Announces Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II




After weeks of rumors, Olympus has today officially announced the OM-D E-M10 Mark II. The successor to the E-M10 has acquired a number of properties of the E-M5 Mark II and E-M1, including an improved EVF and five-axis stabilization.

Had the original E-M10 do it with three-axis stabilization of the sensor, the new OM-D E-M10 Mark II is like the E-M5 II and E-M1 fitted with five-axis stabilization. According to Olympus that offers 4-stop gain, compared to 3.5 stops in the three-axis system. Like the E-M5 II would also have to guarantee stable video recording. The EFF is now equipped with an OLED screen with 2.36 million pixels instead of an LCD with 1.44 million pixels. The screen is tiltable and touch-sensitive, and can be used to focus on a certain point.

The buttons on the top of the body which are adapted. Thus, the PASM wheel moves from left to right and become much higher, so it is still easily accessible alongside the other two scroll wheels. At the location where it was first PASM wheel is now positioned a large, classic on-off switch, and a third function button, which is programmable. Another new functionality to create timelapse videos in 4K resolution.

The E-M10 Mark II will be available from mid-September, in both a black and a silver version and various kits. The MSRP for the body is 600 euros and includes the 14-42mm EZ-pancake kit lens is 800 euros. There will also be a number of optional accessories, including the LC-37C lens cover that opens and closes automatically in combination with the kit lens and a matching vertical grip, the ECG 3.

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