E-M1 Video Specs - Everyone loses

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kim Letkeman
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Re: Competitive video capability, please
In reply to Bluephotons, Sep 4, 2013

Bluephotons wrote:

I think I read somewhere that the reason why Olympus went the way of the IBIS, instead of In the Lens was to use the RD in their endoscopic technology. Without being a doctor, one would assume that Oly have better video technologies already, IMHO.

For hand held shooting with primes, definitely. Mom and pop should be using the E-M5 or the E-M1 for sure ... but remember that the bodies that mom and pop can actually afford have rather crappy video on the whole ... wobbly is written quite often. Oly definitely has that a bit backwards.

But when you are in the field doing serious shooting with a moving camera, you are probably on a stable platform or on a hand held stabilizer, so IBIS is far less relevant in such cases. Of course, indie guys could probably make use of it for low budget affairs.

What never becomes irrelevant is higher bit rates for both video and audio. And configurations that capture motion with minimal compression and artifacts as the high bit rate patches for the many Panny bodies seem to do rather well ...

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