Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II shifts sensor to make 40MP shots

Olympus announced that they are going to release the OM-D E-M5 Mark II, mirrorless camera with the Micro Four Thirds system, on February 20.

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera is a successor model of OM-D E-M5 (released in March 2012), and it was improved with a 5-axis image stabilization system. Even in a dark place, it will avoid blurring of images due to hand movement. It's able to shoot stable cinematic quality movies (60p/50Mbps) without a tripod.

OM-D E-M5 Mark II is equipped with an effective 16.05MP 4/3inch LiveMos sensor, TruePicVII image processor, 3-inch tiltable monitor, and Wi-Fi performance. It features "40MP Hi-Res Shot" mode that shifts the sensor in half-pixel steps, captures eight 16MP images over a period of one second, and acquires 40MP images based on the data.

- OM-D E-M5 Mark II  (body) - about ¥110,000
- 14-150mm II Lens Kit - about ¥160,000
- 12-50mm EZ Lens Kit - about ¥130,000


  • Size: 123.7 x 85 x 44.5mm
  • Weight: 269g including battery and memory card
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 100 (exp) / ISO 200 to 25600
  • Viewfinder: up to 2.36MP
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 6.5 to 9 fps