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Olympus OM-D EM-10 Mark II Review

Let's talk firstly about Micro 4/3 cameras in general to start, the pros and the cons of owning a m 4/3 system.

The pros:

The size

The features

Lens size


The cons:

Sensor size (cropped sensor factor)

And now on to the key features of the OM-D EM-10. It has a touch screen for settings and live view, WIFI connectivity (can take photos and save them instantly to your phone or tablet/upload photos from the camera to phone or tablet)

Now to talk about the kit lens; the kit lens is a 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 zoom lens (the equivalent to 28-84mm on a full frame camera). The lens when first used is a good starter kit lens, but after 4/5 years it starts to become less and less reliable (this has been since Kathmandu, which is a very dusty city). Until being in and coming back from Kathmandu I never really had any problems with the lens.

Olympus sell the OM-D EM-10 as a 'travel' camera; and I'd agree that it is a great camera to take with you travelling. After taking both my Olympus OM-D EM-10 Mk 2 and my Canon EOS 600d with me to Nepal, I found myself using my OM-D a lot more than my Canon, this was due to the OM-D being far smaller and less intrusive, yet still having enough megapixels to enlarge to A1-A0 size which I needed for my final exhibition there. If I was going to recommend a good reliable travel camera to anybody from personal experience I would definitely recommend the Olympus OM-D series cameras, over any other M4/3 camera.

The design of the camera echoes that of the original Olympus OM series cameras, which in my opinion have a timeless classic look about them (which did influence my choice when I purchased mine.).

This review was not endorsed by Olympus in any way.

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