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.
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.