4k on the E-M1 - leaked photo

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by sigamy, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    I'm still a little skeptical about this EM1 4K firmware update rumor, but if true it would be absolutely brilliant. Not that I'll be shootin in 4K, I'd be thrilled to have really good quality 1080.

    The big thing as far as I'm concerned is having full manual control whilst shooting video...basically, if this firmware were to bring the EM1 video up to atleast GX7 video quality I'll be thrilled. Really good 1080 with manual control is all I need.

    Got my fingers crossed.
     
  2. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
  3. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I don't see them doing that.
     
  4. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I suspect there are two firmware streams, one going to videographers and the other going to photogs. We often do this sort of thing in testing.
     
  5. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Yes, that makes sense.
     
  6. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  7. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    I'll be pleasantly surprised if this actually makes it to production cameras.
     
  8. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Is there some rule somewhere that even photography sites or photographers have to use a blurrycam to take photos of impending products etc?

    4K_zps6f6def43.
     
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  9. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Yes. It's the same with mystical animals like Sasquatch, Aliens, and the Loch Ness Monster.

    I think basically anything mythical must be blurry and out of focus.

    Z...
     
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  10. m4/3boy

    m4/3boy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2013
    Better contact them about this one Ray. Egregious behavior like this can't be ignored!
     
  11. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    It was probably taken as part of a selfie and so was out of focus.:biggrin:
     
  12. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    As owner of EM1, this would help me save lots of money by eliminating the need to have GH4 for video!
     
  13. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Maybe. But when hurriedly taking it with a phone without being noticed, rules get broken.
    http://i.imgur.com/jpUlqAB.jpg
    jpUlqAB.
     
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  14. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    Can't wait till next week to find out what the upgrade will actually give us. Fingers crossed x x.
     
  15. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    So, after years of mobile phone development, not one manufacturer has been able to produce a mobile phone camera that produces a photo any better than my T95 that produces a 480x640 VGA image (menu on E-P1 taken with T95):

    Pic_0913_010.

    Are you sure that it's not a crop of the camera taken from a selfie?
     
  16. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    At least yours look similar. Typical of having the phone too close & trying to sneak that photo without being caught.
     
  17. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    That was the best focus I could get, moving it away didn't help, nor did moving it closer. But then I don't have a wiz bang mobile phone, it's purely for making phone calls. :)
     
  18. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I hope the announcement is delayed a few days just to see how many tangents we can find until we get some more news.
     
  19. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    I hope this 4k update rumour is true. I've never believed the "know-it-all-experts" telling (more like preaching) that it's impossible to add such thing via a firmware update. :biggrin: If the E-M1 got 4k then it would be 100% sure E-M5mk2 will have it too.