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The best image quality Olympus cameras can capture images of at least 10 Megapixel resolution. The below listed top-rated cameras are the combination of high-end and mid-range DSLRs. These Olympus cameras offer ease of use and can be best suitable for action shots and wildlife photography. Try out the best image quality cameras from Olympus available at a price of at least $600.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II


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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus E-PL7
Olympus SH-2
Olympus Tough TG-3
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus E-PL7
Olympus SH-2
Olympus Tough TG-3
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Mar 2015
Oct 2014
May 2015
Jun 2014
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Camera Type
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is an evolutionary upgrade of 2014's E-M10 camera, principally adding an even better electronic viewfinder, 5-axis image stabilisation system, very useful fully electronic shutter, and AF targeting pad and focus stacking features, along with a better control layout.


  • The OM-D E-M10 II embodies what the Olympus OM-D series is all about; it's a high quality camera that feels great, offers an extensive feature set with bags of control and produces superb quality images yet doesn't take up much space in your bag.


  • The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is a great camera that's packed with the very best Olympus design and technology. Like its stablemates, it has a sleek retro look, a 16-Megapixel CMOS sensor and a speedy autofocus, but new technology like Focus Bracketing and five-axis stabilisation take it even further. It's straight-forward, effective and attractive. We just wish Olympus would update its over-complex menus!.


  • The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a unique high-resolution capture mode, but it's not the best camera for shooting fast-moving subjects.


  • It may look similar to the 3-year-old EM-5, but with a plethora of "under-the-hood" improvements, the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II far surpasses that camera, and in some ways the flagship OM-D E-M1 too.
    Although not quite as easy to use as the slightly larger Olympus OM-D E-M1, the E-M5 Mark II's revised control layout is well thought-out and the level of customisability is extremely high. The camera is robust – more so than the E-M5 –, and highly responsive. The EVF is among the best we have ever used, with great resolution, good colour rendition, fast refresh rates, a large apparent size and adaptive brightness control.

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    The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a high-quality, compact ILC made to be easy enough for anyone to use. High-quality still images combined with the easy-to-use video features mean this is the only camera you will need. .


  • The Olympus Pen E-PL7 isn’t a hit in every respect, but the high-quality build, sensor and processor see it offer a good entry-level MFT option.

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    The Olympus E-PL7 is a compact and very portable ILC that provides very good image quality and performance. A great collection of lenses and creative shooting modes makes this camera a must see for the photography enthusiast.


  • The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a compact Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that hits a lot of the right notes, but it isn't quite an Editors' Choice.

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    The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a powerful compact digicam that offers tremendous versatility with its 24x optical zoom lens and 5-axis image stabilization. Easy and creative shooting modes get the most out of the 16-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, letting you just snap away.


  • The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a stylish compact camera with a 24x zoom. It's a solid performer when shooting Raw, but its JPG output is disappointing.


  • Back in 2014 when we reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1, we really wanted to like that camera. After all, it was a beautifully crafted product with a great feature set, responsive operation and a versatile lens. However, we were somewhat let down by its image quality, specifically its sub-par JPEG engine and lack of raw image capture.
    Thankfully, Olympus addressed both of these issues in the new SH-2 model.


  • The Olympus Tough TG-3 is a worthy successor to the TG-2. Despite some image noise, it's still the best rugged camera we've tested.


  • As long as you have some patience, then using the Olympus Tough TG-3 is a delight. We took it to many events from gigs to days out at the beach and it coped with all of them. The patience comes with the frustrations we discovered. For example, putting a memory card in will frequently knock the protective catch down the card making it write protected. You have to take it out to slide it back up again. That's not too much of an issue until you've done it a couple of times a week.


  • The TG-3 is a good rugged point-and-shoot that can take a beating. It definitely has its limitations photographically, but for outdoor shooting it’ll do the job – and underwater images and videos are top notch. The built-in GPS/eCompass is also fine but it definitely shortens battery life, so a spare would be a key purchase. Our only super serious issue is with the LCD screen – definitely do an “eyes-on” test on that screen before you buy.


Top 5 image quality olympus camera:

  1. Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
  2. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
  3. Olympus E-PL7
  4. Olympus SH-2
  5. Olympus Tough TG-3