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Olympus OM-D E-M10 brings E-M5 down to size

By dpreview staff on Jan 29, 2014 at 06:00 GMT
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Olympus unveils the OM-D E-M10, a smaller and budget-friendlier Micro Four Thirds 'Digital OM' with many parts borrowed from the E-M5 - starting with its 16 megapixel sensor. It also manages to snag a few features from the flagship E-M1, including its TruePic VII processor and built-in Wi-Fi for image transfer and remote control.

It falls short of its siblings with '3-axis' image stabilization rather than the '5-axis' system in the E-M5 and E-M1, and doesn't provide an accessory port, but these concessions help nudge the E-M10 to an attractive price point. It debuts in the US at $699 body-only ($799 with collapsible 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R lens) and £529 body-only in the UK (£699 with new 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ power zoom). 

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Press Release:

OLYMPUS EXPANDS OM-D® CAMERA LINE-UP WITH NEW, EXTREMELY COMPACT E-M10 — THE OM-D FOR ALL

The Image Quality and Power of the E-M1 and E-M5 are now Packed into a More Affordable OM-D Body; Two New Lenses Broaden Olympus’s Micro Four Thirds® System

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 29, 2014 — Olympus adds to its award-winning OM-D family with the new E-M10, an interchangeable lens camera that combines the outstanding image quality, speed and power of the flagship Olympus® OM-D E-M1 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 into an extremely compact and stylish all-metal body. Featuring the new TruePic VII image processor, the same found in the OM-D E-M1, 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Wi-Fi® technology, a large, high-speed electronic viewfinder, 3-axis image stabilization, ultrafast autofocus and a built-in flash, it’s the OM-D for photographers looking for an affordable, yet powerful, system camera they can use every day. The new, super-slim M.ZUIKO® DIGITAL 14-42mm f 3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens and the super-bright M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm f1.8 expands Olympus Micro Four Thirds line-up to 15 lenses.

Best-In-Class Image Quality
The Olympus OM-D E-M10’s 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, combined with the TruePic VII image processor and M.ZUIKO lenses, delivers beautiful image quality with high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity that exceeds other cameras in its class. A maximum sensitivity of ISO 25600 is perfect for shooting dark scenes and indoor shooting locations, and ISO LOW mode (100 equivalent) expands the low-sensitivity end. The sensor’s rich dynamic range makes smooth gradations possible and beautifully depicts high-contrast highlights and shadows. Fine Detail Processing II technology configures the appropriate sharpness processing for each individual lens resulting in natural, high-quality resolution.

The Olympus OM-D E-M10’s in-body 3-axis image stabilization system is derived from the world’s first 5-axis system in the E-M5 and E-M1. The 3-axis version effectively counteracts yaw, roll and pitch with both still shots and HD movies, regardless of the lens attached to the camera yielding great results even in poor lighting conditions or when using an exposure time of 1/15 second or less.

Speed
The on-board FAST AF is Olympus’ fastest-ever AF system and uses 81 target areas that cover the whole image. Small AF Target and Super Spot AF modes make it possible to zoom in and focus accurately on minute sections of the frame. The E-M10 is also capable of capturing high-speed action with 8fps sequential shooting, the fast processor supports continuous capture of up to 20 RAW frames or an unlimited number of JPEG frames*, and the Continuous Auto Focus with Tracking mode accurately tracks and captures moving subject as fast as 3.5 fps.

Beautiful OM-D Design
The ultra-slim, compact and lightweight Olympus OM-D E-M10 body is built with precision-machined metal parts and a premium feel that inspires the user. Two easy-to-reach metal dials give excellent operability and improved control, and the grip is designed to rest comfortably in the user’s hand. Despite its size, the E-M10 is the first OM-D with a built-in flash that is optimized for 1/250 second synchronization, a benefit for daytime flash photography.

* With TOSHIBA® SDHC UHS-I R95/W90 EXCERIA

High-Speed Creative EVF
The large, 1,440,000-dot electronic high resolution viewfinder (EVF) located on the optical axis of the E-M10 features a 120-fps refresh rate, a 100 percent field of view and maximum 1.15x magnification to help accurately frame shots. An eye sensor seamlessly switches the display between the tilting, 3.0-inch touch-screen monitor and the electronic viewfinder. Camera setting information, such as shutter speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder and photographers can take full advantage of the EVF’s ability to display the effects of various exposure adjustments, Art Filter effects and Creative Controls like Color Creator, Image Aspect control, Highlight/Shadow control, Live Histogram, Display of five different grid patterns and even a Level Gauge — all without having to remove your eye from the viewfinder.

In-Camera Creativity
New features, including Live Composite Mode and Photo & Movie Capture, expand the user’s creative potential. Live Composite Mode is a tool that offers previews of long exposures in the EVF, a perfect tool for anyone looking to easily capture light trails when shooting a star-filled sky. Photo & Movie Capture lets users shoot high-quality still images without interrupting the video recording. 12 Art Filters, three HDR capture modes and Photo Story support your photographic imagination.

Built-In Wi-Fi
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 includes built-in Wi-Fi, and the setup is simple. By quickly scanning the QR code displayed on the camera’s LCD with a smart device, it syncs with the Wi-Fi network created by the camera. The free Olympus Image Share smartphone app synchronizes a user’s smartphone and E-M10 so the camera’s Live View is effectively displayed on the phone. In this way, the camera can be controlled by touching the smartphone display as if it were the camera itself, and users can send selected images directly to websites and social media.

Two New Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Olympus has also introduced two new Micro Four Thirds lenses to its line-up. The super-slim M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm* f3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens measures just .9 inches thick, making it the world’s slimmest standard zoom lens.** It has a smooth electric zoom that is suitable for shooting movies, and can also be zoomed in and out remotely using compatible smartphones through the updated Olympus Image Share app. The super-bright, lightweight, high-performance M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm* f1.8 lens has a fixed focal length and is ideal for capturing portraits or close-ups from as little as 9.8 inches away. Both new lenses are sold separately.

New Micro Four Thirds Accessories
A host of new Micro Four Thirds accessories join the Olympus Micro Four Thirds line-up, including the fixed-aperture F8.0 Fish Eye Body Cap lens with a focal length of 9mm (35mm equivalent: 18mm). It’s an ultra-slim accessory for creative wide-angle shooting through its 5-element, 4-group lens construction. The multi-use lens barrier MF lever switches from pan focus shooting to close up 8-inch shooting with a single press of the lever. The ECG-1 matching ergonomic grip is a removable grip exclusively for use with the E-M10. Designed for absolute comfort, the grip is the perfect thickness for resting the ring finger and pinky when holding the camera. A single press of the lever on the bottom of the grip easily removes it, making replacing batteries and memory cards seamless. The MCON-PO2 macro converter is compatible with six Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses and adapts them for close-up shooting. Finally, the Automatic Opening Lens Cap LC-37C is available exclusively for use with the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ. When the camera is turned off, this accessory protects the lens from dust and scratches, and when the camera is powered on the lens cap instantly opens for snapshots and quick shooting.

*35mm Equivalent
**As of January 29, 2014. Shortest distance between the mount and the front end of the lens, when retracted.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 will be available in March 2014 in the following configurations.

Estimated Street Price:

$699.99 Body only, available in Black and Silver
$799.99 Body in Black or Silver with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens

{product} specifications

Price
MSRP$699.99 / £529.99 / €599 (body only), $799.99 / £699.99 / €799 (with 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 lens (standard in US, EZ in Europe)
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorTruePic VII
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 200 - 25600
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 3-axis image stabilization (yaw/pitch/roll)
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine, normal, basic
File format
  • JPEG
  • RAW (12-bit lossless)
  • MPO
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points81
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier2×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots1,037,000
Touch screenYes (Shutter release, Enlargement, Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement and decrease, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, Scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection)
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1.15×
Viewfinder resolution1,440,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Manual (M)
  • Aperture Priority (A)
  • Shutter Priority (S)
  • Programmed Auto (P)
  • iAUTO
  • Scene Selection (SCN)
  • Bulb
  • Time
  • Underwater
  • Art Filter
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
  • Beach & Snow
  • Fisheye Conv.
  • Wide Conv.
  • Macro Conv.
  • 3D
Built-in flashYes (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
Flash range5.80 m (ISO100)
External flashYes (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R)
Flash modesFlash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Continuous drive8 fps
Self-timerYes (12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264, Motion JPEG
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notesLive View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Wireless Release, Power Off
Remote controlYes (Optional Remote cable RM-UC1)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionBLS-5 Li-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)320
Weight (inc. batteries)396 g (0.87 lb / 13.97 oz)
Dimensions119 x 82 x 46 mm (4.69 x 3.24 x 1.81)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (Interval Time 1 sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames. Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically)
GPSOptional
GPS notesuses Smartphone GPS data
110
I own it
149
I want it
19
I had it
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Total comments: 53
Photoworks
By Photoworks (2 months ago)

Only 30p video? Of course ... it's an Olympus!

0 upvotes
Craig from Nevada
By Craig from Nevada (3 months ago)

This looks like a very good value.

3 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (3 months ago)

Due to the very poor, yet quite pricey lens line-up, I cannot take any M4/3rd form factor camera to seriously. Is an APS-C and FF 135 world out there still, good people.

1 upvote
T3
By T3 (3 months ago)

@Francis Carver - very poor and pricey? LOL. I use Canon APS-C and FF DSLRs, but I'm also using m4/3. m4/3 is the system I'm enjoying the most. Ultra compact, excellent lenses, excellent selection, in-body stabilization means all my lenses are stabilzed, I really love the form factor, and I don't mind paying a little bit more for (much) greater portability of all the lenses and the entire system. I also bought a Canon EOS M with 22mm pancake, 18-55 zoom, and 90EX flash, but that system is still not ready for prime time yet. Nevertheless, the price had dropped so much on the kit that I said, "Eh, why not?" (It does do video quite well, though.) So of the various systems and form factors I'm using, each does have its pros and cons, but the system I am currently enjoying the most, and that I am most excited about, is m4/3. Don't be so close minded. It's good to experiment and to use different form factors. Compared to my m4/3 system, my APS/FF DSLR gear is ginormous.

7 upvotes
lighthunter80
By lighthunter80 (2 months ago)

Can second that. I used for years Canon APSC and since 2011 Canon FF. I have no complaints about it. But since a year I also got m4/3 and 4 prime lenses (P14/O17/P25/O45) and I love the Pen 5 form factor. It's a serious system and worth the money I think.

0 upvotes
caver3d
By caver3d (3 months ago)

Okay, so let's go through this one more time for those of you that still don't get it. The E-M10 is the entry-level OM-D, the E-M5 is the mid-level OM-D, and the E-M1 is the high-end, flagship, pro level OM-D.

The E-M10 is NOT the E-M5 successor. And we will eventually see the E-M5 successor unveiled at a price point that sits well in the middle between the E-M10 and E-M1.

Now, do we all understand that?

6 upvotes
bluevellet
By bluevellet (3 months ago)

Bububut it has new features the 2-year-old E-M5 doesn't have!

Bububut has a suggested price only a 100-dollars cheaper than the street price of the old E-M5!

Bububut it features a simpler IBIS and no weather-sealing at all!

2 upvotes
Gesture
By Gesture (3 months ago)

Neat cameras down-specifying. But $700 is not budget-friendly; it is a lot of money.

4 upvotes
cordellwillis
By cordellwillis (3 months ago)

Seriously?

2 upvotes
caver3d
By caver3d (3 months ago)

You are getting a GREAT camera well worth the price (even if it is the entry-level OM-D).

2 upvotes
sadwitch
By sadwitch (3 months ago)

It's a fine line between budget and perceived value. Won't you agree if it falls below a certain retail price the camera will be view as "CHEAP" and won't hold a (special) place in consumers heart since it's 'disposable'. For those that keep comparing EM-5 price, please compare it at retail instead of resale market. Anyhow, it's a logical strategy since Olympus has the intention to continue selling EM-5 and people may just buy it due to it not being much more expensive then EM-10.

0 upvotes
photobeans
By photobeans (3 months ago)

Compared to what? A Nikon d3200? An NEX 6? You realize an entry level DSLR for $499 is a crappy shooting experience with it's small optical viewfinder, single dial wheel, limited button customization, no touch screen shooting, limited settings, etc. The NEX 6 is almost the same price with an inferior body design.

3 upvotes
jeremyclarke
By jeremyclarke (2 months ago)

a6000 details are out and it's only a bit cheaper and still lacks all the major benefits the OMD has on it (IBIS, touchscreen, controls). Of course it does have that big sensor (now 24mp).

0 upvotes
Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (3 months ago)

So it is a crappier E-M5 for $50.00 cheaper. Hmm. Don't like these updates when there really isn't any improvement over existing products.

5 upvotes
T3
By T3 (3 months ago)

I'd rather have the E-M10 because of the inclusion of wifi and the built-in flash. Handy features to have. How is this "crappier"? I think it's crappy that these companies make you carry around a silly little add-on flash, even if you just want a pop of fill light. And I think every camera should have built-in wifi. We live in a wireless connected world now. Modern cameras should have this feature. Thankfully, more and more of them do. But alas, not the E-M5.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 4 minutes after posting
6 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

it's strange especially when they already have a better design of E-M1. they should be able to make a smaller E-M1 and an even smaller one as E-M100.

Comment edited 3 times, last edit 3 minutes after posting
2 upvotes
Revenant
By Revenant (3 months ago)

This is not an update, it's a new model that sits below E-M5 in the line-up.

1 upvote
Tonio Loewald
By Tonio Loewald (3 months ago)

Apparently the control wheels on the EM10 are nicer (one of the biggest complaints about the EM5) and the viewfinder automatically adjusts brightness based on ambient light (as the EM1's does) and it has a better rear LCD.

Presumably there'll be an updated EM5 shortly (for $900-1000 body only if it comes in at the EM5's original price point).

2 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

Some more info about MCON-P02 not available in the text. It is compatible with
M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens
M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens
M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Lens
M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 Lens
M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens
M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens

Some of them have 37mm filters (zooms) and some 46mm filters (primes). " It includes a 37-46mm step-up ring for compatibility with smaller-diameter lenses as well as front and rear lens caps."

As such, shold be compatible with Pana DG 25/1.4 lens , Pana 20/1.7 (and 1.7 II), Pana 14mm, 45/2.8 too.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

With 45/2.8 macro lens, the macroconverter should give really huge magnification. :-)

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

DPR, why your spec lists Flash X sync as 1/200s, when Oly's press release says "Despite its size, the E-M10 is the first OM-D with a built-in flash that is optimized for 1/250 second synchronization"? It is obviously the same shutter unit from E-M5, which allows 1/250 X sync.

1 upvote
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

Some strange inconsistencies:

"U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 will be available in March 2014 in the following configurations.
"

Amazon lists it as "Released February 12, 2014"

"Estimated Street Price:

$699.99 Body only, available in Black and Silver
$799.99 Body in Black or Silver with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens"

B&H list the kit with 14-42 EZ, for the same $799.

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

OK, now BH fixed their listing. Unfortunately, just 14-42 II R.

0 upvotes
Paul Guba
By Paul Guba (3 months ago)

Interesting how people are ready to spend nearly twice for a Fuji and reluctant to spend half as much for the Olympus. Marketing and hype really are expensive. Olympus has a much more mature system with better selection of lenses from numerous makers. Seems to me this camera is a bargain.

7 upvotes
Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (3 months ago)

Fiji have fast lenses to match their cameras. m4/3 give you pancake f/1.8. They are aimed at different markets.

2 upvotes
Tonio Loewald
By Tonio Loewald (3 months ago)

The argument that M4/3 lacks fast lenses is a bit weak. There are a ton of fast lenses at many different focal lengths available for M4/3 and most of them are cheaper than Fujifilm's equivalents.

There are 11 primes f2.0 or faster in this list.

http://hazeghi.org/mft-lenses.html

Comment edited 19 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
Raist3d
By Raist3d (3 months ago)

If you talk about the xt1- because the xt1 looks like an amazing camera that delivers better iq than an em1, best evf of any and amazing controls.

That's said I will agree the em10 looks great at the asking price to me.

1 upvote
PhotoHawk
By PhotoHawk (3 months ago)

Truly disappointing - nothing new here. It is the same Olympus strategy we've seen before. The same box, slightly different dials, same IQ, same sensor, the same performance. Do you want fries with this or do you want home fries.

Think back to the EP1, EP2, EP3, EPL1, EPL1s, EPL2, EPL3, EPM1, E600, E620,E5. All use the same sensor and pretty much have the same IQ. Different form factors but we don't even have that really in three models of OMD.

If someone can slam Canon for reusing the 18 MP sensor in many bodies then we should be critical of Olympus as well.

Now Fuji - thats exciting! They are moving the bar forward fast. And say what you want about Sony but clearly they are moving quicker as well.

5 upvotes
Thorgrem
By Thorgrem (3 months ago)

Yes, it's really a shame Olympus puts it's best sensor in every camera..... The 18MP Canon sensor is from 2009 and the Olympus 16MP is from 2012. Canon's 18MP sensor even has a lower DXO score than the slightly smaller Olympus 16MP sensor....

Comment edited 12 minutes after posting
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Sir Nick of High Point
By Sir Nick of High Point (3 months ago)

If you want a different sensor in every camera, you should shoot film.

9 upvotes
revio
By revio (3 months ago)

@PhotoHawk:
WELL...ever thought about such a minute thing as PRICE???
In swedish kronor, I paid about 12000+ sek for my E-M5 w 12-50 kit lens, just over a year ago. Now this new E-M10 will set one back at 7400 sek w the new miniature kit lens. Quite a quick and nice development, price wise, since they both offer (near) the same IQ (talking about the body, the new kit lens is unknown yet as regards its IQ)

Olympus said when E-M5 was presented that there would follow both higher and lower level cameras in the OMD-guise! It´s ok they have very similar IQ of course, but lets you choose from their equipment/features/shapes etc. Really good in my book!

Comment edited 27 seconds after posting
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PhotoHawk
By PhotoHawk (3 months ago)

To Thorgem;
No, their best sensor is not moving any ball forward. In that same time frame Nikon, Sony, Fuji and Pentax, Samsung and Panasonic have all upgraded their sensors and their electronics. Olympus is repackaging the EM5. Its not new - only an EM5 without some features and with some other from another model.

1 upvote
PhotoHawk
By PhotoHawk (3 months ago)

To Revio;
The EM5 (the EM5 is currently $899 with 12-50mm lens and the E10 is $699 body only) and EM10 aren't that far apart in price at this moment. Which would you like French Fries or Home Fries?

2 upvotes
sadwitch
By sadwitch (3 months ago)

I don't see panasonic or samsung beating the olympus in terms of IQ, its more like a match and that was panasonic playing catchup since the EM5 was launch before the GX7 or GM1. Are you just comparing them on paper? On paper every new release is better than the old but by how much? As for Fuji, granted their IQ has the edge, they're also playing catchup in terms of functions and features to EM1 and you gotta pay more to get that.

0 upvotes
photobeans
By photobeans (3 months ago)

Olympus doesn't make sensors. It now depends on what Sony gives them. Don't blame Olympus here. Unless they strike a deal again with Panasonic to use their sensors. Besides, Sony sensors haven't really much evolved since 2 years ago either. I read they are working on an organic sensor that might appear in 2015, better color depth and noise characteristics.

0 upvotes
D1N0
By D1N0 (3 months ago)

It bores me..

4 upvotes
Antony John
By Antony John (3 months ago)

Now you know how others regard your comments ...

18 upvotes
D1N0
By D1N0 (3 months ago)

You are not a nice person.

4 upvotes
ybizzle
By ybizzle (3 months ago)

You can buy used EM-5 bodies for around $500 these days so why bother with this? That's what I paid for mine at a local camera shop. Why pay more and get less?

5 upvotes
T3
By T3 (3 months ago)

Used is always cheaper. Many of us prefer to buy new. Plus, a used camera, in good condition, isn't always readily available for purchase in every store. Besides, things like built-in flash and built-in wifi are handy and valuable inclusions for many of us.

3 upvotes
revio
By revio (3 months ago)

@ybizzle:
If the used price of any camera (or other commodity) would be the benchmark for manufactturers when they try to price position their new products, how would ANY market work, in your book???

Studpid statement, really. And I am a nice person, in spite of writing this...

Comment edited 22 seconds after posting
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ybizzle
By ybizzle (3 months ago)

I was looking at it from a value/feature stand point. It's your money, spend as you wish!

2 upvotes
RayUK
By RayUK (3 months ago)

Are the suggested prices right ? A $100 extra for the kit lens in the US, but £179 in the UK!!!

1 upvote
Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (3 months ago)

Ah, but they’re different lenses. The lens you get in the US for your extra $100 is the standard kit lens. The one you get for your extra £170 (not £179) in the UK is the new and incredibly tiny power-zoom (EZ) model.

Of course ideally both markets would get both kit choices, but the pricing is fair in both markets.

2 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

B&H lists 14-42 EZ in the US too.

0 upvotes
thx1138
By thx1138 (3 months ago)

Is this replacing the E-M5 or will we see a successor to that camera as well at some point?

0 upvotes
coroander
By coroander (3 months ago)

Not a replacement for the E-M5, which will continue to be produced. Olympus said when the E-M5 was announced that it would be the middle of a line of OM-Ds, we're just now seeing the full line.

Comment edited 29 seconds after posting
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revio
By revio (3 months ago)

@thx1138:
"at some point" is the keyword. Of course the E-M5 will be followed, but not yet.

0 upvotes
oluv
By oluv (3 months ago)

Actually the same size as E-M5. No near as small as has been suggested by the first rumored comparison images.

2 upvotes
coroander
By coroander (3 months ago)

7mm shorter, 3mm narrower, 29g lighter. Not tiny, but a slightly smaller, small camera for sure.

5 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

And this is with the built-in flash. Add flash to E-M5, and it adds a lot of height and a little weight too.

2 upvotes
Teru Kage
By Teru Kage (3 months ago)

What's the X-sync? I've seen it reported as 1/180 and 1/200 for external flash (1/250 for built-in).

0 upvotes
revio
By revio (3 months ago)

Oly´s press release (upwards in this DPR page...) says X-synk is at "1/200", and says nothing about a difference in x-synk speed betw built in or extended flash.

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