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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R review: specs and price

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R better than the average?

  • Focus points
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    81vs74.74
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    25600 ISOvs25079.88 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    10fpsvs7.14fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs43389.27fps
  • Viewfinder coverage
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    100%vs98.44%
  • Screen resolution
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    1037k dotsvs891.25k dots
  • Exposure time
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    60svs28.85s
  • Volume
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    474.3cm³vs621.31cm³

Price comparison

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
7.is a system camera
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A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
8.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
9.has a flash
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A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Optics

1.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
7.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
8.shoots raw
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A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
9.Has a two-stage shutter
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A two-stage shutter can help you take photos like a pro: just slightly press the button for the lens to focus, and then push it fully to capture the photograph.

Videography

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.Has timelapse function
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A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
5.supports slow-motion video recording
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Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.Has a remote control
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.supports a remote smartphone
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This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
6.has an HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
7.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
8.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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