• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus E-M10 advantages over Nikon D3400

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.1 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.1 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Nikon D3400 advantages over Olympus E-M10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,192 vs 884 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 12.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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 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

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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.

  • Compact DSLR camera body; Excellent image quality; Reliable single-shot autofocus; Good continuous JPEG shooting performance; New kit lens has improved AF; Great value at current prices.

  • SnapBridge is slow and limited; Poor continuous autofocus; No built-in Wi-Fi; Mediocre video features.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6i

Olympus E-M10
Canon T6i
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D3400
Canon T6i
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Olympus E-P5

Olympus E-M10
Olympus E-P5
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Nikon D3400
Olympus E-P5
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
Nikon D3400
Panasonic GX7
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D5500

Olympus E-M10
Nikon D5500
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $461
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5500
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $461
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Olympus E-M10
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon D3400
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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