Olympus E-M10 II overview
Olympus E-M10 II is Olympus's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera initially released on August of 2015. The camera houses a 16MP, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
Olympus introduced this model to upgrade the earlier Olympus E-M10 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards brought out the updated Olympus E-M10 III (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this model.
The E-M10 II is placed #47 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all around #257 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.
The following is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus E-M10 II history
The Olympus E-M10 II is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed list underneath.
Olympus E-M10 II Gallery
You can view the E-M10 II from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus E-M10 II Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Olympus E-M10 II based on aspects which are oftentimes seen as useful in a digital camera.
Olympus E-M10 II Sensor information
The Olympus E-M10 II houses the TruePic VII chip. The sensor size on the Olympus E-M10 II is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 200 to 25600. The ISO can be increased digitally to a minimum of 100. RAW files are saved so the user has more margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the E-M10 II's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The E-M10 II sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is displayed in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus E-M10 II dimensions
Olympus E-M10 II weighs in at 0.86 pounds (390 grams / 13.76 ounces) & the size of the camera is 120mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.9"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323 grams and the Olympus E-M10 II is weightier compared to other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Olympus E-M10 II next to a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the E-M10 II.
Olympus E-M10 II Lens information
The E-M10 II uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the E-M10 II.
Olympus E-M10 II Connectivity
The E-M10 II has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer images and oftentimes change camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Certain apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Olympus E-M10 II Video information
The highest video quality on the Olympus E-M10 II is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in H.264 and Motion JPEG file format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance for video quality and file size but FULL HD is not going to give you any room to crop. The body doesn't include a microphone or headphone jack so you have zero control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to purchase a different model if you want good audio for your videos.
Olympus E-M10 II Weather Sealing
Olympus E-M10 II doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions could ruin the camera.
Olympus E-M10 II Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-M10 II is equipped with a 3 inch tilting display screen with a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you are able to shift focus points and change settings using your fingertips.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder details for Olympus E-M10 II are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.62x
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are very helpful.
Olympus E-M10 II Shutter information
Olympus E-M10 II has the capability to shoot continuously at 8.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Olympus E-M10 II Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus E-M10 II has both built-in flash as well as external flash ability.
Olympus E-M10 II Autofocus information
Olympus E-M10 II has only Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & accurate compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detection making it helpful for portraits.
The Sensor supports 81 focus points to choose from. Olympus E-M10 II has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to change focus. It also comes with Tracking AF for things on the move. Olympus E-M10 II has manual focus if needed for low light or you need more accurate control on focus.
Olympus E-M10 II Battery life
The battery power (BLS-50) for the Olympus E-M10 II is built to last for 320 pictures with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is similar to it's competition. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini has got the highest (650) battery life for this category of cameras.
Here is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Olympus E-M10 II for different styles of photography
The following graph gives a summation of the Olympus E-M10 II for different styles of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Olympus E-M10 II Portrait photography information
The Olympus E-M10 II gets a rating of 73 which is very good, meaning that it is a good fit for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support and flexibility to work with external lighting.
Olympus E-M10 II Street photography info
With a terrific points total of 78, the Olympus E-M10 II is a tremendous option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus E-M10 II Sports photography factors
A very good sports photography points total of 68 means the Olympus E-M10 II is a very decent fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus E-M10 II as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty important when selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Olympus E-M10 II gets a very good 68 as a travel camera which is a good choice to take on your journeys.
Olympus E-M10 II Landscape photography factors
For anyone looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Olympus E-M10 II at it's excellent grade of 80 for a landscape camera is a brilliant option within the current market.
Olympus E-M10 II as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should have a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Olympus E-M10 II is simply not very good for vlogging as it receives a really bad rating of 33.
Olympus E-M10 II Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the E-M10 II, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall into the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The graph here will give you an overview of the E-M10 II vs it's top scoring competitors mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you might regard as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.