March 19, 2015 at 10:47AM

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Olympus E-M5 Mark II Video

There have been some naysayers on the E-M5 Mark II camera by Olympus, but I for one am impressed with the quality coming from this little guy! Since 4K is too young for the world (a discussion for another post) I really do believe that this is the best handheld shooting camera on the market to date.

Seriously, this camera is a Canon killer. Since Canon hasn't done a single innovative thing with video on their DSLR's, I believe Canon users should sell and buy Olympus immediately. That's what I've done, and I haven't looked back even once. Focus peaking, live histograms, level meters and many MANY other features make the EM5 II a complete boss.

Check it out!
https://youtu.be/eec8vt9AGBY

There will be more to come, including hand-held tests and videos. I've been blown away.

Forgive imperfect grading, it was brief.

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The stabilization looks amazing, though there have been some discussion about the quality of the video this new camera records...

Olympus E-M5 Mark II – love and hate at first sight
http://www.eoshd.com/2015/03/olympus-e-m5-mark-ii-love-and-hate-at-first...

March 19, 2015 at 3:14PM, Edited March 19, 3:14PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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I loved my E-M5 Mark II...until it fell apart in my hands. Here are the details of several problems that cropped up during a recent shoot:
http://deckapemedia.com/3-warnings-about-the-olympus-e-m5-mark-ii-mirror...

June 11, 2016 at 12:50AM

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J. Paul Roe
Film Student
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For what it's worth, I disagree with EOSHD on the video quality of the E-M1 being better than the E-M5 Mark II. I own both and have now completely switched to the E-M5 for all video work, not just for the better video features and creepily effective stabilization, but I find the picture consistently more detailed with fewer blown highlights that can't be recovered in post than the E-M1.

That said, I would like to see Andrew's thoughts on the same topic with the latest firmware for both the E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II. Version 4.0 firmware adds many of the E-M5 Mark II's video features to the E-M1 like 24p, zebras, peaking, etc.Still no headphones (not like firmware can fix that...) or high bitrate codec, though.

July 22, 2016 at 1:40AM

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