Sporting a classic design and sleek form factor, the black OM-D E-M10 Mark II from Olympus is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera featuring refined stills and movie recording capabilities to suit working in a variety of day-to-day environments. A high-resolution 16.1MP 4/3 Live MOS sensor pairs with the TruePic VII image processor to facilitate up to 8.5 fps shooting and full HD 1080p/60 movie recording, with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600. In-camera 5-axis image stabilization compensates for up to 4 stops of camera shake to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions and a FAST AF system employs 81 contrast-detection areas for quick, accurate performance with dedicated subject tracking modes. The retro-themed body incorporates a range of assignable function buttons and dials, as well as a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and 3.0" 1.04m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD for clear image monitoring and playback. Besides the handsome appeal of the E-M10 Mark II's design, its main assets lie in its versatility of shooting functions and performance to benefit photographers and videographers alike.
Benefited by the range of imaging capabilities, the E-M10 Mark II also incorporates a variety of shooting modes to suit working in various situations. A Silent Mode utilizes an electronic shutter for perfectly quiet picture-taking, with shutter speeds up to 1/16,000 sec. available. Live Bulb and Live Time modes are well-suited to creative long exposure photography and a dedicated Live Composite mode lets you watch a long exposure gradually build up during the course of the shot. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to pair the camera with your smartphone or tablet for wireless sharing and remote camera control, and an interval shooting mode can be used to produce in-camera 4K time lapse movies.
Included with the camera is the versatile M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ, which covers a wide-angle to portrait-length 28-84mm equivalent focal length range. A series of aspherical, ED, and high refractive index elements work to control aberrations and distortions for notable image sharpness and clarity, and the lens' sleek 0.9"-thick profile is well-matched to the compact form factor of the E-M10 Mark II.
|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||17.3 x 13 mm|
|Image File Format||JPEG, MPO, RAW|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 200 to 25600 (Extended: 100 to 25600)|
|Shutter Speed||Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 60 Seconds
0.5 to 1 Minute in Bulb Mode
1/16000 to 60 Seconds
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot, Highlight Weighted|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Exposure Compensation||-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)|
|Metering Range||-2 to 20 EV|
|White Balance||Auto, Custom|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 8.5 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 36 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 4 fps at 16.1 MP
|Self Timer||2/12-Second Delay|
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [77 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [18 to 52 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [18 to 77 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
SD (640 x 480) at 120p
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p
|External Recording Modes||4:2:2
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
HD (1280 x 720)
|Recording Limit||Up to 29 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
|Audio File Format||Linear PCM (Stereo)|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Contrast Detection: 81|
Viewfinder and Monitor
|Viewfinder Eye Point||19.2 mm|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 1.08x|
|Diopter Adjustment||-4 to +2 m|
|Monitor Type||Tilting Touchscreen LCD|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Fill Flash, Manual, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction|
|Guide Number||19.03' / 5.8 m at ISO 100|
|Maximum Sync Speed||1/250 Second|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||TTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Memory Card Slot||1 x SDHC/SDXC|
|Connectivity||HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||30 to 90%|
|Battery||1 x BLS-50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1175 mAh|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||4.7 x 3.3 x 1.8" / 119.5 x 83.1 x 46.7 mm|
|Weight||13.76 oz / 390 g (Body with Battery and Memory)|
|Focal Length||14 to 42mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28 to 84mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 5.6|
|Angle of View||79° to 29°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.9" / 20.07 cm|
|Optical Design||8 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||5, Rounded|
|Filter Size||37 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.4 x 0.9" / 60.96 x 22.86 mm|
|Weight||3.2 oz / 91 g|
Featuring a 16.1MP 4/3 Live MOS sensor, along with the TruePic VII image processor, the E-M10 Mark II is capable of recording high-resolution stills and full HD 1080p video with sensitivity to ISO 25600. The processing speed also avails a top continuous shooting rate of 8.5 fps in full-resolution, with the ability to record up to 22 12-bit RAW files in a single burst or 36 JPEGs. When working at a slower, 4 fps shooting rate, you are able to record infinite bursts for the capacity of your memory card.
In-body, sensor-shift image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 4 stops with any lens in use and compensates for camera movements that become especially noticeable when working with telephoto shots, macro imagery, and long exposures. Furthermore, this unique image stabilization system works across five axes to compensate for vertical angle rotation, horizontal angle rotation, horizontal shift, vertical shift, and rolling camera shake movement. This range of detected movements serves to benefit traditional still image shooting as well as movie recording and working with moving subjects more effectively. Additionally, image stabilization can also be used when framing shots, for more accurate compositions, by half-pressing the shutter button.
The FAST contrast-detection autofocus system employs 81 areas to quickly and accurately acquire focus on both moving and stationary subjects. Both face and eye-detection modes can also be used for precise tracking of subjects, and single and continuous focusing modes can also be employed. When working with manual focus, a manual focus assist function can magnify the image for easily identifying sharp focus and a peaking function can be used, too, for quickly determining in-focus areas in the scene based on colored, highlighted lines of contrast.
Full HD 1080p video recording is supported in a variety of frame rates up to 60 fps in ALL-I or IPB compressions, with a maximum bit-rate of 77 Mbps. In addition to standard video recording, high-speed video recording is also supported at 120 fps in 640 x 480 resolution. A dedicated clips feature is ideal for sharing short movies in preset times of 1, 2, 4, and 8 second durations, with the ability to extend limits by re-pressing the record button.
Sound is recorded during movies using the built-in stereo microphone, and a wind noise reduction tool can be used for cleaner sound. Also, the microphone volume can be limited during recording.
Included with the camera body is the slender M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens, which provides a 28-84mm equivalent focal length range. Three aspherical elements, one extra-low dispersion element, and one super high refractive index element all contribute to sharp, clear imagery with minimized aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range. An electronic zooming mechanism permits intuitive focal length adjustment and the Movie & Stills Compatible (MSC) AF system provides quick, quiet, and accurate focusing performance to benefit stills and movie recording.