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

(based on 29 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Compact (13)
  • Large clear LCD (13)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
  • Fast shutter speed (9)

Cons

  • Short battery life (7)
  • Complicated controls (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Family photos (14)
  • Low light (9)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), 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

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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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5.0

great camera for price and features

By paragasd

from brooklyn

About Me Pro Photographer

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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

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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

        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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                    5.0

                    Wonderful and easy to use

                    By ResearchInIndia

                    from India

                    Verified Buyer

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                      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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