It is equipped with a 16MP Live MOS sensor and a TruePic VII Image Processor, which provides faster performance and decreased noise throughout the ISO range when compared to the previous TruePic VI processor. The camera is available in black or silver.
The Mark II further improves on its predecessor by including a 5-axis VCM Image Stabilization system that gives up to 5 stops of correction in each direction. Full HD 1080p video recording is now possible on the Mark II, with a greater bitrate of up to 77 Mb/s and a wider range of codecs than previously.
The E-M5 Mark II is equipped with a one-of-a-kind function that makes use of sensor-shift to generate a 40MP image by merging eight shots in-camera.
The camera’s fully articulated 3″ touchscreen LCD panel makes it simple to capture self-portraits, and the camera’s built-in WiFi allows you to share your photographs with others fast.
Whenever the LDC display is not being used for live view, the 2,360k-dot EVF with 1.48x magnification delivers a practically lag-free view with a 1.48x magnification.
Image Quality that is second to none
The Olympus E-M5 Mark II is equipped with a 16-megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor, which provides increased performance as well as remarkable clarity and speed in all aspects of picture capture and capture speed.
Using the TruePic VII image-processing engine from Olympus, image quality in low-light conditions is improved significantly. The camera’s sensor has a maximum sensitivity of 25,600 and its dynamic range has been increased to ensure more accurate color reproduction in low light.
Image Stabilization on Five Axes
The ultra-sensitive 5-axis VCM (voice coil motor) is equipped with updated gyro sensors, allowing for a total of 5 exposure steps of compensatory exposure. When shooting still photographs in low light, the E-M5 Mark II produces clean, clear images, and when recording HD video, the camera maintains a stable frame rate.
Electronic Viewfinder With An Intuitive Interface
The electronic viewfinder of the camera is equipped with an eye sensor, which allows it to fluidly switch between the tilting 3.0″ touch screen OLED and the electronic viewfinder for the greater convenience of use.
Information about the camera’s settings, such as the shutter speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder, allowing photographers to concentrate on framing shots and taking full advantage of the EVF’s ability to display the effects of various exposure adjustments and Art Filter effects – all without having to take their eyes away from the viewfinder – while framing shots.
An electronic viewfinder that is interactive, high-resolution, and high-magnification. An LCD monitor with a touch screen and adjustable viewing angles of 3″. Wi-Fi is pre-installed for immediate connectivity.
For studio work, the camera’s compatibility with Olympus Capture camera control software, which establishes a smooth interface between the camera and the computer, as well as Live Composite, which automatically combines numerous exposures for exceptionally detailed night scenes, are both advantages.
Resistance to the weather
The magnesium alloy body is sealed, which helps to keep dust and fluids out of the body. The camera is capable of operating in temperatures as low as 14° Fahrenheit.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Specs
|MSRP||$1099 (body only)|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photodetectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|Sensor size notes||The high-resolution mode produces Raw images at 9216 x 6912 or JPEGs at 7296 x 5472.|
|Color space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600, expands to 100-25600|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4 slots)|
|Image stabilization notes||5-axis|
|JPEG quality levels||Superfine, fine, normal, basic|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (Olympus ORF format)MPO (3D)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||81|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length multiplier||2×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Viewfinder magnification||1.48× (0.74× 35mm Equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/16000 sec|
|Exposure modes||iAutoProgramAperture priority shutter priorityManualBulbTime|
|Scene modes||Portraite-PortraitLandscapeLandscape + PortraitSportHand-held StarlightNight sceneNight + PortraitChildrenHigh KeyLow KeyDIS modeMacroNature MacroCandleSunsetDocumentsPanoramaFireworksBeach & SnowFisheye Conv.Wide Conv.Macro Conv.Panning3D|
|Built-in flash||No (Compact external flash included)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, redeye, fill, off, redeye slow sync, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual|
|Flash X sync speed||1/250 sec|
|Drive modes||SingleSequential (hi/lo)Self-timer|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (+/- 7 stops in each A-B/G-Maxis)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Format||MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG|
|Videography notes||Supports ALL-I and IBP recording modes|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (wired and via smartphone)|
|Battery description||BLN-1 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||310|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||469 g (1.03 lb / 16.54 oz)|
|Dimensions||124 x 85 x 45 mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 1.77″)|