• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Olympus E-M10 advantages over Leica M (Typ 262)

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $3995*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M (Typ 262) advantages over Olympus E-M10

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.01 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.68x vs 0.58x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
Leica M (Typ 262)
Panasonic GX7
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Olympus E-M10
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $5787
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $5787
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Olympus E-M10
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Leica M (Typ 262)
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Olympus E-M10
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • $442
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Leica M (Typ 262)
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $442
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Olympus E-M10
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • $5995
  • 35mm
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