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TCSTV Olympus OMD E-M1 Field Test Video

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by TCSJordan, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. TCSJordan

    TCSJordan SC Regular

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    Oct 22, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    I had the very cool chance to do a full video review of the new Olympus E-M1 before its announcement. I can finally post the video of that shoot:

    Olympus OMD E-M1 Hands-On Field Test - YouTube

    I'd love to hear your thoughts, let me know if you have any questions!

    Jordan @ TCSTV
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Urgh. Video not working!
     
  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I was just able to watch it, although the sound seemed to be playing up a little for me. And yes, the E-M1 did have to go and be abso-friggin-spankingly-pee-your-pants-lutely awesome now, didn't it.
     
  4. TCSJordan

    TCSJordan SC Regular

    92
    Oct 22, 2011
    What do you mean by 'Playing up'? I'd like to fix the issue before the video hits a wide audience.
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I'll be the first one to complain about the EM1.

    Why does Olympus HATE the metering function so much that it does NOT allow metering to be assigned to ANY customizable button in ANY of its cameras!?!? WHY??
     
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Ah, I can't guarantee that I'm not having hardware/wifi issues whilst sitting in a hotel room in Chile watching it on a netbook computer with headphones so I don't wake up my wife. I was struggling to get enough volume even with it turned all the way up.
     
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Also, love, love, love that the lock on the E-M1's mode dial can be deactivated. Ricoh, do you see this? :smile:
     
  8. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Do you use it that often? I'm definitely not a fan of Olympus ergonomics, but I think their execution of spot + AE-L is brilliant, even if they borrowed it from Canon's book :)
     
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Video works for me now! Thanks for the great review.
     
  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Yeah, I actually do use it. I just don't get the rationale. We can literally assign just about anything to the FN buttons, EXCEPT metering.
     
  11. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I think that I've just become accustomed to relying on the accuracy of the exposure of the live
    view image and the highlight/shadow blinkies. My quick access metering adjustment is the exposure compensation dial :smile:. The arbitrary choice of what can and can't be assigned through function buttons is a bit annoying of most brands of camera that I know of actually.
     
  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Thankfully, the latest m4/3 cameras are pretty good with showing exposure preview. I recall having a hard time with the GH2 in the past.
     
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    WOW, I stand corrected. Sort of. There's a actually a fixed metering button on the left dial! Woohoo!!! I better line-up for the EM1 now!
     
  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The video is great. The camera also looks great. If I hadn't left the m43 system, I would be $2,000 in the hole with that new body and the new lens. Yikes!
     
  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Not too late to come back. I have a silver EM5 that you might like!
     
  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Any more than three and people will start to talk.