Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body, Silver)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body, Silver)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body, Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 2360k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle OLED Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps
  • 40MP High Res Shot
  • Built-In Wi-Fi; 10 fps Shooting Rate
  • 5-Axis VCM Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Splashproof Construction
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Olympus E-M5 Mark II overview

  • 1Description

The silver 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 as compared to 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. 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 live view, the 2,360k-dot EVF provides a virtually lag-free view with a 1.48x magnification.

Superior Image Quality
The Olympus E-M5 Mark II uses a 16-megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor offering improved performance and exceptional clarity and speed in all aspects of image capture. Olympus' TruePic VII image-processing engine improves image 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.
5-Axis Image Stabilization
The ultra-sensitive 5-axis VCM (voice coil motor) employs updated gyro sensors for a full 5 exposure steps of compensation. The E-M5 Mark II delivers sharp, clear still images in low light or steady HD video when capturing movies.
Intuitively Designed Electronic Viewfinder
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 speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder so photographers can concentrate on framing shots and take full advantage of an EVF's ability to display the effects of various exposure adjustments and Art Filter effects - all without having to take the eye away from the viewfinder
Additional Features
Interactive, high-resolution and high-magnification electronic viewfinder. 3" touch-screen LCD monitor, with variable angle positioning. Built-in Wi-Fi for instant connectivity. Live Composite, which automatically blends multiple exposures for incredibly detailed night scenes, and compatibility with Olympus Capture camera control software, which creates a seamless interface between camera and computer for studio work.
Weather Resistance
The magnesium alloy body is sealed to help protect against dust and liquid. The camera can operate in cold-weather conditions down to 14°F.
UPC: 050332189201
In the Box
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body, Silver)
  • FL-LM3 Flash Unit
  • BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • BCN-1 Battery Charger
  • Body Cap
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Viewer 2 CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Olympus E-M5 Mark II specs

    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 16.1 MP: 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 18 x 13.5 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: AVI, MOV
    Audio: WAV
    Bit Depth 12-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (77 Mb/s H.264)
    1280 x 720p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (77 Mb/s H.264)
    1280 x 720p at 30 fps (M-JPEG)
    640 x 480p at 30 fps (M-JPEG)
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points 81
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
    Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.3x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +2 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Swivel LED (1,037,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-3200 (High Sensitivity Mode: 100-25600)
    Shutter 1/8000 - 60 Seconds 
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering dbzufxybctaewaeacs

    Multi-zone=Digital ESP

    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Sunlight, Underwater
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 16 MP for up to Frames
    Flash Modes Auto
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Self Timer 12 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Custom: 1 - 30 Seconds at 0.5-, 1.0-, 2.0-, 3.0Second Intervals
    Number of Shots: 1 - 10
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro)
    AV / USB Multi, USB 2.0
    1/8" Microphone
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Battery 1 x BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.6 VDC, 1220 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 30 - 90%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8" / 12.4 x 8.4 x 4.6 cm
    Weight 14.4 oz / .4 kg Body Only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 9.0 x 3.9"

    Olympus E-M5 Mark II reviews

    OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body, Silver) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 98.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect performer As an owner of OM-D E-M5. I'm very happy with Mark II as well. The important improvements (for my personal use): - Wi-fi remote control and display - Electronic shutter (complete silence for street / event photography) - Bundled mini-flash act as a commander for HP/HSS flashes (something E-M5 mini-flash didn't do). - Improved image stabilization. - Slightly better sensor. - More configurable buttons. - More flexible settings, so you can configure your screen/EVF layout as you need. Wish list : - Higher ISO sensor (like sister Sony sensors) - Radio TTL flash (enough suffering for micro four thirds users)
    Date published: 2015-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from OM-D E-M5 Mark 2 Camera Review 1. I'm avid adventurer and traveler thus carrying this camera is amazing because of how light it is! My genre of is landscape and travel photography. 2. I love the 5-axis stabilization. I have taken shots at 2 seconds (most) handheld and there was very little shake in the result. The photo quality is undoubtedly professional like. The weather sealed body is definitely an advantage as I have taken shots under the rain and there wasn't any damage to the camera. 3. Olympus could definitely improve the grip and ISO range on the camera. Since I shoot a lot on the go, I could really use an ISO as low as 60. The battery life is also not really lasting. I notice the battery draining really fast the moment I hit the 200 photo mark.
    Date published: 2016-03-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun alternate to my D800 Bought this as a lightweight alternative for when I don't want to carry my full frame dslr and heavy glass. It replaces a Sony 4-100888 which was ok, but not sturdy and just plain dull to shoot with. The E-M5 ii is a whole different story when combined with good glass. Totally engaging, yet small enough and solid enough to keep with me most of the time. At first I was apprehensive about only 16mp, but the recalled my former, beloved d300 performed well with less. The menus and configurability are daunting at first, but I've now settled into a set of configurations that work well for my needs. Two starsoff for anemic continuous focus. This isn't going to replace a dslr in action situations. One star back for phenomenal ibis performance.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite camera! Before purchasing this camera, I rented at least one pro micro 4/3 camera offering from each of the manufacturers. The 5-axis stabilization that is built into this camera works magic. And the user interface, ergonomics, tilting screen, and fantastic lenses of the Olympus all won me over. This is one solid camera. If you are looking for a professional micro 4/3 camera, look no further. I am looking forward to whenever a Mark III of this or a Mark II of the EM-1 comes out, hopefully with higher resolution. But this is more than capable in the meantime.
    Date published: 2016-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing camera that does it all This is the 3rd Olympus camera I've bought, each one an upgrade from previous model. The E-M5 MarkII is by far the best camera I've ever owned. My Canon and Nikon are gathering dust as this is now my goto camera for most shooting situations. Coupled with the new Olympus 14-150 f4.0-5.6II lens there isn't much you can't shoot and shoot well. Not much of video shooter but the little bit I've done is high quality and extremely even due to the incredible new stabilizing system on this model.
    Date published: 2015-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love It At first, I was going to regret purchasing this. I'm not a pro photographer, and I was previously using a Canon T3i. I wanted to move into the mirrorless level since my DSLR was really bulky to put into my bag. In the beginning, the functionality was different and I wasn't used to it. The electronic viewfinder was a bit strange, but I got over it. I love every feature of this body. The metal construction, the weatherproofing, and all the features it comes with. The rotating screen was the most useful feature I used. The only downside for me, is that the battery life is kind of bad. Other than that, everyone compliments this cool camera, and it was well worth the money.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from got my love back I am a semi-retired pro photographer. When everything went digital I reluctantly sold my beloved OM-D film camera systems and started using a Canon EOS 7D. I recently had to evacuate during the California Valley fire and decided not to take the insured camera which shows you how much I valued that particular camera. Unless you are purchasing the top of the line cameras from Canon or Nikon you are forced to accept compromised equipment. I never get that feeling from Olympus. The 7D produced really good images but it always felt like a bulky compicated device rather than a camera and I never felt inspired using it. The OM-D E-M5 Mk II has restored my inspiration and unlike the 7D I feel an emotional commitment to it. Olympus thinks of the little things like a lock on the mode wheel. I had many shots ruined by the 7D because the mode selector was so easliy moved off the desired setting. A disaster waiting to happen for a wedding photographer especially. The high res mode on the OM makes up for any regret not having full frame. Just get a Pro lens and there is no downside to this camera IMO.
    Date published: 2016-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Camera and System I waited about 2 months to write this review to give me real experience with the Oly EM-5 MK II. I have been a die hard Canon person. Last summer at 62 I hiked all over Glacier Intern'l Park with a 70D, 100-400L, 10=22 EFS, & 18-200 EFS. I did have the good sense to leave the 70-200 f2.8L home, but the weight of what I did bring was a killer. So before my 2 weeks in England and France this month, I decided to go Olympus light. One of the reasons I had not done so before was that as a macro and video fan, I really valued the fully articulating LCD and no mirrorless except Samsung had this, until the EM5 so I took the leap. A month before I left for London, Monet's Garden, and a 6 garden tour of southern England, I purchased the camera, 14-150mm ED, 12-40 ED 2.8 pro, 40-150 2.8 ED pro, the 1.4 teleconverter, and the 60mm ED 2.8 Macro. The 40-150 heaviest of the lenses, but is 1/3 the weight of either the 70-200 or 100-400 Canon. I'm convinced the optics of the pro-line of lenses is as good as Canon. The 14-150mm is slower and not quite as good but man-o-man, a great walk around lens with great results. All this stuff plus the little flash fits nicely into a daypack no problem and without strain (smallish Lowepro CompuDay pack). Having read on line that the menu system is complex, I read the entire manual prior to opening the box and then spent a month messing and testing. Note that IMHO the menu system is NOT complicated, it's just that there are so many options and features that it takes a while to understand and use what is available. I've not used all the modes, filters, etc. Much to learn. But getting the most useful settings and using the Myset features is not hard. After a bit of messing around you'll easily get the logic of the menu system and become very facile at making changes in the field and on the fly. Tip: have the manual in pdf format in a reader on your smartphone for reference till you're comfy with it). Image quality is excellent comparable to my Canon 70D. There may be a noise price that you pay starting at about ISO >1600 compared with full frame systems, but my impression is that it's not much more than with my 70D. However, at Trooping the Colours in London, it was gray skies and using ISO 1000+ and the f4-5.6 14-150 (not the pro) and I got great shots of the Royal family even with pretty extreme crops and a bit of LR adjustments (see attached image of the queen). I am thoroughly happy with my selection of this camera and don't anticipating much use of my Canon system (tho I can't quite bring myself to sell it, yet). Some minor issues and findings: trying to hit the OK button by touch often resulted in hitting the 4-way arrow pad which changes the focus center finally getting the hang of that. In general, it takes time to get used to hitting the right buttons by feel without looking. Also, the default set up has the exposure bias adjusted with the front wheel. I found that it got turned sometimes when putting the camera in the bag and such and then the exposure bias was set inadvertently. You can change that set up, but I found that I like it the way it is and I just learned to check that routinely - if bias is set, it's displayed clearly in the viewfinder and LCD. Battery life, as noted in other reviews, isn't great. I have 4 batteries and if shooting all day long, will use 2, occasionally a 3rd if a particularly intense day of shooting. I have the battery grip which I'm not 100% sold on. I like the small form factor and weight of the camera without the grip (I have fairly large hands but still love the size and ergonomics of the camera without the grip - but the grip is growing on me), and the grip does give you all day battery life AND I really like the 2 extra customizable function buttons which is perhaps the best feature (for me) of the grip. Finally, one word about the pro line of lenses: Besides great optics, they give you an additional function button AND a focus ring that has 2 slide positions slide it back for manual focus regardless of what the camera is set to. In using the lenses for the first time, I inadvertently slid the ring back and not knowing about this feature thought the lens was defective none of the autofocus modes could be used. I actually got an RMA from B&H to return it, but then contacted Olympus and they responded promptly letting me know about the feature. Felt pretty stupid, and I cancelled the RMA and It has become my favorite feature of the these lenses. By the way, the only lens I wasn't thrilled with was the 9-18 f4-5.6 zoom. I returned it and will wait for the pro wide zoom to be available. I did consider the Sony Full Frame mirrorless system when deciding on this purchase. In short the reasons for going with the EM-5 II was, form function and weight, OLY 5-axis stabilization (which works great including video) the newer Sony's have this, but many of the better lenses have OSS adding weight and cost. As for the the lenses. check out the equivalent lenses in the Sony line up. Either you won't find them or they'll be quite a bit heavier, larger, and slower they have no zooms currently at f2.8. Finally, at the time of my purchase, the Sony's did not have the fully articulating LCD - which if you do macro and video work is a must in my mind. But, if you need the reduced high ISO noise that the full frame sensor might give you, take a good look at the Sony line up. I also want to comment on Olympus' service. I had a technical question the first day or two I had the camera. I emailed customer svc. Got a response within 48hrs. AND THEN I GOT A CALL ON MY CELL PHONE THAT DAY FROM THE OLYMPUS TECHNICIAN CALLING ME TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTOOD THE RESPONSE. I WAS IN SHOCK!! I highly recommend this system for enthusiasts who want to lighten the load and are willing to put up with a bit more noise at high ISOs. It's an incredible camera with a huge scope of special functions I haven't gotten to yet. B&H as usual has been a joy to work with on this and other purchases. I use no other.
    Date published: 2015-06-27
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