The first clip in this list is shot with the Laowa 7.5mm which is atypically wide for a video shot but we’re happy to see what it looks like nonetheless.
$650 for a 16mp Olympus camera with 4K30P and IBIS seems good. It remains to be seen if this sensor is any better than the other 100 16mp m43 cameras. But even if it’s on par with G85 then it will be a good value.
Like our last post was about a movie shot on the Panasonic GH4, this post shows what the Olympus EM-1 Mark II can do. They obviously had a higher production budget than most EM-1 Mark II videos. It goes to show you that camera you use is becoming less and less relevant.
Still shooters have many reasons to like this camera, and it does okay for video (but not GH5 level good).
The G85 continues to show its value and the A6500 image looks good (when not invoking rolling shutter) but the E-M1 Mark II doesn’t look as good in this video. It’s still a useable video camera however.
We have been a bit hard on this camera. It’s nice to see Olympus up its video game. We do except the GH5 to be out in only a matter of months so for most people it would be worth the wait to see what it offers. Several videos for your consideration:
The video quality on the Olympus E-M1 Mark II isn’t as good as we hoped it would be, despite having great image stabilization. Unless you’re looking for a hybrid camera and have lots of Olympus lenses, you probably will want to see what the GH5 offers on the video side.
We are not saying that the Olympus E-m1 Mark II lacks rolling shutter, only that we have not observed it significantly in the few videos released so far. More testing will eventually clarify the amount of rolling shutter present.