Overview: The OM-D is a new mirrorless, digital
interchangeable lens camera series from Olympus. It features a Micro Four Thirds
mount and a lineup of quality lenses to choose from. The OM-D's compact size and
weight makes is easier to use. Advanced features include a 5-axis Image
Stabilization System, fast auto focusing, a 16MP Live MOS image sensor, and an
Electronic Viewfinder. This OM-D package (E-M10 body only) includes no lenses.
Compatible Lenses: The E-M10 is compatible with the
following Olympus Micro Four Thirds
ED 12-40mm F2.8,
14-42mm F3.5-5-6 II R,
ED14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ,
Image Pickup Device: The E-M10 uses a 4/3" Live MOS sensor with
approximately 17,200,000 total pixels and 16,050,000 effective pixels. This is
the same sensor used in Olympus DSLRs, and is 8 times
larger than the typical sensor found in the average point-and-shoot camera. The
Live MOS sensor is complimented by Olympus' new TruePic VII Image Processor with
Fine Detail Processing II technology for
increased ISO sensitivity and fast auto focusing.
Dust Reduction System: The E-M10's Dust Reduction System
includes a Supersonic Wave Filter to eliminate dust particles on the image
sensor. The self-cleaning sensor unit silently vibrates 30,000 times per second,
ensuring clear, spot-free images.
3" LCD Monitor: The camera has a 3" Vari-angle LCD touchscreen display for framing your shots and viewing your digital pictures and videos. The
1,040,000-dot display can be tilted up to 80° or down to a 50° angle for low- or
high-angle shots. Touch navigation lets you control the camera in both the
shooting and playback modes with the touch of a finger.
Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" monitor, the
E-M10 has a built-in, high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder
(EVF) with a 120 fps refresh rate. The 1,440,000 dot EVF provides a bright clear view of your subject
with a choice of four display modes (information, histogram, level gauge, image
only). An eye sensor next
to the viewfinder automatically switches between the EVF and the 3" monitor.
There is also a diopter to let you adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight.
Built-in Wi-Fi: You can use the wireless LAN functions on
the camera to share and transfer images wirelessly, and operate the camera
remotely from a Wi-Fi-connected smartphone. The smartphone must be running the
Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) application, available from Google Play for
Android devices (version 2.3 and up) and from iTunes for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
touch (iOS 5 or later). Up to 4 devices can be simultaneously connected via QR
code. In addition, you can add location information to your images when using a
smartphone with a GPS function. The wireless LAN function on the camera cannot
be used to connect to a home or public access point.
Image Recording Formats: The E-M10 records digital still images in JPEG
format, as well as RAW uncompressed images. RAW images can be processed into
JPEG files in the camera or using the supplied software. You can record up to 30
seconds of audio with still
images in WAV format. Movies are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and AVI Motion JPEG with 16-bit PCM
stereo audio at a 48 kHz sampling rate.
Note: The E-M10 can record 3D photos in MPO format when
used with the optional H-FT012 3D lens from Panasonic.
Still Image File Sizes: The E-M10 allows you to shoot still images in
sizes with your choice of 4 compression modes. You can set the aspect ratio to
4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1 or 3:4. Compression modes
available for each picture resolution are Super Fine (1/2.7 compression), Fine
(1/4), Normal (1/8), and Basic (1/12). RAW images can be recorded only in 4608 x 3456 resolution with lossless compression (approximately 1/1.5 compression).
Available image sizes for each aspect ratio include:
||4608 x 3456
||4608 x 2592
||4608 x 3072
||3456 x 3456
||2592 x 3456
||3200 x 2400
||3200 x 1800
||3216 x 2144
||2400 x 2400
||1824 x 2432
||2560 x 1920
||2560 x 1440
||2544 x 1696
||1920 x 1920
||1440 x 1920
||1920 x 1440
||1920 x 1080
||1920 x 1280
||1440 x 1440
||1104 x 1472
||1600 x 1200
||1536 x 864
||1584 x 1056
||1216 x 1216
||864 x 1152
||1280 x 960
||1280 x 720
||1296 x 864
||960 x 960
||720 x 960
||1024 x 768
||1024 x 576
||1008 x 672
||768 x 768
||576 x 768
||640 x 480
||640 x 360
||624 x 416
||480 x 480
||384 x 512
* The pixel count for Medium and Small images can be set
to one of the shown values in the menu.
Movie Modes: Movies can be recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for
displaying on TVs and other devices, or Motion JPEG for editing or playing back
on a computer. Individual movies can be up to 29 minutes in length or 2 GB in
size. There are six movie modes from which to choose:
|Full HD Fine
||1920 x 1080
|Full HD Normal
||1920 x 1080
||1280 x 720
||1280 x 720
||1280 x 720
||640 x 480
Recording Media: Still images and movies with sound are recorded on SD,
SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. (Class 6 cards or higher are recommended for movie shooting.)
The E-M10 is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards.
3-Axis Image Stabilization: The E-M10 features a 3-axis
sensor-shift Image Stabilization system to compensate for camera shake in low-light
situations or when using a telephoto lens. The E-M10 compensates for three types
movement--pitch, yaw, and roll. You can choose from the following IS modes:
- S-IS1 (All Direction Shake): Image stabilizer on
- S-IS2 (Vertical Shake): Image stabilization applies only to vertical
camera shake. Use when panning horizontally.
- S-IS3 (Horizontal Shake): Image stabilization applies only to horizontal
camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally with the camera held
in portrait orientation.
- S-IS Auto: Camera detects the panning direction and
applies the appropriate image stabilization.
- Movie IS: Applies image stabilization in all
directions, plus compensates for camera shake that occurs when you walk.
- S-IS Off/Movie IS Off: Image stabilizer is off.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose from
the following Shooting Modes:
- iAuto: A full auto mode in which the camera
automatically optimizes settings for the current scene.
- Program: Aperture and shutter speed
are automatically adjusted for optimal results.
- Aperture Priority: You set the aperture manually, and the camera
sets the shutter speed automatically.
- Shutter Priority: You set the shutter speed manually between
1/4000 to 60 seconds or Bulb, and the
camera sets the aperture automatically.
- Manual: You set the shutter speed and aperture manually.
- Photo Story: Photos are incorporated into a layout
frame to create a desired collage. You can choose from four themes:
Standard, Speed, Zoom In/Out, or Fun Frames.
- Art Filter: You can select from the following Art Filters:
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin
Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line,
Water color, and Art
- Scene Modes: You can select from the following Scene Modes:
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held
Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro,
Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, and Beach &
Snow. Fisheye Effect, Wide Angle, Macro, 3D Photo are available with
optional converters or lenses.
- Movie Shooting Modes: You can shoot movies using the
shutter speed and aperture effects and movie special effects.
Picture Modes (Processing Options): The camera lets you select image tones to
create unique image effects. For each picture mode, you can fine-adjust the
image parameters, such as contrast and sharpness. The Picture Modes include:
- i-Enhance: produces more impressive-looking pictures matched to
the scene mode
- Vivid: produces vivid colors
- Natural: produces natural colors
- Muted: produces flat tones
- Portrait: produces beautiful skin tones
- Monotone: produces black and white tones
- Custom: lets you select one of the above modes, set the
parameters, and register the setting.
Focus Modes: The E-M10 features a fast, contrast type auto
focus system. You
can select Single-AF (focuses when shutter button is pressed halfway), Continuous-AF (always
focusing), or Manual (turning the focus ring). You can also fine-adjust the
focus manually by turning the focus ring after AF is performed in the S-AF mode.
If you have a moving subject, you can use the AF Tracking feature. In this mode,
the camera will track and maintain focus on the subject while the shutter button
is held halfway.
Auto-Focus Target: The camera has 35 Auto-Focus targets for
focusing on the subject. In the All-Target AF mode, the camera automatically
chooses from the full set of the 35
AF targets. In the Single-Target AF mode, you can manually select one AF target for
accurately focusing on the subject after composing the shot. The Group Target
mode lets you select a group of nine AF targets, and the camera chooses the
specific target for focusing.
ISO Settings: The sensitivity can be set automatically or manually.
The manual ISO
sensitivity ranges from LOW (equivalent to approximately ISO 100), ISO 200 to
ISO 25600, with selectable ISO steps of 1 EV or
White Balance: Color reproduction depends upon light conditions. You
can choose from 4 options for setting the white balance:
- Auto: For General Use, used for most light conditions
- Preset: You can choose from the following presets:
- 5300K: for shooting outdoors on a clear day, for
sunset/sunrise, or fireworks
- 7500K: for shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day
- 6000K: for shooting outdoors on a cloudy day
- 3000K: for shooting under a tungsten light
- 4000K: for shooting under fluorescent lighting
- 5500K: for flash shooting
- Underwater: for underwater photography (requires
optional underwater case)
- Custom: Color temperature set in the custom white balance menu
(between 2000K and 14000K)
- One-Touch: Color temperature set by the one-touch WB method
Sequential Shooting: In addition to shooting single frames, the
can also shoot images continuously. When Sequential H is selected, photos are
taken at approximately 8 frames per second for as long as the
shutter button is pressed. Focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the
first shot. Sequential L takes photos at about 3.5 fps while the shutter button is
held down. Focus and exposure are fixed according to the options selected for AF
mode and AEL/AFL.
Self-Timer: The Self-Timer lets you take pictures after a preset
amount of time. You can choose from 2 seconds or 12 seconds. You can also set up
a custom self-timer, choosing the number of frames (1-10), time of delay to
first shot (1-30 seconds), and interval between multiple shots (0.5, 1, 2, 3).
Bulb Shooting: The E-M10 can take extra long exposures with bulb
shooting. When the camera is set to Bulb, the shutter remains open as long as
the shutter button stays pressed. You can set a maximum exposure time for bulb
shooting between 1 and 30 minutes. Use of a tripod and the optional RM-UC1
remote cable are highly recommended for bulb
Time-Lapse Photography: The camera can be set to shoot
automatically with a set time lapse, to be viewed as individual photos or as a
time-lapse movie. This feature is only available in the P/A/S/M shooting modes.
You can set the total number of frames (1-999), start waiting time (00:00:01 to
24:59:59), interval time (00:00:01 to 24:59:59), and turn on/off time lapse
movie. If either the start waiting time or shooting interval is set to longer
than 1 minute 30 seconds, the monitor and camera power will turn off after 1
minute. Ten seconds before shooting, the power will automatically turn on again.
Flash Modes: The E-M10 comes with a pop-up flash. You can select from
several flash modes: Auto, Fill in
flash, Red-eye reduction flash, Slow synchronization (1st curtain), Slow sync
(1st curtain) with Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization (2nd
curtain), Manual flash, and
Flash off. Some flash modes are not available for all shooting modes. You can also manually set the intensity of the flash to full, 1/4, 1/16, or 1/64 power.
External Flash: The E-M10 has a hot shoe for attaching an
optional external flash unit, such as the Olympus FL-14, FL-20, FL-36R, FL-50R,
FL-300R, and FL-600R. These external flash units communicate with the camera,
allowing you to control the camera's flash modes with various available flash
control modes, such as TTL-AUTO. The units listed above have a remote control
mode that can be used for wireless flash photography.
Bracketing: To increase your chances of getting the perfect exposure
in difficult shooting conditions, you can set the camera to take a number of
photos at different exposure values for each frame. Frames are shot at optimum
exposure, plus pictures adjusted in the opposite directions of exposure. You can
perform bracketing in the following ways:
- AE Bracket: Three frames are shot using automatic exposure. You
can set the compensation value to 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
- WB Bracket: Three frames are shot using different white balances;
one at specified WB, one adjusted toward amber-blue color, and the other
toward green-magenta. You can set the bracketing adjustments in 2, 4, or 6
- FL Bracket: Three frames are shot with different flash intensity.
Compensation values can be set at 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
- ISO Bracket: Three images are taken, each with different ISO
sensitivity, with shutter speed and aperture fixed. Compensation values can
be set at 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
- Art Bracketing: Multiple images are taken, each with a
different art filter setting. You can select which art filters to include in
the bracketing shot.
Metering Modes: There are 5 ways to measure the subject brightness:
- Digital ESP: Camera measures light levels and calculates the
differences in 324 separate areas of the image.
- Center-Weighted Average: Camera provides the average metering
between the subject and background lighting, placing more weight on the
subject in the center.
- Spot: Camera meters a very small area around the center of the
- Spot with Highlight Control: If overall background is bright, the
camera shifts toward over-exposure so white areas don't turn gray.
- Spot with Shadow Control: If overall background is dark, the
camera shifts toward under-exposure so black areas don't turn gray.
Face Detection: The camera will detect people's faces in the frame and
adjust the focus and metering automatically.
Multiple Exposure: The E-M10 lets you create multiple
exposures in a single frame. Methods include: two frames combined as one,
portions of one frame merged with portions of another, or RAW frames overlaid in
the playback mode.
Digital Level: To ensure that your pictures are level
perfect, the camera has a digital level gauge that can be viewed in the monitor
and the electronic viewfinder.
Photo Playback: You can play back images one at a time, or in an index
display of 4, 9, 25, or 100. You can also display images recorded on the
memory card by date (calendar display). While in single image playback, the image can be magnified
to 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, or 14x for a closer look.
Playback On TV: The E-M10 allows you to play back your still
images or movies on a TV. The camera has a Micro HDMI (Type D) output for
connecting to an HDTV. Output resolution can be set to 1080i, 720p, and 480p. No
Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable is included. In addition, you can connect the camera to
a TV with composite video, using the optional CB-AVC3 AV cable connected to the
HDMI Control: When HDMI Control is set to "On", the camera
can be operated by a TV remote control when it is connected to the TV via HDMI.
The TV must support HDMI control. During single-frame playback, you can display
or hide the information display and the index display.
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer, regardless of
Power Options: The E-M10 is powered by the supplied BLS-5 Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery (7.2 volts 1150mAh). The battery charges in approximately
hours in the supplied BCS-5 battery charger. The BLS-5 battery is
good for approximately 320 shots on a single charge.
Olympus Viewer 3 Software: The E-M10 includes Olympus Viewer
3 software on CD-ROM. The
software is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Mac OS X v10.5 - v.10.8
USB Mass Storage Class: The camera supports USB Mass Storage
Class, allowing you to transfer images to a computer with the provided USB
cable. The following operating systems are compatible with the USB connection:
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Mac OS X version 10.5 - v.10.8