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Olympus - OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm Lens - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy Next Step

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    Pagro
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stellar Quality Start when switching from DSLRs

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    Jimsgambit
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Vaca and Sunny Outdoor Stills

    Posted
    MarkH

    DSLRS are great except in bright sunlight. I plan to take this to the Grand Canyon. I have been rehearsing the use of manual focus, reasign a back button for magnify, the front wheel for tweaking the +/- exposure. I can view the scene in the viewfinder in the bright sunlight with assistance of a histogram. It also has dynamic range adjustment. CONS: Difficult menu. Had to modify a spreadsheet from another OMD model to track the Mysets. Created a Gdrive cheat sheet to access from my phone for the Mysets. Retrieving Myset configurations gives different results when retrieved from the menu VS an association on the function wheel. My Myst config summary: OMD E10 ii Mysets Myset 1: Factory Reset Myset 2: Outdoor still. Magnify, HDR, MF, Exp +/- on Front knob Shoot Menu1>Drive Mode>Single CM>TabA>AF Mode>S-af+mf CM>TabA>MFassist>Peaking>On CM>TabA>HomePosition>Center Point CM>TabC>RlsPrioriy>On CM>TabC>Image Stabile Still>S-I.S. Auto CM>TabD>Peaking Color>Red CM>TabE>Metering>CtrWht Myset 3: Outdoor action. AEL/AFL, MULT-F, HDR, REC Shoot Menu1>Drive Mode>Single CM>TabA>AF Mode>C-af CM>TabA>MFassist>Peaking>On CM>TabA>HomePosition>Center Region CM>TabC>RlsPrioriy>On CM>TabC>Image Stabile Still>S-I.S. Auto CM>TabC>Image Stabilization>On CM>TabD>Peaking Color>Red CM>TabE>Metering>CtrWht Myset 4: Indoor. Magnify, Multi-F, 1shotWB, MF Shoot Menu1>Drive Mode>Single CM>TabA>AF Mode>S-af+mf CM>TabA>MFassist>Peaking>On CM>TabA>HomePosition>All Screen CM>TabC>RlsPrioriy>On CM>TabC>Image Stabile Still>S-I.S. Auto CM>TabD>Peaking Color>Red CM>TabE>Metering>dig esp

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this camera.

    Posted
    MichaelT
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    I have this camera and a Panasonic that are both the Micro 4/3 lens type and I absolutely love it. As a beginner photographer, this camera makes excellent photos easy. So many modes you can choose from and the auto setting works really well. I love the looks and design of this device, it looks retro and feels very solid but is pretty light. Very awesome device, tons of lenses available. Would definitely recommend this for everything but wedding and professional portrait photography, but even then with the right person using this camera, the results can still be stunning! The battery on this camera is pretty exceptional. I never felt like it ate through the battery. The video is pretty awesome as well, while its not quite 4k. It is very good definition and quality. The microphone is as good as expected, nothing too special. Most cameras don't have excellent mics, so that's to be expected. Overall no complaints. Definitely, recommend this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful camera for mid-level photographer

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    Chogobo
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good mirrorless with lots of options & a cool body

    Posted
    Inarahk
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small and packed with features at a good price

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    MarkJ
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Darn Good Camera so far.

    Posted
    zcameraman
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    I am New to MFT (Micro 4 3rds) and so far PROS: is easy to use and carry, has a great traditional look, takes great pictures with lots of creative options in camera and some pretty decent inexpensive lenses to get you started. Note you can use any MFT lens on any MFT camera Lumix on Olympus or Olympus on Lumix etc....pretty cool. CONS: So far - battery life is shorter than what one may be use to compared to point and shoot, APS-C, or Full Frame and I its due to electronic view finder use vs optical VF. I like it so far and enjoying it.....the best camera is the one you have with you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super camera, super light, compact & powerful

    Posted
    BDThyme
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Soo many features! Black and white looks great.

    Posted
    FrankiT
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    After about a month with this compact camera I gotta say I love it! Still have many features I've not yet mastered but being new to Olympus menus there is a little bit of a learning curve. I absolutely love the silent electronic shutter for times when you don't want to interfere with a show, performance or lecture at a conference. The viewfinder works rather well too, which was one of the main reasons I got it. Gotta say I picked up the FL-14 flash and was not impressed though. Manual setting on the flash simply means full power all the time. You have more control with the pop-up flash than with the external flash, strange.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOOD Camera

    Posted
    RSTAFF
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera All Around

    Posted
    dc913
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    I purchased this camera for a trip to Europe after a previous trip just using my iPhone, I wanted better pictures that I would be able to share online but also print out and put on my walls. After reading many reviews and talking to friends who were photographers, I decided on this camera. It did everything I needed. Allowed me to take amazing pictures without knowing every nuance of the camera but was user friendly enough to allow me to play around or just put it on auto. I couldn't be happier with this product. Only downside is the weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Intermediate Camera

    Posted
    Clifton
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Light and small-Good for all day carrying around

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    Faraz
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    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Short battery life makes experience less pleasant

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    CVOWA
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good camera

    Posted
    akuxel
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    This camera is very good. Quality of pictures specially during the day is sharp for this price range. At night the images turn orange so the quality of the light has to be adjusted with the menu, if you make it cooler it helps with this problem. Also the macro option is still failing in my opinion, it is very hard to do macro photos unless you go to a different lens. Portraits and nature pictures are very nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice but Small!

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    BocaCatLover
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    Like all Olympus OMD cameras, this one is very nice and takes good pictures. And, it's small. Too small for me. I found it difficult to hold and I have small hands. I just kept feeling that I would drop it. The kit lens is good. If you want to keep your costs down and buy into the Olympus system, this camera is a good start if you can handle its small stature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bridge camera

    Posted
    SiFi
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera

    Posted
    Taylor
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thrilled!

    Posted
    KristheTeacher
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    I was looking for a reasonably priced camera that was mirrorless. I did quite a bit of research and landed on this one. I can't tell you how happy I am with my purchase. It's perfect and I can't wait to use it this summer to take pictures for our family reunion. Great camera! Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend