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Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Review

Olympus's new pro camera brings blistering speed

5 Star Rating


We’d want to do more extensive tests before reaching any final decision about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II’s continuous focus tracking performance, but it’s an extraordinary camera in every other respect. The image quality belies its small sensor, and its static autofocus and burst shooting modes are exceptional.

The competition

Fujifilm X-T2

The X-T2 can’t quite match the E-M1 II for high-speed bursts, but its 24MP APS-C X-Trans sensor’s image quality and its AF system are first-rate.

Panasonic GH4

It’s due for replacement, but the GH4’s specs still look special, with 4K video, continuous 12fps shooting and an innovative 30fps 4K Photo mode.

Sony Alpha 6300

With continuous shooting up to 11fps and a super-high-tech AF system, the A6300 is more powerful than its understated looks suggest.