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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II number 82 in best selling cameras and number 141 across all digital cameras.
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Age
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Why Has it Scored 82?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 19 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com plus four other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus four other sites. Looking across the entire Canon camera range, the average reviews for all Canon cameras are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
High end system camera:
E-M5 mark ii: power in your palm
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Capture new perspectives
Boost your resolution
Discover the ease of wire-free
Lens variety
Superb image quality

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 130 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 130 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 137 in landscape photography cameras.
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Wildlife Photography
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
76
Everyday Photography
Very Good

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II In-Depth Analysis

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19 Industry Awards

This digital camera has received 19 awards from camera experts.

The editors of review sites Digitaltrends.com, Optyczne.pl, Reviewed.com, Tomsguide.com and Photoreview.com.au all concluded that this Olympus digital camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at websites Camera Labs, Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no and Prohardver.hu all concluded that this digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review websites Focus-Numerique.fr and Pocket Lint, both of which said that this digital camera was very good.

Furthermore, this Olympus digital camera received a "Silver" award from review website DP Review who decided it was great and it received a "Gold" award from website Onfoto.ru who decided it was terrific.

The authors at three more expert review sites all decided that this camera was very good. This Olympus camera received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com, Les Numeriques.com gave it a "5 Star" award and it received an "EISA Best Product" award from EISA.eu.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 88 out of 100 based on 42 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and Camera Labs. This puts this digital camera in the top 8% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, OM-D E-M5 Mark II owners rated this digital camera as fantastic. 200 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 5,854 expert and user reviews (including 1,294 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the United Kingdom price of £699.00 was the cheapest.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since February 2015.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the OM-D E-M5 Mark II of 16.1MP is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 40% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the OM-D E-M5 Mark II of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II's weight of 417g is heavier than 74% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II supports direct printing. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a shoe mounting point. 89% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Calendar

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Microphone in

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a microphone in. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Wind Filter

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a wind filter, which is unusual. 95% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 53% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II features flash exposure compensation. 78% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Only 2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II features multi-shot function. 90% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Self-Timer

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a self-timer. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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3D

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Dustproof

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is dustproof, unlike 93% of digital cameras which are not dustproof.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has an external flash connector. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a touchscreen. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels. The OM-D E-M5 Mark II's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than 82% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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750 Battery Life

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a camera that takes 750 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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