Why I believe Olympus/OMDS is dead/inactive

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Re: Why I believe Olympus/OMDS is dead/inactive

victorav wrote:

Funny Valentine wrote:

Since the launch of Olympus em1.3, the so called flagship camera, Olympus/OMDS hasn't given Apple the RAW support of the em1.3. The software engineering department of Olympus must be completely shut down.

More likely the other way around. Or do you not understand that Apple is not a freely open ecosystem?

It's up to the camera manufacturer to provide Apple with their RAW support protocol, and Apple will gladly include them via firmware update. Sony, Canon, Fuji all seem to be doing it regularly. Olympus also used to do it prior to 2019, as all Olympus models older than the em1.X are supported on Mac and IOS.

So the one to blame here is Olympus, not Apple. We're talking about support for cameras released in 2019, more than a year before the JIP transfer (em5-3 and em1-3). The situation becomes even more absurd when you realise the em5-3 and em1-3 use the same sensor/processors as the em1-2 and em1-X, which are supported on Mac. So providing the RAW support to Apple was an easy task.

In retrospect, that's a good indicator of the level of mayhem and chaos that must have been reigning at Olympus imaging division. End of 2019 and early 2020 coincides with the first rumors popping about Olympus exiting the camera business.

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