Every face tells a story – Olympus OM-D E-M10

Last week I received delivery of a new camera – an Olympus OM-D E-M10.

I immediately took it out for a spin, a morning shoot.  I got lucky.  These are the images captured.

Before digging through the instruction manual, I wanted to see how ‘intuitive’ the E-M10 felt in my hands.


All images were shot with the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ pancake lens.  Not bad for a ‘kit’ lens.


Captured as 16MP colour JPEGs.  Monochrome conversion done using the bundled Olympus Viewer 3 software.


After 30+ years with a film camera – the Olympus OM-1 – and then a few years playing with Sony and Canon compacts, this feels like a REAL camera again.


Yes, the Olympus OM-D is tiny.  Too small maybe, in the hand – an ECG-1 accessory Hand Grip is on its way.

photo 4

(The Olympus LC-37C automatic Lens Cap does not come standard + 40-150mm f4-5.6 R lens.)

The Olympus OM-D series are Micro (mirrorless) Four Thirds, interchangeable lens cameras.

The Four Thirds sensor cannot match the large 36 x 24mm size of a Full Frame camera sensor.  It is only 54% of the height of the Full Frame sensor.

However, compared to APS-C cameras, the Four Thirds sensor is 83-88% of APS-C sensor height.

The Four Thirds sensor design is 4:3 ratio/proportion (not 3:2 proportion) – which also allows the lenses and camera to be smaller.  A larger area of the lens image is utilised by the sensor.

Finally, another nice image of Alan…that faraway feeling.



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