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Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M1 Comparison

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The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II will start shipping in the first week of December, 2016. Here is a quick comparison of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M1 cameras.

The upcoming flagship nirrorless shooter will feature a 20MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor. The MFT camera is able to shoot at up to 18fps in Raw, with autofocus or 60 frames per second at full-resolution Raw without AF. It has 121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points.

The OM-D E-M1II will have a new algorithm that should be better at tracking. 4K video recording will be available including the wider aspect ratio ‘DCI’ Cinema 4K at up to 236mbps. It supports Dual UHS-II SD slots and higher capacity battery with faster charging.

Specifications comparison of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M1 cameras

Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M1 Comparison

TruePic VIII Image Processor which is 3.5 times faster than previous TruePic processors. 1.48x (35mm equivalent) high-magnification EVF.

You can see the Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M1 specs comparison table below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Features / Models Olympus EM1 Mark II Olympus EM1
Megapixel 20 megapixels 16.3 megapixels
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Image processor
TruePic VIII TruePic VII
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image stabilization  5-Axis 5-Axis
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast detect+Phase detect
AF points 121 points 81 points
ISO 64-25600 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/32000 sec 60 sec 1/8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 60fps 10fps
Video 4K recording at 24fps up to 237 Mbps 1920 x1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Display 3.0″ TFT- LCD Rear Screen (1037K pixels) Tilting 3.0″Rear LCD (1037k)
Viewfinder Electronic Viewfinder (100%) 2,360k dots Electronic Viewfinder (100%) 2,360k dots
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) Battery capacity 37% improved 350 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-in  Built-in
Dimensions   134 x 91 x 67 mm 130 x 94 x 63 mm
Weight 574 g 497g
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