LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus E-M1 II has a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Olympus E-M1 II will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of E-M1 II's LCD screen is Vloggers.
E-M1 II has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.74x (35mm equivalent).
Max Shutter speed
Olympus E-M1 II can shoot continuously at max speed of 60.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
. E-M1 II also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/32000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately E-M1 II doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Olympus E-M1 II features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 121 points to choose from. Olympus E-M1 II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Olympus E-M1 II's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, E-M1 II automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
With Olympus E-M1 II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24p fps and save in MOV and H.264 formats. This means that Olympus E-M1 II provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor E-M1
which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your E-M1 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of E-M1 II.
E-M1 II has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Olympus E-M1 II also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Olympus E-M1 II a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity feature, Olympus E-M1 II lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our E-M1 II. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect E-M1 II to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Olympus E-M1 II is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 350 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 365 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Olympus E-M1X with its 870shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus E-M1X or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Olympus E-M1 II Features Compared to Main Competitors