Did this camera just make ND and grad filters extinct? Meet the OM-1 Mark II

Beauty shot of the OM System OM-1 Mark II
(Image credit: OM Digital Solutions)

The industry's cleverest flagship camera just got even cleverer. Meet the OM System OM-1 Mark II – an all-purpose AI powerhouse that's so smart, it might just replace your neutral density filters and ND grad filters

At first glance, the differences from the original OM System OM-1 might be difficult to spot. In short, what the OM-1 Mark II offers is more than double the buffer size for burst shooting, an industry-best 8.5 stops of in-body image stabilization, improved autofocus performance, and what I think is the most exciting feature on a flagship camera in ages: AI-based graduated ND filters. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.