Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

$899.99

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Best Micro 4/3 Camera

Grade (Out of ten)

8.3
Image Quality : 7.3
Performance : 9
Design : 9
Features : 9
Price : 7
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Description

Olympus has packed in quite a few features in a camera that barely weighs a pound. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has the same sensor as the more affordable E-M10 II, but offers a weather-sealed body, a faster 10 fps burst speed and a high resolution mode that combines multiple photos for a 40 megapixel shot. The weather-sealing is a big plus, and since the camera doesn't have a built-in flash, it's bundled with weather-sealed external flash at no additional cost. The five-axis image stabilization system is rated up to 5 EVs. Olympus cameras tend to stand out for macro work and the E-M5 II should be no exception.

Olympus mirrorless cameras, however, do use the smaller 4/3 sensor. They have solid image quality, but at a smaller resolution compared to cameras with APS-C sensors. While the burst speed is excellent, the buffer only allows ten shots at a time for the fastest speed. Like most mirrorless cameras, the battery life is short at 310 shots. But, the E-M5 II wraps up quite a bit of performance for the size and offers a well-rounded camera in a sleek, weather-sealed package.

Pros

  • Weather-sealed
  • Quick 81-point autofocus
  • 5-axis image stabilization

Cons

  • Smaller 4/3 sensor
  • Limited battery life (310 shots)
  • 10 photo limit on the 10 fps burst speed
  • Camera Specs:

    Quality

    • Megapixels : 16.1
    • Sensor Size : Micro 4/3
    • Video Quality : 1080p at 60 fps
    • DxO Mark Test Score : N/A

    Performance

    • Shutter Speed : Bulb - 1/8000
    • Aperture : N/A
    • ISO : 100 - 25600
    • Burst Speed : 10 fps (Buffer: 10)
    • Autofocus Points : 81
    • Image Stabilization : 5-axis sensor shift

    Design

    • Weight : 1.03 lbs.
    • Viewfinder : Electronic
    • Screen : 3
    • Secondary screen : No
    • Controls : Dual control wheels, touchscreen
    • Battery Life : 310 shots

    Features

    • Manual Modes : Yes
    • RAW : Yes
    • Wi-Fi : Yes
    • Other : High resolution 40 megapixel mode, weather-sealed

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