The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II will start shipping in the first week of December, 2016. Here is a quick comparison of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M1cameras.
The upcoming flagship nirrorless shooter will feature a 20MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor. The MFT camera is able to shoot at up to 18fps in Raw, with autofocus or 60 frames per second at full-resolution Raw without AF. It has 121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points.
The OM-D E-M1II will have a new algorithm that should be better at tracking. 4K video recording will be available including the wider aspect ratio ‘DCI’ Cinema 4K at up to 236mbps. It supports Dual UHS-II SD slots and higher capacity battery with faster charging.
Specifications comparison of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M1 cameras
TruePic VIII Image Processor which is 3.5 times faster than previous TruePic processors. 1.48x (35mm equivalent) high-magnification EVF.
You can see the Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M1 specs comparison table below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.
|Features / Models||Olympus EM1 Mark II||Olympus EM1
|Megapixel||20 megapixels||16.3 megapixels|
|Sensor size / type||Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)||Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)|
||TruePic VIII||TruePic VII|
|Low pass filter||Yes||Yes|
|AF System||Contrast + Phase Detect sensor||Contrast detect+Phase detect|
|AF points||121 points||81 points|
|Shutter Min/Max||60sec 1/32000 sec||60 sec 1/8000 sec|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed||60fps||10fps|
|Video||4K recording at 24fps up to 237 Mbps||1920 x1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)|
|Display||3.0″ TFT- LCD Rear Screen (1037K pixels)||Tilting 3.0″Rear LCD (1037k)|
|Viewfinder||Electronic Viewfinder (100%) 2,360k dots||Electronic Viewfinder (100%) 2,360k dots|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||Battery capacity 37% improved||350 shots|
|Dimensions||134 x 91 x 67 mm||130 x 94 x 63 mm|
The US price of Olympus E-M1 Mark II is not confirmed yet. It is expected to be around $1,599 which would be the same price as Fujifilm X-T2 camera. This also makes its range a little bit higher than the current Olympus E-M1.