I am a new owner of a Olympus Refurbed E-M10. Coming from a couple years on a Panasonic GX-1. I hoping I'm missing something setup-wise, but I'll try my best to describe the behavior that I'm experiencing on my camera. It's similar to these two threads: https://www.mu-43.com/threads/64570/ https://www.mu-43.com/threads/64479/ I've read through both of these threads and the manual and have done a full reset on my camera as well... so here goes. I will try to post some pictures later to help describe my problem. My settings are back to default (ESP metering, natural, gradation set to normal -- though set to auto didn't make much difference). I am experiencing a combination of camera tending to overexpose + live view not providing me accurate WYSIWYG (i.e. playback of the captured image is not what I see in live view prior to actuating the shutter). Most pronounced in PASM modes, though majority of my testing has been done in 'A' mode. The behavior is also most pronounced when shooting outdoors in daylight. Example 1: I shoot a scene in iAuto. Maybe a little brighter than what I saw in live view but pretty close. Look at the playback and see the camera chose f8.0 and 1/500 shutter speed. I go to manual mode and match f-stop and shutter. Result previews and captures pretty close. I go to 'A' mode choose f8.0, camera sets 1/640 shutter (reasonably close). Result is pretty close. I change to f4.0 = really blown highlights. Problem is: it didn't look overexposed in live view, and also reviewing the image information, the camera didn't even try to use the fastest shutter speed (1/4000). It decided to choose 1/2000 (or in other tests 1/1000). I would expect live view to show WYSIWYG in terms of exposure (otherwise what is the point). Also, I would expect if it really is overexposing that much that the camera would be smart enough to cope by at least forcing to the fastest shutter possible. Example 2: Same scene, except now in 'A' mode I dial-in -2 EV of compensation. So the screen in live view looks pretty dark. Take the capture, and it ends up looking close to the iAuto capture (which is a little overexposed but decent). Again, why isn't my live view showing accurate exposure? Example 3: I turned on blinkies. Same scene. 'A' mode, f4.0, no EV compensation. Live view shows a few blue spots, but no orange. I capture the image & it's overexposed again. I view it in playback and over half the sky is orange blinking... Shouldn't the highlight/shadows have warned me in live view??? FWIW, I also made sure live view boost is off (If [On] is selected, priority will be given to making images clearly visible; the effects exposure compensation and other settings will not be visible in the monitor) I also tried using spot metering to point at shadows/highlights and watched the live view brighten and dim as you might expect. So it looks like the light meter is not completely whacked. Hoping you guys can help. Should I take advantage of my 90-day refurb warranty and send this in? Am I overlooking something? Or is this an Olympus 'quirk' (for lack of a better word) that I need to learn to live with? Perhaps those of you who shoot both Panny and Oly bodies might have some insights. (Also FWIW my GX-1 has no problems exposing the same scene with accurate live view ). Thanks in advance -- this troubleshooting is driving me nuts!