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90
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The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Summary

Olympus has taken the best of the E-M1 and E-M5 (minus the weather-sealed body), and combined them in the E-M10 to create a top performer in the entry-level ILC market. While it retains the same retro styling as its bigger brothers, the E-M10 is a smaller and more compact version that Gizmodo says "feels comfortable to grasp thanks to its lightness." The downside of the lighter frame is that the body isn't weather sealed (possibly as a way to cut costs), but ePHOTOzine says the metal body feels "extremely well built" so it should stand up to some dents and dings. Given the history of its larger siblings, it's not a surprise that Digital Photography Review says the E-M10 is a "responsive little camera" that is "capable of producing very nice images." Unfortunately, that doesn't extend to the video quality, with Reviewed.com noting it's "little more than a token feature" offering "passable" performance. Olympus has built a premium entry-level ILC in the E-M10, capable of standing alongside some of the more advanced shooters in the market.

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Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds
Resolution (effective)
16 megapixels
Sensor size
Four thirds
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD
Model
with 14-42mm lens

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Four thirds
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso, 25600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External) (Slow, Red eye)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (81 points) (Af tracking, Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":4000, "2":60} secs

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
Yes
Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flourescent, Custom

Other features

Self-timer
Yes
Time lapse mode
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
8 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (H264, M-jpeg) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
WiFi
Yes (Internal)
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
320
Model
body only

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Four thirds
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso, 25600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External) (Slow, Red eye)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (81 points) (Af tracking, Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":4000, "2":60} secs

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
Yes
Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flourescent, Custom

Other features

Self-timer
Yes
Time lapse mode
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
8 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (H264, M-jpeg) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
WiFi
Yes (Internal)
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
320
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