Why isn't OM Systems/Olympus enhancing video capability in the E-M1.3/OM-1 models to match the GH6?

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Why isn't OM Systems/Olympus enhancing video capability in the E-M1.3/OM-1 models to match the GH6?

I'm not sure why OM Systems is letting Panasonic win the video feature war. The AF on the E-M1.2 and 3 and the OM-1 is better than the GH6, IS is better... but video is limited to 4K/30 fps or lower (4K/60 on the OM-1).

Surely upping the video to 4k/60 could be done through firmware, right? Or, even to output it to the HDMI port. And, while they're at it, they need to fix the disabling of the HDMI output when a USB charger is plugged in to the Mark III.

I bought my E-M1.2 for photography, but put it to use during the pandemic, first as a high-end web cam (I am an organizational management consultant) for live video meetings, seminars, and coaching sessions. I then put together a few online seminars using the Mark II as my studio camera. Now, I'm getting into video as a hobby and I want to use it in my business, e.g., make seminars using anamorphic lenses to have a completely different look.

With the Mark II and Mark III, there's not enough of a difference between them and the OM-1 to justify buying it... but there is enough of a video difference to make the GH6 a possibility.

OM Systems, if you're reading this, how about giving us more video capabilities via firmware upgrades... or consider putting out a successor to the Pen-F that has equivalent video capabilities to the GH6.

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