Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review - The Olympus OM-D E-M10 follows on from a pair of award winning OM-D models. Find out how it performs in our full review
It meets this market with certain compromises made, including the omission of the weatherproofing seen in its stablemates. The E-M10 does, however, retain the same 16MP sensor seen in the E-M5 and inherits the TruPic VII processor from the E-M1.
This is a combination which could well make the E-M10 one of the best CSCs on the market.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review – Features
One of the eye-catching features of the OM-D E-M10 is its EVF. Quite often it’s an area overlooked by manufacturers when producing a smaller CSC at this price point, but that’s not the case with the E-M10.
The viewfinder features a resolution of 1,440k-dots and is well specified, including full dioptre adjustment, 100% field of view coverage and a stated lag time of as little as 0.027 seconds.
The viewfinder is accompanied by an impressive LCD screen. The screen measures in at 3in and, with a resolution of 1,040k-dots, is certainly in keeping with its mid-range CSC peers.
Furthermore, the LCD screen features full touch technology as well as being of the vari-angle type, and as such allows for shooting at a variety of angles.
One new addition to the OM-D range arriving on the E-M10 is the presence of a built-in flash. Where previously the OM-D series had relied upon a hot-shoe to mount an optional flash, the E-M10 features a built-in unit with a 1/250 sec sync speed.
Sensor and connectivity
In terms of the camera’s sensor, the OM-D E-M10 inherits the same chip that debuted on the OM-D E-M5. The sensor is a Four Thirds unit, delivering a 16.1MP effective resolution.
The sensor is paired with Olympus’s TruePic VII image processor – the very same found on the flagship E-M1 – which delivers some impressive shooting figures including a continuous shooting speed of 8fps.
The E-M10 also features a 3-axis image stabilisation system which should help with the sharpness of images at slower shutter speeds, although it’s worth noting that this system is a touch inferior to the 5-axis system seen on the E-M1 and E-M5.
One of the main areas Olympus highlight in the promotional material for the E-M10 is that it comes with a host of functionality built-in – as seen with the addition of the built-in flash.
That’s also the case when it comes to the camera’s connectivity, as the E-M10 features built-in Wi-fi functionality. With this, photographers can control their camera remotely from either smartphone or tablet, as well as wirelessly transfer their images thanks to the Olympus OI.Share app.
The Wi-fi functionality also allows for the geotagging of images, and on the whole it’s a fairly comprehensive set of wireless functionality.