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E-P5 wifi remote

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by vchaney, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. vchaney

    vchaney Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Sep 22, 2010
    Does anyone know whether the EP5's wifi functionality be updated to mirror the E-M1's? It would be great if it were. I prefer the separate viewfinder on the ep5 but really want the manual modes in remote control for group shots and self timer type shots.

    Cheers,

    Vince
     
  2. Cornelius

    Cornelius Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Sep 9, 2013
    I would love that option. Can't believe there isn't already one. How do you go about pulling off a timed photo. There's got to be a remote option.
     
  3. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

    340
    Aug 26, 2011
    Oly should update the software so the E-P5 supports full manual controls too. If not, someone needs to hack it because I know it's not a hardware issue. Wifi remote is useless in iAuto.
     
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  4. Cornelius

    Cornelius Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Sep 9, 2013
    Well, I just got mine, literally 2days ago. I have yet to unearth the magic of iAuto. So that is where his camera has some remote capabilities. This type of unit, considering the price point etc., shoud be offering remote capabilities or at the very least customized count down to shutter.
     
  5. vesanieminen

    vesanieminen Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Sep 8, 2013
    Finland
    Vesa Nieminen
    It's not totally useless, you can use it as a kind of party mode when people come over etc. It's just next to useless :)

    Hopefully Olympus will add full manual mode controls to the remote for the PEN as well. I can't imagine why they would not do so.
     
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  6. vesanieminen

    vesanieminen Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Sep 8, 2013
    Finland
    Vesa Nieminen
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  7. Blastop

    Blastop Mu-43 Regular

    92
    Jun 20, 2011
    This and the limited video modes were my biggest disappointments with the E-P5 (non integrated viewfinder was much smaller for me). If they fix the video I'd be mighty tempted!

    Sent from my One S using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  8. Blotzphoto

    Blotzphoto Mu-43 Regular

    109
    May 25, 2012
    Cincinnati
    Lou Doench
    Just updated to 1.3 this morning! Makes me feel so good about the EP-5 purchase now!
     
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  9. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

    340
    Aug 26, 2011
    Yep. I love my E-P5!!
     
  10. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    639
    Jun 14, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    Firmware upgrades demonstrate that Olympus appreciates our business. I pay a lot of heed to such things. And just bought an E-P5. It arrived today and now has firmware 1.3 and most of the settings tweaked. Though no doubt that is not a job for one evening.