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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Review - Verdict

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Olympus OMD E M10 MarkIV (12)

Value For Money

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is available for £799 with 14-42mm kit lens, and looking at the competition, at this price point, it is offering a compelling set of features and options, particularly as much of the competition does not feature in-camera / in-body image stabilisation.

Sony Alpha A6100, 24mp, 4K 30/25/24fps video, tilting selfie screen, £749 with lens
Fujifilm X-S10, 26mp, 4K 30/25/24fps video, IBIS, vari-angle screen, £999 with lens
Fujifilm X-T200, 24mp, 4K 30/25/24fps video, vari-angle screen, £749 with lens
Canon EOS M50, 24mp, 4K 25/24fps video, vari-angle screen, £629 with lens
Nikon Z50, 20mp APS-C, 4K 30/25/24fps video, FullHD 120fps, tilting selfie screen, £1029 with lens
Panasonic Lumix G90 / G95, 20mp M43, 4K 30/25/24fps unlimited video, IBIS, vari-angle screen, £649 (body only)
Panasonic Lumix G100, 20mp M43, 4K 30/25/24fps, vari-angle screen, £679 with 12-32mm lens

Have a look at more in our Top 25 Best Premium Mirrorless (with EVF), or have a look at the Top 17 Best Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras. You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.


Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Verdict

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is a compact, lightweight mirrorless camera with a vast array of features and abilities. There's very little to limit you in your pursuit for great photography. If you're wanting to travel in poor weather conditions then the E-M5 III is likely to be a better choice thanks to weather-sealing, but apart from this, the E-M10 IV is an extremely capable camera. The handling of the camera is particularly good as well, with a well-thought-out handgrip, and dual command dials making it easy and quick to change settings.

There are a number of advanced shooting features that make it easier to get night photos, and low-light photos will be exposed correctly thanks to Live composite / Live time. The in-camera image stabilisation helps with slower shutter speeds and works with any lens. Speaking of lenses, you'll find there's a huge range of Micro Four Thirds lenses available, with bright primes, all the way to long telephoto zooms available, many quite affordable compared to some.

Whilst it may not be the go-to choice for low-light photography, it is very capable of producing pleasing portrait images, with face and eye detection working very well. For more resolution, you could look at other cameras, or you could look at the E-M5 III with its high-resolution multi-shot mode, something that isn't available on the E-M10 IV. High-speed shooting is possible with up to 15fps continuous shooting available, although the weather-sealing of the E-M5 III and E-M1 III make them more suited for wildlife etc.

While there may be questions about Olympus' future, this doesn't stop this camera being able to produce some excellent looking photos, and there is still a huge range of lenses available, with additional lenses still due to be released in the future.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Pros

  • Excellent colour reproduction and JPEG output
  • Compact camera body
  • Compact and lightweight lenses available
  • In-camera battery charging
  • 4K video recording
  • In-body image stabilisation

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Cons

  • Menus lack colour coding and remain complicated

Overall Verdict

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Greynerd 2 2
31 Oct 2020 4:08PM
With the latest rumours that JIP are going to focus on Pro stuff this rather special little camera line may be coming to an end. I do hope not and it is spared. It fixes the electronic shutter being exiled in to a special mode so more back on course.

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