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OlympusOM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Large clear LCD (14)
  • Fast shutter speed (10)
  • Great resolution (10)

Cons

  • Short battery life (8)
  • Complicated controls (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (20)
  • Family photos (16)
  • Low light (10)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Wildlife (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (3)

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Just amazing!

Very happy with M-10 Did research for a long time, then I went to B&H (best and biggest photo shop in the world!, I could spend days in that place,...Read complete review

Very happy with M-10 Did research for a long time, then I went to B&H (best and biggest photo shop in the world!, I could spend days in that place, just amazing shop, great people!!!!) I bought with grip, it is a must, I have small hands but this makes it much more comfortable to hold. Bought it with kit lens, 75-300 and Sigma 30mm. It won't replace my Nikon D-800 but whenever I travel this is the way to go.

Don't think twice about it. JUS BUY IT. WONT REGRET!!!!!!!

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

well priced with kit lens, fast focus, nice family camera

well priced with kit lens, fast focus, nice family camera

Reviewed by 31 customers

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5.0

First impressions

By Jack

from Pennsylvania

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black):

    The learning curve is a little tedious partly because the camera can do so many functions.
    Beyond the learning curve, the quality is tremendous! I have 3 lenses. I was looking for small/compact with good quality and speed.
    This does it all for my purposes.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great camera!

    By Dave

    from Fairbanks, Alaska

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black):

    Great camera! Does everything, and more compared to the larger DSLR's. I like how light it is, and its compactness. I also like the range of lenses Olympus offers.

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    4.0

    Excellent travel camera

    By sandraramos

    from austin, tx

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

    Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black):

    Shooting with a Nikon DSLR most of the time, I thought it would be difficult to get a second camera system for travel. The OM-D E-M10 is a 1/3 of the size of my D610, but is a great addition to my photographic arsenal.It's compact size allows for easy packing. But I've been really impressed with the quality of photos and ease of use. I'm not one to use all the fancy in-camera art settings, but they are some interesting options which seems easy to use.The wi-fi connectivity to devices is nice, but is a bit confusing to use. Battery life seems a bit short.

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    great camera for price and features

    By paragasd

    from brooklyn

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black):

      love this camera. paired with an olympus 25mm 1.8 lens. fast focusing great design compact body.

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      5.0

      Olympus e-m10 with rk2 lens

      By Phil

      from Evansville, IN.

      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
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

        The camera is well made, works real well and it's veey easy to use. Leaning the menu and setup was something that took me a few days to understand how to operate. Once it's undterstood, the menu is easy to use. It has a 2 great manual focus modes which I think is very necessary with any contrast focus camera. Overall I think it is exactly the camera for me because it's quick and easy to make adjustments.

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        4.0

        Awesome, Baby

        By Blue Heron

        from Sarasota,FL.

        Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

        Unbelievable what can be done with this little gem. Have done nature photography as well as family Christmas photos. Have done lots of candids with and without the flash. Both are good. Flash seems a little underpowered but still good. Shot nature photos to experiment and have been impressed. Used the 40-150 for most of those shots but also used 14-42. I like the ability to control imaging, just like with a full size DSLR. After a back injury, I was able to carry this rather than my full size Nikon system and still get some great shots. The weaknesses include a relatively short battery life so get an extra one. The battery charging cycle is long- 3.5 hours. Also the charger needs a cord wich is too bulky compared to the petite size of the system.

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        4.0

        A good little camera for everyday use

        By GeekKitty

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

        I purchased this camera intending to supplement a heavy Nikon D7000. After about two weeks of daily use, I'm impressed. It's small and light. I tend to keep a 25mm prime (50mm 35mm equivalent) on it, and with that lens it's a fast little shooter.I'm not thrilled with the menu system. It's confusing, and difficult to navigate. I'm still learning how to use the option of setting personal preferences.I'm not thrilled with the on board flash. It's small, it's very close to the lens (as is typical). It's slow to recycle.I can't find anything to complain about when it comes to the photos it lets me make. My typical subject is my family, and street shooting in NYC. It's more than capable of shooting in those situations.

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        5.0

        Great Little Camera!

        By Louis

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

          So, I'll start with the fact I am pretty new to photography - maybe a year or so..I'd been shooting with an Fujifilm X20 previously and this was my upgrade into a more "pro" world. I've had it for a couple weeks now and it's great! The physical makeup of the thing is great, unlike some compact systems - they put the various manual setting wheels in great places that you can reach with your thumbs and stuff on the top, unlike X20 which was all on the backside.I read lots of reviews of a confusing menu system, and it's not that bad.. I mainly do outdoor photography and street - so the small size is great. And for it's size, it makes lovely pictures. The moveable rear LCD is a good feature but I haven't really used it yet..Lens seem a bit expensive, but what can you do? The kit lens is great, but I'm thinking of getting a f1.8 25mm prime soon..Not so good..? I guess like any compact system, it can mean your struggling to find comfortable hand space when holding - but a $ 'grip' that seems easily available would answer that problem.My favourite thing so far - interestingly - is both the LCD viewfinder with all your exposure settings on there as you're shooting - but mainly, on that screen (and back LCD) is an exposure +/- rating.. So as your shooting manual, you can look at a numerical 'rating' of your exposure settings with 0 being ideal, and then under and over exposed being demonstrated up to a +/- 3.. This is great for me as I am trying to learn, but then am lazy and default to the priority settings because I found that trying to get the right exposure combo settings just took me forever in the first place - then the shot was gone.All in all - it's a great camera for most uses, extremely portable, and great quality for that portability.. It rained yesterday so I kinda envy the EM-5's weather proofing, but other than that.. 10/10 would recommend.

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          4.0

          Keepig it classy!

          By Babbles

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls
          • Poor in Low Light
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

          Casual photographer here. Best uses: Family photos, scenery, travel, lots of light. Worst uses: Action, video, low light. I downsized from a D60 for something smaller, plus I wanted to try out the mirrorless cameras. I love how small and compact it is. I love that there are 5x more lense options than the Sony? alternative. I love that it has a view finder--even if digital. I wish focus was faster (minus half a star) and I wish battery life was longer (minus half a star). The camera is REALLY fun to use and it has a great classy design to make you feel nice as you carry it around.

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          5.0

          Quite the Mighty Mini

          By wildravens

          from New England

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

          My plan was to downsize from a Nikon with big lens because the weight was just too much. I was directed to the Olympus Four Thirds by a friend and I am not disappointed. Light weight, easy to use and capable of quality images.I will not return to a larger camera after enjoying the convenience and size of this one. I will be adding more lens to the arsenal but for now am content with the 14-42 kits lens. Buy an extra battery but that is a small inconvenience compared to what this camera can do.

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          5.0

          Little Powerhouse

          By Suntouched

          from Sierra Vista AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

            Bottom Line: This does all that I required at the price I wanted to pay.
            I purchased this to use while on the move- hiking, biking, traveling, street photography. While I love my Nikon D 610 camera I don't like the weight of the lenses I own. The Olympus was not meant to be a replacement for the Nikon so perhaps my criteria is less stringent than some.
            The good- EVF, excellent picture quality, sharp pictures, touch screen controls including focus, RAW format, on camera flash for use as commander, 16.1 MP, size, weight, choice of lenses, live histogram, bright LCD- ability to use in sunlight, in camera stability, RAW format is supported in Photoshop CC. Expect a sharp learning curve but when it's all set up it is user friendly. This is a grab and go camera and fun to use.
            Not so good- not weather sealed but I accepted that going in, user manual while detailed is not organized to my liking and must be downloaded/printed. Would suggest purchasing extra battery and hand grip.
            This camera has not disappointed.

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            5.0

            Love this camera

            By kly

            from San Francisco

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

                I bought this camera to take photos on a vacation and to photograph jewelry. It's easy to use, compact and takes awesome photos.

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                5.0

                Happy so far

                By Kaphinga

                from Atlanta

                Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

                I must confess that for the first thirty minutes I thought had made a serious mistake getting this camera. The settings and menus were completely inscrutable in the beginning, and the manual was not much help. Soon, however, I began to figure it out. Once I got the myriad of options set to my liking, I found that I really love the camera. The ergonomics are good for my small hands, and I am extremely happy with the image quality. I have almost the same capability as with my dSLR but without the weight.

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                5.0

                Great Micro 4/3 Camera

                By Dennis

                from Sparks, NV

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black):

                I am so far very impressed with this camera. Great image quality and fast auto focus. Would highly recommend getting the optional bracket if you have large hands.

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                5.0

                Love it!

                By MGB

                from Gaithersburg, MD

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

                I'm still learning how to use all of the available functions but have been shooting with it for over a week now and Love it! I love the (old school) look the feel, the small body loaded with tons of features.

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                5.0

                Great camera

                By Maria

                from Washington dc

                Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black):

                I found this camera just great. The picture quality is excellent, and compared to other mirrorless cameras I've used it is much faster. Great performance and design, highly recommended for street photography.

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                5.0

                OM -D E-M10

                By Doc

                from Steilacoom

                Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black):

                Great camera. All I hoped for!

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                5.0

                Just amazing!

                By divel52

                from Bogotá - Colombia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Quiet
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

                    Very happy with M-10 Did research for a long time, then I went to B&H (best and biggest photo shop in the world!, I could spend days in that place, just amazing shop, great people!!!!) I bought with grip, it is a must, I have small hands but this makes it much more comfortable to hold. Bought it with kit lens, 75-300 and Sigma 30mm. It won't replace my Nikon D-800 but whenever I travel this is the way to go.

                    Don't think twice about it. JUS BUY IT. WONT REGRET!!!!!!!

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                    4.0

                    Small Camera with Big Capabilities

                    By ddebiasio

                    from Rivervale, NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Stabilization

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver):

                    This camera has been great since day one. I chose to purchase a mirror less camera to travel with. I usually use a Nikon D-300 so I did not want to loose the ability to use my camera on fully manual and still have a view finder.

                    The camera takes great photographs that can be expanded up to 11x14 without any noticeable difference from the D-300.

                    The size along makes this camera worth while. It does have a little bit of a learning curve, but if you are familiar with DSLR cameras this shouldn't be too big a challenge.

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                    5.0

                    I am sold!

                    By Dave

                    from Taos, NM

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Street photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black):

                      I consider myself a hobbyist. I have taken a few courses and have had the Canon G9, t2i and 70D. The 70D is a great camera, but it is too big to carry all the time. The OM-D E-M10 feels like it is a third of the size but has all the functionality.
                      I can take it on the street and not feel conspicuous. I find it very easy to shoot in manual with both shutter and aperture controls on the top. Aperture priority is easy too. The back top dial controls Aperture, the front Exposure Compensation.
                      You can research all the features, but if you are considering moving up from a point and shoot, I would recommend this camera over a DSLR. You can get a complete kit for much less money.

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