Olympus E-M10 overview
Olympus E-M10 is Olympus's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera originally launched on March of 2014. It includes a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The E-M10 stands at #51 out of 111 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all round #267 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
Here is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus E-M10 history
The Olympus E-M10 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can identify all past and current models alongside important specifications.
Olympus E-M10 Gallery
You can see the E-M10 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus E-M10 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pros and cons of the Olympus E-M10 based on things which are typically seen as crucial in a digital camera.
Olympus E-M10 Sensor specifications
The Olympus E-M10 features the TruePic VII chip. The specification of the sensor in the Olympus E-M10 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor has 16MP and features a standard ISO range of 200 - 25600. RAW format is saved therefore you have wider margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the E-M10's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The E-M10 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is presented in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus E-M10 dimensions
Olympus E-M10 weighs 0.87 lb (396 grams / 13.97 ounces) & the over all size of the camera is 119mm x 82mm x 46mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 1.8"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 grams so the Olympus E-M10 is heavier compared with various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a image of the Olympus E-M10 with a soft drink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the E-M10.
Olympus E-M10 Lens specifications
The E-M10 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses to choose from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the E-M10.
Olympus E-M10 Connectivity
The E-M10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer files and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Certain applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Olympus E-M10 Video specifications
The highest video resolution in the Olympus E-M10 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 and Motion JPEG file format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance for video quality and file sizes but FULL HD won't leave you with any room to downsample. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone jack which means that you have got no control over the audio. It is probably best to get a different model should you require better audio for your videos.
Olympus E-M10 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Olympus E-M10 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Olympus E-M10 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-M10 includes a 3 inch tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 1,037 thousand dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you are able to switch focus points and change settings with your finger.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specifications for Olympus E-M10 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 1,440 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.58x
Viewfinders can be rather helpful for sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Olympus E-M10 Shutter specifications
Olympus E-M10 has the ability to shoot continuously at 8.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Olympus E-M10 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus E-M10 comes with both built-in flash as well as external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Olympus E-M10 Autofocus specifications
Olympus E-M10 comes with just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which can be useful for people photography.
The AF system includes 81 focus points to pick from. Olympus E-M10 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to switch focus. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Olympus E-M10 features manual focus in case it is needed for low light conditions or you require more accurate control on focus.
Olympus E-M10 Battery life
The battery power (BLS-5) for the Olympus E-M10 is fashioned to last for 320 shots as per the CIPA requirements which is similar to it's rivals. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest (650) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:
Olympus E-M10 for specific forms of photography
The following diagram gives a summation of the Olympus E-M10 for specific forms of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Olympus E-M10 Portrait photography advice
The Olympus E-M10 has a score of 73 which is very good, and means the camera is a very decent pick to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support along with the option to use external flash.
Olympus E-M10 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a brilliant score of 77, the Olympus E-M10 is a great choice to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus E-M10 Sports photography advice
A very good sports photography rating of 67 indicates the Olympus E-M10 is a fine fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus E-M10 Travel photography features
Size is extremely critical when selecting a travel camera. On the whole, the Olympus E-M10 gets a above average 67 as a travelling camera which is a respectable choice to take with you on your trips.
Olympus E-M10 Landscape photography info
For anybody who is planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus E-M10 and it's excellent rating of 80 as a landscape camera is a excellent fit in the current market.
Olympus E-M10 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Olympus E-M10 is simply not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a terrible rating of 33.
Olympus E-M10 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the E-M10, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall within the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line chart here gives you a bird's eye view of the E-M10 versus it's highest ranking competitors suggested previously.
Following are several cameras you might check out as alternative options. To read a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.