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Olympus OM-D EM10 with Power Zoom Pancake M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ Lens - Silver/Silver (16.1MP, Live MOS ) 3.0 inch Tiltable LCD

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ozturert: When I went mirrorless, I took a deep look into 4/3, aps-c and full frame. My findings were that there is little to gain when it comes to weight, volume and price between the twice as large aps-c format and the 4/3 format when using lenses up to short to medium telephoto. There’s the choice of two stabilisation modes: MIS-1 uses both sensor-shift and additional electronic stabilisation with a mild crop as a result, while MIS-2 uses sensor-shift only with no reduction in the field-of-view. So when shooting movies in MIS-2 (or no stabilisation) in any quality, you’ll enjoy the full horizontal coverage of your lenses, albeit with a vertical crop for the 16:9 shape. Note the movie stabilisation options are set separately to the still photo stabilisation options.

Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review

Looking through that list, you'll see that the E-M10 is essentially an un-weather-sealed E-M5 but with a better rear screen and the ability to easily send images off to a smart device. And, in use, that's a pretty accurate way of looking at things. But just looking at what's new or different risks downplaying how much is carried over from the E-M5. When OM Digital confirmed that the PEN camera line would continue, it reigntied the torches of those questing for the Olympus Holy Grail: the PEN-F II. The original Olympus PEN F was discontinued years ago, but was so beloved and coveted that it has become a cult classic.

Olympus' most affordable and popular OM-D mirrorless camera gets a tasty refresh

Rather than beating around the bush, we’ll get straight to the point: the OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is the OM-D E-M10 Mark III with a new silent shooting mode and a new 'Instant Film' art filter mode. Aside from these two small updates, the camera is otherwise unchanged from its predecessor. Absolutely nothing, inside or out, has changed, including the 16 Megapixel sensor, 5-axis sensor-shift IS and 121-point contrast-detection autofocus. While the E-M10 II is generally very responsive, I had an occasional problem – as with the E-M5 Mark II – where pressing the info button didn’t actually toggle through all the options, skipping the histogram and level views. Panasonic also employs a 100% contrast-based AF system, but enhances its performance by profiling the blurred characteristics of its lenses to better-know how to focus. This DFD technology certainly improves the performance, but still can’t match the confidence of the phase-detect AF systems now being embedded into most of the sensors used by the competition. Buy a modern Sony, Fujifilm or Canon mirrorless camera and you’ll enjoy the benefits of phase-detect autofocus and its ability to continuously autofocus on moving subjects with ease. Olympus also offers phase-detect AF, but only on the flagship EM1 series. You are the idiot if you think that camera manufacturers think that everyone is jumping on the gun at the moment when the new model is released, and that every new version is upgraded to.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Micro Four Thirds System Camera

Alternatively if you prefer complete silence you can choose the Silent mode, still indicated by a heart icon, but now moved from its earlier position in the drive menu to its new home in the AP mode. This makes it much easier to find than before, but means you can’t choose the exposure mode to shoot in; now on the Mark III, the Silent mode effectively uses Program only. Autofocus systems need to be predictable, even if they're not the fastest. The E-M10 Mark IV’s autofocusing system may not be the most advanced in this camera class, but it functions consistently and that’s the main thing we want from a camera’s autofocus. Our signal to noise test measures image clarity, specifically the ratio of the actual image 'data' you want to capture, versus the image noise that you don't want, but will inevitably be visible when shooting at higher ISO sensitivities.The higher the score at a given ISO sensitivity, the better.


The Micro Four Thirds mount gives the OMD EM10 Mark III access to the broadest and most established native lens catalogue of all the mirrorless camera systems. Micro Four Thirds has over 75 lenses available from Panasonic and Olympus along with third parties including Sigma, Tamron, Samyang, Voigtlander and others. So while many rival mirror-less formats are only now beginning to cover most bases with a single lens, Micro Four Thirds typically has two or more options available. Whether it’s Fisheye, ultra wide, fast aperture, macro, super-zoom or good old general-purpose, the Micro Four Thirds catalogue has it covered, and many of them are great quality too – find out more in my best Micro Four Thirds lenses guide. The cheapest OM-D, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is small, affordable, remarkably powerful and not just suited to beginners but enthusiasts too. If you’re just starting out, or you’re on a tight budget, this is the one to get.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 - Wikipedia Olympus OM-D E-M10 - Wikipedia

There is a standard for image quality and DOF evaluation. And that has been for decades a 8x10" print viewed from 12" distance by a person who has an average (20/20) eye sight. And that all is based to many other factors how humans eyes work and how humans minds works, empiric tests. Just got a new MKIII yesterday and gave my MKII to my son. I'm missing loads of important features which I don't quite understand why these have been removed. X-trans hasn't been a problem in years. And especially not for beginners. If anything, it is an advantage. I don't really understand why do people still bring up X-trans as being problematic. Comparing it to the one year old Panasonic G85, the E-M10 III is only better with High-ISO performance, nowhere else. I don't know if this makes up for the "gold award" vs "no award", but Olympus is definitely 1 to 1.5 years too late with this camera.Above: The first image is a single frame taken at f5.6 and the band of sharp focus is fairly narrow. The OM-1 was a huge hit with reviewers and consumers alike, so the OM System era got off to a good start –but the OM-5 wasn't quite so warmly welcomed. Whether it's the OM-10 or PEN-F II7, whatever comes next will be crucial in cementing public perception of the brand. The new OM-D E-M10 Mark III looks to build on that success, and make itself your indispensable traveling companion. Features Live Comp and Live Time can be a little intimidating at first, so the EM10 Mark III now offers additional simpler versions with fewer options from the AP menu if preferred.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV review | TechRadar

Update: The E-M10 Mark II has been replaced by the E-M10 Mark III, but it's still widely available at reduced prices, making it a top candidate for anyone looking for the best cheap camera. However, the things the E-M10 adds are rather nice - the rear screen is a noticeable improvement, as is the inclusion of the 'Adaptive Brightness' viewfinder technology first introduced in the E-M1. This brightens and darkens the viewfinder panel, based on the ambient lighting conditions. As a result, the viewfinder ends up being bright in bright light without then being blinding in low light. It's a little thing (to the point that you don't necessarily notice it happening), but it helps provide a more OVF-like experience. If you prefer to compose with a screen, the EM10 Mark III offers the same 3in / 3:2 shaped LCD panel as the Mark II that’s touch-sensitive and can angle vertically upwards by about 90 degrees or down by about 45 degrees. This vertical tilt is useful for framing at high or low angles in the landscape orientation, but won’t help you if you’re shooting in the portrait / vertical orientation. It’s also unable to flip forward to face the subject, making it much harder to frame selfies or filming pieces to camera; it’s a shame since the movie stabilisation is otherwise ideal for handheld vlogging. If you want a screen that can flip out to the side, angle for portrait or landscape orientation, or face the subject, consider either Panasonic’s Lumix G80 / G85 or the higher-end Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. I wanted to refresh myself about the details of what was lost, control-wise, between the EM10ii and iii, so came here to DPR. With smallish fingers , I find handling to be awkward with knobs turning inadvertently and finger stretching to achieve simple tasks ( even to switch off)This is late, but I want to thank you for your interesting review. I wrote a detailed user review of the E-M10 covering many things not covered in your review and I updated it with more info in the thread: Like the Mark II before it though, the EM10 Mark III feels a lot more solid and comfortable than you’d expect for a camera of its size and mid-range positioning. There’s no formal weather-sealing nor tough credentials at this price, but the EM10 Mark III’s build quality feels very solid, dense and reassuring in your hands, and the slightly enlarged grip allows you to hold it securely and comfortably. Moving on, the ART position on the dial lets you apply a selection of 15 different filters: you can choose from Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale Light and Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama (Miniature), Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line and Watercolour, Vintage, Partial Colour and new to the Mark III over its predecessor, Bleach Bypass. Each of these has two or more options, bringing the effective total of effects to 30. Pressing the OK button lets you access the main 15, while pushing the button to the left of the power switch presents access to all 30. The Olympus OMD EM10 Mark III is a compact mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at photographers who want the flexibility and quality of an interchangeable lens camera without the size and cost of higher-end bodies. Announced in August 2017, it’s the successor to the EM10 Mark II launched two years previously.

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