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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and performance are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the memory and energy efficiency.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, size

low-light, flash, energy, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera - Black (16.1 MP, M.Zuiko 12 - 50 mm Lens)Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera - Black (16.1 MP, M.Zuiko 12 - 50 mm Lens)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and performance. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the lens. The size and image quality get critical opinions.

portability, usability, design, performance, screen

image quality, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus OM-D Olympus E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body Only)Olympus OM-D Olympus E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body Only)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Digital Camera, Silver, BodyOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Digital Camera, Silver, Body

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed

 

Thank the stars that Olympus has settled on a name and number, with the second-generation OM-D E-M5 deploying the "Mark II" badge of honour. That's earned confidence: rather than reaching into the numbers pool and being named an E-M27 or something, the...

Decent build quality and great retro style, 2x2 switch control, all-round improvements from first-generation E-M5, that 5-axis stabilisation system, High Res Shot for 40/64MP tripod-based shots

Too easy to knock front dial and press HDR button by accident, limited battery life as ever, low-light image quality limitations, no 4K video

Although image quality and autofocus ability aren't giant leaps ahead compared to the first-generation model, the E-M5 Mark II shows that OM-D has landed. It's a good-looking, classy performer that takes the original's concept and elevates it to a...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II review

 

This clever 16MP compact system camera can produce 40Mp or even 64Mp images

High quality feel ; Impressive 40MP/64MP images ; Excellent 5-axis image stabilisation

High Res mode demands a tripod and a still subject ; Some fiddly and complex controls ; Smaller sensor than some rival CSCs

Camera reviews Best mirrorless CSC Best camera • NEW: Olympus has issued an OM-D E-M5 II firmware update, and you can find out how to download and install it at this Olympus firmware web page. At first glance the OM-D E-M5 II firmware update 1.1 looks...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line - Pocket-lint

 

Having first seen the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II a week ago - having aligned its products into their hierarchical roles, Olympus is now "doing a Canon"

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II review

 

The Second Coming of the E-M5 smashes it on both design and performance fronts

Small, light and weatherproof ; Large, bright viewfinder ; Excellent image quality ; 5-axis image stabilisation allows slow shutter speeds

No 4K video recording ; High Res Shot only works in certain situations

With enough retro style to please the hipster inside you, and substance aplenty, this is a satisfying upgrade to the original E-M5

Nov, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Paul Nuttall (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

 

The Olympus E-M5 Mark II is a compact system camera with a Micro Four-Thirds sensor, and the sequel to 2012's OM-D E-M5. We flat-out loved that camera.

Great 5-axis OIS ; Excellent handling and controls ; Much-improved EVF

No 4K video ; Lesser detail and high ISO performance than some

Apr, 2015

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2015-2016

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

 

EUROPEAN PROSUMER COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA - Olympus OM-D E-M5 II: The Mark II sees the popular E-M5 refined to being a really serious photographic tool. The superb electronic viewfinder, fully articulated touchscreen, quiet shutter, and extremely...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

 

Olympus E-M5 Mark II : Olympus Imaging is proud to announce the OM-D E-M5 Mark 2. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II turns an award-winning still-photo camera into a sophisticated tool for the spontaneous creative photographer and videographer, with the...

The latest addition to Olympus’ flagship range goes on sale in late February 2015 and costs €1099 for the body only. Kits that include an interchangeable lens range in price from €1299 onwards. Retail prices vary from country to country. Like every new...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

 

Yet another great camera from Olympus, but buyers will wonder about the price.

Great weather-sealed body, Image quality cannot be questioned, Loads of features

Resolution now too low, High resolution mode needs a tripod, Price is high

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II is yet another strong candidate in the OM-D line-up, with 10 fps shooting, the 5-axis stabilisation, a good EVF and of course first-rate image quality, all coming together to make a solid mirrorless offering. Although its 16 MP...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

 

The latest OM-D camera takes stunning pics and has incredible stabilisation

May, 2015

Expert review by: Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Goondu review: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II March 25th, 2015 | by Wilson Wong Imaging 0

 

Olympus took its original E-M5 and redesigned it completely, adding new features such as a High Res mode that lets you shoot at up to 40 megapixels.

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BLN-1 / BLN‑1
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

3D: Yes
Altimeter: Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor:TruePic VII
Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2, PRINT Image Matching III / DCF, DPOF, Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, RAW
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show / movie, single image, slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-6 - -2
Direct printing: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:resizing, rotating, trimming / resizing, trimming
Image quality adjustment:Saturation
Languages support:BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAV, LIT, NOR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, TUR, UKR
Live view: Yes
Multi-shot: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CRO, CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAV, LIT, NOR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, THA, TUR, UKR
Photo effects:Black&White, Muted, Sepia, Vivid
Playback modes:Rotation, Slideshow
Scene modes:3D Photography, Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Candlelight, Children, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,12 / 2,3,5,10,12,20,30
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Lens priority, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes / Auto, Flash, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten, Underwater

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Dust resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Material:Magnesium, Plastic / Plastic, Titanium
Protection features:Dust Resistant

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):103700 / 1037000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.000125
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:800 / 81
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.2 / 0.35 / 0.5
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (tele):0.2

Lens System

Filter Size:3.7 / 5.2 / 5.8 / 6.2
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 40 / 12 - 50 / 14 - 150 / 14 - 42
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/9 / 14/9 / 15/11
Lens Type:Standard / Telephoto
Maximum aperture number:22 / 6.3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):10 / 30 / 8 / 8.4
Minimum aperture number:3.5 / 4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4 / 2.8
Number of aspheric elements:3 / 5
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 1600, 25600 / 1600, 25600 / 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):1600 / 200
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / 10 - 90

Other features

Built-in Flash:No / Yes
USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG, MPO, RAW / JPG, MPO, RAW
Image Sensor Size:4/3
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.1
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960 / 4608x3456, 3200x2400, 1280x960
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 3:4, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:17.2

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.000125 / 60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Compatibility:FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Self-timer: Yes
Speakers:1

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280x960@30fps, 1280×720@24fps, 1280×720@30fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 640x480@30fps / 78 x 9 x 44
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG / AVI, MOV
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:1.48 / 2
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.45
Height :8.5
Lens diameter:5.7 / 6.06 / 6.35 / 6.99
Lens length:2.25 / 8.3 / 8.38 / 8.4
Lens weight:211 / 283.5 / 382 / 93
Weight:417
Weight (including battery):469 / 496
Width:12.4