The upgrade is purely cosmetic — all the internal guts remain the same as the standard E-M10 II. The 16-megapixel camera has five-axis image stabilization, and borrows features, like Focus Bracketing, from its higher-end siblings, like the OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
The grip, however, is now covered in synthetic brown leather. A genuine leather strap matches the grip. The kit includes a M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens, but it comes with a metal lens cap that tells the world your camera is unique (if you care about that stuff). Olympus, however, says the leatherette on the grip isn’t just about looks; it provides a firmer grip.
The special edition E-M10 II will go on sale in February, with price to be determined. The standard E-M10 II sells for $800 with the same lens.
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