Olympus Announces OM-D E-M5 Mark II
The Micro Four Thirds world gets another interesting entry to move this category of cameras forward. Olympus today announced the OM-D E-M5 which is a rather normal 16 megapixel MFT camera with a rather interesting feature that sets it apart from almost all other cameras in any category. Its unique and differentiating feature is its ability to create a 40 megapixel file by using a new technology to shift pixels by way of their image stabilization unit inside the body. It’s a technology trick that seems to work pretty well and Imaging Resource has an article comparing the files from the new E-M5 Mark ll to Nikon’s 36megapixel D810. The results are pretty impressive. You can see the article for yourself by clicking on the image below.
Isn’t it interesting that the mirrorless camera world is pushing the limits of technology and the big two camera brands that have been at the top of the food chain are doing their best to ignore it all? Nice job Olympus. Still wished they would improve their ergonomics however. Between Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony, we are all enjoying some pretty exciting technology lately. You can preorder this new camera from F-11 Photo in Bozeman, Montana.