The EM1 mkII arrived yesterday and it is awesome. I want to share my initial thoughts and offer some tips for those transitioning over to it. This is by no means a review…plenty of others have already been doing those. I’m not going over specs… they are almost irrelevant at this point. My actual review will come soon…after I’ve had have some real time with the camera in real scenarios, personal, and client assignments. I must say, this is the first camera I feel confident taking to a client shoot on day 1. I trust it. In fact it is such a smooth transition, I feel better taking this camera untested than any other camera i’ve ever owned.
Also, most of what I say here really applies to those that are used to the E-M1 already, or at least the original menu layout of the other cameras. If you are new to Olympus…well…best to start with my resources link and check out the system swap guide and the menu walk through. The new menu system is the same as the old…just quicker access and the pages have been given their own subfolder. So instead of Menu A having 3 pages worth of scrolling, now there is A1, A2, A3 so you can access instantly. Also some options have been smoothed out, clarified a bit, or just adjusted to be more straight forward.
So the following list is in no particular order, but I feel these items need to be called out.
- Olympus RAW video announcement!
- Olympus updates E-M1X, E-M1 mkII, mkIII, and E-M5mkIII firmware
- Petr Bambousek reviews the Olympus 100-400
- Olympus 100-400 F/5.0-6.3 Lens released!
- Olympus E-M10 mkIV released!
- Olympus Rewards program is ending
- Video workshop coming your way!
- Insane Olympus US summer deal on the E-M1X!
- Olympus Announces developments and additional thoughts
- What went wrong with Olympus