Sometimes the rumour mill is just so outrageous. I am not talking about the site admins (don’t shoot the messenger) but rather some of the sources who feed absolutely made up information. You may have heard the rumours of the Olympus E-M1 getting a 4K video firmware update, but 4K video on the E-M1 is a technical impossibility and here’s why…
What’s the ultimate cross-breed camera of 2014? If we take all the strong points of the manufacturers and put them in one camera, what do we get?
- Full frame sensor from the Sony A7S
- 4K internal codec from the Panasonic GH4
- Big EVF from Fuji and their lovely X-T1
- 5 axis in-body stabilisation from Olympus (working for video with any lens)
- Cine lenses by Sigma – their 35mm F1.4 and 50mm F1.4 are that good
- Bundled grading / editing software from Blackmagic – Resolve 11
- Ergonomic styling by Fuji
I’m very sorry but I couldn’t think of a single class leading technology that Canon and Nikon have brought to the market in the last few years to complete my dream camera!
Featuring original music by HERDWHITE – “I Already Know What For”.
The E-M1 is a real surprise for a video.
For this review I decided to set myself a challenge with a musician friend, where we’d shoot a music video ‘Dogme 95’ style.
- Entirely handheld with the Olympus 5 axis stabliser
- Very basic lights (iPhone torch and a flame)
- Maximum of 2 shooting days
In the process I learned a lot about what makes the E-M1 such an effective camera for filmmakers.
Let’s take a look at the two current flagship Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The results may surprise you.
Ever wondered if those sensor AF pixels or “sensels” can show up in your images?
I’m just fresh from shooting a music video with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. I love this camera for professional video. Really love it… The 5 axis stabiliser is unique on the market and no other interchangeable lens camera can do what the E-M5 can do with Micro Four Thirds lens, that stabiliser and no rig, even a tripod.
It’s unfortunate however in that the camera has a very unusual bug…
Olympus have announced a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1 which goes head to head with the GH3 but without any of Panasonic’s focus on video. The camera offers only one frame rate at all resolutions – 30p.