deep7: On the one hand, good on ya Olympus for doing this.
On the other hand, Grrr! I would have preferred an EM5 but just got the much more expensive EM1 simply for the smaller focus points (vital when photographing small birds in trees). I'm not made of money so, um, Grrr! Ah well, the EM1 is still a nice enough camera...
On E-M5 try Custom Menu J, setting 'Frame Rate' to 'Highthen autofocus will be much more faster
SeeRoy: Updated. Update installed. Focus box size unchanged. What am I missing?Also I noticed that the updater's dialog contains the phrase "Unable to install updates when more than one lens is attached...". WTF?OK, needs SCP/info/ arrow keys.
Use Super Control Panel, AF Area, button INFO, UP/DOWN buttons :-)
fpink3: I just installed this firmware update (2.0) on my EM-5. It took 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete! This is absurd. There is no warning it may take this long. Firmware updates on my other cameras use a file on the flash memory card and take seconds. or at the most a few minutes. This slow Olympus speed is not a limitation of my computer speed or internet speed. This is simply a very poor choice of update system on the part of Olympus. I'm guessing Olympus was simply getting too many users accessing their servers at once. I LOVE the camera, but I don't like spending an hour waiting to find out if Olympus has just convinced me to turn my camera into a brick because of a botched firmware update.
Update to 2.0 took me ~5 minutes as other previous updates so probably there could be an issue with your internet connectivity, network setup or computer itself, sorry :-).
Vlastik: Small focus points are good but it was possible very simply even before...just try it, Menu B/Button Function/3rd row (video recording button)/Magnify...
Then pressing recording button you could get smaller focus point, if not so small press recording button again and set magnify to 14x. Next time you do not ned it change it will be remembered.
Sure not the same but very similar and I used it before update (and also on other PEN cameras) of course now it's better :-)
Small focus points are good but it was possible very simply even before...just try it, Menu B/Button Function/3rd row (video recording button)/Magnify...
Rocky ID Olympian: @Pal2012
"Focusing? Really? The OM-D cant handle focussing on kids playing, sports nor any other demanding situation.
Give me a break."
"Total BS get a clue or get your eyes checked."
Geezz, you do talk like a God of photography.
Your photos in you gallery are not as big as your head nor your mouth. You have no photos of kids playing, you have some lousy car racing shots.
Its a free to talk forum, but at least back your mouth with equal works of photos.
Focusing, really good also for moving subjects and kids especially when FPS is on (High frame rate)
I like my OM-D because excellent quality/price and SMALL... I have really small bag with the body+ 14-150mm, 45mm/1.8, 60mm/2.8 and 9-18mm ... and of course design!
SeeRoy: Call me stupid but the link for the updater for the 12-50 lens takes me to the same page as the E-M5 updater - only cameras are listed. Anyone got an explanation?BTW does the update reset everything to defaults? (noooo, please....)
Setings is not reseted...
I hope they will decrease that price and comparing Nikon 85 ... we will see but looking to that
I believe that Oly would be much better :-)
Ivanaker: I just cant understand the pricing of m43, or any mirrorless gear, it is way to much.75 f/1.8 - $899.99om-d - $1,299.00
on the other handnikon d7000 - $1,199.00very new 85 f1.8 - $499.00
And that lens is an investment as you can venture to FX format with it.
Im glad m43 exists, some nice cameras and lenses from them, and they are pushing tech forward, and forcing Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax.... to make even better DSLR. But i cant see how anyone can choose om-d + 75 1.8 when for the same money you can get d7000, 85 1.8(FX), 50 1.8(FX) and 35 1.8(DX).And im not going even to venture into benefits of one system or another, ill give you that m43 is smaller.
Nikon 85 is not so excellent as I would expect ... just compare that
Of course $900 is really a lot so we will see may be later they will decrease price...
surfsnow: I found this behavior on "Auto" mode.When I set the Noise Filter to OFF under Auto Mode, seems like the setting will back to "Standard" if I switch to P mode and back to "Auto".Seems like the setting didn't really save.Any idea?
It's not saved just for iAuto. It works well in case of P/S/A/M. For iAuto all setting is always set to defaults values ... Feature or bug? I'm not using iAuto so dont care so much...
airedalemd: Thank you for the review, BUT, no one has tested this with existing Olympus lenses. I've tried to sell my E-620 and $4K in lenses because I didn't think Olympus was going to advance. I took my Olympus lenses to the store to try with the OM-D and it seemed slow to AF. Has anyone done this? I need to know so I can divest of Olympus and cross over to Sony (?) or Nikon. Thanks for any help.
I have E-PL1 and tested some 4/3 lenses, all of them too slow so I sold adapter and only chance is in my opinion use Micro4/3. I have now 9-18, 14-150 and 45 and really impressed with OM-D. I've downloaded full manual from olympus web and no issues with any settings. Also help in camera sometimes helps...