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  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

    Four Thirds User (Fourthirds-user.com) is a sibling site to the e-group.



    We look at the new and even smaller but, crucially, more affordable, OM-D E-M10, along with the new power zoom 14-42mm m.Zuiko Digital pancake and the m.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 prime lenses. We also have a gallery of unique product shots and almost 50 full resolution sample images, including RAW files for you to download.

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  • #2
    Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

    Looks interesting. Not sure about it being even smaller than the E-M5. The new lenses are good.
    Stephen

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    • #3
      Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

      You have to wonder at how the product line up will work going forward, will there be a PL series in the future? The OM-D E-M10 seems to offer a better specification for not much more money, the EP5 has a better specification, but is much more expensive and for those who must have EVF, the M10 is a cheaper way to go if you can live with the 3axis IS, and why not?

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      • #4
        Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

        I have managed to hang on to my preview samples of the new E-M10 and the 14-42mm pancake power zoom and the 25mm f/1.8 prime - at least for now. If you have any questions about the kit, let me know

        Ian
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        • #5
          Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

          Originally posted by Ian View Post
          I have managed to hang on to my preview samples of the new E-M10 and the 14-42mm pancake power zoom and the 25mm f/1.8 prime - at least for now. If you have any questions about the kit, let me know

          Ian
          I would be interested in your impressions of he 25mm 1.8, I wonder how it performs in terms of sharpness and AF, a useful comparator would be the PL25.

          Many thanks
          George

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          • #6
            Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

            Originally posted by Glee View Post
            I would be interested in your impressions of he 25mm 1.8, I wonder how it performs in terms of sharpness and AF, a useful comparator would be the PL25.

            Many thanks
            George
            Have you had a look at the sample images via the link?

            I don't have the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 here, unfortunately.

            Ian
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            • #7
              Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

              Ian how many Olympus accessories use the 'port' which is now absent on the E-M10 ?

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              • #8
                Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

                Originally posted by Ian View Post
                Have you had a look at the sample images via the link?

                I don't have the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 here, unfortunately.

                Ian
                Hi Ian, yes they look good and I am seriously tempted to preorder the Oly 25, I will wait for some reviews, if it performs any thing like the Oly 45mm it will be well worth the asking price.

                Best wishes

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                • #9
                  Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

                  Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
                  Ian how many Olympus accessories use the 'port' which is now absent on the E-M10 ?
                  I suppose the most important one is the SEMA-1 microphone adapter. There is no MIC port on the E-M10.

                  Others include bluetooth adapter (not needed with the E-M10 as it has wifi), macro lights, secondary EVF (which some like for downwards viewing).

                  Ian
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                  • #10
                    Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

                    The E-M10 is a really great little camera but it's not what owners of ageing budget E-System DSLRs were hoping for as there is no E-M1 style phase-detect AF to make Four Thirds lenses work properly.

                    Ian
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                    • #11
                      Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

                      Originally posted by Ian View Post
                      Have you had a look at the sample images via the link?

                      I don't have the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 here, unfortunately.

                      Ian
                      You can borrow mine if you want to do some comparative shots.
                      Stephen

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                      • #12
                        Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

                        Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                        Looks interesting. Not sure about it being even smaller than the E-M5. The new lenses are good.
                        It is smaller according to these dimensions.
                        E-M10: 119.1mm (W) x 82.3mm (H) x 45.9mm (D)

                        E-M5: 121 mm (W) x 89.6mm (H) x 41.9mm (D)

                        Also it's interesting that they lowered the flash hotshoe even more (by 4.7mm) than the
                        Stylus 1: 116.2mm (W) x 87mm (H) x 56.5mm (D) 
                        Ross
                        I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
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                        Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                        Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

                          Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
                          It is smaller according to these dimensions.
                          E-M10: 119.1mm (W) x 82.3mm (H) x 45.9mm (D)

                          E-M5: 121 mm (W) x 89.6mm (H) x 41.9mm (D)

                          Also it's interesting that they lowered the flash hotshoe even more (by 4.7mm) than the
                          Stylus 1: 116.2mm (W) x 87mm (H) x 56.5mm (D) 
                          I don't think Stephen was disagreeing that the E-M10 is smaller but whether or not that was a good thing

                          Ian
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                          • #14
                            Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

                            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                            You can borrow mine if you want to do some comparative shots.
                            Aha! I may well take you up on that

                            Ian
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                            • #15
                              Re: Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

                              Olympus Viewer 3 opens E-M10 RAW files by the way - 47 of them you can choose from over at:

                              http://fourthirds-user.com/2014/01/o...ge_samples.php

                              Ian
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