Olympus - OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black

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With a 16.1-megapixel 4/3 Live MOS sensor and 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, this Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II mirrorless camera makes it easy to capture sharp photos and high-definition videos. Built-in Wi-Fi helps simplify sharing across wireless devices.

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What's Included


  • OMD E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)
  • Lithium-ion battery (BLN-1)
  • Battery charger (BCN-1)
  • USB cable
  • Flash (FL-LM3), shoulder strap
  • Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM
  • Owner's manual

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

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Features


16.1-megapixel 4/3 Live MOS sensor

With TruePic VII captures high-resolution images up to 4608 x 3456 pixels. A Supersonic Wave Filter helps reduce dust on the image sensor.

Micro Four Thirds mount

Accepts a variety of compatible lenses (not included).

3" vari-angle LCD touch screen

Makes it easy to review stored files.

OMD movie

Allows you to capture cinema-quality video footage with a high bit rate and high-definition frame rate. The camera also lets you edit short video clips with ease.

Shooting speeds up to 10 fps (frames per second)

Enable you to capture multiple shots in rapid succession.

ISO 100-25,600

For shooting in most lighting conditions.

High-speed imager autofocus

With S-AF (single AF), C-AF (continuous AF), MF (manual), S-AF + MF and C-AF + TR (AF tracking) modes helps you bring scenes into clear view. Face and eye detection help you focus on your subjects.

324-area multipattern digital ESP metering system

Features center-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control and spot metering with shadow control for versatility.

Electronic viewfinder

With 2.36 million dots makes it easy to set up your shots.

External flash (FL-LM3) included

With TTL auto, auto, manual and super FP (FP-TTL Auto, FP Manual) modes, so you can add light to scenes when necessary.

5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization

With yaw, pitch, roll and horizontal and vertical shift helps reduce the effects of camera shake and vibration to minimize blurring.

Dust- and splash-proof body

Creates a durable design.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Enables easy wireless shooting and image sharing.

Card slot

Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC formats. Compatible with UHS-I, II and Eye-Fi cards.


What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well made, many features, but takes time to learn

    Posted
    radio127
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I did some extensive reading on DP Review and other sites, comparing many cameras. I settled quickly on the micro-four-thirds format mostly because of the small size and the huge variety of lenses that are available. I Narrowed it down to the Olympus OMD-EM5-II, the Panasonic G7, and the new Panasonic GX8. I then decided on the G7, based on features vs price; the price with a kit lens was quite a bit lower than either of the others... As bad luck would have it, I had made a check on prices in the evening, and later on the same night I went online to make the purchase ---to find the price on the G7 was suddenly up by $200!!. Went to several other online retailers and found the same thing (price fixing, ya think???) But c'mon, just in that last coupla hours? ....So, disgusted, I went with the second choice which was the Olympus. (The GX8 was just too expensive to start with, being still new). I have had this camera for about a month now, and I have mostly been satisfied. It is very well built, better quality than the Panny G7 and every bit the equal of the GX8, and lots of metal! This is one camera that will remind you of "the way they used to make 'em", without all that plastic! It is also more weather resistant, and of course it has the 5-axis image stabilizer. This feature has been touted by DP Review and others, and my experience so far is that it lives up to the hype ---I have been able to get clear shots handheld in dim light, at 1/4 sec exposure time. Not too shabby! This camera has a HUGE array of functions, and it certainly has taken me some time to learn how to access them---and get a feel for which ones I will really want and which are not important. There is a learning curve to this camera, but despite what other reviewers have said about the menus being extremely difficult to wade through, I am finding it IS manageable. The user-assignable "function" buttons, and the 2 dials, are a huge help here. You need to figure out what you will use most and assign them appropriately for convenience. My major reason for buying this camera was to be able to take the sort of photos that a point-n-shoot won't do; in particular, very wide angle (from 24mm (FF equivalent) up to and including fisheye), and, to use it with a telescope which I already own, with adapters. In addition there are a very wide variety of lenses available in this format with new ones coming out several times each year from several MFR's. This format is well supported. Presently I have the OLY 14-150mm, the 9-18mm, and an aftermarket (Rokinon) fisheye lens, and all of them are producing good results. I will probably be adding a wide angle prime, such as the 17mm, and a macro later on. Since I am not a really experienced photographer I can not comment in detail about the picture quality, except that it certainly is a step above the Sony HX9V point-n-shoot that I had before this one! In particular I like the way the jpegs the camera produces without any further processing; This is subjective, but to my eyes they just look better when viewed on my 24" monitor. I have only *just* had my introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop, so perhaps I will comment later on about how well the RAW file processing works out. On the down side, there are a few small issues that I did not like; first, there is no way to charge the battery via a plug on the camera body. You must pull the battery each time and place it into the supplied drop-in charging module. No, this is not a huge deal, but just plugging the camera into a charger would be so convenient . And hey --even the $99 bargain point-n-shoots have a charging plug on the camera!!! This is just one of those things that *can't* have been that hard for them to include... (to be fair, I noticed that none of the other higher end MFT cameras had such a charging plug either; but I really can't imagine why!) The second thing I noticed is that the refresh rate for the screen (and the viewfinder) is perceptibly slow; If you pan the camera quickly you will see it "stutter". Again, not bad enough to be a problem, and there is a setting that will reduce the effect some; but the Panasonic cameras were superior in this regard (although they had other shortcomings which I decided were more significant to my buying decision). The last issue is with the grip; it is a small camera, smaller than either of the Panasonics I have mentioned, which is good --but with that comes some difficulty holding it --at least for someone with long fingers. What they left out was a good bulge on the right side that a large paw can get a grip on. With the zoom lens on, it can be difficult to hold steady. There are some fixes available. Olympus makes a grip extender accessory, with features including a second battery holder inside---but you will pay dearly for this... Luckily there is a FAR cheaper and perfectly good grip extender available. I purchased the FOTODIOX PRO grip extender for the OMD-EM5-II for about $29. No gadgets like a second battery, but it is well made and fits *perfectly* (and does not get in the way of the battery door!). I would strongly recommend this to anyone who buys this camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    Posted
    Photophile
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is my second micro 4/3 camera. EPL-1 was my first interchangeable lens camera, but decided to try something that could handle low light better. Currently, I own a Nikon D750 and it practically sees in the dark. I decided to return to Olympus for portability. Although I'm enjoying this camera, the low light capability is not there yet. The photos below are straight out of the camera with no flash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera with great features

    Posted
    EnviroConscious
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The features of the OM-D E-M5 Mark II are the thing that sold me on the camera. High-performance image stabilization in the body gives incredibly sharp pictures when hand-holding the camera. I like the fact that it is dust resistant, splash resistant and shock resistant. As I landscape photographer, I am out in all kinds of weather.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Street or Travel Camera

    Posted
    Jpaul
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II is small, light, weather-proof, tough, fast and takes a great picture. Other highlights include the ability to shoot smooth cinematic quality video by hand – stabilization is amazing, super quite shutter, large electronic viewfinder, Super-Fast AF with touch shutter and plenty of options and level of control. Simply, the Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II is a highly capable camera that can produce stunning shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    small, rugged and capable

    Posted
    phildup
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    switched from an older Nikon DSLR and am very happy. easily handled, great features (articulated screen), solid feel, weatherproof. Does everything my old camera did and more. Only gripe might be that I haven't gotten used to the delay in activating the EVF. makes getting quick shots a bit trickier. somewhat steep learning curve but lots of rewards for the effort

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Micro four thirds camera

    Posted
    Margbob
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Excellent image quality. Amazingly customization options. Great for video as well as still pictures. Loved my OM-D E-M10. Love the M5 Mark 2 even more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great technical agility

    Posted
    Quadspex
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Makes difficult shots a lot easier with the ability of a DSLR but stealthier Love all aspects of this camera even video, which I don't shoot very much, seems exceptional

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Many features!

    Posted
    Photophile
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is my second Olympus micro 4/3s camera.I still have my old Olympus Pen E PL1. Both of these have a very classic look to them. The only concern is that it still has a way to go when it comes to be able to handle low light. Low light pics are grainy, even with the best lens. Day light images are better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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    A follow-up to the first Micro Four Thirds OM-D series camera, the Olympus E-M5 II has a tough act to follow. Absolutely bursting at the seams with the latest technology -- including a unique high resolution mode that takes it far beyond what itsFull Review
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    Thank the stars that Olympus has settled on a name and number, with the second-generation OM-D E-M5 deploying the "Mark II" badge of honour. That's earned confidence: rather than reaching into the numbers pool and being named an E-M27 orFull Review


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