[Rumour] OMD EM10 coming up?


Oly5050

Senior Member
Feb 1, 2005
4,009
3
0
#2

rhino123

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 1, 2006
5,243
15
38
NA
#3
Hmm... from what I see... it had the same sensor as the EM5, processor of EM1 and IBIS of EM1... And here I am... thinking that EM1 is the successor of EM5. Looked like I am terribly wrong.
 

trevteo

New Member
Jul 22, 2013
5
0
0
Singapore
#4
haven't been following updates for a while since i bought GX1.. i was also confused about EM5 and EM1. i thought EM5 is the newer model. Anywayz i guess we can start expecting BnS to have more EM5 and EM1 coming up! =D
 

keithwee

Moderator
Staff member
Aug 20, 2010
7,934
41
48
LittleRedDot
#5
Remember back in the old days with film SLRs ,

OM1, OM2 , OM3 , OM4 were the flagship models while the OM10, OM20 and so on were the consumer models ?

Hence EM1 and EM-x onwards will be flagship models while EM10 and EM-xx will be the consumer models. Hence if the rumors are true, Oly is actually sticking to its roots.

Specs wise it's also follows this pattern with the EM-10 coming in with weaker specs than the EM-1.

Hope I don't see a EP10 soon haha ;)
 

Last edited:

trevteo

New Member
Jul 22, 2013
5
0
0
Singapore
#6
yeah just read that its gonna be an entry level model.. replacing EM5 bah. EM1 owners can heave a sigh of relief i guess. EM5 owners can quickly sell =p
 

iise7en

New Member
Feb 11, 2010
696
6
0
Merlion
#7
Em-10 for this year? Maybe Em-15 for 2015 and EM-20 for 2016???
I think I am contended enough with my EM5 and EM1. No more bodies for me. Only oncoming good lens for me.
 

keithwee

Moderator
Staff member
Aug 20, 2010
7,934
41
48
LittleRedDot
#8
Em-10 for this year? Maybe Em-15 for 2015 and EM-20 for 2016??? I think I am contended enough with my EM5 and EM1. No more bodies for me. Only oncoming good lens for me.[/QUOTE

Yeap. Up to a certain point with upgrading bodies it's more about better glass.

Anyway if u own the EM1 , not much of a point getting the EM10 too.
 

rhino123

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 1, 2006
5,243
15
38
NA
#9
Actually if the sensor is the same as EM5, IQ will not be that much superior as compared to the EM5, so I don't see the point upgrading the EM5 to EM10. EM10 in my opinion will only appeal to those who wanted to buy the EM-series of camera and find the EM1 too expensive.
 

iise7en

New Member
Feb 11, 2010
696
6
0
Merlion
#10
Actually if the sensor is the same as EM5, IQ will not be that much superior as compared to the EM5, so I don't see the point upgrading the EM5 to EM10. EM10 in my opinion will only appeal to those who wanted to buy the EM-series of camera and find the EM1 too expensive.
Agreed! But I feel that Oly should make a big-leap improvements on better MP, better features/specs-wise, its handling, its menu system and especially the cost. No point keeping on carbon-copy system of E-M series all the way.
 

nstclicks

New Member
Nov 23, 2008
281
0
0
#11
Remember back in the old days with film SLRs ,

OM1, OM2 , OM3 , OM4 were the flagship models while the OM10, OM20 and so on were the consumer models ?

Hence EM1 and EM-x onwards will be flagship models while EM10 and EM-xx will be the consumer models. Hence if the rumors are true, Oly is actually sticking to its roots.

Specs wise it's also follows this pattern with the EM-10 coming in with weaker specs than the EM-1.

Hope I don't see a EP10 soon haha ;)
Doesn't make much sense for Olympus to limit themselves to 9 pro and semi-pro models (EM-1 to EM-9). Back then, the OM-1 stayed in production for 15 years, 1972 - 1987. Nowadays, consumer electronics companies update model numbers every year or faster, and sometimes release identical devices with different model numbers in different markets. Much too limiting for Olympus to designate EM-xx as consumer models. If they wanted to do that they should at least start with EM-100 or even EM-1000 so that they can keep on changing model numbers without running out of numbers.
 

keithwee

Moderator
Staff member
Aug 20, 2010
7,934
41
48
LittleRedDot
#12
Doesn't make much sense for Olympus to limit themselves to 9 pro and semi-pro models (EM-1 to EM-9). Back then, the OM-1 stayed in production for 15 years, 1972 - 1987. Nowadays, consumer electronics companies update model numbers every year or faster, and sometimes release identical devices with different model numbers in different markets. Much too limiting for Olympus to designate EM-xx as consumer models. If they wanted to do that they should at least start with EM-100 or even EM-1000 so that they can keep on changing model numbers without running out of numbers.
Aren't we all just wildly guessing here trying to make some sense to the naming of the EM10?

Call it EE or MM , doesn't really matter so long as Oly continues to produce cameras that keeps my loyalty towards it.
 

bllimus

New Member
Jul 23, 2010
1,653
4
0
#13
According to rumor, EM10 is EM5 sensor with 3-axis IS + EM1 image processor.
So seem like not a successor to EM5?

So there are 3 categories of OMD?
EM1
EM5
EM10...
 

NazgulKing

Senior Member
Nov 30, 2009
2,371
3
0
34
#14
According to rumor, EM10 is EM5 sensor with 3-axis IS + EM1 image processor.
So seem like not a successor to EM5?

So there are 3 categories of OMD?
EM1
EM5
EM10...
It simply means, that like the Nikon D700, it's a fluke.
 

microcosm

New Member
Sep 17, 2006
10,513
10
0
#15
Doesn't make much sense for Olympus to limit themselves to 9 pro and semi-pro models (EM-1 to EM-9). Back then, the OM-1 stayed in production for 15 years, 1972 - 1987. Nowadays, consumer electronics companies update model numbers every year or faster, and sometimes release identical devices with different model numbers in different markets. Much too limiting for Olympus to designate EM-xx as consumer models. If they wanted to do that they should at least start with EM-100 or even EM-1000 so that they can keep on changing model numbers without running out of numbers.
They shall follow Apple... E-M1.0.1 to whatever E-M1.8.7?, then change to E-M2 and stick with that for another decade. Something like that.... ha ha ha...

At some point they will just call it, The New E-M1.
 

bllimus

New Member
Jul 23, 2010
1,653
4
0
#19
Weird meh?

3-axis IS = 5-axis IS (minus) vertical shift (minus) horizontal shift.
= yaw, roll, pitch.
3-axis IS is not new to olympus, actually it has been implemented in Olympus Stylus SH-50.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-stylus-sh-50-review-22518

Question will be is this 3-axis IS in EM10 an improved version?

3-axis for still, 5-axis for video or 3-axis for both still and video?
 

NazgulKing

Senior Member
Nov 30, 2009
2,371
3
0
34
#20
Weird meh?

3-axis IS = 5-axis IS (minus) vertical shift (minus) horizontal shift.
= yaw, roll, pitch.
Weird if this is a downgrade. Honestly, I think it's more like Olympus realised that they ought to come up with a competing model to the GX7, but realised that the IS can't be too sophisticated for the price point. In short, the EM-5 represents a better mix in investment and they are going to figure that the EM10 won't be as popular as they would like.