Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Overview

Announced Aug 4, 2020 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
Product description
Announced Aug 4, 2020

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV is an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera with a 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body image stabilization. It offers a selfie-friendly LCD that can flip down to face the subject, with dedicated controls on the display for easy shooting. The camera also offers a 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. Unlike previous E-M10 models, the Mark IV can have its battery charged over USB. Battery life is above average.

The camera has a 121-pt contrast-detect autofocus system. It can shoot bursts as fast as 15 fps (5 fps with continuous autofocus), with a deep buffer and quick write times when using UHS-II SD cards. The E-M10 IV has a capable Auto mode, 28 scene modes, and numerous creative filters. It has a decent (but not overwhelming) set of manual controls. The E-M10 IV can capture 4K video at up to 30p. High speed 120 fps video is only available at HD (1280 x 720).

Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz)
Dimensions 122 x 84 x 49 mm (4.8 x 3.31 x 1.93)
GPS None

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Our review

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is a handsome entry-level camera with some helpful aids for new users, but with enough controls to provide room to grow. While its autofocus and burst speeds lag the competition, its stand-out feature is an effective in-body stabilizer, especially handy for low-light stills and handheld video shooting. In all, the E-M10 IV is a fine photographic companion for a variety of users.

Good for: Travel, family and documentary photography, portraits, and users that want to capture smooth 4K video with a minimum of fuss.

Not so good for: Those that need more reliable autofocus tracking and higher burst speeds for sports, action and wildlife.

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