Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review Conclusion: The best Micro Four Thirds camera yet


posted Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST


The Olympus E-M1 was a major step up for Micro Four Thirds. Geared for professionals and advanced photographers, the E-M1's goal was to offer DSLR-like performance, ergonomics and features in an altogether smaller, lighter, and more convenient package. For many, this was indeed the case, as the E-M1 was excellent for the most part. But, in some really crucial areas such as continuous AF performance, it still couldn't keep up with DSLRs. 

Olympus has fixed all that with the E-M1 Mark II.

Packed inside a slightly larger -- but still compact -- body, the Olympus E-M1 Mark II offers a significant amount of performance and feature upgrades that not only address the original model's shortcomings but also go much further, adding more versatility, high-speed capture features, higher-res photos and high-end 4K video. All in all, it's a camera that really seems to more thoroughly address the needs of a number of different professional- and advanced enthusiast-level photographers, including adventure and travel photographers, videographers and multimedia creators, sports shooters and wildlife photographers. 

Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro: 31mm, f/4, 1/60s, ISO 1000, -0.7EV

We've just completed our full, in-depth Olympus E-M1 Mark II review and posted our full review conclusion, as well as the remainder of our laboratory testing analysis. All told, this is most assuredly a fantastic, highly versatile camera. Sure, the list price was a bit higher than we were expecting, but the functionality, speed and performance offered by the E-M1 II really make this an impressive, fully-featured, class-leading camera. It's no wonder, then, that the Olympus E-M1 Mark II performed so well in our 2016 Camera of the Year awards.

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro: 7mm, f/3.5, 32s, ISO 1600

Olympus E-M1 Mark II ReviewConclusion