E-M5III busy while writing to card

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photofan1986 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,598
E-M5III busy while writing to card

I've got a question regarding the E-M5.3. I noticed some annoying behavior, namely that the camera gets "busy" while writing files to the card. This means you cannot change ISO, enter playback mode or change some other settings (not all, interestingly).
My Panasonic G9 doesn't do this, nor does the Sony A7III, the Fuji X-T1 or even the little GM5 (doesn't let me enter playback while writing, but lets me change ISO, drive mode...).

Granted, I am not using a very high performance card in this camera (Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/S, UHS1), but I'm not sure if this would affect the weird behavior.
Also, it has been quite a while since I used the E-M1 (original), but I don't remember the same issue. Anyone can confirm? And what about the EM1.2? Does it behave the same way? I find it really quite annoying in use, as I admit I'm a chimper

Thanks for your input.


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