After wining numerous “Camera of the Year” awards with the E-M5, including our own Editors’ Choice award, Olympus has now upped the ante with their newest OM-D model, the E-M5 Mark II.
After two years, and the successful launch of two other OM-D models, the E-M1 and E-M10, Olympus has come back with a refresh of their fan favorite with the best technologies from the entire lineup.
As a photo camera, the E-M5 Mark II has its great in-body 5-axis image stabilizer made famous by its predecessor, and adds up to 25,600 ISO shots with up to 10 FPS Raw shooting.
The big key feature from the photo side is the new 40 megapixel imaging system, which is unheard of from a mirrorless platform. Exploiting the integrated 5-axis image stabilizer, the E-M5 Mark II can take 8 sequential images, shifted half a pixel each, to composite a single 40 Megapixel composite RAW image that should rival any of the bigger full-frame platforms.
In addition to the improved imaging, the E-M5 Mark II boasts greatly improved video capabilities, including 1080p video with frame rates from 24p up to 60p and 77Mbps recording at 30p. Focus peaking, an integrated microphone jack, and real time HDMI output will appeal to a wide variety of film makers.
The E-M5 Mark II is definitely an exciting release aimed squarely at their other mirrorless competitors. Rest assured Geek Beat will have a full review out as soon as we can get our hands on one!
The OM-D E-M5 Mark II will be available in February 2015 for $1099.99 in Black or Silver. For more info, visit the Olympus Website