Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II — Initial Video Test.

I did something crazy! I’ve gone back to Micro 4/3 from Sony full frame cameras! What?!?!?!? Why?!?!?!?

Well, I love, Love, LOVE the Sony RX1R II. It’s a great camera! However, it’s an expensive camera and only a 35mm focal length camera. I have that focal length covered with other camera systems, maybe not as compact, maybe not as good, but there’s a lot of dollars invested in that one camera that I could use for many more lenses / focal lengths. Regarding the a7R II, I don’t have a lot of lenses for E Mount, and more importantly, I think the 5D Mark IV is in many ways a better camera. Since I purchased the 5D Mark IV, it’s my go to camera of choice for full frame. If I want higher resolution, I can always use my 5DS.

So why the Olympus E-M1 Mark II? Well, I loved the original E-M1, and I was always very happy with Olympus’s lens quality. Also, it’s a small, realtively compact, very fast to focus, and a fun system to use. Also, it’s got 4K video, a flat video setting, and image stabilization that’s awesome!

Now, I know the Panasonic GH5 is coming out, and Panasonic makes some great stuff. I’ve had some of their Leica branded lenses before, also a GH4, GH3, and GX8. I’ve found that I prefer Olympus’s lens lineup, camera feel, focusing system, and picture quality more than Panasonic’s.

I’ll definitely blog more about the E-M1 II and lenses that I purchased to go with it in upcoming blog posts. For now, I wanted to share an initial video test to demonstrate the quality in bad lighting.

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