Olympus E-M10 IV
- 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
- Introduced August 2020
- Superseded the Olympus E-M10 III
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Olympus E-M10 IV summary
Olympus E-M10 IV is Olympus's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially announced on August of 2020. It houses a 20 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5184 x 3888.
Olympus introduced this camera in order to update the previous Olympus E-M10 III (Read Full Comparison)
The E-M10 IV is positioned #23 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and over-all #154 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your personal criteria.
Below is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
Olympus E-M10 IV family
The Olympus E-M10 IV is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.
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E-M10 IV vs E-PL916MPFour Thirds8.6 fps2018
E-M10 IV vs E-M10 III16MPFour Thirds8.6 fps2017
E-M10 IV vs E-M1 II20MPFour Thirds60.0 fps2016
E-M10 IV vs E-PL816MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2016
E-M10 IV vs E-M10 II16MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2015
E-M10 IV vs E-M5 II16MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2015
E-M10 IV vs E-PL716MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2014
E-M10 IV vs E-PL616MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2014
E-M10 IV vs E-M1016MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2014
E-M10 IV vs E-M116MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2013
E-M10 IV vs E-P516MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2013
E-M10 IV vs E-PM216MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2013
E-M10 IV vs E-PL516MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2012
E-M10 IV vs E-M516MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2012
E-M10 IV vs E-PM112MPFour Thirds6.0 fps2011
E-M10 IV vs E-PL312MPFour Thirds6.0 fps2011
E-M10 IV vs E-P312MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
E-M10 IV vs E-PL212MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
E-M10 IV vs E-PL1s12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
E-M10 IV vs E-PL112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
E-M10 IV vs E-P212MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
E-M10 IV vs E-P112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Olympus E-M10 IV Gallery
You can check the E-M10 IV from several angles in the gallery here.
Olympus E-M10 IV Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Olympus E-M10 IV based on features which are normally considered important in a camera.
Olympus E-M10 IV Sensor specifications
The Olympus E-M10 IV is run by the TruePic VIII chip. The dimension of the sensor in the Olympus E-M10 IV is 17.4mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 226 mm² sensor is able to capture 5184 x 3888 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and delivers a native ISO range of 200 - 25600. This ISO can also be increased digitally to a low of 100. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the E-M10 IV's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The E-M10 IV sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus E-M10 IV dimensions
Olympus E-M10 IV weighs around 0.84 lb (383 grams / 13.51 oz) and the volume of the camera is 122mm x 84mm x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 grams so the Olympus E-M10 IV is more heavy in comparison with various competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Underneath is a image of the Olympus E-M10 IV beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button layout on the E-M10 IV.
Olympus E-M10 IV Lens specifications
The E-M10 IV works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available for sale. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the E-M10 IV.
Olympus E-M10 IV Connectivity
The E-M10 IV has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and oftentimes adjust settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Olympus E-M10 IV Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Olympus E-M10 IV is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p will provide an exceptional resolution for video recording. You will be able to crop to 1080p in order to get clearer results. Beware of the large file sizes and make sure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone socket so you have got little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to purchase another model should you want better audio in your video clips.
Olympus E-M10 IV Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Olympus E-M10 IV so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Olympus E-M10 IV Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-M10 IV is equipped with a 3 inch tilting screen supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
It includes a selfie friendly display to get self portraits and group photos when necessary. Moreover the screen is touch friendly so you will be able to switch focus points and adjust settings with your fingers.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specifications regarding Olympus E-M10 IV are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.62x
Viewfinders are rather handy during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Olympus E-M10 IV Shutter specifications
Olympus E-M10 IV continuous shooting rate is 8.7 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could cause "rolling shutter" in certain conditions.
Olympus E-M10 IV Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus E-M10 IV boasts both built in flash and external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Olympus E-M10 IV Autofocusing specifications
Olympus E-M10 IV boasts just Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it useful for portrait photography.
It supports 121 focus points to choose from. Olympus E-M10 IV has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to adjust focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Olympus E-M10 IV has got manual focus in case it is required during low light situations or you want more accurate control on focus.
Olympus E-M10 IV Battery life
The battery pack (BLS-50) for the Olympus E-M10 IV is built to last for 360 pictures based on the CIPA standards making it similar to its competition. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini offers the maximum (650) battery life within this range of cameras.
Here is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the highest battery life:
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Olympus E-M10 IV for various forms of photography
The following graph presents a outline of the Olympus E-M10 IV for various forms of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Olympus E-M10 IV
The Olympus E-M10 IV receives a points total of 77 which is very high, meaning that it is a tremendous option to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support and option to use external lighting.
Street photography with Olympus E-M10 IV
With a fantastic points total of 84, the Olympus E-M10 IV is a outstanding fit to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus E-M10 IV Sports photography highlights
A nice sports photography points tally of 73 means the Olympus E-M10 IV is a good choice for shooting sports. A camera needs good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus E-M10 IV as a Travel photography camera
Weight is really important in choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Olympus E-M10 IV gets a superb 85 for a travelling camera which makes it a fantastic option to purchase for your trips.
Olympus E-M10 IV as a Landscape photography camera
For those who are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus E-M10 IV at it's fantastic rating of 83 for a landscape camera is a wonderful choice in the current marketplace.
Olympus E-M10 IV Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging should really offer a moving screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Olympus E-M10 IV is a terrific choice for vlogging as it gets a superb rating of 78.
Olympus E-M10 IV Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the E-M10 IV, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The graph underneath will give you a bird's eye view of the E-M10 IV vs it's top rated competitors suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you may consider as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.