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.
This would be a great feature to see potentially. I think this would unlock a lot of functionality when shooting with electronic shutter. Motion artifacts would be gone. Flash sync speeds would be much higher. I would be curious to see how far this tech has come and what creative features Olympus is able to offer with it.
Built-In ND filter
I would LOVE to see a 3-stop ND filter built into the camera and linked to a custom button. My X100 has this, and many video cameras have this. It would allow quick access to a common ND filter size without needing filter holders, etc… It would also allow the fast pro primes to be even more usable in bright light without stopping down. And sometimes that extra 3-stops is great for slowing motion when you don’t want to stop down or bring filter holders. I would love this feature.
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!)
What about yours? Leave a comment below!