These are my main requests after really spending time with Olympus cameras. I would love t see them integrated. Especially at a pro level. Come on Olympus…
Feel free to leave a comment with your most desired request. And maybe we can try to keep comments realistic, without trolling, negativity, and being ridiculous. No…Olympus won’t be releasing a 7-150 F/0.75 Pro zoom that is the size of a 25mm prime and weighs less at the same time. Not until new physics is discovered at least.
Battery Indicator Percentage Fix
I am convinced after using the E-M1 for several years, and now the E-M1mkiI since release that Olympus needs to fix this asap. The battery indicator starts flashing red warning of a “low-battery” at 30%. From there you can no longer see the percentage left. This is way too early. Especially with such great batteries. That is disabling me from managing 30% of my power left. Why can’t I judge when it’s time to change? Or why not give us the option? Say an option to change from 30% down to 15% or 10%. When I am tethered, the Olympus Capture software shows the battery life all the way to empty. If I have two batteries during a shoot, and I take them both out at 30% when the light comes on, that is 60% of a charge between them…which is like an additional 700 shots. Did I really need a battery change? The problem is once I see the blinking, rarely will I remember if it just started or is it really down to a low level? I have decided this is one of the biggest flaws on the E-M1mkII. Even the MkI allowed us to change at what point the battery warning came on. Please Olympus, bring this feature back.
We need an exposure warning mode in video. Even if zebras don’t get added, why not the highlight warning that is already built into the camera? Olympus already allows us to indicate over and under exposed areas as blue or orange and dictate at what point on the scale they are introduced. Why is this disabled in video mode??? I actually enjoy using this camera for video. I currently have to go back into manual mode to gauge hot spots and then return to video. Why not just enable this in video mode???
Self-Timer Before HDR
Why can we not set a self timer or pre-shutter delay when shooting HDR? We get locked to high-speed shutter. High speed shutter is fine. I prefer it even, since it makes handheld HDR brackets more consistent. However…when Im on a tripod i’de like to be able to have the camera fire AFTER a delay…and not while my finger is still pushing on the camera and creating vibration. A cable release helps as it gets your finger away from the camera, and the OI Share app has a remote release function, but what if I have neither of those with me. Especially when I do panoramas and 360-degree shots. The downward facing shot especially. I would really love to see this implemented. It makes no sense since there is a pre-shutter delay in EVERY OTHER MODE. Even Hi-Res has a pre-shutter delay! Come on Olympus!
I would love to have a custom menu that is user set. So basically a 10-slot menu where each slot is user selectable. You would select a slot and then run through any of the custom options available in the entire menu system and make a selection. That option would now appear in your custom quick access menu. This would allow a user to collect their 10 most frequently used custom options in a quick access location. I actually like the Olympus menu layout, and to me it makes sense based on such depth. This would make the cameras even faster to use.
No-Delay Setting Changes
After use, yes the E-M1mkII is faster than the previous model, but it would be nice to see menus get quicker still.
Second, when you are in ISO, you need to exit out before you can call up AF or HDR settings or some other function. This needs to be REMOVED. We need to be able to switch straight from one adjustment to the next, and with no delay. If Olympus can process insane hi-res shots and focus stacking together in camera…i know they can switch menus without delay.
Video recording and dual card compatibility
When you are in video mode you can only choose data to be recorded to slot 1 or 2. You no longer have any of the dual card options for redundancy or backup. It would be great to have this. Even a mirroring option that happens after recording has stopped. I assume this was done since only slot 1 can handle the fastest cards…but why not at least have a way to get backups happening automatically? (this dual card issue was pointed out by a reader! Thanks Gummi!)
Items requested that were fixed.
Save All Settings
Released with the E-M1 mkII! Done from the camera updater software.
Released with the E-M1 mkII! Thanks Olympus! Custom sets are user savable and loadable through the camera updating software.
What about yours? Leave a comment below!