Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Price in USA

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Price in US

Since its release in 2013, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has been consistently ranked as one of our top choices among mirrorless cameras. Its build quality, image quality, ridiculously high number of manual controls (we mean it as a compliment), and extensive feature set all left a positive impression on us. Even after three years, there is still a lot of competition.

It would be an understatement to say that Olympus has excelled themselves with the creation of the E-M1 Mark II. The manufacturer informed us that this camera had been overdeveloped, and it certainly appears that way. Its lightning-fast twin quad-core CPUs enable burst shooting at 60 frames per second (18 frames per second with continuous focusing) as well as extremely quick image playback. In addition to everything that made the first model so great, the Mark II boasts one of the most sophisticated autofocus systems we’ve ever seen as well as in-body image stabilization on all five axes, making it a formidable adversary in the digital photography world.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Price in USA

The pricing of the Mark II is one of the aspects of this product that gives us pause. Even though its suggested retail price of $2,000 is the same as that of Nikon’s D500 and full-frame D750 (even though, at the time of publication, they are selling for $1800), the Mark II’s Four Thirds sensor is small in comparison to the D500 and other APS-C cameras, and it is extremely small when compared to full-frame cameras.

In conjunction with the introduction of the E-M1 Mark II, Olympus also presented a variety of new accessories for use with the camera. The HLD-9 battery grip (which costs $249) is the one that most people are likely to choose since it can double the amount of time that a battery can be used, and it has two control knobs and two programmable buttons. In addition to that, it has a DC-in connector, which enables you to use an AC converter that is ridiculously expensive to power the camera.

The strong FL-900R external flash can be purchased for $299 and comes equipped with a built-in video light, wireless control, a guide number of 58 meters, and the capacity to fire at a rate of 10 frames per second. The STF-8 Macro Flash Set can be purchased for $479 and has left and right flashes that are completely adjustable (and detachable), manual control that goes down to 1/128 power, and support for focus stacking. These two flashes have been weather-sealed individually.

The PT-EP14 housing can be purchased for $1,299 and is designed for users who intend to use their camera underwater. It functions down to 65 meters (196 feet), and there is a wide variety of brackets, weights, and arms available. The lens that you connect will, of course, require its own housing in order to function properly.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Specifications

MSRP$2000/£1850/€1999 body only, £2400/€2599 with 12-40mm F2.8
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Max resolution5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h4:3
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorTruePic VIII
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 200-25600 (expands down to 64)
Boosted ISO (minimum)64
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
CIPA image stabilization rating5.5 stop(s)
Uncompressed formatRAW
File formatJPEG (Exif 2.3)Raw (Olympus ORF)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points121
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,037,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1.48× (0.74× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/32000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashNo (FL-LM3 external flash included)
Flash range9.10 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash modesRedeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Continuous drive60.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 237 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Storage typesDual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
USBUSB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (Micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Remote controlYes (wired or via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionBLH-1 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)440
Weight (inc. batteries)574 g (1.27 lb / 20.25 oz)
Dimensions134 x 91 x 67 mm (5.28 x 3.58 x 2.64″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
8.5Expert Score

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is Olympus’ most ambitious camera to date, and it easily outpaces its competitors in terms of raw speed. Additionally, it outperforms its competitors in terms of the quality of its photos and videos, as well as its autofocus capabilities and its build quality. The Mark II offers an unprecedented level of personalization, to the point where users may feel overwhelmed by the available options. It is also possible that it will put a strain on a number of people’s financial resources. In spite of these and a few other peculiarities, the E-M1 II is a formidable interchangeable lens camera that should not be overlooked.

Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Image quality
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Up to 60 frames per second Raw capture.
  • Internal body control and balance.
  • A large and clear EVF.
  • High-resolution capture mode.
  • Robust lens system.
  • Sealed against the elements body.
  • 4K video support.
  • Vertical battery grip available as an option.
  • Display that may be touched from several angles.
  • Expensive.
  • UHS-II support is only available in a single SD slot.
  • When traveling at peak speeds, tracking concentration is ineffective.
  • Filming at 60 frames per second can only be done for so long.
  • Deletes the flash that is built in.
  • Extremely brilliant LED for charging.


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