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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality, Lightweight
    Cons mentioned:
    Weather proof

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy Next Step

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I was looking to upgrade my camera from a Nikon Coolpix P600. The Nikon worked, but I wanted more. More definition, better editing (RAW), more clarity, more options. I did my research and kept coming back to the OM-D E-M10 Mk II. I am sure glad I bought it. Positives: Lightweight - I use the same bag for this camera but have added a great 25mm prime lens. I can hike all day with this around my neck ready to shoot and not realize its there. Fantastic features - the built in Image Stabilization (IS) has paid off in spades already. Shutter say 1/40 no problem, clear as a bell no flash, Less? steady yourself a bit, you're probably okay. Drawback: Menus go on forever - There are some shortcuts, but I am not sure I will ever figure out all the menus. Not a serious issue, since I have have also gotten into post processing, so I shoot everything in RAW and JPEG - which you have to dig into the menus to turn on. But I bet if I mastered the settings my straight JPEGs would be even better, and I could share more without editing. Not weather sealed - In the pacific Northwest you need to be careful to not destroy your camera in the weather. Overall -- . A great camera and a good value. The kit lens has a pretty high minimum f stop, and you can find some pretty good 25 mm primes, with a 1.7 f stop for really good narrow depth of field shots and low light shots. But it is very serviceable, I leave it on most of time. The photos I attached were taken on my first and second hikes with the camera. Its easy to get comfortable with.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Motion capture

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Camera-Not for beginners

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love this camera, but it does come with its own set of challenges. It takes pristine photos. I take photos of dogs and sometimes find drawbacks with catching wiggle worms. The photo's I do get are amazing, however in a shoot of about 40-50 I get maybe 10-15 great photos. I am still learning how to utilize all of the functions.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Lightweight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around compact camera

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I really enjoy this camera. You can take this anywhere throw on a 25 or 45mm lens and you are set. Great start into the micro four thirds world.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality, Lightweight

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Stellar Quality Start when switching from DSLRs

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have been shooting with Nikons and Cannon both in Full Frame and dSLR format for the past 9 years. Suffice to say, it becomes cumbersome carrying a large body camera and lens when trying to capture candid moments at events... or even Burning Man. I made the switch to Mirrorless before attending Burning Man this year. Partly because I did not want to sacrifice my "good" camera but I definitely did not want to sacrifice quality shooting. I cannot express how overwhelmingly impressed I am with the quality of photos I gather with the Olympus. I. Am. Sold. #1. The fact it shoots in RAW is great for post edit (watch out LR5 users. the format requires a plugin". #2. It's so unbelievably small and light! I was able to carry it on me without any issues. It's the perfect fusion of point and shoot and SLR when it comes to compactness and features. #3. I'm considering using this over dSLR for all my non-commercial/professional events. I'm shooting at the same level of quality with the Olympus. I've only tried 3 of the Olympus lenses, none of the ones I've used are equal to my 24-70 Nikkor Lens- but who cares when you are just trying to capture the moment without having to lug the big gear! #4. This price point is BETTER THAN BUYING AN ENTRY LEVEL DSLR! Why spend $500 on an "entry level" dslr when this will supercede that. I never thought I'd endorse a mirrorless as a starter camera- but you can do some great work with this Olympus. If it can survive 2 weeks in Black Rock Desert --- this is a solid quality camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality, Lightweight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Super camera, super light, compact & powerful

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Olympus - OM-D E-M10 Mark II is replacing my older DSLR cameras that I find are too bulky and heavy for comfort. This mega-feature camera does everything my original SLR and two subsequent DSLRs can do, and more. Great image stabilization! The electronic view finder is so sharp and clear that I can distinguish the effect of rotating the polarizer while setting up a shot. The centered view finder makes the camera suitable for lefties, and the rest of the world. The control knobs are well positioned and easy to adjust. I wish I had found this camera when it first came out.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Menu system, Weather proof

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    GOOD Camera

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very satisfied. Got this on sale w/the lens for 500.00. Takes great photos. I wish it was weather proof though. Love the ability to use panasonic lenses as well on this camera. The menu is a little tricky to learn and the online manual wasn't very helpful but olympus customer service was great with any questions i have had about camera operation. It came down to this or a Sony. I'm glad i chose this one for size and operation and weight of the lenses. I plan on investing in a olympus upgrade in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Auto mode, Lightweight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My first fancy cam

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    A little difficult for beginners, but with some patience and help from the web you'll get the hang of it. Other than that, using auto is pretty much guaranteed a good pic anyway. Pretty lightweight. I like it a lot! OH, and the Wi-fi is an awesome feature for someone without a computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Menu system

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful camera for mid-level photographer

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    When debating on getting a new DSLR camera, the mirrorless system was great because of the portability, exchangeable lenses, and updated technology compared with previous mirrorless systems. The Olympus looks very vintage, and has three programmable function buttons on the body which are easy to reach. It also has two dials that can be assigned functions (changing aperture, shutter speed, etc.). The touchscreen is a nice touch, although I do not find myself using it that much. I love how the LCD screen can be re-positioned for low shots. There is a wide variety of shooting modes as well. The stock 14-42mm f/5.6 lens is decent enough to get started. I will say though that the menu can be a little overwhelming if you are new to photography. If you have some experience, there are a lot of options for customization, and I highly recommend reading through the manual to see just how much you can customize the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Small and packed with features at a good price

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This was a gift for my daughter for traveling and in college to support her school work. Bought the Mark II over the G85 ($400 more). Saved the $400 and only gave up microphone jack and a fully articulated rear screen (may regret this one). The Mark II is 20% lighter, has better ISO & shutter speed range, and said to have slightly better image quality. I have a T4i which my daughter learned on; she's figuring out the differences (brand, mirror -vs- mirrorless, etc.) so far she's commented on loving the Mark II for the image stabilization, wireless ability, programmable buttons, size & feel, and the retro look. She hasn't put it down for two days, so I think it's a winner.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Lightweight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving it!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I wanted something more lightweight and compact for travel and occasional parties. Contemplated on getting this and the sony a6300. This suits better for my application. I would buy a prime lens for this and see how it compares to my d800 setup. So far i am loving it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Light

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Light and small-Good for all day carrying around

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a great camera. Light, full of functions, easy to handle, WIFI capable. You will probably end up needing to purchase a separate lens as the lens that comes with it is a 40mm equivallant which might not be ideal but those lenses are <60$. Overall, very happy with the quality and results of this camera and will recommend this to any novice to semi pro that want something light and easy to carry.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Lightweight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Intermediate Camera

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    After doing much research, I decided that a micro four thirds camera would suit my needs for taking nice photos while having a light and compact kit for traveling. So far I’ve gotten excellent photos while hiking as well as in urban environments, and the size was much appreciated compared to the DSLRs and APS-Cs some friends had. The only downside is in extreme lowlight situations, but I also need some more lenses, which could help. All in all, this was a great purchase for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    dslr quality, point and shoot price

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    i wanted to downsize a bit for vacations. carrying around a nikon d700 was just too much hassle. the olympus has great image quality and features like wifi that just aren't' options on most dslr's. also, the m4/3 lens selection is excellent!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good mirrorless with lots of options & a cool body

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I got this camera for two major reasons: One, when I was small, we had these olympus camera but we lost it and growing up, I always wanted one. The other reason, I was looking to buy a mirrorless camera and was looking for Sony and Nikon options. I compared them and my priority was good value with the best price and Olympus was on sale and I also got a price match for this. These camera look beautiiful and they do take beautiful shots. I like the art filter features in them and the EVF is convenient (although, if you have the backlight on the EVF turned on, it flickers, which is solvavble). All in all, a good camera for the price and the lenses were on sale, so everything worked out well enough for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality, Lightweight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera in small package.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've been astounded at the quality of images and capabilities of this camera at such a good price. It does everything well and packs light. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality, Lightweight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for first time users.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Lightweight and easy to use. Image stabilization is a must.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bridge camera

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very impressive camera in a small body. It allowes all levels of users to capture top quality shots. Don’t let the smaller sensor size fool you; I have used DSLR’s with 24mp sensors and the image quality has been a great match. One recommendation I would give to Olympus is to offer bigger range lense as an option for the kit (14-150).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Menu system

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This camera is awesome. It is very easy to use, fast, light weight and has a quality build to it. The kit lens that comes with it is a very good quality lens, which is a plus. The only bad thing I have to say about the camera is that the menu set up takes some getting used to and that the Wi-Fi picture transfer can take longer than some other cameras that I have used in the past

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for a Beginning Semi-Pro

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Didn't perform as well as I'd hoped indoors, but overall it still does an outstanding job. If you can catch it on sale, it's very much worth the price. Stunning photos outdoors, easy to use, comfortable to handle.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Lightweight
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery dies

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Short battery life makes experience less pleasant

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The camera itself is very good. Photos crisp and clear. It is easy to grip, and highly portable. Not as obtrusive as an SLR, but much better quality than your phone or a point-and-shoot. However, the battery dies very quickly and so you need extra batteries if you plan on taking it on an all-day outing. After a few times of doing this, my opinion on the camera changed, and so now I will be looking for another product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend