My best camera
I have had my Olympus OM-D E-M10 2 for eighteen months and delighted with it. Over the years I have had several SLR cameras but this Olympus is certainly my favorite. Closely resembling a smaller version of the vintage Olympus OM 1 film camera ( which I also own) the E M10 does everything I need it to do and does it very well. I tend to use the P (Program) setting for most shots but I like to have the manual, aperture priority and shutter priority settings available whenever I need them. For newbies there is also an SCN (Scene) setting to for e...asy portraits, landscapes, macro and night shots. Movies are easy too - all simply accessed at the turn of a dial. As I do a lot of travelling its great to have a fully functioning compact SLR that I can easily carry or even put in my pocket. In short I doubt if you could by a better value for money camera than this one!
Excellent value for money
The OM-D E-M10 is as easy to use as a compact "point and shoot" but with pretty much all the features of a full blown DSLR. In fact the size will make people think it is in fact a large P&S rather than a proper micro four thirds mirrorless ~ either that or people will think you have a very old camera!
The retro look is fantastic - pulling out photos of the old OM-1 from the 70's, you can see how much effort the people at Olympus went to resurrect the looks of it - from the shape of the dials and knobs, even to the detail of making the thumb ...grip on the EM-10 look like the film winder on the old model. The power switch is a bit of a pain to get to, and is near impossible to operate while holding it in one hand (this has been moved on the Mark 2 to the top of the unit - to an impressively 70's looking switch). I thought the wireless capability would be a bit of gimmick that I would not use, but is actually quite impressive, letting you use a smartphone (tried iphone and samsung) as not only a remote control but remote viewer - so you can have the live view displayed to the phone, as well as controlling the shutter, focusing and zoom from the phone. Fantastic for long exposure shots. The pancake lens included in the kit is very usable, and I opted for the automatic lens cover (that pops open just like a point and shoot).
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