On top of the camera you will find two large command dials that allow for incredibly easy control over your shooting settings. Inside the top command dial is the shutter release button. To the right you have the curves button, dedicated video recording button, Fn1 and playback buttons. The curves button allows you to adjust the highlights and shadows the same way you would in a post-production editing program.
To the left is the Mode Dial, allowing you to quickly change the camera's shooting mode. Everything from full auto to full manual to video shooting can be found here. On the right side is the hotshoe for attaching accessories such as an external flash.
Controls on Back: At the top are the Menu and Info buttons, followed by the 4-way controller. At the bottom you have the delete button and power switch. The few, simple controls have helped to keep the back of the camera simple and easy to use. It also allows the user to find more of the settings with the large touchscreen LCD.
On the right side of the camera you will find its two input-output ports. On top is the high-speed USB port. It allows you to hook up to a computer or printer. With an optional A/V cable it can also be hooked up to a TV. On the bottom is the HDMI output that allows you to hook up to any HDTV with and optional HDMI cable.
With the high speed shooting capabilities and HD video capture, You will want to get a high speed memory card to use with this camera. We recommend at least a Class 10 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. If you want to realize the camera's true potential, then you will want to get a UHS-1 card. The E-M10 is shown above with the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-1 SDHC memory card that was used to test the camera.
Powering the E-M10 is a 7.2V, 1150mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. This battery is capable of providing up to 320 images on a single charge. Extra batteries and chargers are available from Olympus. The battery is charged externally with an included quick charging unit.