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OM-D E-M5 MkII upgrade?

Camairish Avatar
Camairish 18 1.4k Scotland
6 Jan 2019 4:17PM

Iím returning to photography after a wee hiatus and wondered what Oly users make of the E-M5 Mk II? I currently own the E-M5 but realise itís now about 5-6 years old and I fancy a new toy!

I shoot landscapes, architectural and some street stuff. Particularly interested in what people make of the 40mega pixel mode when tripod mounted.


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lobsterboy Plus
19 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2019 6:54PM
I have the EM-10 mk III & the EM-1 mkII, both are excellent so I should think the middle of the range is just as good.

The EM-1 has a high resolution mode similar to the EM-5. It seems to work OK if you have little movement in the scene. TBH I doubt I will ever use that mode for landscapes, I don't really feel the need for huge megapixel files unless I'm going to crop it.

I did a video on it for the EM1: ..though according to the internet I got everything wrong Smile

I would classify it as a useful option to have, but not a real selling point TBH
MUSTDOS 9 16 Lebanon
6 Jan 2019 9:03PM
I know this is an Olympus forum but you are better off saving for a G9 especially since It dropped in price after launch and will continue to drop. You can find it well priced in the used market

Otherwise, save your cash and wait for Olympus to pull off an E-M5 mark 3.

Your sensor is already good enough for a lot of stuff as long as you put good glass on it. Don't listen to benchmark addicts.
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Camairish 18 1.4k Scotland
7 Jan 2019 12:33AM
Thanks, good advice both. Will get back into the swing of things with what Iíve got then revisit an upgrade later this year. Iíve got good micro 4/3 glass. Also got some nice Canon glass from a previous life so will see what any mirrorless R upgrade brings...


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