Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera, Faster than Fast

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The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is going to be fast, very, very fast.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II features the newly-developed high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor (which Olympus says is 3.5 times faster than previous TruePic processors) and a new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor equipped with 121 points of cross-type on-chip phase detection and contrast detection AF.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II BackThese technologies will work with the camera’s electronic shutter to provide full resolution images at up to a blistering 60 fps in AF and AE lock, and up to 18 fps with continuous AF and AE tracking.

Learn more about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II – available at Vistek

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Black (Body Only)

Introducing the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, an advanced system of innovative technology and features designed to forever change your photography. Up to 18 frames per second sequential shooting with precision C-AF Tracking. 121 Cross-Type On-Chip Phase Detection AF points. Up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation with powerful in-body image stabilization. Plus a 50MP High-Res Shot Mode. It’s all enclosed in a magnesium alloy weatherproof body that weighs a mere 600 grams. Paired with the superior resolution of M.Zuiko PRO lenses, the E-M1 Mark II will deliver brilliant imagery that’s coveted by professionals everywhere.

The new Pro Capture Mode is designed to catch split-second moments and it’s 50 megapixel High Res Shot Mode will supposedly rival the detail captured by full-frame DSLRs.

Here’s what Olympus says about Pro Capture Mode:

Capturing precise moments often proves to be difficult, especially when your subject is in motion. The E-M1 Mark II’s Pro Capture Mode ensures that you catch the exact moment you want without any lag. Pro Capture starts taking and buffering a running series of full resolution JPEG / RAW images as soon as you press the shutter release button halfway. Fully press the shutter button to instantly record an image plus up to 14 previous frames. Keep the shutter button fully depressed to continue shooting. With Pro Capture’s silent electronic shutter and high-speed sequential shooting, you’ll capture once-in-a-lifetime images in no time.”

OM-D E-M1 Mark II Top Down ViewFeature Highlights:

  • Advanced 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 15fps Seq. Shooting (Mechanical) / 60fps Seq. Shooting (Electronic)
  • 121-Point Dual FAST AF
  • 50 Megapixel High-Res Shot Mode
  • 1/8000s High-Speed Mechanical Shutter
  • Dual Memory Card Slots
  • 50% faster start-up time
  • 3x faster internal data writing speed and 2x more raw buffer capacity
  • 120 fps EVF with lag of just six milliseconds.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is capable of 4K (3840×2160) and C4K (4096×2160) video capture with a max bit rate of up to 237 Mbps, and the in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization will provide up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation for blur-free handheld shooting.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is weather sealed, dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof to -10 degrees centigrade.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is expected to hit store shelves just before Christmas this year.