First Hands On with the Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark II

Yesterday Olympus announced the successor to its small and light OM-D EM10, named (unsurprisingly) the OM-D EM10 Mark II.  Angela Nicholson from Digital Camera World took this tiny little retro camera for a first spin to see what had changed.

The new OM-D EM10 Mark II has the same sensor and processor but it does bring a few external changes on the top part of the camera which you can see on Nicholson’s video. Apart from that we see a better image stabilization than the previous version  – see a demo in the video below, better viewfinder with a new high-dynamic feature, slightly faster fps in stills and video (with 4K timelapse but not real 4K feature sadly) and that’s about it.

Here are some of the specs of the new OM-D EM10 Mark II:

  • A 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor (micro 4/3).
  • TruePic VII Image Processor (same as before).
  • 2.36k-Dot EVF  (up from 1.3k on the original version) with a new Simulated Optical Viewfinder (S-OVF) which offers higher dynamic range.
  • 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilt touch screen.
  • Continuous shooting speed – 8.5fps (up from 8fps on the OMD- E-M10).
  • Video: HD 1080p @ 60fps (up from 30fps on the original OMD- E-M10).
  • 4K Timelapse video to 999 images; one image every 5 seconds.
  • In-Body 5-Axis Image Stabilization (up from the 3 axis stabilizer of the OMD- E-M10).
  • Built-In Wi-Fi.
  • Price: OM-D E-M10 body only – $650.

Here is an interesting video comparison of the Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark ii vs. the OMD- E-M5 MKII



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