Olympus recently announced a new version of its OM-D, E-M10 camera, the E-M10 Mark IV.
For its size, the E-M10s are a very functional camera. I often use my E-M10 Mark II as a second camera on my nature photography shoots as the E-M10 fits in my jacket or vest pocket. This is very handy if I’m photographing birds with my E-M1 III and 300 f/4 and I want to take a macro or landscape photograph.
It’s also great if you are going on an outing (dinner, shopping, farm market, etc.) where you can just slide the camera and a small lens like the Olympus 14-42 EZ lens in to your pocket.
Here are some of the biggest upgrades and feature enhancements of the E-M10 Mark IV over the Mark III and Mark II.
- Upgrade to the TruePIC VIII processor
- Upgrade from 17MP to 20MP
- .5 stop improvement in image stabilization
- Improved Continuous AF using the algorithm from higher end OM-D models
- A new panning Panorama scene mode (much like the iPhone)
- USB Charging
A comprehensive specification and feature comparison is listed in the table below.
|Feature||E-M10 Mark II||E-M10 Mark III||E-M10 Mark IV|
|Image Processor||TruePIC VII||TruePIC VIII||TruePIC VIII|
|Megapixels||17 MP||17 MP||20 MP|
|Sensor||4/3” CMOS Sensor||4/3” CMOS Sensor||4/3” Live MOS Sensor|
|Max Resolution||4608 x 3456||4608 x 3456||5184 x 3888|
|ISO Range||200-25,600, expands to 100-25,600||200-25,600, expands to 100-25,600||200-25,600, expands to 100-25,600|
|WiFi||Built-in 802.11b/g/n||Built-in 802.11b/g/n||Built-in 802.11b/g/n|
|Shutter Frames Per Second Continuous (mechanical shutter)||8 FPS||8.6 FPS||8.7 FPS|
|Shutter Speed||60 – 1/4000 sec||60 – 1/4000 sec||60 – 1/4000 sec|
|Image Stabilization||5 axis, 4 stops||5 axis, 4 stops||5 axis, 4.5 stops|
|LCD||3 inch tilted LCD, 1,040,000 screen pixels||3 inch tilted LCD, 1,040,000 screen pixels||3 inch tilted LCD, 1,037,000 screen pixels|
|Viewfinder||2,360,000, 100% coverage, .62x magnification||2,360,000, 100% coverage, .62x magnification||2,360,000, 100% coverage, .62x magnification|
|Weight (incl. Batteries)||13.76 oz / 390 g||14.46 oz / 410 g||13.51 oz / 383 g|
|Size||120 x 83 x 47mm / 4.72 x 3.27 x 1.85 in.||122 x 84 x 50mm / 4.8 x 3.31 x 1.97 in.||122 x 84 x 49mm / 4.8 x 3.31 x 1.93 in.|
|Battery||BLS-50 lithium-ion||BLS-50 lithium-ion||BLS-50 lithium-ion|
|Battery Life (# Images)||320||330||360|
|GPS||Via Smartphone||Via Smartphone||Via Smartphone|
|Other Features||Timelapse Recording, built in flash, Internal HDR, Live Bulb / Live Time / Live Composite, Interval Shooting||Timelapse Recording, built in flash, Internal HDR, Live Bulb / Live Time / Live Composite, Interval Shooting||Timelapse Recording, built in flash, Internal HDR, Photo Story, Live Bulb / Live Time / Live Composite, Interval Shooting, Improved C-AF, Panning panorama scene mode, USB Charging|
Written by Martin Belan
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