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Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010

Portability
82
Imaging
54
Features
73
Overall
61
Olympus OM-D E-M10 front
 
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
29
Overall
33

Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 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
  • Announced March 2014
  • Updated by Olympus E-M10 II
Olympus 8010
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 245g - 98 x 64 x 24mm
  • Launched February 2010
  • Additionally referred to as mju Tough 8010
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Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 Overview

In this write-up, we are looking at the Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010, former is a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Waterproof and they are both manufactured by Olympus. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the E-M10 (16MP) and 8010 (13MP) and the E-M10 (Four Thirds) and 8010 (1/2.3") possess different sensor dimensions.

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The E-M10 was revealed 4 years after the 8010 which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Olympus E-M10 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus 8010 being a Compact camera.

Before we go in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise overview of how the E-M10 grades vs the 8010 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 over the Olympus 8010

 E-M10 8010 
LaunchedMarch 2014February 2010More modern by 51 months
Manually focus Very exact focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1037k230kClearer display (+807k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus 8010 over the Olympus E-M10

 8010 E-M10 

Common features in the Olympus E-M10 and Olympus 8010

 E-M10 8010 
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera often, you'll have to factor its weight and volume. The Olympus E-M10 has got exterior measurements 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 8010 has sizing of 98mm x 64mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") having a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the E-M10 compared to the 8010.

Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the E-M10 and 8010 is 82 and 92 respectively.

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Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's difficult to imagine the gap between sensor sizes only by reading specs. The pic underneath might offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the E-M10 and 8010.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The E-M10 using its larger sensor is going to make getting shallow depth of field easier and the Olympus E-M10 will offer more detail because of its extra 3MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop photos a little more aggressively. The newer E-M10 should have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M10 Portrait photography factors
Olympus 8010 Portrait photography factors
72
focusing manually
MP count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
28
good resolution (13 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M10 Street photography advice
Olympus 8010 Street photography advice
77
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
offers touch to focus
very good high ISO (25,600)
more heavy than competitors in class (396g)
59
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competition (245g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-M10
Sports photography with Olympus 8010
67
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with tracking autofocus
no phase detect AF
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (13MP)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 Travel photography factors
Olympus 8010 Travel photography factors
67
offers touch to focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
more heavy than competitors in class (396g)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
64
weather sealing
good resolution (13 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (245g)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M10 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus 8010 as a Landscape photography camera
79
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
40
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (13MP)
weather sealing
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7")
lack of manual mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus E-M10
Vlogging with Olympus 8010
33
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone port
more heavy than competitors in class (396g)
27
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone support
more heavy than competition (245 grams)
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Olympus E-M10 vs Olympus 8010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 and Olympus 8010
 Olympus OM-D E-M10Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
Other name - mju Tough 8010
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Waterproof
Announced 2014-03-18 2010-02-02
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VII TruePic III
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 13 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 25600 1600
Lowest native ISO 200 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 81 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus range - 1cm
Amount of lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 1,037k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.58x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 1/4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.80 m (ISO100) 4.00 m
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) Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 396 grams (0.87 lb) 245 grams (0.54 lb)
Dimensions 119 x 82 x 46mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 1.8") 98 x 64 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 72 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 884 not tested
Other
Battery life 320 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model BLS-5 Li-50B
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 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $600 $600