Brooklyn By Night With The Olympus OMD-EM5 Mark II

In an effort to create camera reviews that aren't so dull and boring as an old man sitting in his living room droning on and on about sensor size and HDR bracketing, two of my co-workers, Josh and Jay, have recently started the YouTube channel The Camera Project, in which they test drive numerous digital cameras while at the same time tour different parts of New York City. 

Given my interest in digital imaging as well as my passion for exploring this vibrant city of ours, I'm super excited to announce that, with Jay's departure to Denver in the coming weeks, I will be joining as a local co-host on The Camera Project!

Earlier this week, I was given a chance to take the Olympus OM-D E5MII out for some first impression shooting, i.e., I took it with me while I walked the dog. In-depth review will be coming on The Camera Project YouTube channel, but in the meantime, I got some great shots of Brooklyn Heights at night.


My first time taking this camera out, I found it reasonably easy to find my way around the dials and digital menu, considering I had never used an Olympus camera before in my life (long-time Canon gal here). I was super impressed with the crisp images it turned out in low light. Granted, it has incredible internal image stabilization, and I was shooting with a 17mm f/1.8 prime lens, which is immensely helpful. This is also the first time I've handled a camera with built-in wi-fi, which I really loved, and for me as a blogger, a total game-changer in what I post, how, and when.

Stay tuned for more posts, photos, and a full review regarding the Olympus OM-D EM5II!