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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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September 13, 2014
I wanted to consolidate from 2 cameras (DSLR for general use and a quality point-and-shoot for street photography) down to 1. I'm an amateur, and today's cameras are sufficiently complex that I really only want to learn one cold rather than 2. But weight, flexibility, raw, and easy to use full manual operation are musts for me.
The E-M10 fit the bill and is available at an attractive price. I read many VERY positive reviews which convinced me that technology was now so good that the 4/3 sensor size isn't a problem. I've only had it for 2 weeks, and initial results are excellent.
One minor caveat for raw shooters. My post processing software is several years old and doesn't handle the Olympus raw file format. I get around that by using the Olympus Viewer 3 software packaged with the camera to convert raw to lossless tiff-xif format and import that. Works fine for me, but if you need the fastest workflow, make sure your post processing software handles the Olympus raw format.
September 13, 2014
Great little camera
Got tired of schlepping my E500 & 300 zoom. The EM10 is so small & lightweight, it's easy to take with anywhere.
What I'm disappointed in is:
- No lens hood included for 14-42 II R or the 75>300 zoom
- No printed full manual included - the little manual included is useless - it's merely an excerpt & even refers to pages that aren't there. OM1, OM2, E500 - all came with lens hoods and printed full manuals. Even the XA came with a manual.
Now I have to go online & buy these items - very annoying & easily another $50+ for items that cost pennies to manufacture.
September 12, 2014
Since buying this camera, I have used it with the 14-42mm EZ zoom and the 45mm F/1.8. It has been used in a variety of conditions for different types of photography and has met or exceeded my expectations. It is especially nice to have a decent built-in flash that allows me to shoot pet portraits across the room. The dual control dials are also a big plus. The camera is obviously built with quality and takes great pictures. I have ordered the add-on grip because I have large hands.
September 12, 2014
Channeling the Feel of the OM-1n
I have owned OM system 35mm cameras and an assortment of Zuiko lenses since 1977, so it was perhaps inevitable that I would look to the characteristics that so endear me to them--compact size, ergonomics, durability, and unparalleled quality--when entering digital photography. My initial foray with Olympus digital cameras proved hugely disappointing when the E-PL-1 I bought in 2011 died from internal corrosion after just three years. I am counting on my new E-M10 to reinstill my faith in Olympus cameras.
It is still too early for me to comment on all of the features of the E-M10, but my initial impressions are very positive. Image quality is exceptional, viewfinder and screen are clear and bright, and output in micro 4/3 is more than adequate for my needs. It has the same heft and feel of my beloved OM-1n. Controls are well placed and intuitively located. Features may be accessed in multiple ways, allowing the user to choose whatever method works best for him or her.
In short, it certainly looks and feels the part; only time will tell whether it can live up to the vaunted reputation that the OM 35mm system earned for durability.
One minor quibble: this camera should have a paper manual delivered with it. Yes, the PDF is comprehensive, but it's far easier to read a bound paper copy with the camera in hand than to attempt to do so on screen.
I am counting on this camera to make up for the design and build failures of the E-PL-1 it is replacing. If it is anywhere near as reliable as my 37-year-old OM-1n bodies and Zuiko lenses have been, I will be a very happy man.
September 07, 2014
The OM-D E-M10 in real life
I have had the camera for about three weeks now and used it almost every day outdoor and indoor with consistently excellent results. While my brain has no doubt, my gut is still trying to come to terms with how capable and fun to use this little thing is. The E-M10 has a reassuring, solid feel and fits nicely in my average size male hands. I never hit controls by mistake which is surprising given its diminutive size. Even if not top of the line, the EVF is highly usable. I am used to the glory of large SLR prism finders but having all the main camera settings visible in the EVF is VERY convenient. I seldom compose with the LCD but the E-M10's is bright and sharp and its tilting capability comes very handy when my eye can't get to the EVF. The complexity of the menu system is real but it's due to the amazing amount of customization offered by the camera. I read the manual, identified all the controls (fixed and programmable), and set things up just right for my kind of shooting. Now I can change all the important settings without moving my eye away from the EVF. Focusing is quick and overall camera responsiveness is great. Negatives are all minor: flimsy battery/card door, I/O rubber cover, and still missing AC adapter.
In conclusion, the E-M10 is a great little camera with a vast choice of excellent lenses that competently helps me turn my vision into exhibition-quality, poster-size prints within a wide range of ISO values. I just ordered a second body and am selling my APS-C system to purchase a number of Olympus pro quality lenses. If portability, IQ and customization are your priorities, there is little else out there that can match the E-M10.
August 31, 2014
I bought this as a second body to my Olympus E-M1 and have had so much fun playing with this camera. It's small, fast, and most importantly powerful! When I pull this camera out people are always curious about it and then when they see the images blown away by the quality. Would highly recommend this camera as your first step into photography, second body, or even your main body - you won't be disappointed.
August 31, 2014
Great all around Camera!
Honestly a wonderful camera from P&S to all Manual Capabilities! I was very impressed with the improvements over my older PEN E-PL2. Much better picture & video quality, as good as and even better than the larger DSLR. Low light "Big" improvement too. For the price and features, you will absolutely love it!. I checked stores and online reviews for a few months, I wish I didn't wait so long. Still playing around with the features, my family has been very impressed with the overall quality. I wish they kept the thumb dial like the PEN, but the Wi-Fi, touch screen, & EVF make up for it.
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.
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