Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Overview
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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.
|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×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Format||MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG|
|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″)|
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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