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Olympus E-M10 II vs. Olympus E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II vs. Olympus OM-D E-M10 1This could be a serious competition between the two cameras one Olympus OM-D E-M10 II a complete newly born camera and its predecessor Olympus OM-D E-M10. This OM-D E-M10 II ‘s contribution is to extend the OM lineup and if we give a look at the specification table the major difference that we could see between the two is the implementation of 5-Axis image stabilization in the new one. However, this table shows nothing huge difference between the two as the same 16 mp resolution and the trade of same sensor. Both are having the low pass filter. Let’s talk the details of their differences.

Major Difference

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II vs. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Olympus M10 II Olympus E-M10
Megapixel 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low-Pass-Filter Yes Yes
Image stabilization 5axis 3-axis
Image processor TruePic VII TruePic VII
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 81 81
ISO 100-25600 200-25600
Shutter Min/Max 60 sec 1/16000 sec 60 Sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 8.5fps 8fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
Display 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting  LCD (1,040,000) Tiltable 3.0″ LCD touch screen, 1.04 million dots
Viewfinder EVF EVF
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Battery Life (CIPA) 320 shots 320 Shots
Dimensions  120 x 83 x 47 mm 119 x 82 x 46 mm
Weight 390g 396g


Sensor: The sensor of both the camera is almost same and features same resolution. However the Olympus E-M10 II camera features better base ISO range compared to the E-M10 camera. The E-M10 II will sure give your better color and contrast output when image captured at ISO 100 vs ISO 200 of E-M10.

Image stabilization- Your shaky camera can’t harm your images anymore if you use OM-D E-M10 II because the engineering of 5-Axis IS help of which you will be delivered blur free images but on the other hand the old camera OM-D E-M10 has only 3-axis IS. So you could easily understand the difference.

Shutter speed- Want to capture the fast running train or any sports actions then your shutter speed 60 sec 1/16000 sec of OM-D E-M10 II on the other hand the OM-D E-M10 has only 60sec 1/4000sec.

Bit improvement in continuous shutter speed; The Olympus E-M10 II features 8.5 fps of continuous shooting speed on the other hand the E-M10 was limited to 8fps only.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II vs. Olympus OM-D E-M10 2

Display- The 3” OLED display of OM-D E-M10 II has the advantage that the color gamut is wider than that of an LCD display that allows more accurate reproduction of the colors of your images while these lacks are easily visible in LCD touchscreen of OM-D E-M10.

Video: It’s a big disappointment for all those who are expecting 4K in Olympus E-M10, however we have told you few months ago that the upcoming camera will not carry any improvement in the video section.


For current users The Olympus E-M10 did get incremental updates from Olympus but these updates are not enough for upgrading your E-M10 camera to E-M10 II.

However If you are a new entry level user and willing to buy a entry level mirrorless camera then Olympus E-M10 II is highly recommended for you.


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