Olympus OM-D E-M10 II + 14-42 EZ mirrorless digital camera Black
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The OM-D E-M10 is a brilliant camera, so anything using that as a foundation to build and improve upon was always going to turn out to be a bit of a cracker. Subtle changes to the buttons make this camera even easier to use, and a carefully thought out list of technical upgrades make this a sensible investment. Borrowing features from their higher-end of the OM-D range, Olympus have released yet another tempting proposition to those thinking of making the move to mirrorless. The fact that it comes kitted with Olympus' 14-42m EZ pancake lens makes this all the better, famed for the compact design to complement the OM-D range of cameras.
- 5-axis image stabilisation for better low light photos, less blur.
- OLED Electronic Viewfinder with improved resolution.
- New & improved design.
- The 14-42mm 'pancake' lens, ultra-slim zoom lens included with this kit.
The OM-D E-M10 Mark II from Olympus builds upon many of the features available in its predecessor, by using the most advanced technology available in the other cameras from the OM-D range.
Once again, housed in a remarkable looking all-metal body, this version incorporates 5-axis in-body image stabilisation alongside a 16.1 megapixel sensor to enable less blur in hand-held shooting and filming, and helping to improve performance in low-light environments.
The high-speed, high-definition OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) utilises a considerably higher resolution than this camera's previous iteration, packing 2,360K dots, almost doubling the resolution to make framing your picture that much clearer and easier.
EVF's are becoming a much more viable viewfinding option in modern cameras, and their ability to let you make creative adjustments on the fly and previewing their outcome really assists the photographer in gaining that shot.
In-built Wi-Fi used in conjunction with the relevant Olympus apps allow for live view on your smartphone or tablet, meaning you can adjust your settings and snap shots remotely - and better yet, share straight to your device for sharing/bragging on your social media outlet of choice!
It wouldn't be a camera of the times if it simply catered for still image photography. Videographers can be left contented with the ultra high-definition 4K time lapse filming option as well as a raft of other movie capturing features.
Dressed in a rather fetching black body, the equally stylish alternative offering of this camera is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II with 14-42mm EZ Pancake Lens in Silver.This camera is compatible with a large selection of Micro Four-Thirds lenses, and is also available as a kit in the following combinations:
- Olympus E-M10 Mark II Body in Black
- Olympus E-M10 Mark II in Black with 14-42MM EZ Pancake Lens + 40-150MM Lens Kit
What is the difference between the Olympus OM-D E-M10 and the OM-D E-M10 Mark II?
|OM-D E-M10 Mark II||OM-D E-M10|
|In-built Image Stabilisation||5-axis||3-axis|
|Electronic Viewfinder||2,360K Dots||1,440K Dots|
|Focus Peaking||Multiple colour choice||No colour choice|
As well as these additional new features:
- Improved shot-to-lag time
- Taller buttons & additional dial
- Additional custom function button
- Improved TTL pop-up flash
- Focus stacking/bracketing
- Additional movie features inherited from the E-M5 Mark II
|Olympus OM-D E-M10 II - Hands On Review|
Good looks are nothing without performance, and the E-M10 Mark II backs up its sleek design with the striking imaging power you’d expect of Olympus’ top-flight camera range, especially on the move or in low light.
This is when Olympus’ celebrated 5-axis IS comes into play. It eliminates the blur caused by camera-shake in virtually any shooting situation – from shift movements with macros to angular shake with telephoto lenses, or rolling at night. 5-axis IS works irrespective of the lens attached and compensates admirably for up to four steps of shutter speed**. Even movies recorded one-handed come out blur-free.Real-time high-definition Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) The E-M10 Mark II has a large, high-speed, 2,360K-dots OLED EVF with an unrivalled 100% field of view, which proves invaluable for framing shots and assessing light in difficult conditions. The EVF displays the full range of manual settings and optional effects in real time to give you full control over the impact of your adjustments. You can fine-tune the Colour Creator, Highlight, Shadow and Aspect Control, or get even more creative by applying one of 14 Art Filters and 9 Art Effects. Tiltable touchscreen LCD
For fast and easy focus adjustment, shooting at awkward angles, or simply reviewing and selecting images to share via Wi-Fi and your smartphone, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II is equipped with a large, 3-inch touchscreen LCD with pad control – for easy, touch focussing on the LCD while using the EVF. Another highlight of the display is the fingerprint-resistant coating that keeps it free of smears that might otherwise spoil the camera’s handsome looks – or a slideshow of your best shots.Creative options, lenses and accessories
To satisfy the creative ambitions of OM-D owners, Olympus offers an everexpanding family of accessories and more than 40 high-grade Micro Four Thirds lenses that cover the full range, from hobby to pro. Like every new Olympus camera, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II comes with a free six-month warranty extension, on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase, when registered via the MyOlympus online platform.
** CIPA guideline compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (yaw and pitch)