Olympus E-M5 II Digital camera Doubles Megapixels With Tech Trickery

Olympus E-M5 II Camera Doubles Megapixels With Tech TrickeryOlympus

Everyone needs extra megapixels, however sooner or later you simply cannot match any extra onto a digital camera’s sensor. What do you do then? When you’re Olympus, you attempt one thing bizarre. The corporate’s new, memorably-named OM-D E-M5 II has a sixteen-megapixel sensor like its predecessor, 2012’s E-M5. However the E-M5 II has a trick up its sleeve: By taking a number of footage in a row and shifting the sensor a microscopic distance every time, it may collect sufficient additional knowledge to supply a forty-megapixel picture with comparable high quality to cameras with a lot bigger sensors. (DP Evaluation has some useful diagrams in the event you’re curious.)

The catch is that mode can solely be used on stationary topics, because the course of takes an entire second to take all these footage. The digital camera ought to nonetheless be common with panorama and portrait artists, although — and since each different facet of the already-wonderful (and climate-resistant) E-M5 has been improved on this model as properly, it is undoubtedly one of many compact cameras to beat. A brand new digital viewfinder, higher video and burst modes, and much extra guide controls make this new $one hundred ten Olympus a very good choice for critical shooters on the lookout for a smaller interchangeable-lens digital camera.



—Devin Coldewey
First revealed February 5 2015, 1:02 PM