There was a time when Olympus was literally written off by many experts with Panasonic taking the lead in Micro Four Thirds cameras. With the OM-D series, the company turned around, declaring that it still has some formidable firepower left for a fight. Combined with stunning optics in their PRO series lenses, the company once again has proven its mettle. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II adds on-chip phase detection amidst a host of incredible upgrades.
Design and Build Quality
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is sturdily built with a weatherproof magnesium alloy body. The body is splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof up to -10 degree Celsius. The camera has a sophisticated appearance, similar to other OM-D series bodies. There are two command dials on top along with the mode dial, two multifunctional buttons and power switch. The shutter release button, function button and record button complete the top panel. The mode dial has a lock, which can be pressed to permanently prevent accidental rotation. The shutter has been tested for durability for up to 200,000 actuations. Overall, the camera is ergonomically designed with a deep grip and provides a sturdy feel, though it is lightweight.
The 20.4 megapixel OM-D E-M1 Mark II uses a 4/3-inch Type (13.0 x 17.3mm) Live MOS sensor for imaging. The sensor unit incorporates a supersonic wave filter for dust reduction and uses a Micro Four Thirds lens moun