LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus E-M5 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 self portraits or group photos, Olympus E-M5 II will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
E-M5 Mark 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.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus E-M5 II can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
. E-M5 Mark II also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately E-M5 Mark II doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes and Olympus also includes a small external flash with the E-M5 Mark II that you can mount on when you need.
Olympus E-M5 II features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 81 points to choose from. Olympus E-M5 II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus E-M5 II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,50p,30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus E-M5 II will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Olympus E-M5 III
which features 4K video recording.
E-M5 Mark II has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Olympus E-M5 II also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity feature, Olympus E-M5 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-M5 Mark II. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect E-M5 Mark II to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus E-M5 II is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 310 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 364 shots, Olympus E-M5 II has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend E-M5 Mark II owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus E-M5 II vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Olympus E-M5 II Features Compared to Main Competitors