Olympus New OMD camera Olympus E-M10 debuted along with new lenses

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    Olympus OMD E-M10- New entry level micro-four-third OMD camera from Olympus
    The next day after Fuji's X-T1 seen the light, Olympus has shown off their OMD model in E-M10 today in Japan. Being downgraded to an entry level OMD camera, E-M10 is not into that 'level' as of now with its many adopted features from the pricy high-end OMD family models. Like, its image sensor, the 16MP four-third Live MOS sensor (E-M5 and E-M1 both has similar sensor) and TruePic™ VII image processor from E-M1(top 2013 flagship model), the new cheap OMD camera from Olympus carries many trademarks of a true higher level mirrorless camera. With this announcement, Olympus is giving access to its top micro four-third features which may be unaffordable to everyday customers (either by E-M5 or E-M1), with a price tag of just $699.0 for body and $799.0 for 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 Olympus M.ZUIKO pancake zoom lens. So as Gizmodo Australia says "don't call the new entry level OMD camera an entry level camera" yet.

    Official Olympus OMD E-M10 image (created using official site image here)
    As the image above says, E-M10 is 'built to a higher standard' definitely, with its metal built leatherised body or top image processor and or its great image producing sensor or other features like faster 81 selectable point AutoFocus (same as E-M1), 1.44 million dot 100% view EVF and built in wifi and flash etc. The main highlighted features missing from this camera from its other OMD models will be, the downgrading of 5-axis image stabilization to 3-axis one ( you get image stabilization for yaw/pitch/roll movements only compared to the additional horizontal and vertical shift stabilization) and the lack of weather sealing- but you are paying $300 and $700 less to get this camera compared to the E-M5 and E-M1 respectively. So you are expected to keep this camera off rain, beaches and swimming pool and shoot without much shaking(just a joke). But Chris Niccolls of CameraStoreTV says, he didn't feel much difference shooting with E-M10 (watch the video below). You can check the full features of all OMD models at the official website here and compare it feature to feature.

    E-M10 images with Olympus M.ZUIKO lenses below
    With plenty micro four-third lenses available in Olympus M.Zuiko lens system and Panasonic Lumix system , you would'nt have any shortage to select your options here. The 'icing on the cake' here is that you dont have to worry about blurry images while using Lumix lenses, because Olympus cameras and Panasonic lenses both have image stabilization(you can use either one), not like you don't get it while using a Panasonic camera without IS along a Olympus lens where both missing that feature. To that big list, Olympus announced 3 more micro four-third lenses today, the 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 compact pancake zoom, the 25mm f/1.8 prime lens, and 9mm f/8.0 fish-eye body cap lens, which are all cheap and well built lenses like their predecessers.

    Olympus OMD E-M10 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens below
    Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm lens II R (old) and new 14-42mm EZ lens comparison below (see the small size of new lens)
    So in summary, new Olympus E-M10 has lot to please the average photographer today with a bucket full of camera features with an affordable price tag.
    Olympus Promotion Video for E-M10 below

    CameraStoreTV preview of E-M10

    WhatDigitalCamera review

    Digital Camera World Hands-on Video

    Unboxing Video by James McDonald

    Previews and press release from around the net for reading
    Photographyblog - read here
    Pocket-lint review - go and click link here
    DPReview - find here
    Gizmodo Autralian take - here
    ePhotozine impressions - get here
    Slashgear review of E-M10 - click here
    Imagingresource preview - jump on to read
    Techradar's first look at E-M10 camera - See here
    Another first look by AmatuerPhotographer - find here
    Bestcamerareviews impression of E-M10 - read here
    The Phoblographer take - read it

    Image Samples :- Olympus Japan, DPReview, Flicker set for 25mm lens

    Pre-Order Links for E-M10 camera:- In USA Olympus will sell E-M10 camera and 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens separately, but in UK as kit as well.
    USA preorders body only - AmazonUS, BHPhoto, Adorama
    EU/UK Body only - WexUK -balck body and WexUK- silver body, Amazon Germany, AmazonUK

    USA preorders for E-M10 with Kit lens (its old 14-42mm lens II RK, not the new EZ lens announced) - AmazonUS, BHPhoto, Adorama
    EU/UK kit lens orders (new 14-42mm EZ lens)-
    WexUK- black kit and WexUK- silver kit, Amazon Germany, AmazonUK
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014

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