Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Detailed Review

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In additional OM-D E-M10 Mark II was introduced by Olympus in August 2015. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Olympus is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Olympus.

Brand Olympus
Category Mirrorless
Date 08/2015
Sensor Properties

Also OM-D E-M10 Mark II has a Four Thirds CMOS sensor with size of 17 x 13 mm² (0.68″ x 0.51″).

Picture of OM-D E-M10 Mark II’s sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: OM-D E-M10 Mark II comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. That’s roughly average and will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 or A2 size.

The Olympus supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Olympus’s RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

Format Four Thirds
Sensor area 17.30 x 13.00mm²
(0.68″ x 0.51″)
Resolution (physical) 17.20 megapixel
Resolution (effective) 16.10 megapixel
Pixel size 14.10 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 8 frames/second
Interchangeable lens
Mount Olympus Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
Viewfinder Properties

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.61x, an above average value for an electronic viewfinder.

Type Elektronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.61x
Resolution 2.36 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 60s.

Max. shutter speed 1/4000s
Min. shutter speed 60s
Sensitivity Properties

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II’s sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 25600 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Min. sensitivity 100 ISO
Max. sensitivity 25600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II supports all general exposure modes.

The Olympus allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II’s auto focus processor uses 81 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Olympus, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

Type Contrast Detection
AF points 81
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 6m (19 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.

Range 5.80m
(19 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II display has a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

Type LCD
Size 76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution 1.04 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

OM-D E-M10 Mark II video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Video parameters:

Max. resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel
…with frame rates 24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
50 frames/second
60 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

Connect the Olympus to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Olympus supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II has a BLS-50 LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 320 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II’s battery battery parameters:

Type BLS-50 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life 320 photos

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II’s size is 119.5 x 83.1 x 46.7mm³. (4.7″ x 3.3″ x 1.8″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 4.7″ x 3.3″ x 1.8″ grams (390 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the OM-D E-M10 Mark II:

Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

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