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

(based on 25 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Large clear LCD (10)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
  • Good image quality (9)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (15)
  • Family photos (12)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Low light (6)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (13), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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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

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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

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    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

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    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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              • Yes

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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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                5.0

                Wonderful and easy to use

                By ResearchInIndia

                from India

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Great colors, wonderful for amateur or slightly experienced user. I am using mine while doing research in India, so am trying to learn at the same time as I use it. This camera is great for this. I am extremely satisfied with this purchase.

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                      4.0

                      Built like a tank shoots like an angel

                      By The Beginner

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            After years and years (and years) of thinking about getting into photography, I finally took the plunge last week. Did a lot of research, walked in and out of B&H empty handed about 15 times, talked everyones' ear off and I finally landed on this beauty and I couldn't be happier.

                            Since this is my first camera of this quality, keep in mind that I don't have much to compare it to since I'm not used to any sort of setup or eco-system. Before purchasing this camera, I was told the menu system is confusing but to be honest, I wouldn't have known the difference anyway. So that's where I am. But since everyone loves bullet points (I do):

                            Loves:

                            • Touch screen is amazing. I can switch the focus in a picture with a simple touch.

                            • Feels amazing in the hand. I held a few models of this type as well and they all felt pretty flimsy by comparison.

                            • Really easy to use. I'm not expert obviously but this camera seems scalable to the user. Meaning someone who knows what they're doing can get a lot out of it while an amateur can jump in with out feeling intimidated.

                            Hates:

                            • None so far. The EVF could be better.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            I would buy this product again.

                            By ed

                            from Newport, VT

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Metering

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

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

                            I will use this camera for my enjoyment.

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                            4.0

                            Great!

                            By Deanie

                            from South Africa

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Menu System - Complicated

                            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):

                            The size/weight is exactly what I am looking for. Will comment further once I have used it more thoroughly.

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                            5.0

                            Great Little Camera

                            By Nick

                            from Georgia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscapes
                              • Pets
                              • Travel

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

                              First, I like the retro feel of this camera. All metal, solid and well made. Electronic viewfinder very clear and sure comes in handy when very bright out. Control dials are easy to get to and use. Picture quality is just as good as any DSLR. Compact and easy to carry around.

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                              3.0

                              Olympus OM-D E-M10

                              By Charlie

                              from Metro NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Complicated Controls
                              • Limited Zoom

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Travel

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

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

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