Grab your travel bag, pack all your stuff and go on a wild adventure. To make it more fun, do consider the Olympus E-M5 Mark II camera. Designed in a very attractive and ornate pattern, this camera reminisces the retro times. But, don’t take just that word, check out its pro-level controls and much more:
The camera features a perfect design and plenty of features. The camera has a small and powerful Micro Four Thirds sensor with about half the area of the APS-C sensors in rival compact system cameras and digital SLRs, but any theoretical quality loss can be hard to spot in practice. The advantage of a smaller sensor on this camera is the corresponding reduction in size of the lenses. If you like to travel light and keep the versatility of an interchangeable lens camera, you can rely on this camera. The camera attracts plenty with the 40M high-resolution mode that happens to be a headline-grabbing feature on this camera. The camera takes around 1 second to shoot eight frames and a couple of seconds to process them. The camera comes at a higher price than usual and carries a 16-megapixel micro four-thirds sensor as its predecessor. It retains the same retro look, with minor cosmetic tweaks. The camera comes bundled with Olympus's 14-50mm f/3.5-6.3 kit lens. This looks and feels quite odd - it's long and narrow where most kit lenses are relatively short and squat. The zoom range on the camera is 24-100 mm in 35 mm camera terms. It also carries a sliding collar which switches between manual zoom, electronic zoom and macro mode. This camera has an improved version of its 5-axis image stabilization system, and had arranged a low-light portrait shoot to demonstrate its effectiveness, claiming a shutter speed improvement of up to 5 stops. It was pretty convincing although, as ever, shooting at marginal shutter speeds, with or without stabilization, does produce the occasional failure. Perhaps one of the unique features is the camera’s ability to display and adjust the highlight and shadow areas of the tone curve in the viewfinder. It's a great idea, but a little difficult to use on the spur of the moment.
Design and Display:
This camera has a modest-sized body that is built along the same lines as the E-5 DSLR camera. More so, this camera is wrapped around a magnesium alloy body that adds to its sturdiness and makes it dust and weather resistant. On the rear side, the camera has an OLED monitor that tilts vertically up to 90 degrees and down 45 degrees. The EVF on this camera is even more fun and sports a 1.44 million-dot display. The 1.115x magnification I coupled with 18 mm eye point relief. The camera is neither too large nor too small and fits perfectly well in a jacket pocket. The attractive bit on this camera is definitely its retro look. The camera’s OLED touch-screen display is quite bright and is the tilting type.
Overall, this camera is pretty rugged in nature and makes a good choice over most point and shoot alternatives. With the inclusions of some of the best features, it is too hard to ignore this camera.