The Olympus E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Camera embodies high-quality imaging powers in its compact body. Its 20.4 MP Live MOS sensor works in tandem with the TruePic VIII image processor to offer fast readout speeds and improved sensitivity in low light. The camera offers 4K video recording and RAW file burst shooting at 60 fps. You get blur-free results without any image crop thanks to the 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization. The dual FAST autofocus system provides quick response and accurate subject tracking in variable lighting conditions. Compose the scene with either the 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD or 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. The dual SD memory card slots let you double the shooting time of the camera, while the USB 3.0 Type-C port supports tethering for professional photography sessions. This Olympus camera has a built-in Wi-Fi that makes transferring images to handheld devices easy as well as allows remote operation via smartphones.
Optics and Focus
You can mount any Micro Four Thirds lens to the Olympus E-M1 Mark II. The camera comes with center-weighted average, multi-zone, and spot metering methods. For focusing, the camera employs the dual FAST AF system that includes 121 on-chip phase-detection points and 121 contrast detection points. Moreover, the all phase detection points are cross-type to provide accuracy when lighting is constantly varying. You may choose between focusing modes such as single point and 5-point cross with a press of a button. The manual focus mode is complemented by focus peaking controls. When shooting handheld, take advantage of the 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization to control the effects of camera shakes.
Sensor and Screen
The 20.4 MP Live MOS sensor sits at the heart of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II to render colors with a real-to-life feel. At the rear, the camera has a 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD that gives a high-resolution view of 1.04 million dots. It has a vari-angle design for allowing you to compose a scene from different angles. The 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder benefits eye-level shooting. You may enable the simulated optical viewfinder mode to expand the live view dynamic range when shooting in bright or high-contrast lighting.
Image and Video
For photography, the camera offers a maximum resolution of 5184×3888 pixels in an aspect ratio of 4:3. The JPEG format is ideal for quick image transfer, while the RAW format gives you complete control over the image look. This Olympus camera offer DCI and UHD 4K recording modes with a maximum frame rate of 24 and 30 fps respectively. The TruePic VIII dual quad-core processor speeds up the camera performance during the 60 fps continuous shooting of RAW frames. Use the Time-lapse Movie mode to capture changes in the environment over time in UHD 4K, 1080p, or 720p. The Pro Capture Mode begins capturing images when you half-press the shutter release button, so you don't miss a special moment. With the Live Composite mode, the camera takes a long exposure shot in which changes are recorded gradually without affecting the key elements. The camera offers other imaging modes and art filters to provide variety in your photography experience.
The built-in Wi-Fi enables image transfer and remote control via smartphones. With the dual SD memory card slots, you may extend the shooting time of the camera. Furthermore, the USB 3.0 Type-C port allows direct recording to external hard drives or SSDs when tethering the camera. The magnesium-alloy body has hermetical seals to resist dust and moisture. The included FL-900 flash offers a guide number of 190 feet at ISO 100 and lens coverage of 12–100mm. Its wireless master and slave TTL functionality lets you control other flash units in 4 channels and 4 groups.