Our final review of the new ‘entry-level’ OM-D camera with Imatest results and sample images.
[Compact System Camera]
As mentioned in our First Look, the E-M10 makes a great second body for anyone who already owns an E-M5 or E-M1.
Many features are the same throughout the OM-D line-up and E-M5 owners gain the benefit of the latest processor chip plus the new features like the Live Composite shooting mode, HDR function and improvements to the autofocusing system.
The E-M10 would also be a good choice for photographers who want to step up from a compact camera, thanks to its excellent performance potential and it provides some real advantages, such as a built-in flash and the latest TruePic VII processor. If you don’t use the camera in the rain, there’s no need to worry about the lack of weatherproofing.
The E-M10’s metal body is solidly built and nicely finished and it’s available in black and silver with a new 14-42mm ‘pancake-style’ kit lens to match the camera body.
We’ve covered the physical aspects of the camera in the first look and also provided information on the sensor and image processor, along with a table comparing the key features of the three OM-D models. The first look also outlined the new features introduced with the E-M10, including the Live Composite shooting mode, which uses image stacking to allow exposures of up to three hours to be recorded.
New accessories for the E-M10 have also been described in the first look. This review concentrates on providing the results of our technical and shooting tests with the new camera.