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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera

BH #OLEM5M2S • MFR #V207040SU000
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 2360k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle OLED Monitor
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless 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.
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Olympus E-M5 Mark II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Superior Image Quality
  • 35-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 4Intuitively Designed Electronic Viewfinder
  • 5Additional Features
  • 6Weather Resistance

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless 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.

Olympus E-M5 Mark II Specs

Imaging
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Sensor ResolutionActual: 17.2 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel (4608 x 3456)
Sensor Type18 x 13.5 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Crop Factor2x
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 60 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity200 to 3200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Sunlight, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 16 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes4:3 Raw
7296 x 5472
4608 x 3456
3200 x 2400
2560 x 1920
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
4:3 JPEG
4608 x 3456
3200 x 2400
2560 x 1920
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, MPO, Raw
Bit Depth12-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.264/MOV
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [18 to 77 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [18 to 52 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [18 to 77 Mb/s]
AVI/M-JPEG
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording WAV Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 via HDMI
Full HD (1920 x 1080)HD (1280 x 720)
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Micro-B (USB 2.0) Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Power I/O1 x USB Micro-B Input/Output
WirelessWi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,037,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Eye Point21 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.3x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points81
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Fill Flash, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity30 to 90%
General
Battery Type1 x BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1220 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8" / 12.4 x 8.4 x 4.6 cm
Weight14.4 oz / 408 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 9 x 3.9"

Olympus E-M5 Mark II Reviews

Tons of Features!

By scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-10

Im new to photography but have a friend with this camera . We both are interested in astrophotography and a lot of the features this camera has (wi-fi remote) makes it a lot easier. Been cloudy , so havnt got to use it much but I am really impressed with the photos it takes.

As promised, tracking to Canada, prepaid taxes... Excellent!

By Glen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-15

Great experience... excitement was high and Em5 ll was at a great price $549! Tracing was spot on and easy to login. Blessings & shalom!

Great camera, breaks a lot more than it should.

By Quentin
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

In 3 years of ownership, we have had to have it repaired 4 times. 1. The rear dial came loose 2. Stopped working LCD had to be replaced 3. Autofocus and other functions ceased, circuit board and processor were replaced, 4. Lever on the Fn1 is came loose. When working, it is a very nice camera to handle, but the tendency for things to come loose is way over par. Frustrating. Suggest get an extended warranty (credit cards double your owner's warranty, Square Trade extends up to 3 years)

Great Camera.....

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-09

My first new camera purchase since buying Olympus E520 14 years ago. Great camera, easy to learn (both RAW & JPEG).

Love this camera!

By Tessa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-17

Great camera love the way it looks and all the great features, thank you! And, B&H is great to work with and help answer questions!

Wonderful camera!

By Amy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-13

The shipping was fast and I love my new camera!

Awesome Intro Camera!

By kristy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-04

I love this camera! My other camera was a canon rebel 400D so this is quite the upgrade! The controls are easy to learn and versatile and the quality is good enough for my hobby.

Great Camera

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-23

Excellent camera at a great price. Light and compact and takes great pictures and video.

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