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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera Black Body
The performance of the OM-D E-M5 Mark II matches or exceeds the E-M1 in almost every category. Overall the new E-M5 Mark II is arguably the best mirrorless camera Olympus has put out. With great still features, a vastly improved movie mode and a price of $300 less than the E-M1, makes the E-M5 Mark II one of the top mirrorless out today. Stay tuned as we take this system for a test dive and provide some real world samples from this camera.
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera Black Body

Olympus EM-5 Mark II Underwater Photo & Video Review - First Look and Details from Backscatter on Vimeo.

The World's Most Advanced Image Stabilization
The new OM-D E-M5 Mark II features the most sophisticated image stabilization technology ever offered in an interchangeable lens camera.* The ultra-sensitive 5-axis VCM (voice coil motor) system is so responsive and accurate, you can shoot sharp images in low light and capture silky smooth video, hand-held without a tripod.

E-M5 Mark II is also a bring-it-anywhere portable system camera that is nearly 40% lighter than conventional DSLRs and its durable all metal body is sealed for splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof protection.

Optimized for Minimalist Video Shooting
Quite simply, the E-M5 Mark II is the worlds best interchangeable lens camera for run and gun spontaneous video shooting. With its unobtrusive size and 5-axis IS technology, the E-M5 Mark II lets you shoot hand-held and still capture cinema-quality movies. Pro-level features give you the flexibility to experiment, and an all-new robust touch screen interface allows for adjustments to AF point, exposure, aperture, shutter speed and more without interrupting recording.

The Mark of Photographic Excellence
The E-M5 Mark II sits squarely in the sweet spot for the creative shooter who needs a portable system with all the power to realize their creative pursuits. High-speed sensor and image processor. Large interactive EVF. Touch and Swivel LCD monitor with convenient variable angle positioning. Lightening-fast autofocus with coverage of almost the full frame and Manual Focus options that nail everything from serious fast sports action to dramatic portraits.

It Takes A "System"
E-M5 Mark II is in very good company. Start with precision M.Zuiko lenses, a comprehensive line-up of professional-grade glass with optics designed for digital capture that deliver unparalleled resolution and overall image quality. Add flashes, grips, powered battery holders and other goodies and youre ready to rock.

Ban The Blur
With the E-M5 Mark II, Olympus has once again raised the bar on image stabilization technology, with an industry-leading five steps of compensation - that's the most sophisticated image stabilization in the world!*. No matter how you move the camera  horizontal or vertical shift, pitch, yaw or roll  five-axis IS has you covered. And because the IS system is in the body of the camera, youll get blur-free results regardless of which lens you use.

Fully Proofed & Portable
From the diamond textured dual control dials, to the 6 direct function buttons, the E-M5 Mark II is a highly accomplished ergonomic photographic tool. All external controls have been arranged for making quick changes to key settings on the fly second nature. Sealed for protection against moisture and dust, the E-M5 Mark IIs durable all metal construction body supports a full array of similarly proofed accessories, including the bundled FL-LM3 swivel bounce flash and an optional powered battery grip as well as eight* M.Zuiko Digital weather-sealed lenses. The cameras shape and materials were specifically chosen to keep the body slim but easy to hold and shoot with all day. LEARN MORE

Upgrade Your Images
The high-speed 16 Megapixel Live MOS sensor/TruePic VII image processor combo that has won accolades from professional publications and websites is at the heart of the E-M5 Mark IIs imaging performance. Also available: a 40 Megapixel high-resolution shooting option for landscapes and studio shots that require the maximum possible detail; 10fps burst shooting; a blazing fast maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.; and a high-performance electronic first curtain and a purely electronic shutter for totally silent shooting.

Serious Movies Made Simple
Forget about obtrusive rigs that make shooting movies a production. The E-M5 Mark IIs compact size and 5-axis image stabilization make it the worlds best interchangeable lens camera for hand-held video. Pro-level features include high bit rate recording, variable frame rate and focus peaking while filming, and the Movie & Still Compatible lens drive mechanism, or MSC, found in M.Zuiko lenses eliminates auto focus sound for fast, smooth and silent autofocus operation while filming.

Leaves Nothing To Be Desired
Interactive, high-resolution and high magnificationelectronic viewfinder. Three-inch touch-screen LCD monitor, with variable angle positioning. Built-in WiFi for instant connectivity. Live Composite, which automatically blends multiple exposures for incredibly detailed night scenes. And compatibility with Olympus Capture camera control software, which creates a seamless interface between camera and computer for studio work.

E-M5 Mark II

Product Type

Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera


SD Card

SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I, II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible* )



The E-M5 Mark II utilizes the most advanced In-Body IS unit in its class. Employing employing updated gyro sensors for a full 5 exposure steps of compensation, the E-M5 Mark II delivers sharp clear still images in low light or steady HD video when your capturing movies.

Image Stabilization System



Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilization for movie and still photos



*yaw/pitch/roll/vertical shift/horizontal shift



4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF


Live View image stabilization

Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view


Focal length setting



Stabilization performance

5.0 EV*



*Based on CIPA measurement conditions.



When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ (focal length=50mm (35mm equivalent with 100mm))


Lens IS priority




A durable rugged magnesium alloy construction body wont let you down in harshest of environments or during the toughest assignments. The most effective dust reduction system in the industry lets you change lenses in dusty locations without worry

Operating Environment


-10 ~ +40 (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60 (when stored)



30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)


Dimensions / Weight


123.7mm(W) × 85mm(H) × 44.5mm(D)



Approx. 469g (with BLS-50 battery and Memory card)



Approx. 417g (body only)


Weather Resistance

Dust, Splash and Freezeproof Construction

Operation down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit


Dust Reduction System

Automatic Operation

Functions every time the camera is turned on.



Getting stunning results with your photography is easy with the E-M5 Mark II. A high-speed 16MP sensor and TruePic VII processing engine deliver accurate reproduction of color, contrast and fine subject details. Options like aspect ratio choices and 40 mega-pixel high resolution shot give you the flexibility to incorporate your creative vision into your photography

Image Sensor

Product type

4/3 Live MOS Sensor


Number of pixels / aspect ratio

Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels



Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels



Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)



Recording format

DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible


File format

RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)


Recording image size

RAW: 4608 x 3456 pixels



JPEG: 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels


File size

RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB



Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB



Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB



Set3(MN): 3200(H)x2400(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB



Set4(SN): 1280(H)x960(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB


40 Megapixel Capture Mode

File Size

40mp JPEG, 16mp .ori RAW, 64mp .orf RAW



AF system

High-speed imager AF


Focus mode

Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)


Full-time AF



Magnified frame AF

Selectable from over 800 AF points



Selectable magnification: x3, x5, x7, x10(Default), x14



Super Spot AF available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached


Face detection AF / Eye detection AF




Eye Detection AF mode: off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority


Focusing point / Focusing point
selection mode

81-area multiple AF/ All target, group target area (9-area), single target(normal), single target(small)


AF illuminator



Manual focus assist

Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode


Peaking function

Activate with Fn button or focus ring



Change peaking settings using the Info button



Color selection: white, black, red, yellow



Intensity selection: high, normal, low



Back light effect: on, off



Shutter type

Focal-plane shutter / 1/8000 - 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)



Bulb/Time: selectable exposure time (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.), with 8-min. default setting



Sequential shooting maximum speed

Sequential shooting H mode: approx 10.0 fps (IS OFF, Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.)



Sequential shooting L mode: approx 5.0 fps



*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ


Max. recordable pictures

RAW: Max.  frames (in 5.0 seq. shooting L) Max. 16 frames (in 10.0 seq. shooting H)


on sequential shooting *

JPEG: Max.  frames (in 5.0 seq. shooting L) Max. 19 frames (in 10.0 seq. shooting H)



*When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 Pro






Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON/OFF)


High Res Shot


Equivalent to 40M pixel sensor (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)



*Available in P/A/S/M mode, RAW+JPEG or JPEG.



*JPEG: 7296 x 5472 / RAW: 9216 x 6912



*RAW data can be developed in-camera. Development by PC is possible with the appropriate plug-in.


Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic shutter / 1/8000 - 8 sec.


Anti-shock Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320* - 60sec



*For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.


Shutter start delay

0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30sec


Silent Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic shutter / 1/16000 - 60sec


Shutter start delay

0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30sec



Capture Cinema quality movies your way. The E-M5 Mark IIs 5 axis image stabilization unit lets you follow the action and shoot hand heldwithout the need for cumbersome stabilization rigs or expensive and time consuming post processing. Advanced movie features like variable frame rates, audio recording and monitoring options are available for the more advanced videographer.


Recording format



Mode / frame rate / compression method




1920x1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF,F,N)



1920x1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)



1280x720 (HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF,F,N)



*60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps, 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.98fps



*FHD ALL-I (A-I approx. 77Mbps)



*FHD IPB (SF: approx. 52Mbps, F: approx. 30Mbps, N: approx. 18Mbps






1280x720 (HD) / 30p



640x480 (SD) / 30p



*Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effect are used



*Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies



*UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for ALL-I shooting.


Maximum recording time

MOV: Approx 29 min


Battery Life

AVI: HD: Approx 7 min* / SD: Approx 14 min*



*Excluding when certain Art Filters are used.



Approx. 80 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)



Approx. 150 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)



*When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes


Art Filter Movie

With (Frame rate: 30fps or lower.)


Movie Effect

One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film


One-push Movie Digital Conveter



Time Lapse Movie

AVI Motion JPEG 1280×720,10fps


Photo in Movie

With (mode1* / mode2)



*mode1 is available when recording framrate is less than 30p.


1, 2, 4, 8 sec



(Further continued shooting possible by pressing movie record button again)


Quick Movie / Slow Movie



Image Stabilization for Movie

M-IS1(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),



M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off



*Field of view may be affected.


Grid Line / Focus Peaking

4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking


Time code

Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame


Live View Output via HDMI

With (GUI* is shown on connected device only, and peaking function is not available when connected by HDMI.)



*GUI can be hidden on the connected device by pressing down on INFO button for recording an external drive under the following condition. Movie quality: YCbCr 4:2:2 / Frame rate: same as movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.) / Sound recording: not available


Exposure Control

Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual


AE Lock



Recording (Sound)

Recording format

Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)


Microphone / Speaker



Microphone function

Wind noise reduction, Recording volume, Microphone volume limiter



Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)



Olympus is at the forefront of Electronic Viewfinder technology. The E-M5 Mark II employs our most advanced EVF. From the intuitive adaptive brightness feature to the numerous creative camera features that the EVF dynamically delivers right before your eyes, youll never look back. The 3 inch vari-angle swivel touch screen monitor shines whether your shooting movies, reviewing your shots, or getting down and low to achieve a difficult composition.


Finder type

Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M-dot


Field of view / Viewfinder magnification

Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.30x*1 - 1.48x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)



*1: at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3) *2: at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)


Eye point / Diopter adjustment range

Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1



Live View preview with depth of field preview lock


Display Grid

Off / normal grid / golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid


Level Gauge

2-axis (horizontal/vertical) level gauge


Finder Style

3 styles


Brightness / Color temperature control

Automatic control of adaptive brightness technology / manual control (7 levels)


Expansion of Live View Dynamic Range

When in HDR1 and HDR2



Interchangeable with separately available EP-16 eyecup


Live View

Live View

Approx. 100% field of view,



exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,



gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces),



grid line, magnification display (x3/x5/x7/x10/x14),






Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)



Preview with depth of field preview lock



Monitor type

3.0-inch vari-angle monitor*



*Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel


Touch control

Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, selfie shutter release


Tilting capability

With (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)


Brightness / Color temperature control

±7 levels / ±7 levels


Color tone select

Vivid / Natural


Wi-Fi Function

GPS info. Function

Via smartphone GPS data


Wireless Shooting

Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off



iAuto / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time) and drive mode can be selected.*



Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.*



*When in private connection


Image Share

File Type: JPEG*, MOV



Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.



*Excluding MPO file


Easy Connection

QR code setting


Tethered shooting

Tethered shooting

Via USB connection, with use of Olympus Capture tethering software (camera can be controlled by both the camera and computer)



With so much creative control on tap, you may find yourself going back to going back to some of your favorite shooting destinations to test the E-M5 Mark IIs creative abilities. And with in-camera features like Photo Story, HDR, and deep options for Art Filter shooting, your creative vision will never be muted!


Exposure bracketing

2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable



*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.


ISO bracketing

3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable


White balance bracketing

3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.


Flash bracketing

3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable


Art Filter bracketing

i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable


HDR function

HDR(Auto composite)

HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)



ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.



Exposure compensation can be performed.


Bracketing for HDR postprocess

3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.



*This function does not execute HDR processing.



*HDR function can be assigned to the Fn-button.


Art Filter

Mode (Variation / Effect)

Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.)



Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)



Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f.)



Light Tone ( - / d.f.)



Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h)



Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)



Diorama ( I,II / d.)



Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f.)



Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f.)



Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f.) (II/ b.c.d.e.f.g.h)



Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)



WaterColor (I, II / a.b.c.d.)



Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)



Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)


Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect



b. Pin-Hole Effect



c. White Edge Effect



d. Frame Effect



e. Star Light Effect



f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)



g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)



h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)



i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)


Color Ring (for partial color)

18 color selectable



Type (Variation / Flame / Number of

Standard (I,II,III,IV / a,b,c,d / A, B,C,D)



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