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Friday, October 25, 2019

Olympus OM-D E-M10 sensor review 2019


Following the success of the OM-D E-M5 and high-end E-M1 models, Olympus has created an entry-level model in the form of the new OM-D EM-10.

It incorporates the familiar design and layout of the built-in Mid E-M5, including a built-in EVF and folding rear LCD, though it's still slightly smaller and lighter.

 In terms of specification and capabilities the EM-10 shares can expect a lot with the E-M5. It has a similar 16-Mpix four-thirds CMOS sensor,

 the same 1.44M dot resolution LCD panel in the viewfinder, and has a corresponding shutter 1/4000 second minimum but with a better 1/250 second flash sync.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 sensor

 Olympus OM-D E-M10 sensor

The new model may also boast some improvements over the mid-tier model including a higher resolution rear touch panel and OMD-E-M1's latest Truvik VII level processor to handle all data.

This more powerful processor allows 1080 / 30p MOV movie clips at a higher bit rate (24Mbps) than earlier models and, likewise,

 allows the E-M10 to achieve 8 fps using single-shot AF Is (although it drops to 3.5fps in continuous AF. Is enabled).

The E-M10 features a small built-in flash and has firm in-body stabilization. However, it lacks the iconic 5-axis stabilization system of the E-M1 and E-M5, rather than a simpler 3-axis system and with slightly less effectiveness of 3.5 stops (as opposed to 4-stops).

However, in some markets in the US, the OM-D E-M10 ships with a 14-42 EZ power-zoom in the new 'Pancake' style, the E-M10 is tied with a standard 14-42mm kit lens for around $ 800. .

Olympus OM-D E-M10 sensor Main specifications

    16-Mpix Micro Four Third CMOS Sensor

    8 fps continuous shooting (3.5 fps with C-AF)

    1.04M dot LCD touchscreen tilting

    1.44M Dot LCD Viewfinder

    With Wi-Fi remote control and file transfer to smartphone

    to concentrate

    Body stabilization in '3-axis'

    Twin control dial

    Become a jerk

Olympus OM-D E-M10: one of the highest scores for four third sensors

A score of 72 decreases with the DxOMark The E-M10 achieves the best score we've seen for four-thirds of the size sensor.

 Both color sensitivity at 22.8-bits and dynamic range at 12.3Evs are both impressive for this size sensor, but the low light score (884 ISO) remains on the low side.

 But it is not far from the best 14-bit APS-C sensor in that regard and is actually better than some of Canon's current APS-C CMOS sensors, including those found on the current Canon EOS 700D.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 vs Sony A5000 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3: Competitive Sensor Performance

Compared to mirrorless rivals, the sensor in the Sony A5000 and the outgoing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Olympus OM-D E-M10 is definitely the best performance of its type. With some 7 points behind the new Sony A5000,

Olympus's smaller sensor performs well, varying between -1/3 to -1 in image quality in individual use case scores.

Contrary to popular belief, the 1 stop gain between the APS-C sensor and the small four third device is not in ISO sensitivity,

 at least not when comparing these two models. Here the difference between the two is -1/3 of only one stop.

 The +1 stop gain of the A5000 is in DR with color sensitivity, where it has a +2/3 stop gain on Olympus.

The performance of the sensor between the GH3 and the E-M10 is, perhaps, very close. And from this we can assume that they share the corresponding sensors.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 vs Olympus OM-D1M Olympus Olympus-D E-M5

 Compared to the old mid-range EM-D E-M5 on which newer models typically share a lot, it seems that both use the same sensor. Both color depth and dynamic range proved to be the same in the score out test.

The only discrepancy between the two was detected during ISO sensitivity. On the E-M5 there is some slight increase, but not enough to warrant upgrades.

 Only a slight improvement in the 1-point overall DxOMark score will not be noticeable in real-world usage.

Compared with the firm's top-tier OMD-E-M1 we already know for this device that this sensor has been modified to include dedicated on-chip phase-detection AF pixels.

Despite that the E-M10 and E-M1 sensors share the same performance characteristics. In fairness though, the color depth and dynamic range in the E-M1 is slightly better.

 Low light performance is not quite at the same level, because, we suspect for the AF pixels mentioned earlier.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 sensor The conclusion

Olympus has garnered much acclaim with the introduction of the OM-D model. While the E-M1 is more likely to woo hardcore enthusiasts, the E-M10 is likely to appeal to users who were attracted by the original E-M5.

 In this regard, the E-M10 offers very good image quality, reaching close to Sony's current APS-C Alpha mirrorless model,

 while offering users all the benefits of the Micro Four third system. The only real downside is the decision to adopt the down-graded 3-Axis stabilizer system,

 but looking at the E-M10, most of the E-M5's capabilities are available for around $ 100 less, just the body, it's a small price tag. Seems to pay.

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