The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is a more affordable option in the O-MD lineup. The camera includes the same processor as its big brother, the E-M1, plus a 16MP four thirds sensor, built-in wi-fi, electronic viewfinder, and a 3-axis in-camera image stabilization system (the E-M5 and E-M1 have 5-axis stabilization). The E-M10 can shoot 8 fps for up to 20 RAW images, or 3.5 fps with continuous auto focus with tracking. The camera has the familiar look and feel of OM-D cameras, with a metal build and two metal control dials. The E-M10 is the first OM-D to include a built-in flash, with a sync speed up to 1/250.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Camera
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- 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor with 3-axis sensor shift image stabilization
- Up to 8 FPS continuous shooting
- ISO 200-25600
- 1080/30 fps HD video (H.264/Motion JPEG)
- Tiltable 3 inch touchscreen LCD with 1,037,000 dots
- Electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage and 1,044,000 dots
- Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
- Built-in flash compatible with Olympus Wireless RC Flash system
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Other resolutions||3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200 - 25600|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4 slots)|
|Image stabilization notes||3-axis image stabilization (yaw/pitch/roll)|
|JPEG quality levels||Super fine, fine, normal, basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||81|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length multiplier||2×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Touch screen||Yes (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)|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)|
|Flash range||5.80 m (ISO100)|
|External flash||Yes (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R)|
|Flash modes||Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual（1/1（FULL）～1/64）|
|Continuous drive||8 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10))|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Format||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Wireless Release, Power Off|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional Remote cable RM-UC1)|
|Battery description||BLS-5 Li-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||320|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||396 g (0.87 lb / 13.97 oz)|
|Dimensions||119 x 82 x 46 mm (4.69 x 3.24 x 1.81″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (Interval Time 1 sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames. Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically)|
|GPS notes||uses Smartphone GPS data|
You'll see that the E-M10 is essentially an un-weather-sealed E-M5 but with a better rear screen and the ability to easily send images off to a smart device. And, in use, that's a pretty accurate way of looking at things. But just looking at what's new or different risks downplaying how much is carried over from the E-M5.
Despite its fairly modest (mid-range DSLR level) pricing, the E-M10 retains not only a full twin dial control setup, giving you plenty of direct access to exposure settings, but also a touchscreen that helps make it quick to change secondary settings (gradation, white balance, ISO, etc.). As usual, Olympus hasn't made any moves to simplify or dumb-down its menu system, with all the advantages and disadvantages that brings.
Beyond the core photographic tools, the E-M10 is brimming with extras: Wi-Fi that makes it easy to share images with your friends, time-lapse with video creation, Time exposure mode with live updates for judging progress, multi-exposure mode, lashings of Art Filters and one of the most comprehensive in-camera Raw re-processing systems.... I can't imagine many people using all of these features (and I'm sure a great many won't use any of them), but you only need to latch onto one of them for it to make the camera indispensable.
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- E-M10 Camera body
- Lens kit includes 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
- Li-ion battery BLS-5
- Li-ion battery charger BCS-5
- USB cable
- Shoulder strap
- OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM)
- Instruction manual
- Warranty card