Top-class, In-body 5-axis Image Stabilisation


The world's best stabilisation performance

The 5-axis VCM image stabilisation, which powerfully compensates any type of shaking, has improved, achieving the world's highest compensation performance of 5 steps[1]. It also provides powerful compensation for camera roll which cannot be corrected with an in-lens IS, and horizontal/vertical shift which tends to occur during macro shooting. With this feature, you can enjoy hand-held shooting in dark locations and during telephoto photography without worrying about camera shake. It also prevents image shake in the viewfinder for stable framing. Additionally, the world’s most powerful camera shake compensation performance equivalent to 6 shutter speed steps[2] is provided by 5-axis Sync IS when the OM-D E-M5 Mark II is combined with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO, which is the first Olympus interchangeable lens to be equipped with in-lens image stabilisation.

  • 1: As of February 5, 2015 on interchangeable lens cameras. Based on CIPA standards, when used with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ, at focal length of 50mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 100mm), in pitch/yaw direction.
  • 2: Based on CIPA standards , when used with M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO.

Roll compensation not possible with in-lens IS

Z: Roll

This model powerfully compensates camera shake in rolling that cannot be compensated by in-lens IS. With this feature, you can enjoy hand-held shooting during long exposures even in dark locations.


Shifting compensation supports hand-held macro shooting

X: Horizontal shift,
Y: Vertical shift

Shift blur often occurs when shooting macro photography. With a revised algorithm, the E-M5 Mark II's 5-axis VCM image stabilisation system is now compatible with shift blurring not only when shooting still images but also for movies. This provides powerful support for hand-held macro shooting.


Optical stabilisation and digital stabilisation combine to realise movie IS

Not only is 5-axis image stabilisation useful for still images, but it also shows its ability when recording movies. The VCM magnetically levitates the image sensor constantly for smooth hand-held movie recording similar to dedicated cinematic image stabilisation equipment used in feature-length films. The M-IS1 image stabilisation mode for movie recording combines both the 5-axis optical image stabilisation and digital image stabilisation for more powerful effects, and M-IS2 uses 5-axis image stabilisation only.


Half-pressing the shutter release prevents image shake in the viewfinder for stable framing

This model is equipped with a halfway release image stabilisation so you can view image stabilisation effects in the viewfinder while pressing the shutter button halfway. This makes more accurate framing and focusing possible through a stable viewfinder image during macro and telephoto shooting.

  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.

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