As expected, Olympus has unveiled the new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Mirrorless camera with updated relative to its predecessor, but the developers have left many things unchanged.
In particular, the camera uses a new 20MP Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) image sensor borrowed from more expensive models, but the TruePic VIII image processor inherited from the OM-D E-M10 Mark III. The autofocus system has been improved, but the number of focus points remains the same at 121. The tiltable touchscreen screen is the same size and resolution, but can now be tilted down 180 ° for self-portraits.
The previous model also inherits a 5-axis sensor-shift Image Stabilization that scores up to 4.5 EV, and an electronic viewfinder that uses a 2.36 million-dot OLED panel. The photographer has a range of ISO 200-25 600, expandable down to ISO 100, and a shutter speed range of 1/4000-60 s. The sync speed is 1/250 s. The camera is equipped with a built-in flash with a guide number of 7.2 (the previous model was 5.8) and a hot shoe.
The continuous shooting speed with tracking focus is 6.3 fps, without it – 15.0 fps. The previous model allowed shooting in bursts at speeds up to 8.6 fps. But the video capabilities remained the same. The maximum resolution is 4K, the frame rate at this resolution can be chosen equal to 24, 25 or 30 fps. Shooting in Full HD resolution, you can raise the frame rate up to 60 fps.
The mirrorless digital camera equipment still includes HDMI and USB 2.0 ports, but now the USB port can be used for recharging. The camera is equipped with a slot for SD, SDHC and SDXC cards with UHS-II support. Bluetooth has been added to the Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless interface. With dimensions of 122 x 84 x 49mm, which remain almost unchanged, the camera weighs 383g (versus 410g of the Mark III). The camera can take 360 shots without recharging – 10% more than the Mark III.
Price and availability
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is now available to pre-order through the Bhphptovideo.com and Amazon.com websites, priced at $699 for body only, $799 with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ kit. The shipping will be started from 25th September, 2020.