E-M1 EVF Issue While Panning inside a Store

gugarci

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This afternoon I went to my local Unique Photo in Fairfield NJ. I went there hoping to play with the E-M1 and the GX7. Finding an E-M10 there in stock was a pleasant surprise. Till now I was mainly looking at the GX7 and the E-M10. But the E-M1 did not feel too big compared to the E-M10 and the GX7. The E-M1 I was playing with at the store had the new 12-40mm lens mounted.

While playing around with the E-M1 I noticed that the EVF would freeze momentarily for a split second while panning the camera around the store. I did not encountered any issues like these on the E-M10, the GX7 or the Fuji X-T1 which I also tried, The E-M1's viewfinder is large and bright but while the EVF on the E-M10 is smaller it was no no slouch either. But I'm very concern about this issue I encountered on this E-M1 since I have not read anything on line about any EVF issues like this. I also tried the E-M1 with the Olympus 40-150 which was mounted on the E-M10 and the E-M1's EVF also kept freezing momentarily while panning inside the store. Is this a defective EVF? Like I said I did not encounter any issues like these with the other cameras I tried in the store.
 

jnewell

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This is going by faint memory - I think there is a menu setting that deals with flicker caused by some lighting sources. If I'm remembering correctly (big if), it's possible that's the issue.
 

heli-mech

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Only time I have noticed any delay in the EVF is when using peaking, maybe someone had the camera set up to use peaking/ manual focus and you were inadvertently moving the focus ring to trigger it?
 

jnewell

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Display menu > Flicker reduction:

Reduce the effects of fl icker under some kinds of lighting,
including fluorescent lamps. When flicker is not reduced by
the [Auto] setting, set to [50Hz] or [60Hz] in accordance with
the commercial power frequency of the region where the
camera is used.
Could that be it?
 

Simonout

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It also might be the in-body image stabilization which stabilizes the view finder image. You can select image stabilization which does not stabilize horizontal panning movements, which allows for smoother panning.
 
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