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OlympusOM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
 
4.4

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90%

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Pros

  • Compact (18)
  • Large clear LCD (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Great resolution (11)
  • Fast shutter speed (9)

Cons

  • Short battery life (5)
  • Complicated controls (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (16)
  • Family photos (15)
  • Low light (8)
  • Macro photography (8)
  • Video (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (4)
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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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4.0

A good small camera

By james0075

from Greenville, SC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

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

Verified Buyer
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

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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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

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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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

            Verified Buyer

            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

              Verified Buyer

              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

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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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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                  5.0

                  Olympus E OM 10

                  By Gert

                  from Bethesda, MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Complicated Controls
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  It took some time for me to read and understand the manual and to set the camera for the way I expect to use it. I took a few test pictures and they looked good. I like the compactnes and weight because I never want to carry anything heavier then this camera. Therefore I like the compact EZ zoom lens and, so far I don't plan to buy anything else.

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                  2.0

                  Great camera... but too small.

                  By Frank

                  from Oxford, Alabama

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Auto-focus
                  • Great Primes Available

                  Cons

                  • Handling Ergonomics

                  Best Uses

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

                    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

                    Excellent Body; Quality Sensor

                    By MNphotog

                    from MN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

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

                      I was both surprised and pleased at the DR of the sensor and overall IQ of the camera which is as good or better than my DX DSLR at far reduced weight. Put a quality lens (12-40) on the M10 and there is little that it can't do in general photography. Neat camera.

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                      4.0

                      Pocket Hercules

                      By Neutral Grey

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        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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                        4.0

                        Great Second m4/3 Body

                        By Roc889

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Excellent Image quality
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Battery Life
                        • Great image stabilization
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Complicated Controls

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel

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

                        There are tons of settings in the menus (intimidating) but in my experience what I found that impacted my choices most were:

                        The Negatives
                        • POOR built-in grip, terrible for long lenses
                        • Cramped crowded layout of buttons surrounding shutter release (I have med-to-small size hands and I found the layout really cramped)
                        • nice compact grip for very short small lenses
                        • NOT ENOUGH Fn buttons (only two if you want to retain Video Record button) for AF Lock, +/- Exp. Comp., Magnify, ISO, Depth-of-Field preview, White Balance, etc.
                        • Small viewfinder image (when compared to E-M1 or Sony NEX-7)
                        • EVF only 1.4mil dots (okay for AF but a bit rough for manual focus)
                        • Peaking does NOT include RED or Yellow (only White or Black)

                        The Positives
                        • excellent image quality
                        • very compact and light body
                        • bright and sharp LCD
                        • Excellent two main-dials design
                        • Fast AF
                        • great bokeh with f 1.8 lenses (including the 45mm f 1.8)
                        • excellent image-stabilization (but with manual lens zooms you must enter the focal length to be stabilized EACH TIME YOU CHANGE ZOOM length because info is NOT being transmitted automatically)
                        • excellent Magnified view options
                        • responsive touch screen (allows magnified manual focus, shutter release, and magnified review of shots taken)
                        • small AF lenses
                        • MySet reprograms any of the PASM modes to your preconfigured settings

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                        5.0

                        Great replacement for my DSLR

                        By LeanK.

                        from Campo Grande, Brazil

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Image Stabilization
                        • 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):

                          I bought this camera to replace an old Canon 40D and I'm very happy with it, it has a lot of features, some great ones and some not so great and it takes sometime getting it exactly the way you want it, it's a highly customizable camera. The main reason I went to Micro 4/3 from a DSLR was the size and weight of the camera and lenses. I bought the Em10 and 4 lenses and it all fits in a small camera bag that would only fit one DSLR, a zoom lens and a few acessories. And image quality wise, i'm very happy with the results, specially paired with good glass like the 45mm and 17mm 1.8Image Stabilization works really well with any lens you attach to the body.One thing i noticed is that with metal mount lenses, it was very hard to fit 'em to the body at first, it took some time till the mounts sort of broke in. Battery life is kinda low comparing to a DSLR but that's a sacrifice for going to a smaller body. Also, sometimes the playback button will take a couple of presses to engage and its annoying but it might be the way i press it though.Don't wanna write a huge review so I just wanna say I'm very pleased with the camera and the micro 4/3 system so far.

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                          5.0

                          Another nice OM-D member

                          By Jay

                          from Fremont CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Battery Life
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Resolution
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            WiFi works perfectly with smartphone.

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                            5.0

                            Terrific DSLR Replacement

                            By Mitch W.

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Resolution
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • 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, Black):

                            I was looking for something smaller and lighter to replace my Nikon D7000 and several lenses. I found that I was using the Nikon less and less and needed a capable lighter weight camera. The Olympus OM-D EM-10 fit the bill. It is a wonderful camera to use. I bought the external grip accessory and this made the camera very comfortable to hold. The camera has a very useful touchscreen that allows you to set menu items quickly and easily. Talking about the menu. The EM-10 is extremely customizable and even thought the menu is extensive, it is not hard to learn. There are so many art filters that you can produce many creative picture effects. The EVF is very bright and displays all the necessary information you need. The pop up flash is a great feature as well. I love the ergonomics of the Olympus and highly recommend it.

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                            2.0

                            Does not replace a DSLR

                            By futureHistory

                            from Willimantic, CT

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • Poor in Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

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

                            I own the Olympus EP-1, have had for several years and travelled with it frequently. I wanted something with a viewfinder and more DSLR like features that could be an upgrade, and allow me to leave my larger camera at home more often.
                            Unfortunately, this camera doesn't do it.
                            On occasion, the image quality can be very very good - approaching my DSLR. The problem is it doesn't do so easily or consistently. Where I can pick up my DSLR and expect a high level of success - that is not true with this camera. Difficult to pin down exactly why, though I suspect it's a little bit of a lot of things. The small size is a bonus for carrying, not for shooting. The viewfinder is OK, and I mean just OK. It is not an actual image, but a LCD representation of what you're looking at, useful in bright light where a screen would be nearly impossible to use, and inaccurate in low light, where it doesn't represent the scene accurately. Also, I do not like the way the lenses mount and unmount, it is needlessly stiff and makes me feel like I'm going to break something.
                            As much as I wanted to try and replace my DSLR - this is not the camera that does it for me.

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                            5.0

                            An absolute gem!

                            By Bobleaux

                            from Cupertino, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I originally bought the E-M10 so that I could get the bundled lens discounts. I never expected that I would love this camera more than my Olympus E-M1. It's so tiny and easy to carry into places where I would normally leave the E-M1 at home because of the size. The image quality is equal to the E-M1 from what I can tell after using it for a few weeks. I will probably end up using it more than my E-M1 because of the portability.

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