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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver)

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Product Highlights
  • 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 1,440k-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.0" 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • In-Body 3-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • FAST AF System and 8 fps Shooting
  • Color Creator and Built-In HDR Modes

The silver Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a compact, ergonomically-designed camera featuring a 16.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and high-speed performance. The combination of these two technologies enables a high sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 and continuous shooting up to 8 fps. The sensor also lends itself to an enhanced FAST autofocus system that utilizes a contrast-detection focusing method to efficiently acquire focus with selectable focus areas for even greater precision. Also benefitting image sharpness is in-body three-axis image stabilization that compensates for angular shifts and rolling camera shake.

Both a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and tilting touchscreen monitor are available for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. The EVF features a 1,440k-dot resolution and 1.15x magnification for comfortable eye-level viewing with the ability to preview image effects in real-time. Alternatively, the 3.0" 1,037k-dot tilting touchscreen LCD monitor can tilt upward 80° or downward 50° to suit working from high and low angles and its touchscreen design provides an intuitive means for controlling settings and navigating through the menu system. For refined off-board control and image sharing, built-in wireless connectivity is available and, when paired with the Olympus Image Share app for iOS and Android mobile devices, remote sharing and control over the camera is possible.

16.1MP Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor
The 16.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor, with Fine Detail Processing II, work in concert to enable high-resolution still imagery, full HD video recording, and notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. The combination of these two technologies also helps to promote high-speed performance throughout the camera system, including a top shutter speed of 1/4000 sec. with a mechanical shutter, a continuous shooting rate up to 8 fps with single-shot AF, and continuous 3.5 fps shooting with continuous autofocus.

Additionally, full HD 1080p movie recording is supported at 30 fps with stereo sound in either the MOV or AVI format. Simultaneous shooting, up to 5 fps, is also possible in P/A/S/M modes at 5.8MP resolution, without interrupting the movie recording.
In-Camera 3-Axis Image Stabilization
In-body VCM (Voice Coil Motor) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake with any lens in use and compensates for camera movements that become especially noticeable when working with telephoto shots, macro imagery, and long exposures. Furthermore, this unique image stabilization system works across three axes, versus the conventional two axes, and compensates for vertical and horizontal shifts (yaw and pitch) as well as camera shake along the optical axis (roll). This range of detected movements serves to benefit traditional still image shooting as well as movie recording and working with moving subjects more effectively.
Electronic Viewfinder and 3.0" Tilting Touchscreen
For eye-level viewing, a bright 1,440k-dot electronic viewfinder is integrated into the design and features an automatic eye-detect function, 0.007 sec. display lag time, and 1.15x magnification. This finder enables realistic, high resolution viewing in a comfortable position that is especially beneficial when working in bright conditions. The adaptive brightness settings also enable easier viewing in different lighting conditions, with the brightness being set according to surrounding conditions to better simulate the use of an optical viewfinder.

In addition to the viewfinder, a large 3.0" 1,037k-dot tilting touchscreen LCD monitor is also available for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. The monitor's design can tilt 80° upward and 50° downward, making it well-suited to use from both high and low angles. The intuitive touchscreen control offers a range of additional functionality, too, including the ability to touch to release the shutter, select the focusing point, magnify the image, apply filter effects, and navigate through images and settings.
FAST Autofocus System
Benefitting the quickened shooting performance of the E-M10, a contrast-detection focusing method employs 81 AF areas to quickly and accurately acquire focus. Aptly named, FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) is able to home in on subjects using single-shot or continuous focusing methods, as well as AF tracking to benefit working with moving subjects. In addition to standard Small Target and Group Target focusing areas, Super Spot AF can also be used to acquire focus in a smaller, more refined area for critical accuracy.

When working with manual focus, focus peaking and manual focus assist functions are available to simplify attaining precise sharpness, which is especially useful when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
Built-In Wireless Connectivity
By using the Olympus Image Share app, wireless control of the E-M10 is possible through using linked iOS and Android mobile devices. The mobile device can be used to preview compositions, choose a specific AF point, and release the shutter via the intuitive app interface. Linking of mobile devices to the camera is possible through an intuitive QR Code Connect system, which displays a unique QR code on the camera's monitor which can then be recognized by a mobile device for instant linking.
Other Camera Features
  • Constructed from metal, the camera body features retro-inspired design with easily-accessible 2 x 2 dial controls for streamlined adjustment over camera settings.
  • A built-in pop-up flash is available for additional illumination and supports wireless flash control within four channels and four groups.
  • The Color Creator feature allows for adjusting hue and chroma directly in the EVF with results visible in real-time. This, coupled with an intuitive GUI, permits more finite and exacting control over the color balance of an image.
  • Fine Detail II technology automatically corrects for chromatic aberration based on the specific lens in use. Natural-appearing high-resolution quality is attained by applying intelligent sharpening techniques based on the lens' focal length and aperture value being used.
  • HDR Preview emulates the finalized look of an HDR image in the viewfinder prior to the camera processing the images together, allowing greater control and selectivity over how extended dynamic range images are taken. HDR photos are possible with up to a 12 EV-wide range of bracketed shots.
  • 12 Art Filters are available for creatively enhancing imagery and movies: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, and WaterColor. 7 Art Effects are also available: Soft Focus Effect, Pin-Hole Effect, White Edge Effect, Frame Effect, Star Light Effect, Diorama Effect, Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green).
  • Photo Story allows recording of a scene from multiple viewpoints, which are then composited into a single image using a range of pre-defined formats and themes.
  • Interval shooting permits sequential recording of 1-999 shots, with 1 second to 24 hour intervals, to easily shoot a series of consecutive photos. Furthermore, the series of images can be converted to a time-lapse movie for more simplified playback.
  • Live Bulb and Live Time modes allows you to view the progression of exposure during bulb and time exposure in real-time and a live view histogram shows how the exposure is built-up across all points of the image.
  • Live Composite Mode allows you to intuitively capture star-scapes and other long exposures in real time.
  • Multiple Exposure shooting allows for the stacking of sequential exposures within the same frame for creative results.
  • Face Detect, Face Priority, and Eye Detection allow you to select different priorities for basing focus and exposure on. Up to eight separate faces can be detected and Eye Detection allows you to select either the right or left eye to prioritize.
  • A built-in level gauge aids in creating perfectly level compositions based on the horizon and architectural elements within the scene.
  • Picture Modes: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Color Creator, and Art Filters.
  • Language support: 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, and Thai.
  • Imaging
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 15.9MP: 4608 x 3456
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: AVI, MJPEG, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo), WAV
    Bit Depth 12-bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 3-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
    1280 x 720: 30 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min
    Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 81
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 1,440,000
    Viewfinder Eye Point 20.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.15x
    Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +2 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting  LCD (1,037,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 1/4000 sec
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1 min in Bulb Mode
    Remote Control RM-UC1 (Optional)
    Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Art Filter, Bulb, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Time, Underwater
    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, Cloudy, Custom, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Sunlight, Underwater
    Burst Rate Up to 8 fps at 15.9 MP for up to 16 frames
    Up to 3.5 fps at 15.9 MP for up to 20 frames
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Fill-in
    Manual
    Off
    Red-eye Reduction
    Second-curtain Sync
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    TTL Auto
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 19.03' (5.8 m) ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 250 sec
    Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 200 sec
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL Groups: 4 Channels: 4
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Proprietary, Wireless
    Performance
    Continuous Shooting Up to 8 fps
    Self Timer 12 sec, 2 sec
    Custom: 1-30 sec at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 sec intervals
    Number of Shots: 1-10
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1x BLS-5  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 30 - 90%
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.7 x 3.2 x 1.8" / 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9 mm
    Weight 13.97 oz / 396 g with battery and memory card
    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver)
  • BLS-5 Li-Ion Battery
  • BCS-5 Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    OlympusOM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 31 reviews)

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (22)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Large clear LCD (16)
    • Great resolution (13)
    • Good in low light (10)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (6)
    • Complicated controls (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (20)
    • Family photos (18)
    • Low light (11)
    • Macro photography (9)
    • Video (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pocket Hercules

    This is one amazing piece of engineering. I used to use a Nikon D7100 for serious shooting, Fuji X-10 to carry everywhere, and an IPhone 5S in a pinch. I was looking...Read complete review

    This is one amazing piece of engineering. I used to use a Nikon D7100 for serious shooting, Fuji X-10 to carry everywhere, and an IPhone 5S in a pinch. I was looking for something more portable than the D7100 and with more creative control than the X-10. I nearly bought the Fuji X-T1 but when I learned that it was difficult to control the focus points, that was ruled out. I was hesitant to go with any micro 4/3 until the EM-10 came out. Since purchasing this I have not had the desire to use the D7100 or the X-10 and rarely use the IPhone. Below are the pros and cons. It gets four stars rather than five only because of performance in sports and action photography.

    Pros:
    1) Small size: the camera is so incredibly small yet so usable. It is actually smaller than the X-10. It's like having a miniature DSLR in your pocket. It easily fits in your coat pocket or suit jacket pocket with the power zoom lens. All the lenses are very small and can fit in your coat pocket.
    2) Design: The controls and menu system is great. I never could get use to the controls on the D7100 and the controls on the EM-10 are so intuitive and user friendly. I mainly shoot full manual and I can quickly control aperture and shutter speed with the command dials and access the ISO and white balance to control with the two command dials. It also has auto ISO in full manual which is great.
    3) Focus points: There are 81 focus points throughout the screen that are easily controlled by the directional dial. Whenever you press the direction dial it will control the direction of the focus point. Nothing else needs to be done. I know of no other camera that has this feature or that can control focus point so easily. That is reason alone to purchase this cameral for me. The D7100 had 51 focus point that were all bunched up in the center.
    4) Electronic view finder (EVF): If you have never tried an EVF, please do so. After using an EVF, I could never go back to an optical view finder (OVF). The image quality is so much better, bigger and brighter then with D7100 OVF. What you see is what you get. The exposure and white balance changes that you make are reflected in the EVF. There is no guesswork in the exposure. You rarely have to rely in the light meter. You can also play back photos in the EVF. Even in the brightest outdoor lighting you can playback the photos in the EVF.
    5) The tilting touch screen: This feature is to die for. No longer do you have to lie on the ground to get a creative shot. You flip out the touch screen and tap the screen with your finger where you want the photo focus and exposed. While I prefer to use the EVF when possible, this really comes in handy for the hard to get shots. The focus is also blazing fast.
    6) Video with image capture: DSLR's are terrible for video. The live view is awful and the autofocus is noisy. Not with camera. The focus is spot on and totally silent. Best of all, you can do completely silent image capture while recording video. No longer do you have to choose between video and photo. You can snap away during video and nail great pictures very fast.
    7) Easy access to advanced features: Custom white balance, HDR, bracketing and multiple exposure are so easy to use and much better than the D7100. It would take to long to explain each one. For custom white balance, you just point it a white sheet of patient, snap a picture and your done. You now have perfect white balance during difficult lighting.
    8) Low light performance: In my opinion this camera is superior in low light to the APS-C D7100. As far as I am concerned, it is very good up to ISO 6,400 and totally usable up to 10,000. Most reviews would disagree with me, but unless you are pixel peeping and cropping, that's been my experience.
    9) Auto focus: The singe auto focus is blazing fast and accurate.
    10) Menus system: While not necessarily intuitive, it is logical, easy to use, easy to learn and easy to access. The manual is good.
    11) Built in image stabilization: It works
    12) Lenses: Multiple great lenses to choose from. Excellent fast prime lenses. The 14 – 42 mm pancake power zoom with built in lens cap is so incredibly convenient. You have to see it to believe it.
    13) Image quality: With the prime lenses the image quality is equal to or better than the D7100. With the kit lenses the image quality is good, but not on par with the D7100 using my Tamron 28 – 75/f2.8 and 70 – 300 mm. Not a fair comparison though.
    14) JPEGS: The JPEGs are so good that you hardly need any post-processing.
    15) Manual focus peeking: I rarely use it, but it is a nice feature.
    16) Small lens diameter: Because the lenses are so small you can shoot through a chain fence at a little league baseball game.
    17) Design: I like the retro DSLR look and feel.

    Cons:
    1) Continuous auto-focus and auto-focus tracking: READ THIS CAREFULLY. This camera does not focus in the same way as a DSLR. Contrast detection is different from phase detection. This is important when it comes shooting sports or children playing. Faces do not have a lot of contrast and if you focus on a face of children playing the camera may focus on the background. This is not important with portrait photography, but with people at a distance it is a real problem. There is a way around this, though. You have to pick to smallest focus point. Go to the focus point menu. At the bottom left of the screen you can control focus point size and face detection. Select the smallest focus point size, the camera DOES NOT come set this way and you won't easily find it in the manual. Also select the large superfine JPEG (check the manual). You have to go into the menu system to do this. Most important, focus on shirts and not faces. Shirts have a lot more contrast and you will get better results.
    a. The autofocus tracking works, but is unreliable. Nowhere on par with a DSLR. Best avoid using it if possible.
    b. The continuous autofocus works pretty well, but you can't see the focus point in the screen when taking multiple shots at either 3 FPS or 8 FPS. With the D7100 the focus point were also lit up red, in the EM-10 it lights up green once and not again. The focus point is otherwise so faint you really cant see where it is. You have to just put it in the center of the screen for action and keep the subject in the center of the screen.
    c. For fast moving sports there is a noticeable delay between what you see and what is actually occurring. Keep this in mind and adjust accordingly.
    2) Sports lenses: While there are numerous lenses to choose from, not so for action photography. The only really good option is 40 – 140 Panasonic or 40 – 150 mm Olympus. They are OK, but they are inexpensive kit lenses. There is a 35 – 100 f2.8 Panasonic, but that is not enough range for me. Olympus will be coming out with 40 – 150 f2.8 later this year, which should solve this problem.
    3) Bokeh: A little less than an APS-C
    4) Does not have quiet or silent mode for photography. The shutter release is little loud, so not ideal for street photography.

    Conclusions: Amazing camera, small and convenient, great low light performance, image quality on par with a DSLR, excellent controls and functionality, attractive design, great lenses. Does not excel and sports and action photography, but is adequate.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great camera... but too small.

    I purchased the E-M10 along with the 12mm f2.0, 45mm f1.8, and 75mm f1.8 and the ECG-1 grip. After putting it through its paces for a few days, I came to the...Read complete review

    I purchased the E-M10 along with the 12mm f2.0, 45mm f1.8, and 75mm f1.8 and the ECG-1 grip. After putting it through its paces for a few days, I came to the conclusion that while I really liked the image quality and overall feature set, the camera body was simply too small for large my hands. Guess I had spent too many years getting used to a SLR-sized body. The buttons on the E-M10 seemed tiny and cramped. Accessing them was rather tedious. Even with the optional grip, I found I was holding the camera moreso in my fingers than in my hands. This proved to be a less stable way of holding it and increased image blur. And by the way, the image stabilization system in the camera worked great, it's just that it becomes less effective as camera movement increases. For persons with smaller hands and shorter fingers, these size issues may not prove to be an obstacle. So, I returned the E-M10 body and grip and ordered the E-M1 body and HLD-7 battery grip, hoping that its larger body would make handling more comfortable. But alas, although it was definitely larger and more comfortable to hold, my hands still engulfed it. Sadly, I ended up having to return the entire system.For now, I'll continue with my 4/3 system (E-5 with assorted lenses). After several years of constant use, it still performs great. While others may consider a DSLR to be a relatively large/heavy, I personally like the size and heft when compared to these two smaller M4/3 units.

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    5.0

    Great Camera

    By KimG

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

        Just the right size and great quality camera.

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        4.0

        Fast autofocus, fun camera

        By Noah the boa constrictor

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

          Pros:
          -Fast autofocus
          -great knobs to adjust manual exposure
          -great thumb grip
          -beautiful pictures

          Cons:
          -viewfinder isn't high resolution
          -sensor isn't as big as competitors

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          5.0

          Fun camera

          By Gege

          from Wilmette, IL

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

          I love my new Olympus. It is small, has great image quality, and the price was just right.

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          5.0

          Very nice camera

          By Tal

          from USA

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

          Will function as a em1 backup.

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          4.0

          Nice little package.

          By Dragonhunter

          from Yonkers, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

          Easy to use.
          Not as small as some people say.
          Like the layout of the controls.
          Lots of features.
          Good value for the money.
          I give it 4 1/2 stars.
          Battery life not great.

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          5.0

          I love this camera

          By Donna

          from Venice fl

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

          This is such a great camera, light in weight and sharp in focus and function.

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          5.0

          Phenomenal

          By MDP

          from Nashua, NH

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

          I have been a Canon shooter - 5D Mk II, long and short zooms at f/2.8, and when you add a 580 ex II flash with the 70-200 lens, you get tired really quickly with all this weight. This camera body is incredible for how light weight it is and how much it can do. I've become a fan of an EVF - you see what you're going to get. I bought this camera along with the 12-40 f/28 PRO Olympus lens, and the combination is incredible. I'm going to be shooting an event next week with this camera + lens for the short zoom range, and my 5D Mk II + Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L for the long zoom range - and I'm already dreading having to lug around the Canon equipment!

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          5.0

          Low Bulk High Quality

          By kentuckypete

          from Ireland

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

            Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

            I was getting tired of lugging my old Nikon D300 on days out hiking or general walking and wanted a camera that was small, lightweight but that still delivered full control and high quality when needed.

            The M-10 is great on the go - easy to use and very intuitive to get to know. Because my wife and kids want to take the odd picture the Auto setting works well for them. I also paired the camera with an Olympus 14-42 digital auto zoom lens for ease of use. This had the added benefit of removing close to an inch in camera depth which makes all the easier to carry or stow

            The conservative in me prefers the pure optical view through the viewfinder.The EM-10 gives a video view) but the instant rendering of changes to shutter speed or aperture is a plus in this mode

            The wifi feature is excellent - while on a three-week trip I was able to easily back up the camera to my iPad.

            It's great to have an integrated flash on an Olympus camera this size. Howwever, the power and performance of the flash is not fantastic. In fairness I have not tried this out comprehensively yet - this is a first impression.

            Nice little touch-screen on the back too - allowing easy scrolling, setting of options and flicking though the photos already taken. One tiny gripe is that given all the hard work and design to put in a touchscreen, it's a pity that Olympus forces the user to use a standard grading scale on the side of the screen to enlarge / reduce the view. Surely the standard "finger and thumb" method in use on tablets and phones would have been a better fit.

            For the aesthetic, the camera looks great. My father always had Olympus and Leica cameras and I immediately responded to the retro look and feel of the silver / black model

            In summary, top value and quality in a small, lightweight compact format. Buy one and it will put the fun back into photography for you

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            5.0

            A Great Camera And NOT Too Small!

            By McFern

            from Faith, NC

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

                  I bought this camera for my wife because of the impression made by my EM-1. She wanted something small to carry with excellent quality for weddings and other events. I also purchased the 14-42 EZ and the auto lens cap and together they are the perfect pocketbook, or jacket pocket, combo. Im not going to hash over the great things about this camera but will address some misconceptions.

                  TOO SMALL. Perspective changes the view. In 1976, the Pentax ME set the new standard for 35mm cameras with its size. It was 1/2 inch wider, the same height and depth, and 2 ounces heavier than this camera! AND, an 80~200 zoom weighed a pound and a half. In comparison, the m14~150 weighs about 10 ounces. Really!?! Too Small!?! AND, cameras then came with no grip. My hands have a 10 1/4 inch span, 3 3/4 inch long index finger, 3 7/8 inch width at the palm knuckles, and size 14 ring finger. Anyway you look at it, I have big hands. I have no difficulty holding or stabilizing this camera regardless of the lens used. Some folks may WANT a larger camera, but they don't NEED a larger camera for size alone. If you want a chair seat with a lens, then you won't like this camera; However, if you want a small camera, this is one of the best. It is NOT only for girls and guys with under endowed T Rex hands.

                  BATTERY life TOO short because it's so small. The battery for this camera is essentially the same as the battery for the E-620 DSLR. The difference? Electronic view finder! How long would your DSLR battery last if you left it on live view for a while? Same thing here. There is a need for new procedures. Turning off the camera when not in use is necessary for good battery life, or, keep a pocket full of fresh batteries. Also, when you can't turn off the camera for awhile, take the camera away from your eye with viewfinder facing up so the EVF will cut off. But even with this, all these goodies use juice so buy extra batteries and plan to charge. BUT, the EVF is soooo nice, it's worth it. I'm getting old and it is so nice to actually be able to see things in the bright vivid view finder. I hated the first EVFs that came out because they gave me a head ache, but the new ones are magnificent. A view finder of this quality was once impossible at this price.

                  SLOW FOCUS. This camera is on par with other entry level cameras. It is even acceptable with regular 4/3 lenses if your shooting waterfalls, buildings, portraits or other slow moving items. This is a fine camera for wedding or toddler type action if using m4/3 lenses. I have always set up my AF to the center spot, focused, recomposed, then fired the shutter. This procedures works well with this camera as well. Also, with toddlers, I just use a wider view and crop later as there is is plenty of IQ for that. AND, remember that the AF is more sensitive to vertical lines so learn to look for them.

                  If I had bought this camera for me, it would see more walking around than the EM-1. It is that neat. I might 'need' one anyway. Anyhoo, don't be afraid to buy this camera if it suits your needs and wallet.

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                  5.0

                  A Truly Modern Tool

                  By Markus

                  from Las Vegas,NV

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Convenient
                  • Fun
                  • Powerful
                  • Serious Tool

                  Cons

                  • Owner's Manual

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

                  Although I do not really think of a camera independent of the lenses available to mount on it, the B&H review format asks for separate paragraphs. The E-M10 is my twelfth camera, seventh digital. The favorite camera of my youth was an OM-1. The OM-D cameras look a bit like their namesakes, but appearance had nothing to do with my purchase. The manner of use and implementation is so entirely different that OM-D is respectfully nostalgic. Although the camera is small, size was not a consideration either. Most important of all, I wanted a great sensor with deep ISO out to 3200 and a selection of fast prime lenses to mount. I wanted snappy auto-focus, and a range of convenient controls. A decent viewfinder was also a basic requirement this time around. I knew I would get a punchy JPEG engine in the deal. The reason I waited was the late arrival of chroma correction in the firmware. Why not an entry-level Nikon or Canon? I almost bit on the bait for a D-5100, but the lenses offered, same true of Canon, have the focus element rotating out front, a shortcut the masses would fail to notice. I liked the attention Olympus gave to the built-in image stabilizers and the fact that the mZuiko lens group was new and purpose built, not borrowed or adapted from a former line-up. Let's see, I had 28, 35, and 50mm primes, and a 75-150mm zoom. The odd crop factors on the APS-C cameras only gave approximate equivalences, not that they were far off, but the warmed over "here use this" pitch was not the same as "we made this one for you." I have only had the camera for two weeks and I am absolutely delighted with the pictures it produces. It's all about pictures. Always will be. If I worried that I may have preferred the larger viewfinder on the E-M1, I do NOT find myself looking at the surface of the E-M10 screen, but through it, without distraction. The bigger one is better, but this one is very good. Editorial: Insofar as WYSIWYG is an acronym for a device that provides reflexive function, I do not consider this camera as an occupant of a different category. Everything is D nowadays, drop the D. For viewfinding, how about SLR-O for optical, and SLR-E for electronic? Five letters is one too many.

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                  4.0

                  A good small camera

                  By james0075

                  from Greenville, SC

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel

                  Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

                  I have an EM1 with 3 lenses, so, would like to buy one more body for convenience. EM10 technical data is quite similar to EM1, also has a very attractive price, so just grab one.

                  In general, it is good, worth to take it, but several areas could not compete with EM1,
                  - A little bit slip to hold.
                  - EVF is not the same good as EM1's.
                  - Battery life.
                  - Focusing capability, especially for driving 75-300II.

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                  5.0

                  amazing camera!!!

                  By Shaya J

                  from Monroe, NY

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

                    a amazing camera for a good price
                    the camera is light and the pictures are amazingly shorp

                    i bought it togather with the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Lens

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                    5.0

                    Hits the sweet spot

                    By prymsnap

                    from Glenview, IL

                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

                        For more serious work: add the 12-40 Zuiko zoom and the optional grip. For an amazing pocketability: take off the grip and add a pancake zoom or prime. For my needs this hits the sweet spot between weight, output quality and price.

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                        4.0

                        Switched from Nikon DX format

                        By MountainEars

                        from Georgetown, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

                          Giving 4 stars for now, only because I haven't had the camera for a long period of time to really establish a rating. I recently sold all of my Nikon gear (D200 and lenses) to switch to the MFT format camera and went with this camera. The changeover has not been difficult, I was up and running pretty quickly. I'm pretty happy with the lens options available, including fast lenses (f/2.8 zooms). The low light capabilities are great and having access to some of the more modern capabilities like wifi / iphone integration is really handy. Image quality is far superior to what I was getting with my D200. Of course moving to a newer Nikon would have netted the same thing but one of my primary goals was to reduce my gear size / weight. I'm a casual photographer and I found that I was not using my Nikon at all lately, it was time to move on. One of the reasons I found where I was not using it is because of its size, was just not easy to lug all the stuff around. I now have everything I need in a much smaller, lighter package but still have the capabilities and more that I had previously. The real proof over time will be if I actually go pick it up and use it more now, that remains to be seen.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Upgrade from Prior Generation

                          By RaRund

                          from Cleveland, OH

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

                            This replaced an E-PL2 that I used for almost 3 years with very pleasing results. I have seen noticeable gains in dynamic range and image quality, including much better noise reduction, from the newer generation sensor and Olympus' latest jpeg engine (I shoot mostly JPEG). This has lead to a much reduced need for post-processing to get the results I want. I am getting sharp, nicely rendered images with all of my primes (Panny 20, Oly 45 and Oly 60 macro) and my Oly 40-150 telephoto. The handling of the E-M10 is also much improved over the E-PL2. Having the integrated viewfinder was something I missed after I switched over from cropped sensor DSLR to m4/3, but the really impressive handling gains come from the plentiful direct control (dials and buttons) offered by the E-M10. The need to menu dive between shots has been greatly reduced. While not the top of the line OMD or even of the latest m4/3 cameras, anyone looking to upgrade from an earlier generation m4/3 camera won't go wrong by choosing the E-M10. I did add the optional grip in order to make handling of the camera easier.

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                            4.0

                            E-M10 Review

                            By Toby01

                            from El Sobrante, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Lots Of Customization Opt
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • Auto Iso Doesn't Work In
                            • Complicated Controls
                            • No Auto Iso In M Mode

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel
                            • Wandering Around

                            Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

                            Works really well as a 'carry with you all the time' camera. The light weight and small size are what I bought it for and this little Oly delivers. Picture quality is not quite as good as from my Nikon D7100, but it's not far behind.

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                            5.0

                            Great little camera

                            By Daveinamblerpa

                            from Ambler pa

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

                              Hi,
                              I use this camera for travel photography. I really enjoy having a small light camera that takes high quality photos. It is very similar to my em5 but smaller and has better image processing. It also fixes some of the design flaws that the em5 has . On the em10 it is easy to review pics in the evf as well as the lcd unlike the em5. I would caution people with big hands that this may not be
                              for them. Non Olympus users may find the menu too complicated.

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                              4.0

                              Great Little Camera

                              By reflections design

                              from Millersburg, IN

                              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Resolution
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

                              This is a great camera. I was surprised how solid it felt when it came. I was expecting it to feel like a cheap Panasonic g6. This camera's build quality is much higher end than my Panasonic G6.

                              The colors & noise look great out of the camera and autofocus is fast & accurate. Menu is a little confusing but after a week I've gotten use to it.

                              Autofocus tracking isn't that great but for portraits & landscapes it's great.

                              So far I'm very impress with the camera. I purchased it to replace my canon 60D & 24-105L. I love that this camera even with the grip & 12-40mm lens on is still quite a bit lighter than my canon setup.

                              The 2 downsides I see are:
                              1. continues autofocus isn't that great, but I knew that buying the camera
                              2. battery life is short, so I'll just have to invest in a few batteries. I'm use to getting 900 + pictures out of my canon battery.

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                              5.0

                              Nice features in small package

                              By Mike

                              from Mountain View, CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black):

                                Upgrading from a point and shoot, E-M10 is a nice surprise. It's extremely fast from fps as well as fast AF. Pictures are crisp and accurate.

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                                4.0

                                Great things do come in small packages!

                                By pete

                                from cincinnati ohio

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                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Resolution
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver):

                                  I would have given this camera 5 stars but have only been using it for two weeks. I love the high tech and feel. Pictures have been sharp with great color. I'm still in the process of going page by page thru the manual(full). Like to hike and with three lenses and camera it still weighs a lot less then my nikon d7000 with two lenses. Another distinct advantage is the affordability of a wide variety of lenses. I am an advanced amateur and take a broad variety of photos from landscapes to macro flowers, odds and ends and grandkids. I personally think the m4/3 rds is the wave of the future.

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