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Advantages of the Olympus E-M10

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,400k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 6x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Size
Significantly smaller
119×82×46 mm vs 142×116×75 mm
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2.7x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
108 lenses vs 34 lenses
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More than 3x more lenses available
Weight
Significantly lighter
396 g vs 890 g
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2.2x lighter
True resolution
Higher true resolution
15.9 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 60% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The E-M10's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 3"
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Around 40% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$379.99 vs $1,490.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,110 cheaper (3.9x less)
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Advantages of the Olympus E-3

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
610 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
NMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              E-M10Digital
              E-3Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              E-M101080p @ 30fps
              E-3None
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              E-M108 fps
              E-35 fps

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