• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus AIR advantages over Olympus E-M10 II

  • Less expensive
    $300* vs $550
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Lighter weight
    240g vs 488g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Olympus E-M10 II advantages over Olympus AIR

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent value for the money; Professional-grade ergonomics; Incredibly good image quality for its class; Solid performance specs across the board; Loaded with features.

  • Kit lens may not be quite as sharp as previous kit lens from this line; Below average battery life; Somewhat confusing menu systems.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GM1

Olympus AIR
Panasonic GM1
  • $300
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-M10 II
Panasonic GM1
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Olympus AIR
Olympus E-M10
  • $300
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10 II
Olympus E-M10
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GM5

Olympus AIR
Panasonic GM5
  • $300
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10 II
Panasonic GM5
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Lighter weight

Compared to YI M1

Olympus AIR
YI M1
  • $300
  • 4/3
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter
  • $199
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Shoot 4K video
Olympus E-M10 II
YI M1
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $199
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Olympus AIR
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $300
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10 II
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
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