoot (up to 5 fps in P/A/S/M modes) still images (3200x1800 pixels) without interrupting movie recording
Built-in Mic: Stereo
Optional External Mic: Not Available
EYE ON THE PRIZE
Keep Your Eye on the Prize with the E-M10’s Large, Easy-to-See EVF
Shooting at eye level is comfortably familiar. And when you get a live view of exposure, white balance and other useful information (including aspect ratio), and the ability to control highlights, shadows, colors and more – as you do with the E-M10’s electronic viewfinder – you’re in position to take some of the best photos of your life. You can also apply various framing grids and a leveling guide for composing better photos and even monitor video recording! The high-res EVF (1.44 million pixels) provides 1.15x magnification, double-speed 120fps refresh rate and Adaptive Brightness Technology, which automatically adjusts brightness to the optimum setting for a more natural display.
Viewfinder Pixel Count
Approx. 1.15x (35mm equivalent: 0.58x)
Normal mode (60 fps): approx. 0.027 sec display lag time
High-speed mode (120 fps): approx. 0.007 sec display lag time
Automatic Adaptive Brightness Technology, 7 levels of manual settings also available
Yes; automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
Viewfinder Eye Point
- 4 to +2 m
MORE BUILT-INS. FEWER ADD-ONS.
A Wealth of Built-In Features
The E-M10 is a marvel of thoughtful design and useful functionality. Built-in Wi-Fi for easy image sharing and wireless control, built-in flash for filling in the shadows and a super resolution tiltable LCD monitor with numerous touchscreen control options. It’s not what you’d call inexpensive, but the value is clear.
Wi-Fi Capable/ LAN Type
Yes; Built-in Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously via QR code.
The free Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app enables you to:
1) Geotag photos with GPS location information,
2) Easily share files (JPEG/MOV) to connected smart devices and
3) Fully operate the camera remotely and wirelessly.
Wireless remote operation allows you to see the Live View, Rec View, Select the AF point, Release the Shutter (with a single touch on the AF point), and Power Off the camera. You can also switch between camera modes (iAuto/ART/P/A/S/M,), manually adjust camera settings (aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and drive mode), and activate the custom self timer, Live Bulb and Live Time.
Auto, Fill-in, Manual, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync, second-curtain sync, slow sync/red-eye reduction, TTL Auto
Max Sync Speed
1/250 sec with built-in flash, 1/200 sec with external flashes (excluding FL-50R; 1/800 sec)
-3 EV to +3 EV (in .3, .5 or 1 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL Groups: 4 (3 external flash groups + built-in flash), Channels: 4
External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Proprietary, Wireless
Compatible External Flashes
FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Wireless Flash Control Method
Triggered and controlled by built-in flash (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
3” Wide Touchscreen Tilting LCD
Monitor Resolution (Pixels)
Monitor Aspect Ratio
Shutter release, Enlargement, Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement and decrease, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, Scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection
Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees, Downward tilting angle: up to 50 degrees
SHOOT IN THE FAST LANE
Life Moves Fast…and the E-M10 is Designed to Keep Pace
You might want to wear your running shoes when using the E-M10. High-speed sequential shooting – at a best-in-class 8fps – and super high-speed FAST AF technology ensure that you won’t miss the shot no matter how quickly your subject is moving. In fact, the autofocus tracking function is better than ever thanks to enhancements to the group target Continuous AF function. The E-M10 also provides an 81-point AF grid that covers the entire image frame, giving you more focus options than basic DSLRs. Focus Peaking is available in manual focus mode. The Custom Self Timer and Interval Shooting features are particularly useful for documenting action over a span of time and for creating Time Lapse movies in the camera.
Single-AF (S-AF), Continuous-AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (M), S-AF + MF, AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
81 (AF grid covers whole frame); Group, Small and Super Spot AF targets available
Face and Eye Detection
Available; Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
Manual Focus Assist
Yes; Focus Peaking function and Magnified Focus Assist function available
Continous Shooting Burst Rate
Up to 8 fps in Single Autofocus mode (S-AF)
[Sequential shooting H mode; Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot]
Up to 3.5 fps in Continous Autofocus mode (C-AF)
[Sequential shooting L mode; Focus and exposure are adjusted for every shot]
Max. Recordable Pictures
on Sequential Shooting*
[RAW] Max. 20 frames (in 3.5 seq. shooting L)
Max. 16 frames (in 8 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Up to the full extent of the data storage card capacity
(in 3.5 seq. shooting L / in 8 seq. shooting H)
* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ⅡR
* With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I R95/W90 EXCERIA
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 sec
12 sec, 2 sec
Custom: 1-30 sec at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 sec intervals
Number of Shots: 1-10
Yes; Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames.
Time Lapse Movie
Images obtained with the Interval Shooting can be compiled automatically in the camera into a Time Lapse Movie lasting up to 100 sec. Movie is recorded in AVI Motion JPEG with 1280 x 720 pixels, 10 fps.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
HDMI D (Micro) (out)
Hot Shoe for flash attachment
Auto, LOW (approx. 100) ‐ 25600,
Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Manual (M), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Programmed Auto (P), iAUTO, Scene Selection (SCN), Bulb, Time, Underwater, Art Filter
Metering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K), Custom WB (Kelvin setting)
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Color Creator, Art Filters
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight (captures 8 shots and combines into a single image composite), Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Converter, Wide Converter, Macro Converter, 3D (only with H-FT012 Panasonic 3D Lens)
FLEX YOUR CREATIVITY
With So Many Creative Tools, Finding the Shot Is Only the Beginning
The E-M10 offers you an incredible array of easy-to-use creative tools that can transform your photos from excellent to spectacular. Color Creator. Photo & Movie Capture (high-quality stills while shooting a movie – at an insane 5fps in P/A/S/M mode). Live Composite Mode for capturing starscapes intuitively. HDR and HDR bracketing. Twelve Art Filters and eight Art Effects. Photo Story for shooting normal, everyday scenes from multiple viewpoints and combining them into one image.
HDR, Bracketing, Color Creator, Highlight & Shadow Control, Live Composite (0.5 - 60 sec), Live Bulb, Photo Story, Art Filters, Photo & Movie Capture
2 HDR modes available plus HDR bracketing (3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0 selectable EV steps, 7 frames in 2.0 selectable EV steps)
Yes; HDR, Exposure, ISO, White Balance, Flash, Art Filter
12 art filters available: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Water Color
8 art effects available: Soft Focus Effect, Pin-Hole Effect, White Edge Effect, Frame Effect, Star Light Effect, Diorama Effect, Black & White Filter Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green) and Picture Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purpose, Green).
4 modes available: Standard, Fun Frame, Speed, Zoom In/Out
2-axis; horizontal /vertical
Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
Super Control Panel
Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Colour space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP
Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
34 languages available: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
1 x BLS-5 Li-ion battery (included);
Records approx. 320 shots per charge
Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 30 - 90%
Temperature: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
4.7 inch (W) x 3.2 inch (H) x 1.8 inch (D) / 119.1mm (W) × 82.3mm (H) × 45.9mm (D)
14 oz / 0.87 lb / 396 g (with battery and memory card)
E-M10 Camera body, Li-ion battery BLS-5, Li-ion battery charger BCS-5, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card
E-M10 Standard Kit
with M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R
The E-M10 one lens kit includes everything you’ll need right out of the box to start producing stunning photography. The included M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mmII R lens embodies high quality optics comprised of 8 elements in three groups including 3 Aspherical elements, and its collapsible compact and lightweight design perfectly complements the E-M10 body.
- Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera body
- M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens
E-M10 Premium Kit
with M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ
The E-M10 Premium Kit lets you show off your personal style and taste with unique colors, luxury grip materials and premium matching color accessories. The Premium Kit is available in three colors: a fashionable orange, a vintage green and a luxury black with lizard-skin design. The kit includes an E-M10 camera body, M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens, and a premium genuine leather strap with a finished grain that matches the camera body and a color matching lens cap with an emblazoned “OM-D” logo.
- Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera body
- M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens
- Color-coordinated neck strap and OM-D lens cap
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August 12, 2014
Excellent camera for the recreational photographer
Camera is very easy to use. The buttons are a little small for these fat fingers. I took the camera to the San Diego Zoo. It performed very well. The auto focus was fast, and accurate for the most part. Occasionally, it would focus on the wrong thing i.e. the fence separating the viewer from the animal. I shot a short video of the Secretary Bird (uploaded to YouTube) and the auto-focus kept the bird in focus as it moved around the enclosure.
July 24, 2014
I bought this as an "upgrade" / replacement for my E-620. I did a little research on it (read the full review at www.dpreview.com). There are not any Olympus Dealers near me, but given how much I enjoyed my E-620, I didn't have any doubts or misgivings about buying "sight unseen" and direct from Olympus. I decided to save a little money and purchased a refurbished model; aside from the packing (clearly marked "refurbished"), you'd never know that this camera was previously used.
I've been using it for over a month and I'm quite impressed with
1) the quality of the images,
2) the speed of the autofocus,
3) the Wi-Fi connectivity/functionality,
4) how powerful it really is for such a small/light package,
5) the 8fps really blows my mind,
6) the amount of options available for bracketing.
I could go on and on but I'll just say "buy one; you won't be disappointed". This little camera is definitely on the cutting edge of technological innovation, but then again, Olympus has always been 3-4 years ahead of the "competition" when it come to new tech. I also purchased the M.Zuiko ED 14-150 lens at the same time; I'll review it as well (I love it, too.)
July 12, 2014
Excellent travel camera
I purchased the Silver version. What I love about this camera are:
- It looks stunning. Looks retro yet handles well.
- Build quality is excellent. Usage of metal gives this camera class and personality.
- When I use it with my 14mm f2.5 lens, it is so small and portable.
- I purchased the kit + an M.75-300mm II lens. This setup results in excellent reach.
- The twin dials and the GUI makes usage of camera in field easy.
- The kit lens produces excellent images wide open at all apertures.
- Get either the M.40-150mm R or M.75-300mm II lens and you have a setup covering most situations. And it won't break your back as the setup is still pretty light.
- Later perhaps consider adding a prime such as a 14mm lens as it will make a good street or general photography in a really compact package.
Some tips I would recommend:
- Although this camera has 3 axis, when using with the 75-300mm II lens, at the 300mm end, I found I get more keepers using either a tripod.
- When using with the 75-300mm II, at the 300mm end, in not so ideal condition which we will likely see when doing birding, it is better to use Single AF as otherwise sometimes the camera will stay out of focus and won't AF. Moving to Single Shot AF took care of this issue.
- Carry a spare battery as you don't want to stop enjoying your photo shoot.
What can I say, for the money, this camera is a steal. It is a beautiful product producing beautiful pictures.
May 15, 2014
Like the previous reviewer I'm coming from the DSLR world and I was fed up with carrying heavy gear all the time. I pretty much concur with all his statements.
My mirrorless search took me to the OM-D's and the Fuji X cameras. I bought both and tested them out at home. The best way to put it is: OM-D E-M10 is a Ferrari and the the Fuji XE2 I bought is an SUV. Fuji's are awesome cameras with incredible IQ, but opted for the Olympus as it was smaller, felt really solid and the IQ was incredible for the size. It just handles so well. It made photography fun again. And it is super customizable.
I've only had it for 2 weeks and I can say that the IQ is DSLR standards (if not better). With the 17/1.8 prime the camera is very small and discrete. You don't feel like a tourist walking around. And plus with such fast primes you can shoot easily at ISO 200 even indoors with decent light thanks to the great in camera image stabilizer.
The menu is actually very simple to me. The only thing that I'm yet to figure out (and it will probably just require watching a youtube vide for a few minutes) is how to set up the MySets options. But other than that if you know about photography and cameras, and how to use all the options of a camera the menu is a breeze. Having said that, for a true beginner it may be a little complicated; but not because the menu is any harder than other camera manufacturers...it will be "complicated" because if you don't know what all the functions are, you would have no clue how to set it up. But you can always just shoot in fully auto mode and you'll still get amazing pics.
Get the camera and go shoot! It will make photography fun again and it won't hurt your back.
May 07, 2014
Coming from a DSLR I really didn't know what to expect from the smaller sensor of the E-M10. Not only are the images equal to, they are better in many regards. Everyone mentioned the complex menu system with its sometimes confusing layout. On the contrary, I find the menu system very intuitive and a pleasure to use. The customization possibilities are very handy as well. The camera is well made, easy to hold with the add-on grip just a pleasure. I like that the two knobs make it easy to change settings comfortably with one finger. The touch screen is so user friendly. The ability to press the ok button to toggle between screens is very helpful as well. I am so pleased with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 that I can highly recommend it.
April 27, 2014
Great Step Up from Point and Shoot
I've gone full circle from 35mm film SLR's, to early digital adopter, to point and shoot and phone cameras. I missed the functionality and capability of SLR's, but didn't miss the size. I've had this camera since it first became available, and it meets every one of my requirements, all in a small portable package. Battery life can leave a little to be desired when used all day, and lenses can be expensive. But if you're looking to go back to SLR's or thinking of trying one out for the first time, this is a great way camera. Plus it's easy for my wife to use on iAuto.
April 24, 2014
This camera is great for street photography! It is smaller than I thought (a good thing) and has superb auto focus. The handling is good, it is packed with features, and it performs well. I can recommend this camera to anyone in the market for a new camera (mirrorless or not). You will be glad with your decision. It is that good.
April 21, 2014
Great, but could be even better
This is a very nice camera. An excellent mix of both easy to use features for pointing and shooting, combined with tools for the more expert photographer. I had given up on interchangeable lens cameras since I take photos mostly outdoors, and they were big, clumsy, expensive and often lacked useful features that point and shoots had. So it took some convincing me to come back to an ILS, and micro four thirds cameras seemed to be the ticket. So I plunged and got this.
It's nice and compact. I got it with the kit 14-42 II R zoom; I sorta wish I'd gotten the more advanced EZ lens instead, since it's smaller. But other than size it's very capable, and a good choice for all around photos.
The choice of lens is excellent. I got the 75-300mm zoom, and it's been nice for wildlife photography. It's also a good test of the stabilizer. Compared to the lens-based stabilization in my Panasonic superzoom I'd say it's a tiny bit less effective, but that may be me. In any case I'll take it, since camera-based stabilization opens up the choice of lenses available.
Controls are pretty easy to use, although the choices of options in live view on the monitor vs the EVF gets a bit confusing. One button to rotate through them all would have been easier.
The monitor is OK, although it doesn't articulate as much as some other cameras. And I'd like a cover on it, or a way to flip it over to protect the screen. The screen protrudes a tiny bit in the back, so when you lay it down on its back the screen gets scratched. Ouch. Very easy to do. Using it for touch-focus is a joy.
The wifi is nicely implemented. I like that you can do a one-off connection to somebody's cellphone, and that they can then view a photo from a browser. Not enough cameras do this, and for those of us who travel in areas with no wifi and no cell it's a great way to share.
The use of the camera via the smartphone app and wifi is fantastic. I'd love to see them expand this function even more. Other cameras I own allow a camera-phone connection over wifi by having both join an existing LAN; the E-M10 only does peer to peer as far as I can figure out. This would extend the range. They also need to make the camera connect to a regular computer, and not just a smartphone or tablet for tethered shooting.
Battery life is decent, although it will chew through it fast using wifi.
It's got a great set of manual and customizable controls. The rotating dials are very useful, and easy to operate. You can do an awful lot without ever having to look up from the EVF.
Not being familiar with the details of autofocus, I had heard that with a camera like this it wasn't as good. I'm not doing sports or low light photos, and I have seen an issue. But I came from optical focusing, so perhaps I'm not a good judge. But as I said the "tap screen to focus" feature is quickly becoming indispensable.
I also picked up the lens cap lens. Set the camera in auto and you've got a slightly fat smartphone camera with super image quality. Won't fit in a pocket, but it does make an awesome point and shoot.
Movie quality is frankly a bit poor in this camera. My lower end Panasonic actually does a better job, and does 1080p at 60fps. This doesn't. It'll get you by, but don't buy it for anything but still shots.
April 19, 2014
Fantastic Camera at a Reasonable Price
I'm a proficient beginner hoping to advance both my photographic knowledge and skills. The E-M10 was recommended to me by a professional photographer and turned out to be an excellent choice: Easy to begin with and easy to advance with; great built-in programmatic support and easy-to-learn menu structure; lightweight, even when a 4/3 telephoto mounted; amazing low-light capabilities; quiet and stealthy with the AF illuminator, focus beep and monitor turned off; and fun to experiment (play?) with!
April 07, 2014
Amazingly small and powerful camera!
I am an E-M1 user myself. I bought the E-M10 for my wife. The camera is tiny, yet very capable. We come from a Nikon DSLR background and find the little OM-D cameras quite refreshing due to lack of weight and advanced features. The image quality is outstanding and surprising for the smaller 4/3 sensor size. I am a photography professional and my wife is not, yet either of us can pick up the tiny little E-M10 and make the camera do what we want. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment in using the E-M10 for an emergency commercial shoot if one of my Nikons failed. The camera is a delight to use, with all the features any enthusiast would want, all the controls a professional would need, and all the in-camera support a newbie would desire—all in one little camera body. Amazing!
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