43rumors.com has revealed more information on the new upcoming Olympus E-M5:
E-M5 has Super fast AF and “3D tracking” for “moving objects
It is interesting to note that four-thirds.org had the following quote for a while:
“In the future, as this technology continues to evolve, you can look forward to such exciting new features as an ultrafast AF system that predicts the subject’s next action by analyzing the scene based on the status of the human skeleton.”
This all sounds cool and futuristic but will it work well in the real world? What about capturing dogs instead of human? Olympus claims E-M5′s AF will be faster than even Nikon’s D4! Lets see if this translates into better AF performance on moving subjects. Hopefully this isn’t some fancy way of saying we have the facial recognition…
The camera comes with an external GN10 flash called FL-LM2, which is “weather sealed” and can be used as remote trigger (just like E-P3)
This could be disappointing for some, welcomed by others. Some thinks built-in flash is no good for anything so they’d rather not “carry” this with the body all the time while others find it useful as a trigger or a fill-flash. Personally, I’ve never really liked flashes so I’m ok with this decision!
There is a E-M5 Diving box coming this summer (name PT-E08). It goes 45 Meters under water, and you can use the 14-42mm II, 14-42MM IIR or MZD 9-18mm lens. Yuo can also use MF lenses like the Zuiko ED 8mm f/3.5, the ZD 50mm f/2.0. The (exteranl) Flash that comes with the E-M5 can also be used.
I’m sure there will be a small crowd who will be looking forward in bringing this under water. Yours truly isn’t one of them…
The MMF-3 adapter is weather sealed and has a “detachable” tripod mount. There is no info about the focusing speed…
Hopefully, this will be more than just a weather-sealed version of MMF-2 which in turn was just a cosmetically changed version of MMF-1. Faster AF with legacy lenses would be nice but I have a feeling that this will not be the case – I don’t think it is Olympus’ interest to help users continue to use the legacy lenses rather than purchasing the new native m43 lenses.
We will be able to view the IS effect through the new EVF, and the EVF has sensor when you get close to 18mm it turns on (turns on very fast according to OLY), you will also be able to see the shutter speeds and aperture stuff just like the E-5 at the bottom of the EVF
Nothing new here. All Panasonic bodies with EVF had this. Olympus only managed to equal yesterday’s idea/technology in this front.
There will be two more art filters ->Dramtic Version2 and a new Version of a current filter…
I prefer to apply art filters during post processing so this does nothing for me. I know few others who like to tinker around with the art settings on camera so this will make few people happy.
Video format is MOV (MPG4 AVC, H.264). Sound is PCM. They still have the AVI (motion JPG), still not sure if the E-M5 can record at 60p, let’s also cross our fingers on this one.
Nice. Will this MOV format still have a limitation of the length of the video regardless of the capacity of the card? Lets hope they removed this, just as Panasonic’s.
The two extra Fn buttons on the horizontal battery grip can be set for different functions other than the one on you have on the camera. The battery grip uses the same kind of battery of the E-M5. It’a new battery with 1220 mA! The grip can connect to an AC adapter.
I’m personally not really into battery grips – the main reason for moving into m43 system in the first place was to reduce the size and weight. When they say “new battery”, hopefully this means the same format, just bigger capacity. Last thing we need is yet another battery format incompatible with other Olympus bodies.
The FL-600R flash is a GN50 flash with much faster recover than the current FL-36R or FL-50R. It also has an extra LED light for “recording mode”, it can also fire short flashes to help focusing in low light“
Flash-fans will be happy to hear about this.
Other questions – will the EVF be tiltable?