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November 02, 2016 13:57 ET

Olympus Introduces OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera, Boasting Incredible Versatility; Now Available at B&H Photo

The E-M1 Mark II, with an announced price of $1,999, features across-the-board improvements from its successful predecessor, including exceptional autofocus, subject tracking, and video capabilities.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - Olympus unveiled the OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina, and it is now available at B&H Photo. The mirrorless camera is an upgrade to the original OM-D E-M1, which was released four years ago with a lot of fanfare. The EM1 Mark I has been improved in virtually every category, including exterior design, software features, video, and processing power, resulting in a remarkably compact and proficient device

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera

  • 20.4MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VIII Dual Quad Core Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.36m-Dot LCD Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • DCI 4K/24p & UHD 4K/30p Video Recording
  • 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • 15 fps Shooting and Expanded ISO 25600
  • Dual F.A.S.T. 121-Point Autofocus System
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Built-In Wi-Fi

When it comes to image quality and continuous shooting, the Olympus EM1 Mark II is in a class of its own. It includes a newly designed 20.4 MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII Dual Quad Core Processor, which allow for burst rates of 60 fps in Single AF and an unmatched 18 fps with C-AF. It also features a "Pro Capture" mode, which eliminates any lag while shooting. These attributes make the EM1 a top choice for photographers looking to catch fast-moving subjects without sacrificing detail. Users can expect superb image quality as well thanks to the camera's elite flare-reducing sensor and new 50 MP High Res Shot Mode, which combines eight shots to generate a single ultra-high res image.

For video production, the EM-1 shoots in 4K (3840x2160) and C4K (4096x2160) with a max bit rate of up to 237 Mbps. It also includes 5-axis in-body stabilization which provides up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation for blur-free handheld shooting. These details make the EM-1 a top-choice for videographers as well as photographers.

Olympus also considered portability when creating the EM1. Its compact, lightweight design allows for easy packing and traveling. Furthermore, the metal body is sealed to be splashproof, dustproof, and freezeproof down to 14°F (-10°C).

The Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera boasts other advanced imaging tools like Silent Shutter Mode, Live Composite Mode, and Live Bulb Mode. Silent Shutter Mode completely eliminates shutter noise and electronic sounds, allowing the photographer to successfully shoot wildlife and other quiet environments. Live Composite and Live Bulb Modes are ideal for nighttime shooting, as the image builds up on the monitor and allows the user to continually adjust the exposure. For macro shots, Focus Bracketing and Stacking lets the photographer take multiple photos of a subject and stack them into a single image for incredible clarity.

With so many stand-out features and versatility, it will not take long for photographers to realize the incredible potential of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which is now available at B&H Photo along with all the necessary accessories.

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