View Full Version : Has the Olympus OM-D E-M5 conquered the notorious rolling shutter video jello effect?

Four Thirds User
9th March 2012, 05:30 PM
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MOS-type rolling shutter sensor video wobble has been a headache for video fans using the latest digital cameras for movie making, but Olympus just might have fixed that for the new OM-D E-M5. See our video comparison evidence.

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10th March 2012, 12:55 PM
Someone on YouTube asked if the sample videos were shot with IS on - and I can confirm this is correct.


10th March 2012, 06:05 PM
It has been pointed out that the two clips comparing the E-P3 with the E-M5 have a different field of view - with the E-M5 having a wider view and so a marginal advantage as video wobble gets worse as the focal length increases.

It turns out that the E-P3 video mode crops the sensor, while the E-M5 does not. I didn't make an error with the focal length setting, I just wasn't aware of the sensor crop. But I have re-shot the comparisons and included both IS on and off clips. matching the recorded field of view and added a Panasonic GH2 comparison as well. Quite busy this weekend but will try to edit and upload by the end of tomorrow (Sunday).