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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Re: EM1 WiFi Controller App

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Thanks guys, but now I am thoroughly confused. Give me time to digest this info:-)
If you are connected to the internet via WiFi it is usually free either via your home broadband or a free WiFi service in shops and restaurants etc. (found out this week you can get free WiFi on Essex First Bus ).

If you are connected to the internet via your mobile phone network you will incur charges for data usage.

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Re: EM1 WiFi Controller App

Maybe a picture will help. Your home network looks something like this (from https://www.lifewire.com/home-networ...rams-4064053):



Devices on your home network connect to your wireless router via an Ethernet cable or WiFi. The router passes requests for web pages, email etc. via the broadband modem (ADSL or cable). The router remembers the requests made by each device and routes the various responses back to the requesting device. That's how you can have different computers in your house looking at different websites. If you don't have a WiFi or Ethernet connection, you're using you mobile provider's data network to access the internet (and using your data allowance).

When you connect to your camera, it takes the role of the wireless router but only two devices are allowed to connect. The camera and your smart phone. There is no broadband modem connected to the router, so no internet access. The phones I've used assume a WiFi connection means internet access so they make no effort to use the mobile data network so you cannot access the web, email etc. while connected to your camera.
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Re: EM1 WiFi Controller App

Yes when linked to the camera you are using the network containing your app and the camera. The internet is not required you log on to the camera named WiFi connection.
I usually find I have to disable normal internet WiFi connections as they can have a stronger signal than the camera WiFi connection.

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