October 17, 2015
I'm far from an expert;..... but I has preparing for a wonderful time in Italy, when I realise I need a camera that makes almost all the job for me, specially videos, with no need for extra equipment. SO, when I saw the commercial- video about the AXIS that reduce "shake", with a 14-42 mm lent included, I was sure, I will have great time creating great memories. but my videos look as bad as before, even when I move slow. off course, I know I need more time to learning about the camera, like how to see the panorama-pictures in the moment, how to look the time-lapse video in the camera, how to take D3 pictures, ect.
September 28, 2015
I've only had the camera for a few days now, but am absolutely thrilled with the purchase. My previous camera was great too, but very large and heavy. This one is the perfect size and so light my neck is thanking you Olympus!
I'm still learning much of the functionality, but photo and video quality so far is amazing! The 3 axis image stabilization works great. It is exactly what I was looking for and I would highly recommend this camera to anyone in the market.
September 15, 2015
Love the small form factor. I 'upgraded' from my Nikon DSLR system - was on an old and bulky D200. The EM10 is great and feels great for its size. Way smaller form factor and nice handling. The dials are a bit sensitive so sometimes I ended up turning them when I didn't really want to. I may consider getting a grip for better support but otherwise I love the camera. Great image quality too. Glad I got one. Paired with a compact zoom or compact primes, this is an awesome camera to 'sneak' into places where you normally wouldn't ever be able to bring one in.
September 01, 2015
I purchased this as my first "real" camera for traveling and taking pictures on my trip. I am no means a photographer but this camera is very comparable to my friends nikons DSLRs, however is much lighter and portable. The learning curve isn't terrible and it has features I can grow into. The auto setting does well and adjusts light excellently. Battery life is good, though I got a spare just in case.
August 18, 2015
This was originally going to be my basic travel camera since I was tired lugging my Canon 5D and the lenses around. I starting falling in love with this camera's size and stabilization works great. I have been impressed with the performance of this camera. As for action shooting its not its strong point but once you learn how to work with the camera more you can get some great shots from this camera. I would recommend renting olympus pro line lenses and you will really see how this little body performs. The only real negative is I wish this camera was weather sealed. But it has become on of my favorite camera's!
August 17, 2015
I am still getting use to the camera and learning all the functions but the pictures that I get from this camera is nothing like I have seen before.
The depth and sharpness without editing in LS or another editing program is unbelievable. It's very rich. The scene and art modes are very nice to have! I love the size of the camera and it's much easier for when I'm hiking a long ways as it's lighter and takes up less space.
August 15, 2015
I've been kicking around getting a micro 4/3 camera for some time. But when the OM -D E10 when on sale with a free grip, I bought it!
One of my main reasons was I still have Zuiko lenses from my OM-1
Film days, and with an adapter I can use those lenses. The fact that I have to use them in a manual focus mode was of no concern because that's how I used the SLR in the first place. I like the small size, smooth operation of the dials, and it bears a resemblance to the OM-1. In addition I use Olympus XZ1 and XZ2 point & shoot camera's. The features that tipped the scales on buying the OM-D E-10 was the tilt screen, wi-fi, ability to tale SLR lenses using adapters, ergonomic placement of controls. I'm into astrophotography, so will use this small camera to photograph the night sky too.
July 29, 2015
The OM-D E-M10 is everything I wanted, and more. I was looking to get back into photography after several years without a camera. My last SLR was a Minolta X-700 film camera. What I didn't want in a new camera was anything that felt cheap or plastic. I am really impressed with the feel and build quality of this camera. It's styling is also retro, which I like. I am fast approaching 60 years old and learning the menu system is a bit daunting, but watching YouTube tutorials has helped me get past this quickly. The pictures are amazing. Makes me feel like I know how to take photos like a pro.
July 09, 2015
The positive features of this camera are many and are chronicled in other reviews but I discovered to my chagrin that this camera is not very durable. After only a 3' drop, the screen chipped and the shutter broke. If you need a rugged camera, consider another model.
Another shortcoming of this camera is the ease with which dials can be turned and buttons pressed inadvertantly.
June 30, 2015
I have to start by stating that I love this camera. It is one of the funnest cameras that I have ever purchased. I purchased this camera to compliment my DSLR system, not to replace it. I currently shoot Canon but have in the past used Nikon and Pentax. I missed the in-body IS of the Pentax system so that was a must when making my decision. The design, feel and overall layout and controls of the camera is wonderful. It only took a couple of hours of taking pictures to understand how to set it up and use it most effectively. I love the focus peaking so I can now use some of my older pentax lenses that I held onto. Amazing pictures with crisp detail and spot on exposure 95% of the time. (that's a pretty good number in my opinion). The only small gripe I have is that in low Contrast situations or when similar colors are being shot, the contrast detect autofocus struggles and quite often miss focuses. I know at this price point we can't expect contrast detect "and" phase detect autofocus in this camera. But alas maybe my next purchase will be the OM1!!!
All in all I find myself leaving my DSLR at home and taking this camera and a few lenses in a much smaller bag.
And it is a very sexy Camera!!!!!!!