Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Review

Overall Score

83

Main Features

  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 60 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 91 x 67 mm, 574g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: OM-D E-M1
  • Replaced by: OM-D E-M1 Mark III

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Overview


First introduced in September, 2016, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Olympus replaced the older Olympus E-M1 with OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus E-M1 II with Olympus E-M1

Olympus replaced OM-D E-M1 Mark II with Olympus E-M1 MIII. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus E-M1 II with Olympus E-M1 MIII


Olympus E-M1 II comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Sensor resolution of Olympus E-M1 II ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Olympus E-M1 II has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Olympus E-M1 II Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Olympus E-M1 MIII 2020 20MP 200 - 25600 580g 134 x 91 x 69mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Olympus E-M5 III 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 414g 125 x 85 x 50mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1X Olympus E-M1X 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 997g 144 x 147 x 75mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Olympus E-M10 MIII 2017 16MP 200 - 25600 410g 122 x 84 x 50mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus E-M1 II 2016 20MP 200 - 25600 574g 134 x 91 x 67mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus E-M1 II


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1037k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
60.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
574g Light Body
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
121 Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
Magnesium Body Elements
Cons
No Bluetooth
Weight: 574g
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 350 shots
Type Scores

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II has an Overall Score of 83/100 and ranked #36 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #46 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus E-M1 II Scores
Imaging score
55
Features score
96
Value for money score
75
Portability score
80
Overall score
83
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Olympus E-M1 II


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II weighs 574g and has external dimensions of 134 x 91 x 67mm (5.28 x 3.58 x 2.64"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Olympus E-M1 II is 117 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus E-M1 II is less by 3mm more than the average length in Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-M1 II
574g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-M1 II
67mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with the dimensions:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight OM-D E-M1 Mark II Dimensions OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Olympus E-M5 II 469 g 574 g 124 x 85 x 45 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm X-T2 507 g 574 g 133 x 92 x 49 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Olympus E-M1 497 g 574 g 130 x 94 x 63 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 658 g 574 g 137 x 97 x 92 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Sony Alpha A7 II Sony A7 II 599 g 574 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 725 g 574 g 139 x 98 x 87 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Sony Alpha a6500 Sony A6500 453 g 574 g 120 x 67 x 53 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Olympus PEN-F Olympus PEN-F 427 g 574 g 125 x 72 x 37 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm

Specifications of Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II


General
Brand Olympus
Model OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Announced September, 2016
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.74
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 121
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 60.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.10
Flash Modes Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 64
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MOV, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BLH-1
Physical
Weight 574 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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