Olympus Announces E-M5 II, 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II, 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye, and E-M1 Firmware Update

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Olympus has announced the E-M5 II, which left with little surprise given the amount of “leaks” coming out during the past couple of weeks. While not featuring a new sensor, given that sensor tech has been slowed down a bit for the past two years, the camera features a number of new features and upgrades, with the headline-grabbing 40 megapixel/63 megapixel multi-shot mode that uses the sensor-shift stabiliser to do its magic being the key attention. There are also upgrades to video mode, which while still tops out at 1080p, now has selectable frame rates, from 24 FPS to 60 FPS, and much higher compression rates of up to 77 Mbps in intraframe compression and 51- Mbps in interframe compression. To aid with the more serious upgrade in video capabilities, there is also a built-in microphone jack. Unfortunately there is no headphone jack. Continue reading Olympus Announces E-M5 II, 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II, 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye, and E-M1 Firmware Update

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