Our colleague, Florida based photographer Darren Miles recently had a chance to review the new Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II – and we bring you his impressions.
The original Olympus OM-D EM-5 was a pretty popular mirrorless camera and the new version was highly anticipated by Olympus fans around the world. So does it holds up to the original (after all quite a few things changed in the market since the older version came out). Miles seems to think that the answer is yes – the in-body image stabilizer is really impressive and the image quality (when compared to other micro 4/3 cameras) is very high, and so is the video (although the GH4 is still way ahead).
We have already looked at the Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II when the camera was announced and Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from from the Camera Store in Canada did a first hand review of the camera and got to their own interesting conclusions.
In case you forgot – here are some specs for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II:
- Sensor: 16MP micro 4/3 sensor (with a 40MP multi shot mode – for static objects).
- Processor: TruePic VII.
- Image stabilization: Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift up to 5 stops (including in video mode).
- Sensitivity: 100-25,600 ISO.
- Focus system: 81-area multiple AF.
- Video: 1920×1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF,F,N).
- LCD: 3.0″ 1037k dots tilt touchscreen.
- Viewfinder: 2.3 million dot EVF.
- Shutter: 60-1/16,000 sec.
- Continuous shooting speed: 10 fps.
- Connectivity: WIFI.
- Headphone (in the external grip) and mic connections.
- External grip option.
- Dust and moisture sealing.
- Weight: 417 grams.
- Price: $1100 body only (on Amazon).