Outside of some tweaks to the colors, the body style hasn’t changed much either, with the back of the camera dominated by a 180-degree touchscreen with a selfie mode. The body is designed with a leather grain wrap and brushed aluminum and weighs around 13.5 ounces.
So what has changed? The PEN E-PL10’s built-in art filters can now be customized, with a slider that allows the photographer to adjust the intensity of the effect 8212; it’s a perk for Instagram fans, but feels more like a firmware update than a brand new camera.
The E-PL10 also adds a silent shutter mode for more discrete shots using the electronic shutter, however. Panoramas have also been extended to a complete 360-degree view.
The OI Share app, which connects with the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, has also been updated. The app now knows what camera is connected, adjusting the options and instructions based on the linked camera.
The PEN E-PL10 has little to entice E-PL9 users to upgrade, but sits at a similar spot as its predecessor as a simple, compact and stylish camera for non-pros looking to step up from a smartphone or point-and-shoot Like it 8217;s predecessor, the E-PL10 should be a decent camera for beginners, but may fail to offer aspiring enthusiasts sufficient room to grow.
The Olympus PEN E-PL10 starts shipping today for $600 body-only, or $700 with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens. The camera body comes in three colors, listed as their Japanese names: Shiro (white), moka (tan), and kuro (black on black).