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Olympus - OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black

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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.

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    What's Included


    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
    • Olympus FL-LM3 Flash
    • Olympus BLH-1 Battery
    • Battery charger
    • Shoulder strap
    • USB cable
    • Cable clip

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

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    Features


    20.4-megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements

    The high pixel count lets you maintain high resolution even after cropping, trimming and printing large-sized images.

    ISO auto, ISO 64 - 25600

    Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions, even capturing great shots just before dawn and at dusk, when available light is often beautiful but scarce.

    Never miss a shot with ultrafast 60 fps (frames per second)

    Shoots up to 60 fps, giving you the capability to capture fast-action shots with breathtaking clarity.

    121-point autofocus quickly tracks and locks onto your subject

    Face-priority AF and Eye detection AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results.

    Capture spectacular movies in 4K HD

    Easily connect your camera to an HDTV for movie playback using the HDMI type-D output. HDMI cable required, sold separately.

    Built-in Wi-Fi to instantly share your pictures

    Upload, e-mail or text photos from your camera through your smartphone or tablet.* Your smart device can also act as a second monitor as well as remote control. Smart device not included.

    3" LCD monitor

    With 1,037K pixels for clear images.

    TruePic VIII image-processing engine delivers speed and performance

    The processing power you need to make gorgeous, engaging images, in a variety of formats.

    Preview the shot before taking it with the LCD viewfinder

    Provides 100% field coverage.

    TTL (Through the Lens) autofocus

    Ensures image sharpness by illuminating people's faces in relation to their surrounding brightness, using either the hot-shoe clip-on flash flash or an external hot-shoe flash (not included).

    White balance controls deliver accurate, natural tones, regardless of lighting conditions

    Settings include custom, automatic, presets (incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunlight, flash, shade, underwater, 2000K - 14000K) and bracketing.

    Full-time phase detection achieves fast, accurate autofocus

    Achieves the correct focus in every mode.

    Hot-shoe clip-on flash for proper illumination

    Features fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction and slow sync.

    Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

    Accepts SD, SDXC, SDHC, SDHC UHS-I, SDXC UHS-I, SDHC UHS-II and SDXC UHS-II cards. Memory cards not included.

    *Requires high-speed Internet service.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Perfomer

      Posted
      Nerves

      I purchased this camera in December 2017 for the holidays. I am a long time Canon user, owning several bodies and a significant collection of "L" lenses. Suffice to say that my 1D (x)'s have taken me everywhere. Over that last years (several), I found myself just using the camera phone and not my Pro-Gear; to the point that it just sat there. The weight, size, and other factors let me just to walk away. Fast forward 2 years ago, and a long vacation trip. I purchased the Sony (A6300) with some good lenses. Mirrorless, experience in my past was horrid but, the Sony performed well. That camera system was lighter and much smaller than my canon but, never felt a "connection" with the system. My best description of someone it felt like a software company made a camera and not the other way around. The Olympus E-M1 Mark II has been that camera (It doesn't solve everything) that I take most often and everywhere. It's been to a severe and long-lasting downpour in the Appalachian trail, with no protection for over 2 hours. It's been dropped on a tile in a bowling alley, it's been in freezing weather with Snow..still going without a single issue. The Single focus is blinding fast (faster than the Sony). There's virtually no shutter lag, the creative modes (live time and live composition) changed the way I see and capture moments. Not carrying a tripod because of this mind-blowing IBIS is makes me take the camera everywhere. It's NOT a "Night Ninja"; meaning FF (Full Frames) still have an edge on paper but, for street photography at night...it's incredible (if you like the film look like I do and hate the surgical look). Nobody notices you, so no one is possing or angry. For travel, the main reason I bought it...imagine carrying 5-7 lenses, camera, spare batteries, chargers, memory cards/readers, backup drive, and more on a trip...and it's less that 8LBs!!!!!! The C4K video is impressive and Capable of 237Mbits (higher resolution than the sony's), and with the IBIS it looks like you have a gimbal while walking. No to the downside...video Continuous Autofocusing at night while tracking is not as good as the Canon or the sony...the Eye tracking is not as good as the new A7III sony. Battery life is about 488 (low- lots of 4k videos)-780 (avg with some footage) and 900-1100 (with no video). The primes lenses (45-75mm) none pro are genuinely amazingly sharp. The 75mm is as good at my Canon 70-200 L v2 if not better (the Bokeh)...the 12-40 F2.8 Pro is the leading workhorse...and stay's on the camera 90% of the time. I know own 14 Lenses (Olympus, Panasonic, and Laowa)...and the M4/3 (Micro Four Thirds) platform works amazingly!!! In Europe, you'll find places that you will NOT be allowed in with a typical DSLR of the Mirrorless FF (the lenses are about the same size on FF mirrorless as traditional DSLR's). In Certain Park tours in Africa the FF with command a higher "Tax" or entrance fee. I can take and hand hold an 800mm (Panasonic Leica) zoom all day. Try walking around with an FF, 70-200 F2.8, and a 24-70 F2.8 and a wide angle (all fast glass)...tell me how you feel at the end of the day. I typically only have 1 lenses for street photography...and maybe 2 for "Urban/city" travel (add a super wide angle)...so its not just about giving up light dominance (for pixel peepers), it's not about walking away from 14Bit color, it's not about having less dynamic range. It's a compromise and acknowledgment that my 20MP is enough for my medium and needs. I post mostly online...My audience is online, so I'm deliberate on the use case and in that the Olympus ROCKS! For Sample please go to Instagram #mirrorlessphoto

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So far, the hype seems justified - impressed

      Posted
      jrsweb
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was initially concerned about the price but had read so much about it. I had used Olympus digital cameras many years back before moving to Sony, Nikon and Panasonic. I always had good experience with them. I have used combinations of 4/3 Oly Zuiko and Panasonic Leica lenses so far with no issues. I really like that I can use both since I eventually plan to get the Pany GH5 for video. Getting really great results and I am still learning. Once I get up to speed, I can't wait to see results with some of the PRO series zoom lenses. I wanted to check results on lower end lenses before investing any more into the system. The lower end lenses are keepers too. I had resisted buying it because I did not see it anywhere. Then my local best buy store brings it in and I was sold after 1 hr with it. Subjects I like to shoot: nature, sports, airshows and the usual candid family photos. I also do some limited 4K photo/video for family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great semi/pro level camera

      Posted
      Redwing
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      A definite improvement over the E-M1 mk i if you need the extra speed, the 4K video, incredible improvement in the image stabilization (which was excellent in the original model), and other newer features.... there are far too many improvements to summarize here. Not such an big improvement if you are strictly looking for higher ISO performance over the mk i version. If this is your main consideration in upgrading from mk i to mk ii, you might not get the jump in low light /high ISO performance you are hoping for. The increase from 16 to 20 MP helps outright resolution, but it's not a quantum leap in improvement. AF performance for moving objects is definitely better. I was tempted to get the Nikon D500 but decided the overall size of that system was too large for my needs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Terrific Upgrade

      Posted
      bscooper547
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is a fabulous upgrade from the OMD EM1. It has a fully articulating viewfinder, two SD card slots, excellent build construction and video capabilities. At $1999 for the body, this is not cheap. My wife and I travel a lot and I just got back from Mexico. This camera along with a few lenses is much lighter than a DSLR. There is an iPhone app that will geotag photos. The Panasonic GH5 will be released soon and is priced the same. The trade off is the GH5 has better video and is heavier. I have used DSLRs for years, but they are significantly heavier and do not have the video capabilities of the interchangeable lens cameras.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A camera I can grow into.

      Posted
      Dolphotographer
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Within a day after getting the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera body, I was up and shooting. Not that I'm a master of this camera by any means. There's so much to learn about how this baby operates. But each time I take it out to shoot, I learn a little more about its features and what it's capable of. I'm completely satisfied with my purchase and look forward to getting to know this camera for years to come. Thanks, Olympus, and thanks, Best Buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera

      Posted
      beegee
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I had an Olympus OM-1 film camera back in the 1970s, so I was attracted to the OM-D system partly out of nostalgia. :-) I like the design, compact size, and quality of construction. I have several lenses - two of the Pro series zooms (12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8), a 60mm f2.8 macro, and a 17mm f1.8. The E-M1 has lots of features, and I'm still learning them all, but so far it's been a great camera.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent, compact, lightweight, and great

      Posted
      BigBird
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      Doing my transition from a SLR to mirrorless... Great camera, compact, lightweight. Optics are extremely sharp (60mm macro) … Trying to absorb and learn its menus, which are quite different from my previous camera. Will require a lighter tripod (from the one I currently use) and some $$ to get two more lenses. Very enthusiastic with this purchases!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Olympus camera works previous FT lens

      Posted
      Sand
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Work with FT lens and that is my reason to buy Shooting speed fast. Like the electronic shutter. High resolution mode is good A lot of other features similar to competitions Still feel heavy with external flash and FT lens. Battery life shorter than E5

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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