Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II Review

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).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid. If you want to see Miles previous reviews check out this page here on LensVid.