The black Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera combines a 16MP Live MOS sensor with a TruePic VII Image Processor for increased performance speed and reduced noise throughout the ISO range when compared with TruePic VI. The Mark II also improves upon its predecessor by utilizing a 5-axis VCM Image Stabilization that provides up to 5 stops of compensation.
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Full HD 1080p video recording is now available on the Mark II with a higher bitrate of up to 77 Mb/s and various codecs. Built into the E-M5 Mark II is a unique feature that utilizes sensor shift to produce a 40MP image by combining 8 images in-camera.
The camera’s fully articulated 3″ touchscreen LCD monitor makes taking self-portraits easy, and the built-in WiFi lets you quickly share your images. When not using the LDC monitor for the live watch, the 2,360k-dot EVF provides a virtually lag-free view with a 1.48x magnification.
The Olympus E-M5 Mark II uses a 16-megapixel High-Swiftness Live MOS Sensor offering improved performance and exceptional clarity and speed in all aspects of image capture. Olympus’ TruePic VII image-processing engine improves picture quality in low-light environments. The camera’s sensor allows for a maximum ISO of 25,600, and the dynamic range has been expanded for more faithful color reproduction.
The ultra-sensitive 5-axis VCM (voice coil engine) employs updated gyro sensors for a full 5 exposure steps of compensation. The E-M5 Mark II delivers sharp, clear still pictures in low light or continuous HD video when capturing movies.
The camera’s electronic viewfinder has an eye sensor to seamlessly switch the display between the tilting 3.0″ touch screen OLED and the electronic viewfinder for ease-of-use. Camera setting information, such as shutter swiftness, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder so photographers can concentrate on framing photos and take full advantage of an EVF’s ability to display the effects of various exposure adjustments and Art Filter results – all without having to take the eyes away from the viewfinder.
The new OM-D E-M5 Mark III is lighter, sharper and better than the older Mark II version. It provides 20 million pixels instead of 16, it has better autofocus and an improved image stabilization system. That’s a pretty good start!
It’s arrived just after Olympus’s 100-calendar year anniversary and fits between your more novice-orientated Olympus PEN models and OM-D E-M10 Mark III, and the professional OM-D E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X models.
The existing E-M5 Mark II already offered a great set of features in a highly compact camera, but its aging 16MP sensor held it back. The Mark III continues with that compact-yet-powerful theme, but with the latest, highest resolution 20MP MFT sensor.
It’s aimed at real photo enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers and goes head to head with cameras like the Fujifilm X-T30, Nikon Z50, and Sony A6400. These are already among the best mirrorless cameras you can buy, so we have high hopes for this one.