Olympus Photokina 2016 Announcement Roundup: E-M1 II, New Lenses and More!

DPReview recently held a poll, and asked users “what was the most exciting Photokina announcement?”

And the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II placed just behind the Fuji FGX 50s… the mirrorless medium format camera!

It’s safe to say that Olympus had a huge Photokina. Here’s a roundup of all their announcements accompanied by previews:

1. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II

  • Normally I skip interviews with Olympus employees, or at least take it with a grain of salt. But I found this interview from Cinema5d quite interesting:

The TL;DR, is that the Olympus employee is a filmmaker who was quite honest on what the camera can and can not do. Will it replace $5000+ professional cinema cameras? No. But he does mention that it’s on par with the latest offerings from Panasonic (at least the previous generation) which if true, is quite impressive. A popular answer to the “which camera should I get” in the Micro Four Thirds community has always been, “Olympus for stills, Panasonic for video.” But I feel like that line is blurring in the past year and it looks like that trend will continue.

2. The new lenses from Olympus: 12-100mm f4 PRO, 25mm f1.2 PRO, and 30mm f3.5 Macro

3. Olympus E-PL8

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