EM-1 firmware 4.0 anounced

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by MidasKiss, Sep 15, 2015.

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  1. MidasKiss

    MidasKiss Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 15, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    I've been looking into M43 for a while now. I'm happy that focus stacking/bracketing is coming to the EM-1. I've been trying to pick up a new one for a while now.

    - https://www.facebook.com/OlympusOMD.Official/posts/957351520998248
     
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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Great news! Thank you for posting this.
     
  3. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    Woo hoo! Can't wait. Thanks!
     
  4. BLX

    BLX Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2012
    Denmark
    Morten
    Looking forward to:

    - Silent Mode (electronic shutter)
    - Advanced Focus Peaking (4 colors)
     
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  5. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    That means no EM1 Mark II any time soon (6+ months)
     
  6. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    I am not sure what the new EM1 will bring to the table to compete with all the newer offerings, but based on the GX8's sensor, (I am sure Id be happy with it) sensor performance has to be MUCH improved somehow. What ever happened to the Fuji/Panasonic sensor they were working on?
     
  7. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Veteran

    435
    Feb 18, 2012
    Did that firmware for the E-M1 just confirm electronic shutter mode?
     
  8. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That's what I read too.
    Also, 24/25P video, (no flat profile like the E-M5 Mk2 though).
    I wonder why focus stacking is only supported on those lenses? I guess I will have to stick to focus bracket and do it in PP.
     
  9. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Veteran

    435
    Feb 18, 2012
    Wish they could update the E-M1/E-M5ii firmware to include the AF targeting pad (using the EVF, while being able to change the AF point with your finger on the touchscreen) like the E-M10ii has (as well as all the Panasonic cameras).
     
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  10. raschmidt

    raschmidt Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 28, 2014
    Chengdu, China
    Rob
    I'm a little confused, it says:


    New Support for Advanced Olympus Capture Ver. 1.1 ✓*6


    the 6 asterix at bottom says

    *6 Except for High Res. Shot.

    Is that an error or will the E-M1 also be getting the High Res mode?


    edit: i think i figured it out, E-M1 doesnt support Adv Oly Capture 1.1 High Res option?
     
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  11. MidasKiss

    MidasKiss Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 15, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    Didn't the em5ii high res requite sensor shifting technology not in other models?
     
  12. Yorick43

    Yorick43 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 11, 2012
    Lake District, UK
    Yorick
    I'm very stoked about this! Olympus keeps impressing me with their updates! Most companies don't bother with it after a couple of years.
     
  13. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Hhhm... Looks like it may just be worth doing the first ever upgrade for my E-M1. Hopefully,t hey also make it so it doesn't reset all the settings after this one...

    regardless, macro photo stacking is right up my alley, so I will actually update to this one, whether I have to re-set up the whole darn camera or not...
    Z...
     
  14. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    Yes. That will be nice.

    Andrew
     
  15. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    I'm giddy like a schoolgirl with excitement.

    So many genuinely useful improvements planned. Olympus, you beautiful wench. I shall love my E-M1 even more!

    Can't wait.
     
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  16. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Where do you see that focus stacking is only available on certain lenses? Only limitation I saw was em1 only.
     
  17. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    See Midaskiss' "full announcement" link above.
    *1
     
  18. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    That'd be this bit:
    Always read the fine print...
    Z...
     
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  19. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Ok now I see it. Wonder why. That kind of sucks because I was interested in some experimentation in my wildlife photography. Also see that focus bracketing is only useable with m4/3 lenses.