March 19, 2015 at 7:47AM


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!

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

Forgive imperfect grading, it was brief.


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

March 19, 2015 at 12:14PM, Edited March 19, 12:14PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

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:

June 10, 2016 at 9:50PM

J. Paul Roe
Film Student

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 21, 2016 at 10:40PM


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