Thanks info!I can't compare it to other cameras, the E-M10 is my first "still" camera with video capability. I would say, however, that the image quality, on a tripod, at least, is about as good as the series of middle tier Canon consumer grade video cameras I have had in the past.
Full disclosure, I do not consider myself a serious videographer. In fact, I am uncomfortable using the term videographer to describe my video activities in the first place. I am a casual "happysnap" movie taker. I take movies of the kids and now, the grandkids, holiday trips, and assorted family gatherings. At best, it is a supplement to my stills photography.
Sound quality is OK, but not spectacular. It is adequate for the spoken voice and non critical ambient sounds. I don't think you would want to shoot video of a concert where the audio quality of the music is important with this camera, for example.
Handheld, I would say the IQ drops a bit. I suspect that is less an artifact of the component quality, so much as it is that of the 'mini-dslr' design of the camera body. I don't think that form factor really lends itself to holding a camera steady for video in the same way that the "tall-skinny" form factor of a traditional "movie" camera has.
Because of this, I think the 3 axis IS of the EM-10, while perfectly adequate for still photography, is probably weaker for video than the 5 axis version. More full disclosure, I've never used 5 axis IS.
Personally, I am happy with the video quality of my E-M10. It is perfectly adequate for the sort of video I am likely to shoot. It is convenient not to have to carry a different camera, and it is far more versatile, and the image quality is higher than the quality ot the typical smartphone video feature. But in truth, I would not buy it for serious video work.
Well I understand that they sell the E-M10 with the EZ kit lens in Europe, so I assume there is some way to electronically zoom the lens from the body, I have never personally used that feature.Th
But my Q is ...any possibility to change focus during recording using shutter button or touchscreen? ...or MF only?
...i think its misunderstandingWell I understand that they sell the E-M10 with the EZ kit lens in Europe, so I assume there is some way to electronically zoom the lens from the body, I have never personally used that feature.