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Olympus E-M1 Mark II – Hands-On First Look


Last week Olympus officially announced the successor to its high end OM-D EM1, named (unsurprisingly) the OM-D EM1 Mark II. This camera which was shown for the first time during Photokina about a month or so ago. This video is a hands on look (still not a full review) of this interesting camera.

On the video above the guys from Digidirect take a first look at the camera after using it for a while and talk about some of the appealing aspects of this camera such as the larger battery, dual SD and super fast shooting speed, the earphone jack, the stabilizer and more (we do have to admit that from the images in this video – we were not super impressed by the sharpness of the new 12-100 f/4 lens sample images on this video but it is pretty hard to tell just how sharp an image is from a video – surly with no 100% crop).

Here are some of the main specs of the OM-D EM1 Mark II

  • 20MP Live MOS Sensor (micro 4/3).
  • TruePic VIII Image Processor.
  • 2.36k-Dot EVF  (0.74x maganification).
  • 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilt touch screen.
  • Continuous shooting speed – up to 60fps (and 18fps with AF).
  • 4K @24/30p / up to 237Mbps (headphone and microphone jacks) and 4:2:2 video out of its HDMI port.
  • In-Body 5-Axis Image Stabilization (up to 5.5 stops).
  • Dual SD (with one of the SD slots supporting UHS-II).
  • Built-In Wi-Fi.
  • Price: $2000.

For a relatively small sensor camera the new E-M1 Mark II is very expensive – it really needs to deliver big time in order to even get close to some of the competition and so we are still waiting for a full review of this camera which should probably come very soon.

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