Olympus OM-D E-M10 Hands-On Preview

Earlier today Olympus announced the OM-D E-M10 – the third member of the OM-D line of mirrorless cameras from Olympus. This camera will be the smaller sister to the older E-M5 and the top of the line E-M1 from Olympus. The camera is smaller, lighter and cheaper than both these models (it will not replace any of them), but includes many of the advanced features found in both of them.

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The Above video has Chris Niccolls from the Camera Store in Canada who got a pre production model of the Olympus E-M10 for testing and got back with some interesting notes.

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Some of the specs for the OM-D E-M10:

  • A new 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor (micro 4/3).
  • TruePic VII Image Processor (same as the one on the E-M1).
  • New AF system.
  • 1,440k-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate (similar to the E-M5).
  • 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilt touch screen.
  • Continuous shooting speed – 8fps (with fixed AF).
  • Video: HD 1080p @ 30fps.
  • In-Body 3-Axis Image Stabilization (unlike the 5 Axis stabilizer on the E-M5).
  • Built-In Wi-Fi.
  • Price: OM-D E-M10 body only – $700 (pre order on Amazon) or with the new 14-42mm kit lens $800 (pre order on Amazon).

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Olympus also introduced several other products today including two new lenses:

  • M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ – a thin (22mm only) and light new power zoom kit lens – price – $350
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25 mm 1:1.8 – a small fast prime lens. price – $400.

Another quick preview by Angela Nicholson from Digital Camera World:


An official video from Olympus showing the new E-M10


Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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