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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and image quality. The portability and durability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the flash and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin Lee Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review

 

The best Micro Four Thirds camera yet

Unshakable image stabilization ; Bulletproof weather-sealing ; Laser-accurate autofocus

Pricey compared to rivals ; Dense menu systems ; As expensive as some full-frame cameras, or more so

With an expanded AF system, a fully customizable interface, solid video features and higher-res sensor, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II is Olympus' most impressive and feature-complete camera yet.

Nov, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review

 

Olympus redefines what a professional Micro Four Thirds camera can be.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

 

UPDATE: for a more in-depth write up with sample images, be sure to check out our Hands-On Review with the E-M1 Mark II over at our blog.

Sep, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Review

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the new flagship professional model in Olympus's OM-D well-established series of compact system cameras. The E-M1 Mark II boasts a tough dust-, drip- and freeze-proof magnesium alloy body, a 20.4-megapixel Four Thirds...

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a veritable speed demon, offering incredibly fast shooting rates coupled with a much improved auto-focusing system that keeps moving subjects sharp. Together with the simply amazing 5-axis image stabilisation...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Jeremy Gray (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus E-M1 II Review

 

Packed with a new 20MP sensor, revamped AF system, faster image processor (two, in fact), 4K video and more, the E-M1 Mark II addresses the performance and C-AF shortcomings of the original E-M1 and pushes the envelope even further to truly provide...

Excellent image quality; Very good dynamic range & high ISO performance; Fantastic C-AF performance; Incredible burst rates, even with RAW; 4K UHD & Cinema 4K (DCI) video; Clean HDMI; Dual SD card slots

Expensive; Menus still confusing; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash

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Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II body available this year

 

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II professional digital camera : The new OM-D E-M1 Mark II from Olympus will no doubt exceed all expectations for an ILC model, and give photography professionals and enthusiasts exactly what they demand. This milestone model...

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is compatible with Olympus’ range of professional-grade Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories, including an all new HLD-9 battery grip that not only hosts an additional battery to deliver up to 880 shots, but also comes in an...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus announces development of OM-D E-M1 Mark II

 

Olympus E-M1 Mark II professional SLR camera : Olympus lays down a marker in the professional camera category - Olympus OM-D is on a mission to give photography professionals, enthusiasts and specialists exactly what they want. The new OM-D E-M1 Mark...

Ultra-compact, portable design is another key strength of the E-M1 Mark II. Olympus is the first and only professional camera maker to provide a complete, pro-standard photography system, including lenses, that fits in a carry-on bag suitable for a...

Sep, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Full Review

 

We review the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with 60fps continuous shooting at 20mp, 18fps C-AF raw shooting, CINE 4K video, 5-axis IS and more.

If you want the fastest possible camera then the high price of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II may be justified, as it is, without doubt, an excellent camera, capable of producing excellent images. For those that need or want high-speed shooting, the...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Alvin Soon (hardwarezone.com)

Review: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II’s adventures with action

 

The Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II is a very different camera, built to excel at fast speeds, where most mirrorless cameras falter. But it also commands a high price, so is the camera worth its premium?

Pro Capture Mode starts capturing images into the buffer the moment you half-press the shutter, when you fully press the shutter, the camera starts shooting and also saves the preceding 14 images into the SD card. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Mirrorless camera shootout: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II versus Fujifilm X-T2 December 16th, 2016 | by Wilson Wong Imaging 5 PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: Wilson W

 

Touted as the flagships of their respective mirrorless camera range, they represent the best the companies can offer today. How do they fare next to each other?

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:PCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Noise Reduction:Y
Voice Recording:Y

Battery

Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (CIPA standard):440
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Built-in processor:Y
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 2
Dioptre correction:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram:Y
Image editing:resizing, trimming
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Sepia
Scene modes:Portrait
Self-timer:2,12
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten, Underwater

Design

Colour of product:Black
Material:Magnesium

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1037000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y

Flash

External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash guide number:12.9
Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/8000

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:800
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.2
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):12 - 40
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/9
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):8
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4
Number of aspheric elements:2
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:200, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):200
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Olympus Viewer
Cables included:USB
Hand strap:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:4/3
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:5184 x 3888
Megapixel:20.4
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):8160 x 6120, 5760 x 4320, 10368 x 7776
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 3:4, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:21.8

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB version:3.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Image processor:TruePic VIII
Self-timer:Y

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@30fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@24fps, 3840x2160@25fps, 3840x2160@30fps, 4096x2160@24fps
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:68.9
Height :90.9
Lens diameter:6.99
Lens length:8.4
Lens weight:382
Weight:498
Weight (including battery):574
Width:134.1