New Gear: Olympus OM-D E M10 Mark II Camera

Olympus’ entry-level camera gets a boost

The OM-D line from Olympus has been a super popular option for a while and now their entry-level camera is getting an upgrade.

The OM-D E M10 Mark II remains small and sleek and has the the classy retro design that the OM-D line is known for, but has some substantial ergonomic improvements and in-body 5-axis image stabilization that is found in the E-M5 and the E-M1. The OM-D E-M5 II has a 16-MP Live MOS sensor and a TruePic VII image processor to aid in its ability to capture sharp images in low light shooting situations. Design wise Olympus has reconfigured the camera’s body to make it more comfortable for shooting. It keeps that retro style, but the metal dials have slightly different textures to make it easy operate while looking through the 2.36M dot OLED EVF.

It can shoot sequentially at 8.5 fps, the camera’s touch screen can be used as an AF target pad and there are a handful of new creative shooting features: 14 art filters, Live Composite mode, which can now be controlled remotely through the OI.Share app, 4K Time-Lapse, Focus Bracketing and Keystone Compensation.

The camera comes in black or silver, will be available in September for $649.99 (body only) or $799.99 and paired with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens.