Aimed at the enthusiast market, but armed with performance and tech that could see the Wi-Fi enabled 16.1-million-pixel OM-D E-M10 punch well above its weight, has Olympus created yet another champ? Read the Olympus OM-D E-M10 review...

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 review – The competition

Olympus would like us to compare the OM-D E-M10 to similarly priced DSLRs from Nikon (D5300) and Pentax (K-30). However, I see the main competition being Panasonic’s CSC range, particularly the 16MP Lumix DMC-GX7, which has a faster maximum shutter speed of 1/8000sec compared to the E-M10’s 1/4000sec, although a lower-spec EVF. Alternatively, the 16MP Lumix DMC-GM1 offers similar features and quality to the E-M10 in a smaller, lighter body and is capable of shooting full HD video at 60p. However, it lacks the DSLR-like functionality of the E-M10.

There are a number of other good options at the E-M10’s price point, and ultimately the decision may come down to which body type is preferred.

  1. 1. Olympus OM-D E-M10 at a glance:
  2. 2. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - 3-Axis stabilisation
  3. 3. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - Metering
  6. 6. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - Dynamic range
  7. 7. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  10. 10. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - The competition
  11. 11. Olympus OM-D E-M10 review - Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on review
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  • Moritz

    Of course I am aware that this article is more than a year old by now, but I still wonder about one point.
    You write “If I were […] looking
    for a solid system camera to invest in, […] the E-M10 would be near the
    top of my list”.

    If the E-M10 is only *near* and not *at* the top, which camera do you personally consider #1?