Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review

March 27, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 dave rogers

“The biggest news, however, is the inclusion of 37 on-sensor phase-detection auto focus points, which enables better continuous AF performance – especially with low-contrast subjects in low-contrast light – as well as fast focusing with “regular” Four Thirds lenses, mounted via an adapter. “

Um, no.

E-M10 is contrast-detect only. Bad cut’n'paste from the E-M1 review?

1:49 pm - Thursday, March 27, 2014

#2 Johan

I don’t believe there are any on-sensor phase detectaion points… Watch out with the copy & paste guys.
“The biggest news, however, is the inclusion of 37 on-sensor phase-detection auto focus points, which enables better continuous AF performance – especially with low-contrast subjects in low-contrast light – as well as fast focusing with “regular” Four Thirds lenses, mounted via an adapter.”

1:51 pm - Thursday, March 27, 2014

#3 Mark Goldstein

We’ve corrected that error.

4:01 pm - Thursday, March 27, 2014

#4 dave rogers

Not in the first paragraph!

5:35 pm - Thursday, March 27, 2014

#5 Rob Jackson

But, thanks for the other 99.99999% of the extremely informative and helpful review!  Looks like a great cam for a backup system or even a small professional system!

6:32 pm - Thursday, March 27, 2014

#6 Steve

Does it auto-correct for CA ? And if so, with Oly and Pany glass or just Oly ?

1:49 am - Friday, March 28, 2014

#7 Sune

Note, that right now the E-M5 is only about about 10% more in shops where I live, though it sells with the larger kit lens, which might be a turn off. Of course the e-m10 will come down, once it’s been on the market for a bit too.

7:52 am - Friday, March 28, 2014

#8 Johan

@Rob Jackson: Well, the thing is that when someone copy paste something “wrongly” and touts it as “the biggest news” in something as important as a camera’s autofocus performance, it takes a huge bite of the value from the rest 99,999% of the text as well. What is exlusively written for the E-M10 and what is just old stuff from other reviews? Yes, the blog provides a service for us, but it is part of their job and we pay with our time and attention. With that said: We all make mistakes, and hopefully the writer is striving to improve and maybe even reduce the amount of “copy-pasting” from other reviews.

8:12 am - Friday, March 28, 2014

#9 Gordon Lewis

I used this camera with the 25mm f/1.8 m.Zuiko (both rented) during a recent week-long trip to New Orleans. Despite never having used it before and not having an owner’s manual at my disposal, I was able to configure it to my liking and get some great shots. Its performance was, for all practical purposes, flawless. I’d be hard-pressed to think of a better value at this price, especially in a small, lightweight, yet capable camera, which is why my Nikon V1 and Canon EOS 60D will soon be for sale.

2:34 pm - Friday, April 4, 2014

#10 Bever

Quick Erase button doesn’t work. Nothing happened when I pressed it. I don’t know if it is an error of the camera or I need to set at specific function.

2:59 pm - Thursday, April 10, 2014

#11 Herman

OMD EM10 is a great little camera!
One flaw(?) there is a constant zooming noise which grows in volume when I push the shutterbutton.
Is this normal ? If so. it is not mentionned anywhere.

7:06 pm - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

#12 Sune

Sensor stabelisation. You stop hearing it after a while.

7:29 am - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

#13 Frank Villafane

As a Nikon D600/D610 shooter, I’m very keen on image quality.  I decided to give the E-M10 a try based on reviews (including this one ;).  After shooting in Baltimore, New Brunswick and New York, I have to say that I am favorably impressed with the IQ.  I’ve only used the kit lens (14-42mm), so I’m REALLY looking forward to getting the better quality 12-40mm Pro lens.  Yes, weather sealing would’ve been nice, but for the money, this is a great buy.  I took a serious look at the Fujifilm X-T1 - which I WOULD HAVE bought if not for twice the cost.  ‘Nuff said…

Frank V.

8:39 pm - Monday, July 7, 2014

#14 Paul Fernandes

Olympus OM-D E-M10 is one of the best camera Olympus has ever produced.
The entire OM-D series has the best collection and with its classic design, it looks awesome.

8:57 am - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#15 Brian

Just received this camera OM-D E-M10 with the kit lens.  I am that targeted audience of wanting more than point and shoot, portable enough for travel/camping/hiking, and not over $800.00 US.  Olympus was recommended as a make and this camera, after much research, bought un-held, is wonderful.  Constructions is top notch, all black color is very pleasing, image, operations, and controls are very professional.  I am highly satisfied with my purchase.  Highly recommended!

Primary interest - creative and enthusiast travel camera without needed a second luggage like for typical DSLR style cameras.  Got interested in the micro four-thirds platform, semi-pro photographer friend highly recommended Olympus.

Paid $700 at famous Ama~~~ online retailer; wonderful experience with that too. 

Next to get the correct camera strap and a F1.x lens.  Else, two words folks, “Buy one!”

5:23 am - Saturday, March 28, 2015

#16 Eduardo Abad

For me, there´s a key advantage on the M10. The facility of moving the speed and the aperture rings simultaneously whith two fingers while youre looking througout the viewfinder is fantastic. It feels like a Nikon D7000 !! Nothing to compare with those cameras that requires you to modify the settings in touchscreen menus! I wonder why this kind of features are mostly ignored in most reviews. I call it funtional ergonomy.

9:27 pm - Monday, September 21, 2015

#17 Mahmood

really impressed with this cam.
the only annoying thing was the continuous hissing sound. good low light performance. Its a relief to hold this little cam after any DSLR.

10:37 am - Saturday, February 27, 2016

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