The OM-D E-M5 Mark II addition to the OM-D family. A newly developed 5-axis VCM image stabilisation, which powerfully compensates for any type of shaking, provides unparalleled performance in both stills and video capture. The dustproof and splashproof construction is now also freezeproof for even better reliability under the harshest of conditions. This incredibly mobile body is packed with the latest technologies, including OM-D Movie for cinema-quality, hand-held interchangeable lens camera shooting. The incredibly high performance and excellent mobility the E-M5 Mark II provides opens doors to new shooting experiences.
The improved in-body 5-axis image stabilisation achieves compensation ability equal to the world's highest 5 steps of shutter speed, making hand-held shooting enjoyable, and making it possible to shoot at a telephoto end without worrying about camera shake even in dark locations. This model is equipped with halfway release image stabilisation so you can view image stabilisation effects in the viewfinder while pressing the shutter button halfway. This makes more accurate framing and focusing possible through a stable viewfinder image during macro and telephoto shooting.
The further advanced in-body 5-axis image stabilisation enables stable movie recording even during active camera work. The compact, lightweight OM-D allows you to capture stable video even when moving. OM-D Movie achieves the most advanced stabilisation system of any interchangeable lens camera on the market.
Zuiko Lens Systems were designed specifically for digital cameras and boast amazing optical performance. In combination with the high-quality sensor, image processor, and amazing image stabilisation system, they provide outstanding image quality. The E-M5 Mark II introduces 40M High Res Shot, which is perfect for artistic photos and landscapes. The sensor moves in 0.5-pixel increments while capturing 8 shots to generate a single 40M sensor equivalent high-resolution photo. Excellent effects are obtained by using the high-resolution M.Zuiko PRO or M.Zuiko Premium lenses when shooting.
When using Silent mode (electronic shutter), AF and all other electronic sounds are disabled so you can shoot discreetly in quiet locations. This can also be used with sequential shooting, and shutter speeds are available from 1/16000 sec. to 60 sec. Ideal for scenarios where quiet function is imperative such as performances and weddings or even photographing sleeping infants.
* Rolling distortion can occur when shooting quick-moving subjects.
* When long shutter noise reduction is set to On and a shutter speed of 5 seconds or more is used, a shutter sound will be audible for capturing a black frame.
* The flash will be deactivated. The AF Illuminator can be used.
An uncompromised form, designed in pursuit of excellent operability, combines with a dustproof and splashproof camera body and lenses to make shooting in any environment possible. Shoot with confidence even in trying weather conditions.
In a first for the Olympus OM-D Series, the E-M5 Mark II utilises a vari-angle monitor in its compact, lightweight body without increasing the size from the original, letting you freely compose shots in any position, from low angles to high angles. This model is equipped with Self Portrait mode so that when the monitor is set to a self-portrait, the Live View display shows a mirror image.
A dustproof and splashproof flash is included with the camera for bounce photography (movable 90° upward, 180° horizontally) with GN 9.1 (ISO100/m). This flash can be used as a controller for wireless flash control, making wireless multi-unit flash photography possible with multiple external flashes. The FL-LM3 is NOT compatible with any Olympus camera made prior to the OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
This function lets you use HDMI output for the Live View screen. You can use an external monitor display while recording movies. This allows for easier sight accuracy when manually focusing without focusing aids for a more natural shooting experience.
This camera features built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to easily connect the camera to your smartphone via Olympus Image Share. The initial connection is easy with a simple scan of the QR code that is displayed on the camera monitor. In addition to transferring images on the camera and controlling the camera, geotags obtained with a smartphone can be added to images, and Art Filters can be applied to recorded images. You can also view the Live View screen on a smartphone while recording movies. It is very useful for remote shooting in a variety of situations.
Tethered shooting is now available due to many requests from studio photographers. The dedicated Olympus Capture software supports professional photographers' workflow. Simply connect the camera and computer with a USB cable and you can shoot, change camera settings, and quickly transfer images from either the camera or computer without having to switch control between the two. You can adjust the focus using the camera viewfinder and shoot using the camera itself before confirming the Live View on the computer. This feature provides a stress-free environment for focusing on shooting, enhancing collaboration with other photography clients.
The HLD-8 is a dustproof and splashproof power battery holder designed exclusively for the E-M5 Mark II. The HLD-8 can be separated into the HLD-8G Camera Grip and HLD-6P Battery Holder, allowing the HLD-8G to be used on its own. The HLD-8G is equipped with a headphone jack, so you can listen to the audio being recorded while shooting a movie. When two batteries, in the camera and the HLD-8, are used together, approximately 580 shots (according to CIPA testing standards) can be captured.
This lens is the thinnest electronic-pancake zoom lens in the world. The thickness is less than half compared to conventional lenses (22.5mm when powered off). It also boasts high performance that meets the Zuiko quality standard and constructed with 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens and 1 super HR lens). This multi-functional compact lens also features electronic zooming which is useful for movie recording.
The most compact electronic pancake zoom lens with amazing portability
Zuiko image quality
Maximum image magnification of 0.23x (35mm equivalent maximum image magnification: 0.46x)
Accessories useful for shooting
The closest focusing distance is 20cm at the wide end and 25cm at the tele end. Because of that, a maximum image magnification of 0.23x (35mm equivalent maximum image magnification: 0.46x) has been achieved. It is the greatest image magnification of a standard zoom lens.
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Camera Format||Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
|Maximum Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9|
|Sensor Size||18 x 13.5 mm|
|Image File Format||JPEG, MPO, RAW|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 200 to 3200 (Extended: 100 to 25600)|
|Shutter Speed||1/8000 to 60 Seconds
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Exposure Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Sunlight, Underwater|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10 fps at 16 MP|
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]
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p
|External Recording Modes||
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
HD (1280 x 720)
|Recording Limit||Up to 29 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
|Audio File Format||WAV|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2,360,000 Dot|
|Viewfinder Eye Point||21 mm|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 1.3x|
|Diopter Adjustment||-4 to +2|
|Monitor Resolution||1,037,000 Dot|
|Monitor Type||Articulating Touchscreen LCD|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Fill Flash, Off, Red-Eye Reduction|
|Maximum Sync Speed||1/250 Second|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +3 EV|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Memory Card Slot||Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)|
|Connectivity||3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-B (USB 2.0)|
|Operating Temperature||14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||30 to 90%|
|Battery||1 x BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1220 mAh|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8" / 12.4 x 8.4 x 4.6 cm|
|Weight||14.4 oz / 0.4 kg (Body Only)|
|Focal Length||14 to 42mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28 to 84mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 5.6|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||29° to 75°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.87" / 20 cm|
|Optical Design||8 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||5, Rounded|
|Filter Size||37 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.40 x 0.90" / 61 x 22.9 mm|
|Weight||3.2 oz / 91 g|