Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

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    Highlights

    • 20.3 MP Micro Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
    • 200 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 121 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,040k dot Tilting Screen
    • 2,360k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 8.7 fps Mechanical and 15.0 fps Electronic Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • 30 min Video Recording Limit
    • Built-in Flash
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
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    Overview

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV was announced in 2020 and is a Micro Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) Mirrorless camera with 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 200 to 25,600 and expands to 100 - 25,600 in boosted mode. The camera has a Tilting 3.0" screen with 1,040k dot resolution and built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 2,360k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution.


    Here is the Olympus OM-D series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Olympus OM-D series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV August
    2020
    20.3 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M1 III February
    2020
    20.4 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,037k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M5 III October
    2019
    20.4 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M1X January
    2019
    20.4 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,037k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M10 III August
    2017
    16.1 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M1 II September
    2016
    20.3 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,037k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M10 II August
    2015
    16.1 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M5 II February
    2015
    16.1 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,037k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M10 March
    2014
    16.1 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    1,037k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M1 October
    2013
    16.3 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    1,037k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Olympus OM-D E-M5 April
    2012
    16.1 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    610k dot
    Touchscreen

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV vs OM-D E-M1 Mark III vs OM-D E-M5 Mark III vs OM-D E-M1X vs OM-D E-M10 Mark III vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV.

    PROS

    •   Cheap
    •   Video Capture
    •   121 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Live Composition
    •   Built-in Flash
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Light - 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz)
    •   USB Charging
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Small Sensor
    •   200 Lowest Native ISO
    •   Low Video Recording Limit
    •   No Microphone Input
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Sensor Resolution - 20.3 Megapixel
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV to its predecessor OM-D E-M10 Mark III and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
    Higher Sensor Resolution 20.3 Megapixel vs 16.1 Megapixel
    Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 vs 4608 x 3456
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) 8.7 fps vs 8.6 fps
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting (Electronic) 15.0 fps vs 8.6 fps
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 15.0 fps vs 8.6 fps
    Built-In Bluetooth vs
    Lighter 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz) vs 410 g (0.90 lb / 14.46 oz)
    Longer Battery Life 360 shots vs 330 shots
    DOWNGRADES Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
    More Expensive $699 (body only), $799 (w/14-42mm lens) vs $649 (body only), $799 (w/14-42mm PZ lens)

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV vs OM-D E-M10 Mark III.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Tilting Touchscreen

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV has a 3.0" Tilting touchscreen with 1,040k dot resolution. Tilting screen makes this camera very useful for photography purposes but not so useful for video shooting.

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    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV with Tilting screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 2,360k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 1.23x (0.62x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV features a 20.3 megapixel Micro Four Thirds CMOS sensor with dimensions of 17.4 x 13 mm and a total area of 226.2 mm2. Its native ISO range is 200 - 25,600 and expands to 100 - 25,600 in boosted mode.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV's Micro Four Thirds sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with TruePic VIII processor and can take pictures up to 5184 x 3888 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV has Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Due to Micro Four Thirds sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 2x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 2.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 4.5 stops of compensation. This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV comes with BLS-50 battery pack with battery life of 360 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/16000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/4000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 15.0 fps with electronic shutter and up to 8.7 fps with mechanical shutter.


    Exposure

    Camera's exposure metering ranges from -2 to +20 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±5 EV range. You can also do exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV has a built-in flash with maximum range of 7.20 m at ISO 200 and also accepts external flash which can be connected via Hot Shoe. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/250 sec. Flash compensation can be set from -3 to +3 EV with 1/3 or 1/2 or 1 EV step increments.

    Physical Parameters

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV has dimensions of 122 x 84 x 49 mm (4.8 x 3.31 x 1.93"). It weighs 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    122 mm (4.8")

    84 mm (3.31")

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    49 mm (1.93")

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    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV dimensions

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

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    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV gets a score of 67 and is AVERAGE choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    79

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV gets a score of 79 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   121 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    72

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV gets a score of 72 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   121 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   121 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
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    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   121 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
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    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV gets a score of 85 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Low Video Recording Limit
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Evaluation

    We evaluate Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and give score of 71 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    71

    Sensor

    AVERAGE
    57

    We give Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV a score of 57 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 20.3 Megapixel
    •   200 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    78

    We give Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV a score of 78 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

    Video

    AVERAGE
    59

    We give Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV a score of 59 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Low Video Recording Limit

    Focusing

    GOOD
    80

    We give Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV a score of 80 for Focusing parameters.

    •   121 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    GOOD
    83

    We give Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV a score of 83 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot

    Connectivity

    GOOD
    84

    We give Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV a score of 84 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Microphone Input
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    POOR
    42

    We give Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV a score of 42 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots


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