Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II sensor review: New features, but same sensor resolution

By Paul Carroll - Tuesday April 07 2015

Sensor Review
Introduction | Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II measurements: No significant progress for Olympus Sensor Scores | Comparison 1: Olympus E-M5 Mark II vs E-M5 Mark I vs E-M1 | Comparison 2: Olympus E-M5 Mark II vs Sony a6000 vs Sony A7R | Conclusion


The improvements to the EVF and LCD screen resolution, alongside more customizable controls, have updated the OM-D E-M5 Mark II to respond to the 2015 hybrid market. What’s more, with its retro styling, weather-resistant construction, and large range of interchangeable lenses, it looks likely to remain a big hit with Olympus enthusiasts. The 5-axis image stabilization system and 40Mp stitching mode will be handy for some shots too, but sticking with the similar, if not same, 16Mp four-thirds sensor from the Mark I means that the latest model doesn’t offer any real improvement to sensor image quality over its predecessor in the DxOMark Sensor Scores.