Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Camera Announced, Price, Specs, Release Date

Olympus has announced the OM-D E-M10 mirrorless digital camera. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 compact system camera combines the image quality, classic styling and focusing speed of the E-M5 with the sheer power of the flagship E-M1 in an extremely compact all-metal casing.

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is a compact, ergonomically-designed Micro Four Thirds camera featuring a 16.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image. The Olympus EM10 features a large, high-speed electronic viewfinder, 1.440.000-dot, 3-inch tiltable LCD, 3-axis image stabilisation, ultrafast autofocus 82 point FAST AF, and a pop-up flash.

The E-M10 also produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and high-speed performance with a ISO range from 100-25600 and continuous shooting up to 8 fps.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 has  3-axis image stabilization rather than the 5-axis system found in the E-M5 and E-M1, and doesn’t provide an accessory port. This makes the E-M10 is a budget friendly micro four thirds shooter with an affordable price.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Camera Announced, Price, Specs, Release Date

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Micro Four Thirds Camera Price

Olympus OM-D E-M10 mirrorless camera body only price is $699. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Digital Camera Body with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens price is  $799. The OM-D E-M10 will start shipping from February 12, 2014.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Micro Four Thirds Camera Specs and Features

  • 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 1,440k-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • In-Body 3-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 82 Point FAST AF System and 8 fps Shooting
  • Color Creator and Built-In
  • HDR Modes

Best-In-Class Image Quality 

The Olympus OM-D E-M10’s 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, combined with the TruePic VII image processor and M.ZUIKO lenses, delivers beautiful image quality with high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity that exceeds other cameras in its class. A maximum sensitivity of ISO 25600 is perfect for shooting dark scenes and indoor shooting locations, and ISO LOW mode (100 equivalent) expands the low-sensitivity end. The sensor’s rich dynamic range makes smooth gradations possible and beautifully depicts high-contrast highlights and shadows. Fine Detail Processing II technology configures the appropriate sharpness processing for each individual lens resulting in natural, high-quality resolution.

The Olympus OM-D E-M10’s in-body 3-axis image stabilization system is derived from the world’s first 5-axis system in the E-M5 and E-M1. The 3-axis version effectively counteracts yaw, roll and pitch with both still shots and HD movies, regardless of the lens attached to the camera yielding great results even in poor lighting conditions or when using an exposure time of 1/15 second or less.

Speed 

The on-board FAST AF is Olympus’ fastest-ever AF system and uses 81 target areas that cover the whole image. Small AF Target and Super Spot AF modes make it possible to zoom in and focus accurately on minute sections of the frame. The E-M10 is also capable of capturing high-speed action with 8fps sequential shooting, the fast processor supports continuous capture of up to 20 RAW frames or an unlimited number of JPEG frames*, and the Continuous Auto Focus with Tracking mode accurately tracks and captures moving subject as fast as 3.5 fps.

Beautiful OM-D Design 

The ultra-slim, compact and lightweight Olympus OM-D E-M10 body is built with precision-machined metal parts and a premium feel that inspires the user. Two easy-to-reach metal dials give excellent operability and improved control, and the grip is designed to rest comfortably in the user’s hand. Despite its size, the E-M10 is the first OM-D with a built-in flash that is optimized for 1/250 second synchronization, a benefit for daytime flash photography.

High-Speed Creative EVF 

The large, 1,440,000-dot electronic high resolution viewfinder (EVF) located on the optical axis of the E-M10 features a 120-fps refresh rate, a 100 percent field of view and maximum 1.15x magnification to help accurately frame shots. An eye sensor seamlessly switches the display between the tilting, 3.0-inch touch-screen monitor and the electronic viewfinder. Camera setting information, such as shutter speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder and photographers can take full advantage of the EVF’s ability to display the effects of various exposure adjustments, Art Filter effects and Creative Controls like Color Creator, Image Aspect control, Highlight/Shadow control, Live Histogram, Display of five different grid patterns and even a Level Gauge — all without having to remove your eye from the viewfinder.

In-Camera Creativity 

New features, including Live Composite Mode and Photo & Movie Capture, expand the user’s creative potential. Live Composite Mode is a tool that offers previews of long exposures in the EVF, a perfect tool for anyone looking to easily capture light trails when shooting a star-filled sky. Photo & Movie Capture lets users shoot high-quality still images without interrupting the video recording. 12 Art Filters, three HDR capture modes and Photo Story support your photographic imagination.

Built-In Wi-Fi 

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 includes built-in Wi-Fi, and the setup is simple. By quickly scanning the QR code displayed on the camera’s LCD with a smart device, it syncs with the Wi-Fi network created by the camera. The free Olympus Image Share smartphone app synchronizes a user’s smartphone and E-M10 so the camera’s Live View is effectively displayed on the phone. In this way, the camera can be controlled by touching the smartphone display as if it were the camera itself, and users can send selected images directly to websites and social media.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Micro Four Thirds Camera Product Images

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