Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
With the addition of a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor as well as an improved viewfinder and image stabilization, the Olympus E-M5 mark II further advances on the appeal of the already hugely popular mark I. Retaining the same build quality as it’s predecessor, the E-M5 Mark II is strong and substantial in your hand, yet it is still compact and lightweight and never feels in the way. Other new advancements that Olympus have added to keep this range moving forward include improvements to the AF performance and built in Wi-Fi connectivity.
Action-ready feature set
Autofocus on the E-M5 Mark II is lightning fast, able to keep up with moving subjects and quickly lock into focus even in dim conditions. One area where this model is ahead of it’s class is its lack of shutter lag – the camera is ready to fire as soon as you are and you will not miss any important photos. Continuing on in this fast theme, the E-M5 Mark II has a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second, which is comparable with larger DSLR’s which are generally better suited to Sports and action.
5-Axis Image Stabilisation
Another feature that Olympus can boast about is the extremely effective 5-Axis IS System, which reduces camera shake and helps you to create sharp pictures and smooth videos. This IS system is one of the best on the market and subsequently you will have no trouble using this camera handheld, in available light conditions.
Full HD Video
The previously alluded to video function of this camera is very impressive, offering Full HD resolution movies to accompany the brilliant still images.
Live EVF & Tiltable, Touch LCD
To compose your images and videos you are spoilt for choice. Choose between the large and bright 3.0 Inch tilt-able LCD screen, which also happens to be touch sensitive for extra usability; or treat yourself and look through the exceptional live EVF with an astonishing resolution on 2.36 million dots. With 1.48X magnification this viewfinder is larger than life – something that would feel at home on a larger and heavier DSLR camera.
The Olympus E-M5 Mark II is a worthy upgrade that can be used and admired by beginners and enthusiasts alike; few will be able to resist the charm of this weather-sealed compact system camera.