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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II shoots up to 18fps with C-AF tracking and 121 cross-type phase-detect AF points. 5-axis OIS in a weatherproof body.

Performance:
8.5
Design:
8.5
Features:
9
User-Friendliness:
8
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Portable compared to DSLR equivalents
Longer battery life than most mirrorless cameras
Solid, weather-sealed body
Super Control Panel gives instant access to vital controls
5-axis OIS provides solid stabilization for stills and video
20MP resolution has more detail than predecssors
Good noise control up to ISO 6,400
Gorgeous Olympus colors in JPEGs
Rapid 18fps is faster than all DSLRs
Pro Capture mode is a great help for action
Video shooting at 4K res. at 24p with a high bitrate of 237Mbps
THE BAD
Onscreen menu is confusing to navigate
D-pad is stiff to use
Harder to switch AF points compared to before
AF performance inconsistent, even in good light
AF cannot track action reliably enough in low light
Expensive, especially when considered to DSLRs

Product Specification

Effective pixels 20.4MP
Sensor 4/3-inch Live MOS Sensor
Focal Length Multiplier 2x
ISO rating ISO 64 - 25,600
Image Stabilization Built-in 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization
Shutter speed 1/32,000 - 60 seconds
Auto Focus 121-point cross-type phase detection AF and 121-point contrast AF
Exposure Control iAuto (Live Guide can be used), P: program AE (programme shift can be performed), A: aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Custom 1~3, Art Filter, Underwater wide / Underwater macro
Exposure Compensation
  • ±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
  • When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
  • Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps
Metering 324-area multi pattern metering
Flash Modes Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)
Recording Formats
  • RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG)
Display 3-inch vari-angle monitor, approx. 1,037k dots
Storage type
  • 2 x SD Card slots (SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi Card compatible)
  • Slot1:UHS-I,II compatible, Slot2:UHS-I compatible
Connectivity
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • USB Type-C
  • micro-HDMI (type D)
  • hot shoe/sync terminal
  • 2.5mm pin jack
  • 3.5mm stereo mini mic jack
  • 3.5mm stereo mini headphone jack
Battery
  • Approx. 440 shots (using BLH-1 and Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with IS ON, no flashes attached, CIPA test standards)
  • Approx. 950 shots (using quick sleep mode, under Olympus testing conditions based on CIPA test standards)
Dimensions 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm
Weight Approx. 498g (body only)