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OlympusOM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
 
4.6

(based on 58 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (44)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Large clear LCD (32)
  • Great resolution (26)
  • Fast shutter speed (20)

Cons

  • Short battery life (10)
  • Complicated controls (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (40)
  • Family photos (35)
  • Low light (21)
  • Macro photography (16)
  • Wildlife (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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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 optics but far too fragile

I bought two copies of this camera to replace my Nikon d7000+ telephoto. It gives excellent results for bird photography with the Olympus 75-300 lens and even better with the Panasonic...Read complete review

I bought two copies of this camera to replace my Nikon d7000+ telephoto. It gives excellent results for bird photography with the Olympus 75-300 lens and even better with the Panasonic 100-300: it's almost as good as a DSLR and much lighter.

BUT that configuration turns out to be far to fragile if you are hiking to find wildlife with the camera slung over your shoulder. I had two problems:

-- The door to the battery compartment is badly engineered so that it comes open and even detaches. After recovering the door twice I finally lost one somewhere on the tundra in Norway. Thereafter, for my other camera, I put a rubber band around the body to secure the door. I recommend doing that if you insist on using this camera in the field.

--Much worse is the fact that with a telephoto attached, the torque on the flimsy camera body will jam the shutter as the result of the slightest jarring - inevitable when you are hiking on rough ground. At the end of our Norway trip we had two jammed shutters. By the way, eight years of similar hiking with Nikons has never led to a problem.

So, very reluctantly, I am going to sell my EM-10's. If you go on expeditions where you rely on the camera and are far from repair shops, don't trust this camera if you use a telephoto. For more conventional use, it's fine.

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5.0

Finally found the perfect camera to take on hikes

By spelunker

from Kerrville, TX

Verified Buyer

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

I own a Canon t3i with an 18-135 lens that I have had for several years. I do a lot of hiking and while I like the Canon, it was just too large and heavy for taking on long treks. My first attempt at finding a suitable hiking camera was a Panasonic dmczs50 full featured "Point and Shoot" camera. It's a great little camera, but did not have the versatility and ease of access to camera functions that I wanted. One of the important things missing was a tilting LCD screen. My second try was the Panasonic dmc-fz200 "bridge" camera which feels and acts a bit more like a dslr. It did have a hot shoe and tilting lcd screen which were improvements over the dmczs50. I realized however, that I really didn't like having the power zoom that is on both of these cameras. Finally decided to look at smaller dslr such as the Canon SL1. I liked everything I saw about the SL1 and was ready to hit the "place order" button on the B & H screen when I decided to go back and view the specs one more time. When I did I discovered that the SL1 didn't have a tilting LCD screen, and that was a deal breaker. It was then that I started looking at mirrorless 4/3 cameras. My wife owned an old Olympus point and shoot for years and we had both been blown away by the beautiful pictures it took, so I decided to look at the Olympus line of mirrorless cameras. Long story shorter, I liked the specs on the OM-S E-M10. It have everything I was looking for at at a very reasonable price. What cemented the deal was Olympus had a 14-150 mm f:4-5.6 zoom lens also available at a reasonable price. I've had the new camera and lens now for a couple of weeks and I am totally thrilled with both. The camera and lens is about 2/3 the size and 1/2 the weight of my Canon t3i w/ 18 -135mm lens. The camera has lots of dials and buttons lessening the need to dive into menus, and has a touchscreen lcd that allows access other functions. The zoom works smoothly and has no lens creep. Great for my hikes and love the pics !!!

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4.0

Good for the money

By Antonio

from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • In Body Is
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Horrible Menus
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Travel

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

It's a nice camera with many features packed in a small body. Sometimes too small.

The Battery life is not great, so be prepared to have a spare one. The EVF is so-so. It's pretty much the same of my old Panasonic G2.

The image quality is very nice and it works well up to ISO 1600. The anti-shake IS is effective and a welcome feature.

For me the most annoying thing is about the menu system. It's the clumsiest and most horrible I've ever seen in my life. It's very confusing with nonsense icons. Olympus needs to learn with Panasonic, Canon and Fuji.

Using it for more than one year and still not sure if it's better than my old Panasonic G2.

For my taste the Panasonic GX7 and G4 are much better.

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5.0

A small but comfortable camera

By Rocklandken

from Rockland, MA

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

    A wonderful little camera. Even though the camera is small my largish hands it feels just right. The image quality is great.

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    5.0

    A lot of camera for a small price

    By Josh

    from Houston

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution

    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):

      My other camera is a 5D MK2 full frame. My wife and I call it the big camera, and its kind of a pain to pull out, snap photos and share them quickly. Since we just had a new baby we wanted to make this easier.Pros of the M10:- The tilting touch screen is easy to use and accurate, plus you just tap a finger where you want to focus- Focus is lightning fast- Wifi and app make it easy to control for long exposures(you can see the picture develop), group photos that you are in, and easy sharing as you can download the pictures to your phone. - The Timelapse feature is fun and easy to use- Image Quality is outstanding- IS means you can take slowish shutterspeed photos without blurrCons:Small - I bought the $ grip and now it fits perfectBattery - Is decent life but if you are doing a long exposure(hours) there is no way to plug it in.Flash - It has one so in a pinch its usable, but doesnt compare to an external. I also have the 12-40 lens which blocks part of the flash and you can see it in picturesOverall I cant say enough about this camera. I absolutely love it. Its perfect for what I need it to be. The low light performance and overall IQ isn't as good as my full frame, but it shouldn't be either since its thousands of dollars less. And really its pretty close.

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      5.0

      Great Fit. Love Olympus easy menus

      By sass8329

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

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

        Had an Olympus PL1 prior to the M10 and just love the 4/3rds concept. It really works for my style of photography.

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        2.0

        Great optics but far too fragile

        By Birdingnut

        from Ann Arbor, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Great Resolution
        • Light weight
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Fragile
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

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

        I bought two copies of this camera to replace my Nikon d7000+ telephoto. It gives excellent results for bird photography with the Olympus 75-300 lens and even better with the Panasonic 100-300: it's almost as good as a DSLR and much lighter.

        BUT that configuration turns out to be far to fragile if you are hiking to find wildlife with the camera slung over your shoulder. I had two problems:

        -- The door to the battery compartment is badly engineered so that it comes open and even detaches. After recovering the door twice I finally lost one somewhere on the tundra in Norway. Thereafter, for my other camera, I put a rubber band around the body to secure the door. I recommend doing that if you insist on using this camera in the field.

        --Much worse is the fact that with a telephoto attached, the torque on the flimsy camera body will jam the shutter as the result of the slightest jarring - inevitable when you are hiking on rough ground. At the end of our Norway trip we had two jammed shutters. By the way, eight years of similar hiking with Nikons has never led to a problem.

        So, very reluctantly, I am going to sell my EM-10's. If you go on expeditions where you rely on the camera and are far from repair shops, don't trust this camera if you use a telephoto. For more conventional use, it's fine.

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        4.0

        good thing to have

        By Jeff Z.

        from SLC Utah

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light

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

        good thing to have

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        5.0

        E-M10 epitomizes the micro four-thirds standard

        By Jeff

        from Southern California

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Power Switch Location

        Best Uses

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

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

        In my opinion, the E-M10 epitomizes the m43 concept; compact, high quality and full featured and quite ergonomic for those with smallish hands like me. It's quite responsive with fast and accurate focusing, and the image quality is excellent. The 3-axis image stabilization system is much much better than the older 2-axis system used on my E-PL5 (which I am keeping as a second body/backup camera). And compared with the E-PL5, the dual control wheels are an absolute delight. The fact that the E-M10 uses the same battery and charger as the E-PL5 is a small but valuable bonus for me. I'm also pleased that Olympus saw fit to once again include a built-in flash.

        As I am exclusively a stills photographer, I can't comment on the E-M10 video capability although the video specs seem decent enough.

        Likes: dual control wheels, great image stabilization, shutter shock has been eliminated (0-sec AS), Live Composite mode

        Dislikes: awkward power switch placement

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        5.0

        All You Need in a Small Package

        By Go Blue

        from DeBary Fl

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast autofocus
        • Good in Low Light
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Complicated menu

        Best Uses

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

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

        If you don't want to carry an SLR on vacation then this is the camera for you. Very good image quality, with all the features you need and you can carry it in a waistpack. I've used Nikon and Canon DSLR's in the past and this camera delivers equal quality in a much friendlier package. Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        Outstanding!

        By Mike

        from SE Virginia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

          Great camera in Olympus' µ4/3 line. Don't let the modest price fool you, IMO this camera delivers the same quality photos as the EM1 and EM5II, both of which I also own. Outstanding delivery by B&H, as always.

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          5.0

          Outstanding

          By fun n sunseeker

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

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

            Started out as 3rd and bang around camera, but now use it as primary. Use it for travel and walkaround camera. Feature packed camera. Just a fun camera to have and use. Image not as great as my 5d Miii,but excellent quality nonetheless. Need spare batteries.

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            5.0

            Great little camera

            By Bariove

            from Absecon, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I bought the Olympus OM-D E-M10 because it has become increasingly difficult for me to lug around my Nikon D5100 (with Sigma 18-50 f.2.8) when I am on vacation and walking around taking pictures. My wife and I do a great deal of travel and I decided I needed a smaller, lighter camera. The Olympus fits the bill admirably. In addition to its size and weight advantage comparted to the Nikon, it is easier to use. The Olympus with the accessory grip fits my hand well. The controls are, for the most part, perfectly placed and operation is intuitive, especially the use of the two control knobs with one taller than the other. The only exception is the button for live view, which is placed in such a way the my fat finger has a hard time pushing it. Settings are easy to make using the touch screen display.
              The EVF is easy to see and I really like the fact that any changes made to the photo environment are displayed in real time. For example, when I was taking pictures at a concert by available light and the metering was making the subject too light, I simply dialed the exposure compensation to get the look I wanted. The resulting pictures (taken with a Tamron 14-150 f/3.5-5.6, see separate review) were sharp with no discernable noise at ISO 1600. Image stabalization works well.
              The autofocus is rapid under low light, with a bit of hunting when aimed at a flat surface, and virtually instantaneous in good light. There is no discernable shutter lag, which is a good thing as lag would be a deal breaker for me. I spent too many years using rangefinder and non-digital SLRs. I like the automatic recognition of faces by the autofocus when taking portraits or photos of a small group.
              Overall, this is a very well designed and usable camera. It is very versatile, and I only just begun to explore all its capabilities. I have yet to try the video, but it appears to be so easy to do video recording that I will get to it sometime soon. I know it does not have all the bells and whistles of the top of the line, but I do not think it can be beaten in terms of value for the money.

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              5.0

              Comfortable, Versatile, and great for Beginner!

              By Christen the Explorer

              from West Palm, FL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

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

              This camera's light body is ideal for travel and for backpacking. I can get dynamic shots without having the hassle of extraneous weight.

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              5.0

              A joy in every sense.

              By Baltimore Jack

              from Balwmer, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Autofocus
              • Easy to Use
              • Fun Facotr
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Nada

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

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

              Had this unit for about a month now. I am coming to this camera as a long-time Nikon user. I purchased the E-m10 and the Oly 25mm 1.8 and the 14-42MM EZ kit for a trip abroad. I find great joy using this camera. The touch screen, the focus peaking, the WIFI - it all just WORKS, and works well. The image quality is excellent, and I'm smiling every time I pick the Oly up.

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              5.0

              Good Camera

              By Rover

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Complete Paper Manual
              • Would Be Better To Have T

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Wildlife photos

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

              Needed a light weight system for bird and wildlife photography as a standard DSLR system is now too heavy. The Olympus is great. With their lens and this body I have more flexibility at half the weight. The EVF is fantastic.

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              5.0

              Great Value

              By Jason

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Resolution
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Complicated Controls
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Travel

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

              Cool features. Actual exposure shown in viewfinder and on back screen. Plenty of dials and buttons on the body to make it easy and quick to use. Learning curve with the menu system and setting everything up the way you want it. Very small but feels well made and sturdy

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              5.0

              Crazy Sharp!!!

              By Richard K

              from Columbia, SC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • No "q" Button

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel

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

              My main camera is a Canon 5DM3, and I also shoot with Sony a7r and a6000. I got this camera for my kid since she wanted to take pictures. I thought it would be good for her small hands. I was showing her how to use the camera, but I fell in love with it... Not again...

              The following are the advantages of this camera:
              1. Fast AF
              2. Images are sharp
              3. Small lenses
              4. Light weight

              The following are the things I don't like:
              1. No "Q" button

              The Q button makes life simply by allowing to change important setting in a flash. The function buttons are very limited since there are only 2 of them.
              I know my kid (10 years old) is not going to change settings like that yet, so it will work for her for now.
              This camera will be great for people who are coming from point and shoot cameras. I think it needs more direct buttons for advanced photographers (at least for me). But again, the images are mad crazy sharp!!!

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Traveler Rich

              from Southern California

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Need To Add Grip

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

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

              I purchased this camera to use on a European trip to Rome, Italy and Greece. After experimenting with my Canon 6D, Canon 24-105mm and the Canon 8-15mm and Canon 600EX flash in a Think Tank City Walker 20 bag I really thought long and hard about touring around Italy and Greece carrying all that equipment on my shoulder. This camera was the answer. I purchased this model instead of the Om-D 1 because comparing the two cameras there was so little difference. I saved myself about $ which I put toward the Pro 12-40mm 2.8 lens. I should have purchased this camera in the beginning. It is fantastic. The quality of the images and the features of the camera are perfect for travel. One lens and maybe a flash...not necessary to purchase the flash. The focus points, the low light capability, and the artistic choices in the menu are incredible. I would recommend getting the grip...it will help stabilize the camera in your hands. The camera features are not complex to learn. However, you will need to refer to the instructions...for example, I changed the focus points and wanted to get back to the full array. I had to read the simple process to do that...it is not intuitive. Once you master the basics you will love the feel of the camera and certainly the resulting photos. Buy an extra battery (not the Olympus, but the Watson...much cheaper and the same battery)...also consider getting the Watson portable charger--the charger that comes with the camera is bulky and requires a lengthy cord (provided). This is not very portable when traveling.

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              5.0

              Reviews are correct,great camera

              By F8&ready

              from Texas

              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Complicated Menu System
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

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

              I rented this camera, along with the 12-40mm, F2.8 lens for a week and discovered quickly why reviewers rave about this camera. After testing it throughly, I ordered my own E-M-10 and the 12-40mm lens. I also bought the Fotodiox body grip, the camera is small and this allows you to hold it better. This grip is cheaper than the Olypus and has a cut out in the botton to get to the battery and SD card. I would suggest renting this camera for a week and take it for a test drive before you buy. Reviews on the internet can only be taken with a grain of salt including mine. Spoiler alert, the Olympus menu system is not logical and there is a steep learning curve. After a couple of weeks, I'm still learning, nothing is intutive but you can customize functions which helps. It's easy to use once you learn the system but you really need to study your owners manual if you want to get the maxiumum performance of this camera. I have owned Pentax digital cameras, the K10 and now the K5. Unlike Olympus, Pentax cameras are button and dial driven functions. I got spoiled with the Pentax system which doesn't require digging through menus. I wanted the Olympus because of the 12-40F2.8 lens which I reviewed separately. It's lighter, than the Pentax 16-50mm F2.8 lens. I believe in buying the best glass you can afford and put the rest of your money on a lesser expensive body, hence I didn't buy the Em-1 or Em5. I'm using the Olympus for travel and street photography and when I go hiking.

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              5.0

              Great mirrorless m4/3 camera!

              By JT

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Resolution
              • 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, Silver):

              Olympus knows how to make mirrorless m4/3 cameras. As I am casual photographer (really beginner), I researched cameras for a few months and finally decided on this one.

              Likes:
              -fast AF
              -lightweight
              -easy manual controls

              Dislikes:
              -battery life is meh
              -depending on size of hands, may not be easy to hold (get the ECG-1 grip)

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