Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Can Shoot 18 FPS RAW with AF

Olympus has unveiled their new flagship camera in their micro-four thirds OM-D lineup, the OM-D E-M1 II. The new high-end M4/3 body features a 20.4MP Live MOS sensor with 121 Phase Detect AF points, among other impressive features. 

If there was a theme to the announcement it was that this camera was built for speed, and highlighting that was the E-M1 II’s impressive ability to shoot up to 60FPS RAW stills continuously with AF and AE lock, and the incredible 18FPS RAW still capture with AF/AE Tracking.

The improvements don’t end there though, the OM-D E-M1 II also features dual SD card slots, a fully weather-sealed construction, and the latest iteration of Olympus’s 50MP high res shot mode. Olympus is also claiming the E-M1 II’s in-body image stabilization is capable of up to 5.5 stops of image stabilization, which will no doubt help those who want to shoot handheld video utilizing the camera’s other big upgrade – 4K video (237Mbp, 4096×2060).

This is a very clear upgrade over the current OM-D E-M1 and brings gives sports, wildlife and action shooters a clear option in the Micro Four Thirds system.

No availability or pricing was announced for the OM-D E-M1 II, stay tuned and we will update as soon as it is made available.


Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.