Olympus E-M10 Review: Shooter’s Report Part II: Sports, birds and stars, oh my!


posted Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM EDT


Fear not Olympus OM-D fans, the next installment of my Olympus E-M10 shooter's report is here. In this update, I was fortunate to have all the stars fall into alignment and was able to test the E-M10 on a variety of subjects, that happen to be some of my favorites -- sports, wildlife and long exposures.

Pushing the lightweight and compact E-M10 to its limits, I was able to see how the contrast-detect AF system on this OM-D camera performed not only in difficult lighting, but also with fast action at a college basketball game. Similarly, I experimented with photographing birds, which proved to be a little tough for the E-M10, but something this little camera can handle with a little patience.

Lastly, I had a chance to use one of the new features on the E-M10: Live Composite mode. This new long exposure mode, currently an exclusive feature on the E-M10, let's you create interesting multi-shot composite images in-camera -- perfect for star trail photos.

Check out what I've explored and discovered with the Olympus E-M10 so far, browse the updated gallery images and, as always, be sure to ask any questions about this hot new Olympus mirrorless camera via the discussion box at the bottom of the review page itself. 

(M.Zuiko 12mm F2: f/2, 1/1250s, ISO 1600) - Note: edited in Adobe Lightroom 5
(M.Zuiko 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II: 300mm, f/6.7, 1/320s, ISO 400)