ianp5a: It's a good thing that CSC makers are offering powerful firmware upgrades. Keep it up Olympus and Fuji etc.
Lots of things to like. Focus Bracketing/Stacking especially. And you can now customise and save the control panel (SCP). (Finally)
Who uses Linux? ;)
This might be useful for musicians perhaps. I do know orchestral situations where they do use displays & maybe this might be an affordable screen for this purpose.
@ianp5a Why doesn't Oly Capture work on your PC? The two models compatible with that program is E-M1 & E-M5 II.
otto k: "Menu Curser Position Memory"
It could be a typo or a slip, but "Menu Curser" is just appropriate for Oly's menu structure...
Funny! :)But really it means it remembers the last place in the Menu you were accessing, just as the E-M5 Mk II does.
LJ - Eljot: This is nice, but nothing realy impotant. Live view hdmi out would have been nice. For a future E-M1 II this would be a nice thing. A second SD-card slot would be nice as well.
Hm, let me think! ...
Oh, yes! Histogram an level gauge at the same time is something many users are missing. Auto expose to the right,..
"Oh, yes! Histogram an level gauge at the same time is something many users are missing. Auto expose to the right,.."
Actually you can, up to a point. By selecting Histogram for the Live Display (screen) & EVF Style 1 or 2 & with Level Half Press to ON, you can have the Histogram on screen & the Level gauge (1/2 only in the EVF) at the same time. The only downside is you have to look at the screen & EVF, but for static scenes that might be useful still,..... maybe. ;)
I believe the SCP reference is for the screen display panel within Olympus Capture, the tethering program & is only for customising the computer display, not making changes to the camera, although it would be nice if it was possible to tailor the SCP in the camera.
fivetonsflax: I wish Olympus would improve the ergonomics of the viewfinder by creating a mode where no data is overlaid on the image area.
I shoot in 3:2, so there's plenty of room outside the frame for shooting data.
This one simple change would mean so much to me.
I wish people would read manuals! ;)
Go to Menu *J & the first setting is for the EVF Style. Either Style 1 (with blue background to data) or Style 2 will do it for you.
Michael Ma: GH3 is long forgotten about. I'd love Log on my GH3. I don't mind paying. 1080p is still useful.
It's probably long forgotten because it is now an old model. ;)
"Enough variety to adjust the sensor on five distinct axes. Not a small feat for a full-frame camera."
Not trying to be pedantic, but I don't believe it to be moving in five directions as such but compensating for those movements on five axis' of the body. That is, I think the sensor would remain in the same plane all the time with just lateral movements (including rotational) to correct for the various camera/lens movements.
LastChance4U: Hey politician!
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Oh dear, I'm a little slow today. :(
I guess it's a bit like subtle body language & not reading it properly, or worse still not taking in the subtle hints from the spouse & coming undone because of it.
I remember years ago when working in the earlier days of computers (in the 80's) someone had produced an image using characters (ASCII art) like the above of a beautiful (nude) woman over several pages of continuous feed paper. It was pretty clever if it was done manually, but then maybe there was a more intelligent program that helped there.
Of course it can be copied easily! I did wink [ ;) ] or maybe I should have been more creative & done the same thing to show 'tongue in cheek'. :) (BTW, that's a smile)
Sangster: This is one of the reasons why I love travelling to Asia.
And a certain part of Asia totally thumbs it's nose at copyright by producing goods deliberately copied from other's designs.
Is that a copyright image? ;)
Pat Cullinan Jr: Like to have some scoop on "pinpoint focusing." Is this just a marketeer's selling phrase, or does it denote a discrete technology?
It means it gets the optional smaller focus point similarly to what the E-M5 got in later firmware as seen here.http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/500/M1158124-s.jpg
Pat Cullinan Jr: You can get it for < $500 on the web. Only always deal with sellers having an approval rating of 99.8% or 99.9%.
It's available for AU$579 with a bonus battery at one place (Cambuy) in Australia. I had mine with me yesterday & am pleased I have bought the camera when it came out as it is such a useful camera to take anywhere with its reasonably bright 10.7 X zoom lens & all the other advanced features (for a compact). It makes a great addition to the rest of my (OM-Ds) kit.
macaddict: Suggesting that better battery life is an important draw to DSLRs seems like quite the stretch. Slipping a fresh battery into the compartment is a minimal inconvenience.
That's true & when a mirrorless camera can use a battery grip (& is still smaller than a DSLR) that uses the grips battery first & then the camera's, it is easy to replace that externally accessible one at a convenient time without the camera suddenly dying on you. Not too much hassle at all.
kgreenhough: I'll start by saying that I made the switch from a Canon full frame outfit to a Fuji X-T1 system about 6 months ago. I truly don't understand the obsession with compartmentalizing everything to do with gear. Do I miss my full frame DSLR sometimes? Yes. Is there anything I'd be uncomfortable shooting on my X-T1? Hell no! For a anyone who needs the reassurance, no camera system is perfect. But feel free to keep your hilarious and irrelevant opinions about which gear is pro, amateur, enthusiast, etc.
"But feel free to keep your hilarious and irrelevant opinions about which gear is pro, amateur, enthusiast, etc."
That level of distinction would only apply to the level of cameras within each system (& brand), but then a true 'Pro' photographer could still produce a 'Pro' level of image from an entry level camera anyhow. ;)
DesmondD: I still haven't found an optical viewfinder that doesn't give me motion sickness. I recently looked through a Sony 7S and had to stop looking through it after 10 seconds. Looking TTG "Through The Glass" is still the best for me.I know not everyone is like that but I'm thankful it's still an option.
"I still haven't found an optical viewfinder that doesn't give me motion sickness." Don't you mean you haven't found an EVF that doesn't.....???
Dennis: I was hoping the new model would come in at 16MP. 80MP is going to be a noise monster and no good trying to take pictures of my daughter playing in the back yard in the evening. And my 5-year old computer would choke on those 80MP files. No sale here, sorry.
@DStudio. I think Dennis was having a big sarcastic shot (joke) here & probably should have added a wink or something at the end, for those that take everything seriously.
toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).
Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.
It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.
To blackcoffee17 I think toni2 means that by using Live View with EVF it uses Contrast Detect-AF which won't have this back or front issue.