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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP Live MOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Excellent user reviews
Good quality lens
Easy to use
413 Reviews + 23 Awards
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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera as superb on average. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This puts this medium megapixel camera in the top 13% of all the cameras of this age and type when ranked by average user review score.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 4,447 owner and expert reviews (including 623 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 88% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The OM-D E-M10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The OM-D E-M10 features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Display

Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked, the Olympus OM-D E-M10's display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

If this Olympus digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The OM-D E-M10 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The OM-D E-M10 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The OM-D E-M10 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The OM-D E-M10 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Calendar

The OM-D E-M10 features calendar. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The OM-D E-M10 features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The OM-D E-M10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ35 is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The OM-D E-M10 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Good Quality Lens

Four customers said that it had a good autofocus.

Three customers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. John Bean mentioned on Amazon “Incidentally the 40-150 is a rather good lens (I already had one” in his review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people who bought the Olympus OM-D E-M10 said that it had a good image stabiliser. Bruce wrote on Amazon “This means that the lenses are smaller, lighter and cheaper without sacrificing image stabilisation”. Genie Who Accepts Meta-Wishes wrote in her review of this digital camera last year “It is the best stabilization I've seen among DSLRs or mirrorless cameras, allowing you to shoot at incredibly low shutter speeds without a tripod”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner concluded that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. John Bean said on Amazon “To be honest I actually prefer it to the E-M5II if only because of the slightly lower EVF magnification (better for glasses wearers like me)”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. One owner who reviewed it considered that it had a good viewfinder.

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Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Genie Who Accepts Meta-Wishes wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “_______________________________ VIDEO I'm very impressed with the quality of the video on the E-M10ii especially when recording with the All-Intra codec”.

Good Quality Pictures

Nine people who reviewed the product wrote that it was able to produce good images. Mr. Gordon Downie rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “An Olympus f1.8 17mm prime and a Samyang 7.5 fisheye lens and the little camera has accepted them all with good grace and the photographs have demonstrated the quality of lens”. Scipio wrote “The one slight drawback is that there is a slight delay between pressing the button fully and the photo being taken”. Bruce he said “This allows you to shoot at slower shutter speeds which dramatically improves image quality” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The OM-D E-M10 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

Other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung 200 which has better reviews.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The OM-D E-M10 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Casio EX-ZR400.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the OM-D E-M10 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Olympus digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the OM-D E-M10 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Support

Good Support

One customer said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five people who reviewed it said that it had good features. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very good camera with many features, dont think just buy it”. Genie Who Accepts Meta-Wishes mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It also has some great video features like focus peaking” and scored the Olympus OM-D E-M10 a maximum of 5 stars. Genie Who Accepts Meta-Wishes also wrote “The E-M5ii also has each of these features” in her review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three people said in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M10 was compact. Amy C. scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Good looking and compact” in her review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote “I was influenced by the compact body size (with standard pancake lens)” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it was lightweight. Scipio mentioned on Amazon “One of the reasons I liked the idea of a compact system camera was the ability to keep it lightweight” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

One person concluded that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Scipio rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “An interest in photography and something that is easy to carry”.

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Heavy

The OM-D E-M10 is one of the heavier similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (396 grams) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Design

Easy to Use

Five people wrote in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M10 was easy to use. In April last year John Bean said in his review of this digital camera “That and the lighter weight make it a pleasure to use in fair weather”. Fabrizio Motta wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Gave 5 stars cause it focus faster and it's easy to use”. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is easy to use with loads of creative options” and gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera “There are so many menu possibilities that I expect it will take a good few weeks/years to explore”.

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Good Product Quality

Six customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Marc Davidson mentioned “High quality camera” in his review of this digital camera. Mr G said “! Picture quality is fantastic” in his Olympus OM-D E-M10 review and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Sanwas wrote on Amazon “Some of my favourite things are the IBIS, dial layouts, ease of use, brilliant view finder, touch screen, articulated screen), decent price and solid build quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Four people who bought it wrote that it was good looking. Molgiati wrote in their Olympus OM-D E-M10 review “Beautiful camera with great features” . Mr. Gordon Downie mentioned “I don't want to get technical here but, OMG, this little camera is beautiful! Just to hold it in the palm of your hand make you drool” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Last year Sam T. said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Beautiful to look at”.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was retro. Christopher Tourle gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It amazing i never see thing they got everything we need art effect just wow and picture look great nice camera retro nice stayle”.

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Robust

Four people who reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M10 agreed that it was well made. Bruce he mentioned last year “The image stabilisation system is built into the body of the camera, rather than the lenses”. Amazon Customer wrote “Build quality is excellent (metal body” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Molgiati wrote on Amazon “Nice, sturdy feel”.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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