Olympus E M10 User Guide
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Sony PCM- M1. 0 versus Olympus LS- 1. LS- 1. 1This review will compare the merits of the Sony PCM- M1. Olympus LS- 1. 0 and LS- 1. All three are excellent units that will suit those who want a hand- held recorder with the convenience of built- in mics and very good pre- amps. If you never plan on using external mics, there are cheaper options. If you require phantom power for professional microphones, there are larger and more expensive units.
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For details of these options see my previous articles, starting here. But otherwise it is these three models I have chosen to investigate further, on the basis of my previous evaluation. Unlike my previous summary, where I compared devices based on published information and third- party tests, I have the M1. LS- 1. 0 in hand and have used both for some time in the real world. Not having the LS- 1. I will assume it is identical to the LS- 1.
Olympus Build. First, let's have a look at the physical interface. You can click through the image here to view larger versions on my Flickr stream.
Olympus has long been a manufacturers of recorders for voice dictation and business markets. With the LS- 1. 0/1. The device is designed to be easily used in one hand. Controls are well- placed and responsive. There is enough separation between them to ensure they are all easy to find with the thumb. Definitive clicks indicate activation.
A large peak light sits front and centre. The Record button is rimmed with a light that is impossible to miss. It takes one push of the button to go into record standby and a second push to initiate recording. Easy! On the left- hand side is a socket for your headphones, a knurled volume dial that will not turn accidentally and a power slider that you must hold for a second or two to activate.
Sliding this the other way turns on the Hold feature. A well- protected USB socket and SD card slot complete the profile.
On the right- hand side (picture below) we find sockets for line in and microphone, a record level knob and sliders for input sensitivity and low- cut filter. On the bottom is a socket for AC power. On the back is a tripod mount and the speakers. These are useful only to quickly confirm that you have a signal; use headphones to listen properly. On top of the unit, between the microphones, is a socket for a remote control. Sony Build. The Sony PCM- M1. Mini. Disc units of surprisingly high quality some years ago.
This is the third in their line of solid state portable recorders, and is the smallest so far. As you can see from the side- by- side comparison (top photo), the Sony is not as long as the Olympus but more chunky. Though you can hold it in one hand it feels more likely to slip away from you. The circular buttons are recessed and provide good tactile feedback.
They are illuminated in use, which is a slick touch. The line of buttons above these are somewhat clunky to use, as they have no space between them and require a very firm press. Instead of a compass arrangement, Sony has chosen to have three of the round buttons double as navigation controls. To enter record standby one presses the Rec button.
To begin recording, press Play. The pause button will now flash. While this may be similar to how cassette decks used to work, the Olympus system is much simpler, requiring one button and not three. On the left- hand side of the unit lies the line/headphone socket, USB socket (no cover, unfortunately), micro- SD / M2 card slot and AC power socket. Just below these, facing onto the back panel, is a speed control switch and the output volume rocker.
While easy enough to use with the thumb, I prefer a dial, so one has better control and can see the setting. Otherwise one could have the level cranked from listening to the speakers and then plug in headphones - - ouch!
On the left- hand side is a large record level dial, the power/hold switch and a socket for the remote control. I believe Sony includes this with the unit in all markets. I am not fond of the way these controls lie on the bottom edge of the recorder.
The bottom of the unit is home to the speaker. The back also has the battery compartment and tripod socket. The top of the unit has sockets for line in and microphone in. Again, I prefer the LS- 1. The top of the recorder, between the microphones, is the least convenient place for access. I prefer that something infrequently used be here, rather than mic in, which I use all the time.
That said, I see Sony's logic.
Olympus OM- D E- M1. Mark IIPhoto Review. User Rating: 0/1.
This is a camera that beginners can 'grow with'. It has the same 1. True. Pic VII processor as the original model but boasts an improved body design, expanded movie capabilities and similar five- axis stabilisation to the other OM- D models, the flagship E- M1 and recently revised E- M5 Mark II. Price- and feature- wise, however, it is positioned between the E- M1.
E- M5 Mark II. Who's it for? It provides plenty of DSLR- like controls and features in a compact and affordably- priced camera body. Equipped with a proper mode dial as well as twin dial controls for making adjustments to different shooting parameters, it also provides plenty of scope to customise dials and buttons to suit users' requirements. It also offers decent ergonomics and handling and there are plenty of excellent lenses to choose from. However, despite having a nice metal body, unlike the E- M1 and E- M5 Mark II models, the E- M1. Mark II is not weather sealed. And when it comes to video, it doesn't compete with rivals in the Panasonic camp, most of which support 4.
K movie recording. Instead you get. 10. ALL- I. It's slightly larger than the original E- M1. The front panel is almost identical to the E- M1. A solution is available in the ECG- 3 add- on grip, which is purpose- built for the E- M1. Mark II and has an RRP of AU$8.
This makes the easier to identify as well as quicker to adjust. All three are now clustered on the right hand side of the panel. However, the switch in the E- M1. Mark II has an additional role in raising the pop- up flash. The shutter button, while still mounted on the front control dial, is higher and easier to reach and there's been some shuffling of the Function (Fn) buttons. The Fn. 1 button has moved back to sit atop the thumb rest, which has been enlarged to provide a more comfortable and secure grip. On the rear panel, the Playback button has been moved down to replace the on/off switch and the Menu and Info buttons are now level with each other.
Back view of the. The resolution of the EVF has roughly doubled (see below).
Unfortunately, the memory card slot still shares the battery compartment ! Anyone with large fingers or limited dexterity will find it hard to remove the card.
Equally unfortunate is the decision by Olympus to use a different battery from the E- M1. E- M5 (both models) and E- M1 cameras. This can be frustrating for photographers developing a system based around one manufacturer's bodies and lenses and can be a deal breaker for some potential buyers. What's new? Interestingly, the E- M5 Mark II is rated as offering 5.
EV steps of stabilisation, while the E- M1. Mark II is rated at 4. EV of compensation. We covered the 5- axis stabilisation system in our review of the original OM- D E- M5 back in May 2. It also has new optics and coatings for a sharper view with less fringing.
Its eyepoint is lower than the higher- specified cameras (1. E- M5 Mark II and E- M1) but it offers the same dioptre adjustments and covers the entire image frame. The standard Live View preview with depth of field preview lock is supported, along with grid overlays and a level gauge.
Adaptive Brightness Technology provides automatic adjustments to ambient lighting while seven levels of manual settings are also available. With the default settings, the EVF image appears very sharp and quite contrasty in normal outdoor lighting, with colour rendition that is vivid but not over- saturated. In low light levels, brightness is adjusted automatically to an average level of brightness that enables you to see what's in the scene. For those who prefer using optical viewfinders, the new Simulated Optical Viewfinder technology encompasses a greater dynamic range. It includes brightness and white balance corrections to reproduce the view you. This function is disabled by default so it must be switched on in the custom setting (page J. You can assign it to one of the function buttons.
The monitor remains off during the process but acts as a 'track pad' and you can see the AF point move on the EVF's screen as you move your thumb tip. Touch controls on the monitor can be used to change the composition and add accents to colours. The Live Bulb and Live Time functions enable long exposure times that allow users to 'paint' subjects with light from a torch or draw light trails to create pictures. The monitor displays the effects of the light 'painting' as you work, making the process easier.
A few years ago this would be just great: the apparent image size is the same as in the E- 3 or E- 5 SLRs, significantly larger than in most other such cameras, Olympus or not. Still, the E- M1 beats that easily with 2. Well, you cannot expect a camera to match one at twice the price; something has to give. Sorry to say, but the SLR is on its way out.
And yes, you can choose from three various display layouts to suit your taste; nice. There is also an eye- proximity switch activating or disabling the EVF and monitor as needed, depending if your eye (or some other body part) is close to the eyepiece. The logic works just fine in either display toggle position (this is not true for all cameras I've tried; don't take things for granted!). It tilts up and down, but does not swivel to the side. Actually, I prefer this as a simpler and more robust solution, which is also more compact in use.
I found this indispensable. Here is a list of the new camera's features, old and new, with all changes explicitly identified as such. Upgraded (whatever that means) image processing pipeline. I was happy with the sensor performance in the older camera, so I expect this one to deliver as well. Your mileage may differ here. Read this at the (useful an entertaining) Ken Rockwell's site.
When the camera is hooked up to the computer with use of a (proprietary) USB cable, it will be seen as another disk drive, so no special software is needed to move files. Can be set to Auto, with a user- defined top limit.
On the E- M1 I can easily go one notch above that, to ISO 3. For the E- M1. 0 I would expect at least the E- M5 performance, maybe better. In all Olympus cameras I tried this was the most accurate (read: pleasing) method, and omitting it from the E- M1. Some of this noise component is removed at the expense of some detail loss, nothing comes free. Like other Olympus cameras, the E- 1. I usually set Noise Filtering to Off and use the lowest ISO I can get away with.
This is applicable only to exposures of one second or longer, and essential at higher ISO settings. Like some other manufactures, Olympus addresses the issue by taking a dark frame exposure just after the . This works quite well. These are combinations of image processing presets (sharpening, contrast, saturation, tonal curve); each of them can be additionally adjusted and then the user may quickly switch from on such set to another. Why, for crying out loud?
The latter already have their own position on the mode dial, why to pollute the user interface? Luckily, at the expense of thirty or so key presses you can remove them from the Picture Mode sequence (at least you could in the other OM- D cameras, I hope Olympus did not get rid of that option.). Image stabilization: Body- based (sensor- shift) like in all Olympus cameras since the E- 5. This time Olympus reverted to a 3- axis solution (from the 5- axis one used in the E- M5 and E- M1), but I don't think anyone would have noticed the difference. For the E- M5 the claim was up to 4 EV, no big deal. This also remains unchanged. This means that while for the dedicated .
If you plan for using legacy FT glass, you have to go for the E- M1. This will work even for legacy lenses (those with no coupling), except that it would require pressing a dedicated button. It is quite easy to get used to it and live happily without AF (I never though I would say that!). Metering is done by the imager and can use matrix, center- weighted or spot pattern. Shutter- and aperture- priority modes are provided, in addition to a program mode (with an option to auto- adjust ISO as well). Exposure compensation up to .
For example, I'm using a bias of - 1/6 EV for matrix and center- weighted (but not spot) metering in the E- M1 and E- M5. No change from the E- 5.
Olympus managed to put a small flash into the E- M1. OM- D series), and that in spite of reducing the .
It has a guide number of about 8 m (or 2. ISO 2. 00, which is adequate for emergency use. Obviously, a built- in flash unit cannot provide, by design, any decent results, but it can be quite useful as a fill light outdoors, and this is why I'm glad to see this addition.
First, you can switch to the low- or high- speed sequential mode (8 or 3. In the high- speed mode the AF and AE will be performed only before the first frame of the sequence. I don't see a significant difference here. Unfortunately, in the E- M1.
Olympus sticks to the design used in the previous cameras.
Olympus OM- D E- M1. Review . The mid- range, all- metal E- M1. Micro Four Thirds sensor with on- sensor phase- detection auto focus (8.
Supersonic Wave Filter anti- dust technology, a 3- axis sensor- shift image stabiliser and the True. Pic VII processing unit. The Olympus OM- D E- M1. Our expert team has many years experience within the photographic trade with knowledge gained over 4. Many are photographers themselves and enjoy passing their knowledge on.
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E- M5. Unlike that older camera and the flagship E- M1, the new E- M1. There's a rather modestly sized, textured handgrip which is just sufficient enough to be able to still hold the camera nice and steady when shooting handheld, ably assisted by a much more pronounced thumb- grip on the rear. Low light sensitivity stretches all the way up to a pro- like ISO 2.
True. Pic VII processor (which is also used by the flagship E- M1). Unsurprisingly the E- M1. Olympus unique selling point of on- board Art Filters, which are also worth singling out for praise. Interestingly these filters can be applied to Full HD video as well as stills. The E- M1. 0 is the first O- MD camera to feature a proper built- in pop- up flash, rather than the diminutive FL- LM2 unit that was supplied with the EM- 5, a much better solution if this feature is on your must- have list, especially as it supports wireless flash control. The E- M1. 0 has a simpler 3- axis image stabilization system that compensates for camera shake by correcting yaw, pitch and roll, rather than the more sophisticated 5- axis system used by the E- M5 and the E- M1. You can see some examples on the Image Quality page of this new system in action.
Despite the simpler implementation, we still had very few images that suffered from camera shake during the review period. From the front the E- M1. AF assist lamp above interrupting the otherwise featureless faceplate. On top is a vacant flash hotshoe that sits directly above the lens, with a partially recessed shooting mode dial on the left hand- side when viewed from the rear. The coin- like dial has been given a surrounding ridged edge for easier purchase, with the options remaining the same as the E- M5's, being program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, video, scene modes, Art Filters, Photo Story and - the most obviously highlighted of all - i. Auto mode. There are 1. Art Filters in total, with Dramatic Tone and the self explanatory Gentle Sepia working the best for us, the former adding an intensely gritty look as if a photograph has been photo copied and vividly hand coloured.
The Art Filter digital effects are applied at the time of capture which means write speeds are inevitably a couple of seconds longer than for regular images. When shooting using certain filters, such as Diorama or Dramatic Tone, the screen's refresh rate slows, providing a real time preview of how the eventual image may look. Over to the right of the external flash hotshoe are the small- ish shutter release button, with the Olympus OM- D E- M1. Squeeze down halfway on the shutter release and the E- M1. FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) system, the screen almost imperceptibly blurring before snapping back into focus, with the AF point flashing up in green with an accompanying bleep of confirmation. The E- M1. 0 certainly delivers in terms of focusing speed and perhaps more importantly accuracy too, with very few false positives. Take the shot and when shooting RAW and Fine (top quality) JPEG in tandem there's a wait of an acceptable two seconds before the shot is fully committed to the memory card.
Buffer memory is such however that you don't have to wait that long to squeeze off another shot if the opportunity presents itself.
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