Introducing the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, an advanced system of innovative technology and features designed to forever change your photography. Up to 18 frames per second sequential shooting with precision C-AF Tracking. 121 Cross-Type On-Chip Phase Detection AF points. Up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation with powerful in-body image stabilization. Plus a 50MP High-Res Shot Mode. It’s all enclosed in a magnesium alloy weatherproof body that weighs a mere 600 grams. Paired with the superior resolution of M.Zuiko PRO lenses, the E-M1 Mark II will deliver brilliant imagery that’s coveted by professionals everywhere.
Frames Per Second
EV Stops of
High Res Shot Mode
20 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
Advanced 5-Axis Image Stabilization
Lightweight, Weatherproof Body
15fps Seq. Shooting (Mechanical)
60fps Seq. Shooting (Electronic)
1/8000s High-Speed Mechanical Shutter
Cinema 4K Video
121-Point Dual FAST AF
Fully-Articulating 3.0” Touch Monitor
50 Megapixel High-Res Shot Mode
Focus Bracketing and Stacking
The E-M1 Mark II is part of an amazingly compact, lightweight system with unrivaled reliability no matter the weather.
COMPACT + LIGHTWEIGHT
The E-M1 Mark II has all the advanced shooting features pros demand and beginners love to use in an astoundingly light, compact, durable design.
Whether you’re taking to the streets, traveling the world, or working in the studio, the E-M1 Mark II is built to keep you capturing great shots without worrying about your gear.
With its high-capacity Li-Ion battery, dual card slots, and a durable shutter mechanism, the E-M1 Mark II offers power and portability for all types of photography endeavors.
When combined with M.Zuiko PRO lenses, the mirrorless E-M1 Mark II is more compact and lightweight than DSLRs, providing comfortable shooting with more freedom - even allowing for handheld super-telephoto photography.
With a shape that provides outstanding grip and hermetically-sealed magnesium alloy construction that's splashproof, dustproof, and freezeproof (down to 14°F / -10°C), the E-M1 Mark II allows you to enjoy worryproof shooting even in the most challenging conditions.
The E-M1 Mark II's high-capacity Li-Ion battery enables more images on a single charge (up to 440 shots) plus requires less charging time. The camera’s percentage battery display lets you check the remaining battery charge at a glance. Dual card slots feature a staggered layout for easy access and boast four recording settings, ideal for the backup and management of your image and video files. And the E-M1 Mark II’s shutter surpasses durability tests of 200,000 actuations.
The E-M1 Mark II's smart design features textured metal dials and easy-to-reach ergonomic controls. Dials and buttons can be customized with functions that match your shooting style.
ARTICULATING TOUCH SCREEN
Frame your shots from any angle, then touch to focus and shoot. The E-M1 Mark II's vari-angle LCD screen with touch control allows for easy adjustments to AF points and settings.
Easily see camera settings and accurately compose your shot using the interactive 2.36 million-dot LCD electronic viewfinder. It features a smooth 120 fps refresh rate with a 5 millisecond response time that's imperceptible to the human eye.
The E-M1 Mark II's 20.4 MP Live MOS Sensor features an Anti-Reflective Coating on both sides of the sealed cover glass to reduce flare, and its high-speed design captures distortion-free images of moving subjects that are rich in color and detail. It works simultaneously with the dual quad-core TruePic™ VIII Image Processor that boasts four CPU cores, four image processing cores, and a dedicated AF calculation circuit to easily power the E-M1 Mark II’s blazing sequential shooting and autofocus speeds.
Photo by Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne
HIGH RES SHOT MODE
The E-M1 Mark II's High Res Shot Mode automatically captures 8 consecutive shots in under a second, then composites the images into one ultra-high resolution shot. The powerful TruePic™ VIII Image Processor prevents image blur caused by subject movement for greater shooting flexibility. To customize your final file size, both a 50 MP Mode and a 25 MP Mode are available.
Photo by Olympus Visionary Frank Smith
5-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION
Advanced in-camera 5-Axis Image Stabilization compensates for all types of camera motion to provide up to 5.5 shutter speed stops of compensation for crisp images. When paired with a M.Zuiko PRO lens that features in-lens stabilization, 5-Axis Sync IS provides up to 6.5 shutter speed stops. Capture blur-free shots at longer shutter speeds of up to 2 seconds, no tripod needed.
Capture split-second moments with precision and ease. The Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology (F.A.S.T.) AF system boasts 121 points of On-Chip Phase Detection plus Contrast Detection AF. Every point of On-Chip Phase Detection is cross-type, facilitating detection of vertical and horizontal lines for superior accuracy. Plus. an innovative subject-tracking focusing algorithm effectively captures and follows sudden movements, stopping, and acceleration.
Photo by Olympus Visionary Larry C. Price
The E-M1 Mark II boasts five AF target modes: All Point, Single Point, 5-Point Cross, and 9-Point Group, and Small Targets. In addition, precision C-AF Tracking and the subject-tracking Cluster Display simplify focusing on moving subjects. For even faster focusing, the in-body AF Limiter function works with any lens and shortens AF drive time with three customizable focus distance ranges.
AF TARGETING PAD
The E-M1 Mark II's AF Targeting Pad function lets you easily move the focus point by touching the LCD screen with your thumb while looking through the viewfinder. Dialing in your focus point has never been easier.
Fast continuous shooting speed and smooth 4K video takes your work to the next level.
PRO CAPTURE MODE
Always catch the exact moment you want! Pro Capture buffers a running series of full resolution images when you press the shutter release to capture that moment's image plus up to 35 previous frames at all once.
REVOLUTIONARY HIGH-SPEED PERFORMANCE
Experience sequential shooting speeds that far surpass those of DSLR cameras. With the E-M1 Mark II, photographers have the ultimate in rapid response in the palm of their hand.
HANDHELD 4K VIDEO
Using a combination of 5-Axis Image Stabilization and electronic stabilization that's optimized for video, the E-M1 Mark II captures ultra-smooth handheld 4K and C4K video without tripods or other bulky stabilizing equipment.
Capturing the best moments can be difficult, especially when your subject is in motion. Pro Capture Mode ensures you’ll catch the exact moment you want without any lag. Pro Capture uses the silent electronic shutter to start buffering a running series of full resolution JPEG / RAW images when you press the shutter release button halfway. Then, fully press the shutter release to capture an image plus the 35 previous frames all at once. You can keep the shutter release fully depressed to continue sequential shooting. With its time machine-like capability, Pro Capture always has the perfect shot stored and ready to save.
REVOLUTIONARY HIGH-SPEED PERFORMANCE
Experience sequential shooting speeds that far surpass those of DSLR cameras. Using its advanced silent electronic shutter, the E-M1 Mark II captures 20 MP RAW image files at up to an astonishing 60 fps in S-AF Mode and 18 fps in C-AF Tracking Mode. Or, use the E-M1 Mark II’s high-speed mechanical shutter to shoot full resolution photos at a blazing 15 fps in S-AF Mode, far surpassing other cameras in its class. Thanks to cutting-edge processing speeds, even fast-moving subjects are captured in stunning detail.
HANDHELD 4K VIDEO
Capture C4K (4096 x 2160) video up to max bit rate of 237 Mbps at a 24P frame rate for true cinema quality. For even greater flexibility, shoot 4K (3840 x 2160) video with a 30P, 25P, or 24P frame rate. With the E-M1 Mark II’s 5-Axis Image Stabilization and electronic stabilization that’s optimized for video, you’ll shoot ultra-smooth handheld UHD video without tripods, jibs, or other bulky stabilizing equipment. Plus, there are two HDMI output modes: Monitor Mode supports an external monitor display, while Recording Mode records to an external monitor recorder. For those who professionally color grade their footage, a free LUT compatible with DaVinci Resolve is available for download.
Remotely control your camera and wirelessly transfer your pictures to your Android or iOS smart device with the Olympus Image Share app.
DUAL CARD SLOTS
The E-M1 Mark II's dual card slots feature a staggered layout for easy access and boast four recording settings, ideal for the backup and management of your image and video files.
We’ve created an entire system to complement your new E-M1 Mark II. Both the FL-900R High-Intensity Flash and the STF-8 Twin Macro Flash feature weatherproof construction and are perfectly matched to the E-M1 Mark II’s compact dimensions. The HLD-9 Powered Grip offers a second arrow pad for convenient control when holding the camera vertically, and the RM-CB2 Remote Cable Release easily connects to the camera with an L-shaped pin jack. Add the PT-EP14 Underwater Housing that's waterproof to depths of 60 meters and you'll be prepared to capture amazing shots in every environment.
NIGHTTIME LIVE COMPOSITE MODE
With Olympus' exclusive Live Composite Mode, easily create breautiful nighttime images of star trails and cityscapes as you watch the images build up on the monitor, allowing you freedom of exposure adjustment.
ADVANCED SHOOTING MODES
Silent Mode completely eliminates all shutter and electronic sounds, perfect for capturing photos in quiet environments. Focus Bracketing automatically shifts the focal point for a preset number of consecutive images, while Focus Stacking automatically takes several shots with varying focal points and composites them into a single image, no post work needed. It's ideal for shooting plants, insects or small objects.
"Its blazing dual quad-core processors allow for 60 fps burst shooting (18 fps w/continuous autofocus) and ridiculously fast image playback. Combine that with one of the most advanced autofocus systems we've seen and 5-axis in-body image stabilization – along with what made the original so impressive – and the Mark II is a force to be reckoned with." - DPReview.com
“Its sequential shooting performance exceeds that of single-lens reflex cameras, with the maximum fps at 18 in continuous AF/AE tracking and even 60 fps in single AF/AE on the silent sequential shooting mode.”
4k Video Capture (30/25/24 fps)
PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter Mode
In-camera Focus Stacking
Dual SD Card Slots
Sensor / Dust Reduction
4/3" Live MOS Sensor
Aspect Ratio & Area
4:3 / 17.4 x 13.0mm
Super Sonic Wave Filter
AF System Type
High-speed imager AF: Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF (active AF automatically selected by camera; when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached, imager phase detection AF is always selected)
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) / Preset MF*1
*1 Distance setting values are rough estimates and not compatible lens except the AF lens.
Full Time AF
Available (Fn button can be assigned to On/Off; can save 3 settings)
*Distance setting values are rough estimates.
C-AF lock (5 steps) , AF scanner (3 types)
3x , 5x , 7x , 10x , 14x
*Autofocusing is possible in the magnified frame; can be assigned to button to turn magnify frame AF on and to activate magnification; touch icon on monitor to turn off; enables selection of AF point from over 800.
Face Detection AF / Eye Detection
Eye Detection AF mode : off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority
Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode
121-point cross-type phase detection AF and 121-point contrast AF / All target, group target (9-area or 5-area), single target
AF Targeting Pad
Available (activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
Manual Focus Assist* Customize Function
Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Color selection: white, black, red, yellow
Intensity selection: high, normal, low
Back light effect: on, off
Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilization for movie and still photos
*yaw/pitch/roll/vertical shift/horizontal shift
4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), OFF
5-Axis Sync IS
*When using M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with image stabilization
Live View Image Stabilization
Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
Focal Length Setting
11 settings: 10 programmable settings (10 lenses), 1 open setting
IS For Live View Image
Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
*Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO (focal length = 40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm))
Mechanical Shutter: 1/8000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable)
Electronic Shutter (Silent Mode): 1/32000 - 60 sec
Bulb / Time: default setting 8 min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed
[Sequential shooting H] approx. 15 fps with selectable 10-15 fps
[Sequential shooting L] approx. 10 fps with selectable 1-10 fps
[Anti-shock sequential shooting L] approx. 8.5 fps with selectable 1-8 fps
[Silent sequential shooting H] approx. 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L] approx. 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps
[Pro Capture H] approx. 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps*
[Pro Capture L] approx. 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps*
*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
*Maximum sequential shooting speed may be affected by several factors including lens used, brightness, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting.
*When in Pro Capture mode, slower shutter speeds and flash can not be used。
*When ISO is 8000 or above, 30 fps becomes the maximum sequential shooting speed, and the actual shooting speed may become slower than the set shooting speed by a few frames per second. When using ISO Bracketing, performance will be affected at ISO 2000 or above.
*Focus and exposure are fixed at the values of the first shot when using sequential shooting H.
*Maximum sequential shooting speed is 8.5 fps for anti-shock sequential shooting L, even when set to 9 or 10 fps.
*Zuiko Four Thirds and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses are only compatible with Pro Capture H mode.
Max Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting
[Sequential shooting H 15fps] RAW: Max. 84 frames, JPEG (LN): Max. 117 frames
[Sequential shooting L 10fps] RAW: Max. 148 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full
[Silent sequential shooting H 60fps] RAW: Max. 48 frames, JPEG (LN): Max. 48 frames
[Silent sequential shooting L 18fps] RAW: Max. 77 frames, JPEG (LN): Max. 105 frames
*When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO and the Toshiba SDXU-B032G memory card with standard card setting in slot 1.
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10
Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, AF touch pad, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Wi-Fi connection, movie controls, movie effects, movie teleconverter , selfie controls (shutter release, e-Portrait, custom self timer)
With (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)
Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor)
±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color Tone Select
Vivid / Natural
Approx. 100% field of view,
exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,
gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces),
grid line, magnification display (x3/x5/x7/x10/x14),
Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)
Field of View
Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)
Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery %, Custom Set, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter
Display of Face Detection
Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.
Exposure Control / Flash
Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering*, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
*Also available AF target spot metering
EV -2 - 20 (using 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure Mode / Shooting Mode
i Auto (Live Guide can be used) , P: program AE (program shift can be performed),
A: aperture priority AE
S: Shutter priority AE
M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available)
Underwater wide/Underwater macro (to be assigned to the Fn1 button)
Scene Select AE
AUTO ISO (default) : LOW (approx.64) ‐ 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400) Manual ISO : LOW (approx.64), 200 - 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 or 1 EV steps)
±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps
Locks with a half-press of the shutter button , AEL/AFL button(can be set to Fn button as well)
Noise Filter at High ISO Setting
Off, Low, Standard, High
Noise Reduction at Slow Shutter Speed
Off, On, Auto On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.
Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)
Flash Intensity Control Mode
TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
* Available on the external flash
FL-LM3（dustproof and splashproof flash）
Bounce Capability （up and down：45, 60, 75, 90 degree / left and right 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 degree）
*Powered by the camera
Wireless flash transmission channel settings enable selection of the flash/no flash for groups of multiple flash units. In addition, it allows TTL auto, auto and manual models to be set; offers a bounce and swivel head; and flash coverage is automatically adjusted in several steps to correspond to the image area when zooming.
Wireless Flash Control Method
Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible flashes: included FL-LM3 or separately available FL-600R and FL-900R , STF-8
Wireless Flash Intensity Control Mode
TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)
Memory / Image Recording (File Format)
SD, SDHC*1, SDXC*1, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2
*1 Slot1:UHS-I,II compatible , Slot2:UHS-I compatible.
*2 Not compatible with Endless Memory.
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording Image Size
[RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels - 1024 x 768 pixels
[RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels - 1024 x 768 pixels
Dual Card Slot Settings
Standard, Auto Switch, Dual Independent, Dual Same
*When two cards are inserted, card to be saved on to or to be viewed can be designated.
Folder Creation and Selection
Copy single file, copy multiple files, copy all
*When copied, the new file will be given a different name from that of the original file.
2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White Balance Bracketing
3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B/G-M axis.
3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter Bracketing
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters, Color Creator selectable
3 to 999 shots, focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10 (compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses)
Focus Stacking Mode
8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
* Angle of view becomes slightly smaller
* Compatible with :
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-45mm F4 PRO
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 2x Teleconverter MC-20
HDR (Auto Composite)
HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
※ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.
※Exposure compensation can be performed.
Bracketing for HDR post-process
3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0 EV steps, or 7 frames in 2.0 EV steps.
*This sequential shooting H AE bracketing is specifically for shooting images that will be HDR-processed on a PC.
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Color Creator, Art Filters
Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using i-Enhance, Underwater, Art Filters, Color Creator]
Filter Effect (B&W Filter)
Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
Art Filter (Variation / Art Effect)
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d)
Light Tone ( - / d)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f.) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)
Bleach Bypass (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i)
a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Picture Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Color Ring (for partial color)
18 color selectable
Live Bulb / Live Time
Update Interval Time - 0.5 sec – 60 sec
Update Interval Time / composite method – 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
"Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically"
Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function)
2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Available (can be confirmed in Live View)
*Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously.
Video / Audio Recording
Video Recording Format
MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Movie Mode / Frame Rate / Compression Method
4096 × 2160 (C4K) / 24p / IPB (approx. 237 Mbps)
3840 × 2160 (4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N)
60p： 59.94 fps, 50p： 50.00 fps, 30p： 29.97 fps, 25p： 25.00 fps,
24p： 23.98 fps, C4K 24.00 fps
FHD ALL-I (A-I： ALL-Intra / approx. 202 Mbps),
FHD IPB (SF: SuperFine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx.. 30 Mbps,
N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)
HD ALL-I (A-I：ALL-Intra / approx. 102 Mbps),
HD IPB(SF：SuperFine / approx.26Mbps, F:Fine / approx.14Mbps、N：Normal / approx.10Mbps)
HD (1280 x 720) / 30p
*Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
*Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies.
*UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K,C4K,ALL-I shooting.
Maximum Video Recording Time
[MOV] Approx.. 29min
[AVI] Approx. 7min*
*Excluding when particular Art Filters are used
Approx. 3x (enlarges view of selected area)
Art Filter Movie
(Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
M-IS1*(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),
M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
*While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
Video Exposure Control
Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
Grid Lines / Focus Peaking
4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking
Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame
1, 2, 4, 8 sec.
(Further continued shooting possible up to 16 seconds by pressing movie record button again)
Quick Movie / Slow Movie
With (this function is not available for videos with certain frame rates)
Audio Recording Format
Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone / Speaker
Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
*External stereo microphone can be attached
Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
*May affect audio quality.
IC Recorder Linkage
Slate Tone / Synchronized Audio Rec-Movie Rec
QR code setting
Self timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability)
Touch AF & Shutter
P/A/S/M exposure modes (Live Bulb, Live Time, Live Composite)
Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.*
*When in private connection
Via USB cable (camera can be operated by both PC or camera controls)
Single-frame, information display, index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), picture rotation (auto), slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Custom Settings / Reset
Modes C1, C2, and C3 can be accessed by mode dial
Modes C1, C2, and C3 can be accessed via the menu
Dial function and dial direction are customizable for both dials
Buttons can be customized (select from 35 functions)
*Buttons on lenses and HLD-9 power batter holder can also be customized from the camera
*Some buttons may have restrictions to what functions can be assigned
φ2.5Pin Jack (when using separately available RM-CB2).
Micro HDMI （type D)
Hot shoe, sync terminal
MIC Input Jack
φ3.5 stereo mini jack (plug-in power on/off)
φ3.5 stereo mini jack
BLH-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery Status Display
Remaining power (4 steps, %, or by-minute display), shot count, degradation
Power Battery Holder
HLD-9 power battery holder is separately available (holds one BLH-1 battery).
AC-5 AC adapter is separately available (connects to power battery holder HLD-9 to provide power to camera).
Available (1/3/5 min. off)
Number of Recordable Pictures
Approx. 440 shots (using BLH-1 and Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with IS ON, with no flashes attached, based on CIPA test standards) *When used with an authentic Olympus BLH-1 battery.
Approx. 950 shots (using quick sleep mode, under Olympus testing conditions based on CIPA test standards) *When used with an authentic Olympus BLH-1 battery.
Battery Life for Movie Shooting
Approx. 90 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing) *When used with an authentic Olympus BLH-1 battery.
Approx. 150 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used) *When used with an authentic Olympus BLH-1 battery.
*When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes
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I purchased the EM1ii about 6 months ago. I was a bit reluctant because I really like the smaller size of the EM5ii. Well, the EM1ii feels just as comfortable in hand and all my concerns disappeared once I started using it. If there is any weight difference I don't notice it. I love the fact that it has 2 SD cards slots, one of which is is UHSII compliant, giving me plenty fast storage. Once I started using the Pro Capture mode I fell in love with it. It's not a gimmick! and has become my default setting on this camera. Sequential shooting is blazingly fast giving me plenty of pictures to choose from to get my best wildlife shot.
I have had my EM1 Mark ii and three pro zooms for about a month. It is a truly amazing camera in so many ways. It has so many ways to set up the camera functions that is is daunting at first but once you understand it gives you more control than any camera I have ever used. I have used Leica, Hasselblad, Nikon, Mamiya, Pentax and most recently Canon. This Olympus camera is the equal of any of those brands. It is well designed and the operation is flawless. This includes all the cameras systems; exposure, AF, IS, and various in-camera goodies like focus stacking and HDR. I love the size. It's like a breath of fresh air compared to the size and weight of my Canon gear. I have not found situation where the smaller sensor causes any problems. I am delighted.
Amazing High-Resolution Camera in a small package. It is incredible how many things you can program on Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II. This camera allows you to tailor it perfectly to your needs, style, and comfort. It makes High Resolution fully detailed pictures, which they can rival Full Frame Cameras. It is small, light, and portable. I upgraded from an Olympus Om-D EM-5 Mark II to this wonderful, 20MP Olympus Om-D EM-1 Mark II. Right away I knew how much different both cameras were. Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II is a fully professional tool, which allows you to take great pictures in high resolution and great 4K videos. This camera does not leave my side. It is always ready for me to take pictures. Some functions and programing require you to be patient and you need time to learn. But the payback for it is huge. I used Canon cameras for thirty years, and then I both my first Olympus, OM-D EM-10 Mark II. I can tell you from my experience, Olympus is the best maker if it comes to digital cameras with incredible ability to adjust it for you. Canon camera's functions are totally limited comparing to any Olympus cameras, especially OM-D EM-1 Mark II. I think this camera is one of the best digital cameras on the market right now. I would say, if you can't afford an Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II, start saving all your money. It is that good.
Nerve damage 10 years ago forced me to dump my old Canon gear, and my salesperson talked me into an Olympus OM-D EM-10 (first gen). I was solidly impressed. When the EM-1 Mark II went on sale recently I grabbed one. Let's just say, shooting with it reminds me of my old Canon 1D Mark II, and that is quite a testament. This camera is fast, responsive, and very capable. Everything you want in a great camera.
I have been an Olympus user for years (E1, E3, E5, EM1). I am a professional photographer now using the Mark II. I love the camera. The image quality is amazing and the Olympus colors are superb. With the grip, the ergonomics make it very comfortable and easy to hold for long periods of time. I find that by carrying two Mark IIs (one with the 12-40mm, and one with the 40 -150mm) and can get through most portrait sessions without ever needing to change lens. I love the cameras and the Olympus system!
What a camera! Everyone knows about Olympus camera's ability to customize, EM-1 Mark II puts it into another level. It is a dream machine, with 20MP Sensor, 4k Video, customization, quality, weatherproofing. All come together in this camera. It was not easy for me to afford it, I'm glad I did.
May 4, 2020 by Joe
I bought this camera a couple of months after it released. The biggest reason had to do with IBIS. I was shooting mostly video and needed to use less gear due to a back injury that was really being agitated by larger gimbles and such equipment that was needed to get a professional result. I was worried about switching from full frame to such a smaller sensor and how it would affect my results. I kept hearing how great the features were, but I kept thinking that it must be at the sacrifice of overall image quality. There are a few things that this camera lacks, like a joystick, but I still think it is not only the best camera every made relative to the time it was released, it is possibly the best value on the market today. The only other real complaint I have is the fact that the size of the camera doesn't balance well with many of the pro lenses and you kind of need the battery grip, but with it, it is a very comfortable camera to hold all day.
<br />Next I want to cover some fo the complaints that I have heard from professional reviewers. First, I don't mind the menus. In fact, for me, this is the most intuitive camera I have every picked up. Some people hate it, but I like that the menu system has as many options as it does, but you can still access all your main settings in the quick menu. Having a lever that doubles your button layout is amazing. If I ever have to pick up another body, I quickly miss this camera. The image quality is among the best of any camera system on the market. It does have a unique look and perspective with M43, but it is one that I have come to favor. The Olympus Pro Glass is some of the best I have ever used, even coming from medium format, especially when using pixel shift.
<br />The thing that really sets this camera apart is the use and speed. Sure, you can do HDR photography, or even stacked images and focus bracketing in other cameras, but this camera edits in body and spits out a product. I don't think a more user friendly camera does exist. The Olympus colors have quickly become my favorite. The images really feel textured. While I will readily admit that ISO noise is obviously going to be higher than larger sensors, I should also point out that the look of the noise is actually attractive in that it mimics film grain. The video files are amazing. The autofocus, while not the best on the market, is competent for things like sports and wildlife. But it is the little things like not overheating. I vividly remember taking it as a backup to an outdoor event that was 130 with 100% humidity. It ran all day at 4K and was the only piece of equipment that didn't overheat despite it being the cheapest.
<br />The features on the camera are somewhat being caught up to by other brands since. I have been looking forward to the replacement camera that recently came out, not to mention the E-M1X, but other than a higher frame rate at 1080 and some internal filter, possibly some improved autofocus, and handheld pixelshift, I don't really see the need to upgrade. Maybe I just remember how far ahead this camera was of everyone else when it came out and want that again, so the fact that it is the same price as the E-M5iii right now, I can't recommend getting this camera enough.