The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, as the name suggests, is the second-generation of the excellent E-M5 which introduces the Olympus professional mirrorless lineup. It offers a built-in EVF with Eye-Start Sensor in a weather-proof and freeze-proof body with dual control-dials and plenty of controls to match is professional status.
The E-M5 Mark II has been revised externally and internally compared to its predecessor. The most significant changes include a new 16 megapixels CMOS sensor mounted on a 5-Axis image-stabilization system which offers a 40 megapixels Super-Resolution capture mode. This is possible by capturing 8 exposures with the sensor offset to obtain full color information at each pixel and details in between. This is available within the ISO 100 to 1600 range and for shutter-speeds from 1/8000s – 8s.
This new sensor is paired with a faster processor and hybrid shutter which reaches speeds of 10 FPS and 1/16000s, among the fastest available at full-resolution. Mechanical shutter-speed still reaches a respectable 1/8000s. Also added is full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS.
A very similar body hides a number of interface tweaks and a much higher-resolution 0.5″ EVF, this time with 2.4 megapixels. There is also a 1 megapixels 3″ rotating LCD while remaining quite compact.