The new-generation Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV digital mirrorless camera has just been released to critical acclaim. We now know what all the fuss is about right here in New Zealand.
One new feature to look forward to is the 20 MP Live MOS sensor. This is a big step up from the 16 MP sensor in the previous generation’s models. This brings the E-M10 series in line with the latest versions of the E-M5 and E-M1 series.
Another thing to look out for is the compact in-body image stabilization unit with up to 4.5 EV steps of compensation and 15 fps high-speed sequential shooting. Early buyers of the camera are also excited by the improved Continuous AF precision for continuous focusing on moving subjects. At the same time, the Face Priority/ Eye Priority AF can now focus on faces in profile or looking down. This helps capture sharp portraits even at unconventional angles.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV has the extensive range of shooting modes you’d expect to find in a camera of this class. It also retains the 4K video capabilities of the Mark III, but with one important change: it has a tilting LCD monitor that can flip down 180º for self-facing video shooting and vlogging. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are built into the camera body.
Previous generations in this range are extremely lightweight and compact. Incredibly, Olympus has taking another 27 grams off the Mark IV, making it even more portable than before. To summarise, this a lightweight device with plenty of heavyweight features! More information is available on Olympus AU.