Combining technology and design isn't easy. But Olympus seems to have covered that without any fuss. Taking the best from other models in the OM-D Range, the E-M10 Mark II brings the very latest in technological advancements, but without loosing the raw and incredible quality of its images. The OM-D range acknowledges the Olympus history and makes this a perfect addition to the range.
- 16.1MP 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
- TruePic VII Image Processor
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Up to 8.5 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
- Silent Mode and 4K Time Lapse Shooting
Cool and classically styled with some beautiful switches and dials, the E-M10 Mark II combines a compact all-metal body with some of the most advanced technology from the E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II. Thanks to the 5-axis in-body Image Stabilisation it enables blur-free still and movie shooting on the move, even in low light. In addition to a large, high-definition, high-speed OLED Electronic Viewfinder, a tiltable 3-inch touchscreen and 4k time lapse movie capability, it offers image sharing and remote control via Wi-Fi using the Olympus OI.Share app on a smartphone.
Design that works, and wows
The E-M10 Mark II offers genuine OM-D imaging power in a remarkably compact, lightweight and classy body, which makes it easy to carry and capture first-class stills and videos on the fly – no matter where you are or what you’re wearing. For shooting with a large telephoto lens, the optional quick-release camera grip adds another reassuring element of stability.
But the latest OM-D wasn’t just designed for portability. It’s clearly intended as a design statement in itself. No matter which side of the camera you’re standing, the eye is immediately drawn to the dials, with their glinting chrome and milled edges. Their position on the top right of the body and their extra tall, chunky dimensions makes them much easier to operate. Together with the retro-styled On/Off switch and the central finder, the dials and reassuringly solid, all-metal build ensure anyone picking up the E-M10 Mark II is likely to look and feel like a serious hobby photographer.
5-axis Image Stabilisation (IS)
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.
Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ M.Zuiko ED
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
- Three Aspherical Elements
- One ED Element, One S-HR Element
- ZERO Lens Coating
- Movie & Still Compatible AF System
- Electronic Zoom Mechanism
- Pancake Lens Form Factor
- Rounded 5-Blade Diaphragm
This extremely portable 3X Electronic Zoom pancake-style lens complements the compact design of any PEN or OM-D body. Less than 1 inch thick and packed with sophisticated lens technology, this lens features an MSC focusing mechanism for near silent operation. The Electronic Retraction feature automatically extends and retracts the lens when the camera is powered on or off. And the two-step variable Electronic Zoom delivers smooth consistent zooming control that’s especially desirable when shooting HD movies. An auto-opening protective lens cap is optionally available.
EZ PORTABLE LENS
The key advantage of the M. Zuiko 14-42mm EZ is its portability. You can capture a broad range of images – from wide-angle landscapes to portraits and architecture – without lugging around multiple lenses – it is an awesome travel lens. And a compact camera with this lens is small enough to fit in your jacket pocket, so you’re always ready for the next photo opp. This is also an especially good lens for video.
MOVIE & STILL COMPATIBLE MECHANISM
One of this lens’s most interesting features is the unique-to-Olympus Movie & Still Compatible mechanism, or MSC. This technology provides amazingly fast and nearly silent autofocus operation. You’ll really notice the benefit when you play back your HD video and the only thing you hear is the ambient background noise in the scene you were filming; what you won’t hear is the sound of the lens moving as it focuses.
GREAT LENS FOR SHOOTING VIDEO
This is an especially good lens for video. You can track moving subjects with the smooth two speed zoom so there are no abrupt transitions as your distance from the action changes.