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 – White balance and colour

I was impressed by the E-M10’s ability to automatically select the correct white balance, showing no tendency to lean towards any one particular colour.

When left to its own devices, the camera seemed to be able to recreate a faithful and accurate representation of the scene, even in scenarios with particularly awkward lighting. For example, the image of a teapot features two separate light sources: ambient light from a window and a warm incandescent lamp in the small room.

Olympus has provided a good number of white balance presets and customisable options should you want to apply more specific balancing. As well as the ability to manually set a Kelvin adjustment, there are also four slots for a custom setting.

There are also seven colour modes, which sees the camera apply its own filters. Using numerous presets and colour options doesn’t seem to tax the TruePic VII processor, so users will be able to experiment and capture Instagram-like images in-camera.

Image: Set to auto white balance and standard picture mode, the E-M10 is intelligent enough to produce faithful colours and tones

  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?