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Olympus OM-D E-M10 (no lens included)

16-megapixel compact system camera with built-in Wi-Fi® (Black)

Item # 279EM10K

Olympus gave the OM-D E-M10 a light and portable design, along with stylish retro appeal.

Olympus gave the OM-D E-M10 a light and portable design, along with stylish retro appeal.

Discontinued item

Item # 279EM10K

About the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (no lens included)

Powerful and portable

Olympus gave the OM-D E-M10 a light and portable design, along with stylish retro appeal. Delve below the surface, and you'll see it's got the goods where it counts, as well. A 16-megapixel CMOS sensor is paired with the powerful TruePic VII processor for precise colors rendered at high resolution. The E-M10 uses internal image stabilization designed along three axis points — yaw, pitch and roll — to reduce blurring when you and your camera are moving. If you're shooting your sister's stage debut, the camera's three-dimensional 81-point autofocus grid will keep the focus where it should be, whether she's moving left, right, up, down, closer to the lens, or farther away. Keep track of your scene by looking through the electronic viewfinder or watching the tilting 3" high-definition touchscreen — either way you'll know exactly what you're getting when you press the shutter button.
Olympus OM-D E-M10

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 features a 3", tilting touchscreen for convenience in framing your shot.

Powerful and portable

Olympus gave the OM-D E-M10 a light and portable design, along with stylish retro appeal. Delve below the surface, and you'll see it's got the goods where it counts, as well. A 16-megapixel CMOS sensor is paired with the powerful TruePic VII processor for precise colors rendered at high resolution. The E-M10 uses internal image stabilization designed along three axis points — yaw, pitch and roll — to reduce blurring when you and your camera are moving. If you're shooting your sister's stage debut, the camera's three-dimensional 81-point autofocus grid will keep the focus where it should be, whether she's moving left, right, up, down, closer to the lens, or farther away. Keep track of your scene by looking through the electronic viewfinder or watching the tilting 3" high-definition touchscreen — either way you'll know exactly what you're getting when you press the shutter button.

Artistry at your fingertips

The E-M10 can produce beautiful, creative photographs. That doesn't mean you have to be an expert to work it. Automatic modes allow the camera to choose the appropriate aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity while you're learning your craft. When you're ready to take more creative control, you can choose which parts of the process you want to adjust manually at any time. If you know you'll be in the same shooting environment for a while, preset white-balance modes for sun, clouds, shadows and even fluorescent lighting are pre-programmed for your convenience. Built-in Picture Modes let you apply custom filters on the spot, creating artistic effects that can take your photos and videos to the next level.

Wi-Fi inside

You may not want to wait until later to upload your photos to the web, and with the E-M10, you don't have to. Just find a Wi-Fi hot spot and use the built-in wireless function to connect with your smartphone. Then you can archive, edit or share on social media instantly. The E-M10 also features geotagging, so you can put the relevant geographical information into the file — it's great for vacations and adventures. You'll never forget where you were when you took the shot.


Product highlights:

  • 16-megapixel effective recording
  • Micro Four Thirds-type Live MOS image sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm)
  • optional MMF-3 adapter allows some larger Olympus lenses to fit
  • three-axis in-body image stabilization provides shake and movement compensation for attached lenses
  • 3" (1 million dot) tilting OLED (Organic LED) touchscreen with brightness and color temperature control
  • high-resolution (1.4 million-dot) electronic viewfinder
  • built-in Wi-Fi® and geotagging for easy online sharing
  • 81-point autofocus grid for accurate, high-speed focus on a moving subject
  • face/eye detection autofocus with face recognition locks in focus for sharp candids and portraits
  • records photos and video onto optional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • built-in dust reduction system to keep image sensor clean
  • 5 different aspect ratios available for specific framing options without cropping
  • rechargeable BLS-5 battery and BCS-5 charger included
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: up to 8 frames per second
  • shutter speed range: 60-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • ISO range: 100-25,600
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
  • 23 preset scene modes
  • 11 in-camera art filters including pop art and pin hole camera
  • flash sync at 1/250 second with built-in flash (1/200 with optional external flash)
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB 2.0 interface (cable included)
  • micro HDMI output (cable not included)
  • input for optional wired remote control
  • 5"W x 3-1/4"H x 2-1/4"D (without lens)
  • weight (with memory card and battery): 14.4 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # V207020BU000

What's in the box:

  • Black E-M10 digital camera body (with BC-2 body cap installed)
  • BLS-5 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 1150 mAh)
  • BCS-5 battery charger (8.35V 0.4A)
  • 6' AC cord
  • 54" USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and proprietary connector on the other end)
  • Neck strap
  • Olympus Setup CD-ROM
  • Basic Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty card
  • Power plug sheet

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Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Touchscreen Yes
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent N/A
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom 2x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Micro
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Sensor Size 4/3 Live MOS
Megapixels 16.1
Image Stabilization Sensor Shift
Highest Resolution 4608 x 3456
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Width (inches) 5-1/8
Height (inches) 3-5/16
Depth (inches) 2-1/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 14.4
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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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 lenses: 12mm F2.0, 17mm F1.8, 45mm F1.8, 60mm F2.8, ED 12-40mm F2.8, 14-42mm F3.5-5-6 II R, ED14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ, 75-200mm F4.8-6.7 II, 75mm F1.8, and 9-18mm F4.0-5.6.

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 8 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:

Size 4:3 16:9 3:2 1:1 3:4
L 4608 x 3456 4608 x 2592 4608 x 3072 3456 x 3456 2592 x 3456
M* 3200 x 2400 3200 x 1800 3216 x 2144 2400 x 2400 1824 x 2432
M 2560 x 1920 2560 x 1440 2544 x 1696 1920 x 1920 1440 x 1920
M 1920 x 1440 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1280 1440 x 1440 1104 x 1472
M 1600 x 1200 1536 x 864 1584 x 1056 1216 x 1216 864 x 1152
S* 1280 x 960 1280 x 720 1296 x 864 960 x 960 720 x 960
S 1024 x 768 1024 x 576 1008 x 672 768 x 768 576 x 768
S 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:

Record Mode Pixel Count Frame Rate File Format
Full HD Fine 1920 x 1080 30 fps MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Full HD Normal 1920 x 1080
HD Fine 1280 x 720 30 fps
HD Normal 1280 x 720
HD 1280 x 720 30 fps Motion JPEG
SD 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 of 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 Bracketing
  • Scene Modes: You can select from the following Scene Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight, Night 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 1/3 EV.

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 E-M10 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 shooting.

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 steps.
  • 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 subject.
  • 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 camera's multi-connector.

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.

PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer, regardless of brand.

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 3.5 hours in the supplied BCS-5 battery charger. The BLS-5 battery is good for approximately 320 shots on a single charge.

Supplied Software

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

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