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25 August 2015

Olympus has announced its OM-D E-M10 Mark II, a compact Micro Four Thirds camera with in-body 5-axis image stabilization. Replacing the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II features an all-new design with improved ergonomics.

The compact size of the E-M10 Mark II reflects the classic style of the Olympus OM-D line with the machined metal dials and leather texture of the grip producing a sophisticated feel. The prominent thumb grip supports a one-handed hold and the control layout has been adjusted for easy operation while looking through the viewfinder.

The touchscreen LCD is articulated, allowing you to set focus. The built-in flash can be used in commander mode to activate off-camera strobes. And the camera's WiFi supports remote operations, including touch focus.


Highlights of the new E-M10 include:

  • Metal Body
  • Built-In 5-Axis Image Sabilization
  • OLED Electronic Viewfinder
    2.3 million dots, 0.62x magnification
  • Silent Shutter Mode
  • 8.5-fps Burst Shooting
  • Wi-Fi with support for remote operations
  • Fast Touch AF from Camera or Phone
  • Built-In Flash with command mode
  • 14 Art Filters and 5 Photostories
  • OI Share and Live View
  • OM-D Movie With Variable Frame Rate, CLIPS Feature, Art Fade and Movie Effects


Specifications for the E-M10 follow:

Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Memory SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible, Eye-Fi compatible
Sensor 4/3 Live MOS
16.1 megapixelsSupersonic Wave Filter dust reduction
Formats 12-bit lossless Raw, JPEG, Raw+JPEG, MPO
MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Image Stabilization Body-based 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization for movie and still
4.0 steps, lens/body selectable
Finder Eye-level OLED viewfinder, approx. 2.36M-dot
Monitor Type: 3.0-inch tilting monitor
Approx. 1040k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Touch control: Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, ArtFilter selection, scene mode selection, WiFi connection Tilting capability: Upward tilting angle : up to 85 degrees
Downward tilting angle: up to 45 degrees
Autofocus High-speed imager AF with 81 area multiple autofocus and peaking function
ISO Auto ISO: LOW (approx. 100) 25600 (customizable, default: LOW-1600)
Manual ISO: LOW (approx.100), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Focal-plane shutter / 1/4000 - 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
Bulb/Time: selectable exposure time (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.), with 8-min. default setting
Flash 1/250 sec. sync speed
wireless commander with 4 channels
WiFi GPS info. Function: Via smartphone GPS data
Wireless Shooting: Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off
iAuto/ART/P/A/S/M (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite) and drive mode can be selected.
Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.
Easy Connection: QR code setting
Power BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Approx. 320 shots using BLS-50 and TOSHIBA SD with IS ON, based on CIPA testing standards
Approx. 750 shots when shot in Quick Sleep Mode, based on CIPA testing standards
Dimensions 4.70 x 3.27 x 1.84 inches
Weight Approx. 0.86 lb. with BLS-50 battery and Memory card


The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II will be available beginning in early September in the following configurations:

  • Body only in Black or Silver: $649.99
  • Body in black or silver with M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 f3.5-5.6 EZ: $799.99

The $59.99 External Grip and $79.99 Genuine Leather Strap will be available in early September.

Both Adorama and B&H are accepting pre-orders now.

For more information visit the E-M10 Mark II Web page and see the news release below.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II: The advanced capabilities of Olympus-pioneered 5-axis image stabilization now available across the OM-D lineup

Capture Blur-Free, High-Quality Images and Video with a User-Friendly, Elegantly Designed High-Performance Mirrorless Camera

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Olympus introduces the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, a small, stylish, entry-level camera body with powerful in-body 5-axis image stabilization. As the successor to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II combines the award-winning power of the OM-D family, first-class quality of 5-axis image stabilization and an all-new design with improved ergonomics. The Olympus OM-D series brings flawless, professional-quality images and video to photographers of all levels.

Shoot High-Quality Images All the Time

Hailing from the cutting edge technology found in the award-winning Olympus OM-D E-M1 and OM-D E-M5 Mark II, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II's 5-Axis Voice Coil Motor Image Stabilization offers a hassle-free solution to image blur caused by camera shake. With up to four shutter speed steps, it allows for longer exposures and lower ISOs for crisp and clear handheld shots. The traditional 2-axis image stabilization in many dSLRs only compensates for angular shake, while the 5-axis image stabilization in the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II also corrects for rolling blur that affects both low-light shooting and the horizontal and vertical shift blur that can mar macro shots. The combination of the OM-D E-M5 Mark II's 16-Megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor maximize the power of 5-axis Image Stabilization to capture sharp images and video without the need for a tripod.

User-Friendly, Elegant Design

The ultra-slim, compact size of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II adds to the camera's user-friendly design. Not only does the body configuration incorporate the classic style found in Olympus OM-D cameras, but the elegantly machined metal dials, along with the leather textures of the grip, produce a highly sophisticated feel. The prominent thumb grip supports a stable, one-handed hold and reliable, one-handed shooting. Both the dial and button shape and layout have been adjusted for users to easily operate the camera while looking at their subject through the viewfinder.

High-Speed Performance

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II delivers an amazingly fast, class-leading shooting time courtesy of its Touch Autofocus. With a sequential shooting speed of 8.5 fps -- more than twice as fast as comparable dSLRs -- short shooting lag time, fast responsiveness and a quick start-up time, users can easily capture split-second movements.

Easy-to-See Electronic Viewfinder

Armed with a built-in electronic viewfinder, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II makes it easier than ever to shoot in direct sunlight and other situations where it might be difficult to view the monitor. Thanks to 100 percent field of view, users are able to see more of the scene for precise composition. The EVF also boasts a viewfinder magnification rate of 1.23x (35mm equivalent: 0.62x) and uses a high-definition 2.36-million-dot OLED monitor for sharp, clear details. For further shooting accuracy, the new AF Targeting Pad allows the user to keep an eye on the viewfinder while tracing a thumb on the camera's rear touchscreen to adjust focus point. The E-M10 Mark II also offers a solution for shooters who are more accustomed to optical viewfinders; the Simulated Optical Viewfinder (S-OVF) offers higher dynamic range, more in line with that visible to the naked eye.

Intuitive Video Creation

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II allows users to take advantage of 1080p Full HD Video, intuitive touch interface, variable frame rate and a new CLIPS feature which records short one-, two-, four- or eight-second clips. These clips can then be merged into a final video product in-camera and then uploaded directly to your favorite social platform using the Olympus OI.Share app.

Creative Shooting

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II comes packed with additional shooting modes, unleashing unlimited creativity.

  • Art Filters: Select one of 14 available Art Filters that match your creative vision. Art Filters can be combined with Art Effects to produce truly inspiring images and video.
  • Photo Story: With five available patterns, Photo Story combines multiple photos into a single image to express the user's story about a moment in time.
  • Live Composite: Select Live Composite mode to extract and composite the brightest areas from multiple, sequentially shot images to capture thrilling light displays. With the newest version of the OI.Share app for Android and Apple, you can make adjustments to your settings and monitor the progress of the image as it develops right on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Live Bulb and Live Time: Easily capture moving trails of light with the Live Bulb and Live Time modes for stunning light painting images.
  • 4K Time-Lapse: Capture up to 999 images automatically at an interval of one image every five seconds. The camera will then combine the images into a stunning, high-resolution, 4K file, all in-camera, without the need for additional software.
  • Focus Bracketing: With a touch of the shutter button, multiple shots are taken with slightly different focus depths. Useful for those who shoot macro photography, users can select the image with the focus where they prefer. By using image-editing software that offers an image stacking function, users can produce images with large depth of field even while using wider apertures.
  • Keystone Compensation: Perspective distortion can be corrected in-camera, live, while shooting, with the ability to see your corrected adjustments as you shoot.


  • External Grip, ECG-3: A removable grip exclusively for use with the OM-D E-M10 Mark II that enhances the hold and premium feel of the camera. With a one-touch release lever on the bottom of the grip, users can smoothly exchange the battery and memory card without missing a beat.
  • Genuine Leather Strap, CSS-S119L: For added luxury and protection, the genuine leather strap has been treated with water repellent to protect against water damage.

Pricing and Availability

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II will be available beginning in early September in the following configurations:

  • Body only, available in Black and Silver: $649.99 (U.S.), $749.99 (Canada)
  • Body in Black or Silver with M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 f3.5-5.6 EZ: $799.99 (U.S.), $899.99 (Canada)

The External Grip, ECG-3 and Genuine Leather Strap, CSS-S119L, will be available in early September:

  • External Grip, ECG-3: $59.99 (U.S. and Canada)
  • Genuine Leather Strap, CSS-S119L: $79.99 (U.S. and Canada)

To find out more about the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and for a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus Web site at

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