Controls and customisation
OLYMPUS has made the OM- D E- M1 Mark II feel very much like a DSLR. It has only one obvious control missing: a thumb switch and joystick, which is handy for moving around the focus point and changing the focus array rapidly. This can be replicated to some extent with the four-way controller and a customisable Fn button. The other omissions, the individual white balance and ISO buttons, can be mapped to a single Fn button and operated by the front and rear dials. Just about all buttons, dials and levers are customisable, with some having a dual purpose. The Olympus also has a few extra tricks up its sleeve. The Fn lever enables you to alter your set- up at the flick of a switch. I set it to swap from continuous focus to single or manual (if not using back-button focus). A welcome addition for me is three custom settings that have been added to the mode dial, which can be customised to access an immediate starting point to suit a specific shooting style.
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II has been designed to feel much like a DSLR