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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera - Silver/Black (16.1 MP, M.Zuiko 12 - 50 mm Lens)
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- World's most powerful 5-axis image stabilisation system for stills and video
- Highly portable, lightweight, compact and premium design with dust-, splash- and freezeproof housing for shooting outdoors in rough conditions
- OM-D Movie Mode for 1080 Full HD 60p video with flexible frame rates, incl. classic 24p, for atmospheric, cinema-like movie recording
- 3" vari-angle touchscreen and large bright electronic viewfinder
- Spectacular 40 Megapixel composite still shot capability for capturing amazing details
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Colour: Silver/Black | Style: 12-50 Lens Kit
Olympus OM-D E-M5 16.1 MP M.Zuiko 12 - 50 mm Lens Mark II Camera - Silver/Black.
OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 body (silver)
OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12‑50mm 1:3.5‑6.3 EZ lens (black)
BLN-1 Li-ion rechargeable battery
BCN-1 Li-ion battery charger
Olympus Viewer 3 software(CD-ROM)
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E-M5 Mark II
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Featuring the world’s most powerful 5-axis image stabilisation (IS) system*, the E-M5 Mark II is a revolution in clear photo-taking or film-making. Leave the bulky tripod or external camera stabiliser at home. This newest OM-D camera is packed with all the features you need to capture amazingly sharp images in low light and smooth handheld movies while moving. (*According to CIPA Standard: +5EV Steps. As of December 2014.)
Sharp images in low light
OLYMPUS 5-axis image stabilisation (IS) has the power to accurately prevent blurring – for low-light shooting, like indoors or at night without a tripod. It effectively compensates for every kind of camera shake – covering vertical angle rotation, horizontal angle rotation, vertical shift, horizontal shift and rolling camera movement – to deliver amazing images.
Smooth movies on the go
This powerful 5-axis IS system also allows for handheld freestyle filming without the need for an additional external camera stabiliser. So you can closely follow the action, get right up to the subject and film from fascinating angles – while walking – and record clear, sharp movies at the same time.
- Full-proof portability
- OM-D Movie filming
- Clear-view EVF
- Vari-angle LCD
- 40M High Res Shot
- Easy Wi-Fi capability
- Various lens options
The E-M5 Mark II not only weighs just 417g, it also boasts a robust splash/dust/freeze-proof construction. So you are free to capture creative photos or movies whenever you like. Its compact size lets you be discreet, which is essential for capturing authentic scenes.
OM-D Movie filming
Free yourself from the cumbersome external camera stabiliser normally needed for recording smooth movies while following the action. The E-M5 Mark II features the world’s most powerful 5-axis image stabilisation (IS)*, which is all you need for hand-held filming in action – and thrilling results. (*According to CIPA Standard: +5EV Steps. As of December 2014.)
Clear-view EVF and vari-angle LCD
Get a crystal-clear view of the action. Rotate the 360°-tilting LCD in any direction to capture unusual perspectives. Or use the EVF: it lets you instantly see the results of your creative settings before you ever shoot. Not only is its brightness also automatically adjusted for easy-on-the-eye shooting – the camera’s built-in eye sensor automatically knows when you switch from using the LCD to the EVF.
40M High Res Shot images
When it comes to capturing fine details, a higher resolution generates super-high-quality images. That’s why the E-M5 Mark II comes with new 40M High Res Shot, which lets you boost your resolution to an outstanding 40 megapixels – or even 63.7 mexapixels in the RAW format. It captures eight shots sequentially and then combines them into one, making it ideal for photographing works of art, architecture or more.
Easy Wi-Fi capability
Take control of your photography – without touching the camera. The E-M5 Mark II’s built-in Wi-Fi lets you adjust aperture, shutter speeds and other settings wirelessly. With OI.Share on your phone, you can also instantly transfer your photos to your smartphone and then share your great shots immediately on your social network sites.
Various lens options
A host of compact lenses to set you free: over 40 to choose from for the E-M5 Mark II, within the OLYMPUS Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens system. This MFT lens system is perfect for your creative photography – from telephoto to wide angle to macro shots. Their high quality leverages the OM-D’s advanced technology to deliver clear photos or movies.
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Reasons to buy (in order of importance to me):
1) The image stabilisation is so good it's almost unreal in its ability to return stabilised images. Absolutely mad-bonkers good. Now, sharp hand-held shots at 1/15th of a second are no big deal, even with a 30mm (60mm SLR equivalent) lens. Sharp longer exposures are even possible, with a combination of care and luck. My slowest hit & miss speed being about 1/6th of a second, where I'm probably sharp around 30%-50% of the time at that speed with a 30mm lens. There's a funky mechanical & digital-cropping combo you can use for video, which allows you to walk and even run while the camera does a remarkable job of sorting out the shaking. Nobody does it better.
2) Weather-proofing. The camera is rated as resistant to dust, wet and cold, so with a weather-proofed lens, there's no need to panic about getting your pride and joy wet.
3) Build quality. It's beautifully made from quality materials and is a real pleasure to use. It's very well made and coming from my somewhat plasticky (though much loved) Panasonic G6, the gulf in build quality between the two is apparent.
4) No anti-alias filter, so pictures are extra sharp when pixel-peeping. This is something I thought was going to be a big deal for me, and it is nice, but it's less of a boon than I thought it might be. That said, it's still a plus for this camera to me.
5) Side-positioned memory card slot. No faffing around when you've got it locked onto a tripod.Read more ›
The E-M5ii has a lot of features that just don't exist in many other cameras. For me, the main highlights are:
1. the 5-axis in-body image stabilization
Pioneered by Olympus in the original E-M5, this works by moving the sensor instead of elements inside the lens. The results are amazing. It is the best stabilization I've seen among DSLRs or mirrorless cameras, allowing you to shoot at incredibly low shutter speeds without a tripod.
2. the hires shooting mode
This mode takes advantage of the fact that the camera can mechanically shift the position of its sensor. It takes several different exposures at slightly different sensor offsets so that it can sample the light in between each pixel. It then combines these exposures to produce a single 40 mp image with an amazing level of detail. Drawbacks with this feature are that you need to use a tripod and the scene can't contain any objects that are likely to move before it has taken all of the shots that will be combined. If an object does move between these individual exposures, it produces an unnatural-looking weave pattern rather than a blur in the final image. Also worth noting is that the camera saves the final image as a jpeg in this mode regardless of whether you normally have it set to shoot in raw.
3. livebulb recording
This allows you to see a long exposure developing on the LCD as it is being recorded so that you can stop it when you think it's exposed properly. A really clever idea.
4. electronic shutter
You can set the camera to use an electronic shutter like what it uses while shooting video instead of a physical one. This allows you to shoot in almost complete silence.Read more ›
I bought the Olympus because of its compact size and the reviews of its prime lenses, all very positive. I currently have the 12-40 F2.8 zoom, 40-150 F2.8 zoom, 12mm F1.8 prime, 20mm F1.7mm Panasonic prime, the 45mm F1.8mm prime and the 75mm F1.8 prime. What a fantastic system.
The zooms are good but I find myself using the primes almost exclusively - there's something about a prime that makes you think about composition that zooms just don't do.
The image quality is excellent - even the jpg's are great with a little of post processing (I'm finding I don't process the raw files as I can get what I need out of jpg). The image quality is obviously not up there with the 5D, but the weight is around a third and I keep the Oly with me at all times - I have to want to use the 5D.
Honestly this is probably the best system I've used - neutral image, aperture priority, auto ISO and focus peaking + magnification for manual focusing. There are more functions on the Oly than the 5D but keep it simple and you really can't go wrong. Oh and the excellent reviews of the prime lenses are well justified.
Overall a fantastic little system. I'd recommend buying the body only and then investing in the prime lenses - this is not a basic zoom camera (buy the TZ70 for that), it's a real creative tool.
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The lens cap is made of a terrible quality glue. It simply fell into pieces within the first two months of using it, I lost one of the springs holding the cap and a new cap costs... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Client Amazon
An excellent piece of equipment. Very robust and solid. Great image quality and extremely versatile. Very pleased with my purchase.Published 3 months ago by Craig
Just love this camera. Great results from a well made, stylish and versatile camera. Moving up from a Canon Bridge camera you might think I'm just easy to please but I thought long... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Skypilot
It's a great little camera with several new features wrt to the E-M5 mkI (which I also have). So far, I've enjoyed using the live time and multiple exposure features, and I've... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Christa
the best camera i ever had , sold all my big nikon and lenses , micro third is the way to go , and top movie making as well ....Published 12 months ago by paviet