Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Reviews and UHS-II Card Speed

Mirrorless Lessons completed their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and they are very impressed with the camera, but of course price came up. The biggest problem with the price of the Olympus at this time is that the Fujifilm X-T2 and Sony a6500 both out perform it for less money, while the Panasonic GH5 matches it price wise, but has video performance in a class of it’s own. The Olympus has a few photography features that other cameras lack, but most photographers do not believe they justify the big price tag. I for one will be very interested In this camera when the price is closers to the Fujifilm and Sony competitors. Below you can see how it compares to the Sony a6500 for video.

Below you can also see how the Olympus benefits form UHS-II cards. At 18 frames per second the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with Lexar 2000X will shoot 84 frames JPEG compared to 68 with a normal UHS-I card. When shooting RAW the number drops to 74 frames with the Lexar 2000x and 54 with a normal UHS-I card. At 10 frames per second the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with Lexar 2000X will shoot 274 frames RAW compared to 66 with a normal UHS-I card.

Lexar 2000x B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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