Olympus presents their mid-tier OM-D (with integrated flash) designed for users with tight budgets.
Olympus’ OM-D series seems to be the favorite of the company, so much they’ve released another of these cameras for third consecutive year: the Olympus E-M10. The M10 is below the M1 in regards to price and specs and it can be considered an improved version of the M5 with a much lower price.
The E-M5 is oriented for professional users who want the absolute best quality and performance without a professional-looking design, which tends to greatly increase the price. The result is a lighter, smaller plastic-like body, and it also is the first of these cameras to come with an integrated flash.
Technically, the OM-D E-M10 features a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds LiveMOS sensor (just like the E-M5) along with a TruePic VII processor (just like the E-M1), which ensures an excellent picture quality. Its image stabilizer is not five-axis, but three, something that’s not too noticeable unless you take pictures at high sensitivities or with powerful zoom lenses.
It also features a 3-inch folding touch screen and an EVF viewfinder. It also features an 81-point autofocus system which supposedly is as fast as other OM-D’s. It also features a burst mode of 8 fps, very high for a mid-tier camera.
The E-M10 will be available in black and silver. It will hit the market during the second or third of February and it will cost 699 dollars by itself, 799€ with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 or 799€ with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ.