Olympus E-M1 sleep mode

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Olympus E-M1 sleep mode
Jan 1, 2014

Just a few days ago I received my Olympus E-M1 and have been running it through it's paces. Today I did a walk-around in a local park snapping all sorts of photos. As I did so, I was expecting the camera to go into sleep mode after a minute of inactivity, but it did not do so. This concerns me because I often leave my other camera (a Canon) turned on most of the time when I'm walking around looking for things to shoot. When I got home I verified that the menuu setting for sleep mode was set to one minute. I noted that if I simply set the camera onto a desk, it does sleep after a minute, but yet when I'm holding it it does not (even though I'm not playing with any buttons or anything). Since this is my first Olympus camera, I have no experience as to what is typical. Is there a setting that I'm missing? Could it be that holding the camera close to my chest while I walk constitutes "activity" that keeps the camera from sleeping?

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