Olympus Announces OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Posted Feb. 5th, 2015 by Daniel J. Cox

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.

The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark ll has the ability to go from 16 megapixels to 40 megapixels.

The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark ll has the ability to go from 16 megapixels to 40 megapixels.

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.

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