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

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II measurements: No significant progress for Olympus Sensor Scores

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With an overall DxOMark Sensor Score of 73 points, the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II ranks in 87th place for all tested sensors in the database, and is in joint first place for Olympus cameras alongside the OM-D E-M1 (also with 73 points). A modest 2-point improvement over the original E-M5 (71 points), the E-M5 Mark II ranks second for all four-thirds sensors in the database and is just surpassed only by Panasonic’s Lumix GH4 (74 points). 

In terms of the E-M5’s sub-scores for Color, Dynamic Range, and ISO, there are no real stand-out results, with scores of 23 bits for Color, 12.4 EVs for Dynamic Range, and 896 for Low-light ISO, putting the E-M5 in positions around the mid-80’s among all cameras in the database.