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Product photos by Dan Bracaglia

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is the entry-level model in the company’s DSLR-style lineup of Micro Four Thirds cameras (the PEN models, such as the E-PL10, are rangefinder-style). It’s a step up from the beginner-focused E-PL series, offering more controls, better build quality and a broader feature set. It sports a 20MP Four Thirds sensor, in-body image stabilization, flip-down touchscreen with a simple interface and 4K video capture.

Key specifications

  • 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor (Four Thirds)
  • TruePic VIII processor
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization (up to 4.5 stops)
  • 121-point contrast-detect AF system
  • Flip-down touchscreen display
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • 4.5 fps burst shooting w/AF
  • USB charging
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • 360 shots per charge (with LCD)

The E-M10 IV will be available in two kits in your choice of silver or black: body only for $699 and with the very compact 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens for $799.

In the US and Canada, Olympus is throwing in a camera bag, extra battery and a 32GB memory card through November 1st.

What’s new and how it compares

The updates on the E-M10 IV are fairly minor, with changes that make selfie-shooting easier being the focus.

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Body, controls and handling

The biggest change on the E-M10 IV is its flip-down LCD, but everything else remains about the same. And that’s not a bad thing.

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First impressions

The E-M10 IV is a lovely camera, though it doesn’t break any ground in its segment.

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Sample gallery

See how the E-M10 IV’s photo quality stacks up in our extensive sample gallery.

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