The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II refines the performance of its predecessor by improving on key aspects. Its 16 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor is paired with an improved 5-axis image-stabilization system which lets it produce a 40 megapixel Super-Resolution image by combining 8 precisely aligned images. A new processor and faster shutter allow it to shoot at 10 FPS and up to 1/16000s shutter-speeds to freeze action.

Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Read on to find how what the improvements are capable of.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is out, with a 16 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, FullHD video recording, microphone socket, vari-angle tilting swivelling touch-screen, 10-11fps continuous shooting, a super quiet shutter, live composite mode (very cool!), Wi-Fi, and a 40 megapixel shooting mode as well. It’s available in silver or black for £899 body only.

It’s been reviewed by a number of people, with detailed reviews available at ePHOTOzine.com, Robin Wong, DigitalRev (Video), The Phoblographer, Nicholas Goodden (who went on to buy it), SteveHuffPhoto Part 1, Part 2, AmateurPhotographer, and PhotographyBlog. We’ll add to this list as new reviews are published.

Panasonic GH4 Review

Panasonic’s leading Micro Four-Thirds camera, the GH4, brings 4K Ultra-HD video to mirrorless cameras. This 16 MP digital camera is designed for advanced photographers and videographers with a huge number of features in a professional-grade weatherproof body with 3 control-dials and a traditional mode-dial.

Panasonic GH4 Review

Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4. This review covers all the photo and video of the GH4 and analyses its performance on both fronts. As usual, the in-depth review includes a gallery of sample images taken throughout its entire sensitivity range. This time, there are also videos for each of the top-3 video formats supported by the GH4.

maginon-sz350-frontAldi UK has another budget digital camera, the Maginon SZ350, with a 35x optical zoom lens, 20 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p video, 3inch screen, optical image stabilisation, pop up flash, and blink detection. It’s priced at around £99. If you have one, feel free to post your thoughts, comments, reviews and photos below.

Full details on the Maginon website.

Alternative budget bridge cameras to look at include:
Panasonic Lumix LZ40, 42x optical zoom, £139 at Amazon UK.
Sony Cyber-shot H300, 35x optical zoom, £99 at Amazon UK (this one offers panoramic shooting).

The Nikon D750 just had a review published at Neocamera.This professional DSLR has a 24 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor paired with a fast EXPEED 4 processor. Its autofocus system features Phase-Detect at 51 points and is sensitive down to -3 EV, making it one of the most sensitive AF systems around.

The D750 starts a new line of high-end DSLRs, one which is aimed at videographers and attempts to deliver high-quality for stills and video. It can capture the former at 6.5 FPS and the latter at full 1080p and up to 60 FPS. Just like its siblings, the D750 offers a 100% coverage viewfinder and fully weatherproof body. As a first for the family, it also includes a tilting 3.2″ LCD with 1.2 megapixels.

Read the Nikon D750 review on Neocamera to see how it ultimately compares.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship Olympus camera, joining the mirrorless and DSLR lines into a model capable of taking full advantage of Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds lenses. This mirrorless features a revised 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF for use with legacy Zuiko lenses, while it uses ultra-fast Contrast-Detect AF by reading the sensor at 240 Hz when using M.Zuiko lenses.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

As the top-of-the-line offering, the E-M1 is built to professional standards. Its body includes dual control-dials, a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor and is both freezeproof to -10C and weather-sealed. Its high-speed shutter can sustain bursts at 10 FPS and shutter-speeds up to 1/8000s.

Neocamera recently published a full-review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 here. Check it out to learn how this mirrorless performs and be sure to visit the gallery of full-resolution images.