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Olympus Camedia E-10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 711 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The usability and lens are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the shutter and focus. There are mixed opinions on the viewfinder and low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Olympus Camedia E-10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Camedia E-10


Big, rugged, and very cool, Olympus's 4-megapixel supercamera is for those who take their photography seriously.

Consider the E-10 for professional photography, but only if you don't need removable lenses. It will be more attractive to hard-core amateur photographers who have cash to burn and a desire to tweak camera settings often.

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Olympus E10 SLR 2240X1680 4MP 32MB USB 4X Zoom SLR Camera Review - PCWorld


Professional photographers who do not need removable lenses, and hard-core amateur photographers with cash to burn and a desire to tweak camera settings, may find the Camedia E10 attractive.

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Olympus USA Olympus Camedia E-10


Fast zoom control ; Two storage media options

Noisy images


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Olympus's Camedia E-10: 4 Megapixels at Last


Olympus Camedia E-10 digital camera

More bells and whistles than a church full of referees.

A long list of advanced features helps justify its high price.

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Olympus E-10


The E-10 is Olympus's foray into the professional digital SLR market, it's also priced to tap into the lucrative prosumer market where owners demand the best quality and features. Looking a little like Sony's DSC-D700 the E-10 has a fixed 4x optical...

Excellent image quality, good resolution and detail, neutral colours ; High quality 4x zoom lens, very fast and bright F2.0 - F2.4 ; Smooth lens controls, mechanical zoom ring is VERY welcome ; Superb build quality, excellent "all metal" case, tactile...

Stuck pixels (seems to be affecting quite a few E-10's) ; Slow startup times ; Slow image flush times ; Slow image display and image magnification ; Some chromatic aberrations (although not enough to worry) ; Histogram display not automatic and not...

Without a doubt the E-10 offers excellent value for money. Even with it's US$1,950 list price it's still a good US$1,500 cheaper than it's nearest "professional" rivals, yet it steps up and takes them on for overall image quality, build and features....

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Olympus E-10 Digital SLR


A sight to behold If you are interested in putting your camera to good use in situations that are less than ideal, you'll be glad to know that the E-10 takes great pictures in a wide variety of lighting environments. Its preprogrammed settings work...

Great pictures; excellent features; good software bundle.

Setup and image transfer could be more intuitive.

This former trailblazer now tags along on the trailing edge of technology.

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Olympus Camedia E-10


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Olympus E-10 SLR


The Camedia E-10 has the features that professionals expect from an SLR, including Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual exposure modes, a manual zoom and focusing ring on the lens barrel and a real focusing screen. The E-10 uses...

Extremely easy to use, the Camedia E-10 offers one-touch buttons and dials as alternative means to change program modes. Rather than navigate through layers of LCD menu commands, the Camedia E-10 sports dedicated buttons to control shooting modes,...

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Olympus E-10 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


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As this article was written, Olympus already had one of the broadest digicam lines in the industry. In rapid succession though, they announced the C-2100 Ultra Zoom, the E-100RS ultra high-speed digicam, and the E-10 four megapixel SLR (the subject of...

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Olympus Camedia E-10: Almost-Pro SLR, for a Price


Olympus' top-of-the-line digital SLR manages excellent image quality and shows off some enviable features, but it somewhat awkwardly straddles the prosumer/professional line.

I've been using the E-10 for more than half a year now and I'm very satisfied with it. I use it alongside a Mamiya 645 Pro TL and that makes a beautiful analog/digital mix. I don't understand the complaints about posterisation someone saw in the...

Product Specifications

When Olympus says precision, they mean it. The CAMEDIA E-10 is a 4-megapixel filmless digital SLR with TruePic technology and the first ED glass fully multi-coated lens. It's no wonder it is setting a new standard for the Olympus filmless digital camera product line. The E-10's lens features a new design specifically to focus light to every pixel on the CCD surface. This 4x professional f2.0-2.4, 9-36mm zoom lens is fully multi-coated to provide high-quality images. Further aiding in providing excellent image reproduction are the Extra Dispersion (ED) glass lens and two High Index Low Dispersion elements, helping to reduce chromatic aberrations for a clearer and sharper image. Features designed for the avid photographer and professional include raw data capture mode, manual focus, a dual auto-focus system, and newly designed camera controls. These controls are part of Olympus' creative new design incorporating dedicated buttons to control the E-10's shooting modes, flash, white balance and media card settings. This design, along with the E-10's adjustable TFT LCD display which the user can position between a 20-degree down angle and a 90-degree up angle, allows for a pleasant digital experience while simultaneously providing the control users desire with an SLR. The E-10 digital SLR has been especially conceived for all those who refuse to compromise on quality or performance. Ideal for studio, fashion and advertising shootings, it combines tremendous optical capabilities with innovative digital features, manual options and precision photographic metering systems. A range of optional accessories is also available.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific/Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:CR-V3

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Flip-up/Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / SmartMedia

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Folding
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SmartMedia card
Storage Capacity:16MB/32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA E

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-11/F/2.0-2.4
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:9mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:2/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):16.9 mm ( 2/3 ) / 16.9 mm ( 2/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Eye-level roof prism/Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):320
Light Sensitivity:ISO 160 / ISO 320 / ISO 80
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:Canon RAW / JPEG / TIFF/JPEG / RAW / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical