There has been a lot of hype by olympus about being able to hand hold the hi-res shot on the EM1 II and some disappointment that it is not listed as a spec as of now. I for one was excited about what olympus was hinting at over the last several months but not because it could be hand holdable but because it will finally be landscape usable. As I've stated in another thread, I feel like hand hold Hi res is not and probably will never be that effective at improving resolution. The reason is that when you increase MP you increase demands on the stability of the system and for a hi res to work it has to precisely move the sensor 1/2 a pixel 8 times. This leads to not only needing very precise moments but very high shutter speeds as the one shot shutter speed is at best going to be 8 times longer for the hi res. For me, getting the most out of Hi res mode will always be a tripod affair. Even high MP full frame cameras are only at their best with the best glass and on a sturdy tripod because the extreme pixel densities make movements more noticeable at the pixel level. What Olympus has said about the sensor already has me excited however because now it will be able to capture landscapes with slight movements without issues. The sensor read out speed of the EM1II has improved along with a significant ~5-6x speed in raw file capture. This will allow the hi res shot to be performed much faster then previously which lowers the amount of movement in a scene and allows for use with longer lenses. Olympus is also touting improved computing that allows it to adjust the final image for movement in the scene which will further improve rendering of trees, water, grass, sky and even people. These two improvements now make the hi res shot usable for landscapes with a good tripod. Combine this with the reported improvement in dynamic range on raw files by olympus and we have a camera that can put out 80 MP Raws that will rival a medium format camera. I have been playing with the DPR studio shot comparison tool again and the EM5II Hi-Res files have less noise and as much or more observed dynamic range then the A7rII and the D810 to my eye. If the EM1II really has an improvement in both noise and dynamic range over the previous olympus cameras, then the Hi res shots will be amazing and finally usable for the kind of photography i love to do.