Rumor: 4K Video Coming to the E-M1

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From what I gather, we can safely bet our bottom dollar that it ain't
gonna happen. The EM1 quite simply doesn't have the nuts and bolts required for the job.

As an EM1 user I'd be thrilled to see improved codec/bit rate and manual controls to bring the EM1 closer to GX7 standard (my other camera)...as a casual and infrequent video shooter these improvements would be more than enough to keep me happy.
 

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Lol. Par for the course for 43rumours. I've stopped taking anything I read on there seriously. In fact, if I see a thread referencing that site, I generally just ignore the topic altogether and wait for a reliable source to chime in.
 

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Lol. Par for the course for 43rumours. I've stopped taking anything I read on there seriously. In fact, if I see a thread referencing that site, I generally just ignore the topic altogether and wait for a reliable source to chime in.
Yes, I waste far too much time looking at it & am amused at the seriousness some take, while others are commenting & are just there to take the 'mickey' (or p*ss) out of anybody that falls for it. Some overreaction comments are written with total sarcasm but isn't always obvious which then ends up with a string of counter comments (of which I have fallen for & been guilty of too), but of course it was hardly surprising with the last rumour (FT5 rumor) since the initial one was just a wishlist.
 

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Absolutely.

Basically, anything other than FT5 is pointless on there, and anything they have as FT5, I can find on other sources as well (as they're generally just regurgitated press releases, etc), without having to wade through an ocean of FT1-4 "OH MY GOD LOOK WHAT WE'RE GETTING" that'll never actually happen.
 

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What interests me most isn't the possibility of 4k, but the fact that olympus may be giving back to it's customers with a big firmware update. It seems that only Fuji is currently trying to maximize their hardware with firmware updates and it would be nice if olympus does the same thing. It gives the consumer a lot more peace of mind when investing in the hardware.
 

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What interests me most isn't the possibility of 4k, but the fact that olympus may be giving back to it's customers with a big firmware update. It seems that only Fuji is currently trying to maximize their hardware with firmware updates and it would be nice if olympus does the same thing. It gives the consumer a lot more peace of mind when investing in the hardware.
Ricoh has also been good about firmware updates that add new features.

--Ken
 

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FT3 the new source insists 4k is there. I'm hanging on to hope my greatest gripe with this format will be resolved soon. Basically 5-axis IBIS which imo is more magical on video than still images paired with good video capability.
 

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Olympus really needs to do something about its video codec and/or video-processing pipeline though. At similar bitrates, Panasonic video runs circles around Olympus. The 5-axis IBIS sure is nice though for video.
 
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