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Olympus Introduces M-D E-M10 Mark IV Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

4 August 2020

Olympus has introduced the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV with a compact, lightweight interchangeable, Micro Four Thirds design tailored for the beginner's budget but outfitted with features from higher-end systems. Through Nov. 1, the company will include an Olympus camera bag, an extra BLS-50 battery and a32-GB SD card (starter kit valued at $99.99) with each purchase.

The E-M10 Mark IV is lighter than previous models at 0.85 pounds. And when paired with the pancake M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens, the kit is just over a pound at 1.05 lbs. In-body 5-axis image stabilization, a deep grip, USB charging for in-camera charging and wireless connectivity round out the feature set.

A first for the OM-D series, this model includes a flip-down LCD monitor and dedicated selfie mode to support high-angle and low-angle shooting.


Highlights of the new Olympus include:

  • 20.3-Mp Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor
  • TruePic VIII image processor
  • UHD 4K30p video recording
  • 2.36m-dot 0.67x-mMagnification OLED EVF


Specifications for the new camera include:

Sensor 20.3-Megapixel Live MOS sensor
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Bit Depth 12-bit
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Viewfinder Electronic OLED viewfinder
2,360,000 dots
19.2mm eye point
100 percent coverage
0.67x magnification
-4 to +2 diopter adjustment
Monitor 3.0-inch 180° tilting touchscreen LCD
1,040,000 dots
Shutter Mechanical Shutter:
  1/4000 to 60 Second
  0 to 3 Hour in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter:
  1/320 to 60 Second
Electronic Shutter:
  1/16000 to 60 Second
Frame Rate Mechanical Shutter:
  Up to 8.7 fps at 20.3 MP for Raw or JPEG frames
Electronic Shutter:
  Up to 15 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 42 Raw or 49 JPEG frames
ISO Auto, 200 to 25,600
Extended: 100 to 25,600
Autofocus Yes
Live View Yes
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Flash Built-in flash for 16.73 feet at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed: 1/250 second
Hot shoe, TTL
Movie UHD 4K (at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
Full HD at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/119.88p
HD at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD at 119.88p
Clips up to 29:00
Built-in stereo mic
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth
USB Micro-B (USB 2.0), HDMI D (Micro)
Power BLS-50 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 7.2 VDC, 1175 mAh
360 shots
Dimensions 4.79 x 3.32 x 1.93 inches
Weight 17.04 oz.

Mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length 14mm to 42mm
28mm to 84mm equivalent
Aperture Maximum: f3.5 to f5.6
Minimum: f22
Angle of View 75° to 29°
Minimum Focus 7.87 inches
Magnification 0.23x
Optical Design 8 elements in 7 groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 37mm
Dimensions 2.4 x 0.9 inches
Weight 3.21 oz.


Olympus said the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV will be available on Sept. 25 for $699.99 (body only) and $799.99 with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ kit lens. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

For more information see the news release below.

Olympus Introduces M-D E-M10 Mark IV

Capture Important Moments with Advanced Features in this Compact, Interchangeable Lens Camera Body

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Olympus has introduced the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV, a compact, lightweight interchangeable, Micro Four Thirds camera body designed for the beginner, yet packed with versatile features common in mid-level camera products offering ease-of-use and incredible portability in a classic body design that is lighter than ever before. For a limited time (through Nov. 1), purchase a new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and receive a free starter kit, consisting of an Olympus camera bag, extra BLS-50 battery and 32-GB SD card (starter kit valued at $99.99).

The award-winning Olympus OM-D series has a reputation for delivering flawless, professional-quality images and video to photographers of all levels and the E-M10 Mark IV does not disappoint. This entry-point mirrorless camera is designed to allow the user to grow with it; its powerful image sensor and image-processing engine are packed with technology to deliver a wealth of versatile shooting features; perfect for the enthusiastic beginner photographer, who values quality, yet demands results. This model also features a high-definition electronic viewfinder for optimal quality while shooting in bright outdoor or backlit conditions and an improved grip with a secure hold for superb ergonomics and comfortable control. The compact, lightweight design is equipped with in-body 5-axis image stabilization featuring up to 4.5 shutter speed steps of compensation and a new 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor. Combined, the two deliver high-quality photos and videos with minimal blur in any scene, including night photography and telephoto shooting.

Bring It Everywhere

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is lighter than any previous model, at approximately 0.85 pounds. Even when paired with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens, the kit is just over a pound (approximately 1.05 pounds), about the size of a standard bottle of water , making it incredibly portable. A deep grip provides an ergonomic, comfortable and secure feel. Easy USB charging enables in-camera charging, using a power bank -- convenient when on the go. This body is also wireless radio wave external flash compatible.

Perfect Photos, Every Time

Capture blur-free photos even in dark locations, thanks to improved in-body 5-axis image stabilization, providing 4.5 shutter speed steps of compensation. Expect consistent in-focus subjects with improved autofocus tracking precision. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV uses the same moving subject detection algorithm available in the high-end OM-D E-M1x. Using Face/Eye Detection autofocus, a feature recently introduced on the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV captures beautiful portraits with more accurate face detection and tracking, even when viewing the face from the side or when partially hidden. The OM-D E-M10 Mark IV has the same 20-MB image sensor and high-performance TruePic VIII image processing engine available on Olympus high-end models and now available on the E-M10 Mark IV. Never miss a fast action shot with its maximum 15 frames-per-second high-speed sequential shooting.

A first for the OM-D series, this model is equipped with a flip-down LCD monitor and dedicated selfie mode, making it easy and fun to take high-quality selfies using one hand. The camera supports high-angle and low-angle shooting, so photos and videos turn out exactly as imagined.

Additionally, the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV features a high-definition electronic viewfinder, making it easier than ever to shoot in direct sunlight and in other situations where it might be difficult to view the LCD monitor.

Unleash Creative Potential

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV allows users to choose from 28 Scene Modes, ranging anywhere from Portrait to Fireworks and Sport to Macro, with many other options in between, allowing optimization of settings for the best results in virtually any scenario. 16 Art Filters, such as Vintage, Soft Focus and Instant Film offer the user the creative expression of their choice. Enjoy advanced techniques easily with Advanced Photo mode -- an easy-to-navigate menu walks the user through features, such as High Dynamic Range, Live Composite, Live Time, Multiple Exposure and Focus Bracketing. Record beautiful 4K hand-held video even while walking, thanks to the powerful 5-axis image stabilization. Extract and save still images from the 4K videos. 4K video can be recorded without switching to video mode. Silent mode mutes shutter sounds during shooting, which is convenient for locations where sounds are not appropriate such as during recitals, concerts or weddings.

Expandable System Grows with the User

Olympus offers wide selection of Olympus M.Zuiko interchangeable lenses, from compact zoom lenses to single -- focal-length lenses in a wide variety of focal lengths to meet the needs of any photographer. Choose the lens that best suits the subject. Traveling to a national park? Capture amazing wide landscapes with the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 lens. Or get perfect shots of a new puppy with beautiful bokeh using an M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 lens. As the user's photography skills and interests develop, this system is the perfect tool to grow with them. Wanting to explore macro photography, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 macro lens will be perfect.

Share and Post with Ease

Built-in WiFi easily and intuitively pairs with a smart device for remote shooting, wireless uploading and fast sharing. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV supports an always-on connection using Bluetooth, allowing the user the ability to play back or import images, even when the camera is not in hand. This built-in, stable connection antenna is the same one used in the OM-D high-end models. With WiFi and Bluetooth built into the camera body, the dedicated smartphone app Olympus OI.Share can be used to easily and instantly import recorded photos and videos to a smartphone or for posting on social media. The Camera "How To" guide is also available in the app for learning shooting methods and techniques on the go.

Pricing, Availability, Specifications

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Body (Silver/Black); $699.99 (U.S.)/$999.99

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV EZ Kit Body (Silver/Black) and M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens; $799.99 (U.S.)/$1,049.99

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV will be available for pre-order at participating local authorized retailers or at and will begin shipping on Sept. 25. For detailed product specifications visit

Take advantage of a special launch offer by purchasing a new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV before Nov. 1; receive an Olympus starter kit, including an Olympus camera bag, extra BLS-50 battery and 32-GB SD card (starter kit valued at $99.99).

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