With powerful image stabilisation and 4K image quality, cinema-like video can be shot handheld.
Hand-held 4K video recording
Combining the powerful 5-axis image stabilisation system with electronic stabilisation for video makes it possible to shoot high-quality 4K movies handheld without cinematic equipment such as tripods, a mini jib, crane, etc.
- The angle of view is narrowed when using electronic stabilisation for movies (M-IS1).
Compatible with 4K, the digitial cinema standard
The E-M1 Mark II supports digital cinema standards like 4K (4096 x 2160), a 24P frame rate, and a 237 Mbps bit rate, for authentic video production.
HDMI Monitor connection
The HDMI Monitor connection is now more advanced due to requests from professional photographers. A 4:2:2 output is now supported for expanded colour correction range.
- When recording simultaneously on the camera, 4:2:0 is upsampled to 4:2:2.
- Some functions may not be available depending on the monitor.
Two HDMI output modes
You can select from Monitor mode for an external monitor, and Recording mode for an external recorder.
HDMI output (actual size) + camera monitor (magnified) display
During standby when shooting a movie, you can magnify the camera monitor on its own for more accurate focusing.
Sync signal for HDMI output recording
An external recorder can be synced with starting and stopping movie recording on the camera.
||30P, 25P, 24P
|Cinema 4K (C4K)
||60P, 50P, 30P, 25P, 24P
||ALL-Intra (202 Mbps), SuperFine (52 Mbps), Fine (30 Mbps), Normal (18 Mbps)|
||60P, 50P, 30P, 25P, 24P
||ALL-Intra (102 Mbps), SuperFine (26 Mbps), Fine (10 Mbps), Normal (10 Mbps)|
- Frame rate for ALL-Intra (202 Mbps) is 30P, 25P, and 24P only.
Variety of video features
- Super Control Panel: In movie mode, you can use the Live Super Control Panel to change image quality settings and the image stabilisation mode (M-IS).
- 4K single frame extraction: This function lets you extract a single frame from a recorded 4K movie to use as a still image.
- Movie editing: This feature lets you cut frames at the beginning and end of movies.
- Clips: Shoot short video clips of a fixed length and combine them together to create a short movie.
- Flat mode: In this new picture mode developed only for video, contrast is lowered to prevent highlight blowout and loss of shadow detail for colour grading and adding rich gradations in post-production editing.
- Focus peaking: Focus peaking is possible during video recording. Peaking colour can be selected from white, black, red, and yellow, and intensity can be selected from low, standard, and high.
- Slow/quick motion video: Shoot slow motion or quick motion movies.
- Art Filter Movie: All Art Filter options are available for video as well.
- Art Fade: Fade from one Art Filter to another in a single piece of footage.
- Old Film Effect: Make your videos appear like old movies.
- One Shot and Multi Echo: This function expresses motion with afterimages.
- Start/stop control: Use a release cable or your smartphone with OI.Share app installed to start and stop video recording remotely.
- Movie Tele-converter (approx. 3x): This function lets you take zoomed-in shots of the area you touch on the monitor during shooting while maintaining high image quality.
- Time code setting: You can select from Rec Run, Free Run, Drop Frame/Non Drop Frame. The time code start time can be synced with the actual time or set manually.
- Continuous movie recording over 4 GB: When recording movies that exceed 4 GB, the camera automatically splits and saves the movie file. When playing back the movie on the camera, split files are played as one file.
- Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
- Screen captures in the monitor are composite images.