Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Announced Feb 5, 2015 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

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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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review

It should be clear by now I'm very fond of the OMD EM5 Mark II. It improves on two bodies I already liked a lot, taking the best of both, improving some aspects and adding more besides. The compact weatherproof body looks and feels great, the viewfinder and screen allow easy and comfortable framing, the various modes, views and previews exploit electronic composition like no other, it shoots...

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