Are you looking for an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II deal that will save you money on a new body or lens kit? Olympus’s flagship camera offers superior speed and image quality, but sports and action photographers in particular will love the control one can take over its drive modes and AF system.
Do you want the best deal on the camera we called ‘complex and versatile’ and simply ‘brilliant’ in our Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review? Well read on for a taste of why it’s so great and peruse our latest deals from across the web.
Why buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II?
|Date announced||19th September 2016|
|Price at launch||£1,899/$1,999 (body only), £2,300 with 12-100mm lens|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds type (17x3 x 13mm)|
|Effective pixel count||20.4 million|
|Lens/Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Sensitivity range||ISO 64-25,600|
|Reflex AF system||N/A|
|Live View AF system||Hybrid with 121 cross-type points (800 in magnified view)|
|Max shooting rate||18fps with AF tracking, 60fps with AF locked on first frame with electronic shutter|
|Max video resolution||4K (4096 x 2160) at 24p|
|Storage||2x SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)|
|Viewfinder||Electronic with 2,360,000 dots|
|Screen||Touch-sensitive vari-angle 3-inch LCD with 1,037,000 dots|
|Dimensions||134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm|
|Weight||498g (body only), 574g (including battery and memory card)|
The replacement to the Olympus OM-D E-M1, the E-M1 Mark II brings a higher resolution (20.4Mp) sensor, significantly improved autofocusing, High Res Shot mode, 4K video capability and twin SD card slots along with an enhanced Image Stabiliser (IS) system that works across 5 axis. The screen is also now a fully-articulating unit for added versatility.
It’s capable of capturing a high level of detail, noise is controlled well up to ISO 6400 and in the default settings colours look natural while exposures are good.
The autofocus system is also very fast and versatile. It’s even able to keep fast moving subjects sharp when shooting at 18fps. The IS system really impresses, even delivering sharp hand-held images with 2 second exposures and smooth hand-held video footage. Mirrorless cameras are getting serious, very serious.
According to Olympus, the new Live MOS sensor has been optimised for low power consumption and high speed. It’s paired with a TruePic VIII processing engine which Olympus says operates like dual quad core engines, with one driving the autofocusing while the other handles the image processing.
This sensor and processor combination enables an incredible continuous shooting rate of up to 18fps (frames per second) with continuous autofocusing and metering. If you don’t need continuous autofocusing (C-AF), the rate can be raised to 60fps in Single Autofocus mode.
Achieving this rate requires the camera to be set to Pro Capture mode so that the electronic shutter is used. If the mechanical shutter is used, the maximum shooting rate with C-AF is 15fps.
The E-M1 Mark II also introduced a Pro-Capture mode to help users capture fleeting moments. In Pro-Capture mode there are two settings: Pro Capture High and Pro Capture Low.
When Pro Capture High mode is activated via the drive mode control, the camera shoots images constantly at up to 60fps while the shutter release is depressed half-way. Then when the shutter button is depressed all the way down the camera beings writing to the card.
In addition to the developing action, the camera can write the 14 images buffered before the shutter release was fully pressed – thus helping to avoid missing the crucial moment.
There is plenty more to say about this phenomenal camera, so dive into our review and be sure to scan the deals below.
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