WITH ENTRY-LEVEL MIRRORLESS cameras, there are always compromises. They have smaller sensors and smaller bodies, making them cheaper than full-frame DSLRs but also less capable. A small camera doesn’t have much room on it for knobs and buttons.
At $700 for the body only, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II is an affordable compact system camera. It has a 16-megapixel micro four-thirds sensor—a bit smaller than an APS-C imager—so its body is also quite diminutive.
But, lo and behold, Olympus has crammed it full of a great many features and controls, making it a solid option for seasoned shooters who want something small that’s easy to carry.
Those value propositions start with a crazy floating five-axis stabilization system, similar to the one found in Olympus’s higher-end OM-D E-M5 Mark II. This sort of feature is unheard of in an entry-level camera, if only to keep those higher-end models selling.
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