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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the focus and durability. The image quality and portability also get good comments, whereas 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II shoots faster and does more than other high-end mirrorless cameras, but it's also more expensive.

Up to 60fps Raw capture. In-body stabilization. Large, sharp EVF. Vari-angle touch-screen display. High-resolution capture mode. Robust lens system. Weather-sealed body. 4K video support. Optional vertical battery grip. Wi-Fi.

Expensive. Only one SD slot supports UHS-II. Tracking focus ineffective at top speeds. 60fps shooting is limited in duration. Very bright charging LED. Omits built-in flash.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II packs more technical bells and whistles into its small frame than any other mirrorless camera we've seen. It has a blisteringly fast maximum Raw capture rate, even though it's very limited in duration, and a solid buffer...

Feb, 2017

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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Jun, 2017

Expert review by: TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Digital Camera Review

 

This $2,000 Olympus camera is crazy fast, but can it keep up with the pack?

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: Alvin Soon (hardwarezone.com)

In pictures: The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II flagship camera

 

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is no simple upgrade. Olympus' new flagship mirrorless camera may look similar to the E-M1, but there's a lot more going on under the hood. Check out our gallery to see what's new, as well as find out our first impressions.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

 

The new Olympus OM-D flagship is built around a 20 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor with built-in 121-Point Phase-Detect AF system mounted on a state-of-the-art 5-axis stabilization system.

Class-leading silent 60 FPS drive, Best-in-class 5-axis image-stabilization, Low image-noise up to ISO 3200, Reliable multi-segment metering system, Ultra-fast hybrid AF, Virtually no shutter-lag, Excellent shot-to-shot speed, Great EVF resolution and...

Poor Automatic White-Balance, EVF nearly impossible to see in low-light, Autofocus misses near light sources, Below average color accuracy, Highly modal interface, Short battery-life, 1s Video record delay, Pricey

Action photography is the ultimate stronghold for DSLRs and Olympus is aiming the OM-D E-M1 Mark II straight at it. This flagship mirrorless camera is designed to leap forwards in terms of speed and it absolutely delivers. Its top 60 FPS continuous...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Unveiled

 

Olympus has announced its new flagship camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. It features a 20.4MP Live MOS sensor that can capture RAW photos up to an (are you kidding me?) 60 fps, as well as 4K video.

Olympus stated, 50 raw, 34 raw+jpeg.

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:PCM
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

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

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 2
Dioptre correction: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Trimming
Languages support:Multi
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Scene modes:Portrait
Self-timer:2,12
Self-timer delay:2,12
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black
Material:Magnesium

Display

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

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash guide number:507.9
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/8000

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:800
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:7.87
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.472 - 1.57
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure:14/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/9
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.15
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Number of aspheric elements:2
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
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: Yes

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:4/3
Image sensor size (W x H):0.681 x 0.512
Image Stabilizer: Yes
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: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
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
Built-in speakers: Yes
Image processor:TruePic VIII
Self-timer: Yes

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 compression format:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.71
Height:3.58
Lens diameter:2.75
Lens length:3.31
Lens weight:13.5
Weight:17.6
Weight (including battery):20.2
Width:5.28