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New flagship camera from Olympus - $1,399 body only. Camera has no anti-alaising filter and is said to produce video footage with minimal moire:
http://img.photographyblog.com/reviews/olympus_om_d_e_m1/photos/olympus_om_d_e_m1_01.mov
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They did add a mic jack, and they upped the bit rate to 24mpbs - but it is limited to 30p only. No 24p, 25p, 50p or 60p. Not even 720/60p.

I agree with Andrew Reid at eoshd - this camera is likely another video fail from Olympus - especially when they want $1399 for it.

It's too bad. I had high hopes for this camera - but there's no way it's worth $300 more than the GH3, $250 more than a Nikon D7100 or $200 more than a Canon 70D.
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I bet the APS-C Sony A3000 with 18-55 zoom for $398 takes videos of equal quality as this and with higher quality versions coming soon with both APS-C and full frame sensors . The GH3 is the MFT camera to get for video use.
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It looks like Sony will be giving Olympus some advanced sensors in the next few years.
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I got many new rumors about the Olympus-Sony partnership. Apparently the partnership on the camera front is much more tight than you could think by reading the official press releases. In short:

1) All the best tech from Olympus like the 5 axis stabilization, JPEG engine, lens knowledge are already being implemented in the soon to be announced Sony A and E-mount cameras. We will see them in use on Sony cameras by end 2013 already!

2) Olympus will receive some literally “Amazing” sensors from Sony. 2014 sensor will be improved tech based on today’s sensor tech (with on sensor PDAF for example). From 2015 on completely new kind of sensors will be used that will be more advanced than the sensor tech show recently by the Panasonic-Fuji duo. More about that in a future 43rumors post.

This comes from highly trusted sources. And if all works fine I could give you soem details about the 2015 sensors soon. Stay tuned!
http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-olympus-sony-partnership-more-advanced-then-we-could-think-of-new-sensor-tech-in-2015/
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They did add a mic jack, and they upped the bit rate to 24mpbs - but it is limited to 30p only. No 24p, 25p, 50p or 60p. Not even 720/60p.
I agree with Andrew Reid at eoshd - this camera is likely another video fail from Olympus - especially when they want $1399 for it.
For shooting hand held Youtube videos this EM-1 appears to be superb and better than the Panasonic GH3 Why? 1) Superb video clarity, brightness and sharpness due to no anti-alaising filter. 2) Superb 5 axis image stabilization, 3) No moire when panning, 4) effective continuous auto focus when shooting moving subjects, 5) famous rich looking Olympus colors vs oddball, semi-realistic Panasonic colors 6) Rich audio quality. 7) Small camera size. Review of the EM-1: including it's video capabilities at about the 4 minute, 35 second mark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ND5X8SjSQ
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30p only @ $1400 ? Fail.
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EM-1 to get a firmware update that includes 4K recordings? We'll see. That would be huge. I would hope that the codec would be good enough.
http://www.43rumors.com/ft3-this-is-...mware-upgrade/

Theirs was a rumor saying that Panasonic will be releasing a massive firmware update to the GH4. No further specifics given but something I'd like to see is 10 bit / 422 internal recording. I can imagine Panasonic catching wind of the Olympus firmware and freaked a little. They were probably trying to save that for a GH5.

Again, these are all rumors.
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I saw that, if true then the E-M1 would be such a killer. I would definetelly get one as a C/still/grab cam.
I used to have an E-M5 and loved it, like truly loved it.
The photos and video looked dreamy, the stabilization was the and still is no1 in the world imo and the retro feel didnt hurt either.
Only problem was the low bitrate and that its 30p only.

I will be following this rumor with crossed thumbs.

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I would definately buy shares of Olympus stock if that 4K rumor turned out to be true! Just imagine the implications: you'd be able to shoot 4K video with the stability of Olympus's unique 5-axis MECHANICAL stabilization system using ANY lens.

My guess is that a year from now all the major camera brands will have an affordable 4K model.
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looks like no 4K.
But I would still buy it if it got a better video codec. This would be my still/grab cam and 4K is still just a feature to me. A really cool feature and Im glad I have it but still just a feature that I dont need on all cameras.


http://www.43rumors.com/e-m1-firmwar...-add-4k-video/
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Lol, now its back to 4K again
ft3-new-source-insists-e-m1-will-get-4k-and-discloses-more-details
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I guess it's most likely too good to be true.
http://www.eoshd.com/content/13280/5...t-get-4k-video

On the other hand, someone in the comments linked to this:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/207332069/...Sensor-GH4-EM1
Basically the senor in the GH4 and the EM1 might be similar.

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My guess is that its the same sensor.
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Besides the 5-axis mechanical image stabilization, another major advantage the Olympus OMD's have over the GH4 is very quiet, refined, high quality built in audio. So no external mic is necessary like it is on the GH4 to pick up the sounds of nature, etc. I figure one reason why Olympus does audio so well is that the company has long been in the digital voice recorder market:
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/audi...recorders.html

I do pray Olympus comes out with a 4K model that has 5-axis image stabilization because it would be so nice not having to carry around a bulky 5 pound Benro monopod and Shotgun microphone on trips - especially when traveling by jet. Then on top of those advantages, the Olympus OMD cameras are 30% smaller than the GH4. They can actually fit in a pocket if you take the lens off.
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Besides the 5-axis mechanical image stabilization, another major advantage the Olympus OMD's have over the GH4 is very quiet, refined, high quality built in audio. So no external mic is necessary like it is on the GH4 to pick up the sounds of nature, etc. I figure one reason why Olympus does audio so well is that the company has long been in the digital voice recorder market:
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/audi...recorders.html

I do pray Olympus comes out with a 4K model that has 5-axis image stabilization because it would be so nice not having to carry around a bulky 5 pound Benro monopod and Shotgun microphone on trips - especially when traveling by jet. Then on top of those advantages, the Olympus OMD cameras are 30% smaller than the GH4. They can actually fit in a pocket if you take the lens off.
I haven't shot video with it yet but for stills it is incredible. Colors gorgeous. The stabilizer is amazing.
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No the 4K is on again, whish they would make up their minds.
http://www.43rumors.com/ft4-surprise...rmware-update/
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If the latest list of features in the new EM-1 firmware is correct I will buy one for sure.
But I guess it will end up being a new art filter or something.

FW 2.0 new features:
Higher Bitrate (similar to the GH4, also for the 1080p too)
4K + the usual FullHD, HD recording mode
Slow motion mode at 240fps and 120fps
New codec (Panasonic patent, AVC-I-U)
Framerate control (24p,25p,30p,50p,60p, including the slow motion one)
Updated ColourCreator
FullHD 4:2:2 in MJPEG mode too
Uncompressed HDMI with 4K support
More manual control during recording mode
Better mic control
UHS-2  support (improvement of the UHS support)
Improvement of the Wifi control (including a live control)
A lot of picture improvement and art filter update (composite, etc…)
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So as suspected there was no 4K. Not even any improvement in regular video. As Always such a masive shame since Olympus could be top dog among amateur DSLR shooters with its Amazing IBIS.


Any who, the rumor site released this to explain why they started the rumor.


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