tjbates: Whichever way I look at it - the E-M10 looks like a marketing mistake in favour of the consumer. That doesn't happen very often.The E-M10 is marketed as an entry level OM series camera - however on paper and I'm sure in reality - this camera looks to perform (purely in terms of image quality) as well as the E-M1. That's pretty special for a camera about half the price of it's bigger brother.
Olympus needs to make more marketing mistakes like this.
qwertio: I have a feeling this will have a gold award with 81~82% rating.Something like this....Pros: - Excellent image quality, even at high ISO- 3-axis IBIS almost as good as 5-axis IBIS except for macro photography- Chromatic aberration corrected in-camera making JPEGs more usable- Impressive number of customizable controls- Bright, sharp electronic viewfinder- Reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for remote control and easy transfer of images to mobile device- Neat in-camera time lapse creation- Tilting OLED screen very good
Cons:- No weather sealing- Disappointing video quality (unless updated by firmware..)- Interface and controls can be overwhelming initially- In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive
Sounds like every camera receives a participation trophy.
This is pretty good deal. When the price settles down a bit, it will even be a better deal.
I would say the E-P5 and any offspring have run their course and are rendered obsolete by this camera. The EPL and EPM still serve some purpose in the Oly line up.
OMD occupies a nice niche in the camera market. It will be interesting to see if Olympus can make a buck selling these cameras.
veroman: Save for the very best of the full frames, the M10 images look no better and no worse than the countless thousands of other images that have been posted on dpreview in the course of their most recent (past 2 to 3 years) camera reviews.
Seems to me that camera choices these days have much, much more to do with price point, ergonomics, features and intended uses than image quality or anything having to do with image quality. They're all very good. The OM-D E-M10 is good. A Leica is good. The Fuji X Trans cameras are good. My old Canon 40D is good. Take your pick.
The OP's comments is spot on.
Just about every camera trotted out gets a gold or silver award these days.
It is a pretty good day to go out and take some photo, regardless of what equipment you carry.
Sounds like "no" in Nikonese.
This looks like a very good value.
$699 (body only)? Not bad. Nothing new here, but the price.
It will be substantially cheaper by Christmas.
Josh Bailey: is the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 Lens that comes with it good for landscapes or would it be better to get just the body and buy a different lens?
Stuck between this and the EM-1 for first camera. Definitely want to be outside in nature with whichever I choose.
Wait to see what Olympus rolls out tomorrow--E-M10.
Jim Salvas: I bought my E-M1 a couple of months ago, but I wondered before the intro what I would have done if the X-T1 had been available at the time. I think I would still have chosen the E-M1.
In the Fuji, you get a slightly larger sensor and maybe an improved EVF plus possibly improved video, but on every other significant point of difference, the Olympus comes out ahead. More customizable. In-body stabilization (a huge deal if you want to use legacy lenses). Better lens selection.
Still, it's good to see more competition in this space. Who knows, we might even see reasonable prices someday.
The Fuji is $100 cheaper than the E-M1. That is a start.$999 sounds about right, so we have a way to go still
mgblack74: I'm looking for the word "silly" in this review. It was used fairly early in the the description of the Nikon Df and it never had a chance in the eyes of DPR reviewers after that. I guess because everyone is horny over Fuji these days, design elements are looked at through rose coloured glasses. C 'mon DPR... show the world you're fair and consistent and tell us the Fuji XT-1 is a silly design. An extra button step to engage selectable AF points should warrant that at least, no? Or the low mileage batteries, no? Or the single card slot, no? Hmmm.
A fanboy rant. The merits or shortcomings of any camera is a matter determined by the user and not DPReview.
showmeyourpics: After having read the review and the readers' comments (thank you all), it looks to me that this situation is similar to most introductions of revolutionary gear. I believe that every one here is at least partially right. The A7 is a 1st generation, ground-breaking camera and Sony should be recognized for it. It shows that MILC's are maturing quickly and approaching state-of-the-art performance all the way to FF format. On the other hand, as a 1st generation, the camera tends to be somewhat unbalanced offering cutting-edge features next to others that are not (yet). DPR conclusions mirror this reality. I would be very surprised if Sony did not take care of these shortcomings in the upcoming reiterations, and beef up the choice of (pro grade) lenses. With the often tough outdoor photography I do, this is the first camera model that would make FF approachable to me.
Critical recognition is one thing, opening your wallet and dropping cash is another matter altogether.
There is plenty left--most notably clicking the order icon.
The authors described themselves as ambivalent about the Sony A7.
I am not sure how this ambivalence equals a silver award.
Sony appears to engineered a camera where the whole does not equal the sum of the pieces.
FrancW: it seems that DP couldn't handle the fact that Pentax came up first in the previous poll, so now we get a new one ;-(
its apples and pears again.
It is dollars and cents. You get to participate in a bogus poll of gear and by doing so be exposed to advertisements for the products. DPReview sells stuff. It is more akin to Newsmax than a Gallop Poll
reginalddwight: Is there really a need for this article, when the ones you guys published only a few days ago on enthusiast compacts and high-end pocketable compacts will suffice? Just saying.
Perhaps a year-in-review of smartphones for social photography makes more sense in this category.
They are hawking gear like everyone else. Tis the season.....
The ads for the cameras are longer than the article. Took forever to scroll through them. LOL. It is more like an informercial at 3:00 AM
"Social Photography"? We used to call this get a picture of the kid's birthday party. I guess it is all soooo serious now.
Retro is soooo 2012
This one isn't as ugly as the last one on DP Review (which isn't saying much)It must be a fake.