Back in February Olympus updated their Micro 4/3 E-M5 with a Mark II version, and now they've done the same with the less-expensive sibling, the $650 E-M10.
The E-M10 Mark II has been upgraded in a similar way to the E-M5 Mark II, getting full 5-axis sensor stabilization (with any lens, even with adapters), which has some pretty incredible abilities as far as keeping your shots steady. This is similar to the technology Sony is using with the a7RII. The E-M10 Mark II is also getting 1080p 60fps — and of course the very important 24p, and higher bitrates internally. Olympus has been very focused on the photo quality of their cameras, though now they're finally starting to see the potential with video. It's a welcome change, especially since the design harkens back to a time when cameras were built to last.
Here's an overview of the camera:
And if you're not familiar, a video from Olympus on sensor stabilization:
And the specs for the OM-D E-M10 Mark II:
- 16.1MP Micro 4/3 Sensor
- TruePic VII Image Processor
- 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
- 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps / 25fps / 23.98 fps (77, 52, 30, & 18 Mbps)
- 1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps / 50 fps (52, 30, & 18 Mbps)
- 1280 x 720p / 59.94 fps / 50 fps / 29.97 fps / 25 fps / 23.98 fps
- 640 x 480p / 120 fps / 640 x 480p / 30 fps
- 29 Minute Clip Length
- 100 - 25600 ISO
- 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Up to 8.5 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
- Silent Mode and 4K Time Lapse Shooting
- Availability: September 2015
- Price: $650 Body Only, $800 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Here is Mathieu Gasquet with a full review of the camera, where he compares it with the Mark I version, and also shows off some footage:
This camera also has an interesting 4K time lapse mode, which saves images into a 4K video file at 5fps:
You can order right now, and these should be shipping in September.