Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review

Here are some things to consider when deciding to invest in a modified SLR-style mirrorless. The advantage of a mirrorless camera is that you can review your image as soon as you take it, and make adjustments to your metering mode or exposure as needed to alter the image to better match your artistic vision. The camera is a best choice if you want to shoot detailed landscapes, portraits and stellar traveling photos. As you’d expect from a 599.00 camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 is a pretty incredible, ultimate and monstrous performer. Versatile camera was presented on 2014-03-18. But it's still popular, refined and up-to-date. At low ISOs the sensor delivers versatile detail and dynamic range, while high-ISO image quality is pretty impressive too, with quite acceptable results at ISO 25,600 but I’d avoid going much higher than this. The sensor is packed with 16 megapixels and come with quick burst mode, low-light capability, and crisp sharpness. The camera comes with a marvelous selection of lenses, which will allow you to make the most of its capabilities. 100% viewfinder coverage allowing you to see more of your shooting object in the outstanding Electronic viewfinder.

Confirm photos shooting and view menu options, histograms, video settings and more using the modified, versatile, simple to use 3″-inch 1,037k dots LCD screen with 100% coverage. A 3″-inch, 1,037k dots LCD is located on the back of the camera and offers touchscreen control over the camera. Get stellar high resolution photos with high-speed continuous shooting up to 8.0 fps. As typical for built-in flashes, if you're using it for outdoor fill flash, it may take a few seconds to recycle and get ready for the next shot. If you are just getting started in photography, I highly recommend you to experiment with your camera's exposure settings to get better photos. I found the RAW buffer depth sufficient in the field, and the buffer clearing time wasn't bad. Being a DSLR, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 can track focus at full speed using its 81-point autofocus system, which uses the same phase-detection module as the previous model. Additionally, new continuous shooting performance, the Olympus can record photos with the mechanical shutter at just over 8.0 fps with full AF and AE. Despite the great photos quality, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 nowadays isn't the superior gear for shooting video. In-camera raw development is available for re-processing your images after shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi allows you to copy images to your smartphone for sharing, or control the camera remotely. Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display. The camera is very comfortable and handy, weighing only 396g which is very useful for photographers who travel a lot.

The camera uses best-selling SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Fast, intuitive and you can buy in increasingly large capacities. For demanding photographers, the improved Olympus OM-D E-M10 responds very fast and precisely have excellent focus and extraordinary picture quality. While subjective, I think the modern camera body design is forward-looking, remarkable and stylish. There are large buttons and dials all over the body, making sure your first Manual Mode experience in photography is a fun one!. From low light indoor environments to the best outdoors in broad daylight, the superior Olympus OM-D E-M10 captures every fascinating, excellent picture in the best possible light. Olympus OM-D E-M10 has retro styling and stunning build quality. This is a purely subjective statement, but having a fun camera for a beginner is a great thing since you’ll want to pick it up to shoot with more and more. For this price, you’d expect Olympus to deliver an easy to use, monstrous, ergonomically sound and beautiful camera, and with the Olympus OM-D E-M10, that’s exactly what you get. All results are analyzed by the very best industry software, making our reviews the most authoritative of any you’ll read.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Specs

Here you can find all Olympus OM-D E-M10 specs and params.


ModelOlympus OM-D E-M10
Body TypeSLR-style mirrorless

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score72
DxO Color Depth22.8
DxO Dynamic Range12.3
DxO Low Light ISO884


Sensor Resolution16 megapixels
Sensor SizeFour Thirds
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Dimensions17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area224.90mm2
Max Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Min Native ISO200
Max Native ISO25,600
RAW Supporttrue


Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Number of Lenses92
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier2x
Macro Focus Rangen/a


Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder Resolution1,440k dots
Viewfinder Magnification0.58


Display TypeTilting
Display TechnologyTFT LCD
Display Size3″
Display Resolution1,037k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screentrue

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed60s
Max Shutter Speed1/4000s
Continuous Shooting8.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationtrue
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range5.80 m (ISO100)
Flash ModesFlash 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)
Max Flash Sync1/250s
WB Bracketingtrue
AE Bracketingtrue

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedtrue


Touch Autofocustrue
Continuous Autofocustrue
Single Autofocustrue
Tracking Autofocustrue
Selective Autofocustrue
Center Autofocustrue
Multi Area Focustrue
Live View Focustrue
Face Detection Autofocustrue
Contrast Autofocustrue
Phase Detection Autofocusfalse
Number of Autofocus Points81
Number of Cross Focus PointsUnknown

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsH.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone Infalse
Headphone Outfalse


WiFi ConnectivityBuilt-In
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Outtrue


Camera Weight396g
Body Dimensions119 x 82 x 46mm
Environmental Sealingfalse
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelBLS-5
Battery Life320 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Self TimerYes (12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10))
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots1

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