Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of E-M10 vs SL1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

OM-D E-M10
Rebel SL1
continuous shooting


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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of OM-D E-M10 vs Rebel SL1

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

OM-D E-M10
842 ISO
Rebel SL1
843 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

OM-D E-M10
66 ms
Rebel SL1
76 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

OM-D E-M10
8 fps
Rebel SL1
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

OM-D E-M10
320 photos
Rebel SL1
380 photos

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

OM-D E-M10
23.1 bits
Rebel SL1
21.8 bits

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

OM-D E-M10
12.5 ev
Rebel SL1
11.3 ev

Features Key features of the OM-D E-M10  vs Rebel SL1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

OM-D E-M10
15.9 MP
Rebel SL1
17.9 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

OM-D E-M10
Rebel SL1

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

OM-D E-M10
14.1 microns
Rebel SL1
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


OM-D E-M10  vs
Rebel SL1 
Megapixels 15.9 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3456
Size Four Thirds APS-C
Area 17.3 x 13 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 2.1x 1.6x
Pixel size 14.1 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) None Unknown to 25,600 ISO
CR2 14bit
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 81 9
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 1.15x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.55x 0.54x


Max continuous shooting 8 fps 4 fps
Battery life 320 380
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
8 fps
Shutter lag 66 ms 76 ms


OM-D E-M10  vs
Rebel SL1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,400 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 60 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9 mm 117 x 91 x 69 mm
Thickness 45.9 mm 69 mm
Weight 396 g 407 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n None
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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