Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

bythom olympus e-m1 mark II

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the second version of Olympus' top DSLR-like mirrorless camera, with a built-in EVF and DSLR-style controls. It features weatherproofing.

  • Sensor: 20mp Sony CMOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop), five-axis sensor stabilization (6.5 stops CIPA), no AA filter
  • Mount: Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images:  5184 x 3888 pixel JPEG or 12-bit ORF maximum, 60 fps max (with fixed focus), 15 fps normally; 102 frame minimum raw buffer, also 50mp high-res multi-shot mode.
  • Video: 2160P/24 at 237Mbps, 2160P/30 at 102Mbps, 1080P/30, 720P/30, 480P/30 MOV file (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) or for 720P also AVI Motion JPEG file,  stereo 48kHz sampled 16-bit PCM audio, 20Mbit/s max bitrate, 4:2:2 output on HDMI
  • Shutter: mechanical 60 sec to 1/8000 sec, bulb (+1 to 30 minute settings), tested to 200k activations; silent electronic shutter
  • Exposure: matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, -5 to +5EV exposure compensation, 7 white balance settings (plus Preset K's, Auto and Custom), ISO 64-25,600, plus LOW, AUTO ISO
  • Focus: 121-point Phase detect AF targets on sensor, plus 800 point, 35 area contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override, focus peaking, -3.5EV low light
  • Display: 3" 1.037m dot tilt touchscreen LCD, 2.36m dot EVF (1.48x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter correction, 120fps with 6ms lag) 
  • Flash: hot shoe, 1/320 flash sync (also Super FP to 1/8000), red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync, three-level manual, PC sync socket
  • Remote: optional RM-CB2
  • Other Notable Features: Wi-Fi 802.11n, optional accessory slot, interval timer, HDR mode, dust proof/drip proof, focus bracketing, live composite/bulb modes, USB 3.0, optional HLD-9 power holder, PT-EP14 underwater housing
  • Cards: dual-slot SD, SDHC, SDXC (one slot UHS-II; all UHS-I, Eye-Fi compatible)
  • Battery: BLH-1 1720mAh (440 shot CIPA)
  • Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.5" (130 x 93.5 x 63.1mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 20.3 ounces (574g) body with battery/card
  • Colors: Black, Silver
  • Price: US$1999 body only
  • Current Firmware: version 3.5 (June 2021)
  • Announced: September 19, 2016

Thom's Review of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II

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