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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Camera: Olympus Explains the Importance of Its Fast Electronic Viewfinder in Sports Photography

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II boasts a high-magnification, high-speed electronic viewfinder as well as an advanced Dual FAST AF.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Autofocusing on fast-moving subjects

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Autofocusing on fast-moving subjects

The performance of the 1.48x (35mm equivalent) high-magnification, high-resolution electronic viewfinder rivals those of professional full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. With high-speed operation that includes a maximum refresh rate of 120 fps and a minimum response time of five milliseconds, users never lose track of fast-moving subjects.

Image by Sports Photographer Hiroyuki Yakushi: OM-D E-M1 Mark II+ M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150 mm F2.8 PRO M Mode, F3.2, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800, WB AUTO

By developing the 20M Live MOS sensor and the TruePic VIII image processor simultaneously, Olympus engineers were able to maximize total performance, realizing a super-fast AF and a huge improvement in image quality for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. For its electronic viewfinder, they were able to achieve a maximum display frame rate of 120 fps and a 0.005-sec. display time lag for stressless viewing. According to sports photographer Hiroyuki Yakushi, “The most important aspect in sports photography is the ability to continue tracking the subject in the viewfinder. The E-M1 Mark II has a fast viewfinder that solves this dilemma. Image blackout time is extremely short, and it is possible to continue tracking subjects in scenes with side to side movement.

Visit the OM-D Pro Gallery in the Olympus Cameras and Lenses website for more of Yakushi’s fascinating photos.…/photographers/hiroyuki_yakushi/

The following video presents OM-D E-M1 Mark II High-Speed Performance:
The all new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II features industry leading high-speed performance.

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