2017 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Specification Review

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is a Small Four Thirds mirrorless camera that requires the best popular functions of its more costly friends and delivers the cost down to World. They add a time-tested 16MP CMOS indicator, 5-axis picture stabilizing, a top-notch viewfinder, and Wi-Fi. The OM-D E-M10 II is the follow-up to the E-M10, which was presented in Jan 2014. To keep the E-M10’s cost down, Olympus had to cut out several of the best OM-D functions, such as 5-axis picture stabilizing and weather-sealing. That said, it also had some functions not yet on the bigger OM-Ds, like a new picture processer, greater quality LCD, and Wi-Fi.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review

The E-M10 II discovers itself in a industry with some very powerful opponents, such as the Fujifilm X-T10, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, and Sony models a6000 mirrorless cameras, as well as the Cannon EOS Insurgent T6i and Nikon D5500 DSLRs. Given it’s OM-D culture, we have a wise concept as to what can be expected from the E-M10 II, which indicates it should keep up with its colleagues.

Key Features

  • 16MP Four Thirds Live MOS sensor
  • TruePic VII processor
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
  • Tilting 3″ touchscreen LCD
  • 1080/60p video
  • 4K time-lapse mode
  • Wi-Fi
  • Optional grip

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Body And Design

The OM-D E-M5 II is an SLR-style, Small Four Thirds mirrorless digicam. The human is started out the very first E-M10 and is an basically a small edition of the E-M5 II but with less management buttons and a non-weather-sealed body system. Overall, construction is very good, especially the three calls on the top of the digicam, though the back thumbs hold and storage card/battery entrance protect sensation plasticky.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Body

The E-M10 II manages very well, with the tiered method and management calls being completely placed. Most of the management buttons are in the right identify, though the Fn1 key needs a bit of a expand. The choices are really complex, though directly out of the box the customized configurations selection is invisible. That said, if you want to launch the E-M10 II’s complete prospective you’ll have to go to said selection.


The E-M10 II’s LCD is similar to that of its forerunner. The display can point way up to 85 levels and downwards by 45. In accessory for the ‘usual’ contact functions such as concentrate, shutter launch, choices, and play-back, there’s a new choice known as AF Focusing on Pad, which we’ll explain on the following website. Probably the best modify since the very first E-M10 is the Indicate II’s digital viewfinder. The zoom has gone from 0.58x to 0.62x, the standard from 1.04M to 2.36M spots, and the board from LCD to OLED (which provides better shade duplication and uses less power).

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Features

Let’s go into more details about some of the E-M10’s most powerful new and modified functions. The picture stabilizing program on the E-M10 II has been upgraded to 5-axis, significance that it fixes for message, yaw, spinning, and horizontal/vertical interpretation. While the amount of axes is the same on the E-M5 Indicate II, it’s not the actual same program, probably due to area factors. The E-M10 II’s IS efficiency isn’t as effective as its big sibling, providing four prevents of tremble decrease in comparison to five (using the CIPA standard).

AF focusing on pad

A function new to Olympus electronic cameras is ‘AF focusing on pad’, which has been on several of Panasonic’s latest mirrorless electronic cameras, where it’s known as Touch pad AF. With your eye to the viewfinder you can use your hands on the touchscreen display screen LCD to go the main concentrate factor around. It’s an easy function that allows you keep a organization hold on you instead of having to go your hands to use the four-way operator. There are 800 factors from which you can choose via the touchscreen display screen or four-way operator.

Electronic shutter

The unique E-M10 did not have a complete electronic shutter, though a first-curtain e-shutter was included via a firmware upgrade. There’s another scenario in which the e-shutter comes in useful. Switching on the anti-shock function, which uses searching for first-curtain shutter, decreases the tremble. The best choice is to use the complete electronic shutter, which absolutely removes the problem.


The E-M10 II has the newest version of the organization’s Wi-Fi program. It provides two stages of access: an individual relationship for the proprietor and one for visitors. If allowed, the ‘One-Time’ visitor method allows buddies to get connected to you, even if they don’t have the Olympus app, but only gives them accessibility pictures that have been particularly chosen on you.

Auto ISO

Unfortunately, Olympus’ Automatic ISO execution is rather simple. You can set lowest and highest possible ISOs for the criteria, but that’s about it. There’s no devoted management over the lowest shutter rate you will allow before improving ISO. Digital camera does take into consideration central duration used when identifying this lowest shutter rate itself, but there’s no way for the customer to prejudice this criteria.


The E-M10 II’s movie is basically the same as that provided by the E-M5 II, addressing a bit of a push from the past design. This contains the capability to capture at up to 1080/60p, and an All-Intra pressure choice (where each structure is compacted independently, rather than only information variations from key supports being stored) for capturing at 30,25 or 24p.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Images Quality

Managing & Develop Quality

The mostly nasty whole body of the E-M10 II seamless comfort in my arms, with a weight and create that seems more acceptable than effective. I have pretty large arms (according to a couple of people in the DPR office) and I’m fortunate if I can get four fingertips on the righthand hold of the whole body, with my pinky hand expecting from the end. An optionally available ECG-3 hold contributes extra straight property as well as dual check your hold depth; I discover that its addition changes the ergonomics or the better, hugely. Without it, those with bigger arms may discover the ergonomics a little crowded.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II ISO 3200, 1/50 sec, F2, 24mm equiv.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II ISO 3200, 1/50 sec, F2, 24mm equiv.

The top dish of the E-M10 II reveals some welcome developments to the unique E-M10 II. The shutter key reacts without a move. The two main calls have been improved in size, their ends now wearing a grippy inscribing for modification. The power key, formerly situated on the lower right area of the back again of the E-M10, now lives in the entire left part of the top dish on the E-M10 II. The picture play-back key changes it, making only the alone ‘Function 1’ key in a semi-awkward identify on top of the thumbs rest. If you decide to program the ‘Function 1’ key for returning key auto-focus, you will discover your thumbs tossing off the total amount of you, especially if capturing one-handed. From a responsiveness viewpoint, the E-M10 II just seems quick to use, from start-up a chance to configurations modification on the fly. Shifting through the comprehensive choices and cruising into 100% picture sharpness when examining images is a wind.

Shooting Experience

Coming from years of photojournalism fieldwork using only pro-grade SLR cameras, There is the Olympus E-M10 II to be a fun – although sometimes overly-complicated – photography device. My current ‘off work’ digicam, a Fuji X100S, provides the same objective as that of the Olympus at my side: extra time of my eye, with point-and-shoot mobility and many SLR top quality features. I appreciate the enhancement to details in the control buttons and control buttons on the E-M10 II. Usually, my pain with Small Four Thirds or mirrorless cameras comes from the cut down characteristics of crucial manages, but on the E-M10 II, I feel mostly at home – especially with the included hold. After poring through the 16 significant choices (!) and talking to with Olympus-savvy co-workers at DPReview.com, my all-purpose, must-have configurations were in place.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II ISO 200, 1/2000 sec, F4, 50mm equiv.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II ISO 200, 1/2000 sec, F4, 50mm equiv.

As a professional DSLR customer I did not anticipate to get much use from the E-M10 II’s 3″ slanting back display, but I’ve actually discovered myself using it a lot. A recently developed version of 5-axis indicator move picture stabilizing keeps even portable exposures of 0.3 a few moments distinct and useful. Over the course of several long bicycle trips, the E-M10 II associated me, thrown around my figure. The light and portable and lightweight form aspect make it a welcome partner. The slick inventory band, described formerly, is not. Overall, I am pleased by how much I enjoy such a different photography device than what I normally capture with, Fujifilm X100S involved. The E-M10 II may overcome newbies with its comprehensive set of features, but overall, the capturing encounter is a well-rounded fun.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Specifications

MSRP $799
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor TruePic VII
Color space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO Auto, 200 – 25600, expands to 100-25600
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes (4 slots)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 5-axis image stabilization (yaw/pitch/roll/vertical/horizontal)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Super fine, fine, normal, basic
File format
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • MPO
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 81
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier 2×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes (Focus, shutter release, AF point selection, menus, image playback)
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 1.23×
Viewfinder resolution 2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program AE
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Landscape + Portrait
  • Sport
  • Hand-held Starlight
  • Night scene
  • Night + Portrait
  • Children
  • High Key
  • Low Key
  • DIS mode
  • Macro
  • Nature Macro
  • Candle
  • Sunset
  • Documents
  • Panorama
  • Fireworks
  • Beach & Snow
  • Fisheye Conv.
  • Wide Conv.
  • Macro Conv.
  • Panning
  • 3D
Built-in flash Yes (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
Flash range 5.80 m (ISO 100)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or wirelessly)
Flash modes Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, flash off, 1st-curtain slow sync w/redeye, 1st-curtain slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Continuous drive 8.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (12 sec., 2 sec, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p/30p/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with smartphone app
Remote control Yes (Optional Remote cable RM-UC1)