Olympus OM-D E-M10

Released January, 2014
  • 15.9 MP
  • Four Thirds 17.3 x 13 mm LiveMOS
  • 3" LCD
Raw files bring increased scope to fine-tune contrast and sharpening to help bring out detail.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
8.7 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Olympus OM-D E-M10

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

OM-D E-M10
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

OM-D E-M10
focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

OM-D E-M10
continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

OM-D E-M10
Reviews from dpreview.com, techradar.com, 43rumors.com and 1001noisycameras.com


Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

OM-D E-M10

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Olympus OM-D E-M10

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

OM-D E-M10
842 ISO
EOS 5D Mark II
1,815 ISO
Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

OM-D E-M10
66 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

OM-D E-M10
8 fps
EOS 5D Mark II
3.9 fps
Nikon D90
4.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

OM-D E-M10
320 photos
EOS 5D Mark II
850 photos
Nikon D90
850 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

OM-D E-M10
23.1 bits
20.9 bits
Alpha A6000
24.1 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

OM-D E-M10
12.5 ev
10.3 ev
Pentax K-7
10.6 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Olympus OM-D E-M10

In The News From around the web


Olympus OM-D E-M10 goes limited edition in orange, black and green

by Farrha Khan  |
To carry the colour theme along, the 14-42mm lens will also feature a matching coloured lens cap.
The kits will come with the 14-42mm collapsible kit lens found with the original kit, but the E-M10's body will feature synthetic leather detail in green, orange or black.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 review

by Angela Nicholson |
The E-M10's 3-inch 1,370,000-dot screen provides a nice, clear view with plenty of detail visible even in quite bright conditions, but when the sun is shining the electronic viewfinder (EVF) is a welcome alternative.
These results confirm our real world findings that the Olympus E-M10's raw files have lots of tonal data and its images have an impressive dynamic range.
It sits below its E-M5 and E-M1 siblings in terms of both price and specifications, but with features borrowed from two very strong predecessors it's potentially a very impressive camera in its own right.
And with that difference you are "disappointed" because the EM10 does not have on-sensor PDAF, nor 5-axis iBIS, nor a high-end EVF?
Curiosities: Football star Honda sponsors the E-M10 at Olympus Japan, E-M5 firmware update has been announced too!
And Olympus Japan also unveiled the special E-M5 kit.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Type LiveMOS
Megapixels 15.9 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3456
Size Four Thirds
Area 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 2.1x
Pixel size 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) None
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 81
Supports continuous Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 1.15x
Viewfinder size 0.55x
Display type LCD
Display resolution 1,440 k dots


Max continuous shooting 8 fps
Battery life 320 photos
Continuous shooting 8 fps
Shutter lag 66 ms


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (24 Mbps)
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,400 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Min 60 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9 mm
Thickness 45.9 mm
Weight 396 g
Is weather sealed No


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization Sensor shift
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