Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review

Overall Score

73

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 119 x 82 x 46 mm, 396g.
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  • Replaced by: OM-D E-M10 II

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Overview


First introduced in March, 2014, Olympus OM-D E-M10 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Olympus replaced OM-D E-M10 with Olympus E-M10 II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus E-M10 with Olympus E-M10 II


Olympus E-M10 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Olympus OM-D E-M10

Sensor resolution of Olympus E-M10 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Olympus E-M10 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Olympus E-M10 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Olympus E-M1 MIII 2020 20MP 200 - 25600 580g 134 x 91 x 69mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Olympus E-M5 III 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 414g 125 x 85 x 50mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1X Olympus E-M1X 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 997g 144 x 147 x 75mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Olympus E-M10 MIII 2017 16MP 200 - 25600 410g 122 x 84 x 50mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus E-M1 II 2016 20MP 200 - 25600 574g 134 x 91 x 67mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus E-M10


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus OM-D E-M10 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1037k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
81 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
396g Light Body
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 320 shots
Type Scores

Olympus OM-D E-M10 has an Overall Score of 73/100 and ranked #66 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #133 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Olympus E-M10 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
81
Value for money score
86
Portability score
88
Overall score
73
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Olympus E-M10


Olympus OM-D E-M10 weighs 396g and has external dimensions of 119 x 82 x 46mm (4.69 x 3.23 x 1.81"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Olympus E-M10 is 76 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-M10
396g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-M10
46mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus OM-D E-M10 with the dimensions:

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight OM-D E-M10 Dimensions OM-D E-M10
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 396 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus E-M10 II 390 g 396 g 120 x 83 x 47 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M5 425 g 396 g 122 x 89 x 43 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Fujifilm X-T10 Fujifilm X-T10 381 g 396 g 118 x 83 x 41 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 396 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 396 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Olympus E-M5 II 469 g 396 g 124 x 85 x 45 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Olympus E-M1 497 g 396 g 130 x 94 x 63 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm

Specifications of Olympus OM-D E-M10


General
Brand Olympus
Model OM-D E-M10
Announced March, 2014
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.58
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 81
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.80
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)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 320 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BLS-5
Physical
Weight 396 g
Physical Dimensions 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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