After launching numerous cameras and lenses so far this year, the most significant of which are the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (together with the Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II), Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4, Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and Olympus 8mm f/1.8 PRO, the Japanese manufacturer Olympus expands its OM series by introducing another innovation - Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, a successor of the ultra fast Olympus OM-D E-M10, brings an upgraded 5-axis Voice Coil Motor (VCM) optical image stabilization system (which is not the same as the one in the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus OM-D E-M1), for longer exposures and lower ISO values, a 2,360,000-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 1.23x magnification, a 4K time lapse mode, and a 8.5 fps burst rate (in relation to 8 fps in the previous iteration). However, like its predecessor, the new Olympus mirrorless camera kept the retro style of the OM line-up, with slight changes regarding the design and the arrangement of controls.
As far as the other performances are concerned, the new E-M10 Mark II inherited from the predecessor a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor, TruePic VII processor, built-in Wi-Fi, while a tilting 3" LCD screen now features slightly higher resolution (1,040,000 dots), and Full HD videos are recorded at 60 fps.
When it comes to the new 4K time lapse mode, it automatically captures up to 999 images by taking one image every 5 seconds. After that, the images are combined into a 4K file, and all that takes place inside the camera, without the need for additional software.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II will appear on the market in early September, priced at $649.99 body only, or $799.99 with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ kit lens. It will be available in all-black or silver variations. Furthermore, along with the new E-M10 Mark II, an external ECG-3 grip will also be available, and its price will be $59.99.
The news was taken from OLYMPUS.