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Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus E-M10 IV

Portability
82
Imaging
53
Features
73
Overall
61
Olympus OM-D E-M10 front
 
Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV front
Portability
81
Imaging
63
Features
83
Overall
71

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

Olympus E-M10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 396g - 119 x 82 x 46mm
  • Launched March 2014
  • Updated by Olympus E-M10 II
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
  • Revealed August 2020
  • Previous Model is Olympus E-M10 III
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Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus E-M10 IV Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Olympus E-M10 versus Olympus E-M10 IV, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Olympus. The resolution of the E-M10 (16MP) and the E-M10 IV (20MP) is very similar and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizes (Four Thirds).

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The E-M10 was announced 7 years earlier than the E-M10 IV which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight to a thorough comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the E-M10 matches up versus the E-M10 IV when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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

 E-M10 E-M10 IV 

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

 E-M10 IV E-M10 
RevealedAugust 2020March 2014Newer by 77 months
Display resolution1040k1037kClearer display (+3k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

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

 E-M10 E-M10 IV 
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Touch display Easily navigate

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

If you're aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and size. The Olympus E-M10 comes with external dimensions of 119mm x 82mm x 46mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 1.8") having a weight of 396 grams (0.87 lbs) while the Olympus E-M10 IV has specifications of 122mm x 84mm x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9") along with a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs).

Examine the Olympus E-M10 versus Olympus E-M10 IV in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are employing at that moment. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the E-M10 compared to the E-M10 IV.

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

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the E-M10 and E-M10 IV is 82 and 81 respectively.

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

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

More often than not, it can be hard to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by reviewing technical specs. The picture below might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the E-M10 and E-M10 IV.

As you can tell, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Olympus E-M10 IV to offer you greater detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more aged E-M10 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

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

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

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

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M10 Portrait photography info
Olympus E-M10 IV Portrait photography info
71
focusing manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
77
has manual focus
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detection focusing
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M10 as a Street photography camera
Olympus E-M10 IV as a Street photography camera
77
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
includes touch to focus
good ISO range (25,600)
more heavy than others in class (396 grams)
84
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
very good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-M10
Sports photography with Olympus E-M10 IV
66
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
73
quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus E-M10 IV as a Travel photography camera
67
includes touch to focus
MP count good (16MP)
flash built-in
more heavy than others in class (396g)
display is not selfie friendly
85
has bluetooth
supports focus via touch
good MP (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
Photography Glossary

Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M10 Landscape photography factors
Olympus E-M10 IV Landscape photography factors
79
focusing manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
83
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus E-M10
Vlogging with Olympus E-M10 IV
33
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
features face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
missing microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (396g)
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus E-M10 IV Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 and Olympus E-M10 IV
 Olympus OM-D E-M10Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2014-03-18 2020-08-04
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VII TruePic VIII
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 17.4 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 226.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3888
Max native ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW format
Minimum boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 81 121
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Crop factor 2.1 2.1
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,037 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dot 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.58x 0.62x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 8.0 frames/s 8.7 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.80 m (ISO100) 7.20 m (at ISO 200)
Flash modes Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64) Redeye, fill-in, off, redeye slow-sync (1st-curtain), slow sync (1st-curtain), slow sync (2nd-curtain), manual
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 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
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 396g (0.87 pounds) 383g (0.84 pounds)
Physical dimensions 119 x 82 x 46mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 1.8") 122 x 84 x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 72 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.3 not tested
DXO Low light rating 884 not tested
Other
Battery life 320 images 360 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BLS-5 BLS-50
Self timer Yes (12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $600 $699