New E-M1 Firmware?

zulfur666

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Anyone know when the new E-M1 firmware will be announced and what it entails? Saw some rumors on the 43 rumors site but wonder....
 

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Holey crap .. they list tethering as a possible part of the upcoming Firmware..
that would be amazing and make it the 1st µ4/3 camera with that capability.
 

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Here's a list of a few things that are reported to be coming to the E-M1 in a firmware update prior to Photokina.

- new art filters,
- faster EVF refresh rate,
- you don’t lose magnify mode when you focus, same with peaking,
- art filters and peaking get BIG evf refresh rate update.
- tethering.
- Live Composite
Also from a poster 'O' (presumable someone from within or privvy to info from within)

O
One other interesting new feature that your source didn't tell you...
And

O
2 control dials will be used for this.
New software.
Forget about those Ks though.
Ks meaning the wish for 4K video.

From the new Art Filters, Vintage 1, 2 & 3 (& with Effects) found in the E-PL7, I can assume, will be in the E-M1 update & also Partial Color Art Filter which contains PARTIAL COLOR TYPE 1, 2 & 3 which will use two dials to adjust as it does for the Colour Wheel, so I assume that is what O is refereing to. You can see how these look with Robin Wong's review of the E-PL7 or see the Olympus video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbXOyep1mSQ

I will like the Live Composite from the E-M10 & many will like the Tethering. The new software I wonder about though. Could it be like the old Oly Studio where it had to be purchased? I guess we'll find out in due course (within two weeks).
 

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What does that mean? You can browse the camera images already from any device with wifi.
Tethering typically allows you to shoot with the camera while mirroring the output in realtime to another device (tablet/PC etc). This is similar but subtly different than the OI.Share that allows you to shoot with the tablet.
 

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So much speculation about the coming firmware update. The 4K dreams have been dismissed, but the remaining suggestions sound more likely - especially now the E-PL7 has been announced - and also extend the utility of the E-M1 for creative photography.:cool:

No doubt some here will condemn the new Art Filters, although I know a couple of local Olympus users who want to try the vintage filters. Even if you think those effects belong on compacts and phones, there is still plenty to interest the serious photographer.

Whether or not I am a serious photographer, I'm looking forward to my ne​w E-M1.:thumbup:
 

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Amazing!

Thanks.
It's cool. Haven't gotten to use it as much I would like to (learning how to be any good with jsut "normal" methods first), but here's an experiment I shot earlier this summer, Lightning Bugs in front of an abandoned cabin close to here.

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I wish I had gotten around to doing better, more quality scenes before they stopped coming around for this summer. I was more just experimenting with the cool new feature--kicking myself for not scouting out better locations.
 

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It's cool. Haven't gotten to use it as much I would like to (learning how to be any good with jsut "normal" methods first), but here's an experiment I shot earlier this summer, Lightning Bugs in front of an abandoned cabin close to here.

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I wish I had gotten around to doing better, more quality scenes before they stopped coming around for this summer. I was more just experimenting with the cool new feature--kicking myself for not scouting out better locations.
That looks really cool. Nicely done for not having used it much.
 

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Thanks. It's pretty easy to do once you get the basics down. It just takes time, and some essential equipment: Tripod, shutter remote, and--most important piece of gear--BUG SPRAY!
 

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A bit more that will be nice in the firmware.

According to one trusted source the E-M1 firmware upgrade will also add the new “Keystoning” feature:

“Keystoning will allow you to fix the distortion you see in architectural images. So buildings won’t “lean”…but the cool thing is you fix it in LIVE VIEW! You can see it as you fix it! Who needs a tilt shift lens? Olympus innovation is incredible.”
 

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I guess only of interest to JPEG shooters. Personally I could do without these gimmicks, but if it helps them sell more cameras, why not.
That can be a narrow way of looking at it Paul. If you have to use keystone adjustment in post software, then the image will be cropped & hopefully you've left enough for cropping when you took the photo. This way you do it in camera & still save RAW (& JPEG) knowing you've already tried it in Live View & you can also do post editing in other software with confidence. This can be applied to any of the art filters & various settings etc too.
 
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