Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II review – an in-depth look at this powerful body!

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

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Now onto the image stabilization itself. Olympus have nailed the combination of using their industry leading 5-axis image stabilization technology along with electronic stabilization to produce a result which has never been seen before in a consumer mirrorless camera. Brushless gimbals and handheld stabilization systems have seen a huge growth in the last three years, so a huge amount of credit should go to Olympus for acting on this demand with technology that reduces the size of your kit needed for certain shots. Let’s be clear, it’s not going to replace your tripod or gimbal for accurate panning or movement, but it will create so much more usable footage than you will ever have expected to get from handheld shooting.

Mirrorless cameras have been with us for over a decade but have until recently been seen by some as mere toys when compared to the more ‘professional’ DSLRs. Today, the range of mirrorless cameras is more than enough to cater to most users, including professional photographers. The only area that mirrorless cameras have not yet established firmly in is in action and sports photography.

The Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II is the company's flagship mirrorless camera. Successor to the three year-old EM1, it boosts the sensor resolution to 20 Megapixels, greatly improves the embedded phase-detect AF system, captures faster bursts at 18fps with continuous AF or 60fps with Single AF, films 4k video in UHD and Cinema4k formats, features a fully-articulated touch-screen, a viewfinder with faster refresh, and a weather-proof body with twin memory card slots. It's a big upgrade across the board and I've finally completed my in-depth review! It's one of my biggest to date, involving over a month of testing, 20,000 words with multiple compariusons and a 70 minute video discussing all the new features. If you're in the market for a high-end mirrorless camera, you'll want to check out my Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II review! Read More

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