Olympus OM-D E-M10

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Olympus OM-D E-M10
Olympus OM-D E-M10 2014 CP+.jpg
Type Micro Four Thirds system
Lens Micro Four Thirds system mount
Sensor 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor'), no AA filter
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13 mm, Four Thirds Live MOS
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 (16.0 megapixels)
Flash built-in flash, hot-shoe on the body
Shutter Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter
Shutter speed range 60 - 1/4000 sec.
Exposure modes

Aperture priority,

Shutter, Program AE, Manual (w/ Focus Peaking), iAuto, Bulb, Time, Scene Select, Art Filter
Metering modes Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Focus modes Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection, Live View
Continuous shooting 8.0 fps
Viewfinder built-in 1.44MP (w/ Auto Luminance, 100% coverage)
Custom WB 7 presets, with custom modes
Video/movie recording H.264 / Motion JPG, 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Rear LCD monitor tilting 3 inch, 1,037,000 dots (upwards: 80˚, downwards: 50˚)
Storage SD /SDHC / SDXC
Battery BLS-5 lithium-ion (CIPA 320)
Dimensions 119 mm × 82 mm × 46 mm (4.69 × 3.24 × 1.81 inches)
Weight Approx. 396 g (14.0 oz)

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Micro Four Thirds was the third model in the OM-D series of compact, mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras. It was introduced in January 2014.

The model was aimed at a lower price point in the market than the preceding OM-D E-M5 and OM-D E-M1 models. Some features of the previous models were not included, such as weather sealing and the E-M10 had only a 3-way image stabiliser instead of the other models' 5-way stabiliser.

The E-M10 used the BLS-1 battery first supplied with the earlier E-P1/2 compact mirrorless cameras rather than the BLN-1 used by the OM-D E-M5 and E-M1 models.

Specification and Features[edit]

  • Sensor: 16MP Live MOS sensor without AA filter
  • Image stabilisation: 3-axis image stabilisation
  • Tilting LCD screen, with capacitive touchscreen operation
  • TruePic VII processor with lens correction
  • ISO range: 200 - 25600
  • Manual focus (with focus peaking)
  • Focus points: 81-area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF)
  • In-camera HDR
  • Flash: built-in flash, hot shoe
  • Flash sync: 1/320 sec.
  • Built-in wifi: 802.11 b/g/n for remote shooting (smartphone, tablet)
  • Customisable buttons: 3 on top + arrow keys
  • Ports: SDHC/XC, AV/USB, HDMI connector
  • Remote control: optional (RM-UC1 Remote Cable) or via built-in Wifi and Olympus smartphone application
  • Optional Grip (ECG-1)
  • Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolor
  • Current Firmware: Version 1.2 (November 2014)[1]


Olympus E-M10 Successor was announced on August 25th, 2015. The updated model retained a 16megapixel sensor but added the 5-axis image stabilisation system of the more up-market models.

Various software updates were applied in the newer model including correction for rolling blur that affects both low-light shooting as well as horizontal and vertical shift blur that can mar macro shots.

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