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Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10

Portability
80
Imaging
55
Features
75
Overall
63
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 front
Portability
97
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 Key Specs

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
  • Announced August 2017
  • Earlier Model is Olympus E-M10 II
  • Newer Model is Olympus E-M10 IV
Panasonic FH10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 103g - 94 x 54 x 18mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 Overview

Its time to look closer at the Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10, former is a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. The image resolution of the E-M10 III (16MP) and the FH10 (16MP) is relatively comparable but the E-M10 III (Four Thirds) and FH10 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor dimensions.

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The E-M10 III was announced 4 years after the FH10 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-M10 III being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic FH10 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight into a full comparison, below is a concise summation of how the E-M10 III matches up against the FH10 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 III over the Panasonic FH10

 E-M10 III FH10 
RevealedAugust 2017January 2013More modern by 57 months
Manually focus Dial accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH10 over the Olympus E-M10 III

 FH10 E-M10 III 

Common features in the Olympus E-M10 III and Panasonic FH10

 E-M10 III FH10 
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry around your camera, you will need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-M10 III enjoys outside dimensions of 122mm x 84mm x 50mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 2.0") accompanied by a weight of 410 grams (0.90 lbs) while the Panasonic FH10 has dimensions of 94mm x 54mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") along with a weight of 103 grams (0.23 lbs).

See the Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you choose during that time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the E-M10 III compared to the FH10.

Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the E-M10 III and FH10 is 80 and 97 respectively.

Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizes simply by going through technical specs. The picture underneath should provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the E-M10 III and FH10.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have got the exact same megapixel count albeit different sensor sizes. The E-M10 III has got the bigger sensor which is going to make obtaining shallow DOF easier. The fresher E-M10 III should have a benefit in sensor tech.

Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-M10 III
Portrait photography with Panasonic FH10
73
has manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detection focus
saves RAW files
30
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus E-M10 III
Street photography with Panasonic FH10
77
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
offers focus by touch
good high ISO (25,600)
heavier than average (410g)
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (103g)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-M10 III
Sports photography with Panasonic FH10
69
quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
no phase detect auto focus
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 III Travel photography details
Panasonic FH10 Travel photography details
67
offers focus by touch
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
heavier than average (410 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
69
lighter than average in class (103 grams)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M10 III Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FH10 Landscape photography factors
80
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
39
rather wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M10 III Vlogging features
Panasonic FH10 Vlogging features
32
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of external mic jack
heavier than average (410g)
31
rather wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (103g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone socket
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Olympus E-M10 III vs Panasonic FH10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 III and Panasonic FH10
 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIPanasonic Lumix DMC-FH10
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2017-08-31 2013-01-07
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic VIII -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.4 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 226.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 -
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 25600 6400
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW images
Min boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 121 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 26-130mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture - f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Total lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 8.6fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.80 m (at ISO 100) 4.40 m
Flash settings Auto, redeye, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill-in, manual, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 410g (0.90 lbs) 103g (0.23 lbs)
Dimensions 122 x 84 x 50mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 2.0") 94 x 54 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 330 images 260 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BLS-50 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch price $650 $110