Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Announced Feb 5, 2015 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
Product description
Announced Feb 5, 2015

Manufacturer description: The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II interchangeable-lens camera features a compact dustproof, splashproof body, with a familiar, premium design. Packed with 5-axis image stabilization, a 40-megapixel high-resolution shot mode, sophisticated, stunning HD video, integrated Wi-Fi and a variable-angle 3-inch touchscreen, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II makes it easy to get the shot you need, every time. The easy-to-use 2.36 million dot, super-large, high-definition electronic viewfinder has a field of view of 100%, and a viewfinder magnification of 1.48x. The camera is equipped with Adaptive Brightness Technology, which automatically adjusts the backlight brightness in accordance with environmental lighting. The new LV Boost II is convenient for shooting stars, and Creative Control provides complete freedom of control over color, tone, focus, and aspect ratio.

Product timeline
Review, Mar 18, 2015
Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 200-25600, expands to 100-25600
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,037,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 469 g (1.03 lb / 16.54 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 85 x 45 mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 1.77)
GPS None

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Our review

The E-M5 II is a great all-rounder that improves over its well-respected predecessor in almost every respect. Although it faces stiff competition from higher-resolution peers in this segment of the mirrorless market, the combination of a deep feature set, extensive customization and enthusiast-friendly ergonomics make it a strong contender.

Good for: Committed photographers wanting an attractive, engaging camera with solid stills and video capability and quick access to every setting. Enthusiasts who already own Micro Four Thirds lenses.

Not so good for: Demanding users seeking the absolute best possible image quality. Dedicated videographers needing pro-grade footage.

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