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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“ It holds its own against entry-level DSLRs in terms of image quality and handling, and beats them all in terms of direct control.”
- 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||8.0 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|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is positioned as the entry-level OM-D camera, though it's just as capable in most ways as its more advanced siblings. It borrows the E-M5's impressive imaging capabilities, without the weatherproofing, and adds built-in Wi-Fi. The E-M10 offers an impressive level of direct control in a camera body that's light and compact.
Street photographers, students, those who want lots of customization or want a camera they can grow into.
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OMD EM-10 has strange artifacts in manual mode.
I just got the OMD EM-10 (used) I noticed some strange shaded circles while shooting in manual mode, it doesn't seem to appear when shooting in iauto. Does anyone have any ideas what is causing this? I love the camera, but I mainly like to shoot in manual mode. I've attached some pics, the first one is in iauto, the second in manual mode, taken seconds within each other. Shot in iauto. iso 200 f10 1/320 Manual mode, notice the artifacts in the upper left area. iso400 1/160 f22 Here is one more, taken at Disney look above the top blue spire. Shot in manual mode. Manual mode 1/200 200 f11 I noticed this the other day after shooting at Disney, I tried cleaning the lens and the sensor on the inside as they looked like they had finger prints on it. After cleaning the artifacts have moved to the left corner. But why don't they show up in iauto mode, only in manual mode? I am perplexed. Has this happened to anyone else? HELP! -Tom
Using small apertures will show sensor dust more readily. Keep in the f/2.8 (or whatever is largest) to f/8 range for best results in regard to dust. No idea why iAuto removes dust circles. F/10 and f/11 and definitely f/22 are to be avoided for general photography as image quality diminishes due to diffraction, plus appearance of that dust. Sometime f/11 or so is needed for macro photography where increased depth of field matters more than image quality loss. Regards...... Guy Continue Reading
Thats probably dust. Anyway, in my experience with 4/3 and m4/3 you are hard pressed to much or any influence of diffraction before f/16. ( You may see it at f/11 if you pixel peep and directly compare.) Continue Reading
Tips for landscape photos with OMD E-M10?
Hi I'm looking for some advice on how best to capture landscape photos with the EM10 in dull cloudy conditions, most likely with snow / ice around. Should I be sticking to the automatic landscape settings or going with a combination of manual settings and what is it best to start with? Taking a look around, I really like some of the photos in the following links and they all seem to have an element of drama to them, any advice on how to get this effect would be really useful? Thanks in advance Scott
Well, they all seem to have a pretty generous helping of HDR so I imagine the appropriate advice is to brush up on PP skills! This is not a facetious comment, PP in green landscapes is almost a must, or they can seem rather neutral. But if you're looking for advice on actually taking the photograph, I'm not the best person to give it. Why not take each scene in full auto, then Aperture priority, then try fiddling with the manual controls, and see what results you get. Personally I stick with AP. Good luck! Continue Reading
Scott What you like about these pictures is the composition - the way that your eye is led into the picture. If you are taking landscapes perhaps you want the Landscape and Travel forum rather than an equipment one. The important pieces of kit are: tripod, remote release and a decent lens. You don't say what lenses you have? Maggie made a good suggestion that you shoot Aperture priority, unless you want to freeze movement, like water. Post processing seems to be key with landscapes as well. I have been doing it nearly two years now and it is a lot of fun. Enjoy! Andrew Continue Reading
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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