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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01

Portability
81
Imaging
63
Features
83
Overall
71
Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV front
 
Pentax K-01 front
Portability
76
Imaging
57
Features
68
Overall
61

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 Key Specs

Olympus E-M10 IV
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 383g - 122 x 84 x 49mm
  • Announced August 2020
  • Replaced the Olympus E-M10 III
Pentax K-01
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 561g - 122 x 79 x 58mm
  • Released May 2012
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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 Overview

Below, we are matching up the Olympus E-M10 IV versus Pentax K-01, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras by manufacturers Olympus and Pentax. There exists a noticeable gap between the image resolutions of the E-M10 IV (20MP) and K-01 (16MP) and the E-M10 IV (Four Thirds) and K-01 (APS-C) possess different sensor size.

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The E-M10 IV was released 8 years after the K-01 which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before getting in to a full comparison, below is a brief summary of how the E-M10 IV grades vs the K-01 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 IV over the Pentax K-01

 E-M10 IV K-01 
ReleasedAugust 2020May 2012Newer by 100 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k921kSharper display (+119k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax K-01 over the Olympus E-M10 IV

 K-01 E-M10 IV 

Common features in the Olympus E-M10 IV and Pentax K-01

 E-M10 IV K-01 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to think about its weight and measurements. The Olympus E-M10 IV provides external measurements of 122mm x 84mm x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs) whilst the Pentax K-01 has proportions of 122mm x 79mm x 58mm (4.8" x 3.1" x 2.3") having a weight of 561 grams (1.24 lbs).

Look at the Olympus E-M10 IV versus Pentax K-01 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have attached during that time. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the E-M10 IV versus the K-01.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the E-M10 IV and K-01 is 81 and 76 respectively.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be hard to imagine the gap between sensor dimensions only by going over specifications. The picture here will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the E-M10 IV and K-01.

Plainly, each of the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The E-M10 IV featuring a tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field tougher and the Olympus E-M10 IV will offer extra detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images much more aggressively. The younger E-M10 IV provides an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Portrait photography factors
Pentax K-01 Portrait photography factors
77
manual focus
decent MP (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
has face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
74
manual focus
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Street photography advice
Pentax K-01 Street photography advice
84
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
provides touch to focus
very good high ISO (25,600)
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen does not articulate
heavier than competition in class (561 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Sports photography factors
Pentax K-01 Sports photography factors
73
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
has no phase detect autofocus
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
better than average battery power (540 CIPA)
slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Travel photography information
Pentax K-01 Travel photography information
85
supports bluetooth
provides touch to focus
decent MP (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
65
better than average battery power (540 CIPA)
good MP (16MP)
flash built-in
heavier than competition in class (561g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Landscape photography highlights
Pentax K-01 Landscape photography highlights
83
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
80
manual focus
switch lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (540 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus E-M10 IV
Vlogging with Pentax K-01
78
selfie friendly display
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
missing mic port
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detect autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have mic jack
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
heavier than competition in class (561 grams)
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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Pentax K-01 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 IV and Pentax K-01
 Olympus OM-D E-M10 IVPentax K-01
General Information
Brand Olympus Pentax
Model Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Pentax K-01
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2020-08-04 2012-05-30
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic VIII -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds APS-C
Sensor dimensions 17.4 x 13mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 226.2mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5184 x 3888 4928 x 3264
Highest native ISO 25600 12800
Highest boosted ISO - 25600
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW format
Lowest boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 121 81
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds Pentax KAF2
Available lenses 107 151
Crop factor 2.1 1.5
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,040k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting speed 8.7 frames per second 6.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.20 m (at ISO 200) 12.00 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, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250 secs 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps),1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 383g (0.84 pounds) 561g (1.24 pounds)
Dimensions 122 x 84 x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9") 122 x 79 x 58mm (4.8" x 3.1" x 2.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 79
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.7
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.9
DXO Low light score not tested 1135
Other
Battery life 360 pictures 540 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BLS-50 D-LI90
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $699 $899