Olympus was so kind to lend me their OM-D E-M5 II for some weeks so I gave it a spin.
The camera, that is inspired by an old analogue model, went in my bag for a few weeks and became my companion.
What I liked:
- the look. It looks like a beautiful old analogue camera with the big dials on top.
- the photos. The OM-D E-M5 II has an amazing sensor and you get the result in the pictures. I loved the colours it produces.
- the 5-axis stabilisation system: better pics at low light without needing a tripod. Other brands started including it in their cameras too and it makes such a difference when you work in dim light.
What I didn't like:
- the grip. I don't have big hands and it felt like the grip was too short. It was difficult to hold and it didn't feel very safe.
- the on/off button: it's on the left. As a photographer I like to respond quick when something happens. Left hand on the lens. Right hand to switch on the camera and push the shutter button almost the same time. Not possible here.
- the menu: a bit confusing and some things are hard to find when you're not a dedicated Olympus user. One day it took me quite some time to get out the menu where you can select more creative features.
Conclusion: Cool camera with a lot of good features on it. The quality of the images is really great. I think, with a bigger grip and a better structured menu, this camera could be a good deal.