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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III

Portability
81
Imaging
63
Features
83
Overall
71
Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV front
 
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III front
Portability
80
Imaging
55
Features
75
Overall
63

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III Key Specs

Olympus E-M10 IV
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 383g - 122 x 84 x 49mm
  • Revealed August 2020
  • Earlier Model is Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M10 III
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 410g - 122 x 84 x 50mm
  • Launched August 2017
  • Older Model is Olympus E-M10 II
  • Successor is Olympus E-M10 IV
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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III Overview

Here, we will be comparing the Olympus E-M10 IV and Olympus E-M10 III, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras and both are built by Olympus. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the E-M10 IV (20MP) and E-M10 III (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (Four Thirds).

Photography Glossary

The E-M10 IV was launched 2 years later than the E-M10 III and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the E-M10 IV grades against the E-M10 III in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 IV over the Olympus E-M10 III

 E-M10 IV E-M10 III 
LaunchedAugust 2020August 2017Fresher by 36 months
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 III over the Olympus E-M10 IV

 E-M10 III E-M10 IV 

Common features in the Olympus E-M10 IV and Olympus E-M10 III

 E-M10 IV E-M10 III 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Screen resolution1040k1040kEqual screen resolution
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III Physical Comparison

In case you're going to carry your camera frequently, you have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-M10 IV has physical dimensions of 122mm x 84mm x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9") and a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs) whilst the Olympus E-M10 III has dimensions of 122mm x 84mm x 50mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 2.0") having a weight of 410 grams (0.90 lbs).

Check the Olympus E-M10 IV and Olympus E-M10 III in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the E-M10 IV and the E-M10 III.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the E-M10 IV and E-M10 III is 81 and 80 respectively.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to imagine the gap between sensor sizing only by reading through technical specs. The photograph underneath might give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the E-M10 IV and E-M10 III.

As you can tell, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You can count on the Olympus E-M10 IV to give you extra detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop shots way more aggressively. The more modern E-M10 IV should have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-M10 IV
Portrait photography with Olympus E-M10 III
77
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
73
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Street photography details
Olympus E-M10 III Street photography details
84
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
provides focus via touch
great high ISO (25,600)
77
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
includes touch focus
great high ISO (25,600)
more heavy than others in class (410 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-M10 IV
Sports photography with Olympus E-M10 III
73
silent mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides tracking focus
doesn't have phase detect AF
69
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV as a Travel photography camera
Olympus E-M10 III as a Travel photography camera
85
supports bluetooth
provides focus via touch
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
67
includes touch focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
more heavy than others in class (410g)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Landscape photography highlights
Olympus E-M10 III Landscape photography highlights
83
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
great high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
80
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
great high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Vlogging info
Olympus E-M10 III Vlogging info
78
selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detect focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
missing mic support
32
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detection focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone support
more heavy than others in class (410g)
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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus E-M10 III Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 IV and Olympus E-M10 III
 Olympus OM-D E-M10 IVOlympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2020-08-04 2017-08-31
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VIII TruePic VIII
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.4 x 13mm 17.4 x 13mm
Sensor area 226.2mm² 226.2mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW photos
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 121 121
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x 0.62x
Features
Min shutter speed 60s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Max silent shutter speed 1/16000s 1/16000s
Continuous shutter rate 8.7fps 8.6fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.20 m (at ISO 200) 5.80 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Redeye, fill-in, off, redeye slow-sync (1st-curtain), slow sync (1st-curtain), slow sync (2nd-curtain), manual Auto, redeye, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill-in, manual, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 383 gr (0.84 pounds) 410 gr (0.90 pounds)
Physical dimensions 122 x 84 x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9") 122 x 84 x 50mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 360 images 330 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BLS-50 BLS-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II supported)
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $699 $650