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This is my first standalone digital camera. I did contemplate buying a Canon DSLR about 7 years ago . Never got around to buying one. The main reason for buying the Olympus Mark iv is, it is light in weight and easy to carry around. Very comfortable to grip while taking photos. You always want the newest model. I think the mark iv was released in 2020*. (*could be wrong). The manufactured date on the camera box is July 2022 and I bought this camera in September 2022. The pictures you see above are all taken in manual mode. The flowers were taken using a Zuiko 60mm macro lens. The rest were taken using the 14-42mm lens that came with the camera. The good thing is that there are so many Youtube videos to help you take great pictures, even if you have no prior experience in Photography. Learning about balancing ISO, Shutter speed, Aperture, and White balance really helps in getting great photos. The Olympus Mark iv is a fabulous professional camera with a whole lot of features.
This is a winner as far as I can tell, its my 5th Olympus camera and what I like about this is that Olympus has packed some of their most current technology in a compact and easy to carry camera. Its also easy to use. I really appreciate being able to produce excellent images in a remarkably small camera. For walking around or hiking this camera is a delight to use.
Soy solamente un entusiasta de la fotografía. Pero su manejo me ha permitido aprender aspectos de la fotografía que con la cámara Canon que antes usaba no comprendía. La he usado con lentes analógicos y adaptador de montura PK a micro 3/4 y me ha sorprendido gratamente.
Hello! I’m mostly a hobbyist photographer that loves a good trusty small/compact camera to have on his side for when inspiration kicks in. So far I’m having a whole bunch of fun using this little gem. To compare it to The Sony a6600, which I’ve owned for several months now, I enjoy using the Olympus a lot more. The Sony has a much better autofocus system, but the menu system is terrible and frustrating to use and kind of defeats the purpose of “photo-therapy”. When I wrap my hands around the Olympus ,it is more intuitive , I feel more in Control, and afterwards I have shots that are passionate and that I’m proud of. The Olympus auto focus may not be on par with the Sony, but for my taste and skill it works. I’m thinking of selling my Sony Aps-c stuff. Idk. I hope this review helps NOW GO OUT AND SHOOT!!!
I own an OMD EM10 M2 for the past 3+ years, and it is a good companion for street, and hobby photography. I was waiting for 20MP EM10 models, and finally it arrived. There was a brief offer from Amazon on this camera body - black for $459, i immediately clicked it, i like silver, but its ok. The truepicVIII processor is amazing, 4k video, low light focus is much better, image stabilization is better, and once you focus, fhe focus stays even if you move the camera. USB charging is great, no need for the bulky charger. There is noteable difference in the picture quality, color, and contrast. Again there are many pre set filters available. All the features in palm size compact, you won't regret.
If you want a point and shoot like small camera, and convert that into a professional camera in a blink of an eye, then this is the one. I tried this with my 25mm, 45mm prime leases, and the pictures are amazing. It amplifies my street photography, and portraits. This is a pure delight hobbyists camera, under the budget.
Compromises: Plasticiky compared to M2, look wise still my M2 silver is better. Need careful handling, i don't think it will survive a drop on the floor. Menus are boring/monochrome, Video ok for starters. Dont know what is the future of OMD series, as Olympus is changing hands, but this camera will go for me another few years.
I am a retired professional now just enjoying retirement. I bought this camera to replace my old worn out original em5. I even chose it over the em5 mk2 because it has a better LCD screen for landscape photography and more importantly has a better updated 20 meg sensor with the latest processer. Some complain about the lighter plastic body but I think it is actually a plus. The body is of high quality and I am enjoying the weight reduction when hiking around. It does everything I want it to with no unnecessary features and pairing it with my 12-40 f/2.8 is a match made in heaven. No extra grip needed now with the new camera grip design. Easily better than em10 mk 1, 2 and 3. Very Underrated!!
just wanted to communicate a quick message. not that i want to focus on negatives but these things jumped immediately as not so great at me when using the camera for the first time. for all of this i subtracted 1 star. From all i was reading i do expect that all other function perform as described.
1. It said charging can be done through USB cable, so i was hoping that for long-term exposure (like astro photography etc) one can add an external battery to keep it going bit NO: "Even if charging is in progress, it stops when the camera is turned on." that is what the manual says and i checked it is true 2. the EVF is activated by eye contact. basically the moment the EFV is darkened. the weird thing is when reviewing images on the LCD and then you look through the EFV to see more details etc the camera switched to the regular recording mode. to see the image in the EVF you have to put your eye on it and THEN switch to viewing mode. on all other Pen cameras i use the EVF-1/2 and it is switched by a button on the EVF which i like better. 3. the battery door has no automatic lock when it is closed, you have to manually move a little slide. also different from previous Pen's. i though it was broken. 4. autofocus seems ok but have not directly compared to my EP5 and EPL9. once thing that bothered me on that older cameras was that they did not focus well on the moon at all which disappointed me a lot (that was with the 14-150mm zuiko). 5. EVF: clearly the external EVF-1/2 have the advantage that they are articulate. meaning you can orient them 90 degrees up which is very convenient for many situations. now that would be great to do here too. or they could have added the port to use the EVF in addition when needed.
update1: (2) i found out that the automatic switching of the EVF can be turned off with a button next to it - very good!
Update 2, Jan 2 2021 Did my first shooting outdoors. AF works very good compared to my epl9 and ep5. It even focussed very easily to the moon. The 2 dials on the top are very convenient to quickly change key parameters. I explored the HDR function a little but have not seen too dramatic impact. On my phone I use Snapseed for HDR and feel it has more impact on the image. But so far so good. I also played with the Art14,splash color, function and it is working well. More later
2021 january update 2: tried the nightscape mode for the stars. everyone who has interest in that one probably knows the Pleiadies (see picture). this was taken handheld with Zuiko lens 40-150mm, not bad overall. the camera takes 8 frames with 1/10 sec each and combines then. outcome is not bad at all. to get the focus to work i had to point first to another brighter star and kept eh release button pressed half down when pointing then to the barely visible Pleiadies (this was in the city so no really dark sky). this scene mode does not allow for manual focus which would be nice.