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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 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. Reviews about the durability and image quality are generally positive. The focus and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the price 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Great build quality ; Very fast performance ; Incredible in-body image stabilization ; Professional quality 4K video

MFT format won’t meet needs of all photographers ; Expensive

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

Expert review by : Sean O'Kane (theverge.com)

Olympus E-M1 Mark II review: the camera that warps time

 

We all experience moments in our lives where we wish we could stop or slow down time. It could be as simple as when your phone slips out of your grasp, or as heart-stopping as when an accident is...

Incredibly fast ; Solid metal build ; Wonderful image stabilization

Byzantine menu system ; Hefty price tag ; Small image sensor

Speed like you've never experienced

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jeff Keller , Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review

 

Olympus has called its OM-D E-M1 Mark II 'overdeveloped' and, in many cases, that's true. From its blazing-fast burst shooting to advanced AF system, nearly every spec stands out. We've put the Mark II through its paces to see if it lives up to the...

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is befitting of the term 'flagship,' and performs every bit as quickly as such a title implies - and it should, given the $2000 MSRP (body-only). At first glance, it looks remarkably similar to an E-M1, but there's been...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus really wants to attract sports photographers with OM-D E-M1 Mark II

 

With an 18-frames-per second continuous-shooting speed, overhauled autofocus system and new options to support professionals, Olympus tries to lure them with zippy performance and compact design.

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

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 : 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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