Olympus PEN E-PL10 review

The Olympus PEN E-PL10 is a perfect travel, street, vlogging and blogging camera – but it feels a bit too familiar

Olympus PEN E-PL10 review
(Image: © James Artaius / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Olympus PEN E-PL10 is a compact and capable camera that's tailor-made for travel, blogging, vlogging and content creation. Its core tech is getting long in the tooth now, but with 3-axis image stabilization and 4K video it's still a great body for shooting on the go, offering superior image quality to smartphones with a very user-friendly interface that's ideal for non-photographers.


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    Compact and chic

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    In-body image stabilization

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    4K 30fps, with 120fps at 720p

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    180° flipping screen

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    Manual silent shooting


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    16MP sensor is getting old

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    Still only 3-axis, though

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    Almost identical to E-PL9

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    Curtailed Art Filters

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Taken on its own merits the Olympus PEN E-PL10 is, just like its predecessors, a great camera for travelers, bloggers, vloggers and fashionistas. However, the problem is exactly that: the E-PL10 is just like its predecessors

That makes it increasingly difficult to take the Olympus PEN E-PL10 on its own merits, because those merits come with a 2020 price tag – and almost the exact same merits are available on the 2019 model, which comes with a 2019 price tag. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.