As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Olympus OM-D E-M10's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G7 and the Lumix DMC-GX7) and Olympus (such as the OM-D E-M5 and the PEN E-PL5)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-M10 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,400k dots vs 610k dots), can focus continuously while recording movies, slightly more lenses available (108 lenses vs 13 lenses) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.67x), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
1 year newer
$488 (body only)
$462 - $498 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the E-M10)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.55x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the E-M10)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Larger: Prosumer size (125×86×77 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and E-M10

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $461.69 vs $379.99
  • Light weight: 410 g vs 396 g

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
2 years older
$511 - $899 (body only)
$999 14-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 (vs the E-M10)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 610k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-M5 and E-M10

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Standard size (122×89×43 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)

Canon EOS M6

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3 years newer
$548 - $579 (body only)
$583 - $699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M6 (vs the E-M10)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M6 (vs the E-M10)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the EOS M6 and E-M10

  • Fairly small: Mid size (112×68×45 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.8"
  • Inexpensive: $511.59 vs $379.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
6 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the E-M10)

  • Supports 24p
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.55x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the E-M10)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,400k dots

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and E-M10

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Light weight: 402 g vs 396 g

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
1 year older
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the E-M10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL5 and E-M10

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
1 year older
$864 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the E-M10)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.55x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Significantly thicker: 2.8" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and E-M10

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Light weight: 396 g vs 396 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-M10 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,400k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 4 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), takes much lower resolution photos (15.9 MP vs 20.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
similar age
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 81

common strengths of the D3300 and E-M10

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 396 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $379.99

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 81
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and E-M10

  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $379.99

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 months older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 81

common strengths of the D5300 and E-M10

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
1 year older
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.65x vs 0.55x

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Many fewer focus points: 15 vs 81

common strengths of the SLT A58 and E-M10

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 8 fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
4 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the E-M10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 81

common strengths of the T2i and E-M10

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.8"

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
2 years older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the E-M10)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 15.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 81

common strengths of the D5100 and E-M10

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Inexpensive: $372.11 vs $379.99

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-M10 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,400k dots vs 922k dots), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and much larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.22x).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (15.9 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 24 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (LIVEMOS vs CMOS) and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
2 years newer
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the E-M10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the E-M10)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and E-M10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the E-M10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the E-M10)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and E-M10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 320 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
3 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the E-M10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and E-M10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 320 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 months newer
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the E-M10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the E-M10)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and E-M10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
1 year older

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the E-M10)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the G15 and E-M10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 320 shots
  • Support external flash

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-M10 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,400k dots vs 1,040k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 5.3 fps) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (15.9 MP vs 20 MP), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't record movies in 24p, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
10 months older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the E-M10)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the E-M10)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 81
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.8"
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,400k dots

common strengths of the 70D and E-M10

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the E-M10)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 320 shots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the E-M10)

  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 81
  • Shoots much slower: 5.3 fps vs 8 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the 60D and E-M10

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $554.94 vs $379.99

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-M10 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,400k dots vs 230k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (15.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 0.7 fps).

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
2 years older
$489

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the E-M10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the E-M10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,400k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and E-M10

  • Very small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Mid size (119×82×46 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.8"
  • Very light: 413 g vs 396 g