Announcement: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

On August 04, 2020 the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera was officially presented.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

Key features include:

  1. Micro 4/3 format sensor, 20MP Live MOS (maximum picture size 5184 X 3888)
  2. TruePic VIII processor, 12 bit RAW color depth
  3. Integrated 5-stop '4.5-axis' IS
  4. ISO 200-25.600 range expandable to ISO 80
  5. OLED EVI 2.36 million points. Magnification 0.67x.
  6. Mechanical shutter with shutter speed up to 1 / 4.000 s. Electronic shutter with shutter speed up to 1 / 16.000 s.
  7. 121 contrast focus areas. Face and eye recognition
  8. Maximum burst speed of 8.7 fps with mechanical shutter and 15 fps electronic shutter (42 RAW buffer)
  9. Video UHD 4K 30 fps 102 Mb / s H.264 / MOV, Full HD 60 fps, HD 120 fps, external recording possible
  10. One SD / SDHC / SDXC slot with UHS-II support
  11. 3 '' 1.040.000 dots touchscreen display, swivel
  12. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-D, USB Micro B 2.0, microphone ports, USB charging
  13. Weight: 483 grams (with card and battery)
  14. Lots of creative filters and useful settings (HDR, bracketing focus, etc.)
  15. Price: about 700 dollars. Prices for modern Olympus cameras are available see here


All OLYMPUS / OM SYSTEM M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses for Micro 4/3

  1. 8mm 1: 1.8 FISHEYE PRO
  2. 9mm 1: 8 FISHEYE
  3. 12mm 1: 2 ED MSC
  4. 15mm 1: 8
  5. 17mm 1: 1.2 PRO
  6. 17mm 1: 1.8 MSC
  7. 17mm 1: 2.8
  8. 20mm 1: 1.4 PRO OM SYSTEM
  9. 25mm 1: 1.2 PRO
  10. 25mm 1: 1.8 MSC
  11. 30mm 1: 3.5 ED MSC MACRO 1.25X
  12. 45mm 1: 1.2 PRO
  13. 45mm 1: 1.8 MSC
  14. 60mm 1: 2.8 ED MSC MACRO
  15. 75mm 1: 1.8 ED MSC
  16. 90mm 1:3.5 MACRO IS PRO OM SYSTEM
  17. 300mm 1: 4 IS PRO
  18. 7-14mm 1: 2.8 PRO
  19. 8-25mm 1: 4 PRO
  20. 9-18mm 1:4-5.6 ED MSC
  21. 9-18mm 1:4-5.6 ED II MSC
  22. 12-40mm 1: 2.8 PRO
  23. 12-45mm 1: 4 PRO
  24. 12-50mm 1: 3.5-6.3 EZ ED MSC MACRO
  25. 12-100mm 1: 4 IS PRO
  26. 12-200mm 1:3.5-6.3 ED MSC
  27. 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 ED
  28. 14-42mm 1: 3.5-5.6 L ED
  29. 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 MSC II
  30. 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 R MSC II
  31. 14-42mm 1: 3.5-5.6 EZ ED MSC
  32. 14-150mm 1:4-5.6 ED
  33. 14-150mm 1:4-5.6 ED MSC II
  34. 40-150mm 1: 2.8 PRO
  35. 40-150mm 1: 4 PRO
  36. 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 ED MSC
  37. 40-150mm 1: 4-5.6 R ED MSC
  38. 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 ED MSC
  39. 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 ED MSC II
  40. 100-400mm 1:5-6.3 IS ED MSC
  41. 150-400mm 1: 4.5 TC 1.25X ED IS PRO
  42. 150-600mm 1:5-6.3 IS ED MSC

Decoding of the main markings of OLYMPUS lenses M.ZUIKO DIGITAL for Micro 4/3:

  • PRO - professional lens
  • SPLASH PROOF - a protected lens (so are marked, for example, all 'PRO'-lenses)
  • OM SYSTEM is the trademark under which some Olympus lenses have been produced since the end of 2021
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) - low dispersion elements in the optical circuit
  • MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) - a special focusing system for comfortable video and photography
  • EZ (Electronic Zoom) - electronic zoom
  • IS (Image Stabilizer) - built-in image stabilizer
  • MACRO - macro lens
  • Fisheye - ultra wide angle fisheye lens
  • R (?) - lens with an updated design
  • II - second version of the lens
  • TC - built-in teleconverter
  • 9mm 1:8 FISHEYE and 15mm 1:8 (MF) lenses do not have auto focus

All Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras

Olympus Pen EP Series:

  • P1, P2, P3, P5, P7
  • PF
  • PL1, PL1s, PL2, PL3, PL5, PL6, PL7, PL8, PL9, PL10
  • PM1, PM2
  • Olympus air

Olympus OM-D EM Series:

  • M1X
  • M1, M1 Mark II, M1 Mark III
  • M10, M10 Mark II, M10 Mark III, M10 Mark IV


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Comments: 35, on the topic: Announcement: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

  • Ledogor

    Here Olympus gives !. First, they announced the cessation of activity, and now they are rolling out a new camera. Their marketers are so-so, but great schemers :)))

    • Arkady Shapoval

      According to their plans, they apparently have a lot of developments that are slowly still being implemented.

    • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

      Nobody announced the termination of activities, the conversation was only about the transfer of the Imaging division to another company, and then about the intention.

      • Pokemon

        There were once Sony Vaio laptops.
        Expensive and popular with a certain category of buyers, technically sophisticated, no worse than MacBooks.
        Someone advised Sony to split the business and sell the laptop division.
        Sony sold it. Has anyone seen Vaio since then?

        • 1

          Well, as far as it became known in the light of all-round diarrhea towards JIP, Vaio laptops are quite alive and even more premium than before, but here's a bad luck. They are not sold outside of Japan. It will be a pity if the Olympus will be the same.

          • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

            Sold in the USA and Canada.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Sold to the same company as Olika.

        • koba

          But there is another example - IBM sold the laptop division to the Chinese state-owned company Lenovo, and it did well, otherwise we would not have these excellent laptops today, by the way, Lenovo is one of the three largest computer manufacturers, it seems that sooner or later it will become the first at all. that is, through a couple of pandemics.

  • Vlad

    And what's so special and new in it?)), The entry-level camera is the price of $ 700, not a child, I'd rather take the Sonya a700 for 7, it costs exactly the same, it's FULL!, And then there's a crop and two!

  • notapic

    The toy will fit only for macro and travel photography. But then 1000 fps is not needed, and 4K (which many smartphones and PCs do not yet support or hardly digest). But there is no basic ISO 100, equal to 14-bit, mechanical 1/8000, and almost only Olympus continues to try to reanimate the corpse of a double-crop.

  • Konstantin

    "121 contrasting focus areas."
    Horror ... 2020, but they can't put at least 15-20 phase points. I understand that this is an entry level, but still ...

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Phase is in Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III.

      • Konstantin

        So there the price is 2 times more) Sony won, starting with the A5100, hundreds of phase sensors are shoving, and other manufacturers are goons!

      • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

        And in the E-M5 Mark III

  • Bogdan

    Sadly, I don't see any reason to change my e-m10 mk2 - sheer little things.

    By the way, I would call the screen not “swivel”, but “folding” - a slight improvement relative to mark2 and mark3.

    • Andrei

      Why are there some little things. The camera is growing up. Microphone input, 4k, 15 ks, 20mp. And an extra 30 grams :)

      • Bogdan

        Yes, indeed - I did not pay attention to the sensor change (apparently, this is the same sensor as on the e-m1 mk2 and e-m5 mk3).
        Could finally stick usb type-C :)

    • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

      Already in autofocus, the Mark III was far ahead of the Mark II, and in the video, heaven and earth, you should not just look directly at the characteristics.

      • Bogdan

        I hardly shoot video, and autofocus also depends on the lens (unfortunately, I did not have to touch the third mark).
        The most sad thing is that with the sale of Olik, my planned move to the e-m5 is no longer so planned - I don't want to stay on the camera without any special updates.

  • Artem

    Olik has presented a new tele-zoom Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS, though the price is 1300 Euro.
    And a hundred percent of the cameras plus olika in compactness, in the correct and firm colors, and when you see the camera, take off the garnishing jeep and do not bathe. I think the camera will be drunk with mandarin and bloggers - also compact and garnishing result without dancing with a tambourine. FF is extraordinarily beautiful, ale hto s koristuvachіv to back that difference in the end result.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Thank you, tomorrow I will publish an announcement, as you can see it is already in the list of lenses from Olik. I try to publish one piece a day.

  • Arkady Shapoval

    It will be a shame if this is the last camera from Olik, then their life cycle will end with a four, which will confirm the not very best attitude of some Western cultures to this figure.

    • Alexander

      Probably all the same oriental cultures. In the east, the four is consonant with death.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        yes, oriental, I was wrong :)

  • Sergei

    If Olik hadn’t overshadowed with his double-crop, but would have broken off to make FF, then I think there would have been a chance for survival, they have enough developments and everything else is at the level. And so, this camera is real by today's standards, for children or stoned fans of m4 / 3.

  • Alexey

    I also don’t understand in any way, for whom / what this format is needed?

    • Ivan

      For the one who loves. And there are many such people.

      • Alexey

        well, maybe. because I don’t understand any advantages of the system itself.

        • Ivan

          The advantages are obvious - size and weight. Some professionals have switched to this format using it as their everyday travel camera. In terms of size and weight, this camera is suitable for girls and slender boys. At one time, I gave my wife a camera of this format, and when I went on a beach vacation, I left my DSLR and took a small and light one. Photos on vacation did not disappoint, and the plots did not require printing quality.

          • Alexey

            one can agree with this argument, but only on condition that it is for such purposes that the camera will be used. for more serious requirements and / or shooting conditions, it is not suitable / inconvenient. but what is more suitable for me is that which works in almost any conditions, we are talking about any equipment in principle. if we are talking about cameras, then the “ones” of both systems I like most of all :) they are comfortable, ergonomic and reliable as tanks. as well as optics I prefer class 70 (80) -200 2.8, and it would be extremely difficult to use this on small cameras.
            on the other hand, photographs for memory on vacation on modern smartphones are excellent. no one will print them in A3 format anyway :)

            • Ivan

              One of the photographs taken in this format is just printed on A3, framed and hanging at home.

            • Ivan

              Now the quality of smartphones has really reached such a level that sometimes you have to guess what was filmed. And in low light conditions they even win.

              • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

                I don't know what they will win there, but without pain it is impossible to look at night photos from the iphone on a 4K monitor, for Instagram it is quite, it still squeezes so much that if you shoot at least on Panas S1, the result is the same.

              • Roman

                Well, I do not. If you just click what you see, a smartphone may do, but any more or less technically complex picture, an interesting angle, a suitable angle is a camera and only a camera.

              • Ivan

                Roman, I didn't talk about a technically difficult shot. I don't think smartphones are better than cameras.

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