Olympus E-M10 Mark II Packs Features with Budget Price


Olympus OM-D line of professional grade Micro Four Thirds system camera offers three levels of model line-up each at different price point with varying degree of features and performance.  The great news for consumers is that the entry model, OM-D EM-10, is inheriting some of the high end features from the bigger siblings rather quickly.


One of the most renowned and powerful technology found in OM-D series is its 5-axis image stabilization, a feature that smooth out handshake, allowing the photographers to capture super crisp images when combined with its ultra fast auto focus system.

First introduced with OM-D EM-5 model, it is now carried over to the new OM-D EM-10 MkII.  The built-in EVF using OLED now boast 2.36 million dots, almost double of that found in its first generation.

The original EM-10 will still be sold until the supply last.  You can actually get one at a super deal today. Check out the price at Amazon

The new EM-10 Mark II will be available in September with estimated price of $799.99 with a 14-42mm EZ kit lens or $649.99 for body only.




Full Specification

Product Type
Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory
SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible* ) *Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Sensor size
17.3mm (H) x 13.0mm (V)
Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
IMAGE SENSOR
Product type
4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / aspect ratio
Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction
Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)
RECORDING(STILL)
Recording format
DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
File format
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
Recording image size
RAW: 4608 x 3456 pixels
JPEG: 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM
Type
Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilization for movie and still photos
*compensates for yaw/pitch/roll/vertical shift/horizontal shift
Modes
S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3, OFF
Live View image stabilization
Activation by half-press or enlarging view
Focal length setting
Adjustable
Lens IS priority
Selectable
Stabilization performance
4.0 EV steps*
*Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-6.3 EZ (focal length =42mm (35mm equivalent with 84mm))
Available manual focal length setting
Input focal length: 8, 9, 10, 12, 15,16, 17.5,18, 24, 25, 28, 30, 35, 40, 42.5, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
VIEWFINDER
Finder type
Eye-level OLED viewfinder, approx. 2.36M-dot
Field of view / Viewfinder magnification
Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.08x*1 - 1.23x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) *1: at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3) *2: at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)
Eye point / Diopter adjustment range
Approx. 19.2mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Preview
Live View preview with depth of field preview lock
Display Grid
Off, normal grid, golden grid, scale, diagonal, movie grid
Level Gauge
2-axis (horizontal/vertical) level gauge
Finder Style
3 styles
Brightness / color temperature control
Adaptive brightness technology, ±2 level manual control /±3 level manual control
S-OVF (Simulated OVF)
Expands the Live View dynamic range.
*Available in the EVF when in P, A, S and M modes. Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.
Eyecup
Interchangeable with separately available EP-16 eyecup
LIVE VIEW
Live View
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)
Preview
Preview with depth of field preview lock
MONITOR
Monitor type
3.0-inch tilting monitor*
*Approx.1040k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Touch control
Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection,
Tilting capability
Upward tilting angle: up to 85 degrees
Downward tilting angle: up to 45 degrees
Brightness / color temperature control
±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color Tone Selection
Vivid / Natural
FOCUSING
AF system
High-speed imager AF
Focus mode
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
Full-time AF
Yes
Magnified frame AF
Selectable from over 800 AF points
Selectable magnification: x3, x5, x7, x10(Default), x14
Super Spot AF*
*Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF
With 
Eye Detection AF mode: off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority
Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode
81-area multiple AF
All target, group target area (9-area), single target(normal), single target(small)
AF targeting pad
With *Activate/deactivate with double tap on rear monitor
AF illuminator
With
Manual focus assist
Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Peaking function
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
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering system
(TTL Image sensor metering)
Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), centre-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
Metering range
EV -2 - 20 (using 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode
i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE,
S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter,
Underwater wide / macro* , My Set 1-4
*Selectable from menu as a function on Fn button
*My set can be set to mode dial function
Scene select AE
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight*1, Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv.,Panning, 3D*2, *1 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite *2 For 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only
ISO sensitivity
AUTO ISO: LOW(approx. 100) ‐25600 (customizable, Defalut:LOW-1600) Manual ISO: LOW(approx.100), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure compensation
Still photo ±5 EV, movie ±3 EV, with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
*HDR shooting, monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV.
AE lock
Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)
SHUTTER
Shutter type
Focal-plane shutter / 1/4000 - 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1) Bulb/Time: selectable exposure time (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.), with 8-min. default setting
FLASH
Flash intensity control method
TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
*Available on the external flash
Built-in flash
TTL Flash, GN=5.8 (ISO100・m) / GN= 8.2 (ISO200・m)
Bundled standard flash
-
Flash mode
Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64
synchronization speed
1/250 sec.
FL-LM3: 1/250 sec, FL-50R: 1/180sec., Others:1/200sec., Super FP:1/125-1/4000sec., RC mode:1/160sec.
Flash intensity control
Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible external flash
FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-LM3
WIRELESS FLASH CONTROL
Compatible external flash
FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R, FL-LM3
Control method
Triggered and controlled by thebuilt-in flash
(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
External Flash intensity type
TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel
4 channels
Groups
4 groups: 3 external flash + 1 commander flash*
*Built-in flash, FL-600R, FL-LM3
DRIVE
Sequential shooting maximum speed
"[Sequential shooting H mode] approx 8.5 fps
*IS OFF
*Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
[Sequential shooting L mode] approx 4.0 fps
*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14‐42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ
Max. recordable pictures
on sequential shooting *
[RAW] Max. ∞ frames (in 4.0 seq. shooting L) Max. 22 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Max. ∞ frames (in 4.0 seq. shooting L) Max. 36 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
*When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 Pro
*With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-II R260・W240 EXCERIA™ PRO 
Self-timer
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON/OFF)
BRACKETING
Exposure bracketing
2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.
ISO bracketing
3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing
3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Flash bracketing
3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter bracketing
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
Focus bracketing
3 to 999 shots, focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10 (compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses)
HDR FUNCTION
HDR(Auto composite)
HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
※ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 1 sec.
※Exposure compensation can be performed.
Bracketing for HDR postprocess
3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
*This function does not execute HDR processing in PC.
*HDR function can be assigned to the Fn-button.
ART FILTER
Mode (Variation / Effect)
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)
Pale & Light color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f.)
Light Tone ( - / d.f.)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( I,II / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f.)
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)
Art Effect
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. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
color Ring (for partial color)
18 color selectable
PHOTO STORY
Type (Variation / Flame / Number of divided parts)
Standard (Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D
Speed ( - / - / A, E, F)
Zoom in / out (Ⅰ,Ⅱ/ a, c / A, G)
Layout (Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ, Ⅳ / -/ -)
Fun Frame (Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ /-/-)
Frame Effect
a. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
Aspect &Window Pattern
A. 4:3, 2 frames
B. 4:3, 3 frames
C. 1:1. 2 frames
D. 1:1, 3 frames
E. 1:1, 4 frames
F. 16:9. 5 frames
G.16:9, 2 frames
Hold function
With
MOVIE
Recording format
MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Mode / frame rate / compression method
〔MOV〕
1920x1080(FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB(SF,F,N)
1920x1080(FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB(SF, F, N)
1280x720(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
*FHD ALL-I (A-I: approx. 77Mbps)
*FHD IPB(SF: approx. 52Mbps、F: approx. 30Mbps、N: approx. 18Mbps)
〔AVI〕
1280 x 720(HD) / 30p
640 x 480(SD) / 30p
*Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effect are used
*Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies
*UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for ALL-I shooting.
Maximum recording time
[MOV]
Approx. 29min
[AVI]
HD: Approx. 7min* / SD: Approx. 14min*
*Excluding when particular Art Filters are used
Art Filter Movie
With Frame rate: 30 fps or lower.
Movie Effect
One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
One-push Movie Digital Teleconveter
×4 (can be activated only in Movie Mode with Movie Effect on)
Time Lapse
AVI Motion JPEG
3840 × 2160 (4K/5fps)
1920 × 1080 (FHD)/5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps
1280 × 720 (HD)/5 fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps
Photo in Movie
With (mode1* / mode2) *mode1 is available when recording framerate is less than 30p.
Clips
1, 2, 4, 8 sec
(Further continued shooting possible by pressing movie record button again)
Quick Movie / Slow Movie
With/With
High Speed Movie
Available at 120 fps, 640 X 480
Image stabilization for Movie
M-IS1(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),
M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
*Field of view is affected at M-IS1. Lens-IS priority is available.
Grid Line / Focus Peaking
4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking
Time code
Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame
Live View Output via HDMI
With (GUI* is shown on connected device only, and peaking function is not available when connected by HDMI.) *GUI can be hidden on the connected device by pressing down on INFO button for recording an external drive under the following condition. Movie quality: YCbCr 4:2:2 / Frame rate: same as movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.) / Sound recording: not available
Exposure Control
Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
AE Lock
With
AUDIO RECORDING
Recording format
Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone / Speaker
Built-in stereo microphone / Built-in mono speaker
Microphone function
Wind noise reduction*, Recording volume, Microphone volume limiter
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
*May affect audio quality.
WHITE BALANCE
White balance mode
Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation
±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
color matrix
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Mode
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, color creater, Art Filters
Gradation
Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]
KEYSTONE COMPENSATION
Keystone Compensation
Yes (can be confirmed on Live View)
ANTI-SHOCK MODE
Shutter Type / Shutter Speed
Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320* - 60 sec *For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.
Shutter start delay
0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30 sec
SILENT MODE
Shutter Type / Shutter Speed
Electronic shutter / 1/16000 - 60 sec
Shutter start delay
0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 sec
LIVE BULB, LIVE TIME
Update interval time
0.5 sec - 60 sec
LIVE COMPOSITE
Update interval time / composite method
0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritisation)
INTERVAL MODE
Interval Mode
Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, maximum 999 frames.
Automatic Time-lapse movie processing aviailable.
MULTI EXPOSURE
Number of picture / Function
2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
MULTI ASPECT
Aspect Ratio
4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
LEVEL GAUGE
Detection
2-axis
ONE PUSH TELECONVERTER
Magnification
x2
WI-FI
GPS info. Function
Via smartphone GPS data
Wireless Shooting
Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off
iAuto / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite) and drive mode can be selected.*
Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.*
*When in private connection
Easy Connection
QR code setting
TETHERED SHOOTING
Tethered shooting
Incompatible
PLAYBACK MODE
Playback mode
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
Information display
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
MENU
Languages
34 languages selectable:
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
IMAGE EDITING
Editing function
RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording
RAW data edit
RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, color Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT). 2 programmable settings, preview capability.
PRINT
Print function
Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
INPUT, OUTPUT
USB/AV/Remote control connector
Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]
HDMI connector
Micro HDMI (type-D)
Flash attachment
Hot shoe
Wireless LAN
Built-in (IEEE 8.02.1b/g/n)
PC interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interface
HDMI out(HD / stereo), video out(SD / mono)
POWER
Battery
BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode
Available (1/3/5 min. off)
Number of recordable pictures
Approx. 320 shots using BLS-50 and TOSHIBA SD with IS ON, based on CIPA testing standards
Approx. 750 shots when shot in Quick Sleep Mode, based on CIPA testing standards
Battery Life
Approx. 80 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 150 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
*When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT
Dimensions
119.5mm (W) x 83.1mm (H) x 46.7mm (D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
RAW data edit
RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Color Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).
2 programmable settings, preview capability.
Weight
Approx. 390g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLS-50 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 342g [body only]
Olympus E-M10 Mark II Packs Features with Budget Price Reviewed by Brandon on 8/25/2015 Rating: 5

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