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Spy
19th July 2012, 09:40 PM
I am contemplating buying the M5 and to all intents and purposes, its photography performance appears excellent.

I haven't seen much talk about its video performance though.

Those of you that have the M5 and tried out its video recording, what do you think ?

Is it as good as a camcorder or the infamous Panasonic GH2 ?

jamsa
20th July 2012, 12:33 PM
My only video shortclip was dissapointing as the cameracould not foucs on what I wanted...I may have been at fault though so don't take my experience as proof either way, thanks

Dogcow
21st July 2012, 11:56 AM
You might want to check out this video (http://vimeo.com/46037469) on Vimeo:

Entirely shot with the EM-5


Karel

jamsa
21st July 2012, 04:19 PM
You might want to check out this video (http://vimeo.com/46037469) on Vimeo:

Entirely shot with the EM-5


Karel

Great clip..like its editing and sound...that shows how good it is at video!

CJJE
21st July 2012, 05:05 PM
There's a review of its video capability here:
http://www.eoshd.com/content/8565/olympus-om-d-e-m5-review

Ian
21st July 2012, 05:50 PM
I think the E-M5 video capability is well above average and the new sensor doesn't suffer from rolling shutter 'wobble' syndrome nearly as much as many of its rivals. Whether it's as good as the GH2, which was designed specifically for video, is a matter for debate among video experts :) I understand the data rate for the GH2 is greater, which should mean better ultimate video quality.

Now that I have a computer on the way really capable of video editing (without growing old waiting for it to render) I am looking forward to doing a lot more video making.

Ian

dko22
21st July 2012, 07:43 PM
it's a good and detailed review. What I find particularly interesting is that so many people on Canon forums seem to be coming out and saying the E-M5 is actually better than most Canon cameras at stills and sizeable numbers are jumping ship. Panasonic have more status in the video field but many remember Olympus contribution to film cameras (I owned an OM10 for considerably longer than all my digital cameras put together). And Oly are still innovating. If they can get a few things like codecs sorted out, they could be major players in the video field as well

David

There's a review of its video capability here:
http://www.eoshd.com/content/8565/olympus-om-d-e-m5-review

Spy
21st July 2012, 08:52 PM
It seems to be pretty good at video. Anyone have any experience of its ability to maintain focus on moving objects eg kids sports days or cars racing ?

davidfarquhar
21st July 2012, 10:24 PM
On the last point my experience is poor in c-af, it seems to flick back and forwards every now and then and this is noticeable on video

Overall though I'm happy with it, if I could just remember which way the focus wheel turns then I could try to move focus manually with a moving target