Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
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The Olympus OM-D EM-10 II is the follow-up to the company's E-M10 from 2014. It features the same 16MP Live MOS sensor but adds 5-axis stabilization, which reduces shake by up to 4 stops. Its design is reminiscent of the E-M5 II except that it's not weather-sealed. The mode and twin control dials on the top plate are tiered, making them easy to operate. Photos can be composed on a 2.36M-dot OLED EVF or a tilting 3" touchscreen display. The camera has numerous scene and special effect modes, full manual controls, and in-camera Raw processing. Full HD video can be recorded at 24p and 60p, at bit rates up to 77Mbps. The camera also supports Wi-Fi connectivity.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200 - 25600, expands to 100-25600|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Format||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||390 g (0.86 lb / 13.76 oz)|
|Dimensions||120 x 83 x 47 mm (4.72 x 3.27 x 1.85″)|
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is an inexpensive yet well-specified mirrorless camera whose design, image quality, performance and feature set make it a compelling choice. That said, the E-M10 II's menus can be confusing, the lack of 4K video is disappointing, and subject tracking needs improvement.
Good for: Budget-minded photographers who don't want to skimp on features. Those seeking a compact 'second camera'.
Not so good for: Video enthusiasts and those who wish to keep moving subjects in focus.
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