Olympus launches its new mirrorless camera: OM-D E-M10 camera

Recently, Olympus launched its new mirrorless camera, OM-D E-M10, which is the successor of OM-D E-M5. It is the first consumer-level model in the popular OM-D series of mirrorless cameras. This camera is the successor of Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Olympus OM-D EM-1 and also has some of its amazing features. It is part of Olympus’ lineup of Micro Thirds compact system cameras NC_F10_BLK_frontand is known for its SLR-like styling and integrated electronic viewfinder (EVF). The Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera features the high-end JPEG output engine that provides fast focusing performance. This camera has inherited some of the best features of its predecessors like EM5, EM1 and EP5. It is equipped with a 16.1 MP Live MOS sensor that delivers high resolution still photos and Full HD 1080p videos. This camera is best suited to novice and professional photographers. It allows photographers to shoot outstanding photos under all lighting conditions.


The Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera provides both a tilt able touch screen display and an electronic viewfinder. These prove useful for live view monitoring, image playback and menu navigation. It has a large 3 inch touch screen display that comes with the ability to tilt the screen. With this display, the photographers can easily move the screen 80 degrees upwards and 50 degrees downwards. This camera also features a superb menu system and built-in wireless connectivity. With the Wi-Fi connectivity, the photographers can easily share their photos on iOS and Android devices via Olympus Image Share app.


Advantages of EM10

– Lightweight

– Fast focusing

– Compact size with comfortable form factor


Issues with EM10

– Unusual controls with ISO and white balance

– Similarities in the designs of EM10 and Pen EP5


Technical specifications

– 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor

– TruePic VII Image Processor

– Micro Four Thirds System

– 1,440k-Dot Electronic ViewFinder

– 3.0 inch 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD

– Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30fps

– In-Body 3-Axis Image Stabilization

– Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity

– FAST AF System and 8 fps Shooting

– Colour Creator and Built-In HDR Modes


The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is considered as one of the best mirrorless cameras as it provides various high-end features listed here. Let’s look at the different features of this entry-level mirrorless camera and the way they help in capturing high quality photographs.


16.1 MP Live MOS sensor

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera is dubbed as one of the best entry-level mirrorless cameras. It is equipped with a 16.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor along with a TruePic VII image processor and Fine Detail Processing II. This helps the photographers to produce high resolution still photos and Full HD recording. It also provides high shutter speed of 1/4000 sec with its mechanical shutter, 8 fps continuous shooting rate with single-shot AF and 3.5 fps shooting with continuous autofocus.


1,440k Dot electronic viewfinder

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera comes with a bright 1,440k-dot electronic viewfinder. This viewfinder is ideal for eye-level viewing experience. This camera also features automatic eye-detect function, 0.007 sec display lag time and 1.15 times magnification for crisp and vibrant photos. It allows photographers to get a realistic, high resolution viewing experience under any of the extreme lighting conditions. The camera’s viewfinder also enables photographers to change the adaptive brightness settings to control the light intensity while capturing photos.


3.0 inch tilting touchscreen LCD display

Olympus OM-D E-M10 mirrorless camera is a class-apart camera featuring a high-end viewfinder and an amazing LCD display. It has a large, 3 inch LCD display which enables the photographers to navigate throughout the menu system. This camera uses a tiltable LCD display that allows the photographers to change its angle up to 80 degrees upwards and 50 degrees downwards. Due to this, the photographers can easily capture self-portraits or shoot a particular scene from a different angle with ease. This touchscreen display allows photographers to navigate through the different settings with a simple touch. So, they just need to touch the on-screen buttons to release the shutter, select the focusing point, magnify the picture or even apply the filters.


Record Full HD 1080p videos at 30 fps

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera is an amazing mirrorless camera that gives the ability to record Full HD 1080p videos. It also gives the facility to shoot videos at 3 fps with stereo sound in MOV and AVI formats. With this camera, the photographers can also make use of continuous shooting and record videos at 5 fps. It also enables the photographers to record in P/A/S/M modes at 5.8 resolution.


In-body 3 axis image stabilization

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera is also equipped with the VCM stabilization system that enables photographers to reduce the intensity of camera shake while shooting photos. This camera also allows photographers to take telephoto shots and even macro imagery with long exposures. The photographers will be able to capture high quality pictures and videos without any blurring that maybe caused by camera movements.


Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity

The Olympus entry-level mirrorless camera also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. With this feature, the photographers can easily link their mobile phone with the camera. In order to share the captured photos, the photographers need to get the Olympus Image Share app. This app works well with iOS or Android based mobile phones and allows the photographers to preview their compositions, select an AF point and release the shutter directly from the camera. With this app, the photographers can make their smartphones act like a remote control and control the different settings of the Olympus camera and add GPS tags to the compositions.


Fast AF system and 8 fps shooting

The Olympus E-M10 camera also uses contrast-focusing method that is used in 81 AF areas to acquire focus swiftly. It also features the Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology (FAST). With this feature, the photographers can zoom in on the subjects to get high quality photos without causing any pixelation. This can be done by using the single-shot or continuous focusing methods. This camera also provides Supershot AF feature that enables photographers to obtain the focus in small and refined area for getting maximum accuracy.



The Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera is among the best known entry-level mirrorless cameras that provide high-end features for capturing impressive quality photos and videos. With this camera, the photographers can also shoot amazing photos in extreme lighting conditions. It is best suited to beginner and intermediate level photographers as well as those who are learning photography.



This blog is about the latest offering of Olympus – Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera. It gives details about the different features that this mirrorless camera provides.

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