Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review

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    Our original Olympus OM-D E-M10 announcement story

    Olympus has introduced a new camera to its OM-D range, launching the OM-D E-M10. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 price tag will be £529 body only, or £699 for the camera + a new 14-42mm collapsible pancake zoom lens. An OM-D E-M10 release date is set for mid-February 2014.

    Olympus OM-D E-M10: price, release date, specs revealed

    The Olympus OM-D E-M10 price tag will be £529 body only, or £699 for the camera + a new 14-42mm collapsible pancake zoom lens kit.

    The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 incorporates the OM-D E-M1′s TruePic VII image processor and WiFi technology and the 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor found in its other sibling, the OM-D E-M5.

    What’s more, the OM-D E-M10 measures 63.9mm from the viewfinder to the rim of the lens, giving the E-M10′s metal casing about the same total depth as the casing of “slim” DSLRs on the market – before adding a lens.

    Yet within its compact body the Olympus OM-D E-M10 incorporates a high-speed , 1,440,000-dot electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch tiltable LCD screen.

    Olympus OM-D E-M10: EVF

    The EVF – inherited from the E-M5 – offers a “considerably” larger display than other viewfinders in this camera class, Olympus says, and uses Adaptive Brightness Technology to reproduce both dark and bright scenes as they are perceived by the naked eye.

    Equivalent rival systems typically overcompensate for extreme lighting situations, Olympus claims, while photographers can use the OM-D E-M10′s Creative Control feature to adjust composition, focus, tone and colour in the viewfinder and check the effect of changes on-screen prior to taking the shot.

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 price and release date confirmed

    Other key features include Olympus’ FAST AF system, which employs 81 target areas and encompasses both the Small AF Target and Super Spot AF modes, enabling you to zoom in and focus accurately on minute sections of a frame.

    An in-body 3-axis image stabilisation system helps counteract yaw, roll and pitch with both still shots and HD movies, irrespective of the lens attached to the camera. Olympus says the system will work in poor lighting conditions or even when using shutter speeds slower than 1/15sec.

    The Olympus OM-D E-M10′s built-in WiFi also allows for remote shutter release, Live View mirroring, P, A, S and F control, remote zoom with electronic lenses, Live Bulb preview and image sharing directly on compatible smartphone touchscreens.

    Other features of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 include 8 fps continuous shooting and Fine Detail II Technology that adapts processing to the characteristics of individual lenses and aperture settings. Another strength is a moiré removal feature that is specially suited to digital cameras that don’t incorporate a low-pass filter.

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    OM-D lens compatibility

    The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is compatible with all 35 of Olympus’ specialist mirrorless lenses. Olympus has also announced two new Micro Four Thirds models.

    The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens, which at 22.5mm deep is the world’s slimmest standard zoom kit lens, Olympus says.

    Also unveiled is the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm 1:1.8 lens, which can shoot close-ups from as close as 25cm.

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 price and release date

    Available in black or silver, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 price tag will be £529 for the body only, or £699 as a kit which includes the camera and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lensM.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ pancake electronic zoom lens.

    The Olympus OM-D E-M10 release date is set for mid-February 2014.

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