Will Olympus finally take video seriously w/ EM-1?

Started Aug 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Advent1sam Veteran Member • Posts: 5,638
Re: It's very clear now: Olympus won't focus on video!

Pixnat2 wrote:

Advent1sam wrote:

Pixnat2 wrote:

SHood wrote:

It doesn't look like Olympus will improve video.


"We are concentrating on priority matters, specifically establishing nice still image quality. This is our priority as a camera manufacturer and our reputation on the market is for still. So, that’s one of the reasons. But there is another matter because even if we go in the direction of video, Panasonic already has really nice MFT cameras for video. We like to show the total possibility of the entire MFT line-up, and if we start to focus on video capabilities, it may be misleading to the market. They may think that MFT is only suitable for video and we don’t want to give that impression."

Great finding, thank you for sharing!

Now all moaners and whiners read this and put in in your head : Olympus has no interest in video. They don't have a Pro Camera video division like Panasonic, so they have zero interest on this market. They put video in their camera because they have to (like Fuji and Pentax), but they won't go in the Panasonic and Sony territory.

They could at least then make a pal version and an ntsc version, or and btw the EM-5 has 720p/60?

They could, but probably won't.

That said, I would be the first happy if they will, but I have zero hope about this

I don't understand their thoughts, its like saying Nikon don't want to give the impression that dslr is only good for video, they also do not have a pro video division. Its just spin and a lack of vision on Oly's behalf. They do know their target audience, you see them daily on this forum! but the majority of people today want the video convenience and its actually slightly sad that Olympus can't go the extra mile and at least add the 25 or 50p options, I dont honestly care about 24p but 25p for a euro camera with the word pro written all over it, seriously? its a bit sad is all I'm saying and Olympus are a strange company for sure, with an even stranger brigade of followers (not all but a high percentage are very old fashioned, conservative purists I guess is what they are, or many people would call them humdrum!)

The best part is : "if we start to focus on video capabilities, it may be misleading to the market"

I completely agree. Despite a vocal minority of whiners who cry everytime there isn't a feature in a camera, Olympus users are still mainly stills shooters with minimal interest in video.

Their goal is to attract CaNikon photographers in the m4/3 system, and given the E-M1 buzz and coverage (despite it's subpar video features...), they could well succeed. And like Terada said, Panasonic has already nice MFT cameras for video.

Want serious video? Buy Panasonic. That's clear once and for all!

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