Deep learning AF

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epozar Senior Member • Posts: 1,265
Deep learning AF

Now that Canon also has this feature in two latest cameras I wonder what Olympus is waiting with an E-M1.3 firmware.
This camera is certainly capable of that??

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magnesus3 Contributing Member • Posts: 612
Re: Deep learning AF

Almost certainly the team that developed detecting trains with AI no longer works for Olympus, fired a years or so ago most likely. It explains why they got stuck at only trains and never updated that part of the firmware.

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Seems like Olympus is waiting for the 150-400/4.5 lens announcement this winter.  At least last week they announced that both the lens and FW is coming in winter.

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TorsteinH Senior Member • Posts: 1,271
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They have announced AI for birds on the E-M1X so I guess there a few of them at Olympus still....

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Gary from Seattle Veteran Member • Posts: 4,764
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TorsteinH wrote:

They have announced AI for birds on the E-M1X so I guess there a few of them at Olympus still....

It's probably just a difficult thing to program and get right. No surprise there.

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whumber Veteran Member • Posts: 3,290
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Gary from Seattle wrote:

TorsteinH wrote:

They have announced AI for birds on the E-M1X so I guess there a few of them at Olympus still....

It's probably just a difficult thing to program and get right. No surprise there.

I doubt there's all that much programming involved at this point other than potentially building some infrastructure to allow users to swap subject libraries in and out. Most of the work will be using the existing system to train new neural networks for different subject types, much of that can be mechanical turk type work or with existing training sets.

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glassoholic Veteran Member • Posts: 5,541
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Olympus has always suggested caviar, but produced fish eggs, re AF... Going back throughout their AF history in cameras. Not bad, but not what you hoped for. They also have always been a couple generations behind the best competitors. I suspect, if Olympus had continued, we would have got todays Canon AI BIF in about 5 years, so don't hold your breath for EM1.3 and X FW updates, if they even come. Used today, I get enough keepers to make a hacker like me happy, certainly a big jump up from my old EM1.1, but the X was never the game changer I hoped for... except for their existing AI modes that are very good. The promised FW update might prove me wrong, but unlikely... Planes, trains and automobiles are lot different to birds. Pelicans I can already get 95% keeper rate... let's see what even Canon can do with swallows!

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