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February 9, 2015
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Few more 40MP vs 16MP E-M5II comparisons!

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Dicahub posted that interesting comparison between the 40MP and 16MP images shot with the E-M5II:
The image on the top shows the 40mp original image downsampled to 16mp (on the left). It get’s compared with the the “normal” 16MP shot you see on the right.
The image below goes the other way around: shows the 40mp original image (on the left). It get’s compared with the the “upsampled” 16MP to 40MP shot you see on the right.

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The original full size images can be found on Flickr.

And also the German site SystemKameraForum posted a couple of images like that crop comparison:

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Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-M5II in Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-M5II In Europe at AmazonUK, Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

February 8, 2015
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This is how 10fps on the new E-M5II sounds! And new review at ML.


This is how the E-M5II shutter sounds when you unleash the full 10fps speed!

And if you need to read more about the new camera check out the full review at Mirrorlessons with an additional note on the sensor:

You might wonder if there are other “hidden” improvements such as overall image quality and autofocus performance for stills. Olympus couldn’t confirm to me if the sensor is the same. Regarding image quality you get the same nice colour rendition of Olympus cameras. There is a slightly improved detail rendering at high ISOs thanks to the new TruePic VII Processor.

Some more new E-M5II test. French Hands-on at Hybridcams.

Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-M5II in Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-M5II In Europe at AmazonUK, Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
EE-1 Dot Sight at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

February 6, 2015
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A great E-M5II video and review from John Brawley.


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from John Brawley on Vimeo.

John Brawley posted that great Vimeo video you can see on top. And there is another Behind The Scenes video you can watch on Vimeo (Click here). And there is an overall E-M5II review on his blog at johnbrawley.wordpress.com. At the end he says:

Olympus are officially in the filmmaking game and this is only their first serious effort at making a camera with appeal to those of us that want our stills cameras to also shoot motion. Although the headline specs might not seem all that impressive compared to others at first glance, you should consider the total package and with their IS it starts to become a really interesting camera for certain applications.  There’s certainly nothing else like it.

Now let’s see what Olympus will do with the E-M1II ;)

Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

February 5, 2015
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Imaging Resource test: Can the new Olympus E-M5II beat the Nikon 36MP resolution?

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Image courtesy: Imaging Resource.

Imaging Resource tested the new Olympus E-M5II 40 megapixel “High resolution Shot” mode and compared it with the Nikon D810 36 MP images:

While the two images are fairly similar in most respects for overall sharpness and clarity, the one clear difference is the lack of moiré in the E-M5 II on the green label, where the D810 produces obvious moiré artifacts. The results at ISO 1600 are equally interesting, even here with in-camera JPEGS and default noise reduction settings. The shadow area at the top right tends to produce ISO noise in most cameras by this time, and while the D810 handles it about as good as most any camera we’ve tested, the E-M5 II also handles it surprisingly well and even produces slightly sharper results in the mosaic tile pattern.

With the obvious limitations (tripod needed, no moving objects) the Olympus 40MP “trick” really seems to work very well!

Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

February 5, 2015
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New Olympus E-M5II reviews roundup (amazing 5 axis, IQ improvement and Adobe plugin coming).

The graph on top shows you the E-M5II accessory world. There is really a lot Olympus announced today! So first lets’ start with the update preorder list and then let’s follow with a in deep review analysis. I kindly remind you that if you want to support my work on 43rumors you can preorder the new stuff through those links. i will get a small commission and you don’t pay 1 single cent more :)

E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

E-M5II in depth review analysis:

Those are some of the most interesting feedback from the reviewers:

TheCameraStoreTV:
– Sensor is update. 1 stop better low light performance compared to the E-m1 (43rumors note: No other reviewer noticed such an improvement. Take the statement with a grain of salt!).
– 40 Megapixel high resolution mode works with the electronic shutter to make very fast multiple shots.
– Has in best in camera stabilization we have seen.

Robin Wong:
– Feels even more solid than the original E-M5
– Mechanical shutter sound is somewhat more refined, and silent, in comparison to the E-M1 or E-M10
– The improvements to the 5-Axis Image Stabilization was evident, and a huge welcome, especially when it comes to video recording.

Dpreview:
– The Mark II’s construction is some of the best we’ve encountered outside the pro DSLR sphere: an improvement over the original OM-D.
– High resolution mode: Because the first four steps ensure the Olympus is sampling all colors at all pixel positions (in addition to then repeating the process for an offset position), it means super-fine detail doesn’t result in false color. In addition, it also ensures that the camera’s color resolution is as high as its luminance resolution (something we’ve only seen before with Sigma’s Foveon technology). This becomes clearly visible in the final crops, where despite the two image’s similar pixel counts, the Olympus image is able to much more accurately render the color resolution targets.

DSLRmagazine (Spanish):
– Coming months a specific Adobe plugin should come to be able to process the 63 megabyte RAW files created by the Multishot feature (they have a full Mutlishot test with the 40MP JPEG files).

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